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Celebrate Molly Shannon's 50th With SNL's Sally O'Malley: "I'm 50 Years Old!"

15 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The only way to properly celebrate actress Molly Shannon's 50th birthday on Tuesday is with a nod to her 50-year-old Saturday Night Live character, Sally O'Malley. Proud of her age and her moves, Sally is all about the kick and the stretch - and the very tight red pants, which she always seems to be pulling up. As she regularly announces, Sally's 50 years old, and she likes "to kick, stretch, and kick!" In a 2012 interview, Shannon explained the surprising inspiration behind the character: her father. The actress explained, "He was very badly injured in a car accident and had to wear braces on his legs and had to learn to walk again . . . I would do versions of him in many of my characters. It was a reaction to wanting him to kick off his braces." Celebrate Shannon's 50th with a nostalgic look back at Sally O'Malley, then check out »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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17 Times Mary Katherine Gallagher Is Awesomely, Hysterically Awkward

15 September 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

There's no character quite like Molly Shannon's Mary Katherine Gallagher, so in honor of the actress's birthday this week, we're taking a look back at some of her iconic character's hilarious - and hilariously awkward - moments in Superstar. Shannon first introduced the world to the clumsy Catholic schoolgirl on Saturday Night Live, and in 1999, Mary Katherine Gallagher made it to the big screen with the movie Superstar, which costarred Will Ferrell as cheesy high school hunk Sky Corrigan. The film featured Mary Katherine's most memorable antics, including the midconfession monologues, the tree-bark makeouts, and the sweet, sometimes heartbreakingly vulnerable moments that make the character so lovable. To celebrate Shannon's 50th birthday on Tuesday, take a look at 17 times Mary Katherine Gallagher gets wonderfully, hysterically weird. »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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Girl Eats Boy on New Life After Beth UK Quad Poster

12 September 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Arriving in UK theatres finally on 1 October is Jeff Baena's comedy horror directorial debut 'Life After Beth'. The romantic comedy with a little light-hearted zombie ex-girlfriend action thrown in 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. And you can catch a glimpse at the new UK quad poster below. »

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Life After Beth

5 September 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Life After Beth

Directed by: Jeff Baena

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Anna Kendrick

Running Time: 1 hr 28 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: September 5, 2014 (Chicago)

Plot: Zach’s (DeHaan) girlfriend Beth (Plaza) somehow leaves her grave days after she is pronounced dead from a snakebite.

Who’S It For?  People who watch quirky, dark comedies with low expectations.

Overall

Released almost two months before teenagers lug around pillow cases to amass the same candy they did as costumed children, Life After Beth is a goth young love comedy with a statically adolescent mindset on a young relationship’s promise of forever. As much as its Halloween-y takes on first relationships might suggest, writer/director Jeff Baena’s film is not sharp enough to suggest a second level of awareness beyond a simple joke; instead it must play out as a wacky tale of a weird girlfriend, »

- Nick Allen

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Six Of The Best Paul Rudd Comedies

4 September 2014 9:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

From Brian Fantana to Crap Bag (aka Mike), Paul Rudd has played some brilliant characters on both the big and small screen. The Anchorman star comes to cinema and video on-demand once again this Friday, September 5th in the romantic comedy They Came Together, and to celebrate the release we take a look at some of his best comedic roles.

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Paul Rudd played the character of Andy in the comedy directed by David Wain about an 80’s American summer camp. It’s the last day of camp so the staff and campers are all determined to resolve their unfinished business. The cast included Bradley Cooper, Molly Shannon and even They Came Together co-star Amy Poehler.

Friends (2002-2004)

In the iconic comedy series Friends, Paul Rudd played the character of Mike Hannigan who appeared in a total of 19 episodes. After falling for the quirky Phoebe, the pair »

- David Agnew

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Ten Best: Frightfest 2014 Movies

31 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Well this years Frightfest is over and I’ve had a week to digest everything – it’s safe to say this year was… interesting. The move from the Empire to Vue West End, whilst not without the odd teething problem, was a success. Yes, the atmosphere had changed a little, at least in terms of experiencing a film with hundreds of people instead of thousands, but the positives of the move truly outweighed any negatives. My personal positive? The wide range of films on show this year and that fact there was No problems getting into the Discovery Screens this year – which in my own case, was where I saw some of the best films of the festival.

Speaking of films, whilst there was no outstanding, totally blown me away, movie this year, there overall standard was Very high, with only one real dud of the entire week (and I »

- Phil Wheat

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Exclusive Trust Me Clip Goes Behind the Scenes With Sam Rockwell’s Sleazy Character

26 August 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Trust Me, director Clark Gregg’s first effort behind the camera since Choke, hits DVD today.  Gregg also wrote and stars in the pic as a down-on-his-luck agent for child actors who discovers a 13-year-old acting prodigy (Saxon Sharbino) and must subsequently deal with her overprotective father (Paul Sparks), an untrustworthy producer (Felicity Huffman), and his nemesis (Sam Rockwell) in order to get himself back on top.  It's the aforementioned nemesis that this clip focusses on, going behind the scenes for a look at Rockwell and having some fun with his sleazy character. Hit the jump to watch the Trust Me clip (you can also check out the trailer here).  The film also stars Amanda PeetAllison JanneyWilliam H. MacyMolly Shannon, and Niecy Nash.  Trust Me is now available on DVD. For more on Trust Me, watch our exclusive video interview with Clark Gregg. ComplexEmbed.Application.initialize({cId: »

