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    Fantasia 2014: ‘Life After Beth’ entertains, but fails to truly rise from the grave

    Twenty years ago, if someone said that ‘zombie romantic comedy’ was going to become an actual cinematic sub-genre, they’d have been called a witch and burned at the stake. And yet, they would have been right, and Fantasia 2014 has seen the unveiling of yet another film in the rapidly expanding genre, Life After Beth. Starring Aubrey Plaza of Parks and Recreation and Dane DeHaan, recently of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Life After Beth is best described as a zombie breakup comedy. It’s also best described as “decent, but not amazing”, a serviceable enough zom-rom-com kept afloat mostly by the supporting cast. More

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    Sundance 2014: Most Anticipated in U.S. Dramatic Competition

    About the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition: “Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film.” The Skeleton Twins  Directed by Craig Johnson Written by Craig Johnson and Mark Heyman Saturday Night Live alumni Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig headline […] More

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    Extended Thoughts on ‘The Santa Clause 2’

    The Santa Clause 2 Directed by Michael Lembeck Written by Don Rhymer, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss Starring Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Spencer Breslin, David Krumholtz, Judge Reinhold, Eric Lloyd Why wait eight years between the original Santa Clause and its follow-up, The Santa Clause 2? This is a question I’ve […] More