Stuff You Need to Know, Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Contoured Coke bottle

Because some things you simply need to know. And why should you have no lives and read dozens of websites to know what’s what? We’re taking this one for the team.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen‘s Bruno is scheduled to hit cinemas on May 15th, 2009. I don’t think we need to elaborate further with this crowd.
  • DC fired Chuck Dixon. What’s up with that?
  • Coca-Cola is taking their contoured 20 oz. bottle and blowing it up. And not with Mentos or anything like that. They’re going to take that shape and put it in its 2-liter form, replacing its current boring shape. All the Coke brands will soon follow suit. This pilot of the new bottle shape rolled out to Birmingham, Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee yesterday. Found via BevNET.
  • Sam Raimi will direct The Given Day, the as-yet-unpublished novel by Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone. Apparently Martin Scorsese is finishing up on an adaptation of Lehane’s Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The report at Variety mentions that Spider-Man 4 is being scribed by James Vanderbilt, although last I heard there’s some question as to whether or not Raimi will return. If not, solve this equation: Peter Jackson is to Guillermo Del Toro what Sam Raimi is to…whom? Anyway, the book is due out September 23rd. Pre-order it here.
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    Evil Dead: Book of the Dead Edition (1983) – DVD Review

    Evil Dead: Book of the Dead Edition DVD cover art


    Written & Directed by: Sam Raimi
    Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Betsy Baker, Sarah York, and a bunch of Shemps


    • Commentary with Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert
    • Commentary with Bruce Campbell
    • Theatrical trailers
    • Discovering Evil Dead featurette tracing the film’s history
    • Fanalysis documentary by Bruce Campbell about the “cult film” fan world
    • Behind-the-scenes footage and huge still gallery
    • 24-page booklet with history of Evil Dead on video
    • Custom latex “Book of the Dead” packaging by creator of “Necronomicon” film prop

    Released by: Anchor Bay
    Region: 1
    Rating: NC-17
    Anamorphic: You betcha.

    My Advice: Own it or I’ll swallow your soul.


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    Spider-Man (2002) – Movie Review

    Spider-Man movie poster

    Written by: David Koepp, based on the comic book character created by Steve Ditko & Stan Lee, published by Marvel Comics
    Directed by: Sam Raimi
    Starring: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Rosemary Harris

    My Advice: Matinee

    Meet Peter Parker (Maguire). He’s the kid most everyone can identify with–we’ve all been freaks at one time or another. It’s not that he’s got a third eye in the middle of his forehead or anything, he’s just that shy introvert that’s in every high school class and must somehow be perceived by everyone else as having a bullseye on either forehead or ass. Anyway, he lives with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben (Rosemary Harris and Cliff Robertson), has a crush on the girl next door (Dunst) and has the friend who’s better off (at least financially) than he (Franco). Then one day, on a field trip to Columbia University, a “super-spider” just happens to drop onto Peter’s hand and give him a little love peck. Somehow this bite transforms the formerly scrawny into a helluva buff bloke. Not only is he major beefcake now, but his vision’s improved, he can “sense” danger coming and he can stick to walls. And then there’s the fact that he can shoot spiderwebs out of his wrists…


    By | 2009-07-16T22:44:55+00:00 May 3rd, 2002|Movies, Reviews|1 Comment