Video Interview: Danny Boyle, Ed Burns and Jason Reitman

June 9th, 2013 by

From the Austin Film Festival, twenty minutes with Danny Boyle, Jason Reitman, and Ed Burns:

HT to Shaula Evans for the link.

Jason Reitman & Patton Oswalt: “Don’t text in movie theaters!”

December 19th, 2011 by

You may remember this post I did back in June about the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Austin, Texas which instituted a “if you text, we will throw you out” policy. Check it to hear an irate VM from a young woman who had seen her texting derriere deposited outside the theater’s premises.

That’s the frame for this video from Jason Reitman and Patton Oswalt, who obviously had an afternoon free while shootig Young Adult to do this parody:

The V.O. from Patton is a word-for-word transcription of the original young woman’s VM.

A movie theater is not your damn living room! When you go to a movie theater and the lights go down, watch the movie! Thank you!

THR’s Director’s Roundtable

November 18th, 2011 by

Video excerpt from a THR roundtable with movie directors Michel Hazanavicius, 44, (The Artist) Steve McQueen, 42 (Shame), Bennett Miller, 44 (Moneyball), Mike Mills, 45 (Beginners), Alexander Payne, 50 (The Descendants) and Jason Reitman, 34 (Young Adult).

Nice to see some writer-directors in the group, but next time how about some female directors?

For more of the THR feature, go here.