Tag: aubreyplaza

AnarchyVision: Jerry Lewis, LOGAN LUCKY, THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD, INGRID GOES WEST and GOOD TIME

A brief look at the remarkable career of the legendary performer Jerry Lewis, as well as a slew of films to check out -- Logan Lucky, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Ingrid Goes West and Good Time. -- all in the latest...

Melbourne 2017 Review: INGRID GOES WEST, Hashtag Essential Satire

Truly great films that exist for the moment tackle relevant and contemporary themes, acting at times as a mirror into our own lives and critically picking apart what makes society function. It is refreshing, then, that Matt Spicer’s Ingrid Goes...

Aruba 2015 Review: In THE DRIFTLESS AREA Mysteries Of The Moment Abound

We humans often like to think of ourselves as creatures of habit. It helps compartmentalize our world, making order out of chaos. As someone who operates quite often from his head, habits are important. Writing movie reviews, attempting to express...

Interview: Hal Hartley And Aubrey Plaza Talk NED RIFLE

"An honest man is always in trouble," Henry Fool tells Simon Grim in the first installment of Hal Hartley's Grim family trilogy. This is certainly true of Henry, a wandering √úbermensch who is felt as a muse wherever he rambles, and...

The Stack: HALLOWEEN Deluxe Blu-Ray Box, Two From Drafthouse Films, And Synapse's CURTAINS

Welcome back to The Stack. It's me, Dave Canfield, throwing some Halloween coverage at ya. This year has seen some amazing releases. In addition to what is mentioned in the headline, I recommend the Universal Classic Monsters 30 Film DVD Box...

Melbourne 2014 Review: LIFE AFTER BETH, A Tame Zom-Com

The ever sardonic Aubrey Plaza stars as Beth, alongside Dane DeHaan's Zach, in this frequently odd but half-cooked zombie comedy from the writer of the excellent I Heart Huckabees. Director Jeff Baena only lends some of his brain to...

Aubrey Plaza Is Feeling A Bit Peckish In Trailer For Zombie RomCom LIFE AFTER BETH

Beth (Aubrey Plaza) was dead but she's back now. And that's good news, right? Right? Her parents (John C Reilly and Molly Shannon) certainly want to think so, as does her bereaved boyfriend (Dane DeHaan) but ... well ... be...

THE RAMBLER Wins At Transylvania's Full Moon Horror And Fantasy Film Festival!

Word out of the land of Dracula is that Calvin Lee Reeder's The Rambler has won the Jury Award at the 2nd annual Full Moon Horror and Fantasy Film Festival. Below is the press release provided to us by juror...

Review: THE TO DO LIST Gets It Done, But Not Satisfyingly

In The To Do List, Aubrey Plaza plays a virginal high school valedictorian who decides, apropos of nothing, that she needs to spend the summer having every possible sexual experience as practice for college. (High school college-prep courses only teach...

Blu-ray Review: SAFTEY NOT GUARANTEED, But Then, What Is?

I'm more or less with the prevailing opinion around these parts when it comes to director Colin Trevorrow's time travel comedy debut Safety Not Guaranteed, inasmuch as I found it inoffensive, and fitfully amusing largely because of lead actress Aubrey...

So, So Many Sexy (Trailer) Things on THE TO DO LIST

"So many jobs ..." Have teen sex comedies worn out their welcome? Maybe so -- from the male perspective, which is why The To Do List stands a chance of providing a fresh look at the battle for high school...

MIFF 2012 Review: SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED

The 61st Melbourne International Film festival is now underway! I will be bringing you coverage for Twitch as the days blitz by over nearly three weeks! This is an amazing time for Melbourne when the city transforms into bustling, dedicated...

Sydney 2012: Day 12 Trailer of the Day - SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (Closing Night Film)

Today is the last day of the 2012 Sydney Film Festival, and the trailer of the day is for the Closing Night Film, Safety Not Guaranteed. About the film: "WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not...

Review: SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, An Amiable, Lovable, and Winning Comedy

Everyone carries around the baggage of personal experience. At best, it's distilled into a handy guidebook, available for reference as needed, and light enough not to weigh down the bearer. With its references to time-travel, mental instability, the pangs of...

Sundance 2012 Review: SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED

Safety Not Guaranteed is the feature film debut of director Colin Trevorrow and writer Derek Connolly. It stars Aubrey Plaza as Darius Britt, a new writer at a local magazine. She is sent out with her boss and a...