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As Sony prepares to bring its Spider-Man bad guys together for 2016′s supervillain ensemble The Sinister Six, Collider caught up with Spider-Man 2 star Alfred Molina, who portrayed Dr. Otto Octavius in the Sam Raimi-helmed Spidey sequel, with the British actor expressing his interest in returning to the role of Doc Ock:
“That was the most fun I think I’ve ever had on a movie of that kind, you know, those big, big sort of features where you spend like six months hanging off a wire, you know, and that stuff. But it was the first movie of that kind that I’ve ever been involved in. I had a wonderful time. I loved it. I mean, I’d go back and do it again in a heartbeat… Maybe they’ll come after me for Doc Ock… how about Doc Ock’s evil twin?”
Despite Molina being open to another outing, »
- Gary Collinson
Everyone seems to be talking about a solo female superhero movie lately. And sure, I think it has a lot of potential, but there is one sentiment that makes me cringe every time it gets mentioned. People keep saying how we, as a society, are finally ready for a solo female superhero film. Guess what! We aren’t finally ready for a solo female on the big screen. We’ve been ready for a good, long while now, and the reason we haven’t had a successful female superhero flick has nothing to do with the gender of the hero.
Now, prepare yourselves. Take some deep breaths. Count to ten. Whatever you need... Because we're going to look at some history.
There is no doubt that women, both real and fictional, have not always been treated as well as they should have been. It’s been a long road to »
- Douglass Poulsen
Love sasquatchploitation? Good, then listen up! On tap for you right now we have a brand new trailer for the latest Bigfoot on the block flick, Feed the Gods, courtesy of XLrator Media, which will release the film under its horror friendly Macabre label.
Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Diary of the Dead), Tyler Johnston (“The Killing,” “Supernatural”), Emily Tennant (Jennifer’s Body), and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War) star. Braden Croft directs.
You can learn more about the movie by visiting the Feed the Gods Facebook page.
Drawing inspiration from early Sam Raimi, Peter Jackson, and Cabin in the Woods, Feed the Gods marks the second feature film from writer/director Braden Croft. When slacker/aspiring filmmaker Will (Roberts) finds the parents of his adopted brother, Kris (Johnston), he sees the opportunity to get some closure for his brother as well as maybe capture a heartwarming reunion on camera. »
- Steve Barton
Prior to Heath Ledger’s mesmerizing portrayal of The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, Molina’s Doc Ock was a strong contender for the greatest comic book baddie in cinematic history. However, as time has passed, the Spider-man franchise has slowly started to wither and lose the quality of its predecessors (as The Amazing Spider-man 2 proved). Now, as a method of maintaining interest and originality in the aging film series, Sony are paving the way for a number of spin-offs in the near future. The first of these spin-offs is Drew Goddard’s villain-orientated Sinister Six, which is set for release in November 2016.
With the villainous super-team gearing up to take over »
- Ben Read
Whilst there are debates over Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" films, one element that is almost universally praised is Alfred Molina's performance as scientist Otto Octavius and his turn to the dark side as the villain Doctor Octopus.
