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(Deadline)   The Hunger Games finally gets knocked off its perch to #3, with Think Like a Man taking the top spot and Nicholas Spark's twelfth rewrite of The Notebook taking #2   (deadline.com) divider line 87
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2012-04-22 11:31:01 AM  
Art competition.
 
2012-04-22 11:32:17 AM  
No desire to see Think like a Man or The Lucky One. Any farker who saw either think it was worth it?
 
2012-04-22 11:34:01 AM  
A movie about the attractive and successful african americans without Tyler Perry? Color me confused...
 
2012-04-22 11:34:18 AM  

finally gets knocked off its perch


Sounds fishy.
 
2012-04-22 11:46:36 AM  
Cabin in da Hood.
 
Skr
2012-04-22 11:46:37 AM  
FTA:"The movie had a negative cost between $12M-$13M so we're thrilled,"
Negative Cost? I guess it must be a movie term but it sounds awfully like a double negative to me.
 
2012-04-22 11:56:18 AM  
6. The Cabin In The Woods (Lionsgate) Week 2 [2,811 Theaters] R
Friday $2.4M, Saturday $3.6M, Weekend $8.2M, Cume $27.4M


it sucks that people can make a movie this good and still get beat out by shiat like the three stooges overall.

i don't understand what is going on but I think pizzajedi can figure it out for me. because he loves me. he always disagrees with me
 
2012-04-22 11:56:52 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: finally gets knocked off its perch


Sounds fishy.


It's reign at the top is over, kaput, done for, fin.

Skr: FTA:"The movie had a negative cost between $12M-$13M so we're thrilled,"
Negative Cost? I guess it must be a movie term but it sounds awfully like a double negative to me.


sounds to me like there is enough product placement in the movie to pay for it and already start lining their pockets
 
2012-04-22 11:57:57 AM  
sorry, pizza,,, i had to 'un-ignore' you so you could read my comments. you stupid, stupid person.
 
2012-04-22 12:00:40 PM  
Another excuse to post Jennifer Lawrence pictures

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2012-04-22 12:04:55 PM  

fisker: 6. The Cabin In The Woods (Lionsgate) Week 2 [2,811 Theaters] R
Friday $2.4M, Saturday $3.6M, Weekend $8.2M, Cume $27.4M

it sucks that people can make a movie this good and still get beat out by shiat like the three stooges overall.

i don't understand what is going on but I think pizzajedi can figure it out for me. because he loves me. he always disagrees with me


I saw 'Cabin'. I must be getting old. Haven't we seen this movie before? Self-aware horror-comedy..teens are trapped and observed by antagonist bent on killing them one by one for MacGuffin. I wanted to like it given all the great reviews but as soon as I saw the corporate office and lab coats that opened the movie I knew exactly where it was going.
 
2012-04-22 12:07:07 PM  
Negative Cost

that was hard.
 
2012-04-22 12:11:04 PM  

fozziewazzi: fisker: 6. The Cabin In The Woods (Lionsgate) Week 2 [2,811 Theaters] R
Friday $2.4M, Saturday $3.6M, Weekend $8.2M, Cume $27.4M

it sucks that people can make a movie this good and still get beat out by shiat like the three stooges overall.

i don't understand what is going on but I think pizzajedi can figure it out for me. because he loves me. he always disagrees with me

I saw 'Cabin'. I must be getting old. Haven't we seen this movie before? Self-aware horror-comedy..teens are trapped and observed by antagonist bent on killing them one by one for MacGuffin. I wanted to like it given all the great reviews but as soon as I saw the corporate office and lab coats that opened the movie I knew exactly where it was going.


the movie was not about that at all. it was about giant evil gods. I don't know wat movie you saw.
 
