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Sam Raimi Announces ‘The Last Of Us’ Movie, Maisie Williams May Star

July 26th, 2014 1:33pm EDT
Sam Raimi Announces ‘The Last Of Us’ Movie, Maisie Williams May
Sam Raimi has confirmed he is working on a film adaptation of the award-winning video game The Last of Us, and a Game of Thrones star may be involved.

A movie based on the game, which featured emotional cinematic scenes, has been rumored for some time. Raimi told fans at San Diego Comic Con the rumors were true and he will be producing the motion picture. Neil Druckmann, who wrote the video game’s script, will pen the film’s script as well.

The duo also dropped the bombshell that they were in negotiations with Maisie Williams to play the young girl in the game, Ellie. You know Maisie as t...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Crimewave'

May 16th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Crimewave
Early Raimi – we’re there!  Let’s check out the Blu-ray release of the comedy classic "Crimewave" out now from Shout! Factory Home Entertainment.  Find out if there is cool in crime reviewed below.

 

   

   Title: "Crimewave"

   Grade: 3

   Cast: Reed Birney, Bruce Campbell, Louise Lasser

   Director: Sam Raimi

   Rating: PG-13

   Runtime: 86 minutes

   Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

   Website: www.shoutfactory.com

 

The Flick: "Crimewave" has a lot of great stuff within, but you can tell something is rotten in the state of Denmark.  A flick that is ...
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'Suburgatory' Star Jane Levy Tapped For 'Evil Dead' Remake

February 6th, 2012 8:49am EST
Jane Levy
Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez are in talks to lead the cast of Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead" remake.

Levy, the star of hit TV series "Suburgatory," is slated to replace Lily Collins, who was forced to drop out of the project last month due to scheduling issues.

Deadline.com reports Fernandez has already signed on to play the male lead in the horror film, which will be produced by Raimi and Bruce Campbell - the star of his cult original.

Director Fede Alvarez and Diablo Cody teamed up to work on the script for the film.
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Spotlight: Liam Neeson - The Unexpected Movie Star

January 27th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Liam Neeson in The Grey
This weekend, audiences will get the chance to see Liam Neeson fight a pack of hungry wolves in order to say alive in “The Grey” from director Joe Carnahan. Though he has become a worldwide action star with films like “Taken” and “Unknown,” 15 years ago the Irish-born former amateur boxer was better known for dramas like “Schindler’s List” and “Michael Collins.” That’s not to say he takes the craft of acting any less seriously now than he did back then. He is still as talented and charismatic as ever, only now he seems to be having a lot more fun.

So how did Neeson go from being a serious ...
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Lily Collins Pulls Out Of 'The Evil Dead' Remake

January 25th, 2012 11:21am EST
Lily Collins
Phil Collins' actress daughter Lily has pulled out of the upcoming remake of horror classic The Evil Dead.

The Blind Side star was lined up to play Mia, a young woman who discovers a Book of the Dead while battling a drug habit in a remote cabin.

However, Collins will no longer appear in director Fede Alvarez's forthcoming horror film after negotiations stalled due to "scheduling issues," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The new film, based on Sam Raimi's low-budget 1981 cult classic, will begin shooting in New Zealand in March.

Collins' 22-year-old daughter will next be seen on...
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Lily Collins In Talks To Lead 'Evil Dead' Cast

January 4th, 2012 9:40pm EST
Lily Collins
Phil Collins' actress daughter Lily is in final negotiations to land another major movie role as a rehabbing drug addict in Fede Alvarez's The Evil Dead remake.

The Blind Side star, who will portray Snow White opposite Julia Roberts in Mirror Mirror, is slated to play Mia in the horror film, which starts shooting in New Zealand in March, according to BloodyDisgusting.com.

Collins' character discovers a Book of the Dead while detoxing in a remote cabin following an overdose with four friends, reports the website.

