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"Graduated. In two thousand six. I'm from new. York and went to Boston University and They. It was just a generalized film education, and this was kind of at the dawn of host Wes Anderson. People care about movies and this entire generation of kids who didn't know what they wanted to do. Who probably like a generation earlier would have been sociology majors? All of a sudden film school becomes this huge thing. Post interesting Emerson have an impact. I feel like there was there was something in the water at that moment where arthouse cinema surge bleed into mainstream. And there was this Jason Reitman was. Was Doing. His thing is consideration of like twee as a as a lifestyle brand Lake Piso doesn't knows a thing. So I think I think. Film schools became wildly successful, nationwide and and. Everybody on Earth wanted to be a director. I didn't I know I've really had minimal interest in being a a a traditional filmmaker, but I knew I knew I was really good at facilitating, I know it was really good at digesting the concept in the science and filmmaking and communicating that stuff but I didn't want to be a
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"Of host Wes Anderson. People care about movies and this entire generation of kids who didn't know what they wanted to do. Who probably like a generation earlier would have been sociology majors? All of a sudden film school becomes this huge thing. Post interesting Emerson have an impact. I feel like there was there was something in the water at that moment where arthouse cinema surge bleed into mainstream. And there was this Jason Reitman was. Was Doing. His thing is consideration of like twee as a as a lifestyle brand Lake Piso doesn't knows a thing. So I think I think. Film schools became wildly successful, nationwide and and. Everybody on Earth wanted to be a director. I didn't I know I've really had minimal interest in being a a a traditional filmmaker, but I knew I knew I was really good at
"jason reitman" Discussed on This Is Only A Test
"I turned into a gaping hole of joy at being like in the moment with the movie it just happens. It's really kind of cool. It's the only place I can shut down, and it's only can become fully for whatever reason. Like all the stuff. I'm thinking about when I watch television or YouTube video or video online. I don't do that level of analysis. If it's a good story when I'm watching a movie at least not the first time. So the John wick movies for me are complete like, they are, you know, they're not even a wall wa pretzel. Like, you're not even Philly pretzel in terms of nutrition. I get it like these are these are, you know, this is this is like me with bottle of KIRO syrup being like waiting for the candy company turned this into something that rice like something. Is not worthy for me, except I love I like, the whole the the gun food thing. The stupid underground killer culture. Everything goes along the movies in in just watching, you know, the actors like I'll watch in McShane read a phone book. Dude. Like can't like this is the kind of stuff we're Qena Reeves becomes absolutely magnificent to watch. I like the choreography, and I like this Matafi and you're right. The allow the characters are really good characters. But I just I gun played. As non excite me. If this was a kung FU version of the same film. I would be so much more on board hits people any whips around jitsu moves. It was the gun scenes in the matrix that I found most boring. I can understand that. And it's also be honest with you like, you know, peer actually, I can't like I'm I'm horrified because I'm like, oh Bumblebee may actually be worth watching. I literally have not bothered or the transformers movie because it's like, oh, God another Michael bay thing. Michael bay, Mike obey the man who took like two of the best actors of their generation in a really really good backstory and turned it into like one of the most boring heist movies ever made. I mean, they know sorry. There's a lot of huge Michael bay fans out there. But like, yeah, I get get one level like endless gunbattles or stupid and boring, but with the wick stuff and actually works for me. Yeah. I don't know why I would love to see John wake with no guns. The stars. There's there's room for both. I'm saying John week three ends the choreography right and bring back the kind of martial arts movies. We were that would be amazing for four with the pencil. Yes. And I don't mean to take I've seen the videos about how will he trains for these? It's intense props but more dogs attack dogs in this one yet looks at ten dollars get into it. Yeah. Like dog food. I'm not sure I wanna be that stuntman. You probably don't I love dogs, by the way films up now. Oh, I haven't seen. I love was on Netflix. I know I know I have no excuse I will see it. So we mentioned last week that surprise announcement. Jason Reitman is directing a ghostbuster sequel. Well, it's ghost busters three at this point. Right. It's it's going to be the follow up to the regional to films and set in that universe. And there is moments after our podcast a teaser trailer. Yeah. It almost feels like a fan made trailer does like because it uses music from the original film down the fiction films and shot and the all of the special effects. They just feel like they were made in nineteen ninety-five five or whenever the the film was. I mean, they feel like they're drawn. They have the actor one. But just enough of it to get you. But all of the effects of the sparks coming from the plasma. What is it called the totally could be you'll Berg proton pack from the feels like they care if feels like they're they're true to the original special Vecsey of spoken. It doesn't feel like this was something that the cobbled together. Because the the surprise was I think all that little surprise news last week was very carefully planned by marketing by Sony marketing. Because this film's shooting in coming up next year. So this isn't like, yeah. You know, there's rumors that's happening..
Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel Set for July 2020
"jason reitman" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast
"It's set in the original universe. It's a sequel. It's a continuation directed by Jason Reitman son of Ivan Reitman apparently has been working on this movie in secret, Dan, ackroyd, actually ruin this last year a few months ago, but there's a teaser, and you see just a barn, and you see the the proto beams light up, and then there's a tarp. And it blows up and you see the actor one under that tarp. There's rumors that this may be like a bunch of teenagers. Maybe it's their kids. I just I'm glad that it's sticking it's going to be in the same universe. Anybody excited for other Mike? Little little bit depressed off because it'll Egon is dead. Yes, herald Ramos has died. So there's no original Uganda. Which was ego. You got was the scientists the smart guy with the glasses? Yeah. Should he's. He's still got Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray, and Dan Eliah, it'd be nice to see all of them involved. Yes. But, but you can't you know, you can't do anything about that. So that's my only thing that kinda like sours a little bit. But and it's Ivan Reitman sons. Yes. So at least his dad will be there going. Hey, don't fuck. My shit up. Yeah. There's some connection that my he's a he you know, he obviously is going to be a huge Ghostbusters fan. So it'll be coming from a place of love and passion, Blake Brandon had a interesting. How man he said discussion. I thought it was very clever for Jason Reitman to come out. And completely leave the word reboot out of the new ghostbuster movie interview. This is simply a continuation of the original story similar to what they did with the blade runner. Franchise many others, which is which is cool mart. So instead of discussing what movies should be rebooted which movies. Would you like to see a story continuation? My thoughts on Ghostbusters. Yeah. What do you think about flock? Do a Ghostbusters. I love those are like some of my all time favorite movies as a kid Ghostbusters Ghostbusters. The thing is as a kid. I got introduced to Ghostbusters through the cartoon and playing it in an arcade cartoon en rate to and then realizing that they had made live action movies. Oh my God. This is amazing backers looking at this movie. Yeah. That's what's happening. We're born in the ninety through check. Check shows born in the eighties, but grew up in the nineties, you didn't know that this stuff was actually already came ahead already come out. So I love the Ghostbusters films, and I'm I'm not necessarily exciting. But I'm curious to see how they continue the story in what clever ways they can tie it into the original while still making something new and fresh I love I love the Ghostbusters. Yeah. When I was a kid. I didn't like the Ghostbusters, really. Because really as you know, young run boy needed. You have his heroes. Be young and good looking. Not these are not have muscles and stuff. I like Arnold Schwarzenegger. I like John Claude van Damme like the rocky Balboa or whatever. Like, at least there had have muscles. All right. That was. So I was like, I don't know why goes buses needed to have muscles. But that was so stupid. Then that's what I so. I got an appreciation for it after when I became an adult, and I was like, oh, I love Bill Murray and I loved inaccurate. And I love, you know, everybody else involved dealt jokes in that movie. Think about it. There's like a yeah. I didn't realize how brilliant, you know. Gorny Weaver to me was not attractive at like whenever do. So it's like so like a lot of things in the movie that would make me gravitate towards it. 'cause I'm a big fan of ghost. The owning that I thought was cool when I was a kid was the giants. They puff marshmallows. Yeah. And the man he didn't like that who didn't wanna proton pack and the girl at the end who was ool. Oh, yeah. But Gotha chick your into the gothic chicks even enjoyed Ghostbusters to even though it's basically the same movie repeated, well, that's that's what's interesting is back. Then like, they really they weren't planning for a sequel, and you sequels work. There's more of the same guys made money. We make us another one..
"jason reitman" Discussed on Double Toasted
"See I feel looking learn. Feel as you. But we you man, we really do. Well, he's going to kill me must leap. Yeah. I always putting waste point the. Okay. Don't you start? Okay now. Yeah. You got him up. Turn your computer? We're where we were goes bust. You motherfucker? You you you you. Read petty. Had to get it in there. I'll give it to. It went so bad. In the what we were talking see gonna come back with a gun. I'll make goes study. But this is a teaser. This is an actual teaser right here. I haven't watched it. But I know I looked at it. And I didn't want to play. 'cause I 'cause I I saw he was all one thing. But all right. Maybe there's maybe there's more to it than I think 'cause I watched it with no sound 'cause I was good. I was putting up right before the show. So let you know. And what we have is that exciting announcement of Ghostbusters three not a significant slammers coming out your mouth right now. But not not not a sequel are tie-in to the last Ghostbusters we from twenty sixteen but this is a sequel to the actual Ghostbusters original franchise. Right. And this is in in. What's even more exciting? Is that is directed by a Reitman, right? The right, man. The right. The right Man Ray, Jason Reitman. So he has goes bust. In his blood? Let's go ahead and take a look at this teaser hit. Everybody's been begging us to see and we'll be back with our reaction review. Okay. In a wet. I'll I'll give credit where Credit's due it teases. It gets it. Look the music that's playing the music from from the guess from Ghostbusters when they were on the tower and Sigourney we was being possessed by the dogs out there, you know, and and and then you sold who'll. Yes. And then there's the shot of the ghostbuster actor one with the Ghostbusters logo on there. It's a teaser teasing is doing exactly what it should do. And it has people excited. But what the fuck are. We supposed to do with this. As far as reacting to it. I am excited for when I reaction. Yeah. Oh, here's a reaction. We still waiting for an original story since the first. It's what people are excited. I've seen that car several times. And I've seen that car in a lot of things. Good and bad. I've seen it in the Ghostbusters cartoon, which is great scene original, which is great. But I've seen that a lot of bad things to drive around town again, exactly the society in Houston. Yeah. I've seen every every wing I do's and proton packs with real really cool up into Ghostbusters, costumes costumes on. So you know, I. Okay. For the people excited. I'm excited for you. But we had a good Ghostbusters movie in over thirty year. You had to show me more than a car. Give me kinda excited. Right. I mean, it is interesting that that Jason Reitman is doing this is Jason right. Right. Yeah. Yeah. And I think it's exciting. He that. I think the reveal is amazing. He didn't he kept a secret for a long time that he was working on this. Yeah. Yeah. Because when we forgot which movie was interviewed him for we brought it up, and he's laughed at off like Sam not doing that. Well, what do we have you? We did. Yeah. I can tell you some details about it that you don't want brought up. But really was something. I did. No. I actually was nothing you dictated. All you. Remember, okay. You we remember the interview we did where the rep was flirting with you and trying not to what she just randomly brought up. She didn't have a boyfriend. Yes. That was that. That was that interview. It was both both of us who interviewed him at the time. That was the interview. Yeah. Yeah. Which is whichever movie he did that was about football here in town and Adam sandlers in it that was the one that women children men, women and children. Yeah. Yeah. And you know, what that? Wow, you are right. I do remember then I totally forgot that we actually talked to Jason, Raymond. He was a he was very cool. Yeah. He was. And so so you brought you brought it up to him. If he was gonna do ghostbuster yet because they still talk about the Ghostbusters, the female goes buttons and think it had been like assigned who was directing it..
