Sense of Wonder: Looking Back on Sam Raimi and Pixar

We usually look forward to Tuesday because it’s the day when new DVDs and Blu-ray discs are released; unfortunately, today is a bad day for cinefantastique on home video. With not much new and exciting happening, we thought we would take refuge in retrospectives, casting a look back on some older items of interest. Since Pixar Animation’s UP and Sam Raimi’s DRAG ME TO HELL came out on Friday, we figured we might as well post a few articles about the previous output of those two genre giants.

In regards to Pixar, we have posted a couple reviews of their older films, THE INCREDIBLES and CARS. For Sam Raimi, we have a couple of retrospctive articles, one an interview regarding his work 2002’s Spider-Man and “Hell and Back Again,” which traces the career trajectory that took him from early exploitation horror to mainstream blockbusters and back to horror.

Of course, this kind of stuff flies in the face of what  you’re supposed to do on the Internet, which is post nothing but news and scoops about upcoming product. However, Cinefantastique magazine was always about an appreciation of the best the genre had to offer, old or new, and we proudly maintain that tradition online.

If that’s not enough for you, you can find more Pixar-related articles here and more articles about Sam Raimi here.

About the Author

Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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