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Evil Dead Review


Very Good

Remaking an iconic classic is dangerous business, even if the original filmmakers are on board as producers, but at least Uruguayan writer-director Alvarez has a few clever ideas up his sleeve. And a willingness to go gleefully over-the-top with the grisliness. But aside from a few gimmicky jolts, the film is never actually scary.

There are essentially only five characters in the story, which gives the actors a chance to find entertaining details along the way. Mia (Levy) is a drug addict whose three best friends (Lucas, Pucci and Blackmore) take her to her family's creaky old cabin in the woods to go cold turkey. They're joined by Mia's aloof brother David (Fernandez). But none of them know that locals have used the basement for a sinister ritual, and they left a creepy book behind that supposedly has the power to summon a vicious demon who wants to possess them all. So is Mia's freaky behaviour because of her withdrawal, or has something evil got hold of her?

This twist is rather clever, as it adds a level of mordant wit to the film, giving texture to the relationships between these five young people who we fully expect will begin to die horribly nasty deaths one by one. Indeed, what follows is an escalating series of blood-soaked set-pieces involving dismemberment and death at the sharp edge of any implement on hand.

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Seth Green, Lou Taylor Pucci, Mackenzie Munro and Tyler Stentiford - "The Story Of Luke" Los Angeles Premiere at the Music Hall Theater - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 2nd April 2013

Seth Green, Lou Taylor Pucci, Mackenzie Munro and Tyler Stentiford
Lou Taylor Pucci and Seth Green
Lou Taylor Pucci and Seth Green
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Seth Green

Evil Dead Trailer


When Mia, her brother and three friends vacate to an isolated cabin in the woods, they unwittingly discover a book labelled 'Leave This Book Alone' tightly bound up. It turns out to be a Book of the Dead which one of them reads a part of and subsequently rouses some dark and murderous demons intent on possessing the group and leading them to their doom. It doesn't take the spirit long to take over the youngsters as they fight in vain to survive until only one of them is left to desperately find an escape. 

The evil returns in this exciting remake of the 1981 cult horror 'The Evil Dead'. It is directed and written by Fede Alvarez in his debut feature length film with screenplay contributions from Diablo Cody ('Juno', 'Jennifer's Body') and Rodo Sayagues Mendez in his first feature. Production credits include the one and only Sam Raimi himself who created the original movie, along with the original main star and executive producer Bruce Campbell. 'Evil Dead' the 2013 edition is set to be even more spine-chilling than ever as the fourth instalment of the Evil Dead franchise. It is scheduled for release in the UK on April 19th 2013.

Director: Fede Alvarez

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Sam Raimi Goes In Hard With Evil Dead Remake Trailer


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Sam Raimi and his production team have gone in hard with the trailer for the Evil Dead remake.

Branded for mature audiences only, there are moments in this teaser that are so gory, they leave you wondering what hell they’ve put in the rest of the movie. This remake of Raimi’s classic 1981 movie starring Bruce Campbell was initially met with a degree of pessimism from horror purists but he’s back on board, with Sam Raimi and indie movie darling Diablo Cody both claiming a writing credit for the remake and with Fede Alvarez in the director’s seat, they appear to have taken no prisoners with this resurrection and the trailer alone is sure to silence the cynics.

2013’s Evil Dead stars Jane Levy as Mia. Shiloh Fernadez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci and Elizabeth Blackmore all join her onscreen, as does Bruce Campbell himself, albeit briefly. Campbell, of course, is a huge part of the success of the original 1980s movies, so it’s a relief to see him on production duties here as well.

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The Legend Of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy Trailer


Hell's Gate is located in Possum Kingdom Lake, in Texas. Located in the middle of the lake, it is a sheer break between two cliffs. It is largely unknown how it came to be that way but this film provides a possible explanation.

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Beginners Trailer


Oliver remembers the time, in 2003, when his father Hal, came out to him at the age of 75, soon after the death of Oliver's mother Georgia. Hal was wearing a robe and not a purple sweater, as Oliver had previously thought. This came as a shock to him, having thought that his dad was perfectly happy with his mother. But Hal always knew he was gay; though he had thought that by marrying Georgia he would turn straight. Although Oliver maintains that he is fine with his father coming out, Hal's much younger, handsome boyfriend, Andy, doesn't seem so sure.