"jason reitman" Discussed on /Film Daily
"So this will be in that original chronology and not in the, you know, the new one that was by Paul Ben. What is going on here? Yeah. This was totally unexpected. But apparently Jason Reitman who has directed movies like young adult and telly has secretly been working on a ghostbuster sequel for a little while. Now, he is co writing the movie with a guy named guilt. Keenan who is the director of a film called monster house that I'm sure Peter you're going to bring up in just a minute. But in in terms of like, the very base information that we have it's still a little early. We know Sony is aiming for a summer twenty twenty released eight for this new Ghostbusters movie. And as you mentioned, it's not going to have any relation to the all-female Ghostbusters movie that came out in two thousand sixteen but it is instead going to be a sort of a sequel to Ghostbusters to Jason Reitman told Entertainment Weekly he said, this is the next the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the eighties happened in the eighties? And this is set in the present day. So yeah, this is totally unexpected. But what do you guys think about Jason Reitman, directing Ghostbusters movie? Also things off. I think you know, there's a lot of people out there that I think I would be obvious choice. Like, you know in great take OTT like those comedy directors. Jeez. Reitman in there would be people that are like the bad choice like the Br Ratner's the world. I think Jason Reitman. It doesn't fall into either of those categories. He he is he might not excite, you know, general audiences as a name because they probably haven't seen close to work. But I think he's an interesting choice and a I'm excited to see what he does here. I mean, I'm also a big fan of Jason Reitman's comedic work, especially if you go back to his early films, even the short films like in God we trust and Juno. Thank you for smoking. I know in recent years, he's gotten a little bit more, dramatic and. That's good. Some of those movies have connected for me. Some of them have not just like you guys. But I do feel like he you know, does inherit that comedic gene from his father. And if he can get the right people in place, this could be something special. He definitely has a good sense of human character dynamics in its films in bringing a death t to that kind of stuff that might be interesting to bring to the Ghostbusters world HD. What are your thoughts? I actually quite like Jason Reitman as director. I really like his Janis and his approach to yet like more human approach to comedies. But I can see why this would be a controversial choice because he's not quite as Amy as a filmmakers like Edgar, right or Tyco IT TD. And which is a third of that the the kind of catch more of that by the Ghostbusters franchise, but I wouldn't I would be happy to. See like, Jason writes in Reitman's approach and see like him do something different with Ghostbusters rather than what we expect. So we'll see I I intrigued by this more like I think it's like a teen lead of version of Ghostbusters, right? Boris kit from the Hollywood reporter said that the main characters are going to be four teenagers two boys in two girls. And we're not sure if the original cast, you know, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and earning Hudson are going to reprise their roles from the first two movies. It's still too early to know that. But it sounds like if they do they're going to be in sort of supporting roles, I think Ivan Reitman who we should mention also as Jason Reitman's father. He directed. The first two Ghostbusters movies said that this is going to be sort of like a passing the torch kind of thing. So Peter do you want to talk about Gilkey now, the co writer of this? Yeah..
"jason reitman" Discussed on The Director's Cut
"This episode takes us behind the scenes of director Jason Reitman's new drama, the front runner, which tells the true story politician, Gary Hart, Senator Hart was considered the front runner for the nineteen eighty eight democratic presidential nomination until an extramarital relationship sidelined his campaign. He was forced to drop out of the race as tabloid and political journalism began to merge, a phenomenon that would leave a lasting impact on American politics. In addition to the front runner this to Reitman's credits include the feature films, Tully men, women and children Labor Day young adult and thank you for smoking the pilot for the series, casual and episodes of the series, the office, Mr. right win was nominated for the DJ's feature film award as well as an Academy Award for his two thousand nine feature up in the air and garnered an Oscar nomination for directing the two thousand seven film Juno. Following a recent screening of the film at the DJ theater in Los Angeles. Mr. Reitman spoke with director John apnea about filming the front runner during the conversation. Mr. Reitman discusses how a films meaning shifts with the world around it making a phone with no good or bad guys. And how he chose to portray the film's central questions about relevancy and curiosity. So what started you this look that you started with it? I'm gonna start by saying thank you for being tonight. John lives into panga canyon. And I begged them all day knocked to come. And and look it is an honor. Anytime a director comes to do the screening, you know, as you guys all know, it's director director, and you hope someone that you really admire will come and do this at the end. So thank you in general for being here in honor me by being here. But particularly thank you for leaving your home when it is a mile away from a wildfire for coming and doing this tonight. I really appreciate it. Thank you back to you. So what got you started Grammy started was this? You know, I heard. You know, I'll start this way. I wake up the same way that you do that everyone. Here does a wake up, and I opened my phone any opened up the news app. And I go. And and like everyone here, I wonder how the hell we got here. And. Three years ago. I was listening to a radio lab episode on Gary Hart, and I I was young enough. When this happened that I knew the names, but I really did not know the story and the the radio lab episode, which was centered around a book by Matt by laid out the story in a way to kind of boggled my mind, I could not believe that. There was this moment in our recent history when the presume next president of the United States went up in his alleyway in the middle of the night with these journalists, and nobody knew what to do it sounded. So cinematic it sounded Luca it become kind of thriller. And yet it starts with us a western standoff in in the in the setting of a film Noir. And the more I read met buys book, and it had all this connective tissue to everything we're talking about today gender politics the line between what is a public life. What is a private life the relationship between candidates and depress the celebre fixation of of running for president somehow the story kind of touched on all of them. And I immediately reached out to Matt by who wrote the book and had written for a New York Times magazine covered five different presidential elections. And he was already working with guy named Jay Carson, j J using very good is a good writer, and he's got a lot of campaigning spur. Yeah. He was a press secretary for Hillary Clinton and oh eight and he was press secretary for Howard Dean, Tom Daschle and wrote on house of cards is actually. The the person for which Chris pines character in Ryan Gosling character in March was based on. And this really has decided to write the screenplay together..
"jason reitman" Discussed on Filmspotting
"We have right now. The screenings Tuesday November thirteenth the latest from Jason Reitman called the front runner about Gary Hart. I hope everyone isn't all election out at this point. We're going to go back to his campaign for president back in nineteen eighty seven and how that ended in scandal. Hugh Jackman playing Gary Hart beer, if our Megan also stars along with J K Simmons, and now I Molina so a very good cast in a movie, I am kind of excited to see it opens on November sixteenth the film spotting newsletter. Adam is already up to issue number six Sam bench. Earning these out. And this time listeners will weigh in on the top five that we skipped. We didn't end up doing top-five bio p-. Pick concert scenes. We thought about that with Bohumil rhapsody, of course, which we're going to get your thoughts on pretty soon. Here the film spotting newsletter. You can subscribe to that goes out every Monday around noon, you can do that by going to film spotting dot net. And it's either right there on the main page just put in your Email address and click submit or you can go to our episodes page, and it's right there at the top. We have a little time for a meet up report you want to hear how often dying to hear. But rather than bug you about it. I haven't even looked at the credit card Bill yet. So I don't know the damage, but rather than ask you knew you were going to share it with the world. So let's hear it too much damage. It was reasonable. I would say we did have about twenty people. So it was a little bit less than Seattle. Seattle. Still stands I believe in terms of turnout and credit card Bill so K rest easy. We were man beautiful outdoor spot. It it's really getting cold here in Chicago. But Austin, it was just gorgeous. I enjoyed some delicious NoMura double. And gifts Adam people brought get really I've got something for you here..
