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Movie Review – Wish I Was Here (2014)

15 September 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wish I Was Here, 2014.

Directed by Zach Braff.

Starring Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Donald Faison, Michael Weston, James Avery and Jim Parsons.

Synopsis:

Aidan Bloom is a 35-year-old man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family.

Much has been made of Wish I Was Here even before a metaphorical ball was “kicked”. After many failed attempts to get any sort of project going since his first film, 2004’s superb Garden State, writer-director Zach Braff’s sophomore effort comes with the weight of two different expectations: the success of State, but now from 47,000-odd fans and followers who have helped part-fund the film outside of the “system”. Finally, a decade on from his first jump into the world of directing, Braff is back and whether you’re already a fan or not, »

- Scott Davis

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Wish I Was Here review: Zach Braff's misguided Garden State follow-up

15 September 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Zach Braff; Screenwriters: Zach Braff, Adam J Braff; Starring: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon, Josh Gad, Jim Parsons, Ashley Greene, Mandy Patinkin; Running time: 107 mins; Certificate: 15

After the acclaimed dramedy stylings of Garden State, it's taken Zach Braff a decade and some Kickstarter crowdfunding to get his second feature (as director) off the ground and in the end, Wish I Was Here looks destined to disappear up its own backside. Apparently, Braff is still struggling with the same issues; again playing a failing actor trying to get in touch with his real feelings, in the real world. But at 35 years old, the 'little boy lost' routine is more pathetic than sympathetic.

As co-writer of the script (with brother, Adam), Braff gives himself a major stumbling block to get over in making Aidan a worthy hero. The guy fancies himself as an astronaut saving the world while away from his fantasies, »

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Venice: 'Burying the Ex' Stars on Love Lessons From Zombies

7 September 2014 6:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Gremlins helmer Joe Dante brought his latest flick Burying the Ex to Venice. The film uses the zombie trope as a metaphor for what happens when a relationship goes sour. Characters on the screen decay, both mentally and physically, when unable to let go of a faulty relationship. Anton Yelchin plays Max, an L.A. hipster obsessed with Italian horror B-movies. His green-obsessed girlfriend Evelyn, Twilight's Ashley Greene, blogs about saving the planet and turns their apartment into an Ocd earth-friendly haven, at the expense of Yelchin’s most prized horror memorabilia. When he finally gets the nerve to break up

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- Ariston Anderson

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Venice Film Festival Interview: Joe Dante Talks His New Film 'Burying the Ex,' 'Gremlins 3' And Superhero Movies

5 September 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Joe Dante is one of those wonderful directors who makes movies far too infrequently. The filmmaker behind "Gremlins," "Innerspace," and "The 'Burbs" hasn't released a feature film since 2009's woefully overlooked 3D extravaganza "The Hole." But that's about to change with "Burying the Ex," a pitch black comedy that is premiering out-of-competition at the Venice Film Festival. The new movie, about a young man (Anton Yelchin) whose ex-girlfriend (Ashley Greene) dies and comes back as a zombie, fits perfectly within the Dante wheelhouse, which combines ghoulishness with outrageous humor. Our interview covers everything from "Burying the Ex" (you can read our review from Venice here), to the cultish reception to some of his films, to what he thinks of the current slate of superhero movies. And, yes, we touch on "Gremlins 3" as well. Dante is a director with an encyclopedic knowledge of film and a whole host of movies »

- Drew Taylor

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'Burying the Ex' Clip: Joe Dante's New Movie Brings Ashley Greene Back from the Dead

4 September 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Gremlins director Joe Dante is set to enter the crowded zombie movie market with his new feature Burying the Ex, and we’ve got your first sneak peek at the zom-rom-com (say that five times fast). Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene and Alexandra Daddario star in this twisted tale of love from beyond the grave, which has it Venice Film Festival debut today. Yelchin plays a young man who must deal with his clingy undead girlfriend (Greene), who refuses to let the relationship die even though she’s passed on. That’s bad news for Yelchin, who’s looking to move on with his life by hooking up with a living, breathing, significant other (Daddario). The premise isn’t entirely new, but what is in the zombie field these days? What really matters is that the...

