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Director Jeff Baena's movie centres on teenager Zach, whose world is turned upside down when he discovers that his girlfriend (Plaza) has come back from the dead.
The new clip sees Zach confronting Beth's parents (Molly Shannon, John C Reilly) about his theory that his girlfriend was never actually dead in the first place.
His worst fears are ultimately realised when Beth develops a desire to eat other humans.
Life After Beth opens on August 15 in the Us and on October 3 in the UK. Watch a trailer below: »
Written and directed by Jeff Baena
Twenty years ago, if someone said that ‘zombie romantic comedy’ was going to become an actual cinematic sub-genre, they’d have been called a witch and burned at the stake. And yet, they would have been right, and Fantasia 2014 has seen the unveiling of yet another film in the rapidly expanding genre, Life After Beth. Starring Aubrey Plaza of Parks and Recreation and Dane DeHaan, recently of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Life After Beth is best described as a zombie breakup comedy. It’s also best described as “decent, but not amazing”, a serviceable enough zom-rom-com kept afloat mostly by the supporting cast.
DeHaan stars as Zach, a teenager whose longtime girlfriend, Beth (Plaza), dies and comes back to life several days later. But before Zach’s eyes, as well as Beth’s parents played by John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon, »
- Thomas O'Connor
After 11 years living in Los Angeles, Fortune Feimster still hasn’t been able to shake her North Carolina accent. That twang, plus a brash, unafraid-to-be-silly attitude that suggests a female Chris Farley, made for some pretty agonizing auditions early on, including two near-miss “Saturday Night Live” tests.
“I’m not your typical woman comic,” admits Feimster, who studied improv with the Groundlings for several years before joining their Sunday Company. “I never wanted my size or my accent or my sexuality to define me. I wanted to take what I had and do things you wouldn’t expect I’d be able to do.”
The unconventional comic credits Chelsea Handler with looking past things that seemed to trip up other casting agents. “She just got it,” Feimster says. “The nice thing about Chelsea is that she puts people on TV that maybe other people wouldn’t give a chance to. »
- Peter Debruge
The book, published by HarperCollins in 2011, centers on the silverback gorilla Ivan, who is in a cage at a shopping center with an elderly elephant named Stella and a stray dog named Bob. When a baby elephant arrives, Ivan regains his memories and plans an escape to protect the new elephant from their abusive owner.
The book, illustrated by Patricia Castelao and written in the voice of Ivan, won the 2013 Newbery Medal. Applegate based the story of a gorilla named Ivan who spent 27 years in a Washington mall before being transferred to an Atlanta zoo.
White was the co-creator, co-executive producer, writer and actor for HBO’s “Enlightened” during its two-season run. »
- Dave McNary
There’s something about the whole idea of zombies and people returning from the dead that used to strike fear into horror fans. Films like Night Of The Living Dead, Zombi, and various others were able to make their viewers genuinely affected and frightened. Somewhere in the last half decade or so, there was a shift, replacing that fear with a watered down and somewhat dull angle to a once scary idea. Akin to what happened with vampires via Twilight, zombies just lost their edge, leading into a very safe and very family-friendly territory. Such is the case with Jeff Banea’s Life After Beth, a film that while being capable of a laugh here and there, just further illustrates how far the zombie subgenre has strayed, from being something frightful, into being just another genre watered down to the point of being unrecognizable.
Focusing on Zack, a young man »
- Jerry Smith
John C. Reilly is keeping a very big secret in the upcoming zombie comedy Life After Beth. Believeing that his girlfriend died, having already attended her funeral, forlorn Zach (Dane DeHaan) soon discovers that Beth's (Aubrey Plaza) dad is actually hiding her away in the closet of the family home. Watch as Zach confronts the father, demanding to see his lost love. Will this relationship be rekindled? Or will Beth refuse to come out of the closet...As a zombie?
Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. However, the newly returned Beth isn't quite how he remembered her and, before long, Zach's whole world takes a turn for the worse.
Life After Beth: Movie Pictures GalleryLife »
Anyone who has watched NBC’s Parks and Recreation over the years can attest to the fact that Aubrey Plaza is very, very funny (even if her “break-out” film The To-Do List was not). And in Safety Not Guaranteed, she proved that her range extends far beyond quirky deadpan humor. Now, in this summer’s Life After Beth, she’s taking the bold move of both pushing into the horror genre and seizing what could be her most dramatic role to date. Plaza alone has put this one on our watchlist, but that she’s working alongside actors like Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Anna Kendrick and Molly Shannon is some pretty major icing on the cake.
