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Could Twilight fans see Bella and Edward have more kids? Or Jacob and Renesmee marry? Possibly. For followers of the saga, your dreams have come true. Lionsgate, the studio behind the movies, announced it will be teaming with book author Stephenie Meyer, Facebook, crowdsourcing platform Tongal and Women in Film to oversee five short films that will continue the narrative next year. As to whether Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson will reunite onscreen, that has yet to be determined - in part by the fans. Stewart will be joining an A-list advisory panel with Kate Winslet, Julie Bowen, Octavia Spencer, »
- Mary Green, marygreen1969
As part of its ongoing effort to enhance its diverse portfolio of premium content, Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with Facebook, the prestigious Women In Film organization, the crowdsourcing platform Tongal and best-selling Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer to create and manage a social media campaign to develop and produce a series of short films directed by aspiring female filmmakers. The campaign, called The Storytellers - New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga, will include films based on a broad spectrum of characters from the Twilight universe, with guidance provided by Meyer's encyclopedic The Twilight Saga: Official Illustrated Guide.
The campaign will center on a multiphase contest culminating in the selection of at least five aspiring female filmmakers to direct short films based on characters from the Twilight universe. The films will be produced and directed with the mentorship of a blue chip panel of advisors, »
Wish I Was Here, 2014.
Directed by Zach Braff.
When 35 year old Aidan Bloom finds out his Father is dying of cancer it sets him on a journey of self-discovery.
It was never going to be an easy feat to follow up the superb debut that was Garden State, but with Wish I Was Here Zach Braff proves that he’s not a one hit wonder. Braff plays Aidan Bloom, a 35 year old out of work actor who relies on his wife to pay the bills and his father to pay for his children’s tuition. On the surface he’s woefully unlikeable in his selfishness, but he has a charm about him that makes him endearing despite his flaws. Upon finding out that his father »
- Helen Murdoch
Wish I Was Here, 2014.
Directed by Zach Braff.
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
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, »
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
- Ariston Anderson
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
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...
- Mike Bracken
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
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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- TFH Team
“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
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.
- Jo-Ann Titmarsh
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. »
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
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.
- Gem Seddon
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
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.
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
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
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
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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