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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?

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20 Questions: Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell, that handsome man (when he's not wearing horror film make-up) with that incredible chin whom you know you've seen before -- you've seen just about everywhere -- appears here, too, in PopMatters' 20 Questions.

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Burn Notice

Westen is presented as equal parts Sam Spade, Jason Bourne, and Angus MacGyver.

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Sky High (2005)

Though Layla brings some sense of complexity to the proceedings, she's generally undermined by the film's straightforward charging.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Sky High (2005)

This cartoony coming out story soon gives way to a cartoony straightening out story.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Big Picture: A Chat with Bruce Campbell

Is Bruce Campbell the world's coolest actor? Daulton Dickey thinks so. Dickey takes a look at Campbell's new book before attempting a brief chat with the actor without asking about Evil Dead. It's harder than it sounds.

Daulton Dickey
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Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Uncomfortable with his abilities (they have come on him like a virus), Peter repeatedly returns to his central question: Who am I?"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Though Spider-Man plainly enjoys saving kids from danger and even instructing them ('Hey you guys! No playing in the street'), he also longs for a more regular, selfish life.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Bubba Ho-tep: Limited Collector's Edition (2003)

Combining conventions and clichés from Westerns and horror films, Bubba Ho-tep is as much about how stories get told as it is a story in itself.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Bubba Ho-Tep (2003)

Bubba Ho-Tep has everything one might expect from a movie directed by Don Coscarelli (the Phastasm series) and starring Bruce Campbell.

Josh Jones
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Serving Sara (2002)

'My job sucks,' says Joe (Matthew Perry) at the beginning of Reginald Hudlin's peculiar romantic comedy.

Cynthia Fuchs
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