Sam Raimi's low-budget 1981 film became a cult classic and Oscar-winning wri...
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Blu-ray Interview/Review: Greg Nicotero On 'Evil Dead 2' 25 Years Later, Sam Raimi And 'Walking Dead' Without Frank Darabont

November 24th, 2011 11:45am EST
Evil Dead 2
If you don't know of makeup effects master Greg Nicotero, you’ve probably been living under a foam latex rock. As one of the founding members of the legendary effects house KNB Efx Group (Greg’s the K!) along with Robert Kurtzman and Howard Berger, Nicotero and company have not only collaborated with a very diverse list of filmmakers (from George Romero to Taylor Hackford) but have earned a slew of accolades including an Academy Award for the 2006 film "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Not to mention that Greg is currently both effects makeup department hea...
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'Evil Dead' Remake Confirmed By Bruce Campbell And Sam Raimi

July 18th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Bruce Campbell
"Believe in the remake, dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell." That's what Bruce Campbell tweeted recently after a fan asked him about rumors of an Evil Dead remake.

The original film was a cult hit in the early 80s after it failed to make a splash in theaters due to excessive gore. It began director Sam Raimi's career, who would go on to direct the Spider-Man trilogy and Drag me to Hell.

Now it appears the original producing trio of Robert Campbell, Sam Raimi, and Robert Tapert are all in to re-create the horror film.

An official statement was releas...
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Top Ten Best Movie Sequels Ever

May 27th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Kung-fu panda 2 photo
For all those hoping that both Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Hangover Part II opening this week are better flicks then their predecessors this is the Starpulse list for you. We’ve delved deep into our movie minds to come up with some of the most imaginative, innovative, and just plain kick-ass awesome second outings to ever hit the silver screen. (And yes, being that it’s part of a trilogy, Empire doesn’t count movie geeks!) Move over impressive or perhaps in some cases unimpressive cinematic originals – you’re new 35mm baby brother is here and he makes this look good. Here is our list of the...
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Mila Kunis Signs On To 'Wizard Of Oz' Prequel

March 26th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Mila Kunis  | Photo Credits: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.com
Mila Kunis has joined the cast of the Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz, the Great and Powerful, according to Variety.

As previously announced, James Franco will play a fast-talking oil salesman who flees a traveling circus in a hot air balloon and winds up in Oz, where three sisters are battling for control.

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James Franco To Star In 'Wizard Of Oz' Prequel?

February 7th, 2011 4:38pm EST
James Franco
Oscar nominee James Franco is in talks to replace Robert Downey, Jr. as the wonderful wizard in upcoming Disney movie Oz: The Great And Powerful.

The 127 Hours star has emerged as the new favorite to head up Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz prequel, which is based on L. Frank Baum's classic books.

The film will be set before Judy Garland's original 1939 movie and focuses on an illusionist who flees a travelling circus in a hot air balloon, which is caught up in a tornado and swept to the land of Oz.

Downey, Jr. walked away from the movie last month and Disney bosses had reportedly approached J...
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Robert Downey, Jr. Quits 'Wizard Of Oz' Prequel

January 20th, 2011 8:40am EST
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr. has dropped out of upcoming Disney movie Oz The Great And Powerful and movie bosses are reportedly in talks with Johnny Depp to replace him as the wonderful wizard.

The Iron Man star had signed up to take on the lead role in the upcoming Wizard Of Oz prequel, which is based on L. Frank Baum's classic books and will be set before Judy Garland's original 1939 movie.

The film, which will be directed by Spider-Man's Sam Raimi, focuses on an illusionist who flees a travelling circus in a hot air balloon, which is caught up in a tornado and swept to the land of Oz.

The ac...
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Andrew Garfield Is Spider-Man

July 2nd, 2010 9:07am EDT
Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield has spun his way into the new Spider-Man franchise - the actor has landed the lead role after months of speculation.

Gossip has been rife who would replace Tobey Maguire in the superhero films ever since he quit the part of Peter Parker earlier this year. Billy Elliott star Jamie Bell, Josh Hutcherson from Journey to the Center of the Earth, Hollywood newcomer Logan Lerman and even Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson have all been linked to the famed role.

However, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus actor Garfield has now been announced as the new Spider-Man by bosses at fil...
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More 'Spider-Man' Rumors: Jamie Bell Leads The Pack

May 29th, 2010 9:36am EDT
Jamie Bell
"Billy Elliot" star Jamie Bell has reportedly emerged as the favorite to star as a teenage Spider-Man in the fourth installment of the superhero franchise.

Movie producers are planning to turn back time for a prequel, taking character Peter Parker back to high school before he became the web-slinging superhero, portrayed by Tobey Maguire in the first three films.

