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Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: November 24, 2013 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
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Based on a British comedy of the same name, this series is set in Long Beach, California, at the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital. The staff attends to the needs of female patients who are often "getting on" in years -- while also dealing with the challenges of a health-care bureaucracy that's in need of an overhaul.
Even as they attempt to serve their charges under less-than-ideal circumstances, the lives of the ragtag crew are complicated by conflicting agendas, both professional and personal.
The Sundance Film Festival has a ton of great-looking films premiering next year, and one of them is a new zombie film called Life After Beth. The movie has a great cast that includes Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser.
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…
- Joey Paur
Directed by the co-writer of I Heart Huckabees, Aubrey Plaza (Parks And Recreation) features as living-girl-turned-zombie Beth, girlfriend of Zach (Dane DeHaan – The Place Beyond The Pines), who resurrects after dying. What’s the first thing Zach does after discovering his dearly beloved has now departed? Ties her to his oven of course! Co-starring John C. Reilly (Wreck-it Ralph), Paul Reiser (Mad About You), Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live) and Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), this is one comedy we don’t want to miss. These stills give us a glimpse into Beth’s new blood-splattered persona, as well as a hint at the romance between Plaza and DeHaan’s characters.
Life After Beth will premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2014 in January.
Source: Sundance Film Festival
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- Jazmine Sky Bradley
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival is right around the corner, and the Sundance Institute has released the full line-up for the competition films that will be premiering!
This year there were 12,218 total submissions, and 117 films were accepted from 37 countries around the world. It looks like there's a lot of good selection of films this year.
The Sundance Film Festival 2014 runs from January 16th to the 26th, and the GeekTyrant team will be there to cover as many movies as we possibly can.
U.S. Dramatic Competition
The 16 films in this section are world premieres and, unless otherwise noted, are from the U.S.
“Camp X-Ray” — Directed and written by Peter Sattler. A young female guard at Guantanamo Bay forms an unlikely friendship with one of the detainees. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi, Lane Garrison, J.J. Soria, John Carroll Lynch.
- Joey Paur
A number of horror films will be playing at Sundance next month and one we’ll be keeping our eye on is, Life After Beth, a new zombie movie starring Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan. Here’s the official synopsis and a look at the first official photos:
“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, Paul Reiser. The movie will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 16th – 26th. For more information on the festival, visit:
The post New Photos from Life After Beth appeared first on Daily Dead. »
- Jonathan James
What other hidden gems can we discover early in the first Sundance 2014 announcement? How about a comedy where Aubrey Plaza (of Mystery Team, Funny People, Safety Not Guaranteed, "Parks & Rec") plays Dane DeHaan's girlfriend Beth, who he keeps as his girlfriend after she becomes a zombie. It's titled Life After Beth (nice) and does indeed star Plaza as a zombie. The ensemble cast includes more excellent names like John C. Reilly, Paul Reiser, Anna Kendrick, Alia Shawkat and Molly Shannon. Hopefully not too similar to Warm Bodies, this does sound interesting, we'll catch it at Sundance in January. First look below. Here's the first three photos from Jeff Baena's Life After Beth (click for HQ), arriving direct from Sundance: Here's the fun synopsis from Sundance: Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon »
- Alex Billington
Sundance Film Festival continues to be one of the most popular, and arguably one of the most important, events on the industry calendar, launching as it does some of the most prominent independent films at the start of each year.
This year will be no different, with Sundance announcing last night the initial line-up of films screening in competition, led by Song One, starring Anne Hathaway; Camp X-Ray, starring Kristen Stewart; Infinitely Polar Bear, with Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana; Joe Swanberg’s Happy Christmas, starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham, and Swanberg himself; The Skeleton Twins, with Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, and Ty Burrell; Life After Beth, with Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, and John C. Reilly; Listen Up Philip, with Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss; Whiplash, starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons; and many, many more.
U.S. Dramatic Competition
Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, »
- Kenji Lloyd
It's that special time of year again when films are announced for Sundance and we have to do our best to figure out from very brief descriptions if they're horror or not. In any event, here's the first wave of what we think are the genre highlights.