- Evan Dickson

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Love Life After Beth to Death on DVD and Blu-ray this October

26 August 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Comedy horror 'Life After Beth' marks Jeff Baena's directorial feature debut and it's about to land a home release complete with commentaries from Baena and the cast plus some deleted scenes and more. The movie 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 and will land on DVD and Blu-ray 21 October. Check out the Blu-ray artwork below. »

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Life After Beth Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

25 August 2014 9:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Zach has a second chance at love, but it’s because his girlfriend, Beth, has come back from the dead. They still care for each other, but their relationship will be tested by Beth’s voracious appetite for human flesh. Lionsgate Home Entertainment is bringing Life After Beth to Blu-ray and DVD in time for Halloween, and we have the release details and a look at the official cover art.

Life After Beth hits Blu-ray (with Digital HD) and DVD (with Digital) on October 21st, with each release containing the following special features:

Blu-Ray/DVD Special Features*

Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Jeff Baena, Actors Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan and Matthew Gray GublerLife After Beth: The Post Mortem” featurette Deleted Scenes

*Subject to change

Press Release — “It’s never too late for a second chance at love in Life After Beth, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD »

- Derek Anderson

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FrightFest 2014: Life After Beth Review

25 August 2014 4:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Jeff Baena.

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Kendrick.

Certificate: Tbc.

Running Time: 91 minutes.

Synopsis: Zach (DeHaan) is devastated by the death of his girlfriend Beth (Plaza). That is until she turns up alive and well. Beth’s parents (Reilly & Shannon), are in denile about teh whole issue but Zach suspects she could very well be a zombie. As Beth and Zach start to patch up their relationship, something is turning rotten.

More romantic comedy antics featuring zombies arrives in the form of Life After Beth. I’m always a sucker for a film with a pun in the title, and that title should let you know that this isn’t a serious affair. But is this a zombie film with romance or a romance film with zombies? Personally I’d go for the latter. The posters »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Film4 FrightFest 2014 – Life After Beth (2014)

24 August 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Life After Beth, 2014

Written and directed by Jeff Baena

Starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Kendrick

Synopsis:

A young man’s recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

Just as the zombie genre itself has grown tired and weary with so many being released year on year, so has the zom com subgenre. At times you will get true gems (Stalled, I Survived a Zombie Holocaust) but a lot of the time they’re not worth your while. But as the genre looks like it needs to shut up shop, you get a movie like Life After Beth that really turns the whole landscape on its head. It’s not always funny, but it’s the most interesting take on the zombie genre since Shaun of the Dead. »

- Luke Owen

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Life After Beth Blu-ray Art Revealed

21 August 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Life After Beth is making its way to DVD and Blu-ray this fall and we've got a glimpse of the cover art for you. Somehow this one has entirely escaped me so far, so I'll be catching up on this news in time to check it out in the comfort of my living room.

You can get this one on October 21, courtesy of Lionsgate. Supplementary material includes an audio commentary with writer/director Jeff Baena and stars Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan and Matthew Gray Gubler. There's also deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes featurette. Consumers can choose between DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD download.

From writer/director Jeff Baena in his feature debut, the film’s star studded cast includes Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Anna Kendrick.

Life After Beth centers on a young man whose life takes a »

- Matt Serafini

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Box Office Democracy: Life After Beth

19 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Horror movies need to have a metaphor.  Slasher movies are historically about our attitudes about sex, Nightmare on Elm Street is about the fear we have of not being able to protect our children, even Shaun of the Dead was about the dangers of complacency.  I bring this up because Life After Beth has a terrible time conveying its metaphor.  Sometimes it seems to want to be about dealing with grief, other times it seems to be about moving on after a break up, it sometimes even feels like it’s trying to draw an equivocation between those two feelings.  Unfortunately, it never picks exactly what its about and it makes the film feel directionless and kind of boring.

Aubrey Plaza is a delight to watch in this movie.  Overlaying a kind of flighty 21 year-old girl with a person slowly turning into a zombie is a stellar idea and Plaza »

- Arthur Tebbel

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Specialty Box Office Preview: ‘The Trip To Italy’, ‘Frank’, ‘Jealousy’, ‘Life After Beth’, ‘Fort McCoy’

14 August 2014 6:29 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

In this weekend’s specialty box-office debuts, IFC Films hopes to replicate the critical and commercial success of Michael Winterbottom’s first amusing little travelogue/talker of a feature, The Trip, with a semi-sequel, The Trip To Italy. The second Trip again stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon; the entertainingly garrulous pair on yet another jaunt across restaurants, countryside and philosophy. The latest Trip will bow in NYC and La this weekend after a successful Australian run earlier this summer (or their winter).

