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Sundance Review: Zombie Rom Com 'Life After Beth' Starring Aubrey Plaza & Dane DeHaan

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 21, 2014 10:21 AM
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Life After Beth, Aubrey Plaza
In the last decade, left-of-center zombies have become so ubiquitous that we’re bordering on critical mass, with as many spoofs being released as straight-ahead horror renditions. As with anything reaching its cultural saturation point, it’s the singer, not the song, as the results have been all over the spectrum, from the brilliant (“Shaun of the Dead”) to the forgettable (“Warm Bodies”). Despite some fine talent both behind and in front of the camera, “Life After Beth” has trouble distinguishing itself from the army of flesh-eating peers. 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 compose the film’s atmospheric score. As brief an introduction as it may be, it sets the tone for a film much weirder and more interesting than the one that follows.

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Plus Web Of New Images From The Film & Commentary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2013 8:27 AM
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With Warner Bros. bulking up "Batman Vs. Superman" with Wonder Woman, the Marvel-verse continuing to expand like so many waistlines at an all you can eat buffet, it's time for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" to level up in the superhero arms race.

Sundance First Look: Zombie Aubrey Plaza In 'Life After Beth' & Bill Hader And Kristen Wiig In 'Skeleton Twins'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 5:07 PM
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Life After Beth, Aubrey Plaza
Funny people doing funny things... It's not all gritty, kitchen sink drama at Sundance this year, with some good (supernatural) laughs to be found.

Dane DeHaan Feeling 'Tulip Fever,' Melisandre Feels 'Incarnate,' Alan Arkin & Amanda Seyfried Have A ‘Wonderful Time’ & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2013 9:46 AM
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Developing for nearly a decade, the adaptation of Deborah Moggach's "Tulip Fever"has seen all kinds of names — John Madden, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Peter Chelsom, Tom Hooper — kick the tires, but nothing coalesced. But earlier this year the wheels started spinning again with Alicia Vikander became attached, and now she may be joined by Dane DeHaan.

'12 Years A Slave' Leads Gotham Award Nominees; 'Inside Llewyn Davis, 'Upstream Color' & More Earn Nods

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2013 10:44 AM
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12 Years A Slave
... and here we go. Even though we're not even in November, and with two more months of movies and awards season contenders to come, the Gotham Independent Film Awards have announced their nominees for 2013. While this may be "the first major awards ceremony of the film season," the real accomplishment here is shining a light on the kind of well-made, acclaimed movies that will unfortunately be forgotten as the heavier hitters with more money behind them elbow their way to the Dolby Theater in February.

Review: 'Kill Your Darlings' Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Elizabeth Olsen & More

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 16, 2013 7:08 PM
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Kill your darlings
When any filmmaker decides to chronicle a largely undocumented or unknown corner of history revolving around famous cultural figures, a question that can raise its head is: what's underneath the surface that compels the director to make the story?

Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan To Star In James Dean Story 'Life' For Anton Corbijn

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 5, 2013 6:36 PM
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Anton Corbijn, Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan
The mystical allure of James Dean continues from beyond the grave: Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan have signed up to star in "Life," which The Hollywood Reporter says is "the true story about the friendship between James Dean and Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock." DeHaan will play Dean and Pattinson will play Stock (sorry ladies). Noted photographer and director Anton Corbijn, whose last movie was the sorely underrated George Clooney thriller "The American," will direct. The film is being shopped in Toronto.

It's Smutty & Absurd: Watch The Full Trailer For 'Kill Your Darlings' Starring Daniel Radcliffe & Dane DeHaan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 4, 2013 1:35 PM
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At the beginning of the month, a half uploaded teaser trailer for the Beat drama "Kill Your Darlings" made its way online and was summarily yanked, without anything else arriving in terms of promotional material. But the whole shebang has now broached the interwebs, unofficially it seems, and you can take a peek below (for now).

Watch: Daniel Radcliffe Meets Dane DeHaan In Clip From 'Kill Your Darlings' Plus New Photos

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 2, 2013 1:16 PM
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Kill your darlings
The Venice Film Festival is well underway. And while the Beat Generation drama "Kill Your Darlings" isn't in competition, it is screening at the festival before it takes a trip to Toronto and lands in theaters this fall. And if you can't wait, you can get an early peek at the movie right now.

Watch: Teaser For 'Kill Your Darlings' Starring Daniel Radcliffe & Dane DeHaan Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2013 12:00 PM
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While audiences have yet to show they're keen to see a movie about the Beat generation even with a star-laden cast ("On The Road"), you have to at least give the filmmakers behind "Kill Your Darlings" some due credit. Lining up Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, "Boardwalk Empire" star Jack Huston as Jack Kerouac, Ben Foster as William Burroughs, Elizabeth Olsen as Edie Parker, and Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr—well, you have our attention. And now the first teaser trailer (kind of) is here to give you a taste of how it turned out.

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