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February 24 2017

Bradley Whitford's new horror movie "Get Out" is certified fresh 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The "Cabin in the Woods" star and Drew Goddard stand-in character, acts in the new horror movie, highlighted for its social commentary on race, written and directed by Jordan Peele, "Get Out".

Proof that horror and comedy are closely related, especially when both move closer to life.
While I'm happy to hear this, Bradly Whitford is a bit of a Whedonverse connection stretch here. He's a major Hollywood actor who has only been in one Joss thing.
He was also in one of Joss's Save the Day videos, libradude. Lots of big name stars have only been in one of Joss's major works, but that still seems to be enough to continue posting about them here.
Once in a while is fine. If it turns into Whitfordesque here we'll take note. Looks like a good film btw.
I really want to see this movie.
Im seeing this tomorrow with friends. Cant wait!
Joss better start writing more stuff again, so we don't have to witness this site becoming Whitfordesque. 🤣
Cabin in the Woods got us to think about why we engage in the ritual of going to horror films. Joss and Drew were critical of how formulaic the horror genre has become, critiquing their own role as scribes and directors with the characters of Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford, as glorified knob twisters. They critiqued the roles the characters play as static and one dimensional archetypes, elucidating them as the jock, the fool, the virgin, etc.

Jordan Peele's film engages in a similar project, taking Joss and Drew's critique one step further by making the protagonist of the horror film a person who is usually killed off in the first act. Peele is trying to show the horror young black men feel in everyday society, and does not need to resort to pure archetypes.

The fact that Whitford is in both projects shows his commitment to telling stories about humans, and how we need to tell stories of humans organically, and explore the complex emotions of people not normally the protagonist on screen and life.

[ edited by Tausif on 2017-02-26 18:41 ]
The solution is simple. He needs to be in more Joss stuff. He'd probably be great on AoS too.

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