‘Iron Man 3’ breaks the ‘threequel curse’

Iron Man is dead. Long live Iron Man. Sequels are often strange and difficult things to handle. Take, for instance, the “Iron Man” series. The first film was witty, fast-paced and certainly one of the high points of the Marvel film canon, but the sequel was a dull, humorless two-hour trailer for “The Avengers” that…

‘Evil Dead’ is DOA

2013 has not been a good year for Sam Raimi. Not commercially, oh heavens no: We’re talking artistically. “Oz the Meh and Suckish” raked in those sweet, sweet millions recently, a fact many a Raimi fan surely finds disheartening due to that film’s complete lack of his signature gonzo style. That’s how you make it…