"jason reitman" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Let me go on about foreign films. You don't care about. No good Maura. Yes. That director. Oh, okay. Bad ass film. The actor won best actor can it's violent enrich and crazy. And like no movie you've ever seen dog men. Romantic date night. And I don't know what else is there. I haven't seen Damian Silmi on Damien Thome hadn't stars born yet need see that. Or I know there's supposed to be going. It's really good enough people talking about can you ever forgive me. I thought it was great the Mariel Heller movie with need see that I've seen McCarthy wanna see that she directed casual. And her first film was about as good a debut as I've ever seen. Still working on animation animated project. No. I mean, I mean look dreamers got up by universal and kind of got lost in the shuffle. But I still write with Gil Kenan, my writing partner on that who directed monster house and poltergeist, and he's a brilliant storyteller. And these we have our own writing marriage, then I'm very proud of our you secure in like, are you able to make the movies that you wanna make seemingly so to coming out this year, but like in this era where like FOX like, for instance, which was a huge, you know, distributor of several early works. I don't know what that's going to look like, hopefully, hopefully, you'll still be around in a year or two this merger. But like, it's it's an odd time. It's a totally strange time. And look my last two movies were finance and produce by Braun and independent and company up in Canada that stepped up and made these two movies, and and I had Shirley Sterren and Hugh Jackman, right? Right like for modestly priced movies. So. It is a different era. Yeah. And I think Netflix Amazon have changed the landscape. I think the way we watch movies has changed the landscape and this politicized time that has made people just kinda like I get it. You wanna watch popcorn movies right now? Like, I get it. So it's just a tricky moment, but I can't help. But think that the pendulum swings? We had the seventies. We had the nineties. You know, I was in high school that perfect moment when Clinton and PTA and Zander pain and Sofia Coppola and spike Jones and timbre Jenkins, and like all these cool halls. All these cool directors, Wes Anderson, they just it was like punk rock happened at the movies, and I have to believe that that will happen. Again, you got through this entire conversation without alienating huge segments of the audience. Oh, come on. Really? Have been a good guest. No. I'm just saying you always always you always mention one incident palace. We're not gonna mention it. No. We're doing good. We're doing we're having a good time the love movies. It's still on the internet, by the way. What is what I I don't know. We're talking about new said once in an interview. Anyway, Jason I said pleasure to be here. It was forty eight minutes. The I know you could you could ended strong, you You know. know? Breath date was going so well. Gonna hear the massive edit some like strange. Congratulations on the Tully and the front runner catch up with zoom. Soom it's out in rates digital stream -able airplane -able. Maybe don't always know when good airplanes because that's when I get the Email. I always get him. Dude. I don't know. Why didn't catch the first? But I just watched your movie while flying Omaha, and man, it's great. It is great on whatever screen you find it on and check out the front runner in a. This movie that we shot as though we made it in the seventies shooting on thirty five with a huge cast with all kinds of technique. And and if you're interested at all to yourself seeing the theater he sold it better than I possibly could Jason's those it's the best. I'll see you later. And so ends another addition of happy sad confused remember to review, right and subscribe to the show on jeans, or wherever you get your thoughts on that they poke pensin, I'm David Lee and identity, both impatient. By jones..
"jason reitman" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"There's things that I'm writing, and there's things that Diablo cody's writing, and and they've kind of interwoven nicely every five years Diablo, write something, and we make it, and I hope that just keeps going for the rest of our lives together. This is a filmmaking marriage and simultaneously. There's things interest me. I've only got a few things in development at any given time. I'm writing a couple of things there's a couple writers who are writing things for me. But. In in in general. I'm not one of those directors who has like twenty movies being developed across the spectrum. I don't understand that you had success on television with casual or you to helping anything else for TV. I am and say. I find TV a little tricky in that it has no ending when I think of. Wow, wanted tell stories right? It starts with the ending. And it starts with that feeling. The you have reg the movie end, and the filmmaker pushes you out the door, the movie theater, and you are thrust back into your life. And you are now reflecting upon your life through the filter of the movie, you just watch and television never ends right television is just come back next week. And and I got hooked on it this shows that I love, you know, love drowns love madman recently, love Kilani, lovely bag a love if you watch them. Patriot amazon. No fantastically fantastic. About a great writer. So do you like the movie the weatherman K case? Yeah. Same writer uncle, so. There's definitely TV I love, but like or conversation Mcgann color, cholera money. Right. You think about that ending? It's one of the first things you said because it I mean, he almost like he almost shoots you out of the movie theater with the pool cue, right? And. And or think about think about how Kubrick films leave something in your gut for a week, and you can't help but look at the world through the lens that he just left with. I mean, that's one after I just watched the match almost finished with our close close. Looped ones were still just directed. Like, eight hours escape it down immoral about this Razi. Actually know about it. I know people worked on pretty fascinating talk about change of pace. But the I'm like coming to like the last episode, which I know says one hundred minutes like, okay, he's ending with a little mini film of his what would carry Kananga did on tra- -tective? It's exciting and interest me. I I haven't found that marathon that I'm ready to run yet. Have you? We're in the fun part of the year. I know as someone that can is the fun part of the Christmas is coming. I don't mean that I mean fall movies good movies. And you get the trailers with summer movies the fund movies the fall that way. So have you have you seen you watch a lot? The movie was have you caught up on like the movies? Have you seen the romo's? He's seen Roma. Yeah. Extraordinarily just watching Roma like five minutes, and it was like okay get it's pretty in. The Netflix throws like oh God. Why do I bother directing? He's he's sitting out genius. And that movie anyone who's listening? I employ it when you see Roma see it in a theater with outmost sound the sound is as good as the picture, and that movie deserves to be seen community. It's extraordinarily Cold War. I still see I know everyone is amazing. It's amazing. It's amazing the movies the year. In black and white. And I think also both shot in digital sixty five. They're both pristine look game. But oh, my God cold talk about comic, storytelling where jumping through airs and giving each era one shot to tell the story in that moment amazing dog, man. I don't even know about. This guy's amazing talion it's the. Lose everybody..