2012-04-22 12:21:42 PM  

fisker: fozziewazzi:

I saw 'Cabin'. I must be getting old. Haven't we seen this movie before? Self-aware horror-comedy..teens are trapped and observed by antagonist bent on killing them one by one for MacGuffin. I wanted to like it given all the great reviews but as soon as I saw the corporate office and lab coats that opened the movie I knew exactly where it was going.

the movie was not about that at all. it was about giant evil gods. I don't know wat movie you saw.


Evil Gods=MacGuffin. It didn't matter what was really driving the plot. It could have been space aliens, an evil ring or a purple tomato.
 
2012-04-22 12:25:30 PM  

fisker: 6. The Cabin In The Woods (Lionsgate) Week 2 [2,811 Theaters] R
Friday $2.4M, Saturday $3.6M, Weekend $8.2M, Cume $27.4M

it sucks that people can make a movie this good and still get beat out by shiat like the three stooges overall.

i don't understand what is going on but I think pizzajedi can figure it out for me. because he loves me. he always disagrees with me


I thought Cabin was good and should have been the #1 movie last week. It's funny that the movie to take the top spot from Hunger Games is a movie based on a relationship advice book written by Steve Harvey who should be the last guy you take relationship advice from. "Think Like a Man" took the top spot because there was really no new movie competition out there this weekend. I just wish "The Raid: Redemption" had a bigger box office release. That has to be one of the best martial arts flicks I've seen in years and the action was really non stop. I'm still surprised Ebert didn't like it.
 
2012-04-22 12:26:53 PM  

Carth: The Lucky One


I don't think you're going to find a farker who will recommend The Lucky One. not a male one anyway. I read Ebert's review and it sounds like the most ridiculous thing ever put to film.
 
2012-04-22 12:28:49 PM  

fozziewazzi: fisker: fozziewazzi:

Evil Gods=MacGuffin. It didn't matter what was really driving the plot. It could have been space aliens, an evil ring or a purple tomato.


I disagree, the evil gods are a direct indictment of the standard horror audience who just wants to see formula over and over again. They are the ones who hinder creativity within the horror genre because, the moment someone does something interesting, the audience kills it because it doesn't follow their preconceived notion of the horror movie.

Cabin is a movie that runs under the theme of essentially "This is why we can't have nice things" and it puts that blame onto the audience itself unlike other self-aware genre movies that place the blame onto the filmmakers. Really, its point is just better made in the fact that we have so many formula genre movies beating it in the box office.
 
2012-04-22 12:29:09 PM  

fozziewazzi: fisker: fozziewazzi:

I saw 'Cabin'. I must be getting old. Haven't we seen this movie before? Self-aware horror-comedy..teens are trapped and observed by antagonist bent on killing them one by one for MacGuffin. I wanted to like it given all the great reviews but as soon as I saw the corporate office and lab coats that opened the movie I knew exactly where it was going.

the movie was not about that at all. it was about giant evil gods. I don't know wat movie you saw.

Evil Gods=MacGuffin. It didn't matter what was really driving the plot. It could have been space aliens, an evil ring or a purple tomato.


I was disappointed that it was similar to just about every movie I've seen. Take some people, put them together in a situation, and then make a story about it. Come on Hollywood, you can do better then that.
 
2012-04-22 12:30:52 PM  
I can't believe such shiatty movies came out this week.
 
2012-04-22 12:31:59 PM  

skinink: I just wish "The Raid: Redemption" had a bigger box office release. That has to be one of the best martial arts flicks I've seen in years and the action was really non stop. I'm still surp


Probably because despite it being well executed, it was like watching someone else play a video game and Ebert hates video games.

fark him. He gave Die Hard two stars. Die Hard. Maybe he just doesn't like action movies about people in buildings.
 