First to be announced are the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition Next <=> section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, which runs January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah.
For the 2014 fest 118 feature-length films were selected, representing 37 countries and 54 first-time filmmakers, including 34 in competition. These films were selected from 12,218 submissions (72 more than for 2013), including 4,057 feature-length films and 8,161 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 2,014 were from the U.S. and 2,043 were international. 97 Feature films at the Festival will be world premieres.
In addition to those announced today, the Festival »
- Debi Moore
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival is coming up in January and today, the Sundance Institute has named the films that will be in the U.S. and world competitions as well as Next, which is an oddly-named showcase for “Pure, bold works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling.”
There will be 67 films competing across five different competition categories. That may sound like a lot, but that’s only the first half of the film announcements. Later on they will be announcing the remaining lineup of films being shown outside these competitions.
Overall, it’s an impressive batch of entries, with several surprises and a handful of very promising movies. Check out the full list below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
U.S. Dramatic Competition
Camp X-Ray / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Peter Sattler) — A young woman is stationed as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, »
- Jeremy Clymer
Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute said, “That the Festival has evolved and grown as it has over the past 30 years is a credit to both our audiences and our artists, who continue to find ways to take risks and open our minds to the power of story. This year’s films and artists promise to do the same.”
For the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 118 feature-length films were selected, representing 37 countries and 54 first-time filmmakers, including 34 in competition. These films were selected from 12,218 submissions (72 more than for 2013), including 4,057 feature-length films and 8,161 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 2,014 were from the U.S. and 2,043 were international. 97 feature films at »
- Michelle McCue
The lineup for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival competition films was announced today, and we’ve got some first-look images and synopses from a selection of said films to share: Life After Beth – Written and directed by Jeff Baena; starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser. Low Down – Directed by Jeff Preiss; starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, and Flea. The Skeleton Twins – Directed by Craig Johnson; starring Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, and Joanna Gleason. The Sleepwalker – Directed by Mona Fastvold; starring Gitte Witt, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, and Stephanie Ellis. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2014 Sundance Film Festival runs January 16 – 26th. Life After Beth / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jeff Baena) — Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, »
- Adam Chitwood
Funny people doing funny things... It's not all gritty, kitchen sink drama at Sundance this year, with some good (supernatural) laughs to be found. First, Aubrey Plaza has found her inner zombie for "Life After Beth." She co-stars with Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines and Paul Reiser (!). A man is devastated by his girlfriend’s unexpected death, but receives a second chance at love when she mysteriously returns. Next, if Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig got together and cleaned out a fridge, we'd fucking watch the shit out of it. So we're ready for "The Skeleton Twins." Synopsis: An estranged brother and sister coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting a reunion. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
As I had predicted here, names such as Cutter Hodierne, Kat Candler, Maya Forbes, Mona Fastvold and Damien Chazelle would be among the invited guests at the ’14 edition of the Sundance Film Festival. It was such a strong year that even some items that I thought would be dark horse/long shots and might be looking at a fest berth from the sidelines are considered definite dramatic comp material, while some that was fully expecting to break the line-up have been passed up.
Horror “labeled” directors Carter Smith (Jamie Marks Is Dead) and Jim Mickle (Cold in July) broke into the line-up that is usually reserved for the newbie type of director and are coming in with perhaps different genre material. We’re glad to see Justin Simien’s Dear White People break into the 16 – it also acts as the long awaited return of Duly Noted producer Effie Brown. Actor »
- Eric Lavallee
The U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competition lineups for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival were announced today and just below I have featured pictures from the 16 films that will be competing in the U.S. Dramatic competition and they feature a lot of names you're going to recognize. The titles begin with Camp X-Ray, which stars Kristen Stewart as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, where she forms an unlikely friendship with one of the detainees. Jim Mickle made an impact earlier this year with We Are What We Are and he returns with Michael C. Hall with Cold in July. Fishing Without Nets looks to tell a story similar to that of Captain Phillips, only this time from the Somali side of things; God's Pocket is "Mad Men" star John Slattery's writing and directorial debut and he's lined up an impressive cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, »
- Brad Brevet
In some respects, the 30th annual Sundance Film Festival offers a snapshot of the ways in which the independent film scene has dramatically shifted over the past three decades, said fest director John Cooper, from an ever-widening talent pool to an increasingly sophisticated range of technologies available to filmmakers and distributors. In particular, the slate of 117 features (96 of them world premieres) set to unspool Jan. 16-26 in Park City, Utah, culled from a healthy 12,218 submissions, showcase the form at a new level of maturity — more diverse and welcoming to new filmmakers than ever, but also more exacting in terms of quality.
