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Staten Island Summer (2015) Movie Trailer: SNL-Produced Coming-of-Age Movie Hits Netflix

2 July 2015 7:18 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Staten Island Summer Movie Trailer. Rhys Thomas‘ Staten Island Summer (2015) movie trailer stars Ashley Greene, Brett Azar, Kate Walsh, and Gina Gershon. State Island Summer‘s plot synopsis: “Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.” I know all the “old” faces in this trailer, and recognize virtually none of the younger […] »

- Marco Margaritoff

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Staten Island Summer Trailer Features a Boatload of SNL Cameos

1 July 2015 4:23 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The first trailer for the indie comedy Staten Island Summer has been released online, and it is chock full of familiar faces. Written by Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost, the film tells the story of two recent high school graduates and their last summer as lifeguards before they head off for college. It’s a premise that’s been covered countless times before, but Staten Island Summer was inspired by Jost’s own experiences, and he enlisted a ridiculous number of SNL alums to appear. Surrounding the film’s stars Graham Phillips (The Good Wife) and Zack Pearlman (The Inbetweeners) are folks like Bobby Moynihan, Will Forte, Cecily Strong, Fred Armisen, Kate McKinnon, Mike O’Brien, and many more. The SNL cameos go a long way towards making this trailer an enjoyable affair, and while it’s well-treaded territory, Jost and director Rhys Thomas »

- Adam Chitwood

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'Staten Island Summer' Trailer Brings SNL Favorites to Netflix

1 July 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A pair of clueless boys get some much needed wisdom over the summer with the first trailer, poster and photos for Staten Island Summer, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. The upcoming comedy, which debuts on Netflix July 31, features a slew of both current and former Saturday Night Live stars, such as Fred Armisen, Bobby Moynihan, Will Forte, Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon, although they merely have cameo roles. The script was written by SNL's Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost, with Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer.

The story centers on two boys played by Graham Phillips and Zack Pearlman, best friends and recent high school graduates who get jobs as lifeguards during the summer as they try to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives. The plot is inspired by Colin Jost's own personal experiences. Netflix picked up the comedy movie last month.

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- MovieWeb

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Exclusive: Joe Dante Discusses "Burying The Ex" And The Films That Influenced His Career

28 June 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer 

Director Joe Dante is revered by his fans not only as a filmmaker but also because of his genuine passion for classic and cult cinema. Dante, like so many other filmmakers and actors who became successes, was a protégé of Roger Corman, starting out as an editor. Before long, he had progressed to directing and had a hit with his 1978 horror flick "Piranha". His deft ability to make audiences cringe as well as laugh became his trademark. More successful films followed including a segment of the "Twilight Zone" feature film, his werewolf classic "The Howling", "Gremlins", which is considered a classic by the generation who saw it as children, "Innerspace", "Amazon Women on the Moon", "The 'Burbs", "Matinee" and "Small Soldiers". In recent years, Dante has been busy operating his extremely popular web site Trailers From Hell, which showcases original movie trailers from decades ago, complete with »

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Burying the Ex Movie Review

26 June 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

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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- juliana

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Burying The Ex: Alan Trezza on His Zombie Rom-Com and the Magic of Joe Dante

23 June 2015 8:13 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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

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Review: Burying The Ex

20 June 2015 6:10 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

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

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Burying The Ex Review

19 June 2015 5:41 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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

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Review: Burying The Ex

19 June 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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

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Review: Joe Dante tries to spin gold with the thin script for 'Burying The Ex'

18 June 2015 9:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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Review: Burying The Ex

18 June 2015 8:36 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

  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

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Review: Burying The Ex, Of Love, Horror, And Comedy

18 June 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

A triumphant return for a beloved master or a sleepy reworking of now overly familiar tropes in a zombie movement that just won't die? Joe Dante's Burying The Ex is neither, really, the horror comedy showing clearly that the director of Gremlins and The Howling still has plenty left in the tank while also being undercut by a script too willing to go for the obvious gag without doing the sort of heavy lifting that would get an audience to really buy into it in the first place.Anton Yelchin is Max, a meek horror shop clerk - think costumes, fake blood, etc. - completely overpowered by his Ultra-a Type Personality girlfriend Evelyn (Ashley Greene). He's changed his diet for her. He's changed his transport for...

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Burying the Ex | Review

18 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

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

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Ashley Greene on Hollywood's Pressures to Look Good: I've Been Told I'm "Too Skinny or Too Fat or Too Muscular"

16 June 2015 11:27 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The pressure female celebs in Hollywood are constantly under to look their best at all times has always been an issue, and even though Ashley Greene looks phenomenal, she has been victim of body shaming in the past. The Twilight star covers Health magazine's July/August issue and opens up about how she has learned to focus more on her acting abilities than how good she looks in a bikini—although she has an incredible swimsuit body! "Yeah, there's always going to be pressure [in Hollywood]," she says. "Anyone who doesn't feel pressure is a really good liar. You're always going to be too skinny or too fat or too muscular, and I've gotten every single one of »

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‘Burying the Ex’ Review

15 June 2015 4:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

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

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‘Burying The Ex’ Soundtrack Preview (Exclusive)

12 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

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 […] »

- JonathanBarkan

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June VOD Releases Include We Are Still Here, The Nightmare, Burying The Ex

11 June 2015 1:03 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*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 DanteBurying 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

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Netflix Enjoys A "Staten Island Summer"

11 June 2015 8:56 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Netflix is closing a deal with Paramount Insurge for the comedy film "Staten Island Summer" to debut exclusively on the popular streaming service on July 30th.

A bunch of "Saturday Night Live" people are involved in the indie film which Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn produced and SNL vet Rhys Thomas helmed from a script by 'Weekend Update' anchor Colin Jost.

Graham Phillips ("The Good Wife") and Zack Pearlman ("Mulaney") star as best friends and recent high school graduates who decide to work as lifeguards during the summer while they figure out their future.

Ashley Greene, Bobby Moynihan, Cecily Strong, Will Forte, Kate Walsh, Fred Armisen, Gina Gershon, Jim Gaffigan, Method Man and Jackson Nicoll also star.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Burying the Ex Review

11 June 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Joe Dante

Cast: Anthon Yelchin, Ashley Grrene, Alexandra Daddario, Oliver Cooper

Certificate: 15

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

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Ashley Greene Goes ‘Rogue’ For DirecTV

10 June 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga franchise) has landed a series regular role opposite Thandie Newton and Cole Hauser on the upcoming third season of DirecTV's suspense drama series Rogue. Production on the second half of a 20-episode order is underway in Toronto. Greene will play Mia Levesque, a beautiful and highly intelligent former Nsa contractor who desperately needs Ethan's (Hauser) help after an attempt is made on her life. She will pull Ethan into the high stakes… »

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