Casting executives are reportedly considering Bell for the lead role, along with "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" star Andrew Garfield and Josh Hutcherson from "Journey to the Center of the Earth," reports Heat Vision Blog.
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Logan Lerman Out Of 'Spider-Man' Web

February 5th, 2010 6:00pm EST
Logan Lerman Out Of
Movie bosses are still searching for an actor to replace Tobey Maguire as the new Spider-Man after dismissing widespread rumors newcomer Logan Lerman is in the running for the part.

The young star of upcoming film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief sparked speculation he's in talks to play the superhero in a movie prequel after admitting, "There have been a few discussions, it's definitely something I'm looking into."

However, a spokesperson for Hollywood studio Sony Pictures insists they haven't approached the teen, confirming, "No offers have been made, nor have an...
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Who Will Replace Tobey Maguire In 'Spider-Man 4'?

January 12th, 2010 11:09am EST
Tobey Maguire
Yesterday it was announced that Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi have left the production of Spider-Man 4, opening the door for a younger actor to put on the blue and red spandex. But who can continue the success of the $2.5 billion franchise?

First let's discuss the new direction of the fourth movie. While it may seem odd that a "prequel" can be written, when Peter Parker is bitten by the radioactive spider in the first Spider-Man movie, there is a loophole.

Marvel has a separate timeline featuring Spider-Man titled "Ultimate Spider-Man." In this version Peter Parker is 15 when he is fir...
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Ron Howard Taught His Daughter To Listen To Directors

December 25th, 2009 2:00pm EST
Bryce Dallace Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard listens to her dad. Ron Howard was a successful actor and now director. When she thought about entering the family business, he was straight with her.

"The best advice he gave me was that, if there was anything else I could do, to do that," Howard said. "You need to not be able to do anything else, to be in this business. If you have other options, in those unemployed moments, those other options will take precedent."

Her work with filmmakers, from McG and Sam Raimi to M. Night Shyamalan and Kenneth Branagh, makes Howard realize what else she got from her father. S...
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Horror/Comedies: A Growing Cult Phenomenon Of The Last 20 Years

October 21st, 2009 9:42am EDT
Fido
Over the last 20 years cinema has changed significantly with regards to the horror genre. Modern horror/comedies like "Zombieland" are able to thrive in theaters due to a fan base built by cult cinema.

During the late 1980s, jaded audiences grew tired of the standard monster movies and slasher flicks that were being done to death. As the era of Reagan conservatism came to a close, fans desensitized to the violence of horror films were looking for something to make blood and guts exciting again. Horror-philes had already whet their appetite for a different type of horror movie after se...
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31 Days of Horror - Week 2: 'Paranormal Activity,' 'Drag Me To Hell,' More

October 16th, 2009 11:49am EDT
Paranormal Activity
With the Halloween season in full swing, Starpulse contributing writer Kris King is watching a horror movie that has passed him by for every day in October. This week, Kris experiences

Paranormal Activity, gets dragged to Hell, and watches Bill Paxton kill people with an axe.

October 8 - Paranormal Activity (2009)

Horror movies don't really scare me. They can be tense or gross, funny or creepy, but it's rare when I lose much sleep over them. Paranormal Activity is different. Paranormal Activity is scary. Even if you don't believe in the supernatural, the film's brutally slow accumulati...
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'Drag Me To Hell' On DVD & Blu-ray October 13

September 18th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Drag Me To Hell On DVD
Celebrated director Sam Raimi returns to the horror genre with a vengeance with the critically acclaimed Drag Me To Hell, starring Alison Lohman , Justin Long, Lorna Raver, David Paymer, Adriana Barraza and Dileep Rao. A nerve-rattling expedition guaranteed to elicit the most unimaginable fright, "Drag Me to Hell" is the spine-tingling tale of a young woman's desperate quest to break an evil curse and save her soul from eternal damnation.

Both the Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD releases of "Drag Me to Hell" will contain the frightening, never-before-seen unrated director's cut deemed too terrif...
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'Star Trek' Tops Spike TV 'Scream 2009' Awards With 17 Noms

September 7th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Star Trek XI
"Resistance is futile" this October as Spike TV presents the fourth annual "Scream," the first and only global event of its kind to honor the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic genres. Taping on Saturday, October 17 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, "Scream 2009" celebrates the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry. This year's show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive World Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2010. The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spi...
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Sam Raimi Signs On To Direct 'World Of Warcraft' Movie

July 22nd, 2009 12:20pm EDT
Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi, director of the Evil Dead and Spider-Man series, has agreed to direct the live-action film adaptation of World of Warcraft.