Frank, a British-Irish-American drama from Magnolia Pictures featuring Michael Fassbender that had runs at Sundance and SXSW, bows in only one U.S. theater this weekend. Frank centers on an eccentric band, giving Fassy fans a chance to hear the Oscar-nominated actor sing, albeit from behind a mask (he’s not bad, actually).

Other notable new films include Philippe Garrel‘s Jealousy, which Distrib Films will expand »

- Brian Brooks

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Humidity Fighting Hair Solutions 

14 August 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Look how good Kendall, Kim and Kylie’s hair looks – despite the unusual humidity we’ve been having in Los Angeles. I know it’s bad when I walk down the hall at work and hear people talking about how frizzy their hair is!

Hair Stylist Jennifer Loura, of La’s Benjamin with Negin Zand Salon (salon clients include Molly Shannon, Cat Deeley and Maggie Grace) agrees that “the effects of humidity can be highly frustrating, depending on how you look at your options.” In today’s Glam Slam, she offers some tips to help you handle the effects of muggy weather.

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Dane DeHaan and Jeff Baena Talk Life After Beth, Their Own Zombie Apocalypse Survival Skills, Beth’s Stove, The Amazing Spider-man 3 and More

13 August 2014 7:20 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When you think about taking a grounded approach to bringing a zombie apocalypse to screen, you might go right to dark, gritty and super violent, but writer-director Jeff Baena took a different approach to it.  He strove to make his zombie apocalypse real not by upping the body count, but rather by highlighting interpersonal dynamics and specifically by focusing on what might happen if someone’s (Dane DeHaan) recently deceased girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza) came back home in Life After Beth. With the film making its way towards an August 15th limited release, Baena and DeHaan sat down to talk about developing the idea, its unique blend of comedy and drama, one very heavy stove, whether or not they could survive a zombie apocalypse themselves and more.  Hit the jump to check it out. Question: I read that you wanted to make a more grounded and realistic zombie movie.  Where do »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Shock Video Interview: Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan on Zombie Relationships in Life After Beth

13 August 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Hitting theaters this Friday, the zombie comedy drama Life After Beth marks the debut feature of writer/director Jeff Baena (whose previous credit is as a writer on David O. Russell's I Heart Huckabees).

Dane DeHaan stars as Zach Orfman, a young man whose world has been shaken following the sudden death of his girlfriend, Aubrey Plaza's Beth Slocum. Things get weird, though, when Beth simply comes back to life with no memory of having ever died. Now, Zach has to deal with his now-undead girlfriend (who seems to be getting increasingly more undead), Beth's overprotective parents (played by John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon) and his gun-loving older brother, Kyle (Matthew Gray Gubler), who goes on a bit of a power trip when more of the recently deceased start coming back.

The post Shock Video Interview: Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan on Zombie Relationships in Life After Beth »

- Silas Lesnick

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Interview: Aubrey Plaza, Matthew Gray Gubler & More on Zombie Comedy 'Life After Beth'

13 August 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This is a re-run of our interview with Aubrey Plaza, Matthew Gray Gubler and the cast of "Life After Beth" from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Sometimes the chemistry on a set works just perfectly, and you can just tell the cast had a ball making the movie. Such is the case with “Life After Beth,” Jeff Baena’s directorial debut, which premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival. The zombie comedy has a lively cast led by Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan, with comic talents Anna Kendrick, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Matthew Gray Gubler, Cheryl Hines and Paul Reiser offering zany support. Baena, who co-wrote “I Heart Huckabees” with David O. Russell over a decade ago (and is Plaza's boyfriend today), here offers a fresh and funny take on what can be an overplayed genre. Rather than highlighting the zombies’ flesh-eating qualities, the film focuses on the love »

- Kristin McCracken

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Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan Give Up Zombie Secrets

12 August 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Life After Beth" is a zombie movie, but it's a world away from George Romero or "The Walking Dead."  The demented romcom follows a hopeless romantic (Dane DeHaan of "Kill Your Darlings") who discovers that his dead girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza of "Parks and Recreation") has come back to life in a zombified, sometimes violent, always horny form. The two try to navigate a relationship as their town slowly transforms into a zombie stomping ground.  We caught up with Plaza and DeHaan to discuss the weirdest things they've done for a laugh, their costars John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon, and the secrets of making a funny, scary movie. "Life After Beth" opens August 15. »

- Louis Virtel

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Life After Beth Review

10 August 2014 10:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ever since Warm Bodies discovered the mainstream appeal of romance in a time of zombies, I’d been wondering how long it would take for other filmmakers to cash in on the rotting flesh of young love. Trying to love a zombie isn’t exactly the easiest feat, no matter how beautiful those cold, dead eyes look, but at least there’s hope throughout Warm Bodies, showing a zombie transforming back to his mortal form.

Jeff Baena’s Life After Beth is a role-reversal horror dramedy not about finding love, but instead losing love, finding it once again as a shambling zombie, and then somehow letting go. Beth Slocum inexplicably (Aubrey Plaza) comes back from the grave looking human enough, minus some heavy bags under her eyes and the snake bite that originally caused her death, and her grieving boyfriend Zach (Dane DeHaan) couldn’t be happier. But what starts »

- Matt Donato

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