"jason reitman" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"They love to tear you down. We're you cognizant of that. And kind of like some point it's going to especially after Juno where it's like, it's not just a success. It's a pop culture phenomenon. And like even that I remember there was backlash against do. You know? Healing yourself against that. Where you kind of like inevitably going to have to go through that kind of share. Remember, something I said quite a few times during up in the air right said the best career movie the best career move. It could make right now is die and. And I think that's probably true like if I'd just gone out on those three films in like man, magin what he could've made John Zell. Yeah. But look. So after up in the air, I made young adult which. On Lee amongst directors is always their favourite film of mine. One of my favorites. And it's the Phil. I feel young adult is there's a person who there's some people that everyone agrees attractive, and then there's those people where everything's gorge. They're like well. Yeah. Or like people the only person to ever find them attractive, and that town people are always about young adult. I think they're the only one who ever like film, and I love that about that movie. And then look Labor Day men, women and children. I think are qualified failures. Creatively? Or just by the way that like objectively speaking from your can't be objective, but like would respective box office and the critical reception. Would you say, okay? This is what I'll say. I know I made both of them. Okay. They both required. Leaps in technique and education on my parts of filmmaker. They were hard to make and. And in many ways joyful to make both of them men. Women children, particularly proud of the talented young actors that were in that film were all kind of like blowing up like Solta Timothy exactly Caitlyn Deavere. I mean, it's it's kind of a huge list. And I think men women children, I think will be filmed that will age. Well, don't think Labor Day will age. Well, but look, you know, you're gonna films that are not going to connect, and it sucks. No. It's painful and. And whiskey was drunk. But that's part of it. Look, this is a great job. Yeah. I get to go make movies, and I tell the stories, and and I get to work with really talented people and some are going to work and some are not. And look I'm happy that I'm having a good year. Glad that people like Tully. I'm glad that people like the front runner and. And also if you don't push yourself and take risks as you say, you were kind of like going Labor Day was departure, many ways seems like a departure. Totally if you don't go for that. What are you doing what why bother making the same film over and over again? And I guess it gets down to like, why do you make movies, and and everyone does for two reasons? People just make moves because they wanna be at the party. Right. Nothing wrong with that. And and some make movies for the money and. Summer chasing, big box office and look summer the opposite somewhere being trying to be as SO teric as humanly possible, and you know. Would prefer if ever and said, I just don't understand you're moving it'd be like success. And I. I have questions I'm trying to answer Russians the early kind of Oscar acclaim and nominations does that fuck with young filmmakers brain a little bit. Where like it is a moment where you know enough. People say, you're genius that you mistakenly believe it, you know, get opened up people's eight and you're like, yeah. I guess I am. And then and then and then. Yeah. And then the the balloon gets popping. Oh, That's that's right. right. I'm just like, I'm just a dude. Like everyone else. I'm just trying to tell stories and sometimes it's gonna work and sometimes it's not. Do you have like a pile of like, or at least a small pile of scripts that you want to get made like how does it work for you the album came to you with that idea? I know that you mmediately responded to it. How does it is there a general kind of process for how you seeking out material development, so far crews gone like this?.
"jason reitman" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Everyone is absolute terrified, and you are working with a group who is wondering if they're gonna make their money back now as far as the kind of tone and style the movie look. I mean, if I happened upon a script like the fugitive. Another brilliant movie. But it's a character based movie that has action in it like with that be exciting. Yeah. Of course, it would be look if I could tell a make a movie like the ones we've been talking about it that actually was a personal movie about things that I relate to. Family. And and who we are. But within the context of bigger movie. Oh, totally be interested in that. Even like, I was alluding to earlier without fully ruining too much. For people totally is a high concept movie. It's like it's your version of kind of like a high concept to mice. It's my six cents. So in some ways like, yeah. That's that's a Jason Reitman version of that kind of thing, I suppose high-concept twists kind of a movie. Yeah. Yeah. The postpartum depression version. All you need to know is that like, you know, your dad's political movie was like, Dave. And yours is the front runner via, you know, Michael, richly and right? Yeah. Although although in this case the front runner actually is a thriller. I mean, it actually is it actually is a political human too less than a week and a guy leaves the presidency and it. I remember hearing the story for the first time on radio lab. And being like, oh, this is this feels like a movie, and it like has his moment in an alleyway where great seen this guy out out to back from his house in the middle of night is confronted by reporters. And it feels like a western standoff in the middle of a film, the war. I mean. Felt like a thriller with Tully. I say come for the postpartum depression, stay for the six cents. How did you know how to direct the quality of actors you did and your first feature? I mean, I just had Sam Elliott and here. JK all Necker, obviously. How did you? I mean advocate. I mean, you've kind of answered the question within the question. I mean. They know what they're doing. You don't I mean? But look. Directing requires this weird combo of ego and era, Gance, and empathy and sensitivity. So you need to be sensitive empathetic person who feels what other people feel and need to understand character. And how that's gonna make audience feel simultaneously. You have to presume, you're right. There's no room onset for a director who. Doesn't think they know? What's right? Of course, you have to watch every shot and go this is wrong because of these reasons, and if you're not then you shouldn't do that job. But even if you what if you don't actually know do you have to you have to kind of like assume like. In my my my father, and I think I may have told his poor forgive me if I have. Once said to me, it's not your job to be funny. It's not your job to know. What's funny? It's your job to be a barometer for truth. And your truth is always on so watch something and ask yourself do believe it does that feel truthful honest. And if not why is it not on us because of the way they're saying it or what they're saying or the conversation should be shorter or they should sit down into her stand up and do it or it's the laptop that sitting in front of them that wouldn't have that laptop. You would never Maqueda the PC. So if you start processing every question through the truth rounder, it starts to make sense. And and and these things don't have to be conscious. Like, you don't you're not literally sitting there on sewing going. What feels honest to me? You're just kind of it's coming at you. And the more you make movies. I think honestly, the hardest thing is at the beginning of your career. You have no experience, and it it used to be it's less..
