The latest Marvel multiversal multiplex multiplier Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is coming to cinemas soon, with an Irish release from 5th May. And while MCU fans will know doubt be eager to see the latest instalment, it carries wider intrigue too in the return to the director’s chair of Sam Raimi. Mostly producing since 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, Raimi is an interesting choice for this character’s mind-bending visuals and relatively darker tone and it will be worth seeing how much of his own distinct style it’s possible to inject into the project. In anticipation of the release, the Light House Cinema will be hosting a Sam Raimi retrospective in the run up, providing an opportunity to see some of his biggest hits back on the big screen.
After the events of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: No Way Home, Dr. Stephen Strange continues his research on the Time Stone in the Multiverse of Madness. But an old friend turned enemy seeks to destroy every sorcerer on Earth, messing with the good Doctor’s plan and also causing him to unleash an unspeakable evil. Tickets are available now from the Smithfield cinema now for the MCU movie and expected to go fast.
The comic-book style is a perfect fit for Raimi on the surface, and not just because of his work on the 2000s Spider-Man trilogy. From the 80s onwards his films have had an elastic, over-the-top aesthetic, with quick cuts, zooms and dynamic visuals straight out of the funny pages, or Looney Tunes. From 19th April – 1st May, the Light House will be showing a selection of six of Raimi’s films. This includes a marathon showing of his beloved Evil Dead series, and cult hits Darkman, western The Quick and the Dead and Drag Me To Hell.
Hail to the king, baby and see the full list of films showing at the Sam Raimi Retrospective below.
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