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Life After Beth Blu-ray Art Revealed

19 hours ago | | 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 | | 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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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

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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 | | See recent 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 | | 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.

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- 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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Watch: Close The Door On Your Way Out With 2 Clips From 'Life After Beth' With Aubrey Plaza & Dane DeHaan

5 August 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Relationships end all the time, but every once in a while they start up again. Maybe those old fires are still burning, or maybe one cannot imagine life without the suddenly absent ex. But in "Life After Beth," a couple are put through a completely unexpected experience. Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan star in this zombie rom-com, which follows Zach, a guy who is reunited with his girlfriend… when she comes back from the dead! As you might imagine, she's not exactly as he remembers her. Premiering earlier this year at Sundance, 'Life' features a solid supporting cast —John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Gray Gubler.  "Life After Beth" opens in limited release on August 15th. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Third Life After Beth Clip Polishes its Gun; New Stills

1 August 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Any of you Dreadies catch Aubrey Plaza on "The Daily Show" last night promoting Life After Beth? She and Jon had a quirky kind of chemistry, which is fitting given the nature of the film. Here's a third clip, in which co-stars Matthew Gray Gubler and Dane DeHaan have their own quirky encounter.

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 turn for the worse when he attempts to make amends after his recently deceased girlfriend returns from the dead. Currently available on DirecTV VOD, look for it in limited release on August 15th.


Zach (DeHaan) is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth (Plaza). But when she miraculously comes back to life, »

- Debi Moore

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New Clip from Life After Beth

29 July 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of its theatrical release next month, we have a look at a brand new clip from Life After Beth, where we learn that smooth jazz is what it takes to calm down a zombie.

“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, Life After Beth stars Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser. DirecTV currently has an exclusive offering of the movie until its limited theatrical release on August 15th.

The post New Clip from Life After Beth appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Jonathan James

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Watch Aubrey Plaza come back from the dead in Life After Beth

24 July 2014 5:21 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Aubrey Plaza comes back from the dead in a newly-released scene from the comedy Life After Beth.

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.

Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza joins Hal Hartley's Ned Rifle

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.

The movie - which also stars Anna Kendrick, Alia Shawkat and Matthew Gray Gubler - had its premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

Life After Beth opens on August 15 in the Us and on October 3 in the UK. Watch a trailer below: »

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Fantasia 2014: ‘Life After Beth’ entertains, but fails to truly rise from the grave

22 July 2014 1:46 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Life After Beth

Written and directed by Jeff Baena

USA, 2014

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

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10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster Graduates From Late-Night to ‘Cabot College’

22 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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

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Disney in Talks With Mike White to Write Gorilla Tale ‘The One and Only Ivan’ (Exclusive)

21 July 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Walt Disney Pictures is in negotiations with Mike White to write the adaptation of Katherine Applegate’s children’s gorilla story “The One and Only Ivan.”

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.

Allison Shearmur is producing “Ivan.” She’s also producing “Cinderella” for Disney.

White was the co-creator, co-executive producer, writer and actor for HBO’s “Enlightened” during its two-season run. »

- Dave McNary

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Fantasia Review: Life After Beth

20 July 2014 2:11 AM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

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

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'Life After Beth' Clip Brings Aubrey Plaza Back from the Dead

18 July 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 »

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Aubrey Plaza Is Back From The Dead In Clip From Zom-Com Life After Beth, Plus New Images

18 July 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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

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'The Hotwives of Orlando' Pick Favorite Women in Pop Culture

17 July 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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