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- Mike Bracken

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Joe Dante Talks Burying The Ex, Gore, the MPAA, and the Freedom of a Smaller Budget

4 September 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

As I mentioned yesterday when we debuted some images from his newest film Burying the Ex, I’m a huge fan of director Joe Dante.  His filmography is vast and contains some of my very favorite movies (Gremlins, The Howling, The ‘Burbs, Innerspace and Gremlins 2: The New Batch among them). Burying the Ex, which premieres today at the Venice Film Festival, seems very much like a Dante film but also feels like a bit of a departure for the genre vet.  I haven’t had a chance to see it yet but from what I gather it’s a somewhat contained look at relationships that really focusses in on four central characters.  One of whom just happens to be rapidly decaying in all sorts of gory ways. I recently got a chance to speak with Dante about Burying the Ex.  We talked about the casting process, the gore, the »

- Evan Dickson

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Joe Dante ‘Buries the Ex’ in Venice!

4 September 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Our Fearless Leader's new film, Burying The Ex, premieres today at the Venice Film Festival. The touching story of "Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, girl becomes flesh-eating zombie" showcases four terrific young actors, Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night), Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga), Oliver Cooper (Project X) and True Detective's Alexandra Daddario. Here's an interview with Anton talking about Burying The Ex and the upcoming Star Trek. Joe describes his latest as a "zom-com" and that pretty much nails this fractured fairytale in which a young woman's death doesn't stop her from snuggling with her beloved boyfriend. Here's a recent interview with Joe via Shock Till You Drop.   Here's the entry on the Venice Film Festival's site. And The Hollywood Reporter is first out of the gate with a thumbs-up for Burying The Ex! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qQzxbQu7Ww

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Venice Film Review: ‘Burying the Ex’

4 September 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“He took what could have been B-movie exploitation and made it into arthouse cinema,” gush two Val Lewton enthusiasts at one point in Joe Dante’s comedy-horror doodle “Burying the Ex.” Dante, by contrast, has no such intentions with this of a nerdy horror fanatic (Anton Yelchin) struggling to shake the zombified, zealously clingy corpse of his micromanaging g.f. (Ashley Greene). Unflattering similarities to the recent, superior zom-rom-com “Life After Beth” aren’t the only factor portending a swift interment for this listless return from the beloved director, with VOD the likeliest avenue of access for devoted cultists.

Four years have passed since Dante last came to the Lido with his nifty 3D kids’ adventure “The Hole,” an imperfect effort that nonetheless suggested the alterna-Spielberg of the multiplex had regained some of his energy and invention. His idiosyncrasies have been firmly tamped down, however, in this visually inert new effort, »

- Guy Lodge

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Venice 2014: Burying the Ex Review

4 September 2014 6:25 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Last seen on the Venice Lido in 2009 with his acclaimed 3D horror The Hole, Joe Dante returns to the festival with the disappointing schlock fest that is Burying the Ex. All I wanted to bury was my head in my hands during the screening of this tired, cheap and cliché-ridden film.

Our hero is Max (Anton Yelchin), a shop assistant at Boo Mary’s, selling Halloween costumes and horror gimmicks while classic horror movies play on a loop on a TV screen. His girlfriend Evelyn (Ashley Greene) is an eco-blogger who – despite being up for skipping work to have sex with Max when a consignment of naughty nurse costumes arrives – is not actually that much fun.

She hates it when Max’s lothario half-brother Travis (Oliver Cooper) shows up, though to be fair he does have a threesome with a couple of good-time girls on her nice paisley sheet. She »

- Jo-Ann Titmarsh

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New Clip From Burying The Ex

3 September 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Getting its premiere out of competition at this year's Venice Film Festival is Joe Dante's Burying The Ex. The zombie rom-com - fast becoming its own sub-subgenre - stars Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene and Alexandra Daddario, and to herald its undead arrival, a quick clip has just lurched online. It finds Greene suffering a spot of neck trouble.In one of those unfortunate occasional clashes of content Burying The Ex, on paper at least, has exactly the same premise as Life After Beth, which will beat it to release. It involves Greene being killed in a freak accident, but returning from the dead and expecting to carry on her relationship with Yelchin as if nothing is askew. The trouble is, he's already romantically moved on with Daddario.Jeff Baena's Life After Beth has an almost identical love triangle with an undead Aubrey Plaza and a still-living Dane DeHaan and Anna Kendrick. »

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Clip from Joe Dante's Zombie Romantic Comedy - Burying The Ex

3 September 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Gremlins director Joe Dante has always made entertaining films. One of my favorites is The 'Burbs with Tom Hanks. Dante has jumped into the world of zombies for his next film called Burying the Ex, and today we have the first clip from the zombie romantic comedy.

