Tag Archives: Sam Raimi

Will a Superhero movie ever make the Best Picture lineup?

HOLLYWOOD NEWS®: With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting theaters today, the superhero genre is on my mind. Like with horror films and more often than not science fiction (though Gravity put a nice little dent in that last time around), movies about superheroes or comic book adaptations are basically ignored[...]

2013’s “Evil Dead” biggest shock

Evil Dead is a surprisingly faithful yet reimagined retread of the legendary Sam Raimi film that pushes the limits of commercial theatrical wide release horror films. This is a horror film that isn’t afraid or ashamed to be one. With a intense, blood-drenched finale that should leave a[...]

‘Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn’ was an extra-special treat

Brandon Peters has returned! Leading up to the April 5th release date of the new Evil Dead remake, Mr. Peters will be doing his voodoo with the Evil Dead series. He continues with a look at Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn. As only a casual Evil Dead fan, this[...]

‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ earned an impressive $2 million at 10pm/midnight last night

Let’s do the quick midnight math, shall we? Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful earned an impressive $2 million at 10pm/midnight last night. Now this isn’t a geek-friendly comic book sequel or young-adult literary property in the vein of The Hunger Games, so midnight frontloading should be[...]

‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ has actual movie stars

There are $200 million fantasy spectaculars opening within two weeks of each other at the moment. If the $400,000 10pm/midnight figures for Jack the Giant Slayer is any indication, Warner Bros. is about to have its very own John Carter/Battleship ($25 million debut, $65 million finish, around $250 million[...]

Photos from the Moscow premiere of OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

Director Sam Raimi, James Franco, Michelle Williams, and Mila Kunis were all in attendance on February 27th at the Oktyabr Multiplex in Moscow. Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a[...]

James Franco Named Grand Marshal for 55th Annual Daytona 500

James Franco, star of the Disney fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” which is scheduled for release on March 8, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 55th running of the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Daytona International Speedway. The race[...]

Star Trek may bleed into Star Wars – J.J. Abrams

So, it’s officially official. Disney just put out a press release, which means I can write about it without fear of it being debunked moments after publication. J.J. Abrams is indeed directing Star Wars: Episode VII. And what do I have to say about that? Well…[...]

The Contenders: Best Superhero Films of All-Time

by Joey Magidson HollywoodNews.com: Now that ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is out in theaters, it sort of feels like we’ve reached a milestone point in the realm of superhero flicks… perhaps even an apex if you will. Everything that will come next for the genre will be judged on a[...]

The six-day $140 million debut of The Amazing Spider-Man

HollywoodNews.com: There are a number of ways to judge the six-day $140 million debut of The Amazing Spider-Man. First of all, in all but the most unlikely of circumstances, a film grossing $140 million in its first six days ($65 million over the traditional Fri-Sun weekend) is a pretty[...]
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