The Amazing Spider-Man – A Review by Film Nerd

Director: Marc Webb

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

Synopsis: A reboot of the successful Spider-Man film franchise that many considered had come too early, this version follows the story from the original comic source much more closely.   Similarities with Sam Raimi’s original film do exist, but these are always inescapable.   Webb here manages to make a film that is clearly distinguished from its predecessors.   Time shall tell which version, if either, proves the most popular.

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Army of Darkness – A Review by Film Nerd

Director: Sam Raimi

Cast: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie, Richard Grove, Bridget Fonda, Patricia Tallman, Ted Raimi

Synopsis: Our favourite warrior against The Evil Dead returns.   This time, Ash is stuck in medieval times and tasked with finding the Book of the Dead such that he can get home.   Luckily, his car, sawn-off shotgun, and chainsaw all made the trip to the past with him!! Continue reading

The Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn – A Review by Film Nerd

Director: Sam Raimi

Cast: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Ted Raimi

Synopsis: Ash is back, and so is the Book of the Dead.   That means more nasties being transported into our living world.   With Linda dead, and Ash fearing possession, he has a one man stand-off against other-worldly creatures.   That is until the daughter of the archaeologist the found the book comes knocking, along with her hick guides (read; fodder for the nasties outside).

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The Evil Dead (1981) – A Review by Film Nerd

Director: Sam Raimi

Cast: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly

Synopsis: Four friends on are on holiday heading to a deserted cabin in the woods accessed only by one rickety old bridge (when will these kids learn??).   In the basement they find the products of an archaeological find, including a book bound ion flesh and written in blood.   Accompanying this book is a tape detailing that this was the Book of the Dead, discovered by a previous occupant of the cabin.   He translated the book, unleashing untold evil, and in playing the tape, the evil is unleashed again.

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