At the Up in the Air premiere on Monday night in Los Angeles, Paramount Pictures had Westwood decked out like an American Airlines terminal, complete with AA rope-and-stanchion barricades and a check-in counter. The movie, directed by Thank You for Smoking and Juno‘s Jason Reitman, follows George Clooney across the country as a man who fires people for a living. Why did George Clooney think now, during a bad economy, is the right time for this movie? Why did Reitman say this is his most personal work to date? Watch my AMC News Opening Night report, which includes conversations with Clooney, Reitman, Danny McBride and more for the answers.