Billed as a prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Disney’s March 2013 release comes at a perfect time. I’m certainly one of the neigh sayers for producing a sequel to a classic but 3D is perfect for this fantasy film.
This time round there’s an adult male protagonist, Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician who discovers the land of Oz and transforms himself into the great Wizard of Oz. And that put me in another downer – yet another male lead.
Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis form an impressive female cast but there’ll be no singing in director Sam Raimi’s take. Check out their interviews at Comic-Con 2012.
Drag Me To Hell is the much anticipated horror movie from director Sam Raimi. Raimi’s unique talents brought him to global success with the Spider-Man franchise but what fans really know and love him for are the 1980’s and early 1990’s Evil Dead movies that mixed horror, gore, and comedy in equal measure. The Evil Dead, Evil Dead ll, and Army of Darkness are considered classics in their genre.
With a plot that’s strictly in the now, Drag Me To Hell tells the story of ambitious LA loan officer Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) and her boyfriend Clay Dalton (Justin Long). When the mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) begs her for an extension on her home loan, Brown denies the extension in order to impress her boss. Mrs. Ganush’s house is repossessed and in turn she places a curse on the loan officer. Brown’s life soon becomes a living hell.