Sam Raimi

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  • Look! I found Sam Raimi's Oldsmobile Delta 88 in Oz: The Great & Powerful

    Movie Feature | Ali | 4th March 2013

    Thanks to an early screening, I've already spotted Sam Raimi's infamous 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 in Oz: The Great And Powerful - the car he slips into every one of his movies. But first, a brief history...

  • Oz The Great And Powerful

    Movie Review | Matt | 1st March 2013

    Big CGI adaptations of classic children's literature will now always bring to mind the Technicolor yawn that was Burton's Alice In Wonderland. As with that film, this prequel’s bright, colourful landscape and cartoonish, pixelated characters always looked to me like they would produce the same uninspiring results. But thankfully, while Oz may still look like it has been twinned with the garish Wonderland here, somewhere under the rainbow, you might find some real, genuine magic.

  • The problem with Sam Raimi's Oz prequel, illustrated by its own poster

    Movie Feature | Ali | 10th November 2012

    There's something about Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great And Powerful that's been bothering me: it appears to be being marketed as Alice In Wonderland 2: The Rendering.

  • Spot the Oz: The Great And Powerful poster among other fantasy witch art

    Movie Feature | Matt | 31st October 2012

    A new one-sheet has been released for Sam Raimi's Oz-venture and it looks... well, like it's been drawn by a daydreaming fantasist. What ever happened to needless sparks and helicopters?

  • Exclusive: Bruce Campbell IS in Oz: The Great And Powerful

    Movie News | Matt | 17th December 2011

    You know how we often say 'Exclusive' in the headline and it turns out to be a joke? Not this time. We have actual never-before-reported news from a first-hand source. I feel like a proper journalist.

  • Sony starts over with Spider-Man

    Movie News | Matt | 12th January 2010

    The Spider-man dispute is finally over - Sony have ditched plans for Spidey 4, sent Raimi, Maguire and co. packing and will completely reboot the franchise in 2012. In your face, true believers!

  • Spider-Man 4 due in May 2011

    Movie News | Matt | 16th September 2009

    With the nightmares of a jiving Toby Maguire thankfully fading, we can now look forward to the next instalment of the Spider-man franchise. The webslinger's fourth big screen outing has been given an official release date of 5 May 2011.

  • Drag Me To Hell

    Movie Review | Ali | 26th May 2009

    Firstly, the spider-shaped elephant in the room. Spider-Man 3 kinda blew. There, we said it - our 3-star review be damned. Frankly it could have been made by any studio hack - the fact that it was made by Sam Raimi, a man who regularly used to work outside and around studio boundaries to great effect, made it an overblown advent...

  • Spider-Man 3

    Movie Review | Ali | 21st May 2007

    Spider-Man 3 is long. It's very long. In fact, before going to see it, you might want to check what time it finishes, because if you're anything like me (i.e. a dunce) and don't check the train times, you might end up stranded outside your local Odeon at 1am with no buses in sight and a minicab that's destined to eternally be ...

  • Spider-Man 2

    Movie Review | Ali | 2nd September 2004

    "With great power comes great responsibility." These words more than any others were hammered home in the first instalment of Spider-Man, an ethos passed down from his uncle that Peter Parker came to live by. Bizarrely enough, it became something of a motto for director Sam Raimi, too; the plaudits he received for th...