BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Jason Reitman and Patton Oswalt took some time out during a sneak screening of Young Adult to create a public service announcement, which spoofs an Alamo Drafthouse video discouraging texting in their theater, a habit many movie-goers likely despise, if they aren’t among those who do it.
Jason Reitman’s Young Adult heads into theaters this weekend. If you read Katey’s review of the film then you know she had good things to say about it, particularly the relationship between Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt’s characters Matt and Mavis. The clip we have to show you shows us the (re)introduction of the two characters when Mavis returns to town and meets Matt in a bar.
Not that many people saw Big Fan, which means that this weekend's release of Young Adult may be the first opportunity for a lot of people to see how well Oswalt can build a character who's not too far removed from subjects he'd bring up in his standup, but also a fully developed and eventually heartbreaking character on his own
Ah, Diablo Cody. She's been an Academy Award-winning writer courtesy of Juno, the movie that turned her into Hollywood "It Girl" of the moment. She's been the subject of inevitable backlash over the mediocre -- but not nearly as awful as many insisted -- Jennifer's Body. This December she's returning to her Juno-esque roots with the black comedy Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron and reuniting Cody with her Juno director Jason Reitman.
Before we get to see Charlize Theron attempting to conquer the fairest of them all in Snow White and the Huntsman, she’s set to star in the Jason Reitman film Young Adult . Written by Diablo Cody, Young Adult will have Theron playing a young adult novel writer who returns to her hometown in the hopes of tracking down her ex-boyfriend.
Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt seem to come from completely separate comedy universes-- Knoxville the Jackass mastermind of gross-out comedy and star of duds like The Ringer and The Dukes of Hazzard, Oswalt the stand-up genius who's acted for Pixar and Steven Soderbergh. And yet, somehow, the two will be brought together by Todd Rohal
The rap star, who has dabbled in film over the years, will join Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe and Patton Oswalt in a feature-film take on Koontz’s Odd Thomas, a bestselling novel from 2003 based on a clairvoyant short-order cook who encounters the ghost of a recently-deceased girl
Because this is a road trip movie, in which Carell and Knightley's characters team up to find Carell's long-lost love before the world ends, it seems possible that all of these actors will actually fit into the cast. But still, director Lorene Scafaria will have her hands full
As diverse and, yes, a little strange as the cast may be, the weirdest thing of all about Odd Thomas is that it will be directed by Stephen Sommers, who last made G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. It gives me no idea what to expect, but then again
Seven months ago we learned that comedian and actor Patton Oswalt was on the set of A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, but no one seemed to be talking about just what it was he was doing there, other than that he’d show up in the film. Now we know. Not only will Patton be in the movie, but he’ll be responsible for a cinematic first.
It’s no secret that Patton Oswalt is a huge talent. He’s killed as a stand-up, earned acclaim as a dramatic actor, and won hearts as a voice-over artist. But what we know about Patton’s
Though Wilson has worked with a whole litany of great directors in the past, it's actually Oswalt who's had the better career fortunes lately following his stellar, creepy lead turn in last year's Big Fan
For being the first day on set, a lot of things are happening in the world of A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas. First it came out from Todd Strauss-Schulson's Twitter account that the film had
Gere's the nice thing about interviewing a comedian-- even if his movie is serious, he doesn't have to be! So enjoy reading below my roundtable interview with both Siegel and Oswalt, as they talk about the fine line between sports fans and movie geeks
Rob Siegel is a great, great interview. Exceedingly clever and frank, willing to think about his answers rather than just spit out predetermined junket hype, the writer and director sat down with me last week to talk about his new film, Big Fan
I’ve been looking forward to this since January when I first saw this movie in Park City. The first trailer for Big Fan has arrived and for anyone who wondered how mid-level comedian Patton Oswalt was able to pull off such fantastic voice-over work in Ratatouille
Maybe all of us won't get to see it-- First Independent is a pretty small distributor, so the release might be limited to the big cities. But still, it's the directing debut of The Wrestler director Robert Siegel, so there's a decent change that there will be a lot of interest in this one