Let’s talk movie casting additions for a change of pace from all of the TV news we posted earlier today. Here are the new announcements in brief:
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Some casting news for you today. Here’s the pertinent info:
- Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers) has been cast in the starring role of The Days of Mary, a re-imagining of the Oscar-winning Federico Felllini film, Nights of Cabiria.
- Ashley Hinshaw (Chronicle) and Kim Shaw (She’s Out of My League) will play the wives of racecar drivers Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwan in Snake & Mongoose.
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I want to make this very clear: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard‘s The Cabin in the Woods is one of the best “horror” movies I’ve ever seen, and it’s easily one of my favorite films this year. While many of you might love the horror genre, I find it repetitive and stale. It seems like the genre is stuck in neutral, and no one is making any progress forward. But that all changed after I saw Cabin in the Woods. Without spoiling anything, let’s just say the film turns “horror” on its head, and I loved every second of it. Trust me when I say: Stop watching the trailers. Don’t watch any TV spots. Do not read the reviews. Just go see the film on opening day next week (and then read Matt’s glowing review). I promise, it’s worth the price of admission, and after you see it, you’ll want to see it again.
At this year’s SXSW, I got to talk with the cast and filmmakers for both our partners at Omelete and Collider. Over the past few days I’ve posted my interviews with Richard Jenkins/Bradley Whitford and Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard. Today I’ve got Anna Hutchison, Jesse Williams & Kristen Connolly. During the interview we talked about premiering the film at SXSW, working with Whedon and Goddard, deleted scenes, talking about the film without spoiling it, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
Director Drew Goddard and co-writer Joss Whedon‘s The Cabin in the Woods is a masterful take down of the supernatural horror genre, and that about all I can say since some people believe the “twist” is half of the film’s appeal. I would argue that it’s the hook, and since it’s revealed in the first scene of the movie, it’s not much of a spoiler. Nevertheless, I won’t reveal it here, and if you’re curious about it and how it functions in the film, you can click here to read my review.
The first clip has gone online and doesn’t reveal “the spoiler”, so I’d say the coast is clear. It also shows how Fran Kranz is the movie’s scene stealer. Hit the jump to check out the clip. The film also stars Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchinson, Jesse Williams, Bradley Whitford, and Richard Jenkins. The Cabin in the Woods opens April 13th. Boston readers: click here for a chance to attend an advance screening.
The Cabin in the Woods is one of the sharpest satires of the horror genre ever made. Great satire can only come from intelligent, witty, and devious minds. Director Drew Goddard and his co-writer Joss Whedon have those minds. They have dissected not just the “cabin in the woods” sub-genre, but the entire horror genre, and most importantly, our enjoyment of it. Rather than just point out the tired clichés we all know, Goddard and Whedon use the deconstruction as a starting point rather than a dull summation. It is an exciting, exhilarating, and bloody means to a thoughtful, rewarding, and bloody end.
The lucky bastards at SXSW in Austin will be treated to Drew Goddard’s much buzzed-about horror film The Cabin in the Woods this evening, and while the rest of us will have to seethe with jealousy from afar, a couple new images from the pic have been released to tide us over. Written by Goddard and Joss Whedon, the film tells the story of five friends who go to a remote cabin in the woods where bad things happen. Though the logline is simple, it’s evident from the trailer that this isn’t exactly the most straightforward of horror films. I’ve been told that the movie is excellent, with enough twists and turns to make your head spin. Goddard and Whedon apparently tackle the horror genre head-on, and I can’t wait to finally be privy to the results. For now, these very creepy images will have to do. Be sure to check back on Collider late tonight or tomorrow to read our own Matt Goldberg’s review of the film from the festival.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchinson, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Bradley Whitford, and Richard Jenkins. The Cabin in the Woods opens on April 13th.
A new trailer for the horror film The Cabin in the Woods has gone online. Directed by Drew Goddard and written by Goddard and Joss Whedon, the film takes the horror genre and turns it on its head as five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods where bad things start happening. The logline is simple, but the buzz on this film is incredibly positive. I’ve been told that the movie’s twists and turns are best left as surprises, so I’m pretty in the dark about what exactly happens in this cabin in the woods. Needless to say, I’m incredibly excited to go into the film relatively cold. This trailer is much more along the lines of your typical horror film that the first trailer, but I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing. The big sell for movie fans is the involvement of Whedon and Goddard, but this trailer should appeal to the average moviegoer who’s up for two hours of good ol’ fashioned horror fun.
Hit the jump to check out the new trailer. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchinson, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Bradley Whitford, and Richard Jenkins. The film opens on April 13th, but our own Matt Goldberg will have a review from the film’s premiere at SXSW this Friday.
Producer Joss Whedon and director/co-writer Drew Goddard have been coy about how The Cabin in the Woods turns the eponymous horror sub-genre on its head. The first trailer for the movie has gone online and now we can see what they meant. The Cabin in the Woods genre usually revolves around something supernatural with only a mystical explanation as a vague guide. Judging by the trailer, it looks like Whedon and Goddard have thrown together the scientific in the supernatural. It was an approach Whedon took in the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but instead of Frankenstein, Cabin looks something more along the lines of Hostel where hapless tourists are subjected to the sadistic whims of a shadowy organization. That organization also has forcefields.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchinson, Fran Kanz, Jesse Williams, Bradley Whitford, and Richard Jenkins. The Cabin in the Woods opens April 13, 2012.
After sitting on the shelf for two years due to MGM’s financial difficulties, director Drew Goddard and co-writer Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods finally found a distributor in Lionsgate this past April. The first image from the film has finally gone online and shockingly it shows people in a cabin (cabin may or may not be in the woods). Details on the plot have remained scarce since the project was first announced but Goddard and Whedon have indicated that the film will be their spin on the “Cabin in the Woods” horror sub-genre.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchinson, Fran Kanz, Jesse Williams, Bradley Whitford, and Richard Jenkins. No release date has been announced but there are rumors Lionsgate could open it in the fall to replace the Saw franchise.
The events that occurred in last season’s explosive finale of ABC’s hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy will certainly have an emotional impact on all of the characters’ lives. After a shooting at Seattle Grace Hospital that resulted in the deaths of two doctors, Season 7 will explore how everyone has been changed by the trauma, both personally and professionally.
In Season 7, Dr. Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) will pretty much be starting over, as even his home life will be changing, due to Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) opening her home to the doctors who lost their friends and roommates in the shoot-out. During a recent interview, actor Jesse Williams talked about what an honor it is to officially be a series regular this season, how bittersweet it was to lose some of his co-stars last season, and his initial reaction when he realized that anyone could be expendable on the show.
He also talked about how much fun he had filming The Cabin in the Woods with Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon, and that he hopes it will be released sometime soon. Check out what he had to say after the jump: