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Title: Burying the Ex Rlje/Image Entertainment Director: Joe Dante Writer: Alan Trezza Cast: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario, Oliver Cooper Running time: 89 min, Rated R (Language, Violence, Gore, mild sexuality) In Theaters, On VOD & iTunes: June 19, 2015 Nice guy Max (Anton Yelchin) has a beautiful, yet clingy girlfriend Evelyn (Ashley Greene). They seem to love each other and she goes along with his quirky interests, which brings him to take the next step in asking her to move in with him. She immediately turns into the girlfriend from hell by controlling his every move and threatening other women that harmlessly flirt with Max. She redecorates the [ Read More ]
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Now available on VOD and in select theaters is Joe Dante's (Gremlins, The 'Burbs) zombie comedy Burying the Ex. From a script by Alan Trezza, the film stars Anton Yelchin as Max, a nice guy eager to break up with his overbearing girlfriend Evelyn (Ashley Greene) when fate intervenes and she gets hit by a bus. Weeks later he meets his dream girl Olivia (Alexandra Daddario, who is making a career out of playing dream girls), but everything goes to hell when Evelyn rises from the grave convinced she and Max are still an item. After visiting the set last year (you can check out my on-set interviews with Greene here and Yelchin here), I recently had an opportunity to speak with Trezza about the film. He talked about going from a self-produced short film to landing Joe Dante as the director, what makes Dante so special, finding the right leads, »
- Haleigh Foutch
There’s a regular opinion of popular filmmakers hitting their peak and not being able to make good films after said peak. Masters of horror such as Carpenter, Argento and Hooper are quite often thrown into those false statements because of a film here or there (sometimes more than one), and as fan of those filmmakers, it’s somewhat of an irritating thing to hear. After Gremlins/The Howling director Joe Dante gave audiences the family friendly film The Hole, those who were once Dante fanatics seemed to be throwing him into that awful opinion, not having realized that The Hole was pretty much a kids’ horror film. Proving the naysayers completely wrong with the zombie horror/comedy Burying The Ex, Dante returns with a fresh and rejuvenated approach, and a film that not only pay homage to the days of E.C. Comics, but to horror fans and Los Angeles as well. »
- Jerry Smith
I’m a Joe Dante fan. That is something I cannot hide. His early work made him a horror icon, and Gremlins stands as one of my favorite movies of all time. These are facts, and if I ever get to meet Joe Dante, I’d like nothing more than to buy him a drink and hear him reminisce about the good old days. You know, the exciting, creative times that yielded scene after scene of infectious horror fun.
Basically, any time before Burying The Ex happened.
It’s not that Dante created a soulless romcom disguised as a cheeky horror comedy. It’s more that any voiceless filmmaker could have made Burying The Ex. No scene glistens with Dante’s typically demented polish, and everyone involved seems to be phoning it in. There’s not a single genuine moment of chemistry to be found between the three members of this undead love triangle, »
- Matt Donato
Actresses Adria Arjona and Leven Rambin sat down with GQ to discuss the upcoming second season of True Detective, and things got sexy. The interviewer kept on probing the actresses to reveal the details on the highly anticipated and secretive season two, but they wouldn't spill the beans. Recognizing her detective work was going nowhere, the interviewer shifted to getting to know the actresses with a game of f--k, marry, kill. Rambin knew who'd she'd like to get it on with right away, "You know who I'd f--k? Daddario." The actress Alexandra Daddario portrayed Lisa, one of Marty's (Woody Harrelson) mistresses in season one." Arjona »
Joe Dante has always been a filmmaker that I've deeply admired and I feel that a good amount of his work doesn't get discussed nearly enough. I completely get this talented filmmaker's attraction to the EC Comics-style concept in Burying the Ex, but Alan Trezza's script is too lazy and uninspired for this movie to be anywhere close to a comeback for Joe Dante.
Obviously made under time constraints and budget limitations, with the proper nourishment and a proper rewrite from Dante himself, I could easily see Burying the Ex in theory being a project that could compliment Dante's sensibilities. His trademark influences of Mel Blanc-inspired frenetic humor and the dark surrealistic atmosphere absorbed from monster movie matinees would have been the perfect marriage for this movie's living dead love triangle concept. All Joe Dante needed was a solid script, because everybody knows there is only so much »
- Sean McClannahan
Alexandra Daddario wrapped up being a badass in the disaster movie "San Andreas," and now she's taking on a more laid-back role in "Burying the Ex." She plays a completely alive person (as far as we know) whose boyfriend is trying to get rid of his crazy ex, who just so happened to come back from the dead.
To celebrate the release of her new zombie flick, Alexandra shared her five favorite movies ever. »
- Rachel Horner
Alan Trezza's screenplay for "Burying The Ex" might as well have had Joe Dante's name above the title from the moment he wrote it, because it is a perfect fit for the filmmaker's sensibilities. Dante's three leads (Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, and Alexandra Daddario) are all game for whatever he asks of them, and they seem to be having a blast with the material. There's a slightly muted quality to the film, though, which keeps it from being a complete pleasure, but considering how rarely we get a new film from Dante, I'll take something slight over nothing at all. There's a hint of "Death Becomes Her" in this film's DNA, and in certain sequences, Dante's live-action cartoon aesthetic is pretty clearly expressed. If anything, I wish the movie pushed some of those ideas further, because it feels like Dante's having fun and so is the cast. Anton Yelchin plays Max, »
- Drew McWeeny
Plot: Max (Anton Yelchin) has a problem. He wants to break up with his overbearing girlfriend Evelyn (Ashley Greene) so he can date his dream girl, Olivia (Alexandra Daddario). Easier said than done when your girlfriend is a zombie! Review: Ah the zombie rom-com. What once seemed like a far-out, bonkers idea pre-Shaun Of The Dead has become a genre unto itself with movies like Warm Bodies, Life After Beth and... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
Ex to Grind: Dante’s ZomCom Never Finds Its Pulse
Zombies are difficult subject matters for the screen. A staple of a popular subgenre, original narrative inspiration is rare in a field of low yield thrills from contemporary films unable to match the iconic masters, like early George Romero. Of course, every now and then, something innovative and exciting comes along, such as Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later (2002), and it’s surprisingly energetic sequel. But increasingly, like all glorious horror tropes, comedy has taken the place of tension. Sometimes, in the right hands, this can also be inviting. So it’s disappointing to see a director like Joe Dante, the man who balanced these elements deftly in classics likes Piranha (1981), Gremlins (1984), and The ‘Burbs (1989) turn up with his latest, Burying the Ex. With its overtly fresh faced young cast and first time script from Alan Trezza (adapted from his own »
- Nicholas Bell
Stars: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario, Oliver Cooper, Ozioma Akagha, Mark Alan, Erica Bowie, Gabrielle Christian, Archie Hahn, Tomoko Karina, Stephanie Koenig, Wyndoline Landry, Julia Marchese, Dick Miller | Written by Alan Trezza | Directed by Joe Dante
Burying the Ex is a romantic comedy with zombies, or rom-zom-com as I believe we’re supposed to refer to them. It stars Anton Yelchin as Max, a young man who works in horror supplies shop and happens to be in relationship with Ashley Greene’s Evelyn who whilst beautiful, is jealous, neurotic and annoying. Max decides to dump her but before he can do so, she is killed in a traffic accident. Shortly afterwards, Max starts seeing Olivia (Alexandra Daddario) but is unable to begin a new relationship properly as, due to a curse of unspecified nature, the reanimated corpse of Evelyn has risen from the grave and is very keen to »
- Jack Kirby
Next Friday, the Joe Dante-directed horror comedy Burying The Ex will be coming to home video and VOD. The “zomedy” stars Fright Night‘s Anton Yelchin, Texas Chainsaw 3D‘s Alexandra Daddario, and The Apparition‘s Ashley Greene. Today, we’ve got a sampler of the soundtrack, which was composed by Joseph LoDuca, the man behind such horror classics […] »
*Updated* The month of June has a spectacular variety of horror and sci-fi titles arriving on VOD that make for a ton of opportunities for fans to beat the summer heat from the comfort of your own living room, all while catching up on some great films. Rodney Ascher’s latest terrifying sleep paralysis documentary, The Nightmare, is getting a release courtesy of Gravitas Ventures, Dark Sky Films is unleashing Ted Geoghegan’s We Are Still Here in early June and the latest from iconic director Joe Dante—Burying the Ex—digs its way onto VOD via Image Entertainment.
Amigo Undead (Gravitas Ventures) - June 2nd
Amigo Undead is a horror/comedy that begins when Kevin Ostrowski, a straight laced financial adviser, is invited to his ne’er do well older brother Norm’s 40th birthday party. It takes some arm twisting, but the free-wheelin’ Norm eventually convinces his brother »
- Heather Wixson
Director: Joe Dante
Running Time: 89 minutes
Synopsis: Max (Yelchin) and Evelyn (Greene) have the perfect relationship until they move in together. Once cohabiting, Max realises that Evelyn is far more high maintenance than he thought. Before he can break up wit her though, she is tragically killed. Weeks later, as Max is starting to move on with new flame Olivia (Daddario), Evelyn is resurrected and wants her man back for good.