“Independent film in general has been absorbed and embraced as a vital part of the cultural landscape,” Cooper said. “It’s no longer an outsider sport. It really is part of an American art form.”
“I think the completeness of vision is different now from when I first started 20 years ago, »
- Justin Chang
In the following exclusive preview, Shannon’s Maxine wastes no time making changes to the store, including turning the deli case into a Japanese commuter hotel.
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While Barney is horrified, Sabrina is kind of inspired by the businesswoman’s “Maxinemize” philosphy.
Press Play on the video below to watch Maxine in action. »
- Vlada Gelman
The turkey’s stuffed, the pumpkin’s pie’d and the family’s gathered — but don’t neglect your old friend, TV! It’s working Ot this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, serving marathons of fave shows (Castle) and flicks (James Bond), holiday movies (My Santa) and classics (A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving), plus fresh episodes of Glee, Grimm and others. So unbutton your pants and pick up your remote — it’s relaxin’ time. (Sunday’s entrees, including the Walking Dead finale, a great Wife and The Mentalist 2.0 will be covered separately.)
Thursday, Nov. 28
Midnight – 2:40 am Amazing Animation Thanksgiving Marathon (Starz »
- Misha Solomon
To many people, nursing homes are no laughing matter, but a new Americanization of a British show is aiming to mine humor from that environment.
Premiering Sunday, Nov. 24, HBO's "Getting On" casts three-time "Roseanne" Emmy winner Laurie Metcalf as the supervisor of an extended-care facility in Long Beach, Calif. She thinks the assignment is only temporary, but she finds out differently ... meaning she'll have to find ways to deal with the often challenging bureaucracy, encompassing a by-the-book nurse (Alex Borstein, the voice of Lois Griffin on Fox's "Family Guy").
"We're all going to deal with this at some point," Metcalf reasons to Zap2it of the subject matter "Getting On" tackles. "It's a dramedy, I guess you'd call it, so there is humor ... but this is a tough subject. I was so impressed with the BBC version, within the first five minutes, I knew this was something I wanted to do. »
Shannon stopped by CBS' "The Talk" on Wednesday (Nov. 20) to talk about all the odd jobs she held before making it big in Hollywood. "I was not very good. I really struggled," Shannon says. "I took any jobs I could to make a buck."
The worst job she ever had? Telemarketing. "I got a job telemarketing selling office supplies," Shannon says. "It was a miserable little office in Hollywood. I did it for ten minutes and asked to go to the bathroom. My supervisor gave me a key, and I left and went to my car and never came back."
Shannon also talked about how she keeps her work and personal life separate, and doesn't let her kids watch her old "Saturday Night Live" episodes. "They don't watch them. »
A huge ensemble cast of indie vets (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Matthew Gray Gubler, Dane DeHaan, Alia Shawkat, John C. Reilly, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Molly Shannon). Check. A promising directorial debut from someone who previously made a name for himself with a cult screenplay (I Heart Huckabees). Check. Zombies. Check. You can always count on a horror-comedy to crack the Park City at Midnight line-up and Life After Bet certainly fills in that gap. Filming on Jeff Baena’s debut occurred in July, and recent Afm art proves that they’re deep into the post production phase, so chances are relatively good for a possible January showing. If so, this will be a hot sales item ticket for several indie distribution companies.
Gist: DeHaan plays Zach, who is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage »
- Eric Lavallee
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