As recently as a month ago, Marc Webb’s status on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was up in the air; he’s since signed on, and, with the first film headed to DVD and Blu-ray next week nad possibly online free, he’s been on the press circuit discussing both the original film and the upcoming follow-up.
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One of the most prominent news items that emerged this week attached Jamie Foxx to the role of Electro, the villain who will appear in the sequel. In an interview, Webb has confirmed that Electro will indeed be the bad guy in the next full movie because he’s “an incredibly visual, exciting, dangerous villain.”

Webb hasn’t confirmed Foxx’s participation, but he did reveal an appreciation for the actor’s previous work, dating all the way back to his run on In Living Color. Officially, Foxx is in negotiations for the role, but a tweet from November the 1st that claims he “dressed up as Electro for Halloween” seemingly indicates that he’s probably going to nab the role and we can watch his in the upcoming movie.

Other topics of discussion for Webb have included the overarching storyline concerning Peter Parker’s parents. While the marketing for the first film promised to reveal this untold story, it actually skirted around this issue for the most part.
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However, true believers should take heart in Webb’s insistence that the subplot is a “long shadow that’s cast over the three films,” and that “there’s a slow burn” element to it. Claiming that he needs “to have some juice for the second movie,” he goes on to say that the serial nature of the storytelling “is one of the more exciting things” about coming aboard a Spider-Man project for the long haul.

Other predictable topics were both broached and rebuffed; while Webb was eager to reveal that the Spider-man suit will see some subtle changes this time around, he was more hesitant to reveal any particulars about the role Mary Jane Watson will play in the film.

According to Webb, the script is done save for a few tweaks, which should put the film on track to go into production soon in order to hit its May 2014 release date.

i want you - Evil Dead 2
Evil Dead II is the second installment in Sam Raimi’s infamous cult trilogy of horror and comedy films, arguably the best in his full lineup: Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness. Essentially a re-imagining of the first film rather than a sequel, Evil Dead II cuts back on the straightforward horror completely permeating the original (but certainly doesn’t skimp on the gore) to deliver heavy doses of slapstick comedy.

Once again, we watch our hero Ash, no-nonsense, tough as nails, played by the cult B-movie icon Bruce Campbell, in his fight for survival against the evil forces unleashed by the Necronomicon, the book of the dead. Sparing the spoilers, Ash deals with manifested monstrosities, possession, and all manner of supernatural destruction in a lonely, mysterious woodland cabin.

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The plot is grim and morbid seen alone, but the film’s comedic deliverance creates a darkly hilarious feel that can still be appreciated by hardcore horror fans (unlike the original Evil Dead, which was strictly horror and void of comedy). Evil Dead II is the kind of horror film with plenty of scares and plenty of laughs; the two are not mutually exclusive, but require just the right elements to pull off. Ash must deal with an immense amount of terror, and in the process shows he is cool and collected, laughing in the face of evil, warranting our appreciation as we watch the movie online and laugh alongside him.

Aesthetically, Evil Dead II is entirely a horror film, facing the viewer with suspense, terror, and gore. On the other hand, these suspenseful, terrifying, and gory aspects are dealt with in a humorous way much of the time (I recall a classic scene where Ash is slapped around by his possessed hand). All in all, Evil Dead II is the perfect choice for a fun yet satisfying horror experience that won’t keep you awake at night.