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FrightFest 2014: Life After Beth Review

25 August 2014 4:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Jeff Baena.

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Kendrick.

Certificate: Tbc.

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

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The Giver

15 August 2014 11:59 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Giver

Directed by: Philip Noyce

Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgaard, Katie Holmes

Running Time: 1 hr 34 mins

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: August 15, 2014

Plot: A young man (Thwaites) living in a black-and-white future is shown colors by a piano-playing sage named The Giver (Bridges).

Who’S It For? Like your dystopias young and broody? Sure you do.

Overall

The proverbial ship, its path pushed by the passage of time, filled with passengers fighting for a seat during such a voyage, has sailed. In terms of The Giver, the old wooden vessel in this brilliant metaphor is the tale of the young chosen one rebelling against a messed up future, as one may call it. Though its source novel was written long before the films like The Hunger Games, Divergent, or even The Lego Movie, The Giver remains in the young adult sci-fi dystopic shadows of »

- Nick Allen

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Review: Zombie Tale 'Life After Beth' Starring Aubrey Plaza And Dane DeHaan Lacks Bite

14 August 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In the last decade, left-of-center,"quirky" zombies have become so ubiquitous so as to reach critical mass. Just as many spoofs reach theaters as straight-ahead horror renditions. As with anything reaching its cultural saturation point, it’s the singer, not the song, and the results have been all over the spectrum, from the brilliant (“Shaun of the Dead”) to the forgettable (“Warm Bodies”). Despite significant talent both behind and in front of the camera, “Life After Beth” has trouble distinguishing itself. The film starts promisingly, opening with a foreboding shot of a girl wandering through Griffith Park, scored with ominous guitar squalls courtesy of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, who composed the film’s score, setting the tone for a film much weirder and more interesting than the one that follows. We learn that this girl was/is Beth (Aubrey Plaza), a high schooler who recently died in a hiking accident. »

- Cory Everett

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George Romero: The Master of Socially Conscious Horror

14 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

Few filmmakers can be said to be as prolific and influential as George Romero. An icon of the zombie film genre, Romero’s love of horror traces back to his youth, and watching classic monster films such as Frankenstein and Dracula. Romero’s love of these films set him on a path to not only create horror films himself, but to change and redefine the genre for decades to come.

Romero’s first foray into the zombie film genre was 1968’s Night of the Living Dead. While a spectacular film in and of itself, Night of the Living Dead introduced the world to the modern zombie, and standardized the way that zombie films would be told from then on. Set in a farmhouse, the film depicts a small group of survivors fending off hordes of the reanimated dead. Prior to Romero’s take on zombies, Hollywood films depicted zombies as pale-faced minions of voodoo sorcerers. »

- Brandon Engel

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First Look: Arnold Schwarzengger & Zombie Abigail Breslin in 'Maggie'

12 August 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

As the Toronto International Film Festival looms closer, some images from the films that will be debuting at the Canadian showcase of cinema from around the world are trickling online. One of the more interesting titles is that of Maggie. Like Warm Bodies and Life After Beth, this film aims to put a new spin on the zombie genre by painting an intimate story of a father who vows to stay by his daughter's side as she turns into a flesh-eating zombie. Taking a father and daughter and using a zombie infection as a catalyst for drama should make for an interesting story, but we're a little skeptical with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the dramatic lead, even if he is paired with a talented young actress like Abigail Breslin. Look below now! Here's the first photos from Henry Hobson's Maggie from Tiff's official website: Maggie is directed by commercial director »

- Ethan Anderton

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Life After Beth Review

10 August 2014 10:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ever since Warm Bodies discovered the mainstream appeal of romance in a time of zombies, I’d been wondering how long it would take for other filmmakers to cash in on the rotting flesh of young love. Trying to love a zombie isn’t exactly the easiest feat, no matter how beautiful those cold, dead eyes look, but at least there’s hope throughout Warm Bodies, showing a zombie transforming back to his mortal form.

Jeff Baena’s Life After Beth is a role-reversal horror dramedy not about finding love, but instead losing love, finding it once again as a shambling zombie, and then somehow letting go. Beth Slocum inexplicably (Aubrey Plaza) comes back from the grave looking human enough, minus some heavy bags under her eyes and the snake bite that originally caused her death, and her grieving boyfriend Zach (Dane DeHaan) couldn’t be happier. But what starts »

- Matt Donato

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Sony’s Untitled Christmas Comedy Adds Lizzy Caplan

8 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Masters Of Sex star Lizzy Caplan is the latest to join the untitled Christmas Eve comedy at Sony. Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie star in the film about three friends who reunite in New York City for their annual tradition of going out on Christmas Eve. Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, 50/50) wrote and is directing the Sony, Good Universe, and Point Grey Pictures production, which ramps up filming next week in NYC. Caplan will play Diana, the love interest of Gordon-Levitt’s character. Actress Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) also recently joined the cast. Caplan is repped by Wme […] »

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First trailer for Two Night Stand starring Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton

8 August 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer for romantic comedy Two Night Stand has been released online, and you can view it below.

