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Entertainment Weekly Goes 'Up In The Air'

Entertainment Weekly Goes 'Up In The Air'

Up in the Air stars George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick takes the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly.

The flick may be the film to beat on Oscar night but campaigning for an Academy Award is similar to a political campaign, according to Clooney. EW asked him what Farmiga and Kendrick need to do to campaign effectively. “Kiss a lot of babies,” says Clooney. “I’m enjoying watching people talk about Vera and discovering Anna. I’ve been in good movies that were not successful. Out of Sight bombed, Three Kings really didn’t do well. O Brother, Where Art Thou? did okay, not great. The problem is that if they don’t [perform at the box office], then it really is going to be just Transformers. I’m not making any judgment on Transformers, I’m just saying [Hollywood will only make] those tentpoles.”

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  • anne

    give the oscar to a film that actually deserves it; a single man, inglorious basterds, invictus, hurt locker, 500 days of summer, an education, the road, precious, even star trek or avatar. anything but up in the air.

  • Lea

    I couldn’t agree more with his last comment. The same summer Transformers came out, I also went to see “The Secret life of Bees”. What a breath of fresh air that movie was compare to all those CGI-charged movies.

  • SS

    I really enjoyed Up in the Air – not the greatest film ever, but very different and well done. Kendrick had such a great presence on screen while Vera was fantastic as usual. I agree with anne that this film isn’t exactly best picture material (it’s over-hyped). The Hurt Locker is probably the one to beat.

  • You/Me

    I think what Clooney is not getting is that the majority of people go to the movies for great entertainment, to get out of their day to day lives. Movies like Transformers provide that big bang, they are so out there and the graphics are so amazing that paying $15 to watch it is worth it. Seriously, it costs roughly $40 for a night at the movies for two people…..who the h e l l wants to pay that to go see a boring a s s movie??? If you ask me Clooney just chooses shitty movies to star in, just as Brad Pitt did until Inglorious Basterds. Pitt has redeemed himself with that one. For a while there Hollywood was making some really awful movies, that’s why people weren’t flocking to the theaters. It wasn’t the economy,lol, it was that HW was reading the public wrong.

  • marie

    you and me….actually BP has been doing that for a while…Babel, Burn After Reading to name a couple….
    I did like this movie…but having been laid off after 20 years myself just last May…it was different to watch…

  • George C

    Slow down there. The Noms haven’t even been announced yet. Don’t blog for nothing.
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  • George C

    Slow down. The Noms haven’t been announced yet.

  • CanadaGirl

    George is hot, but I don’t think I’d want to see a movie about losing my job in this sad economy.
    @Marie – keep your chin up girl! Things’ll turn around.

  • Rotflmao

    The problem is nobody likes Clooney. seeing him act is a turn off.

  • Headless Obama

    Wow Georgie, ever think the problem is you, people want to see robots more than you hahaha

  • Baby

    He is aging gracefully

  • Nanea

    Whatever happened to Clooney’s vow to never campaign for anything, much less an Oscar? Desperate much?

    Is that why he hired that Italian slut with those ugly tattoos, who’s been dating an entire soccer team and who is such a gifted p0rn actress?

  • apO

    I would stay home forever if Transformers is the future of theater. What a piece of sh*t. And for people who says Transformers is a great movie has IQs of a 1yr old. “up in the air” was a good movie. Now i wouldn’t say it’s a great movie but a very solid movie. And the movie isn’t that depressing…it’s actually very very funny.

  • alison

    i love clooney i want to see this movie

  • Amanda Dubs

    Anna Kendrick was phenomenal in this movie. Definitely a scene stealer. I still think that The Hurt Locker should get the Oscar.

  • J.

    Loved The Hurt Locker and Up in the Air. My guess is, the Oscar will go to something more mainstream like Avatar.

  • Flor

    @marie: Actually they’ve done amazing movies but f*cking people just want to see transfrormes and that crap. Those are not movies. Is not art. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, that’s a great movie. MILK. THE DEPARTED. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. those are movies but people jut want to see f*cking robots talking and f*cking Megan Fox showing her sl*tty face!

  • Flor

    @Flor: BARTON FINK. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. FAMILY MAN. even Judd Apatow’s movies are better than f*cking Transformers. I don’t even know how people can go to see it. That movie is pointless. Such as Twilight

  • Flor

    And Anna Kendrick deserves an Oscar just because she’s the only talented person in f*cking Twilight.

  • lakers fan in boston

    i hope this movie is good as they say
    imma go watch it with some friends on weekend
    anna is really cute =]

  • Nurse Jill

    Anna is really hot, marry me please

  • anna

    I loved this movie! It definitely deserves to win awards.

  • MEEE

    Vera is really beautiful in that picture

  • Louisa

    This interview must have been done weeks ago because it sounds like George thought “Up” was going to be big but so far it’s bombing. It may pick up steam during awards season but with the pre-release hype I think it’s underperforming. But not as badly as “Nine”.

  • Jay

    “Up in the Air” is fantastic from an actor and industry standpoint. For the awards, that is what matters. “Up in the Air” relies entirely on performance, while many films now rely on CGI. It was also one of the only films this year where I could not predict the entire plot from the previews.

  • MMA

    He’s right. It’s too bad it’s gotten ALL about the money and not the art anymore.

  • Stone

    Oh, like Up in the Air is some sort of brilliant film. Give me a friggin break!

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  • runnersmatch

    I just think he is an old man