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Brotherhood Trailer


For student Adam Buckley going off to college was one of the best moment of his life and pledging to become a member of Sigma Zeta Chi (one of the colleges best fraternities) just made it all that much better. During his final night as a pledge Adam finds himself in the back of a van being told he must hold up a convenience store, before Adam gets his chance his fellow potential fraternity brother Kevin is shot.

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Carriers Review


Good
Well-made but not particularly inventive, this post-apocalyptic thriller is like a college road movie crossed with Mad Max. The cast is much better than this thin script deserves, but the film does generate some great jolts.

Brainy Danny (Pucci) and his more action-oriented brother Brian (Pine) are driving through Colorado with Brian's girlfriend Bobby (Perabo) and their friend Kate (VanCamp) when they encounter a man (Meloni) who's trying to get his sick daughter (Shipka) to a clinic. She has the highly contagious disease that has killed off almost everyone, so extreme measures are needed to prevent infection. As they continue across the Southwest, heading for a Gulf Coast beach they remember from childhood, they encounter various other survivors and are forced to make some brutal decisions.

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The Informers Review


OK
Here's another entry to the all-star multi-strand Los Angeles ensemble drama genre (see Short Cuts, Magnolia, Crash, Southland Tales). But while this one features strong acting and stylish filmmaking, it's emotionally empty.

In 1983 L.A., studio exec William (Thornton) wants to reconcile with his heavily medicated wife Laura (Basinger) while continuing to see his self-doubting TV newscaster mistress (Ryder). Their son Graham (Foster) is indulging in drugs and sex with his girlfriend (Heard) and best pal (Nichols), who's also sleeping with Laura for cash. Meanwhile, Graham's doorman (Renfro) is trying to please his criminal father figure (Rourke), but Graham's friend Tim (Pucci) has no interest in connecting with his dad (Isaak).

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Lou Taylor Pucci - Thursday 16th April 2009 at Arclight Theater Hollywood, California

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Lou Taylor Pucci
Lou Taylor Pucci
Lou Taylor Pucci

The Go-Getter Review


Very Good
Unless you're a Star Wars nerd, you've probably never set eyes on Martin Hynes. Nine years ago, Hynes played a young George Lucas in George Lucas in Love, a smart comedy short that offered the supposition that the grand lord of geekdom got his inspiration for the classic trilogy from classmates at a Los Angeles college. Since its release, it has garnered a cult classic status while its director went on to direct limp teen comedies Sleepover and Sydney White. As for Hynes, he became a screenwriter for several unrealized properties and ended up writing the first draft of Stealing Harvard, the thankfully-forgotten Tom Green comedy.

Six years after his Harvard cred, Hynes seems to have returned to more fertile and vital ground with The Go-Getter, his second full-length film and a minor hit at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Hynes, who also wrote the film, never shows up on screen but the nerdy impresario he embodied years ago can be seen in the guise of Mercer White (Lou Taylor Pucci), a high-school dropout who takes to the road with a stolen car not long after his mother's death. Initially, Mercer's voyage has two goals: to find and inform his half-brother Arlen (Jsu Garcia) of their mother's death, and to get all sweaty-like with Joely (Jena Malone), a thong-sporting, middle-school crush of Mercer's.

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Evil Dead Movie Review

Evil Dead Movie Review

Remaking an iconic classic is dangerous business, even if the original filmmakers are on board...

Evil Dead Trailer

Evil Dead Trailer

When Mia, her brother and three friends vacate to an isolated cabin in the woods,...

The Legend Of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy Trailer

The Legend Of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy Trailer

Hell's Gate is located in Possum Kingdom Lake, in Texas. Located in the middle of...

Beginners Trailer

Beginners Trailer

Oliver remembers the time, in 2003, when his father Hal, came out to him at...

Brotherhood Trailer

Brotherhood Trailer

For student Adam Buckley going off to college was one of the best moment of...

Carriers Trailer

Carriers Trailer

Trailer for the film CarriersWhen a pandemic virus escapes into the atmosphere, no one is...

Southland Tales Movie Review

Southland Tales Movie Review

At its Cannes 2006 inception, Richard Kelly's Southland Tales was plagued with walkouts that, reportedly,...

The Chumscrubber Movie Review

The Chumscrubber Movie Review

The starry-eyed cross-breed of American Beauty and Donnie Darko, here comes The Chumscrubber, another self-righteous...

Personal Velocity Movie Review

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Comprised of three frank and psychologically resounding stories of women at crossroads in their relationships...

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