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April 15 2012

(SPOILER) CNN reviews "The Cabin In The Woods". Tom "Special to CNN" Charity likes TCITW, noting "there's no question that this is one of the most entertaining and invigorating shockers in recent years. It's also one of the best movies of 2012 so far, in any genre." A rather different opinion of the movie can be found in this Guardian article.

He says the dialog "is always a notch or three smarter and snappier than you'd expect." Which is of course no surprise in this room.

I saw this today and it was ASDFGHJKLKJHGF AMAZING. I personally am not one for horror, but really wanted to see this for obvious reasons. It goes without saying but I love love loved it. Just a really smart, incredible, cinematic experience.

Even cooler, I noticed while leaving the theater that FRAN KRANZ himself was in the audience! My friends and I were totally freaking out. He hung around outside for a little bit talking to some people. I eventually worked up the courage to say hello and tell him what a fan of Dollhouse I was and he was so graceful and friendly. Ugh, it was amazing :)
Oh MySerenity, I wish I lived in LA!
I'm actually in NYC! Fran is currently in Death of a Salesman on Broadway, which I ironically had the pleasure of seeing this past week also :)

[ edited by MySerenity on 2012-04-16 05:57 ]
Oh wow, that is WAY better! LOL
Did you hang out at the stage door to get Fran's autograph after? (I love NYC).
It's so cool that Fran and Joss are going to screenings to share in the audience reactions.
Re: the Cox piece.

Interesting article; was it meant to be a review?

I think I mostly agree with the point he makes about the horror aspects of the film, though he didn't say if he actually enjoyed Cabin or not.

I think the claims that Cabin 'reinvents' horror were fanciful, but weren't they also a marketing ploy?

If he is expecting to have marketing promises fulfilled every time he visits a cinema then he is going to find himself bored most of the time. Cabin is postmodern for sure, but it isn't deconstruction.

I thought Cabin was more about the comedy, which is what I enjoyed when I went to see it. I didn't find it particularly scary, though I did enjoy the play on the horror genre.
I wish I lived someplace where Joss/Fran/cast/writers hung out in the movie theaters! Saw the movie again this morning. There were more people there than in the previous three shows I saw. I haven't gone to evening shows (too expensive), so I don't know how full the theater is then. It only seems to be showing on 2 of the 24 screens at the theater.

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