"jason reitman" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Yeah. But I also learned early on that you have to think about what kind of movie are you a fan of versus what kind of movie are you a maker of? You know, I've gone close to John Hughes's son, James Hughes and. And he wouldn't stories load is my dad loved hip hop. Everyone always wanted to like, you know, send him new wave music because of the music and its owns, but he loved hip, and I get that. I get that idea of look I love diehard obsessively loved the movie, die hard. I'm never gonna make. You don't want me making die hard that being said like appear like Ryan Johnson. And I know you like last job. I did. I Hugh TRAN amazing. I don't know if necessarily after brick he would have said, maybe would have I don't know that I wanna make a Star Wars movie nothing about like using retools testing yourself in different ways seeing if you can do the Jason Reitman virgin to say Star Wars particular, but but that ilk of things that are dominated multiplex. There's still not of interest. It's just not your thing. What's the movie cmec? I'm not. Let's let's let's figure this out right now. Let's get right down to Celli. It's not about you. And like your name and your dad, even it's about this conversation with any film make right, and it's because in some ways like it's the track that a lot of people wanna put filmmakers on. It's like, well, when are you gonna make your hundred million dollar movie, right? Maybe you'd never wanna make your hundred million. I mean, I suppose what I'd say is about having one hundred million dollar movie is you lose a lot of control. And when I think of it just as a dollar amount nothing about one hundred movie appeals to me, I would say the cheaper movie always appeals to me because that's one that you could tell a personal way, and you have more controls filmmaker you could say more interesting things and everyone's a little less nervous because they don't have as much money on the line. There's one hundred dollars line..
"jason reitman" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"That just happenstance was that. Release schedules thing or just one came right after the other honestly. It's a function of Diablo Cody met by Jake Carson. It's getting to work with great writers who happen to the scripts came around around the right time. And then they wanted to release Tully on mother's day. I don't know if those great idea at the end of the day, but they did and. Just a special days election days mother's days. You're going to be like. Thanks. But it it just worked out that way. And an honest the strange part of it is promoting the movies back to back. Yeah. So it's going on the road. And I was just in Philadelphia. And I was just in Chicago. And then returning to like morning radio shows and TV shows where it's like, hey, I was here five months ago with another movie guy still no new stories of sorry. Same floss? Okay. So let's let's go back a little bit and Reva little bit in our movie geek dumbs, so growing up son of a very prominent filmmaker obviously to say, the least I mean where I like to imagine the the arguments around the Reitman table, we're not about politics. But about like, what was your favorite Skar says e or Spielberg Kubrick at all close was there a lot of film disgust in your house. Yeah. I felt my dad trying to show me great films early on. I remember him putting on which Cassidy mentoring candidate and sit in Kane. I. Remember, the big one was Dr Strangelove member when he showed me that we own camping when year like we would go camping every you You know. know, my dad's big into summer camp was a kids reason why he made meatballs first movie and any told me the story of alien as a campfire story like start to finish. Yeah. And it's funny because then I later on saw alien and realized we I know it's coming. He told us is that old legend that tell by the campaign. Spoiled alien, but it didn't matter. I wonder if people do that today with promiscuous, do you think they involved? Shirley's doesn't run in the right direction. She runs she could've zigzagged, but you didn't. A campfire story. Let's let's talk about where we come from. For you to understand the campfire story. I'm gonna explain DNA. Are you familiar with the series that we were seated on earth, by liens years ago? That's on. This story is gonna be horrifying as an existential crisis. So how you're smart. We entertain each other. But no my child. For the most part. I think he was kind of normal, frankly, like my parents. Were very they were together they were normally or hard on me about grades. I don't feel like I saw a lot of Hollywood a very weird example. But in some for whatever reasons emblematic. I have never seen cocaine in my life. And I'm forty one years old and to this day, I've never seen it. So I think that wait till the end of the podcast and goes every. Exciting. I've been looking at it. I wanted it to happen for the first time with the right person. I know, but like as a kid like, I really don't think. However, they did it. They did it right? Did not have access to whatever the darker side of Hollywood. And I really never felt like I was part of that if two pretty normal parents who were interested in the right things. But I got to grow up also on movie set. So I got to see how movies were made. And I really thought of them as a craft, and I thought of them as here's a job that people do and I knew at the different jobs or onset. And I saw the good days versus the bad days bike, and I was a. By the time. I was thirteen on kindergarten cop. Right. So run around the walkie and. Doing little things here. And there was there ever any other job on a set that you thought you would make a go of it at or was it always writer. I mean, I love the camera crew loved hanging with the camera boys, and I love special effects and NFC kinda young. Boy, would so any film that had special facts that just I really got a kick out of Halla was done and kind of the magic trick level of of filmmaking..
"jason reitman" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"To every person on the crew because you realized it's want an opportunity to shake every crew members hand look in their eyes. Thank them for the work. And wish them luck. Amazing. Every did this apropos nothing just wants to make people happy that's his coffee company. Yeah. Yes starts like you think about all the the actors who have started companies and made fortunes off. He started his coffee company and gives every sent back to the farmers in clump. Ethiopia who make the coffee in Rian riches their communities and build schools. These just he he's extrordinary. Did you know you give a little promotion this worthy cause of yours the front runner, which is a film? I greatly enjoyed he plays. Of course. Gary hart. This mentioned when I saw recently. I mean this again, roughly the same age, I think it was about twelve and eight twelve in eighty eight I'm not that bad a math. He was the front runner. Of course, very charismatic brought down by a scandal. Did you know you need a movie star for this kind of a role in new needed a movie star? But he just seemed kind of perfect. I mean, he was Is you know. a cosmetics. Similar and the right age and charismatic, and look I mean, we talk about the Gary Hart story, you have a guy who was going to be the next president United States. Right. These ten points. I had a George Bush twenty five points. Every democrat is ideas were big use smart. He was charismatic. He was Kennedy esque and in less than a week. He goes from being the presume next president to leaving politics forever. And as charming as a leader as he was using the Senate for two terms. This is gonna be a tough week. And I wanted to make sure the decency of Gary Hart echoed through even though we're covering these impossible weak, and I knew that the decency if you Jackman was going to find a way through in that performance. I'm sure you're being asked a lot about sort of like the meaning of this film in the time we're living in which crazy bizarre volatile political climate like when you were probably developing this sign on through shooting like you were in the throes of what we're experiencing the last couple of years degree. So I mean how much you're filmmaker. Like, I think most will makers often want to make a film for all times this time how much were you worried that this is either the perfect time for this film or the worst time for this. You know what I mean because day by day chain. You're right. I mean at one point things are like oh look at so relevant. And then next like, I could do it less relevancy. And I'm like anyone else. I wake up these days. I check my phone just go. Fuck. You know, I look around. I wonder how the hell did we get here? And I think every director is trying to figure those questions their movies, you go to a movie because you have questions you want to answer about your life about life in general. What the hell we doing here? Why did we get to this place? And and you also we wrote the script in two thousand fifteen right pre election. So this story already felt relevant then because it talked about gender politics at talked about the relationship between what is public life versus a private life? You know, what is the relationship between candidates and journalists, and when did that change, and it happened to be that this moment is one week? It was the first time a sex scandal took on potential president. And it was this beginning of conversation about gender politics. It was the first time that tabloid journalism. Just drove into the lane of political journalism to stay right at the moment when tabloid journalism was going from print to TV current. Fair goes on the television. And and the satellite truck has just been invented. And because the twenty four hour new cycle has been created to. Now, we are trying to generate more news. So all these seeds that lead us to this moment. So when the election happened, and and his closing speech. Suddenly, all this relevance is interesting about Gary Hart is that in his closing speech, which is kind of the best speech ever made odd. Same right?.
