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To those of you who say that the zombie genre is getting old, I give you Life After Beth, a very funny and strange zombie romantic comedy (zom-rom-com?) about a young man (The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Dane DeHaan) who is overjoyed when his girlfriend (Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza) returns from the dead, only to eventually realize that she isn’t the same girl he knew and loved. Now, as the film enters into theaters, we’ve got a great contest for you.
Thanks to Elevation Pictures, We Got This Covered is giving away two (2) run-of-engagement passes to see Life After Beth, which premieres at The Royal on September 5th. Our reviewer Matt Donato handed the film three out of five stars, wildly praising Plaza’s go-for-broke lead performance while commenting that Life After Beth “does suffer from a bit of rigor mortis, bogged down by a silly »
- Isaac Feldberg
Well this years Frightfest is over and I’ve had a week to digest everything – it’s safe to say this year was… interesting. The move from the Empire to Vue West End, whilst not without the odd teething problem, was a success. Yes, the atmosphere had changed a little, at least in terms of experiencing a film with hundreds of people instead of thousands, but the positives of the move truly outweighed any negatives. My personal positive? The wide range of films on show this year and that fact there was No problems getting into the Discovery Screens this year – which in my own case, was where I saw some of the best films of the festival.
Speaking of films, whilst there was no outstanding, totally blown me away, movie this year, there overall standard was Very high, with only one real dud of the entire week (and I »
- Phil Wheat
Director Marc Webb's epic retelling of the Peter Parker/Spider-Man story continues when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) swings into stores and online this coming Monday (1 September). Starring British actor Andrew Garfield as Spidey, Emma Stone as love interest Gwen Stacy and introducing new villains Electro (Jamie Foxx), Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and The Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), our hero really has his work cut out this time. To celebrate the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) this Monday, we have Three DVD copies of the superhero sequel to give away. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
Director: Marc Webb
Running Time: 142 minutes
Extras: Making Of, Deleted Scenes, Commentary, Music Video
The reboot nobody particularly wanted spreads its wings into new territory. Having that awkward backstory out of the way means that The Amazing Spider-man 2 can become its own beast. With that in mind, it’s clear to see that this film had absolutely no idea of what it wanted to do. This is The Amazing Spider-man 2’s greatest problem, it is all over the place in terms of tone and plot points. We start off with an interesting sequence set aboard a plane. The scene gives us some more backstory into Peter Parker’s parents’ disappearance. Hitting hard along the lines of spy espionage thrillers or terrorist centred action films of the 90s, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Marc Webb’s epic telling of the Spider-Man story continues when The Amazing Spider-man 2 swings onto Blu-ray and DVD this September 1st and to celebrate we’ve got 5 copies of the Blu-ray to give-away!
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is available on Digital HD now and on Blu-ray & DVD on 1st Sept and you can buy your copy here. »
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp... The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be directed by Marc Webb »
There is never a lack of social commentary or awareness in the horror genre, but it seems rather prominent in zombie films. Going back to Romero’s films, zombies may not say much coherently, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t trying to say something. Life After Beth, a romantic zombie comedy from director Jeff Baena, avoids delving too deep into sociopolitical sentiments, but attempts to showcase the complications and awkwardness of love and relationships.
Beth (Aubrey Plaza) is dead. Having died in a hiking accident after getting bit by a snake, her boyfriend Zach (Dane DeHaan) is mourning and struggling with the guilt of the shaky ground their relationship was left on. Zach visits Beth’s parents (John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon), playing chess with her dad and organizing belongings into boxes with her mom. Zach is coping until Beth’s parents begin to act strange, not »
- Monte Yazzie
If paranormal horror movies have taught me anything, it’s that the dead never actually stay buried. Whether they become roaming zombies, lost souls or scorned ghosties, some “people” will do anything to avoid their eternal afterlife – and that’s the story of Jamie Marks Is Dead.
The Ruins helmer Carter Smith returns to direct his own personal story of life and death, the unfortunately premature ending of a young boy’s life, but Jamie’s story also plays directly into our own fears of wandering helplessly into a dark unknown. Man’s most common paranoia dreads whatever comes next, after our mortal souls have passed into some spiritual realm (let’s not even debate religion here), and young Jamie Marks helps confirm that even in death we’ll have those same, anxious fears – except we’re one step closer to uncovering life’s greatest mystery.
It all starts when »
- Matt Donato
Comedy horror 'Life After Beth' marks Jeff Baena's directorial feature debut and it's about to land a home release complete with commentaries from Baena and the cast plus some deleted scenes and more. The movie stars Aubrey Plaza ('Safety Not Guaranteed'), Dane DeHaan ('Chronicle'), Anna Kendrick ('Up in the Air'), John C. Reilly, Alia Shawkat ('Arrested Development'), Cheryl Hines ('Curb your Enthusiasm') and Molly Shannon and will land on DVD and Blu-ray 21 October. Check out the Blu-ray artwork below. »
Zach has a second chance at love, but it’s because his girlfriend, Beth, has come back from the dead. They still care for each other, but their relationship will be tested by Beth’s voracious appetite for human flesh. Lionsgate Home Entertainment is bringing Life After Beth to Blu-ray and DVD in time for Halloween, and we have the release details and a look at the official cover art.
