Tag Archives: Sam Raimi

Bill Paxton 1955-2017

It was quite a shock today for Hollywood and the rest of us to wake up and know that Bill Paxton has died due to complications following surgery. Judging from all the love for Paxton on Twitter, he was really popular in Hollywood. In the clip above from last summer’s Comic Con, he and Sigourney … Continue reading Bill Paxton 1955-2017

Oz the Great and Powerful

THE LAND YOU KNOW. THE STORY YOU DON’T. In 1905, a circus magician (James Franco) ends up in a hot-air balloon that takes him to Oz, a fantastical land, where he’s mistaken for a powerful wizard who can fight witches. It takes guts to make a prequel to one of history’s most beloved films. Sam … Continue reading Oz the Great and Powerful

The Greatest Hits of 2013

It’s time for that annual list of this year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2013 for ya. JANUARY: * The Last Stand – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first starring vehicle in ten years. Not expecting great things. * Broken City – Allen Hughes directs this political thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. FEBRUARY: * Warm Bodies … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2013

5 Summer Movies That Had Better Be Great

Entertainment Weekly recently presented a list of 30 summer movies they “can’t wait to see”. Yeah, right, I thought. As we all know, maybe five of them will be really good. One of them will NOT be Battleship (opening May 18). But how about these five:   The Avengers – My attitude to the previous films have … Continue reading 5 Summer Movies That Had Better Be Great

Spider-Man 3

HOW LONG CAN ANY MAN FIGHT THE DARKNESS… BEFORE HE FINDS IT IN HIMSELF? Life is sweet for Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), but there’s clouds on the horizon in the shape of heartbreak, a strange force from outer space, and new villains. Spidey has a lot on his plate in this film and it tends … Continue reading Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man: Honing the Craft

WITH GREAT POWERS COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITIES. For many years, “Spider-Man” was a dream that many wanted to turn into reality. Several independent studios were interested in the project, but the only thing it led to was financial ruin. Big names were attached, but it always fell through. Eventually, the rights were secured by Columbia and … Continue reading Spider-Man: Honing the Craft