Posts Tagged ‘The Cabin in the Woods’

Critics Roundup – April 12

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

The Cabin in the Woods |||Green|Green|
The Three Stooges |Yellow||||
A Simple Life (limited) |Green|||Green|
Detention (limited) |||Green|Green|
Here (NY) |||Green||
Monsieur Lazhar |Green|||Green|
Life Happens |||Yellow||
The Lady (limited) |Red||||

Box Office Hell – April 13

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com
The Hunger Games |18.0|19.8|18.0|20.0|19.5
The Three Stooges |15.6|9.5|11.0|12.0|13.5
The Cabin in the Woods |14.2|16.7|15.0|15.0|14.5
American Reunion|11.5|11.4|11.0|10.0|11.7
Titanic in 3-D|8.5|10.3|10.0|11.0|11.8

Review: The Cabin in the Woods (Spoiler-Free)

Friday, April 13th, 2012

All you need to know at this point is this: You should absolutely go see The Cabin in the Woods. Yes, it’s been hyped so much that you’re probably thinking, “Oh, there’s no way it’s THAT good.” Whether you end up thinking it is that good or not, to miss this film is to render yourself mute at watercooler conversations and happy hours for at least the next couple weeks. You’ll just have to stand there nodding your head and trying to pretend you know what you’re talking about every time someone says, “Oh my God, Cabin in the Woods, right?!” and you’ll say something stupid about the movie you didn’t go see, and everyone will stop talking and give you that look. You don’t want to be that guy.

This is the kind of film you could watch over and over again and still find something you missed on the previous viewings, but the first time, you really should see it knowing as little as possible. The bare bones, so to speak: We have our requisite five good-looking kids who vaguely remind you of the Scooby Gang (coin toss on which of them is Scooby): Our players are The Sporto (Chris Hemsworth), The Beauty/Slut (Anna Hutchison), The Stoner (Fran Kranz, who brilliantly manages to simultaneously evoke Shaggy and be way cooler than Shaggy), The Nice Girl/Kinda-Sorta-Almost Virgin (Kristen Connolly) and The Handsome, Nice and Brainy Guy (Jesse Williams). We have our beat-up RV standing in for the Mystery Machine, the Creepy Old Guy Who Warns Those Darn Kids to Stay Away from the Mysterious Cabin. And of course, we have the titular Cabin itself, which you have no doubt seen on the movie posters flying in the air and turning itself into some kind of puzzle box. That, my friends, is absolutely all you should know, except for this:

“The Cabin in the Woods is so amazing, in fact, that we hope no one ever says another thing about it.”

Monday, March 12th, 2012

The Cabin in the Woods is so amazing, in fact, that we hope no one ever says another thing about it.”

The Cabin in the Woods

Thursday, July 30th, 2009