Life After Beth hits Blu-ray (with Digital HD) and DVD (with Digital) on October 21st, with each release containing the following special features:
*Subject to change
Press Release — “It’s never too late for a second chance at love in Life After Beth, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD »
- Derek Anderson
Director: Jeff Baena.
Running Time: 91 minutes.
Synopsis: Zach (DeHaan) is devastated by the death of his girlfriend Beth (Plaza). That is until she turns up alive and well. Beth’s parents (Reilly & Shannon), are in denile about teh whole issue but Zach suspects she could very well be a zombie. As Beth and Zach start to patch up their relationship, something is turning rotten.
More romantic comedy antics featuring zombies arrives in the form of Life After Beth. I’m always a sucker for a film with a pun in the title, and that title should let you know that this isn’t a serious affair. But is this a zombie film with romance or a romance film with zombies? Personally I’d go for the latter. The posters »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Last week, we reported that the Target exclusive Blu-ray release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 includes confirmation from director Marc Webb that the end credits stinger includes The Sinister Six villains Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio, although the filmmaker later admitted that he isn't even sure if they will appear in the spin-off. However, given Sony's recent announcement that The Sinister Six will hit theaters in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been moved to 2018, some believe that these special features are already outdated.
Among the details Marc Webb revealed in last week's video include a deleted scene where The Gentleman a.k.a. Gustav Fiers (Michael Massee) approaches the cryogenically frozen head of Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), which paves the way for the OsCorp founder to return for "the next movie," which we believe he meant The Amazing Spider-Man 3. We now know that "the next movie" will be The Sinister Six, »
Life After Beth, 2014
Written and directed by Jeff Baena
A young man’s recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.
Just as the zombie genre itself has grown tired and weary with so many being released year on year, so has the zom com subgenre. At times you will get true gems (Stalled, I Survived a Zombie Holocaust) but a lot of the time they’re not worth your while. But as the genre looks like it needs to shut up shop, you get a movie like Life After Beth that really turns the whole landscape on its head. It’s not always funny, but it’s the most interesting take on the zombie genre since Shaun of the Dead. »
- Luke Owen
During the end credits for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, fans could use the Shazam app, which revealed a series of images teasing the villainous lineup for the upcoming Sinister Six movie. The images are believed to represent Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Vulture, Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio. We also showed you a TV spot for the Target-exclusive Blu-ray release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which includes a bonus disc that teases The Sinister Six. A video from that bonus disc has hit the web, where Marc Webb confirms Kraven and Mysterio are a part of The Sinister Six line-up.
Take a look at this video from YouTube user Amazing Spider Man, then read on for more details.
When the images were first revealed, some thought that the mask actually belonged to Chameleon, but that was debunked shortly thereafter. However, we reported in April, soon after the images debuted, that »
With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting Blu-ray/DVD this week, Sony has been releasing snippets of the movie's bonus features. Several days ago, we got a look at the film's makeup design and application for Electro (Jamie Foxx), and today there's a clip from the featurette regarding the movie's visual effects. Visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen explains that Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) has become a bit of a daredevil, so that allowed the team to play with Spider-Man's leaps and falls. Additionally, animation supervisor Dave Schaub points out that they wanted to incorporate different moves into Spider-Man's arsenal like scrambling on his weblines while swinging. These featurettes are fun because they're a reminder that even if you don't like the movie, the work that goes into making it can still be interesting. Hit the jump to check out The Amazing Spider-Man 2 visual effects featurette, and click here to buy »
- Matt Goldberg
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Sally Field, and Chris Zylka, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray September 1st. »
Marc Webb.s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a blockbuster cloaked in mystery. And too many of the questions posed by fans remained unanswered when the final credits rolled. In fact, the final credits contained more mysteries, which we thought were setting up more answers. Sadly, all we have are more questions. But, with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Blu-ray and DVD, the filmmaker and his team Finally can begin sharing some answers, via commentary tracks, deleted scenes and featurettes, many of which have been leaking online over the past few days. We saw new footage with Dane DeHaan.s Harry Osborn. We saw an extended scene with Peter Parker.s thought-dead father, Richard Parker. And we saw hints at the Sinister Six. The following video, posted by YouTube user Amazing Spider Man slapped together features from the new DVD, along with fantastic commentary from Marc Webb »
Life After Beth is making its way to DVD and Blu-ray this fall and we've got a glimpse of the cover art for you. Somehow this one has entirely escaped me so far, so I'll be catching up on this news in time to check it out in the comfort of my living room.
You can get this one on October 21, courtesy of Lionsgate. Supplementary material includes an audio commentary with writer/director Jeff Baena and stars Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan and Matthew Gray Gubler. There's also deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes featurette. Consumers can choose between DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD download.
From writer/director Jeff Baena in his feature debut, the film’s star studded cast includes Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Anna Kendrick.
Life After Beth centers on a young man whose life takes a »
- Matt Serafini
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Sally Field, and Chris Zylka, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray later this month. »
It's always fascinating to see what was cut from the year's slew of big summer blockbusters. So we're rather chuffed to bring you an exclusive clip featuring the immediate bloody aftermath of Dane DeHaan's villainous transformation. Not only that we've got our hands on a video which shows the amazing VFX behind the movie's incredible stunt scenes. Watch the clips below and then let us know what you think in the comments below! The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is available on Digital HD now and on Blu-ray and DVD on 1 September 2014.
- Matt Risley
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