Mark Duplass

‘The Lazarus Effect’ Review: This Resurrection Horror Thriller Should Have Stayed Dead

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by Matt Singer a day ago
Relativity
How many times in your life have you snuck up on someone and scared them? Three, maybe four times? The Lazarus Effect is the kind of horror movie where people do that constantly. It’s basically their standard greeting; instead of “Hello!” they jump on people from behind, sometimes while wearing pig masks. It doesn’t make much sense, but they’re not doing it because it’s logical — they’re doing it because this is a bargain basement horror film and you take the scares wherever you can get them.

‘The Lazarus Effect’ Trailer: Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde Create a Monster

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by Jacob Hall February 1, 2015 @ 1:47 PM
You know that annoying movie trope where the story begins with something wild and crazy before flashing back to explain how we got there? The new ‘The Lazarus Effect’ trailer may be the first movie preview actually guilty of utilizing this tired device. Thankfully, the rest of the film actually looks like a pretty solid mash-up of a bunch of various horror concepts that we happen to dig starring a bunch of people we like, so we’re on board.

Netflix Signs Four-Picture Deal With Jay and Mark Duplass

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by Britt Hayes January 23, 2015 @ 6:51 PM
Getty Images
Netflix has wasted absolutely no time following through on its promise to produce and distribute original films, and their latest deal should make cinephiles pretty happy. The company’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos has just signed with indie filmmaking duo Jay and Mark Duplass for four new movies, which the pair will produce through their Brothers Productions company.

‘The Lazarus Effect’ Trailer: Olivia Wilde Comes Back From the Dead, Gets Super Creepy

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by Britt Hayes January 6, 2015 @ 8:48 PM
Blumhouse
Just yesterday we saw the first poster and image from ‘The Lazarus Effect,’ the latest horror flick from Blumhouse Productions, the folks who brought you ‘Insidious’ and last year’s ‘Oculus.’ We were already sold on the film based on the cast alone, but seeing this first trailer really seals the deal. A film in which Mark Duplass and Donald Glover bring a creepy Olivia Wilde back from the dead? We’re totally there.

‘The Lazarus Effect’ Reveals First Photo, and My, What Scary Eyes Olivia Wilde Has

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by Britt Hayes January 5, 2015 @ 8:27 PM
Blumhouse
One of the upcoming horror films that’s definitely on our radar in 2015 is ‘The Lazarus Effect,’ a new film from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions—the same folks behind ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘Oculus’ (as well as awards season favorite ‘Whiplash’). Their latest film has a pretty outstanding cast, including Olivia Wilde, who is featured in the first photo and poster, along with her very black and very terrifying eyeballs.

'Girls' Season 4 Schedules January 2015 Premiere, Plus 'Looking' and 'Togetherness'

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 6, 2014 @ 1:52 PM
HBO
Fall feels barely underway, but the impending winter will bring with it a number of 2015 premieres, from the likes of 'Girls' season 4 to the Duplass' brothers new series 'Togetherness.' Find out when Lena Dunham, the boys of 'Looking' and more will premiere on HBO in the new year!

Mark Duplass on How to Get a Movie Made In 2014

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by Mike Ryan August 20, 2014 @ 12:39 PM
IFC Films
"We're doing it right now," barked Mark Duplass when I suggested that he should teach a class on how to get a film made in today's fractured system. Duplass has been writing, directing and producing a steady stream of movies since 2005 that includes 'Cyrus,' 'Jeff Who Lives at Home,' and this week's new release, 'The One I Love.' What's remarkable about this run is that his movies have never put up <i>huge</i> numbers at the box office -- the indie hit 'Safety Not Guaranteed' grossed just over $4 million in theaters -- yet his movies are profitable enough that he gets to keep making movies. What are Duplass' secrets? Here, Duplass breaks down, step by step, how to stay sustainable in today's Hollywood.

Mark Duplass Does Not Want to Be a Superhero (Unless He's Asked)

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by Mike Ryan August 6, 2014 @ 1:21 PM
Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Mark Duplass is an interesting fellow. It's not really accurate to describe him as "famous" -- even he admits that he can walk around unbothered pretty much everywhere, and that's exactly the way he likes it. It was only in 'Tammy' -- a movie that he has a lot of opinions on why it didn't work -- did he start to feel the pangs of fame. And he didn't like that feeling one bit and wants no part of your 'Guardians of the Galaxy' or Marvel or 'Star Wars' type movies. Well ... that is unless, of course, someone actually asked him to do one of those types of movies.

Is 'Tammy' Secretly a Drama? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

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by Mike Ryan July 1, 2014 @ 9:57 AM
Warner Bros.
Melissa McCarthy (‘White Oleander’) stars in this holiday weekend’s new release, ‘Tammy,’ opening on Wednesday. Who is this Tammy we speak of? Is ‘Tammy’ more of a drama than it is a comedy? As a service to all of humankind, we answer every question that you could possibly have about Tammy (the character) and ‘Tammy’ (the movie).

Jay Duplass Interview: 'The Do-Deca Pentathlon"

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by Britt Hayes July 6, 2012 @ 1:44 PM
Music Box Theatre
Filmmaker Jay Duplass works as one half of a writing and directing team with his brother Mark. The pair became known over the last decade for their smaller films that were low on budget but packed with heart.
In recent years they've hit the mainstream with films like 'Cyrus' and 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home.' We spoke to Jay about their last micro-budget film, 'The Do-Deca Pentathlon,' a story of two brothers who revive their childhood Olympic-style games to determine who is the best brother once and for all.