A new clip from Life After Beth has hit the web today, centering on Beth’s boyfriend (DeHaan) as he attempts to make sense of finding her inexplicably alive after being told by »
- Isaac Feldberg
Hulu's seven-episode series "The Hotwives of Orlando" lampoons Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchises in exactly the right ways: The catchphrases, the melodrama, the sham marriages, and the frightening fights are all parodied with very close attention to detail. Creators Dannah Phirman and Danielle Schneider have a cast of game ladies in their Florida-set series, including Schneider herself (who plays Shauna Maducci, the "bankrupt overspender"), "Happy Endings"/"SNL" vet Casey Wilson as trophy wife Tawny St. John, Tymberlee Hill as Phenomenon "Phe Phe" Reed, Andrea Savage as cougar Veronica Von Vandervon, Angela Kinsey of "The Office" as religious zealot Crystal Simmons, and "30 Rock" vet Kristen Schaal as drug-addled former child star Amanda Simmons. HitFix caught a few minutes to interview Wilson, Hill, Savage, Schneider, and Phirman. Instead of asking them to name their favorite "Housewives" franchise or terrifying dream about Andy Cohen, we asked them to pick their favorite ladies from famous pop culture groups. »
- Louis Virtel
“Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down…”
Directed and written by Jeff Baena, the main cast of Life After Beth includes Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser. DirecTV will begin offering starting today before its limited theatrical release on August 15th.
The post New Clip from Life After Beth appeared first on Daily Dead. »
- Jonathan James
A24 Films has released a new Life After Beth clip for director Jeff Baena’s upcoming comedy. The film stars Dane DeHaan as a young man whose girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza) comes back from the dead, only to start deteriorating into a flesh-craving zombie. This new clip comes from a scene early in the film, when DeHaan barges into his girlfriend’s house where he finds her parents (played wonderfully by John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon) are keeping their reanimated daughter hidden. I caught the pic at Sundance and while it’s very funny, it has a little trouble settling on a tone. At times it’s a straight-up comedy, at other times it’s a relationship drama, and at other times it’s a flat-out zombie movie. Nevertheless, Plaza turns in a delightful performance as the titular Beth, proving her range goes much further than deadpan. Hit the jump »
- Adam Chitwood
Will Ferrell turns 47 today, and now's a good time to announce that he's enjoying a phenomenal career. He was a valuable "SNL" cast member during his entire seven-year run, his movie career is endlessly successful, and he's the reason we have Funny Or Die. Oh, and he was a Broadway star for a second. He's doing well. That brings me to today's topic: What's the most underrated moment in Ferrell's career? You might say that his role in "Stranger Than Fiction" deserves another look. Perhaps you think he was spot-on as Bob Woodward in the bizarre pseudo-gem "Dick." But today I'm advocating for a Will Ferrell movie that represents a bygone part of his career -- his "SNL" streak as really, really dorky characters. The movie? Is "Superstar." In this box office dud from '99, Ferrell plays Molly Shannon's Catholic school crush. He's cool to her and hilariously weird to us. »
- Louis Virtel
Anchor Bay Entertainment will be bringing Trust Me, a dark comedy-drama which The Avengers actor Clark Gregg wrote, directed and starred in, to DVD on August 26th, and We Got This Covered is pleased to be able to exclusively unveil the DVD box art for the movie.
Trust Me stars Gregg as a down-on-his-luck agent for Hollywood child stars who, despite his good heart, has a bad habit of letting his mouth get away with him, which means he often loses clients to his slick arch-nemesis Aldo Shocklee (Sam Rockwell). After stumbling across a 13-year-old acting prodigy (Saxon Sharbino), he finds himself on the precipice of closing a massive deal which would work to catapult both himself and his client onto the A-list. However, as he continues to work with the young actress, he becomes troubled by signs that she may not be as innocent as initial appearances would suggest. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Review by Andrew McArthur
If like me zombie themed romantic comedy Warm Bodies left you as cold as one of the undead stiffs themselves, then Life After Beth is the perfect antidote. The film received its UK premiere at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival and proved itself to be a laugh-filled delight.