2012-04-22 12:36:52 PM  

fozziewazzi: fisker: 6. The Cabin In The Woods (Lionsgate) Week 2 [2,811 Theaters] R
Friday $2.4M, Saturday $3.6M, Weekend $8.2M, Cume $27.4M

it sucks that people can make a movie this good and still get beat out by shiat like the three stooges overall.

i don't understand what is going on but I think pizzajedi can figure it out for me. because he loves me. he always disagrees with me

I saw 'Cabin'. I must be getting old. Haven't we seen this movie before? Self-aware horror-comedy..teens are trapped and observed by antagonist bent on killing them one by one for MacGuffin. I wanted to like it given all the great reviews but as soon as I saw the corporate office and lab coats that opened the movie I knew exactly where it was going.


What was the other movie you saw that was similar? The closest I could think is a cross between Scream and Cube but even that doesn't accurately describe CiTW
 
2012-04-22 12:38:17 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: fozziewazzi: fisker: fozziewazzi:

I saw 'Cabin'. I must be getting old. Haven't we seen this movie before? Self-aware horror-comedy..teens are trapped and observed by antagonist bent on killing them one by one for MacGuffin. I wanted to like it given all the great reviews but as soon as I saw the corporate office and lab coats that opened the movie I knew exactly where it was going.

the movie was not about that at all. it was about giant evil gods. I don't know wat movie you saw.

Evil Gods=MacGuffin. It didn't matter what was really driving the plot. It could have been space aliens, an evil ring or a purple tomato.

I was disappointed that it was similar to just about every movie I've seen. Take some people, put them together in a situation, and then make a story about it. Come on Hollywood, you can do better then that.


Did they use sets, and have the actors read from scripts? I hate that shiat in my movies. Gotta be honest, kinda ruins it for me.
 
2012-04-22 12:38:43 PM  

Skr: FTA:"The movie had a negative cost between $12M-$13M so we're thrilled,"
Negative Cost? I guess it must be a movie term but it sounds awfully like a double negative to me.


It's what the studio spend to get "the negative", the finished movie. Everything after that, printing a few thousand prints, distribution, marketing etc is on top of that.

Any time someone talks about "the budget" for a movie it is the negative cost. Marketing is always on top.
 
2012-04-22 12:41:49 PM  

born_yesterday: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: fozziewazzi: fisker: fozziewazzi:

I saw 'Cabin'. I must be getting old. Haven't we seen this movie before? Self-aware horror-comedy..teens are trapped and observed by antagonist bent on killing them one by one for MacGuffin. I wanted to like it given all the great reviews but as soon as I saw the corporate office and lab coats that opened the movie I knew exactly where it was going.

the movie was not about that at all. it was about giant evil gods. I don't know wat movie you saw.

Evil Gods=MacGuffin. It didn't matter what was really driving the plot. It could have been space aliens, an evil ring or a purple tomato.

I was disappointed that it was similar to just about every movie I've seen. Take some people, put them together in a situation, and then make a story about it. Come on Hollywood, you can do better then that.

Did they use sets, and have the actors read from scripts? I hate that shiat in my movies. Gotta be honest, kinda ruins it for me.


Yep. Then they really cheesed it up by adding a soundtrack to heighten the mood of various scenes.
 
2012-04-22 12:43:35 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: fozziewazzi: fisker: fozziewazzi:

I saw 'Cabin'. I must be getting old. Haven't we seen this movie before? Self-aware horror-comedy..teens are trapped and observed by antagonist bent on killing them one by one for MacGuffin. I wanted to like it given all the great reviews but as soon as I saw the corporate office and lab coats that opened the movie I knew exactly where it was going.

the movie was not about that at all. it was about giant evil gods. I don't know wat movie you saw.

Evil Gods=MacGuffin. It didn't matter what was really driving the plot. It could have been space aliens, an evil ring or a purple tomato.

I was disappointed that it was similar to just about every movie I've seen. Take some people, put them together in a situation, and then make a story about it. Come on Hollywood, you can do better then that.



You're completely clueless.

Or trolling.
 
