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Even with the, much deserved, criticism that Sam Rami’s third foray into the movie world of Spider-Man gathers anytime someone mentions the movie on the Internet, the film did have some amazingly cool stuff in it. The problem was that there was just too much of everything, to many characters, too many villains, too much dancing dousche Peter Parker. Turns out, there was some amazing stuff created for the film that wasn’t used, like this Venom costume. (more…)

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Director Fede Alvarez‘s Evil Dead reboot of the Sam Rami horror classic has it’s second television spot hitting the small screen as well as the Internet today. We’ve got the video and a look at people’s reactions to the first television spot.

In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

Evil Dead shocks it’s way onto theater screens on April 5th and stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore and Jessica Lucas.

We’ll start with the new TV spot so you can check out the newest footage.

Here’s a look at how people are reacting to the first Evil Dead TV spot.

What do you think? I wasn’t very interested when word first came out about the reboot and that Bruce Campbell wasn’t starring in the flick somewhere. The more I see of this remake though, the more excited I am to go see this movie in the theater.  Audience reaction is a major part of my enjoyment of seeing a good horror movie in the theater. This movie looks to be a real shocker. Will you be screaming in the theater seat behind me?

Via: Bloody Disgusting

With just a couple of months to go until the March 8th release of Sam Rami‘s Oz: The Great And Powerful, the marketing machine for the film is about to go into overdrive. The first of many television spots for the movie to come is below the movie’s synopsis.

A mischievous magician gains the wisdom to become a powerful ruler after being swept away to a land of magic and mystery as director Sam Raimi and screenwriters Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) explore the genesis of author L. Frank Baum’s enduring tales of Oz. Shady illusionist Oscar Diggs (James Franco) enchants curious audiences at a Kansas circus. Inexplicably transported to the wondrous world of Oz, he encounters three witches named Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) who pose him with an awesome challenge: root out a ruinous force of evil that threatens to destroy the entire kingdom, and become the great leader that the population has been waiting for. Should Oscar succeed in summoning the sorcery and creativity to deliver the land from darkness, he will forever be known as the Wizard of Oz.  

Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Will you being seeing this in the theater or waiting?

Via Comicbookmovie

In which NYCC footage is reused once again to convince you that you will actually want to see this movie… or at least it’s trailer. First shown at the Evil Dead panel at the before mentioned con (and possibly by you when it leaked on the internet a few days later,) tomorrow (Wednesday Oct 24) will be your first official (legal) look at the new take on the cult classic,  Evil Dead.

I grow weary of this teaser for a trailer trend, I really do. Check it out after the jump.

 Evil Dead is set to hit theaters April 13th, 2013. The movie stars Jane Levy (who is not Bruce Campbell) and is directed by Fede Alvarez (a completely different person than Sam Rami.)

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So, if you want to see it… skip reading, hit the jump, watch it now before it is taken away! Yes, it is NSFW and also spoiler filled but if you don’t click it now you will miss it forever (until it gets an official release that will probably be happening soon anyway.)

If you were in attendance at New York Comic-Con this year for the Evil Dead panel with Jane Levy (the films star), Fede Álvarez, (the director) and Bruce Campbell (fake Shemp) you’ve seen this already. For the rest of us that have just read about it or watched the live stream that had the trailer blacked out, it is after the jump, unless it has already been yanked.

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This is a tribute.

This is not the greatest video in the world.

No, this is just a tribute.

Couldn’t remember the greatest video in the world, no, no.

This is a tribute.

Oh, to the greatest video in the world.

Alright, it was the greatest video in the world.

Alright, it was the best muthafuckin’ video.

The greatest video in the world.

put this little gem together, it’s a tribute, a tribute to the Evil Dead and Army of Darkness movies. There’s no S-Mart, but maybe that’s for the encore video tribute that the Internet is gonna demand after seeing this tribute.

Via: Topless Robot

A few weeks back Bruce Campbell broke a heart breaker via twitter, his part in Sam Rami‘s up coming OZ: The Great and Powerful had been cut. I know, I know I was annoyed too. Well, Matt from theshiznit.co.uk unbroke our nerd hearts when he talked to the man with chin himself.

“The scene that I shot was a page [of the script] and it took all day. It was great to see the scope of Oz and to see the detail, and the craftsmanship and the professionalism and the incredible stuff that they’re doing visually in every other way. I play a pivotal role. It involves me and Oz – that’s James Franco – and let’s just say that we have a confrontation. It was a very fun role to do actually.”

Sounds like a cameo to me, but that is where Bruce is a viking!

Oz: The Great and the Powerful hits screens March 8th, 2013, here’s what its about:

Walt Disney Pictures’ fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot–fame and fortune are his for the taking–that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity–and even a bit of wizardry–Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

Source: Comic Book Movie

With the reboot/remake well underway, it’s nice to see some love for the originals. 30 years ago Sam Rami made his (in my opinion) greatest films. Oh sure, he’s more recent work maybe a bit more polished, it may have bigger stars, actual budgets… but you can’t beat the Evil Dead.

Nick Bosworth from JoBlo has put together in celebration of Halloween and the 30th Anniversary of the Evil Dead an amazing little video love letter to the movies. We have it for you, after the jump.

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Dread Central is reporting that the Evil Dead Franchise is alive and well on it’s way to getting a fourth movie in the series produced.

Dread Central has it on good authority from a very reliable source that long-time Sam Raimi editor Bob Murawski (Army of Darkness; Spider-man, Drag me to Hell) has packed up and headed out to Detroit to begin work on the long talked about fourth entry into the Evil Dead franchise, which will be “a small indie thing like the first two.”

According to Bruce Campbell‘s official website, BruceCampbell.com, Bruce officially joined Twitter over the weekend (follow @GroovyBruce). On his Twitter site Bruce was questioned by a fan who stated, “I won’t believe in a new Evil Dead film until I see it. Or at least not until @GroovyBruce tells me to believe in it,” to which Campbell responded, “Believe in the remake, dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell.” More as it comes.

So there it is, the gears are turning on Evil Dead production. Can they capture the manic horror of the series once again? We all know that until there is film in the can and a distribution deal with ink drying that any movie can stall at any stage of production. As news comes in on this NerdBastards will keep you informed. Hopefully this is more than just some “Pillow Talk Baby.”

Until next time: Klaatu – Barada – Nikto Baby!