If you don’t know who Sam Raimi is by now than you are probably just an old turd – or you just watch a movie because it looks good and not because of who directed it. But who does that? Which means you are probably just an old turd. Don’t you worry, there’s a cure for that. So listen up you primitive screwheads because I’m going to write you the prescription.
First off, Mr. Sam Raimistein is famous for directing The Evil Dead trilogy: deadites, chainsaws, and Ash…housewares.
Still not ringing a bell? Sam Raimi is probably most famous for directing the original Spider-Man trilogy.
Side note – how old does that make me feel that I have to write original Spider-Man trilogy so you know what I’m referring to? Another side note – it appears that Raimi loves a franchise. Another side side note – I tend to state the obvious.
But there are quite a few movies directed by Raimi that you’ve probably seen but had no idea he was responsible for it:
For Love of the Game
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Costner plays a future Hall of Fame pitcher at the end of his career reliving his life while he is trying to pitch the perfect game.
QUOTE: “You know, a lot of little bottles makes a big bottle, Chapy.”
REASON TO WATCH: It’s a Kevin Costner baseball movie and he plays for the Detroit Tigers.
A Simple Plan
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Two brothers find millions of dollars in lost cash and make a plan to keep it hidden from the authorities.
QUOTE: “Do you ever feel evil?”
REASON TO WATCH: If you’re in a mood to watch something depressing, than this is your movie. Because it’s f’ing depressing.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: A woman, who has a gift who can see things that other people can’t, helps find a missing woman.
QUOTE: “She’s a God damn witch! She’s putting spells on every-damn-body in town!”
REASON TO WATCH: Cate Blanchett using a southern drawl AND to see Keanu’s awesome beard.
The Quick and the Dead
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: A woman with a past returns to a western town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting
an elimination tournament.
QUOTE: “This is my town! If you live to see the dawn, it’s because I allow it. I’m in charge of everything! I decide who lives or who dies!”
REASON TO WATCH: What other reason do you need other than it’s a western?
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: A wave of crime. Can’t you read?
QUOTE: “Hey baby, why don’t ya come on over to my pad. We’ll have a scotch and sofa.”
REASON TO WATCH: Raimi’s directorial follow-up to The Evil Dead. Oh yeah, Joel and Ethan Coen also wrote the script.