2012-04-22 12:44:14 PM  

born_yesterday: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: fozziewazzi: fisker: fozziewazzi:

I saw 'Cabin'. I must be getting old. Haven't we seen this movie before? Self-aware horror-comedy..teens are trapped and observed by antagonist bent on killing them one by one for MacGuffin. I wanted to like it given all the great reviews but as soon as I saw the corporate office and lab coats that opened the movie I knew exactly where it was going.

the movie was not about that at all. it was about giant evil gods. I don't know wat movie you saw.

Evil Gods=MacGuffin. It didn't matter what was really driving the plot. It could have been space aliens, an evil ring or a purple tomato.

I was disappointed that it was similar to just about every movie I've seen. Take some people, put them together in a situation, and then make a story about it. Come on Hollywood, you can do better then that.

Did they use sets, and have the actors read from scripts? I hate that shiat in my movies. Gotta be honest, kinda ruins it for me.


This kind of shiat will multiply by at least 10 when The Avengers comes out.

"It's just like every other superhero movie directed by a comic book geek! Joss sucks!"
 
2012-04-22 12:55:27 PM  
Next time people complain about "another coimc book movie" they should look at weeks like this at the box office and ask themselves: wouldn't you rather see Iron Man 3-5? I know I would.

/bring on the Avengers already
 
2012-04-22 12:56:46 PM  

Daquin: fozziewazzi: fisker: fozziewazzi:

Evil Gods=MacGuffin. It didn't matter what was really driving the plot. It could have been space aliens, an evil ring or a purple tomato.

I disagree, the evil gods are a direct indictment of the standard horror audience who just wants to see formula over and over again. They are the ones who hinder creativity within the horror genre because, the moment someone does something interesting, the audience kills it because it doesn't follow their preconceived notion of the horror movie.

Cabin is a movie that runs under the theme of essentially "This is why we can't have nice things" and it puts that blame onto the audience itself unlike other self-aware genre movies that place the blame onto the filmmakers. Really, its point is just better made in the fact that we have so many formula genre movies beating it in the box office.


To be fair, I had no idea what CitW was really about. The previews made it look like just another run of the mill horror movie. I only went and saw it after so many Farkers said it was good and I enjoyed it a lot. But I could tell the audience in the showing had no idea what they were watching. My friend and I were the only one's laughing.

/ the last 20 minutes were awesome.
 
2012-04-22 12:59:44 PM  

jmr61: I was disappointed that it was similar to just about every movie I've seen. Take some people, put them together in a situation, and then make a story about it. Come on Hollywood, you can do better then that.


You're completely clueless.

Or trolling.


That's why they gave away so much in the trailer, to make sure audiences knew that it wasn't just about some kids getting killed off in a cabin in the woods.

DamnYankees: I can't believe such shiatty movies came out this week.


Shiatty movies have been coming out for the last few months, at least. Why do you think The Hunger Games made so much? I'm not saying it wouldn't have been a hit anyway but it had no competition. You're not going to see The Avengers in the #1 spot for a month. They're crazy releasing big movie after big movie right on top of each other like they do in the summer.
 
2012-04-22 01:01:40 PM  

skinink: It's funny that the movie to take the top spot from Hunger Games is a movie based on a relationship advice book written by Steve Harvey who should be the last guy you take relationship advice from. "Think Like a Man" took the top spot because there was really no new movie competition out there this weekend.


maybe it doesn't matter, because everybody and they mama's in it. I mean look at that cast: errrrrrrrrrr'body is in it. It might as well be subtitled BMU Freedom 2012: The Movie.

/knee grows spend too much money on movies without controlling the process
//too bad Racquel Bailey can't act -- but Kimmy Cakes is worse, so hope Racquel gets her chance
 
2012-04-22 01:04:32 PM  

Mugato:
Shiatty movies have been coming out for the last few months, at least. Why do you think The Hunger Games made so much? I'm not saying it wouldn't have been a hit anyway but it had no competition. You're not going to see The Avengers in the #1 spot for a month. They're crazy releasing big movie after big movie right on top of each other like they do in the summer.