The movie stars Anton Yelchin and Ashley Greene, and it's set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival. It seems to have an entertaining story that is perfect for Dante's style, and the clip that was released gives us a fun look at the what this movie will be like.

The film follows Max (Yelchin), an all-around nice guy, and his overbearing but incredibly beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (Greene). Their relationship takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together and Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare. Max realizes it's time to call it quits, but there's just one problem: »

- Joey Paur

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Joe Dante Brings Out The Undead In First Clip For Burying The Ex

3 September 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When will the zombie craze subside? According to our calculations: never. “If it ain’t broke” seems to be the sole reason in the current climate for perpetuating tales of the undead. One such sub-genre which has oddly enough flourished is the zombie comedy – aka the zom-com. First there was Warm Bodies, then Life After Beth, and now we’ve got the first clip from Burying The Ex.

Before you roll your eyes and click away, wait! There’s hope for this little gem – it’s directed by the man who brought us Gremlins, Joe Dante. It might not be the eighties anymore, and his recent output has shied away from obvious ghoul fests, but this could mark his return to the genre which made him famous.

Teaming up with indie kid Anton Yelchin, who battled against the supernatural in Dean Koontz adap Odd Thomas, looks like it was a wise decision. »

- Gem Seddon

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Watch: First Clip & Photos From ‘Burying The Ex,’ Joe Dante Says He’s Not Involved In Any ‘Gremlins’ Reboots

3 September 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Backed by Steven Spielberg in the 1980s, filmmaker Joe Dante would go on to make some incredible touchstones of cinema from that decade, including “The Howling,” “Gremlins,” it’s sequel, the cult-classic “The ‘Burbs,” “Explorers” and more. The ‘90s and aughts couldn’t quite live up to his incredible ‘80s run, but he did direct memorable pictures like "Matinee" and "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," and shot a lot of TV. But Dante is back, and he has a new zom-com about a young man whose regrets over moving in with his girlfriend are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie. Titled “Burying The Ex,” the movie makes its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week, and the first clip has arrived. The movie stars Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario (“True Detective”) and Oliver Cooper. We’ve also got our hands on a few new photos too. »

- Edward Davis

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Start Burying the Ex With This New Clip

3 September 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Another clip has arrived at the Dread Central offices. This one is for Burying the Ex, the new film from master of horror Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole). As the zombie flick gets ready to burst up from the depths at the Venice Film Festival, check out a taste of what's to come.

Fright Night's Anton Yelchin, Texas Chainsaw 3D's Alexandra Daddario, and The Apparition's Ashley Greene star.

Based on a short film of the same name, the Alan Trezza-penned script follows Max (Yelchin) and Evelyn (Greene) as their relationship takes a nose dive once they move in together.

Max discovers how controlling and manipulative Evelyn is, but he’s too scared to break up with her. When fate steps in and Evelyn dies in a freak accident, newly-single Max prepares to move on with Olivia (Daddario). His romantic life becomes complicated when Evelyn rises from »

- Steve Barton

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Hot Venice Clip: Joe Dante Zombie Rom-Com ‘Burying The Ex’

3 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Joe Dante has jumped into the zombie world with Burying The Ex, the Voltage Pictures’ romantic comedy starring Anton Yelchin and Ashley Greene and world premiering Thursday out of competition the Venice Film Festival. Greene plays an ex-girlfriend who dies in a freak accident but rises from the dead and expects her relationship with her boyfriend (Yelchin) to continue as normal — like if Dante’s Gremlins were clingy significant others. Problem is the boyfriend is ready to move on with True Detective‘s Alexandra Daddario. Check out the clip. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Exclusive Interview: Joe Dante Talks to Us About Burying the Ex

3 September 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Burying the Ex is the clever name for the latest horror-comedy to come from genre vet Joe Dante. The film, poised to make its debut this week at the Venice Film Festival, features a young cast that includes Star Trek's Anton Yelchin, the Twilight franchise's Ashley Greene and True Detective's Alexandra Daddario.

