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

  • By Cory Everett
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  • August 14, 2014 6:10 PM
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Life After Beth
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.

Interview: Aubrey Plaza, Matthew Gray Gubler & More on Zombie Comedy 'Life After Beth'

  • By Kristin McCracken
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  • August 13, 2014 4:23 PM
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Life After Beth, Aubrey Plaza
Sometimes the chemistry on a set works just perfectly, and you can just tell the cast had a ball making the movie. Such is the case with “Life After Beth,” Jeff Baena’s directorial debut, which premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival. The zombie comedy has a lively cast led by Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan, with comic talents Anna Kendrick, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Matthew Gray Gubler, Cheryl Hines and Paul Reiser offering zany support.

Watch: Matthew Gray Gubler & Kat Dennings Investigate The Supernatural In NSFW Trailer For 'Suburban Gothic'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2014 12:44 PM
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Suburban Gothic
Both Matthew Gray Gubler and Kat Dennings find most of their time occupied with their TV gigs, the former on "Criminal Minds," the latter on "2 Broke Girls." So one would wager that they'd be picky about the movies they make during their downtime. But as the trailer for "Surburban Gothic" suggests, perhaps that's not necessarily so.

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