Shameless Advertisement #26 – April 2012

1 04 2012

Boy, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these.

But anyways, back by popular demand (and by that, I mean I feel compelled to resurrect this), the Shameless Advertisement highlights the upcoming month’s most anticipated new release.  While I advocated for “The Five-Year Engagement,” and still anxiously await it, the readers are fanboyishly most excited in April for “The Cabin in the Woods.”  I don’t get it, but then again, I haven’t really tried.  We’ll see if I make it out for this one.

I’ve never been a Joss Whedon fanboy, but I understand that there’s a significant portion of the Internet that is.  So they can rejoice at their appetizer for May’s “The Avengers,” his horror-comedy “The Cabin in the Woods.”  I, on the other hand, will still try to figure out what it is that has the Web so enamored with this man’s work.

Enjoy a month of moviegoing, folks – summer’s almost here!

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11 04 2012
Andrew

I haven’t seen The Avengers— which, by the way, I’m so sick seeing hyped up here and there and everywhere (including my own site) that I just want to see it so it can all be over– but I HAVE seen Cabin in the Woods. I’m also not what you’d call a Whedonite; I like Firefly and Serenity but I never understood the love for Buffy.

With all that preamble out of the way, everyone who even has a cursory interest in horror has to see Cabin. Period. If you’re a hardcore fan of the genre, a middle-road admirer who watches the big “must-see” entries in the category, or the type of person who just watches horror movies late at night once in a blue moon for the thrill of being scared in the dark with some friends, you need to see it. It’s one of the most air-tight, smartly written movies I’ve seen all year, full-stop, and it has a lot to say about horror and by extension the studio proclivity of recycling. You’ll understand once you see it.

I’m very much looking forward to Sound of My Voice and The 5-Year Engagement, but Cabin is definitely the must-see of this month. (Though I really think everyone should see Detention, too, if only because it’s just so crazy-weird-bonkers-nuts-insane and insightful that it deserves to be seen.)

Fun fact: I’m 99% sure I went to middle school with Taylor Schilling, Zac Efron’s co-star in The Lucky One.

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