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    Fledgling Director Gillian Greene's 'Murder of a Cat' Is One to Watch at Tribeca

    Fledgling director Gillian Greene's "Murder of a Cat" premieres next week at the Tribeca Film Festival. The off-beat comedy stars Fran Kranz as a manchild with a proto-Bieber haircut, various delusions, and who lives at home with his mother (Blythe Danner). Just coincidentally, all of Greene's child...

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    The Curse Continues: 'The Grudge' Gets Rebooted By Sam Raimi

    About a decade ago, for a very brief moment, Hollywood was in love with Asian horror cinema. Countless movies were snatched up for remakes, and some efforts even crossed the pond and had successful arthouse runs. But at the centre of it all was "The Ring" and "The Grudge." And when it comes to the l...

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    Fede Alvarez Says Sam Raimi Will Direct 'Army Of Darkness 2,' Bruce Campell Confirms He'll Return

    Even though the "Evil Dead" remake was a remorselessly dull and dumb movie, it seems there is a certain faction of people how are still legitimately interested in an "Army Of Darkness" sequel. Lord knows it has been talked about forever, but it seems there is a minor head of steam building around th...

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    Style Or Substance? 20 Visually Stunning Movies That Go For Broke

    No matter what you think of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," opening this week in ultra-luxurious 3D, one thing's for sure – it looks pretty spectacular. Filled with lovingly crafted costumes, opulent sets, and computer generated imagery that makes ragtime New York seem like a quasi-futuristic met...

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    CinemaCon: Directors Raimi, Stone and Del Toro Argue Horror, Provoking vs. Pleasing Audiences, Seeing Red

    At CinemaCon last year the Filmmaker Forum included Martin Scorsese and Ang Lee, while this year directors Oliver Stone, Guillermo del Toro and Sam Raimi submitted to questioning by moderator Elvis Mitchell. Not surprisingly, all three reveal very different takes on how to please audiences--or wheth...

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    The New 'Evil Dead' is Better Than the Old One

    Why do some people love "Evil Dead II" for improving on the original and hate "Evil Dead" for the same reason?

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    Watch: Sam Raimi's Resurrected Short Film Precursor to the Original 'Evil Dead'

    As Sam Raimi has long hence entered the big-studio realm and we brace ourselves for Fede Alvarez's upcoming revamp of "The Evil Dead," a rarely seen early-80s short film by Raimi has resurrected online.

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    Review: 'Evil Dead' Is A Grim, Humorless, Ultraviolent Update Of A Horror Classic

    When the "Evil Dead" remake was first announced, everyone pretty much assumed that it was going to suck. This was something that star/producer Bruce Campbell acknowledged during the Q&A at the film's SXSW World Premiere last month. But after years of being assaulted with fan questions about a fourth...

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    The 5 Best & 5 Worst Horror Movie Remakes

    This weekend the new, gore-soaked remake of Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead" (review here) chainsaws its way into theaters nationwide. A bold reimagining that jettisons much of the original film's humor, replacing it with an unrelenting bleakness, it's the kind of movie that sometimes feels less like an ...

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    Watch: 'Oz the Great and Powerful' Opening Credit Sequence, Where All the World's a Stage

    As Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" makes its way towards $200 million at the domestic box office (and $400 million worldwide), check out the film's inventive opening credit sequence, which features CG pop-up cutouts that progressively become trippier and trippier.

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