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'Poltergeist' Remake Gets Pulitzer Price Winning Screenwriter Of 'Rise Of...

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Another day, another bit of news about another unnecessary remake of a classic film.  Today’s remake?  Poltergeist.  Yes, that Poltergeist.  And the news?  The remake now officially has a writer—the Pulitzer Price winning playwright behind Rabbit Hole (both the play and the film), as well as Dreamworks Animation’s Rise...

'Indiana Jones 4' Is The Most Disappointing Movie Ever

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It’s still a bit of a touchy subject for some, but do you remember how you felt about Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace? How about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? The Godfather Part III? Well, you may not be surprised to know these and many more have been ranked in the Top 50 most disappointing movies...

'Evil Dead' Remake Is Beautiful, Says Bruce Campbell

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Bruce Campbell is known for being a bit of a “straight shooter," and addressing his audience with a frankness that can be quite refreshing. So it was a good sign when we heard that he’s recently been raving about next year’s Evil Dead remake in an interview with Digital Spy.

Blu-ray and DVD Picks For June 12 – June 18

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This week brings us the end of one of HBO’s most successful comedies this side of Arliss, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law doing their second Sherlock, and Nicolas Cage having another go at Ghost Rider, while Criterion has three different classics, and Sony hopes to get everyone ready for the new Spider-Man with some...

Sony Is Still Pushing For A 'Venom' Reboot About The Spider-Man Super...

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Apparently, Sony agrees with our earlier news post today in which I stated that mainstream cinema only has, essentially, six primary types-- films that Adam Sandler or Katherine Heigl would star in, films in 3-D, comic book adaptations, sequels, TV show adaptations, and genre vs. genre mashups—because they’ve let slip that they are working on a film that is both a comic book adaptation, a...

Mila Kunis Signs up to go to Oz

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Sam Raimi's Oz, The Great and Powerful is casting up and Mila Kunis has now signed on, according to Variety. She'll be joining James Franco, who's starring as the titular wizard. The film is a prequel to the classic L. Frank Baum novel and film The Wizard of Oz, and Kunis will play Theodora, a young witch who's rebuffed by Oz...

Sam Raimi Commits to Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful

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After months of 'will he or won't he,' Sam Raimi has finally committed to directing Disney's upcoming feature, Oz the Great and Powerful. According to Deadline, the director will helm the spin-off/prequel based on L. Frank Baum’s classic book series, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Sam Raimi to Direct Earp: Saints and Sinners

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Sam Raimi is keeping himself busy with all the projects he has in development. There's the highly anticipated World of Warcraft movie, his loose attachment to Oz, The Great and Powerful, and now he's going rogue with Earp: Saints and Sinners. He's tackling the western genre with the help of the graphic novel of the...

VOTD: James Franco, Bill Hader Wish Sam Raimi Happy Birthday

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James Franco and Bill Hader recently got together for a good cause to celebrate the birthday of Hollywood director Sam Raimi. They released a video on Funny or Die that shows the two commiserating over their relationship with Raimi. Franco plays himself and Hader plays a Spider-Man era Willem Dafoe. Before you watch this you should know one thing...Sam Raimi's...

Sam Raimi Talks World of Warcraft, Oz The Great and Powerful

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After the demise of Spider-Man 4, Sam Raimi has managed to keep himself busy with several high profile films including the live action adaptation of the popular video game World or Warcraft. It's also been reported that he'll be helming the Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz, The Great and Powerful...

Sam Raimi Confirmed for Oz, The Great and Powerful

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Last week it was announced that Spider-Man helmer Sam Raimi was offered the gig of a lifetime. He was given the opportunity to direct the upcoming Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz, The Great and Powerful. Sam Mendes was previously rumored as a top contender for the job but those talks fell through. According to...

Sam Raimi Offered Oz, The Great and Powerful

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A while ago Disney announced they were producing a prequel to the 1939 MGM classic The Wizard of Oz. The film is entitled Oz, The Great and Powerful and will focus on the man behind the curtain as opposed to the girl with the ruby slippers. Robert Downey Jr. is rumored to play the title character while several high profile directors have been...

Fox Picks Up Sam Raimi's The Shadow

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It looks like we're going to get another big screen adaptation of The Shadow in our lifetime thanks to the people over at 20th Century Fox. According to Latino Review, the studio has picked up the rights to Sam Raimi's version of the vintage character that Sony was previously rumored to produce, but after the Spider-Man debacle are we...

Poll: Was Sam Raimi Wrong for Leaving Spider-Man?

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Besides Tobey Maguire, Sam Raimi has been the face of the Spider-Man franchise for the past eight years and yesterday his relationship with it came to an end. Sony Pictures announced that they were no longer interested in pursuing Spider-Man 4 or Raimi's take on the webslinging character. They have decided to reboot the franchise and start with a younger,...

Spider-Man 4 Over, Sony Reboots With New Cast

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Are we surprised that the latest Spider-Man movie has been pushed back an entire year? Are we shocked that it will no longer be Spider-Man 4, but some reboot that includes new actors and a new premise? If this announcement throws you for a loop, you haven't been following the play by play of drama that has surrounded the film since its inception. According to...

Raimi Promises a New Improved Spider-Man

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Sam Raimi promises to get back to the basics in the upcoming sequel, Spider-Man 4. According to the Coventrytelegraph, Raimi opened up about the many critical complaints made about the multiple villains in Spider-Man 3 saying they distracted from the experience. So to redeem himself from villain overload, for the next film he plans on taking...

Sam Raimi Talks Spider-Man 5 and 6

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So many developments have been made regarding Spider-Man 4 and the pending Venom sequel, and director Sam Raimi is opening up about his involvement with the next two films in the series. As previously announced, Sony plans on producing a new trilogy of Spidey films and MTV recently spoke to Raimi about whether or not he'll return to direct...

World of Warcraft Lands a Writer

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There's been a serious development on the World of Warcraft movie front. Director Sam Raimi recently told MTV, that the studio has found a writer in Saving Private Ryan scribe, Robert Rodat. A week ago there was some confusion about whether or not the film would be based on the actual game or the novel, "Arthas: Rise...