The latest “romantic comedy with a twist”, Two Night Stand tells the story of a young woman (Analeigh Tipton, Crazy Stupid Love, Warm Bodies) whose life spirals out of control after she is asked to vacate her house by her housemates, who suggest she head out and clear her head with a one night stand with a local man (Miles Teller, Divergent, Fantastic Four). The only problem is that the morning after, a snow storm hits and leaves her stuck in his apartment until the snow is cleared, and the pair have to deal with each other a little longer than they had planned.

Directed by Max Nichols, Two Night Stand features a cast that also includes Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl), Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games) and Scott Mescudi (Need for Speed »

- Scott Davis

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Lizzy Caplan joins Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Christmas comedy

8 August 2014 8:28 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Director Jonathan Levin (50/50, Warm Bodies) is bringing Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt back together for his currently Untitled Christmas Eve picture. Joining the two will be the Falcon himself, Anthony Mackie. The story centers around a group of friends who have made it a tradition to meet up every year on Christmas Eve in New York City. Joining this gang will be Lizzy Caplan, who also happens to be acting alongside Rogen in his next flick, The Interview. As I much as I love the »

- Sean Wist

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Dead Island Movie Reanimated By Occupant Entertainment, Deep Silver

2 August 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Zombies are everywhere these days – on the small screen with AMC’s The Walking Dead and Syfy’s upcoming Z Nation, on the big screen with World War Z and Warm Bodies, and especially in video games. Now, we’re hearing that fans of one of those video games, Deep Silver’s Dead Island, are in luck, as a film adaptation is back on track.

Occupant Entertainment and Deep Silver have agreed to package, produce and finance a new movie franchise based on the video game series, rescuing the project from development limbo. Lionsgate previously bought the rights in 2011, but Alli Shearmur’s departure from the studio left this and other projects in the lurch. Now that rights have reverted to Deep Silver, fans of the video game may well finally see an accompanying big screen version.

The delay for the Dead Island adaptation means that the studios now have »

- Isaac Feldberg

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J Law is Reportedly Single Again While Nicholas Hoult & K Stew Grab Lunch

1 August 2014 12:11 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult have reportedly broken up for the second time.

After multiple rumors that Jennifer Lawrence, 23, and Nicholas Hoult, 24, have split for the second time, E! News is reporting that the X-Men couple are indeed over.

Calling the split "very amicable," a source blames both of the stars' busy schedules for the demise of the relationship.

Related: Are Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult Over?!

"They spent a lot of time apart because of work and it was difficult on their relationship," a source says.

And clearly, both are keeping busy with their respective film careers.

Hoult in particular is currently filming the sci-fi drama Equals in Japan, where he was recently snapped getting sushi with co-star Kristen Stewart, 24.

Had the best sushi breky this morning at Daiwa in Tsukiji Fish Market w/ famous peeps. #kristenstewart #nicholashoult pic.twitter.com/onJeQn0fM2

— MikeE (@turducken09) July 31, 2014

Here's another from this morning #KristenStewart #nicholashoult pic.twitter.com/oA »

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Action Packed Footage and New Posters from Mad Max: Fury Road

29 July 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Over the weekend Warner Bros' 'Mad Max: Fury Road' made an appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con revealing exclusive new footage as well as four awesome 'Mad Looks' teaser posters. The latest installment in the cult franchise stars Tom Hardy ('The Dark Knight Rises') in the title role along with a sexy shaved headed Charlize Theron ('Monster'). Nicholas Hoult ('Warm Bodies'), Riley Keough ('Jack and Diane'), Zoe Kravitz, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ('Transformers: Dark of the Moon') and Abbey Lee Kershaw are amongst those along for the ride. George Miller, who helmed the original trilogy, returns once more to direct. Check out the goods below. »

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Cast Is Creepy and Crazy In New Posters

27 July 2014 6:57 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Tom Hardy is your new Max Rockatansky, while Charlize Theron is a cyborg arm.

Fans have been waiting for almost 30 years for a new installment in the cult classic Mad Max franchise, and Warner Bros. is finally releasing several new glimpses at the long-awaited film. In addition to the trailer (Watch), they put out a series of four new posters that show some of the insane costumes and vehicles that will populate Max's post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Mad Max: Fury Road stars Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky, a road warrior scraping by a meager existence out in the wastelands of a desolated world. Aided by only a shotgun in his struggle to survive, Max's world "is fire and blood," according to the recent trailer that debuted at Comic-Con.

