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  1. DVDanger: Cult Film Corner Burying the Ex and Patch TownRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... Chris Columbus, and Joe Johnston. But while they are still A-listers, the director of Gremlins , Innerspace , and Piranha fell into relative obscurity. Honestly, Looney Tunes: Back in Action didn't help anything, but as his peers are responsible for ...

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  2. The welcome return of horror-comedy maestro Joe DanteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Chicago Reader

    ... charm, the film recalls the ingratiating comedies that the director made for Roger Corman ( Hollywood Boulevard , Piranha ) near the beginning of his career. It's as though Dante, in looking at younger characters, was reminded of his own early ...

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  3. Top 7 Joe Dante FilmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | DreadCentrol.com

    ... contains not only thrills and chills but also an element of humor woven masterfully into the fabric of his projects. Piranha (1978) Dante's first horror-flavored success, Piranha came out as not only a horror film in its own right, but also as ...

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  4. Joe Dante interview - Burying the Ex and much moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Seattle Gay News

    ... to increasingly, and winningly, surreal and silly places in the process. For the guy behind classic genre riffs like Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins and The Burbs this was an almost perfect fit, so much so getting the script into Dante's hands was ...

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  5. Film Review: "Burying the Ex"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    I can't write about the new movie from director Joe Dante without first mentioning that his last movie to get a wide theatrical release was 2003's "Looney Tunes: Back in Action." After earning his stripes as an editor for Roger Corman before going on to direct the horror classics "Piranha" and "The Howling," Dante enjoyed a respectable run of hits and cult gems before retreating to television sometime in the last decade , and it seemed like maybe he was going to retire.

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  6. SCREAM Review: MTV's Teen-Horror Series Strains To Be Hip, CompellingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | Collider

    ... to Emma and Will respectively, would seemingly put the Scream series in the same orbit as, say, Alexandre Aja 's Piranha 3D , a gory bit of satirical retribution on the worst, most narcissistic elements of the Millennial generation and the one that ...

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  7. "Burying the Ex" is a horror comedy of errors. Lots of errors.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2015 | Star Tribune

    ... is the new film from veteran director Joe Dante. The creator of other fantastic flights of fancy as "Gremlins," "Piranha," "The Howling" and "The Hole." Anton Yelchin, the "Star Trek" franchise's Chekov, plays luckless Max, the salesman at a Los ...

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  8. Capone talks Corman, Spielberg. and the new zom-rom-com Burying the Ex with director Joe DanteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2015 | Ain't It Cool News

    ... up the movie-making ladder, stopping to cut trailers, edit works like GRAND THEFT AUTO, and directing classics like PIRANHA, THE HOWLING, GREMLINS 1 & 2, INNERSPACE, MATINEE, SMALL SOLDIERS, and more recently THE HOLE and his latest, the zom-rom-com ...

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  9. Movie Review: Burying The Ex takes Joe Dante back to his B-movie rootsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | Creative Loafing Tampa

    ... and on Video on Demand/iTunes. While he made his bones as a cult-horror icon with films like Piranha and The Howling , director Joe Dante's best work - including Gremlins , Twilight Zone: The Movie ...

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  10. Joe Dante hits a new genre-mashing gory low in 'Burying the Ex'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    The puckish glee with which monster-mad director Joe Dante once fused horror and comedy in the "Gremlins" movies and "Piranha" is thoroughly missing in the brainless zom-rom-com "Burying the Ex." Anton Yelchin plays Max, a fright-flick fan who's miserable in his job at a horror nostalgia shop and at home, where writer Alan Trezza has saddled him with that bad-screenplay favorite: the sex-crazed babe .

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  11. 'Burying the Ex' reboots the comedy-horror genreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | New York Daily News

    ... being buzzed about for upcoming remakes. "They don't need my blessing. But hey, fine, great - I'm the guy who made 'Piranha' in 1978. I started my career with a 'Jaws' rip-off! I can't say. 'You can't remake pictures.' "But one of the stumbling ...

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  12. If It's A Good Picture, It's A Miracle!: An Interview with Joe DanteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... After that film, "Hollywood Boulevard" (1976) Dante began a directing career that would include the likes of "Piranha" (1978), " The Howling " (1981), " Gremlins " (1984), "Explorers" (1985), " Innerspace " (1987), "The Burbs" (1989), "Gremlins 2: ...

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  13. 'Burying the Ex' Is Dead on ArrivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | The New York Observer

    The star is the talented, charismatic Anton Yelchin, a young actor who just can't seem to get a break. The director is Joe Dante, a protA gA of B-movie producer Roger Corman, who makes cheesy horror spoofs like Gremlins and Piranha , The gentle, pleasant and always-smiling Mr. Yelchin plays Max, the manager of a Hollywood costume shop that specializes in Halloween merchandise.

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  14. 'Jurassic World': How a pair of Hollywood newbies finally cracked the dino codeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    ... - a much-respected screenwriter who had gotten his start early in his career writing exploitation movies like "Piranha" and "Alligator" - reportedly featured bizarre, vicious dinosaur-human hybrids. When Trevorrow read the most recent draft, though, ...

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  15. 10 horror remakes that actually don't suckRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2015 | Mashable

    ... the manic campiness of Joe Dante's 1978 B-movie about a swarm of killer fish and cranked it beyond eleven in 2010's Piranha 3D . Hands down the most fun I had at the movies that year, we're talking boobs and gore and the best use of 3D technology in ...

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  16. PiranhaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2015 | LA Weekly

    The sea contains untold mysteries, few of them so entertaining as the countless Jaws -inspired knockoffs that followed in the wake of Steven Spielberg's genre-defining blockbuster. Chief among these is Piranha , the rare, ultimate edition of which Cinefamily is screening at midnight, on the sole 16mm print in existence.

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  17. Acting brings magic to otherwise flat scriptRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | The Japan Times

    ... horror - and you can expect no less from director Alexandre Aja whose track record so far is frightening ("Piranha 3D," "High Tension"). With "Horns," however, Aja has ventured into adaptation territory (up till now, he had mostly worked on remakes) ...

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  18. That Guy Dick Miller's Not as Great as that Guy Dick MillerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | Dallas Observer

    A curiosity: The actor Dick Miller, a rumpled salt, has brightened up countless B-movies by showing up for a scene or two to reel off some exposition or maybe get gutted by a robot. Yet his own movie, the one about his years of B-brightening, the one inviting us to get to know the best thing in Piranha and Night of the Creeps and White Line Fever and dozens of Roger Corman's cheapies, is, by design, crafted to exclude the most singular element of a Miller appearance: pleasant surprise.

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  19. An Actor Whose Career Consists Mainly of CameosRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | LA Weekly

    A curiosity: The actor Dick Miller, a rumpled salt, has brightened up countless B-movies by showing up for a scene or two to reel off some exposition or maybe get gutted by a robot. Yet his own movie, the one about his years of B-brightening, the one inviting us to get to know the best thing in Piranha and Night of the Creeps and White Line Fever and dozens of Roger Corman's cheapies, is by design crafted to exclude the most singular element of a Miller appearance: pleased surprise.

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  20. That Guy Dick Miller's Not As Great As That Guy Dick MillerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | OC Weekly

    A curiosity: The actor Dick Miller, a rumpled salt, has brightened up countless B-movies by showing up for a scene or two to reel off some exposition or maybe get gutted by a robot. Yet his own movie, the one about his years of B-brightening, the one inviting us to get to know the best thing in Piranha and Night of the Creeps and White Line Fever and dozens of Roger Corman's cheapies, is, by design, crafted to exclude the most singular element of a Miller appearance: pleased surprise.

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