While the franchise has moved on with a reboot, the Doc Ock character looks likely to return for the upcoming "Sinister Six" spin-off film. Though the role will certainly be re-cast to fit the new continuity, Molina tells Collider that he loves the idea of reprising the character:
"That was the most fun I think I’ve ever had on a movie of that kind, you know, those big, big sort of features where you spend like six months hanging off a wire, you know, and that stuff. But it was the first movie of that kind that I’ve ever been involved in. I had a wonderful time. I loved it. »
- Garth Franklin
We already know that Doctor Octopus will appear in the upcoming "The Amazing Spider-Man" spin-off, "Sinister Six." In a new interview, Alfred Molina, who played the villain in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 2," revealed that he would love to reprise the role. "That was the most fun I think I've ever had on a movie of that kind, those big features where you spend six months hanging off a wire," he said. "But it was the first movie of that kind that I've ever been involved in. I had a wonderful time. I loved it. I'd go back and do it again in a heartbeat." But Molina understands that he'll likely not be considered since this is a completely different take. "No actor owns those roles," he added. "Sinister Six" is set to hit theaters on November 11th, 2016. »
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 just may have put the final nail in the coffin of the Sony owned film franchise, at least if the box office results and the studio's shifting plans for the future of the brand have anything to say about it. Some think it's a good idea to quit, and others think it's a good idea to press forward. But some, including legendary actor and Spider-Man 2 vet Alfred Molina , believe that it might be the time to bring back some of the magic from the Sam Raimi trilogy. Mainly, the part of the magic that Alfred Molina provided. In an interview with Collider, Molina was promoting his new film Love Is Strange. Now if you have Doc Ock in a room, you're naturally going to ask if the man who betrayed Indiana Jones would ever want to strap on the tentacles again. However, if you've got »
When (and if) Sony eventually bring their planned Sinister Six movie to our screens, word is that it'll be Doctor Octopus leading the team. One of Spidey's most recognizable foes, Doc Ock was the villain in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2, where he was played brilliantly by British actor Alfred Molina -- so is there any hope for a role reprisal? Well, since Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man movies kick-started a rebooted franchise it seems unlikely, but while chatting to Molina about his new movie Love Is Strange, Collider asked him about it anyway: “That was the most fun I think I’ve ever had on a movie of that kind, you know, those big, big sort of features where you spend like six months hanging off a wire, you know, and that stuff. But it was the first movie of that kind that I’ve ever been involved in. »
Considering every single role was recast for The Amazing Spider-Man, it’s highly unlikely that Marc Webb and co. would ever bring back someone from one of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films, but if Alfred Molina were offered the opportunity to reprise his role as Doctor Octopus in Sinister Six, he’d take it. While talking to Molina about his latest film, Love Is Strange, we took a moment just to see if he’d be interested and it turns out, he’d play the character again in a heartbeat. Hit the jump to hear more about that as well as how Molina’s Love Is Strange co-star, John Lithgow, would like to squeeze himself into the Spider-Man realm as well. About a month ago, news broke that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was pushed back to May 4, 2018 and that we’d actually get that Sinister Six film first on November »
- Perri Nemiroff
Time And Effort First, let me start this off by saying that I'm a huge fan of Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2. They are great films in general, and continue to cave the way for superhero films in modern times. Now back then, it seemed that Sony had established a basic routine for the slate of original films. Which was simple, put Peter Parker to the ultimate test by balancing school, a girlfriend and personal issues. Thing is, after 5 films it started to get repetitive, but I'll explain more on that later. With the collaboration between director Sam Raimi and Sony, things where going along swimmingly. Both films had a solid story, interesting characters and a cohesive plot/narrative. And that ultimately showed through, there was no half-assed attempt to put everything together, the heart and soul was there, particularly from Raimi who had a strong passion and understanding of the character. »
“Keep your damn filthy bones outta my mouth!”
Army Of Darkness plays this weekend (August 22nd and 23rd) at The Tivoli at midnight as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli midnight series.
If they’d put Sam Raimi in charge of the banks there wouldn’t be any recession, because what he managed to do with a small budget earlier in his career is absolutely remarkable.
One reason that the Evil Dead series is such a satisfying trilogy of movies is that Sam Raimi added to the formula with each new instalment in an intelligent way. Where the first film was an out-and-out horror film, the second was a horror-comedy, while Army Of Darkness (1992) was a horror-comedy-fantasy. This meant that each movie has its own distinct personality, while sharing a single core idea. With Army Of Darkness, Raimi produced the most commercial entry in the series and played »
- Tom Stockman
Always with one eye on the past and the other on the present, FrightFest ensure an enduring celebration of genre cinema. After supporting director Jake West and producer Marc Morris’ Moral Panic, Video Nasties and Videotape, FrightFest have once again leant their support to the follow-up documentary Video Nasties: Draconian Days, which picks up where Moral Panic left off to look at the fallout of the 1984 Video Recordings Act.
To celebrate the home entertainment release of Draconian Days that continues a comprehensive discussion of a compelling chapter in British film spectatorship and censorship, HeyUGuys turned the tables on West and Morris as they shared their thoughts on censorship past, present and future, the advantages of notoriety and the positive side to the Draconian Days amongst other points of discussion.
What was the genesis of Video Nasties: Draconian Days? Was it your original intention to do a follow-up?
Jake West: »
- Paul Risker
Mondo has released some awesome poster art for Sam Raimi's Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. They were created by artists Randy Ortiz, Richey Beckett, and Tom Whalen. I love each of these poster designs, and they are a must-own for any fan of the cult classic horror films.
