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    15 Must-See Modern Noirs (CLIPS)

    The noir since 1960 is like pornography: it's hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. With "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" in theaters, it may be time to tackle the question more directly. To paraphrase Paul Schrader, what is a (modern) film noir?

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    Discuss: Why One Size Does Not Fit All For Superhero Franchises & Where Sony Went Wrong With ‘Amazing Spider-Man’

    Though they've been made since the very beginning of the medium, studios are still learning how to craft sequels. Follow-ups used to be frowned upon, perceived as nakedly commercial tactics that frequently didn't involve the participants of the originals. Then they became elaborate, ongoing serializ...

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    Sam Raimi Headed To 'The Outpost' & Agnieszka Holland To Direct Episodes Of 'House Of Cards'

    It have been over a year since Sam Raimi delivered "Oz The Great And Powerful," and while the film took in just under $500 million worldwide, it wasn't all that good and it doesn't seem like Disney is in any rush to return to that world. As for Raimi, he's in no real rush to return to features it se...

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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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