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The new ‘Evil Dead’ a reminder that scary movies should be scary and gross

evildeadpicSam Raimi’s 1981 horror flick, “The Evil Dead”, is a wildly entertaining cult classic that has slowly crept into the mainstream radar. It was only a matter of time before it got the remake treatment. This is both an exciting and scary proposal for fans of the original series, which spawned two sequels. Despite being unable to avoid some stereotypical pit falls of the genre, remake writer and director delivers an “Evil Dead” that is head and shoulders better than any horror movie in recent years.

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ worth the trip down memory lane

OZ6Now before you go rushing to judgments and condemning Disney for have the brash to reboot, remake and/or prequelize one of Hollywood’s all-time classics. L. Frank Baum wrote fourteen novels, one of which was the basis for the 1939 classic, “Wizard of Oz”. Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man” trilogy, “Evil Dead” trilogy) re-introduces that magical Land of Oz and does it in spectacular fashion. With some amazing visuals, a solid cast and a mix of humor throughout, the return to Oz is a welcome one.

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