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When Jane Levy told family and friends she'd star (and have a demon inhabit her) in the “Evil Dead” remake, she didn’t emphasize that she’d spend the shoot freezing in just her underwear, vomiting blood on people. “You...
*1/2 (out of four) When a secret door in the floor leads to a musty room filled with rotting cats, the situation doesn’t really scream, “Hey, if you find an elaborately wrapped book nearby, take it and read it out loud!” Well, you know...
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In show business, like all business, very often you spend money to make money. Director Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" is Disney's latest attempt to spend $200 million to make a billion worldwide, on the order of Tim Burton's "Alice in...
** (out of four) If “Oz the Great and Powerful” only had a brain. And heart. And courage. Even then it’d still have James Franco, who should never again collaborate with director Sam Raimi. Franco's turn as Peter Parker's pal/nemesis...
William PfaffPARIS -- As the American presidential election approaches, the dominant conviction expressed by members of both parties is that the country is gravely in decline. If the wrong man is elected, the nation's spin out of control will accelerate and...
*** (out of four) Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy may be only five years dormant, but the thing’s not untouchable. It would be more blasphemous to rejuvenate plenty of other franchises. Please, don’t give Justin Bieber a...
Why, Joe Manganiello, do you think both star/producer Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh had you in mind for the role of Big Dick Richie in “Magic Mike?” “Whatever ex-girlfriend talked to them, she should be on the...
My comic book tastes ran to Classics Illustrated. Seriously, what's scarier than the graphic images of "Crime and Punishment" and Raskolnikov -- the existential "superman," not the caped one -- whacking the pawnbroker with an ax? Can I, then, hold my...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesIn both L. Frank Baum’s “Oz” novels and Victor Fleming’s 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz,” Glinda the Good Witch ......
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesThere may be more costumed characters across the street from the Happiest Place on Earth than in it this weekend ......
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesDisney has released the opening title sequence for Sam Raimi's $200-million fantasy “Oz the Great and Powerful” online, and before ......
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesVeteran visual effects professional and production designer Robert Stromberg has made a career out of conjuring new worlds for filmmakers ......
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