There was a good article about this on Box Office Mojo basically it has to do with the changing viewership trends and the shear number of movies that comes out. Back in the 80s you'd see movies like ET or Back to the Future at number one for 10-16 weeks, in the 90s (with the exception of Titanic) 6 weeks was considered great. Now 4 weeks is news worthy. The weekly drop off has gotten so much bigger that having a another big movie released a week or two after you isn't considered that important.
 
2012-04-22 01:08:01 PM  

alwaysjaded: Daquin: Cabin is a movie that runs under the theme of essentially "This is why we can't have nice things" and it puts that blame onto the audience itself unlike other self-aware genre movies that place the blame onto the filmmakers. Really, its point is just better made in the fact that we have so many formula genre movies beating it in the box office.

To be fair, I had no idea what CitW was really about. The previews made it look like just another run of the mill horror movie. I only went and saw it after so many Farkers said it was good and I enjoyed it a lot. But I could tell the audience in the showing had no idea what they were watching. My friend and I were the only one's laughing.

/ the last 20 minutes were awesome.


All I care about: is it better than Tucker and Dale versus Evil/Tucker and Dale are Evil? If it is, it gets netflixed instant accessed; if it isn't it gets netflixed couple years down the road.

/Tucker and Dale was great from start to finish
//Cabin in the Woods has been talked about for too long, bad sign
 
2012-04-22 01:12:53 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: alwaysjaded: Daquin: Cabin is a movie that runs under the theme of essentially "This is why we can't have nice things" and it puts that blame onto the audience itself unlike other self-aware genre movies that place the blame onto the filmmakers. Really, its point is just better made in the fact that we have so many formula genre movies beating it in the box office.

To be fair, I had no idea what CitW was really about. The previews made it look like just another run of the mill horror movie. I only went and saw it after so many Farkers said it was good and I enjoyed it a lot. But I could tell the audience in the showing had no idea what they were watching. My friend and I were the only one's laughing.

/ the last 20 minutes were awesome.

All I care about: is it better than Tucker and Dale versus Evil/Tucker and Dale are Evil? If it is, it gets netflixed instant accessed; if it isn't it gets netflixed couple years down the road.

/Tucker and Dale was great from start to finish
//Cabin in the Woods has been talked about for too long, bad sign


Wasn't as good as Tucker and Dale, but it was pretty good and if you like T&D/Evil Dead, I'm pretty sure you'll like CitW.

/ "How hard is it to kill 9 year olds?!!"
 
2012-04-22 01:13:32 PM  
Think Like A Man pulled in that much? I saw the previews, the movie looked like complete shiat.
 
2012-04-22 01:17:43 PM  

Carth: There was a good article about this on Box Office Mojo basically it has to do with the changing viewership trends and the shear number of movies that comes out. Back in the 80s you'd see movies like ET or Back to the Future at number one for 10-16 weeks, in the 90s (with the exception of Titanic) 6 weeks was considered great. Now 4 weeks is news worthy. The weekly drop off has gotten so much bigger that having a another big movie released a week or two after you isn't considered that important.


I didn't read the article but I agree that it has to do with the sheer number of movies released and how quickly they're available on video. Raiders of the Lost Ark ran for over a year. That's why I could see it when I was 5. Because there was a) no competition and b) no other way to see the movie for most people (VCRs existed but were very rare and very expensive).

That's also why they're shoving 3D down our throats, to get people in theaters. In the 1950s it was used because the studios were afraid of television. In the 1980s 3D briefly came back to compete with home video. Now it's back because people have home theaters and movies come to video so quickly. They do have 3D TVs now but they're expensive and they suck.

I don't see why summer is so important either. Sure kids have summer off school but it's the weekends that make the money. Hunger Games proves you don't need a summer or holiday release to make bank. In fact it's an advantage not to.
 
