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Thursday, September 4 2008

What the World Needs Now: Society’s Desperate Need for Superheroes

Hollywood has finally discovered what comic book fans have known all along: superheroes serve as brightly-colored, two-dimensional extensions of ourselves.


Tuesday, May 1 2007

A Guide to All Things Spider-Man

Before you see Spider-Man 3, there's a few things you should know about the spider's lair. So go ahead, get tangled up in this extensive guide to Spider-Man's wonderful world-wide web.


Monday, April 30 2007

Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.


Columns

Thursday, April 25 2013

Books of the Dead: The Followers and Clones of 'The Evil Dead'

Initially a disaster of an experimental horror film, The Evil Dead went on to become an acclaimed and influential movie that launched careers and spawned sequels and copycats, not to mention a string of cash in faux-sequels. Who were these pretenders to the Deadite throne?


Reviews

Tuesday, February 18 2014

'Darkman': The Face of Revenge

Darkman, the darkest hero (an amalgam or classic horror monsters) versus the criminal underworld... in broad daylight.


Monday, June 10 2013

Sam Raimi Puts His Twist on a Classic with 'Oz the Great and Powerful'

The twister that removes Oz from Kansas, with its speediness and slapstick, is quite possibly the Raimi-est act of severe weather ever brought to screen.


Wednesday, May 15 2013

'Crimewave' Is Just One Example of Sam Raimi's Pulp-Slapstick Sensibility

With its grotesque caricatures, genre-kidding plot turns, and frequent violations of physics, Crimewave is the kind of goof that repulses mainstream audiences and delights movie-crazy geeks.


Friday, March 8 2013

'Oz the Great and Powerful': Looking Backwards in More Ways Than One

When two witches send Oscar off on a mission to steal the wand from yet another witch, a glowy-white one named Glinda, you know which witch is Oscar's best fit.


Thursday, October 29 2009

Drag Me to Hell

Sam Raimi’s attempted return to the horror/comedy genre that was his stock in trade for the early part of his career is neither particularly horrific nor all that funny.


Blogs

Tuesday, October 29 2013

The 13 Greatest Horror Directors of All Time

In honor of Halloween, here are 13 fascinating fright mavens who've made scary movies that much more meaningful.


Tuesday, March 12 2013

Ranking the Greats 8: The 14 Films of Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi is best known for horror, but the Evil Dead director has done more than mere macabre. Here's our ranking of his 14 feature films.


Friday, March 8 2013

'Oz the Great and Powerful'? Pretty Much

Oz the Great and Powerful is not some watered down sell out. It's a real Sam Raimi film - and all that encompasses.


Tuesday, October 19 2010

Who Are the Next Horror Movie Maestros?

Perhaps it's too soon in the career arc to write off some of these wannabes as less than meaningful maestros. As we wait, however, the void continues to grow...and grow...


Wednesday, June 16 2010

From the Evil Dead to the Emerald City

The one thing that will make new millennium audiences line up for a return trip to Oz is some manner of new, improved outsized visual aesthetic. Does Raimi really bring that?


A Bunch of Blu 2 (Short Ends and Leader) [5.Jun.10]
Drag Me to Hell - Rated and Unrated (2009): Blu-ray (Short Ends and Leader) [10.Oct.09]
Rating Raimi: Sam's Seminal 13 (Short Ends and Leader) [27.May.09]
Spidey, Oedipus, Jesus, & Platonic Love (Short Ends and Leader) [29.Mar.09]

News

Monday, May 25 2009

Horror beckons Sam Raimi home

"Sam Raimi works exclusively in the horror genre," Richard Skorman wrote in an appreciation of "Evil Dead II" in the 1989 reference guide Off Hollywood Movies.


Monday, May 7 2007

Almighty Spidey spins out records

Spider-Man spent the weekend spinning a worldwide web of pure gold. "Spider-Man 3," bringing back Tobey Maguire as the red-suited comic hero Peter Parker and Kirsten


Monday, April 30 2007

Spider-Man returns for a bigger-than-ever third film

The problem with the present? All anyone wants to talk about is the future. At least that's the case with director Sam Raimi and the


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