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Bruce Campbell Looks Back on ‘The Evil Dead’ 30 Years Later, Says He And Director Sam Raimi Are “Too Busy” To Film Another Sequel

September 9th, 2010 No comments

Bruce Campbell has played countless roles on TV and film, most recently on the hit cable series Burn Notice, but he is still best remembered for his role as Ash Williams from the Evil Dead series. Even though it’s been more than 30 years since the first installment of the horror trilogy launched Campbell’s career along with that of director Sam Raimi, the actor says he still finds himself promoting it. In an interview with the LA Times he said:

I’ve attended so many screenings of it and done so many interviews about it, I tend to keep the torch alive through a lot of my own activities. Read more…

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‘I’m Not Here’ Premieres In Venice: Director Casey Affleck Tells Reporters “There Is No Hoax”

September 7th, 2010 No comments

Joaquin Phoenix became a Youtube favorite last year for his strange public appearances which included an awkward interview on David Letterman‘s show and an impromptu rap performance at a Miami nightclub which ended in a fist fight with an audience member. Through it all, he was followed by a camera crew, which fueled speculation that his bizarre behavior was an Andy Kaufman-esque put-on for the movie to follow. The resulting film, I’m Not Here, which chronicles the strange year in the actor’s life, premiered Monday at the Venice Film Festival and its director, Casey Affleck insisted to reporters that Phoenix’s behavior was for real. He said:

Elliptically, I would say … I sincerely don’t want to influence people’s interpretation. I can tell you there is no hoax. Read more…

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Paramedics Called During Telluride Screening of Danny Boyle’s ’127 Hours’

September 7th, 2010 No comments

Stories of audience members vomiting and fainting in response to the intense subject matter of movie’s like The Exorcist are the stuff of Hollywood legend. Now, it appears that a screening of Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle‘s latest movie 127 Hours at the Telluride Film Festival inspired similarly extreme responses. Fox Searchlight’s Michelle Hooper told the Hollywood Reporter:

From what I understand, an older gentleman was light-headed at the first screening (Galaxy) and the medics helped him calm down. Second screening at the Palm was a young woman (maybe 19 or 20) who had a panic attack. Read more…

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FLOP POP FIZZLE, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: ‘Labor Day’ Auds Flock To ‘The American’

September 7th, 2010 No comments

Box office for the Labor Day weekend was slightly higher than last year‘s with George Clooney‘s modestly budgeted action pic The  American taking the top spot over the holiday weekend. Apparently, the generic sounding title didn’t scare off the audience for the movie. Robert Rodriguez‘s latest movie, Machete, based on a fake trailer that appeared in Grindhouse came in second place with $14M.  The tongue in cheek homage to 70s exploitation movies managed to deliver a better opening than the 2007 mega flop which served as its inspiration and also cost about $50M less. Takers starring Matt Dillon and Hayden Christenson Read more…

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