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Box Office: '42' Rounds The Bases With All-Time Biggest Baseball Movie Opening

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 14, 2013 12:48 PM
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This fact gets trotted out every year, and it continues to baffle, but here it is: the biggest opening weekend for a baseball-themed movie is “The Benchwarmers” with $19.7 million. Despite the fact that no single human being has ever willingly watched that film beyond that first weekend, it’s managed to sustain that record despite a number of contemporary mainstream baseball releases. But this weekend, somehow, the adventures of Spade, Schneider and Heder have been surpassed by “42,” the Jackie Robinson biopic.

Weekend Box Office: 'Evil Dead' Screams Into Top Spot

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 7, 2013 12:26 PM
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Did any horror movie buffs think we would ever get to this moment? That a Sam Raimi-produced remake of “The Evil Dead” (known as just “Evil Dead”; the Deadite is in the details) would hit number one? With ease, this latest version of “Evil Dead” has outgrossed all previous entries of the series, continuing a box office trend where horror remakes frontload their earnings, guaranteeing both a return on their modest investments, but also a precipitous fall down the chart in the coming weeks.

Review: 'Evil Dead' Is A Grim, Humorless, Ultraviolent Update Of A Horror Classic

  • By Cory Everett
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  • April 4, 2013 6:56 PM
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When the "Evil Dead" remake was first announced, everyone pretty much assumed that it was going to suck. This was something that star/producer Bruce Campbell acknowledged during the Q&A at the film's SXSW World Premiere last month. But after years of being assaulted with fan questions about a fourth installment, the trio behind the original (Campbell, writer/director Sam Raimi and producer Robert Tapert) probably felt it was their duty to give the fans what they wanted. And since they perhaps felt they were getting a little old for another go-round themselves – it's been 20 years since the third and previously final installment "Army Of Darkness" – a remake/reboot/"rebirth" must have seemed really the only way to go.

Watch: Get Terrified With 3 Clips From 'Evil Dead'

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • April 1, 2013 9:24 AM
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“Evil Dead” is about five twenty-something friends at a remote cabin in the woods. Things get interesting when they find a Book of the Dead and conjure up some demonic spirits from the nearby woods. Feel like you’ve seen it before? That’s because it’s a remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult horror classic.

Watch: Look In The Mirror With New Clip From 'Evil Dead' Plus WonderCon Teaser

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 9:18 AM
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After lots of (bloody, bloody) hype, "Evil Dead" made its presence known at SXSW and reaction was...mixed. Some dug the grim, R-rated movie while we said in our review that director "[Fede] Alvarez seems content to simply show us the ingredients: a chainsaw, the book of the dead, 'The Classic,' without knowing how to put them together into anything scary, involving or inventive." But there's no doubt there will be few things more go-for-broke hardcore horror this spring, and a couple of new clips have arrived.

Bloody New Images From Horror Remakes 'Evil Dead' & 'Carrie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2013 11:05 AM
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While the term "remake" generally makes us shudder, the upcoming do-overs of horror staples "Evil Dead" and "Carrie" are giving reasons for optimism. The former is looking to take its R-rating right to the edge with a picture that takes inspiration from Sam Raimi's original and runs with it, promising audiences on the poster that it will be the most terrifying movie they've ever seen. Meanwhile, the latter puts Chloe Moretz in the iconic lead role, with none other than Kimberly Peirce directing in what will hopefully be a unique take on Stephen King's story. And now some new images are here to tease what's in store for both films.

'Evil Dead' Will Now Arrive In Theaters One Week Earlier To Scare The Bejesus Out Of You

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2013 11:38 AM
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In case the marketing hasn't confirmed it you by now, Sony is basically hoping you'll soil yourself watching "Evil Dead." Just take a run over to the Facebook page and you'll see that every post is basically about how much this thing is gonna make you ill. And now you'll get to find out if you should bring a diaper to the screening one week earlier than expected.

'Evil Dead' Was Originally Rated NC-17 Before Being Cut For R, So You Know It's Legit

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 4:39 PM
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With a poster declaring that it will be "The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience," and a red band trailer serving up tongue slicing, chainsaw maiming mayhem, the folks behind the "Evil Dead" remake are determined to let you know this thing is going for broke. And indeed, the first cut of the movie seems to suggest that they went very, very hard before having to pull back.

Watch: 'Evil Dead' Green Band Trailer, Less Restricted, Still Scary

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 22, 2013 11:44 AM
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You would think that post-“Cabin in the Woods” there would be more skepticism than excitement about the return to the original cabin in the woods, with the forthcoming “Evil Dead” remake. But Fede Alvarez’s movie has been generating some positive buzz ever since the red band trailer hit last year, and there’s a lot of optimism for the film starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore. We imagine it’s probably taken a great deal of effort to cut together a green band version that retains the scares but removes the blood and gore, but some clever person has gone and done it, and now we have a trailer for "Evil Dead" that’s just as compelling but now suitable for the whole family!

SXSW 2013 Brings 'Burt Wonderstone,' Spring Breakers,' 'Evil Dead,' 'Drinking Buddies' & More To Austin

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 3:00 PM
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The Sundance Film Festival starts Thursday, a few short weeks later it's the Berlin International Film Festival and just as the weather starts getting warmer, film fans will flock to Austin for the SXSW Film Conference And Festival. In fact, it's less than two months away and now the slate is beginning to be unveiled.

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