"jason reitman" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"I convinced my dad to take me to big trouble in little China instead of fierce Bieler day off. I should not feel any shame. I mean, they're both great. They're both great. But fairest for me is like kind of a. I mean. Endogamy wrong. I love big trouble in little China. But for me, a little more that said. Like, I'm not a huge John carpenter fan. I know he's found his way deep into the heart of many movie lovers and almost love his his music writing more than we doesn't it does the tour where have you seen them in concert? I may have heard he hasn't gone Zimmer. Ian concert thing, Hans we could talk about it. Have you seen that know what he does? No. It's like he's like a one man rock band. I've heard it's great. But it looks a little like, you know, you Chela. I'm sure he did. Yes. So big little China get that poster. How can you say no that face? It is a great poster it's easily my favorite covered film more than thing. More than a Halloween, and it there's something actually genuinely haunting about that movie. And I'm not sure if it's just because I saw when I was a kid and hit me at the perfect moment. But ain't there's a tone to it in a style to it. That is genuinely haunting. Yeah. Instead of larger world, it's a tip of the iceberg cut a mystery thing like this is just like one corner of the strange universe that he's created. It's like. That that that stupid phrase world building that we use all the time. But it's true that I feel like I see seeing a corner of John carpenter's weird brain in that you're so right. You just kind of crystallize something that I've felt for a while. That sometimes the marvel universe. I feel like I'm seeing too much. It's like look at this giant world. We built where there's something thrilling about a filmmaker who's going. I'm going to show you I'm going to give you a peek in that peak is going to make you think this world is enormous. It's the this is the worst example of that. Along the lines of trouble, China buckle banzai? Oh, yeah. Do you? Remember, I'll never forget. When I was a kid watching. They're like running through like some facility, and I think Jeff Goldblum asks Peter Weller. What's that watermelon doing here and Peter Weller says it's a long story? I'll tell you later. That's the other story. That's the word. What is that story? It's funny. All right. Bucker bands. I is a great example of every once in a while. I imagine myself having to explain to my daughter like what this movie was and why it came out and not knowing. Never being able to imagine watching buck design being like, dad. What is this? Why does this exists? I'm sorry. I have taken Armadillo like, I just there's no reason I cannot explain this creature. No there wasn't an eighty four. There's not in twenty eighteen. While we could do that for forty five minutes. And maybe we should how you doing though. You just came from savannah. I think right. Yeah. I was in savannah, which is a maze. Ing we shot the movie for a couple of weeks, and savannah, we shot. Not only the Capitol Hill. Washington DC stuff at the Miami stuff in locations, fifteen minutes apart which gives you an idea of the scope of savannah that you can have this old world charm that to a city that during the civil war. I guess they almost destroyed, but there's enough wealthy people there that they that the army, I don't know didn't destroy this gorgeous city. So you have this peak into what upper-crust suburbs looked like hundreds of years ago with the Spanish moss thing and then fifteen minutes away. You got like a. Beach like a Florida style like party beach. Did you ever frequent the restaurant the pirates house when you were in do the pirates house? No, I don't even know you're talking to know about this. I visited savannah recent in the year two ago. And I when I was a kid we would go my parents like for some reason, we went on vacation Samana number times when I was a kid, and I remember as a kid going to the restaurant called pirates housework like the waiters dressed up as pirates. And there was like all these things and there and made a big impact as a kid..