Jeff Baena’s Life After Beth follows broken-hearted Zach (Dane DeHaan), distraught after the sudden death of his girlfriend Beth (Audrey Plaza). However, much to the delight of Zach and his former-girlfriend’s parents (John C. Reilly & Molly Shannon), Beth miraculously returns from the dead but gradually becomes more aggressive and er… zombified.
Life After Beth is refreshing as it does not try and present itself »
Here's a quick peek at a couple of new images from Jeff Baena's rom-zomedy 'Life After Beth'. Although the pics are screenshots more so than official images we do have also have two accompanying character posters featuring it's two talented stars to enjoy as well. 'Life After Beth' stars Aubrey Plaza ('Safety Not Guaranteed'), Dane DeHaan ('Chronicle'), Anna Kendrick ('Up in the Air'), John C. Reilly, Alia Shawkat ('Arrested Development'), Cheryl Hines ('Curb your Enthusiasm') and Molly Shannon. Check out the goods below. »
David Wain and Michael Showalter make a great team. Their respective approaches to comedy complement each other perfectly, creating projects that capture the hearts of the audience, and cling on – like stubborn limpets – until the end of time. One such project is Wet Hot American Summer. A box office disappointment on its release in 2001, it became something of a cult classic soon after, commanding strident loyalty among its fans. Those fans have longed to re-visit Camp Firewood, ever since they discovered the film, and their vociferous nagging was recently rewarded with the news that a prequel would be coming to Netflix.
“We’re talking about doing Wet Hot American Summer now as a Netflix series. So we have an outline, but »
- Sarah Myles
Rumours that such plans were being made have been swirling for weeks, but Showalter and writer-director David Wain had previously declined to comment publicly.
Showalter has now told Crave Online that a Netflix series would take place entirely on "the first day of camp", with the all-star original cast returning.
"We wouldn't have wanted to do it if we couldn't get everybody," he insisted. "So we did our due diligence before the fact and everyone wants to do it."
The writer-actor continued: "We're not going to try to make everything make sense [within the film's context]. There will be some of that, but we're not trying to do a really intricate story.
"It's more just an opportunity to bring the cast back together and tell more stories about these camp kids."
Showalter added »
Following in the footsteps of the cult favorite television series Arrested Development, which got a fourth season that debuted on Netflix last year, it was reported that the streaming service would be resurrecting David Wain and Michael Showalter’s cult film, Wet Hot American Summer. The 10-episode season will act as a prequel to the original movie and will be executive produced by Wain and Showalter, who are also planning to return as writers.
Wet Hot American Summer starred a laundry list of well-known comedy actors and actresses: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Molly Shannon, Bradley Cooper, and Christopher Meloni (just to name a few). Much of the original ...
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- Molly Freeman
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming horror comedy "Life After Beth," starring Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Aubrey Plaza, John C Reilly, Anna Kendrick, Cheryl Hines, Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser. Check it out below. Plot: Zach (DeHaan) is devastated after his girlfriend, Beth (Plaza), unexpectedly dies. When she suddenly rises from the dead, he sees it as a second chance and decides to do and say every thing he wishes he had while she was still alive. The new movie is written and directed by Jeff Baena. It's set to premiere on DirecTV on July 17 and then hit select theaters on August 15th. Trailer: »
While doing press for his romantic comedy satire They Came Together, in theaters starting today, screenwriter Michael Showalter also shared details about his new Wet Hot American Summer TV series, which was announced last month.
While it doesn't seem that a deal with Netflix has been finalized, Michael Showalter revealed that he and co-writer David Wain have an outline written for the series, which may expand past one season, while confirming that they still plan on getting the entire original cast from the movie back together.
Michael Showalter first revealed that a full script hasn't been written yet, and that they would start crafting the story as just one season, with the potential to expand it down the road.
"We're talking about doing Wet Hot American Summer now as a Netflix series. So we have an outline but we don't have a script. I think we would start with one (season) and go from there, »
“Zombies Eat Guys!”
Aubrey Plaza continues to be an utter delight! If you aren’t familiar with her other films, search out and find Safety Not Guaranteed, Damsels In Distress, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and The To Do List, as well as her upcoming film About Alex (Aug 8,) before you watch Life After Beth.
Zach (Dane DeHaan) is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth (Aubrey Plaza). But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. »
- Michelle McCue
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