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Cool Japanese Poster For 'Young Adult' & New Pics From The Film

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 21, 2011 11:22 AM
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Paramount Pictures has been pretty savvy in their promotional push for “Young Adult.” They learned a lesson from the hard to maintain early heat of Jason Reitman’s last film “Up In The Air,” and avoided the festival circuit, favoring pop up screenings in fairly random cities, with Reitman, screenwriter Diablo Cody, and co-star Patton Oswalt taking part in post-screening Q&As. The low-key strategy worked last year, with Paramount taking home two Oscars for “The Fighter,” another film that also avoided the festival circuit in favor of a later season release.

Watch: Charlize Theron Books A Hotel Room In Clip From 'Young Adult'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2011 11:20 AM
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Being bad seems to be a good fit for Charlize Theron. She got an Oscar for it thanks to her turn in "Monster," she looked impressive as the Evil Queen in the first trailer for "Snow White And The Huntsman" and her performance as the prickly Mavis Gary in Jason Reitman's "Young Adult" may have her headed back to the Kodak Theater in February.

New Poster & Image Of 'Young Adult' Showcases The Female Side Of Grown-Up Arrested Development

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 15, 2011 5:43 PM
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"Everyone gets old. Not everyone grows up." Amen. And welcome to the new tagline for Jason Reitman's "Young Adult," his follow-up feature to "Up In The Air," and his second collaboration with "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody. By all accounts, "Young Adult" and its ugly and unapologetic script and characters are going to be one difficult pill to swallow for audiences. The New York Times calls Charlize Theron's self-involved lead character in the film one of the most unlikable protagonists in recent memory,  our recent review out of Austin called the film, "uflinchingly funny and painful" and when Cody recently described the film she said succintly, "assholes don't change."

Watch: 3 New Clips From Jason Reitman & Diablo Cody's 'Young Adult'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • November 13, 2011 12:28 PM
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Despite whatever anti-"Juno" sentiments have cropped up over the last few years, most of us here at The Playlist are still pretty excited about the latest Diablo Cody penned Jason Reitman directed film, "Young Adult." The dark comedy stars Charlize Theron as Mavis Gary, "the girl you hated in high school," and has been picking up solid reviews after a series of secret pop-up screenings across the country. Our reviewer managed to catch one and called it "unflinchingly funny." From the draft of the script we read last year, it's not going to be easy material for mainstream audiences to swallow, with Cody herself saying it had "elements of humor, but it's pretty serious and fucked up."

Review: Charlize Theron Shines In The Unflinchingly Funny & Painful 'Young Adult'

  • By William Goss
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  • November 8, 2011 8:40 AM
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"Assholes Don't Actually Change": Jason Reitman & Diablo Cody Discuss The Ugliness Of 'Young Adult'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 27, 2011 5:17 AM
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Director, Writer & Comedian Patton Oswalt Discuss Black Dramedy At Secret Pop-Up Screening In ChicagoParamount's 2010 Oscar strategy worked in spades: avoid the early fall circuit, keep things hidden until the last minute (December release) and keep them anticipating. This approach garnered "True Grit" ten Oscar nominations and a massive $250 million worldwide gross, and seven nominations and $129 million worldwide cume for "The Fighter." Not too shabby at all. For Jason Reitman's "Young Adult," Paramount seems to be employing a slightly similar tactic.

First Review Of Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult': Edgy, Subversive, Think "Juno's Wicked Step-Sister"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 21, 2011 7:28 AM
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While it circumvented the traditional fall film festival route, as you've probably heard by now, Jason Reitman and Paramount have been hosting "pop-up screenings" of the "Up In The Air" director's latest film, "Young Adult." The first screening was held in Toronto, Canada, and the second screening this week took place in Minneapolis; perfect considering the setting of this new film is small-town Minnesota.

Watch: Charlize Theron Is The Girl You Hated In High School In The First Trailer For 'Young Adult'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2011 5:54 AM
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Update: /Film have a slightly raunchier version of the trailer. Watch below.

Post-Fall Film Festival Season: Five Movies We're Still Eagerly Awaiting

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 19, 2011 4:22 AM
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And Five We're Worried About/DreadingWith the Toronto International Film Festival now over, the dust is beginning to settle on 2011 and we're moving into the final stage of the fall movie season. Many, if not most, of autumn's Oscar season big hitters have now been revealed, leaving principally commercial fare, and a few prestige-y films that are rushing towards completion. As ever, the benefits of opening your Christmas presents early is a mixed bag; it means that we're able to firmly recommend some big fall films, movies like "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "Shame" and "We Need To Talk About Kevin." It means we can also tell you to be wary of the likes of "W.E." and "Butter."

Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult' Gets A Fantastic First Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 6, 2011 2:53 AM
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While his previous efforts "Up In The Air" and "Juno" were boosted by early appearances on the fall film festival circuit, this year, Jason Reitman is choosing to keep things under wraps until much later in the season and there are a couple reasons for that. Firstly, sustaining early hype can be a challenge and while many pegged "Up In The Air" as a Best Picture winner after it wooed crowds at TIFF, that talk had deflated by time the end of the year had rolled around. Secondly, compared to 'Air' or "Juno," Reitman's "Young Adult" is a much darker, more prickly affair, for proof of which you need to look no further than new poster debuted at THR which shows an illustrated Charlize Theron passed out with a 40oz bottle in hand.

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