"jason reitman" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Jason reitman. And my office is approximate what you know of Josh Horowitz over the years feel right? Honestly. I didn't know quite what to expect. I honestly if if there's a ten different versions of your office that would have been like make sense. But is this one of the better possible possibilities in your mind? Definitely look I mean, if there was going to be three posters behind you. And I'm going to read them off you got color money back to the future in big trouble little China. And that's great trio. I'm not gonna knock that loan color money. Underrated score says hundred percent underrated. It's fantastic movie. If that movie is on I'll say this if goodfellas on I may not watch it. It's an it's an undertaking. You're in. Goodfellas? It's obviously brilliant. If it's on though, I'm not I don't feel the need if color money's on. I agree. I don't care if it's three thirty AM. I'm going to be up till five thirty. I'm watching that movie. Newman's amazing. They're all mazing. They are all Mary, Louise master Antonio, so amazing and one of the best time crews performances, and it breaks your heart with Newman and the shooting gorgeous end the handling of the midwest and the snowy streets in the mud and pool halls and the. Killer ending is clearly my favorite kind of ending ending before the ending Athens credits freely. Future. What more is there to say? I mean, perhaps talk five screenplays ever written. Just an absolute gorgeous movie with like the economy of storytelling. You know, the maze of about juries started. You might have his model. This is how little Christopher Lloyd is in it. Right. Doc Brown went duck proud and Marnie MC fly say goodbye to each other. Then it is absolutely heartbreaking. And you'd think they just spent ten years on the castaway island. They met each other like three times in real like in as far as like the movies life goes they've they've had so few scenes he literally like shows up confused. Hello. How are you sleep to the house? He goes to the school comes back shows the model, and then they're like off and like, that's it. Well, it's probably as economical in that like that performance. And that character is so big and like as much as I love the sequels. There's more of doc in the sequels and the kind of bigger and broader. Yeah, it it's it's have you ever heard the original. What was the log line like what gave Bob gale the idea? No tillman. The idea was what if you met your father on high school? Would you guys be friends you've heard? Yeah. Brilliant amazing. And it's kind of it's speaks to. Everything I think about -veloping in that same father used to say ever told you my father, the this story about my father, showing me the show twenty four no Kiefer Sutherland show. So Hyundai mmg is me call and he says you got to come over and watch twenty four like now, the Al like now all of these little. Little getaway car go to my dad's house, and he's got like a movie theater in his house. And we turned it on. And we watch for episodes twenty four hours of twenty four. Okay. And it's greatly. If you watched it. Yeah, it's can shop, and it was a great show. And and he loved it. And I said why is it so good is this so many shows about terrorism wisest show, so good? My dad goes isn't a show about terrorism this show about a man trying to keep his family together. And it's like any said don't confuse your location for your plot. I love it. And it was it was so important, and it's perfect on thing. It's all the bells and whistles that make it fun apart stories, actually. Yeah. The reason that one is a classic and the other two are good fun movies is what you're talking about time. Travel is a location, right. What if you met your father on high school? Would you be friends that is the movie is about and the great movies know that difference strikes me when you give me that log line go full circle this year on Tali? That's a little bit of like, how are we gonna talk about my movies? I couldn't help not here to do. We'll come back to Vic trouble in little China. All right. So. Embarrassing story..
"jason reitman" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"J K Simmons a whole host of talented actors. It is the front runner is now open I believe in New York and Los Angeles opening around the country, November twenty first this is a good one really good one. This one is based on the true story of Gary Hart. If you're as old as me, you might remember Gary Hart was in fact, the front runner for the democratic nomination back in nineteen eighty eight. A really charismatic interesting political player who was brought down by an extramarital affair a scandal of back when scandals like. That. Kind of the landscape shifted, and that's sort of what this film is all about it's well worth your time. It's features a great performance from our friend, and buddy are everyone's favorite person. Mr. Hugh Jackman, and it's a it's a really interesting take from DeJean Reitman who's never directed. A film quite like this before shades of Robert Altman and Michael Ritchie. We talk all about that in this conversation. A real pleasure to have a filmmaker who has been kind of killing it from the start. If you if you're a film fan, like, I am, you know, that Jason Reitman came to prominence with his film. Thank you for smoking. And soon followed it up with the likes of of Juno up in the air. Most recently this year, he directed Charlie's Theran in their second collaboration together. They of course, seemed up on young adult, but their newest one of back. It was in the spring came out and on what I think it's going to pop pop up on a lot of critics year. Analysts certainly. Could online, and it was a great film called totally if you haven't seen that go seek that out to an impressive one two punch from stir Jason Reitman and a real pleasure to have them in in my cellular office in New York. What's going on? Well, it's a rainy day here in New York actually election day right now. So, you know, more than I do about how it all turned out. But as I sit here today, I'm optimistic. So hopefully, it came to pass that way good things happen. Let's hope. Anyway, lots of cool things that I've been up see lately that you can catch up on if you want I've done a bunch of really fun. Mtv news interviews that should be popping up on MTV's YouTube page there Facebook, and of course, if all else fails, check out my social media, Joshua Horowitz on Twitter all post the conversations there. I sat down with our friend our obsession than it Cumberbatch last week. Yes. Benedict benedict. I should say also fans of my after our series. Most recently starred in one of her sketches, and this was the first full on scripted after hours bit I've ever done with Benedict, we shot this. I know there was a lot of conjecture online about this about when we shot it because he has a different haircut. He doesn't have the mustache currently has an yes, I teased at many months ago. The truth is we shot this sketch over a year ago. And it was kind of frankly casualty of the craziness around his film. The current war of the current war was a film that was gonna be released by the Weinstein company. I don't need to tell you the story of what happened to the Weinstein company, and the current war is still out there in the either I think I don't even know if there's a release date or studio tach to it right now. Hopefully, it will see the light of sometime because it features an amazing on Sambol, including Benedict. But suffice it to say we shot this great sketch probably thirteen fourteen months ago, and we've been sitting on it ever since and the time was right with his new film the Grinch, and if you. Have not watched it yet. It's one of my immediately one of my favorite after hours we've ever done. He was on fire. It is a parody. If you didn't know of the masterclass series on obsessed with those I've been thinking about for a while doing a parody of those trailers in those videos and Benedict delivered so well, check out the Benedict Cumberbatch after hours on the comedy central after hours page on Facebook on comedy central's after hours YouTube page, again, it's on my social media to definitely recommend that one..
"jason reitman" Discussed on Channel 33
"It felt like up in the air as far as the amount of just kind of movement but then front owner has twenty main characters that you're always following like robert altman movie so that had scaled to it i but i don't think that's what you're asking i mean we were asking is more than the nature of like a summer movie is jason reitman action movie yeah but it would probably be different for me it all comes down to that thing i was talking about earlier which is what are you saying why are you saying it all the other stuff is just becomes furniture look if i was going to die hard which i think is just one of the most brilliant movies ever or alien big movies i'd be thrilled by those challenges out for me to tell it out be looking for something underneath about why i was telling it i mean i guess i would make die hard but it'd be obsessed about the kind of the holly gene era love story getting to her and maybe that is what propelled them while they were making the movie maybe that was that was really core this is very particular to me watching tully but i don't have children and i walked out of the movie and i was like i'm not having children during a circumstance and you have kids diablo has kids yeah shirley says kids yeah what's it like to hear that is that is that is there a part of you that thinks of this as like a cautionary tale in some ways to i mean look it's so many things i mean one look we're living in a moment where more than ever i think adult human beings are comfortable with the concept of i could have kids arkan not have kids and there is no stigma and i think that's a great thing i don't think anyone should feel like they necessarily need to have children to complete the bingo card of life simultaneously i don't think shirley's diablo or i had felt as though we'd seen very accurate portrayal of.