May 28, 2009 |
Sam Raimi does not seem like a gleeful sadist. During a recent morning interview in the sparsely populated Culver City production offices of "Spider-Man 4," he's exceedingly polite and far more modest than the average A-list director whose blockbuster comic book movie franchise has grossed almost $2.5 billion around the world.
June 27, 2004 |
Most of the furnishings in Sam Raimi's office on the Columbia lot seem accidental -- things that have survived the siege of finishing "Spider-Man 2." There's the big monitor on a cart stuffed with playback devices, the tinfoil taped to the windows to keep sunlight (and inquiring eyes?) out, the well-worn couch and coffee table. But what fills the wall behind his desk is clearly no accident -- an American flag that's about as long as Raimi, at 5 feet 9 inches, is tall.
June 15, 2008
A VETERAN of stage, screen and television, David Paymer has appeared in more than 90 films in his career. This reliable character actor may be best known for playing smarmy businessmen and wretched criminals in "Quiz Show" and "Get Shorty." In 1993 he received an Academy Award nomination for supporting actor in "Mr. Saturday Night." He's hot off a monthlong run of David Mamet's "Two Unrelated Plays" at the Kirk Douglas Theater.
April 30, 2007 |
Actor Bruce Campbell and director Sam Raimi have been friends for more than 30 years, since they attended Wylie E. Groves High School in Beverly Hills, Mich. "We met in drama class," Campbell recalls. "He was doing what I thought was a bad pantomime. I thought he was way overdoing it, and I think he felt my pantomime kind of blew because I wasn't doing much of anything."
August 29, 2012 |
Filmmaker Sam Raimi has been in the news recently, talking about the coming remake of his classic cult horror film "The Evil Dead," but the man best known to mass audiences as the maestro behind the three "Spider-Man" movies starring Tobey Maguire is also talking up a spooky new thriller, "The Possession. " Opening Friday, the film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick as a recently divorced couple grappling with the increasingly erratic behavior of their youngest daughter after she purchases an ornate cabinet box at a yard sale.
November 14, 2012 |
The newest trailer for Sam Raimi's upcoming "Oz: The Great and Powerful" has just debuted, promising viewers a journey down the yellow brick road that will include a breathtaking array of dazzling visual effects. The Disney film stars James Franco as the man who will become the Wizard of Oz, and takes place well before Dorothy arrives in the faraway fantasy land somewhere over the rainbow. The clip opens in black-and-white, a homage to the 1939 classic, with Franco's Oscar Diggs wishing for greatness, just before he's blown into the eye of a storm that sends him into another world.