We may not get enough 'Robot Chicken' in our daily lives even after eight years, but that hasn't stopped the long-running Adult Swim series from cranking out six seasons worth of gut-busting stop-motion pop culture comedy, and multiple specials along the way. This Sunday's sixth season finale episode "Immortal" will hop around as much as any 'Robot Chicken' episode, but also take aim at a favored subject of the series and nerd culture in general, 'The Avengers' director Joss Whedon! Preview the terror of zombie Joss Whedon inside!
The Cabin in the Woods
Let's get something straight right up front: we love The Cabin in the Woods. So don't get all bent out of shape if we poke it a little. This is a film that stands up to scrutiny.
Part of the film's great joy comes from the all the interesting details provided by its ample world building. We get just enough inf
Drew Goddard made his directorial debut this year with the highly-anticipated horror comedy 'The Cabin in the Woods,' a genre mixer that he co-wrote with longtime collaborator and 'Avengers' director Joss Whedon. We had a chance to speak with Mr. Goddard while he was promoting the DVD and Blu-ray release of the film, which is now available. Among the topics discussed: drunken commentaries, practical effects, and unicorns -- obviously.
Is it really September already? Movie (and Joss Whedon) lovers assemble! This month brings the highly-anticipated Blu-ray and DVD releases of 'The Avengers' and 'The Cabin in the Woods.' What else could you possibly need to beat the end of summer blues?
The best movies of 2012?! I don't want to freak you out, but 2012 is half over. Wait, that's pessimistic! 2012 has half-begun! Wait, that makes no sense. Either way, you catch my drift, the year is at its midway point and that means it has been six months since I've made a critical top ten list – and I'm starting to twitch. To that end, I'm taking this opportunity to count down my ten favorite movies of the first half of 2012, hence this early Best Movies of 2012 list.
While we don't quite know exactly what 'Spartacus: Vengeance' will look like as it evolves into a third season (or even what subtitle it might take, if any), we've got a good bead on how the story will progress, our main villains, and now, a bevy of beautiful babies occupying the screen, some of whom Joss Whedon fans might recognize...
While it is true that ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ is the most reflexive horror movie since ‘Scream,’ there is a major difference between the films’ employment of self-awareness. ‘Scream’ simply takes place in a universe in which characters are familiar with other horror movies. It could pretty much be set in the real world. ‘Cabin,’ on the other hand, is very much outside that universe and looking in. It’s not so outside the fourth wall that characters know they’re just characters in a movie, but it’s pretty close.
Even more than a Charlie Kaufman brand deconstruction, ‘Cabin’ is pretty much just an illustrated term paper on genre theory. And now that the film has hit theaters and we can talk openly about it, let's grade that term paper.