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TIFF Trailer: Hal Hartley's 'Ned Rifle' Starring Aubrey Plaza

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2014 12:18 PM
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Ned Rifle, Hal Hartley, Aubrey Plaza
In 1997, Hal Hartley released "Henry Fool," one of the best films of his career, but no one seemed to notice, even though it won the Best Screenplay award at Cannes. But Hartley knew he had something with the characters and world he created and in 2007 he dropped a sequel, "Fay Grim." It was far less satisfying than its predecessor, but now in 2014 he's capping the trilogy with "Ned Rifle," and hopefully it will close the series on an up note.

TIFF First Look: Tobey Maguire In 'Pawn Sacrifice' And Aubrey Plaza In Hal Hartley's 'Ned Rifle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2014 1:05 PM
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Pawn Sacrifice
Furrowed brows, bad suits, worse haircuts—it can only mean one thing: chess. And that game of mental strategy is at the center of "Pawn Sacrifice," which heads to Toronto to make its World Premiere.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2014 10:48 AM
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Life After Beth
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.

Watch: First Trailer For ZomCom ‘Life After Beth’ Starring Aubrey Plaza & Dane DeHaan

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 26, 2014 12:55 PM
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LIfe After Beth
We’ve seen myriad interpretations of the zombie movie, we’ve seen numerous versions of the romantic comedy too, but “Life After Beth,” the new indie flick that premiered at Sundance earlier this year, joins "Warm Bodies" in the category of zombie romcom, a distinction that only a few movies in the zombie genre have achieved.

Watch: First Trailer For ‘About Alex’ Starring Aubrey Plaza, Jane Levy & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 19, 2014 3:18 PM
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About Alex
Every generation needs its own “Big Chill”-esque movie, right? That may have arrived in the new film “About Alex” starring the ensemble of Aubrey Plaza, Jane Levy, Max Greenfield, Nate Parker, Max Minghella, Jason Ritter and Maggie Grace. After the first trailer for the film has arrived to give you a sense of what you're in for with this one.

Anthony Mackie To Play 'Jimi' Hendrix, Robert De Niro Drives 'Bus 757' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 19, 2014 12:33 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
At one point a few years ago, Paul Greengrass was looking to make a biopic on legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix with Anthony Mackie in the lead. But when the Hendrix estate wouldn't sign off on the project, it fell apart and everyone moved on. But now, things are moving again. Mackie is back to play the axeman, with Ol Parker ("Now Is Good") at the helm of the movie "which chronicles the last nine days of Hendrix's life."

Tribeca Review: 'About Alex' Starring Aubrey Plaza, Nate Parker, Jason Ritter And Max Greenfield

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 21, 2014 5:35 PM
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About Alex
Every generation needs a couple of reunion movies, and in “About Alex," we have another one: first-time writer-director Jesse Zwick doesn't so much swing for the fences as attempt to dribble a single down the baseline. This comedy-drama doesn't reach any untold heights, but with formula pictures like this, you can only hope the company is pleasant. With this cast, those meager expectations are reached.

Tribeca Exclusive: Aubrey Plaza & Max Greenfield Ruin The Moment In Clip From 'About Alex'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2014 10:00 AM
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About Alex
One of our 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The Tribeca Film Festival, which kicks off today, "About Alex" already has us impressed by the cast director Jesse Zwick (son of Ed Zwick) has pulled together for his debut. Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield ("New Girl"), Maggie Grace, Nate Parker, Max Minghella, Jane Levy and Jason Ritter all feature in the ensemble dramedy, making it one to keep an eye on.

Guy Pearce Joins Johnny Depp's 'Black Mass,' Hal Hartley's 'Ned Rifle' Adds Aubrey Plaza & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2014 12:25 PM
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We're only three actors in, and "Black Mass" is already serving up an abundance of dudes we really like. When he's not falling over backwards into Helena Bonham Carter's closet for costumes, Johnny Depp does some of his most fascinating work, while Joel Edgerton usually owns whatever he's in. And with the pair already signed up for the gangster pic "Black Mass," they're letting one more major talent into their midst.

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

  • By Kristin McCracken
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  • January 27, 2014 2:01 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.

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