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It's late in the afternoon on a Thursday in July, 2015. The rain that's delayed shooting outside has finally let up and as the sun peeks out through the clouds, a corner of Edgewood Country Club is subtly transformed into a 1985 Labor Day luau and filming on the first season finale of Amazon's original series Red Oaks can finally resume. Extras mingle in the background, which is standing in for the fictional Red Oaks country club, where much of the action on the ensemble, coming-of-age dramedy occurs. In the foreground, Oliver Cooper's parking valet Wheeler runs around
- Hilary Lewis
If any man alive has the right to argue for TV's recent ascension over movies, it would be David Chase. But "The Sopranos" creator has never seen it that way, telling me a few years ago that the only obvious advantage he thinks TV has is that "there’s more of it, and you can get into more detail. I guess maybe this is what it comes down to: in a television show, you can spend a lot of money on very little small things about people.” That ability to expand stories and drill down on characters has always been TV's greatest strength, but it's been particularly obvious with the migration of indie filmmakers to TV over the last few years. Shows like "Transparent," "Girls," "Togetherness," and Hulu's new "Casual" could have easily been made into 90-minute movies that played the festival circuit; instead, we get longer versions that really »
- Alan Sepinwall
"The Eighties were good to me," says Jennifer Grey, and considering she's best known for having the time of her life with Patrick Swayze in 1987's Dirty Dancing, that would make sense. "You know those people who rock that hairdo from the moment they got laid the most in their life? The Eighties are a bit like that for me."
Another valentine to the ’80s, “Red Oaks” is a series without many original beats, but which nevertheless assembles its familiar ones in a pretty digestible package. Mashing up “The Graduate,” “Dirty Dancing” and “Caddyshack” into one big bowl of borsht, this Amazon dramedy focuses on a college-age guy at life’s invariable crossroads, trying to figure out what he wants – and doesn’t – while working as an assistant tennis pro at the local country club. Although the writing commits some unforced errors, where else can boomers find a show featuring Exile’s “I Wanna to Kiss You All Over” on its soundtrack?
David Meyers (Craig Roberts, betraying none of his British origins) is a Jewish student at Nyu living in suburban New Jersey, who, in the opening sequence, is hitting balls with his father (Richard Kind) when dad suffers a heart attack. Thinking he’s headed to the great beyond, »
- Brian Lowry
For those suffering from 80s nostalgia, get ready to be transported back in time with the first trailer for Amazon’s upcoming series Red Oaks. Watch it below…
After the pilot, which was directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), premiered to positive reviews from critics and audiences, Amazon decided to pick up Red Oaks to series. The first season of the show will be available for Amazon Prime members in the Us and UK on October 9, 2015 and is set to include a total of 10 episodes.
A young tennis player works at the prestigious and exclusive Red Oaks Country Club during the summer between his sophomore and junior years of college in the 1980s.
- Justin Cook
On the one hand, Amazon’s move into original TV programming has resulted in the wonderful “Transparent,” our favorite show of the last year. On the other, it’s also resulted in the decidedly mixed “Mozart In The Jungle,” the generic “Bosch” and, most recently, the dreadful “Hand Of God.” But we hope, given the talent involved, that “Red Oaks” will be closer to Jill Soloway’s show than the rest. Read More: Watch: Steven Soderbergh's Shorter Recut Of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' Created by “Magic Mike Xxl” director Gregory Jacobs, produced by Jacobs’ long-time friend and collaborator Steven Soderbergh, and with a pilot directed by David Gordon Green, the show stars “Submarine”’s Craig Roberts as a smart alec teen in the 1980s who returns to work at a country club before his junior year of college. The show also features Jennifer Grey, Ennis Esmer, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Amazon released the first trailer for its new series “Red Oaks” on Monday. The series follows David Meyers (Craig Roberts), an Nyu student who gets a summer job as an assistant tennis pro at a country club. Finding himself at a crossroads in life, David receives unsolicited life advice from coworkers and club members, including an alluring art student named Skye (Alexandra Socha), her corporate raider father (Paul Reiser, “Mad About You”), and tennis-pro Nash (Ennis Esmer). The series also stars Richard Kind, Jennifer Gray and Oliver Cooper. Gregory Jacobs and Joe Gangemi created the series, with David Gordon Green »
- Joe Otterson
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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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
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
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
Director: Joe Dante
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
Max (Star Treks Anton Yelchin) is a cute young horror nerd with a dream job in a costume shophorror geek paradise. But his ultimate goal is to one day own his own horrorthemed costumepropmemorabilia store much to the dismay of his girlfriend Evelyn (Ashley Greene). Shes an overbearing fanatically ecoconscious needy woman and Max is on the verge of ending the relationship. Also in his life is his halfbrother Travis (Oliver Cooper) a slobbish slacker and inexplicable ladies man. One sunny southern California day a package arrives at Maxs work and inside is a neverexplained GenieDevil bobblehead which supposedly grants wishes. »
Adam Nimoy, son of the late Leonard Nimoy, has opened a Kickstarter for his documentary, For the Love of Spock. Also in this round-up: details on the L.A. screening of Joe Dante's Burying the Ex, as well as the official trailer for Extinction.