2012-04-22 01:22:26 PM  

steamingpile: Think Like A Man pulled in that much? I saw the previews, the movie looked like complete shiat.


Same formula as Hunger Games - shiatty movie based on a popular book = box office gold!
 
2012-04-22 01:23:47 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: //Cabin in the Woods has been talked about for too long, bad sign


Cabin in the Woods had legal problems from MGM going belly-up...I mean re-structuring. And they wanted to post-convert it to 3D and Whedon fought them on that. I don't think it was in the can so long because they didn't want to release it.


steamingpile: Think Like A Man pulled in that much? I saw the previews, the movie looked like complete shiat.


Come on, just look at the poster.

www-deadline-com.vimg.net

The guy is like, "Say whaaaat?" and the girl is all like "Oh no you di'int!". Comedy Platinum.

There's a huge market for black comedies (not dark comedies, comedies with black people), no matter how much they suck. How else do you explain Tyler Perry? A lot of black people are tired of Jennifer Aniston and the Hangover guys.
 
2012-04-22 01:31:45 PM  

Carth: fozziewazzi: fisker: 6. The Cabin In The Woods (Lionsgate) Week 2 [2,811 Theaters] R
Friday $2.4M, Saturday $3.6M, Weekend $8.2M, Cume $27.4M

it sucks that people can make a movie this good and still get beat out by shiat like the three stooges overall.

i don't understand what is going on but I think pizzajedi can figure it out for me. because he loves me. he always disagrees with me

I saw 'Cabin'. I must be getting old. Haven't we seen this movie before? Self-aware horror-comedy..teens are trapped and observed by antagonist bent on killing them one by one for MacGuffin. I wanted to like it given all the great reviews but as soon as I saw the corporate office and lab coats that opened the movie I knew exactly where it was going.

What was the other movie you saw that was similar? The closest I could think is a cross between Scream and Cube but even that doesn't accurately describe CiTW


Bits and pieces derived from other movies. The two that immediately came to mind as I was watching Cabin was 'House on Haunted Hill' (1999) for the theme of "you're being watched on video and this is all planned" and 'Thirteen Ghosts' (2001) for the idea of of various monsters trapped in glass cages set loose on the protagonists. But there are more movies that used these plot devices.

The over-riding theme of anxiety, the suspicion that someone else is really in control of everything and you're just helplessly playing your part, comes out of many different movies and TV series. And self-awareness of horror movie tropes and inside jokes have become standard in horror movies now.

Within the first 10 minutes of Cabin I had already gotten the gist of this film and I think that's what really disappointed me. I didn't know what the actual MacGuffin was going to be but that never really matters anyway. I kept waiting for the 'twist' that never came.
 
2012-04-22 01:45:26 PM  
Saw Cabin in the Woods Thursday, wish I'd seen it earlier. Can't wait to see it again. I don't know if its that I'm at the right age with the right sensibilities and movie viewing background, but watching that movie was just a transcendent experience.

Spoilers:
I knew I was going to like it when it opened with the white collar workers shooting the shiat around an old coffee machine. I knew I was going to love it when the title came up. Something about the freeze frame with them in the old golf cart and the stylistic clash of the blood red all caps title just resonated with me immediately.

And the fact that they started with the "puppeteers" and didn't try to use it as a lame twist 2/3rds of the way through. And that they didn't force any Facebook, Twitter, or smartphone references. And just everything else...

I saw it with my girlfriend, and afterwards we were talking about it and I said, "You know, we can go back and watch just about any horror movie and imagine the guys in the control booth talking shiat."

The one thing she didn't like was the ancient gods. And I thought it was brilliant. Not only does it give you the human sacrifice element, but its an homage to Lovecraft, the godfather or horror! And I'm not even Lovecraft fan, but I still appreciated it.

Oh well, I could go on and on, but I can't wait to see it again.

PS anyone know what the fill-mask killers source was? "The Strangers" perhaps?
 
