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'Evil Dead' Coming To A TV Near You

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment

Get ready for more Ash Williams and "Evil Dead." Starz announced Monday that it would turn Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" movies into a new series, "Ash vs. ...

Saying 'No' to Horror Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

For starters, I have no interest in the supernatural and paranormal -- mostly because I don't believe in it. (Of course, that's the perfect set-up for a horror story.) I've never had a paranormal experience, though I'm sure there are people who believe they have.

Honest Trailer For Sam Raimi's 'Spider Man' Trilogy Is Spot-On

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment

Before you get too wrapped up in the new "Amazing Spider-Man 2," take a moment to relive Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" trilogy with Screen Junkies' honest ...

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: Helena Bonham Carter Cast in Cinderella

Dan Persons | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Live-action fantasy gets its fairy godmother... A new family gets spooked by the Poltergeist... Brad Pitt has family issues in World War Z... From th...

Cannes 2013: James Franco on Directing

Ariston Anderson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

There's a trend in actor-turned-director helmed films at Cannes this year, an impeccable direction of the people on screen. One of the clearest examples of this is James Franco's new feature film, As I Lay Dying.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Evil Dead

Dan Persons | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The new Evil Dead, directed by feature newcomer Fede Alvarez, may seem to be the latest chapter in Hollywood's ongoing descent into creative bankruptcy. But is that actually so?

A 'Blood-Drenched' Remake

AP | JOHN DeFORE | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Blood-drenched" barely begins to describe Fede Alvarez's remake of "Evil Dead," a gore-for-broke affair that strips the flesh off...

Movie Review: Evil Dead

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

To say that Evil Dead is a film for a specific audience is an understatement. If things like dismemberment and self-mutilation make you queasy -- as they would any normal person -- then you probably shouldn't even visit the same multiplex where this film is showing.

The Good News/Bad News About Oz: The Great and Powerful's Complicated Gender Issues

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The women of Oz: The Great and Powerful may have serious issues in how they are written and presented, but at least Oz: The Great and Powerful has women (plural) in it at all.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Oz the Great and Powerful

Dan Persons | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Another film that answers questions we didn't ask, Oz the Great and Powerful is a prequel showing how the magical land over the rainbow got its formidable-but-all-too-fallible wizard.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Lies a Less Rancid Prequel

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Any review of Oz the Great and Powerful that fails to use some variant of the word "wretched" is not to be trusted. A critic who avoids "queasy," "soul-chafing" and "aspartame" has almost certainly been paid off by Disney. It's conceivable that someone somewhere has taste just rotten enough that they can dodge these terms without being slipped a few bucks. But unlikely.

Review: Oz, the Great and Powerful -- Yes!

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

No red slippers. No need. Oz works. Color, vivid color, is the star.

Weekend Box Office: Oz: The Great and Powerful Summons $80 Million, With All Signs Pointing Towards a Leggy Run

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

While Oz: The Great and Powerful has its writing issues, it's far more satisfying than Alice in Wonderland and I can confirm that it went over like gangbusters with the packed general audience crowd I saw it with. All the signs indicate that it is in it for the long haul.

Zaki's Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The last time director Sam Raimi, one of the most talented visual voices of his generation, tried his hand at a big budget blockbuster, this happened....

Is 'Oz' Worth A 70-Year Wait?

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.07.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Returning to the mystical land of "The Wizard of Oz" took more than 70 years and several hundred millions dollars. Disney release...

Franco's 'Oz' May Not Be So Great And Powerful

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.06.2013 | Entertainment

"Oz the Great and Powerful" aims for nostalgia in older viewers who grew up on "The Wizard of Oz" and still hold the classic dear while simultaneously...

The Most Disturbing Movie Of All Time?

Mike Ryan | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

With the release of Oz the Great and Powerful this weekend, it was suggested by my editor that I re-watch The Wizard of Oz for the first time in qu...

Mike Ryan

Why The Ruby Slippers Aren't In 'Oz'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment

"The Quick and the Dead," a somewhat forgettable (other than its quite remarkable cast) 1995 Western starring Sharon Stone, isn't exactly the first mo...

Joe Roth Reflects on Oz The Great and Powerful, Looks Forward to Maleficent in 2014

Jim Hill | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's every screenwriter's nightmare. To be in the office of one of Hollywood's most powerful producers, pitching all of your script ideas. Only to then have that mover-and-shaker repeatedly say "Nope. Not interested." But that's exactly what happened back in 2009 to poor Mitchell Kapner.

Movie Review: Oz, the Great and Powerful

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

James Franco, the Energizer bunny of actors, plays Oscar Diggs, a small-time magician in a second-rate traveling circus first seen doing his show to a small crowd in the black-and-white Kansas of the early 20th Century.

Mike Ryan

Will James Franco's Lost 'SNL' Movie Ever Come Out?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment

"Oz the Great and Powerful" isn't exactly the first film we, as a society, might expect James Franco to star in these days. These days, we collectivel...

Mike Ryan

Did This 'Spider-Man' Director See 'The Amazing Spider-Man'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment

After the success of Sam Raimi's trilogy of Spider-Man films, it seemed like a no-brainer that the series would continue, considering everyone involve...

Face Front! It's Stan Lee's Big Birthday Weekend!

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Friends and heroes, let us celebrate a truly great man of American letters: the one and only Stan Lee.

WATCH: James Franco Goes To 'Oz'

Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment

When Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion sang "we're off to see the wizard," did you have James Franco in mind? Too bad, since F...

WATCH: First Look At 'Oz The Great And Powerful'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.12.2012 | Entertainment

Sam Raimi debuted the first footage from the highly anticipated "Oz The Great and Powerful" at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday, and -- as you can s...