For the Love of Spock: From Adam Nimoy: "Last year, just before Thanksgiving, I approached my dad, Leonard Nimoy, about the possibility of working together on a film about Mr. Spock. I had skimmed through some of the books on the making of Star Trek and felt there was so much more to explore about the birth and evolution of Spock. And the timing seemed right, as the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series was not that far away. Dad agreed that now was the right time, and that he was 100% committed to collaborating with me on this project. He also reminded »
- Tamika Jones
"She's back, she's dead, and she thinks we're still dating." A zombified love triangle is featured in the official trailer for Joe Dante's upcoming horror comedy, Burying the Ex, starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, and Alexandra Daddario.
"It seemed like a great idea when Max, an all-around nice guy (Anton Yelchin), and Evelyn, his beautiful girlfriend (Ashley Greene), moved in together. When Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare, Max knows it’s time to call it quits, but there’s just one problem: he’s terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Just as Max is thinking about moving on with what could be his dream girl, Olivia (Alexandra Daddario)—Evelyn has returned from the grave and is determined to get her boyfriend back... even if that »
- Derek Anderson
What do you do when your ex keeps calling, won't let go, and still wants to have a relationship? There's probably no shortage of advice columns that will help you out, but if your ex happens to be undead, well, you might just have to turn to Joe Dante's upcoming "Burying The Ex." The movie is headed to cinemas, and a new trailer has dropped. Read More: First Look: Photos & Behind-The-Scenes Featurette From Joe Dante's 'Burying The Ex' With Anton Yelchin Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario, and Oliver Cooper star in the horror comedy about a young man who wants to break up with his girlfriend after discovering she's not quite the perfect catch he thought she was. But before he can do the deed, she's tragically killed....or is she? She can't be kept below ground and returns to the land of the living »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Burying the Ex" comedy horror, starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario and Oliver Cooper. Check it out below. Plot: The story 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: he's too afraid to break up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Several weeks later, he has a chance encounter with Olivia (Daddario), a cute and spirited girl who just might be his soul mate. But that same night, Evelyn returns from the grave as a dirt-smeared Zombie and she's determined to »
"You died! I saw you die..." Gross. It has been some time since we've seen a new Joe Dante film (The Hole in 2009), but alas this new one doesn't look like it's anything worth rushing out to see. Rlje/Image Entertainment has debuted a trailer for Burying the Ex, the latest horror comedy from Joe Dante that premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year. Anton Yelchin stars as the man of interest, who loses one girlfriend in a bus accident, finds another, then encounters his old dead girlfriend back-from-the-dead to torment him. Ashley Greene & Alexandra Daddario co-star with Oliver Cooper. It's a concept we've seen a few times recently, so it's not that original, but there are a few eerily disgusting moments. Have fun! Here's the new official trailer for Joe Dante's Burying the Ex, in high def from Apple: It seemed like a great idea when Max, »
- Alex Billington
In an unsurprising move, a sequel to 2012.s Project X has been ordered because of the fact that the original made a ton of money off a nothing budget. But rather than breaking the mold with the title for the follow-up, those involved simply decided to name it Project Xx. Which, while pretty obvious, suggests that the raunchy comedy will pick-up right where the original left off. The Wrap were the first to report that the Todd Phillips-produced sequel is currently in pre-production. At the moment though we.re still not sure if either the film.s trifecta of stars (Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, and Jonathan Daniel Brown), its director Nima Nourizadeh, or its writing team of Matt Drake and Michael Bacall will return. However, the last details we had on the sequel suggested that Bacall had been asked to write a draft of the script. Project Xx has »
Justin Timberlake on the Oscars' Red Carpet Justin Timberlake at the Academy Awards The Social Network actor Justin Timberlake arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards, which took place on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the ceremony, Timberlake and Black Swan actress Mila Kunis introduced the nominees – and eventual winners – in the animation categories. Throughout the proceedings, he pretended to be the elusive Banksy, whose Exit Through the Gift Shop was a Best Documentary Feature contender. The joke fell mostly flat, but Timberlake actually elicited some laughs when he imitated three-time Oscar-nominated veteran Kirk Douglas*, who mercilessly stretched the Best Supporting Actress announcement into what seemed like hours. Admittedly, Douglas was funny. (The winner in that particular category turned out to be Melissa Leo for David O. Russell's The Fighter.) As announced by the Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis duo, the Best Animated Short Film was Shaun Tan »
- D. Zhea
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