We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate…
In his appearance on the Nerdist podcast, Sam Raimi had a lengthy discussion on everything that went wrong with Spider-Man 3. He both identifies mistakes he made and has a pretty good sense of humor about it.
Lately, every movie seems to be a sequel or reboot — but it doesn't stop there. Because the movie industry is increasingly dependent on creating franchises, we're seeing some bastardized forms, that are just designed to keep franchises alive. Here are six newfangled types of movies that we're already tired of.
It's the middle of summer movie season. These days, that means tons of movies, designed to bring in the broadest audience to justify their $100 million-plus budget. And sometimes, you can tell these films, deep down, want to be "B" movies. Here are 10 huge-budget movies that would have been more fun with less money.
There are plenty of problems with Disney's Maleficence. The pacing. The tone. The CG overload. The weak humor. The tortured backstory. The lack of any real connection to Sleeping Beauty. But you know what? I love this movie. I'm going to buy the DVD and watch it over and over.
We're living in a new golden age for movies that look pretty as fuck. A ton of big Hollywood releases feature insane imagery, but the story isn't really worth paying attention to. Which movie is absolutely the best to watch with the sound off and your favorite music blasting at top volume?
Check out a blazingly awesome piece of newly revealed concept art from Star Trek Into Darkness, created by artist Victor Martinez. He recently created a website to showcase his work for Trek 2, Oz the Great and Powerful, and the never-made Fantastic Voyage and Captain Nemo films.
Don't believe me? Watch this video and you'll be completely convinced that Sam Raimi remade his 1992 classic too (spoilers for Oz, by the way — and Army of Darkness too, I guess, if you were still waiting to see it or something). I tell you, Oz would have been a lot better if James Franco had a chainsaw hand.
Fairytales contain some of the most delightful make-believe in literature, even with all their creepiness and weirdness. These stories of bargains and trials, distilled by the oral tradition, pack some of the most potent storytelling in any genre, for any audience. So why can't anybody manage to make a halfway decent…
Even though Sam Raimi's Oz the Great and Powerful was bungled from its first shrieking baboon, it did have style. Oz was undeniably gorgeous, and design trickery and innovation shone brightly during the title sequence, which Disney has released to the masses for your ogling pleasure. Watch it here, so you don't have…
Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful was a visual feast, full of gorgeous CG imagery — but some of the concept art for the film is more stark, and thus more striking. Check out some more of the whimsical, sweet Oz art below.
It's so hard to determine which are "the" posters these days, with digital distribution and the like, but I am at least trying to make sure they're official:
In between making the disastrous Spider-man 3 and Oz the Great and Powerful, director Sam Raimi made what The Middleman once called "a zombie palate cleanser": the masterfully nuts B-movie Drag Me to Hell. As you watch the plodding action in Oz unfold, you'll find yourself wishing it had a bit more of the…
Take a high-resolution look at Doctor Who's next classic villains to make a comeback. Shane Black explains how Iron Man 3 reinvents the Mandarin — but will the movie have a post-credits scene? Also, is an early review of a Man of Steel test screening legit? Sam Raimi discusses the crazy effects of his Oz prequel. Plus …
Mila Kunis discusses her starring roles in Oz the Great and Powerful and Jupiter Ascending. Another star joins Wally Pfister's enigmatic Transcendence. Daniel Radcliffe's Frankenstein movie will be unlike any previous Frankenstein film. Plus Walking Dead, True Blood, and more!
Shane Black ponders whether Iron Man 3 is the end of an era. Ed Harris discusses his role in the post-apocalyptic train movie Snowpiercer. Greg Nicotero reveals how The Walking Dead will evolve in season four. Plus interviews with the stars of Oz the Great and Powerful and Once Upon a Time!
Warner Bros. might be moving ahead with a Man of Steel sequel. A J.G. Ballard novel and a Victorian supernatural thriller get movie adaptations. Watch some new Oz the Great and Powerful videos. Plus Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Arrow, and more!
I never would have imagined The Wizard of Oz would warrant any kind of a prequel, but darned if all the previews and clips for Sam Raimi's upcoming Oz the Great and Powerful haven't looked pretty darned good. This final trailer still doesn't give us a good view of the Wicked Witch of the West, although it does have…
We've seen a collection of clips and featurettes for Sam Raimi's Oz the Great and Powerful, but we've yet to see one actual clip... until now. Behold the first real look at the ladies of Oz, sisters Evanora and Theodora, wildly accusing each other of collusion. Love the costumes, ladies.
Director Bryan Singer shares some new, crucial details about his latest X-Men movie. The BBC tries to soothe your Doctor Who worries. TV's Bertie Wooster (and, fine, Gregory House) might take on George Clooney in Tomorrowland.