2012-04-22 01:47:43 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu:
All I care about: is it better than Tucker and Dale versus Evil/Tucker and Dale are Evil?


I just saw Tucker & Dale on a recommendation from a friend - flipping awesome.
CitW is completely different, but I found myself laughing heartily throughout the movie - and that's a good thing.
 
2012-04-22 01:50:58 PM  

alwaysjaded: Daquin: fozziewazzi: fisker: fozziewazzi:

Evil Gods=MacGuffin. It didn't matter what was really driving the plot. It could have been space aliens, an evil ring or a purple tomato.

I disagree, the evil gods are a direct indictment of the standard horror audience who just wants to see formula over and over again. They are the ones who hinder creativity within the horror genre because, the moment someone does something interesting, the audience kills it because it doesn't follow their preconceived notion of the horror movie.

Cabin is a movie that runs under the theme of essentially "This is why we can't have nice things" and it puts that blame onto the audience itself unlike other self-aware genre movies that place the blame onto the filmmakers. Really, its point is just better made in the fact that we have so many formula genre movies beating it in the box office.

To be fair, I had no idea what CitW was really about. The previews made it look like just another run of the mill horror movie. I only went and saw it after so many Farkers said it was good and I enjoyed it a lot. But I could tell the audience in the showing had no idea what they were watching. My friend and I were the only one's laughing.

/ the last 20 minutes were awesome.


This! There were times when the audience was dead silent but I was laughing maniacally. "Good job, zombie hand!"
 
2012-04-22 01:52:43 PM  

Mugato: The guy is like, "Say whaaaat?" and the girl is all like "Oh no you di'int!". Comedy Platinum.

There's a huge market for black comedies (not dark comedies, comedies with black people), no matter how much they suck. How else do you explain Tyler Perry? A lot of black people are tired of Jennifer Aniston and the Hangover guys.


I don't know, it seems like the Hangover movies offered a number of opportunities to stand up and yell at the screen.
 
2012-04-22 01:53:00 PM  

fozziewazzi: Carth: fozziewazzi: fisker: 6. The Cabin In The Woods (Lionsgate) Week 2 [2,811 Theaters] R
Friday $2.4M, Saturday $3.6M, Weekend $8.2M, Cume $27.4M

it sucks that people can make a movie this good and still get beat out by shiat like the three stooges overall.

i don't understand what is going on but I think pizzajedi can figure it out for me. because he loves me. he always disagrees with me

I saw 'Cabin'. I must be getting old. Haven't we seen this movie before? Self-aware horror-comedy..teens are trapped and observed by antagonist bent on killing them one by one for MacGuffin. I wanted to like it given all the great reviews but as soon as I saw the corporate office and lab coats that opened the movie I knew exactly where it was going.

What was the other movie you saw that was similar? The closest I could think is a cross between Scream and Cube but even that doesn't accurately describe CiTW

Bits and pieces derived from other movies. The two that immediately came to mind as I was watching Cabin was 'House on Haunted Hill' (1999) for the theme of "you're being watched on video and this is all planned" and 'Thirteen Ghosts' (2001) for the idea of of various monsters trapped in glass cages set loose on the protagonists. But there are more movies that used these plot devices.

The over-riding theme of anxiety, the suspicion that someone else is really in control of everything and you're just helplessly playing your part, comes out of many different movies and TV series. And self-awareness of horror movie tropes and inside jokes have become standard in horror movies now.

Within the first 10 minutes of Cabin I had already gotten the gist of this film and I think that's what really disappointed me. I didn't know what the actual MacGuffin was going to be but that never really matters anyway. I kept waiting for the 'twist' that never came.


House On Haunted Hill and Thirteen ghosts were both pretty direct horror movies though while Cabin was obviously meant to be a satire. Did you not like the satiric elements or did you just think it didn't add much to the film? The fact it was obviously a deconstruction of horror films post scream was what i really enjoyed.
 