Related: Get Apocalyptic With This Amazing Mad Max: Fury Road Poster

Here is Tom Hardy as Max – holding his shotgun incorrectly, for some reason – as he flies through the air apparently »

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Ten Best: Movies to get excited for in the second half of 2014

26 July 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

2014 has already seen some very good films released, with the likes of Boyhood, The Fault in Our Stars, X-Men: Days of Future Past and others doing great business and turning heads in the process. The remainder of 2014 will also see a large number of film releases, and some of those are highly intriguing. Let’s take a look at ten of the films that I, personally, am excited for in the second half of 2014.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Director, James Gunn, tasselled my hair playfully when he put a little independent film named “Super” on the table in 2010, an underrated Rainn Wilson fronted comedy drama about a guy who thinks that god is telling him to fight crime. When I heard that Gunn was bringing his sense of humour and action to Guardians of the Galaxy my interest hit a high note. With a cast including the enjoyable everyman Chris Pratt »

- Chris Cummings

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What a Lovely Day for a New Mad Max: Fury Road Teaser

24 July 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

'Mad Max: Fury Road' will be making it first official appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con this coming weekend and a new piece of teaser art from the event has been sent across. The piece features Max star Tom Hardy ('The Dark Knight Rises') along with his dust covered vehicle and the accompanying tagline 'What a Lovely Day'. The movie is currently lensing in Sydney with George Miller at the helm. Big movies often mean big casts and co-starring along with Hardy are Charlize Theron ('Monster'), Nicholas Hoult ('Warm Bodies'), Riley Keough ('Jack and Diane'), Zoe Kravitz, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ('Transformers: Dark of the Moon'), Abbey Lee Kershaw, Megan Gale, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, Jennifer Hagan, John Howard, Richard Carter, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer and Melita Jurisic. Check the poster below. »

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Aubrey Plaza Is Back From The Dead In Clip From Zom-Com Life After Beth, Plus New Images

18 July 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Anyone who has watched NBC’s Parks and Recreation over the years can attest to the fact that Aubrey Plaza is very, very funny (even if her “break-out” film The To-Do List was not). And in Safety Not Guaranteed, she proved that her range extends far beyond quirky deadpan humor. Now, in this summer’s Life After Beth, she’s taking the bold move of both pushing into the horror genre and seizing what could be her most dramatic role to date. Plaza alone has put this one on our watchlist, but that she’s working alongside actors like Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Anna Kendrick and Molly Shannon is some pretty major icing on the cake.

A new clip from Life After Beth has hit the web today, centering on Beth’s boyfriend (DeHaan) as he attempts to make sense of finding her inexplicably alive after being told by »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Watch: Dane DeHaan Finds Out Aubrey Plaza Is Alive In Clip From ZomCom 'Life After Beth' Plus New Pics

18 July 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The zombie genre has long been one where filmmakers—who attempt at least do something more than have a bunch of undead people lurching around—try to insert political and social context within the brains being eaten. And while there are plenty of places you can still find that, lately some directors have been trying to freshen things up a bit. Jonathan Levine fused romance and zombies with "Warm Bodies" a couple years back, and now comes "Life After Beth," where the heart yearns for the undead. Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Anna Kendrick and more star in this one about a young man whose girlfriend tragically dies....or does she? Things change when she mysteriously returns, and as you'll see in this new clip, it's something that needs to be kept secret until everyone involved can figure out what to do. The film premiered earlier this year »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tom Ellis Talks of Irresistible Rush Role, Being Once's Accidental Robin Hood

17 July 2014 6:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Good medicine can come from not-so-good people, USA Network’s Rush aims to illustrate starting this Thursday at 9/8c.

Tom Ellis (the UK’s Miranda) headlines the series as Dr. William Rush, a renegade physician who only treats the wealthy and elite, and only for (lots of) cold, hard cash. But make no mistake, this is no sun-baked Royal Pains redux; Rush the show, the man, has a gritty edge — a quality that pulled Ellis right in, for his first Stateside starring role.

Tvline | What was your first reaction upon reading this script? Because this guy is dark.

Over the last few years, »

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Eiff 2014: ‘Life After Beth’ Review

3 July 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Dane DeHaan, Audrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly ShannonCheryl Hines, Anna Kendrick, Jim O’Heir, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, Garry Marshall | Written and Directed by Jeff Baena

Review by Andrew McArthur

If like me zombie themed romantic comedy Warm Bodies left you as cold as one of the undead stiffs themselves, then Life After Beth is the perfect antidote. The film received its UK premiere at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival and proved itself to be a laugh-filled delight.

Jeff Baena’s Life After Beth follows broken-hearted Zach (Dane DeHaan), distraught after the sudden death of his girlfriend Beth (Audrey Plaza). However, much to the delight of Zach and his former-girlfriend’s parents (John C. Reilly & Molly Shannon), Beth miraculously returns from the dead but gradually becomes more aggressive and er… zombified.

Life After Beth is refreshing as it does not try and present itself »

- Guest

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Warm Bodies (2013) Review

30 June 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Jennica Lynn Johnson

MoreHorror.com

After seeing the trailer for Warm Bodies (2013), I made a mental note to steer clear of it in movie theaters. Zombies-- although they have had their popularity throughout horror history-- have become significantly trendy within the horror community for the past decade with movies such as 28 Weeks Later (2007), Zombieland (2009), and Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012). By the time the third season of The Walking Dead aired in 2012, it was clear that the end of the current zombie craze could be upon us. I suspected that Warm Bodies would be the last nail in the coffin of what started out as a delightfully gory ride.

I’m not entirely sure why I expected Warm Bodies to be such a failure. Perhaps I feared that it would be another teen romance movie with just a dash of horror elements. Or maybe I thought the leading lady, Teresa Palmer, »

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