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Interview: Family Weekend Press Conference With Kristin Chenoweth And Olesya Rulin

Family-Weekend-PosterPress conferences are informative, but not typically fun, per se. However, when you’ve got two entertainers front and center who are seemingly very passionate about the film they’re promoting, the excitement leads to a laugh-packed back-and-forth.

That film is “Family Weekend” and those entertainers are Kristin Chenoweth and Olesya Rulin. Rulin leads as Emily Smith-Dungy, a high school student with a passion for competitive jump roping. When her entire family misses an important competition, Emily decides enough is enough. She rallies her siblings, they kidnap their parents (Chenoweth and Matthew Modine), and refuse to let them go until they strike a proper balance between work and family.

With “Family Weekend” due in theaters on March 29th, Chenoweth and Rulin sat down for a session of rapid-fire questions. While we did get the goods on their connection to their characters, what it took for Rulin to appear to be a legitimate jump rope athlete, where they got their inspiration for the Smith-Dungy family dysfunction, and more, the bigger laughs came from poking fun at their personal lives and trying to figure out who made Rulin’s dress.

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Interview: Young Adult Press Conference With Director Jason Reitman

Thank You for Smoking, Juno and Up in the Air; can director Jason Reitman do no wrong? Thanks to his latest feature, Young Adult, I’m inclined to believe so.

The film stars Charlize Theron as Mavis Gary who quite literally is a young adult. She’s a professional living in the big city, but Mavis hasn’t shaken her high school years. Still believing she’s the popular girl, Mavis heads home to Mercury, Minnesota to claim what she thinks is rightfully hers, her high school sweetheart Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson). Former nerd Matt Freehauf (Patton Oswalt) attempts to talk some sense into her, explaining Buddy’s married with a kid, but thanks to her one-track mind, tough attitude and drinking habits, nothing will stop Mavis from getting what she wants.

Young Adult debuted in select theaters last weekend, but now it’s time for more of the country to get a taste of what Mavis is capable of. In honor of his fourth feature’s release, Reitman went from the “Mini Apple” to the Big Apple to sit down for a press conference and run through everything from how he snagged his stellar cast to working with writer Diablo Cody and much more. Check out the highlights from the event in the video below.

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Interview: Young Adult Press Conference With Diablo Cody, Charlize Theron And Patton Oswalt

Diablo Cody set the bar pretty high with her first feature, Juno, but Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) follows right in our favorite blue slushy chugging teen pregnancy case’s footsteps. Well, somewhat.

Mavis is quite literally a young adult. She’s all grown up and working in Minneapolis as the ghostwriter of the once popular young adult series, Waverly Prep, but she’s very much stuck in the past. When her marriage fails and she’s asked to pen the final installment of the series, Mavis attempts to use her high school flame, Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson), to lift her spirits. Regardless of his loving wife and child, Mavis packs up her things, hops in her car and heads back to her hometown, Mercy, Minnesota, to get her man. With her brash attitude and selfish nature in tow, Mavis plows through town, chugging as much diet coke and alcohol along the way as possible, to reclaim her man and reinforce her position as the popular girl in school.

In honor of Young Adult’s December 9th limited release and the December 16th wide expansion, Cody, Theron and Patton Oswalt who steals scenes as the former high school punching bag, Matt Freehauf, went from the “Mini-Apple” to the Big Apple to spread the word at a press conference. Check out the highlights from the event in the video below.

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Interview: Hugo’s Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Chloe Moretz And More

What better way to spend the most magical time of year than by seeing a particularly magical and inspiring movie? No, this isn’t a review – that you can find right here – but there’s really no way to talk about Hugo without being swept right back up by that incredible adventure.

Based on Brian Selznick’s book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo tells the tale of a young orphan named Hugo (Asa Butterfield) who keeps the clocks running in a 1930s Paris train station by day and tries to finish his deceased father’s work by night, restoring an old automaton. In attempt to find the pieces to fix the elaborate machine, Hugo targets Georges Méliès’ (Sir Ben Kingsley) train station toy stand. And yes, that’s Georges Méliès as in the iconic filmmaker of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Méliès catches Hugo in the act and after finding some stolen goods and Hugo’s notebook of automaton instructions, rather than merely reprimand him, Méliès is so distressed by his findings he takes and threatens to burn Hugo’s notebook. However, with the help of Méliès’ goddaughter, Isabelle (Chloe Moretz), Hugo not only comes closer to fixing the automaton, but fixing Méliès, too.

In honor of Hugo’s November 23rd release, a large portion of the gang assembled for a press conference. Producer Graham King, screenwriter John Logan, the station inspector Sacha Baron Cohen, Lisette the flower shop owner Emily Mortimer, Moretz, Butterfield, Kingsley and novelist Brian Selznick all came out to talk about working with Scorsese, dabbling in film history while making a film and so much more. Check out some of the highlights in the transcription below.

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SDCC 2011: Fright Night Press Conference

Now that the Twilight madness is long gone, there’s room for more vampires at San Diego Comic Con, Jerry Dandridge to be exact. Colin Farrell stars as the new vampire next door with his eye on sucking the blood out of all of poor Charley Brewster’s (Anton Yelchin) loved ones. To gear up for the film’s August 19th release, Farrell and Yelchin as well as Imogen Poots who plays Charley’s girlfriend, Amy, Christopher Mintz-Plasse who plays his best pal, “Evil” Ed, director Craig Gillespie, writer Marti Noxon and Chris Sarandon, Jerry Dandridge from Tom Holland’s 1985 original, hit the Hilton Bayfront to discuss their revamped version of Fright Night.

As this video is fairly lengthy, roughly 23 minutes long, take a look at the breakdown below so you can skip around as you please.

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