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In Theaters: If You Want To See 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' You'll Need To Call 'The Sitter' For Your 'Young Adult' (Just Don't Stay Out Until 'New Year's Eve')

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • December 9, 2011 4:28 PM
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This is what I'm talking about! This is the kind of weekend we deserve in December. Some buzzed about prestige pieces, comedies for adults of the slapstick and dark variety, and one giant overstuffed blimp of star exploitation for people who don't actually like movies.

Jason Reitman Says He Wouldn’t Have Made ‘Young Adult’ Without Charlize Theron

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 6, 2011 3:00 PM
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Director Jason Reitman has been riding high ever since his directorial debut in 2005, “Thank You For Smoking.” That picture brought him critical acclaim, and soon after he would become the director of two heavily Oscar-nominated films. 2008’s “Juno” earned itself four Oscar nominations including Best Picture, and “Up In The Air,” arguably his most mature effort to date, scored itself six Academy Award nods including Best Director and Best Picture. Not too shabby for a guy who was all of 32-years-old at the time.

Diablo Cody Talks the Inspiration for 'Young Adult,' Working With Jason Reitman & Preparing For 'Lamb Of God'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 6, 2011 1:05 PM
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Writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman are quite the pair. After teaming on the beloved small-scale dramatic comedy (or comedic drama?) "Juno," which won the first-time writer Cody an Academy Award, they collaborated on teen horror romp "Jennifer's Body," a Cody script that Reitman produced. They are back together again on the darkly tinged comedy "Young Adult," opening this week in limited release before going wide next week. In "Young Adult" the unstoppably sexy Charlize Theron gets considerably uglier (inside if not out) as a young adult novelist named Mavis who returns to her hometown to woo her former high school flame. It's funny, occasionally quite difficult stuff, and is made all the more special by Cody's oddly heartfelt portrait of longing and obsession. We got to talk to Diablo Cody about the inspiration for the script, her own directorial effort, and her nervousness about bringing a character like Mavis to the multiplexes.

Diablo Cody Says 'Sweet Valley High' Movie Will Be "Hard R" & More From The Writer, Director & Stars Of 'Young Adult'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 5, 2011 2:32 PM
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Review: Charlize Theron Shines In The Unflinchingly Funny & Painful 'Young Adult'

  • By William Goss
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  • December 5, 2011 10:59 AM
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Watch: Charlize Theron Gets Nasty In Three New Clips from 'Young Adult'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 2, 2011 1:25 PM
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There is one undeniable truth about Jason Reitman's upcoming "Young Adult," and that is Charlize Theron is god damn unstoppable. As a ghost writer for a young adult series of books that closely resemble "Sweet Valley High," she is bitter, depressed, delusional, and obsessive. And you cannot help but love her. Paramount has just released three new clips from the movie, which opens in limited release next week before expanding the week after, and the clips truly capture the toxic/tart nature of the movie (and the utter brilliance of Theron's performance). You can watch all three below.

Jason Reitman Confirms 'Labor Day' As His Next Film & Says Ending Of 'Young Adult' Made Him Want To Make It

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 1, 2011 10:03 AM
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Watch: Red Band TV Spot For 'Young Adult' Promises A Damn Entertaining Performance From Charlize Theron

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 29, 2011 9:24 AM
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After turning his back on his usual fall festival unveilings which worked so well for him with his first three films, Jason Reitman is set to finally unleash "Young Adult" on the world next week and we, for one, can't wait. Whetting our appetities now though, is the release of a red band TV spot which seemingly provides a little more insight into the twisted mind of Charlize Theron's protagonist, Mavis Gary. 

Charlize Theron Says 'Fury Road' Delays Nearly Kept Her Out Of 'Young Adult'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 21, 2011 3:20 PM
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Exclusive: Jason Reitman Talks Casting ‘Labor Day’; Hopes To Do Make Dark Ninja Film ‘Bonzai Shadowhands’ One Day

  • By The Playlist
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  • November 21, 2011 12:41 PM
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