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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Evil Dead' and More

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This week: The Deadites get an upgrade in "Evil Dead," a remake/reboot of Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead" about an ancient book that unleashes terrible demonic forces on a group of young people staying at a remote cabin in the woods.

Also new this week is the Jackie Robertson sports biopic "42" with Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman, "Bullet to the Head" with Sylvester Stallone and a Criterion Collection Blu-ray for the 1963 version of "Lord of the Flies." Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Oz the Great and Powerful' and More

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This week: James Franco plays the titular small-time magician turned wonderful wizard in "Oz the Great and Powerful," Sam Raimi's prequel to 1939's "The Wizard of Oz."

Also new this week is the action-horror flick "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, "Snitch" with Dwayne Johnson and the 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon." Get More »

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Box Office Report: 'Evil Dead' Hacks Up the Competition

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It was a knock down, drag out battle at the box office this weekend, but when the smoke cleared it was "Evil Dead" taking the box office, as Fede Alvarez's remake of Sam Raimi's horror classic earned an estimated $26 million according to Film.com.

That was just enough to top "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and "The Croods," each of which earned $21.1 million. "Jurassic Park 3D," meanwhile, was a close fourth, bringing in $18.2 million. And for those keeping track, Stephanie Meyer's "The Host" dropped all the way down to eighth place with just $5.2 million, further cementing its status as a massive disappointment.

For a full list of this weekend's box office figures, head to Film.com.

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Film.com

The 10 Best Tributes to 'The Evil Dead'

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Once upon a time, a group of college kids journeyed deep into the woods with a camera, a few bucks, a ton of fake blood and enough creativity and general filmmaking chutzpah to fill a dozen movies. The result was "The Evil Dead," a DIY horror masterpiece and cult phenomenon.

Director Sam Raimi's feature film debut has since spawned merchandise, costumes and even a stage musical over its 30-year legacy. Upon the release of the big-budget remake, itself affectionately titled "Evil Dead," here are some of the best — or should we say grooviest — "Evil Dead" tributes out there. Get More »

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'Army of Darkness 2:' Sam Raimi Gives Us Some Sugar, Baby

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Sam Raimi has a lot of juice going on right now (that's a highly technical industry term meaning he can do just about any damn thing he wants) thanks to the success of "Oz the Great and Powerful" and the critical acclaim being lauded on the SXSW premiere of the new "Evil Dead" remake he produced.

So when word came out a couple weeks ago that he was thinking about doing "Evil Dead 4" everyone just nodded and played along even though having to different ongoing versions of the same franchise would be about the most confusing thing that ever happened.

But listen up, you primitive screwheads: According to Coming Soon, the script Raimi is working on isn't really "Evil Dead 4" — it's actually "Army of Darkness 2." Did we just blow your mind?! Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Coming Soon

'Oz' Sequel Won't Feature Dorothy and Sam Raimi Won't Direct

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Even before the opening weekend loot totals for "Oz the Great and Powerful" came along, Disney had been readying a follow-up, with "Oz" co-writer Mitchell Kapner rapidly scrawling the next step for the Good Witch Glinda and Co.

Since "Oz" itself was a prequel to the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz," one might've suspected movie two to include Miss Kansas herself, Dorothy, and those three needy pals of hers, but not so.

Nope, producer Joe Roth has assured that the "Oz" sequel "would absolutely not" involve Dorothy and her little Yellow Brick Road-wandering ventures, but instead it'll take place before those events. Get More »

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7 'Wizard of Oz' Easter Eggs Hidden In 'Oz the Great and Powerful'

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The tagline for "Oz the Great and Powerful" may be "The land you know, the story you don't," but that doesn't mean everything about the prequel is unfamiliar from the 1939 "The Wizard of Oz." Though Disney was unable to use many of the specific references from the classic flick due to copyright laws — sorry, no ruby slippers here  — "Oz" enthusiasts need not fear. The new movie has Easter eggs galore for fans of the original Dorothy Garland film, if only you know where to look.

Ahead, seven "The Wizard of Oz" Easter eggs buried in "Oz the Great and Powerful."

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

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Disney Already Preparing Sequel to 'Oz the Great and Powerful'

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"Oz the Great and Powerful" is just arriving in theaters today, but according to Variety, that hasn't stopped the always optimistic Disney from already preparing a sequel, as"Oz the Great and Powerful's" co-writer Mitchell Kapner has apparently been hard at work on a script for months now.

Hey Disney, we know just what you can call the sequel: "The Wizard of Oz."

Catchy, right? Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety

So Is It Finally Time For 'Evil Dead 4'?

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We've heard this before. But it's always nice to hear it.

Sam Raimi can't go anywhere without being asked about if and when there's ever going to be a fourth "Evil Dead" movie. Now, 20 years after the release of the third installment, "Army of Darkness" (and mere weeks away from the release of the "Evil Dead" remake), it looks like there's at least the desire to go forward with such an endeavor. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Bleeding Cool

GALLERY: You're Off to See the 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' UK Premiere

Sam Raimi whisks us away to the faraway magical land of Oz in "Oz: The Great and Powerful," the prequel to a certain 1939 classic that you may have seen about two hundred times.

James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and other citizens of Emerald City walked the yellow carpet (if you have to ask why it's yellow and not red, may flying monkeys take you away in your sleep) at the Empire Leicester Square in London, England.

Put on your ruby slippers and get a'clickin' through our wicked gallery. "Oz: The Great and Powerful" opens March 8.

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