Monday, June 10, 2013
This week at the Mayfair we have a very different cinematic double dose of Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Sam Raimi takes on the directorial reigns of the latest step into L. Frank Baum's fantastical universe in Oz: The Great and Powerful. Alas, Bruce does not play the Tin Man or Cowardly Lion, but he does show up in a fun cameo.
Then up is the latest installment in the Evil Dead franchise, as produced by Sam and Bruce (along with their frequent collaborator Rob Tapert). It was actually produced by them too, not one of those fake producing titles like Stan lee on the Marvel movies. The film has been tagged as a re-make or a re-boot, but it's really more of another horrific tale set around the same location and unfortunate chain of events. It could almost be called Evil Dead: The Next Generation if not for Hollywood's love of simplicity in titles now-a-days.
Oz screens Tuesday June 11th at 7:00pm and Evil Dead on Thursday June 13th at 9:00pm. For a truly rare and interesting genre shift of a cinematic Sam and Bruce experience, come out on Wednesday the 12th for the family friendly Oz at 7:00pm and the wonderfully terrifying Evil Dead at 9:45pm. It will indeed be groovy.