Joe Dante has had an impressive career. The man behind the camera on classics such as Innerspace and Gremlins, Dante has been quiet for the last few years. His last film venture was the fantastic children’s horror The Hole which was scary enough to give grown-ups nightmares. Now comes Burying the Ex a black romantic comedy featuring that ever popular monster, the zombie.
Joe Dante has always had great flair for comedy, »
- Kat Smith
“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Furious 7″ lead the 2015 Teen Choice Awards nominees with five noms each. “Insurgent,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” “Avengers” and “Empire” are also making a big splash with four nominations at this year’s awards show.
The first wave of nominees were released this week, thanks to more than 500,000 fans heading to Twitter to unlock the nominations. Continued voting for more categories is now open on TeenChoice.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with fans able to vote once each day per category on the website, or by posting to social media with a category-specific hashtag (see below) with their nominees’ names until June 26.
Additional nominees, plus the host, performers and presenters, will be announced later.
The Teen Choice Awards, which celebrates pop culture icons in TV, film, music, sports, fashion, comedy and the Web, airs live at 8 p.m. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
New Line Cinema, Village Roadshow Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures’ action thriller San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson, is making a major impact in the global theatrical marketplace, registering a box office total of more than $300 million worldwide as of Monday, June 8, only its 10th day in release.
San Andreas opened at number one in North America on May 29th, entertaining moviegoers in 2D, RealD 3D and IMAX to earn a stellar A- Cinema Score and a domestic weekend total of more than $54 million. As of Monday, its domestic earnings have reached $101.1 million.
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- Movie Geeks
'San Andreas' movie with Dwayne Johnson. 'San Andreas' movie box office: $100 million domestic milestone today As the old saying (sort of) goes: If you build it, they will come. Warner Bros. built a gigantic video game, called it San Andreas, and They have come to check out Dwayne Johnson perform miraculous deeds not seen since ... George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, released two weeks earlier. Embraced by moviegoers, hungry for quality, original storylines and well-delineated characters – and with the assistance of 3D surcharges – the San Andreas movie debuted with $54.58 million from 3,777 theaters on its first weekend out (May 29-31) in North America. Down a perfectly acceptable 52 percent on its second weekend (June 5-7), the special effects-laden actioner collected an extra $25.83 million, trailing only the Melissa McCarthy-Jason Statham comedy Spy, (with $29.08 million) as found at Box Office Mojo.* And that's how this original movie – it's not officially a remake, »
- Zac Gille
Adam Nimoy, son of the late Leonard Nimoy, has opened a Kickstarter for his documentary, For the Love of Spock. Also in this round-up: details on the L.A. screening of Joe Dante's Burying the Ex, as well as the official trailer for Extinction.
For the Love of Spock: From Adam Nimoy: "Last year, just before Thanksgiving, I approached my dad, Leonard Nimoy, about the possibility of working together on a film about Mr. Spock. I had skimmed through some of the books on the making of Star Trek and felt there was so much more to explore about the birth and evolution of Spock. And the timing seemed right, as the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series was not that far away. Dad agreed that now was the right time, and that he was 100% committed to collaborating with me on this project. He also reminded »
- Tamika Jones
Bringing fans quite the Joe Dante experience, the Los Angeles-based American Cinematheque is gearing up to give fans a pretty extensive retrospective of the legendary filmmaker, including a special sneak preview of Dante’s brand new film, Burying The Ex.
All playing at Hollywood’s Egyptian theater, the following Joe Dante classics will be playing for four days straight, including quite a few surprises.
A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the “mogwai” but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.
With Director Dante appearing »
- Jerry Smith
San Andreas Warner Bros Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C Director: Brad Peyton Screenwriter: Carlton Cuse, story by André Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino, Colton Haynes, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Paul Giamatti Screened at: Regal E-Walk, NYC, 5/27/15 Opens: May 29, 2015 New York may be ground zero, ever-mindful of another attack by our enemies, but at least you can negotiate with the Ayatollahs, can’t you? But you cannot mess with Mother Nature. You might predict what she will do next—tsunami, tornado, hurricane, earthquake, sleet-storm—but you can’t do much to prevent her from having her way. So while an [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
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