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Australian actress Emily Browning has had a fairly varied filmography, and some of her roles have certainly exploited her good looks on screen ranging from Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch" to the often disturbing "Sleeping Beauty".
Currently out doing promotional rounds for the Tom Hardy-led UK crime drama "Legend," Browning spoke with The Guardian and says she's done being eye candy on screen and/or playing a vapid love interest role. The trouble is, it's a role that is fairly common in studio films and one she's had to do herself at times (eg. "Pompeii"):
"I'm so determined not to play the hot babe that doesn't say anything, that can't have an opinion, but it's so difficult to resist all of that. Hollywood movies are made for white men, and that's something I think about and which bothers me all the time."
Browning recently wrapped work on Eddie O'Keefe »
- Garth Franklin
Staten Island Summer, 2015.
Directed by Rhys Thomas.
Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.
Summer time always seems to be the best time to showcase a coming of age story, and that’s the case here with Staten Island Summer. In the film we follow Danny (Graham Phillips) and Frank (Zack Pearlman), two best friends who are working as lifeguards during the summer after graduating high school. Both guys are unsure of what they want to do now that they are out of high school but they know for sure that they want to have a great time. Summer consists of them getting into all kinds of shenanigans with some of their fellow co-workers and it all leads up to one last blow out »
- Gary Collinson
Batgirl Yvonne Craig. Batgirl Yvonne Craig dead at 78: Also featured in 'Star Trek' episode, Elvis Presley movies Yvonne Craig, best known as Batgirl in the 1960s television series Batman, died of complications from breast cancer on Monday, Aug. 17, '15, at her home in Pacific Palisades, in the Los Angeles Westside. Craig (born May 16, 1937, in Taylorville, Illinois), who had been undergoing chemotherapy for two years, was 78. Beginning (and ending) in the final season of Batman (1967-1968), Yvonne Craig played both Commissioner Gordon's librarian daughter Barbara Gordon and her alter ego, the spunky Batgirl – armed with a laser-beaming electric make-up kit “which will destroy anything.” Unlike semi-villainess Catwoman (Julie Newmar), Batgirl was wholly on the side of Righteousness, infusing new blood into the series' increasingly anemic Dynamic Duo: Batman aka Bruce Wayne (Adam West) and Boy Wonder Robin aka Bruce Wayne's beloved pal Dick Grayson (Burt Ward). “They chose »
- Andre Soares
This week brought more naked dresses, summer-perfect whites and sexy maxi silhouettes than we were ready for—so time for a red carpet rundown, of course. Olivia Palermo has been crushing the street style scene lately, especially on July 28, when she was spotted in a slim-fitting Lovers + Friends jumpsuit, leopard print Francesco Russo sandals and chic blue Dior sunnies. Also in the white-hot summer whites realm, Ashley Greene wowed in a structured L'Agence mini with fuchsia Paul Andrew statement heels at a Mr. Clean event in New York City. Chanel Iman and Miranda Kerr, meanwhile, stunned at the Zimmermann store opening in Los Angeles on July 29, both in flowing frocks from the brand. Chanel's »
Ashley Greene wore white to the #15Minreno Ideas With Mr. Clean event at 24th Street Loft in New York City Tuesday. Ashley Greene’s Mr. Clean Look Greene wore a little white dress by L’Agence. The ‘Alexandra’ dress featured whipstitched seams that gave the classic look a more modern feel. The actress teamed the dress with magenta Paul Andrew […]
- Chelsea Regan
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
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
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.
The supporting »
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 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
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
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
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
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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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
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 »
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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