2012-04-22 01:54:39 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: alwaysjaded: Daquin: Cabin is a movie that runs under the theme of essentially "This is why we can't have nice things" and it puts that blame onto the audience itself unlike other self-aware genre movies that place the blame onto the filmmakers. Really, its point is just better made in the fact that we have so many formula genre movies beating it in the box office.

To be fair, I had no idea what CitW was really about. The previews made it look like just another run of the mill horror movie. I only went and saw it after so many Farkers said it was good and I enjoyed it a lot. But I could tell the audience in the showing had no idea what they were watching. My friend and I were the only one's laughing.

/ the last 20 minutes were awesome.

All I care about: is it better than Tucker and Dale versus Evil/Tucker and Dale are Evil? If it is, it gets netflixed instant accessed; if it isn't it gets netflixed couple years down the road.

/Tucker and Dale was great from start to finish
//Cabin in the Woods has been talked about for too long, bad sign


Tucker and Dale is an awesome twist on killer hillbilly movies, but Cabin is meta-horror, a flawlessly executed deconstruction of the entire horror genre.
 
2012-04-22 01:55:31 PM  
Saw Cabin...best movie I have seen in a LONG time. I will see it multiple times in the theater. If you like Whedon or horror, you'll love it. It's not even horror really...just incredible. I give it a straight 10/10 with no reservations.
 
2012-04-22 01:56:43 PM  
Getting closer to:
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill=fun
 
2012-04-22 01:57:57 PM  

fozziewazzi: Within the first 10 minutes of Cabin I had already gotten the gist of this film and I think that's what really disappointed me. I didn't know what the actual MacGuffin was going to be but that never really matters anyway. I kept waiting for the 'twist' that never came.


I thought the twist was that there were ancient gods who would literally destroy the earth if everything didn't play out. Up until that reveal if just looked like some gov't experiment.

There was a lot of Dark City in it too.


Yanks_RSJ: I don't know, it seems like the Hangover movies offered a number of opportunities to stand up and yell at the screen.


Yeah but enough to pop a cap?
 
2012-04-22 01:59:46 PM  
I watched 'kill list' last night, if it comes to your local hipster theater, I'd recommend it. At times it was hard to understand them, they had very thick deep british accents, so prepare in that aspect.
 
2012-04-22 02:06:28 PM  

Optimus Primate: Saw Cabin...best movie I have seen in a LONG time. I will see it multiple times in the theater. If you like Whedon or horror, you'll love it. It's not even horror really...just incredible. I give it a straight 10/10 with no reservations.


What was your favorite monster? I think mine may have been thebuzz-saw robot, very Chopping Mall-esque. And the unicorn. Rarely do you get to see a unicorn impaled someone.
 
2012-04-22 02:28:49 PM  

fozziewazzi: Bits and pieces derived from other movies. The two that immediately came to mind as I was watching Cabin was 'House on Haunted Hill' (1999) for the theme of "you're being watched on video and this is all planned" and 'Thirteen Ghosts' (2001) for the idea of of various monsters trapped in glass cages set loose on the protagonists. But there are more movies that used these plot devices.


That was, more or less, the point. CitW isn't a straight-up horror movie, it's a film about the "rules" of horror; it does not stand on its own, but only in reference to every other horror film ever made. It NEEDS to borrow from horror films, because it's not a horror film, it's a film ABOUT horror films and the tropes they embody.


And self-awareness of horror movie tropes and inside jokes have become standard in horror movies now.

Most horror movies that are self-aware will do something like "oh, yeah, we should totally split up, That ALWAYS turns out well." But then they split up anyway regardless of how stupid it is and despite someone referring to that. CitW goes a complete step further. It pulls that same gag, but in a way that doesn't only actually provide a reason, but that also explains why everyone else in every other horror movie ever makes the same stupid mistake.

It was a send-up of the genre. Without being aggressively hokey at the genre it was sending up, like most movies of that type have to resort to.
 
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