Yelchin plays a guy caught in a relationship with an overbearing woman (Greene) that he's afraid to cut ties with. She's sexy as hell, but a tad too much to deal with. When she's killed in a freak accident, he's free and it's not long until he finds a new romantic interest (Daddario) who is a better fit for his personality. His life takes a macabre turn, however, when his ex rises from the grave to give him hell.

While the film wasn't shown completely to press before its festival debut, I did get a peak »

- Ryan Turek

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Burying The Ex Images: Joe Dante’s Latest Revives a Zombified Ashley Greene in These Exclusive Pics

3 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I'm a huge fan of director Joe Dante.  How could you not be at least a little bit in love with a career that encapsulates films like Gremlins, The Howling and The 'Burbs, not to mention one of the best sequels of all time, Gremlins 2: The New Batch? So I'm definitely looking forward to his new film Burying the Ex, which looks like it finds Dante back in the realm of horror comedy mayhem.  The film premieres tomorrow at the Venice Film Festival in Italy and we're celebrating with some exclusive pics that depict Ashley Greene's character Evelyn in various states of zombie satiation. Hit the jump for the Burying The Ex images.  The film also stars Anton Yelchin, Alexandra Daddario and Oliver Cooper.  I was on the set of the film last year and it will definitely appeal to horror fans and cinema buffs in general.  Check »

- Evan Dickson

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Venice Film Festival’s U.S. Presence Subdued, Art Pics Dominate

31 August 2014 12:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Venice — The absence of hefty U.S. fare is beginning to be felt as the Venice Festival enters its second stretch.

Many of this year’s really big guns — the Weinstein Co.’s Oscar hopeful “The Imitation Game,” Denzel Washington starrer “The Equalizer,” David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” — are now firing off at Telluride, Toronto and even, in Anderson and Fincher’s case, the New York Film Festival.

Ethan Hawke starrer “Good Kill,” sold by Voltage Pictures and on paper Hollywood’s biggest indie commercial play at Venice, has still to world preem on the Lido. Given the high costs of opening a film on the Lido, especially for star-studded U.S. movies, however, Venice’s 71st edition raises the question of whether the balance of fest power is shifting to North America.

In the past two decades, Venice has held world premieres for several hundreds of U. »

- John Hopewell

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Ansel Elgort Splits From His High School Sweetheart

27 August 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ansel Elgort and Violetta Komyshan break up - Us Weekly All the movies you'll want to see this Fall - HuffPost Celebrity It's Nikki Reed vs. Ashley Greene - Gossip Girl Emma Stone kicks things off in Venice - Lainey Gossip Ellen DeGeneres confronts a nude Chelsea Handler - Hollywood Reporter Kendall Jenner flaunts her bikini body - TooFab Isla Fisher hasn't aged one bit - Rotten Tomatoes Pamela Anderson calls off her marriage - Wonderwall Now you can take a walk in Iggy Azalea's shoes - SHEfinds »

- Maria-Mercedes-Lara

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New UK quad poster for Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here

27 August 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Next month sees the UK release of Wish I Was Here, former Scrubs star Zach Braff’s first directorial offering since 2004′s Garden State, and Koch Media Films has dropped a new UK poster for the Kickstarter-funded comedy drama, which we have for you here…

Wish I Was Here opens in the UK on September 19th, with Braff joined in the cast by Kate Hudson (The Killer Inside Me), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Josh Gad (Frozen), Joey King (The Dark Knight Rises), Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Pierce Gagnon (Looper), Michael Weston (The Last Kiss), the late James Avery (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air), and Mandy Patinkin (Homeland). Watch the trailer here.

The post New UK quad poster for Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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