All posters will be available for purchase online sometime today. Follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement.
- Joey Paur
I don't pop a boner over Mondo posters like some people, but I do love me some Evil Dead 2 and Army Of Darkness, and I'm pretty impressed with these new ones for Sam Raimi's horror movies. The Evil Dead 2 poster was by artist Randy Ortiz, and the two different Army Of Darkness prints were created by Tom Whalen and Richey Beckett. If you're interested in buying these posters, Mondo will be announcing when they'll be available for purchase at a random »
- Jesse Giroux
The Sundance Film Festival, held yearly in Park City, Utah, isn't a place where you get much consensus. People love and hate films to wild degrees, with few critics actually agreeing on a film that undisputedly won them over. But this year, everybody seemed to adore "Whiplash." The film, which stars Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, went on to win the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance, played at Cannes and will head into the fall with two prominent festival slots at the Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival. Our exclusive poster (below) hammers that point home -- this is a movie that people loved and you definitely need to see.
Instead of the typical "floating head" poster or one with a lot of negative space, the poster is composed of big, bold text from critics reviews, everyone from the New York Daily News to Grantland to Entertainment Weekly. »
- Drew Taylor
One of the complaints many people have about the pop culture poster scene is that the same handful of movies keep getting posters. It’s a valid argument. Massively popular films like Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, The Big Lebowski and Kill Bill do have infinitely more posters than their smaller counterparts. The reasons, though, […]
- Germain Lussier
Mondo is revisiting Sam Raimi's sequels Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. If you recall, the company recited incantations from the Necronomicon in 2013 and brought forth two great prints. This time, artists Randy Ortiz, Richey Beckett and Tom Whalen are involved and, come tomorrow, Mondo will be dropping the prints you see here onto the public. As usual, you'll need to follow Mondo's Twitter page to find out when this will go up for sale (usually in the a.m.). There will be variants as well. Check 'em out!
- Ryan Turek
"Alright you primitive screwheads, listen up!"
There's been talk of an Army of Darkness 2 being developed by Sam Raimi and his brother. Both Raimi and Bruce Campbell have confirmed this. But since the Evil Dead TV series was announced I have no idea if that sequel is in the cards anymore. I hope it happens! Regardless of if it does or doesn't, I thought it would be fun to check out some facts about one of my favorite films ever… Army of Darkness. There are 13 facts here to go through, some I'm sure you'll know, but maybe there's one or two that you won't.
Bruce Campbell says that in order to make it appear that the chainsaw was always running, tobacco smoke was pumped through a tube that was slid up his right pant leg, up his shirt, and into the chainsaw.One of the items visible in Ash's trunk »
- Joey Paur
We caught up last week with writer Jeff Buhler, who provided us with updates on his scripted remakes of The Grudge, Jacob’s Ladder, and director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Pet Sematary reboot for Paramount.
Buhler, who is known to genre audiences for scripting 2008’s Clive Barker-inspired Midnight Meat Train and writing and directing that year’s feature Insanitarium, said of the script he penned of the remake of the 1990 film Jacob’s Ladder for Ld Entertainment with director James Foley attached to helm, “The script has been finished for some time.”
“Foley’s enthusiasm is very high, and he’s coming to this project with a lot of ideas,” he expounded.
“From what I understand, when he was up for this job, he basically told [executive producer] Mickey Lidell that if they hired a different director, he would murder them. That’s the level of enthusiasm we are talking about. »
- Sean Decker
Fede Alvarez’s grisly Evil Dead remake had us equal parts grossed out and engrossed, but Sam Raimi’s ever-shifting plans for the future of the horror franchise, which will now include a TV series, might mean that we’ll never see a direct follow-up to that film.
To be clear, that would be a real shame. Evil Dead, among its other strengths, worked to establish Jane Levy’s Mia as the new series’ protagonist – and the dramatic chops the Suburgatory alum showcased in the movie had me completely behind that, at least until Bruce Campbell’s Ash came into contact with her. But recent comments from Levy to Aith suggest Mia may end up being a one-and-done:
“I don’t think they’re gonna make it. I mean, they’re always coming up with a new thing- now I hear they’re making a TV show. I was like, »
- Isaac Feldberg
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