According to Variety, the Drag Me to Hell director will finish his work on Spider-Man 4, which is set to begin filming next year, before shooting World of Warcraft.

Legendary Pictures and the video game publisher Blizzard Entertainment are working with Warner Bros. to make the film.

World of Warcraft boasts approximately 11 million subscribers worldwide, over half of the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game market. It has become a pop-cu...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

June 15th, 2009 9:02am EDT
Year One
I finally got around to seeing "Terminator Salvation," and I must admit I wasn't terribly impressed. Overall the film was better than "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," but that doesn't say a whole lot because "T3" was pretty bad. Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin were great, while Christian Bale gave an okay performance. I was expecting a more epic movie considering all its hype.

This week there are five films premiering: "Year One," "The Proposal," "Whatever Works," "Food Inc," and "Dead Snow." There are three I think are worth seeing, and two I think you should wait to rent.
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Opening May 29: 'Drag Me To Hell'

May 28th, 2009 1:17pm EDT
Drag Me To Hell
Evil Dead director Sam Raimi takes the helm for this spook-a-blast shocker about an ambitious L.A. loan officer who incurs the wrath of a malevolent gypsy... Continue summary

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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

May 26th, 2009 8:57am EDT
Up
This week is probably the least exciting of the summer movie season so far because we don't have an epic blockbuster premiering. There are three movies coming out, two of which are mainstream releases. Pixar fans will be happy to see the group's latest animated feature, and Sam Raimi aficionados will get their fix with something that thankfully isn't another "Spider-Man" movie.

While I tend to like Pixar's movies, I never generally get super excited about seeing them in the movie theater. Aside from "Wall-E" and "Toy Story," which I saw in theaters, I've enjoyed their other films ...
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Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

May 1st, 2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...
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Craig Horner Talks 'Legend of the Seeker', Bilbo Baggins 'Hobbit' Rumors And More

March 2nd, 2009 11:50am EST
Craig Horner - Legend of the Seeker
In the mid 1990's, Sam Raimi (yes, that Sam Raimi) brought us the silly-but-fun TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. The show was later outdone by its own spin-off, Xena: Warrior Princess. What followed got a bit ugly: The syndicated television schedule was soon flooded with copy-cat fantasy shows that could not come close to matching the (ahem) quality of "Hercules" or "Xena." Soon, this genre imploded on itself and it was gone.

The syndicated fantasy genre is now back. Legend of the Seeker -- a less humorous, more straight on action entry -- is brought to us by, well, yes, Sam...
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Top 10 Date Movies That Aren't Romantic Comedies

February 10th, 2009 10:19am EST
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Every Valentine's Day the same question is heard all over the country: "What am I going to do for my sweetie?" Too often guys are stuck watching the typical romantic comedy and subjected to the four-hour wait at the over-priced restaurant. In this new economy people are looking for alternatives to the typical Valentine's celebration. This year tell that special someone you care by making dinner at home and renting one of these great date movies, that aren't romantic comedies. They will satisfy both of you and get you in the mood for dessert, each other, served with whipped cream on top.

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A History Of Violence: Great Britain's Video Nasties

October 27th, 2008 9:43am EDT
The Evil Dead
In the mid-1980s while American mothers panicked over the influence rock music had on the nation's youth, the mothers of Great Britain panicked over an entirely different matter. Rather than setting their crosshairs on Quiet Riot or Prince, the British went after ultra-violent exploitation films. While in America, the music industry carried on mostly unharmed, the rabble of concerned parents in the UK influenced legislation which led to dozens of films being banned by the government. In 1984, the British government released a list of films they considered too vile for public consumption. Th...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 23

October 23rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Weird Al Yankovic
Happy Birthday to actor Ryan Reynolds (1976), pitcher Al Leiter (1965), NFL quarterback Doug Flutie (1962), Spider-Man director Sam Raimi (1959), song-parodying accordian player Weird Al Yankovic (1959), "honky tonk" Country music artist Dwight Yoakam (1956), director Ang Lee (1954), Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton (1942), Brazilian soccer legend Pele(1940), pitcher Jim Bunning, and late-night talk show great Johnny Carson (1925; d. 2005).
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