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And if you have seen it, don't spoil anything!

That is all.

Saw a couple tweets from Goodjers about this movie. Looked up the trailer on YouTube. Want.

Gotta wait for an international release, though. However, with this and Prometeus coming out in the next months, I'm looking forward to heading over to the mainland for some R&R (and the craft-brew restaurant that I just found out about).

This was a very damn good movie.

If you have ever seen a movie in which a bunch of teenagers die in the woods, you need to see this one as well.

Fiftieth-ed.

Saw this last night and not only was it stellar, it was

Spoiler:

a whole heckuva lot funnier than I assumed it would be.

Wow. I just saw it was written by Joss Whedon. Does the dialog reflect it?

Paleocon wrote:

Wow. I just saw it was written by Joss Whedon. Does the dialog reflect it?

Co-written by him and Drew Goddard (late addition to the Buffy/Angel writing staff; has done stuff with JJ Abrams's Bad Robot as well); and yes, indeed, it feels very Joss-y.

My face during the last 45 minutes: O_o

What a well plotted film. Go see it, everyone!

I'll be seeing it two Tuesdays from now. : \ Earliest I could coordinate with my one friend who's interested in seeing it and doesn't have an inherent anti-Whedon bias.

ianunderhill wrote:

I'll be seeing it two Tuesdays from now. : Earliest I could coordinate with my one friend who's interested in seeing it and doesn't have an inherent anti-Whedon bias.

Situations like that are what inspired me to start going to movies solo as I see fit. If I wait for someone, I'll never see everything I want to see.

I wonder when Joss Whedon will make a Big Bang Theory appearance.

Blind_Evil wrote:

Situations like that are what inspired me to start going to movies solo as I see fit. If I wait for someone, I'll never see everything I want to see.

I don't mind going alone at all, and have in fact seen many things solo, but my rule is generally that if someone I know reliably wants to see the flick in question (no waffling), I am willing to wait a week or three because the immediate post-film discussion is valuable. Sometimes it's hard to change your perspective on something after you've had time to stew and develop an opinion/argument. And considering that everybody's all "DON'T GIVE ANYTHING AWAY THIS TIME, PEOPLE, FOR REALSIES!", I'd really rather talk about it with someone while the whole thing is still fresh in my brain and I'm still reacting to it.

ianunderhill wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:

Situations like that are what inspired me to start going to movies solo as I see fit. If I wait for someone, I'll never see everything I want to see.

I don't mind going alone at all, and have in fact seen many things solo, but my rule is generally that if someone I know reliably wants to see the flick in question (no waffling), I am willing to wait a week or three because the immediate post-film discussion is valuable. Sometimes it's hard to change your perspective on something after you've had time to stew and develop an opinion/argument. And considering that everybody's all "DON'T GIVE ANYTHING AWAY THIS TIME, PEOPLE, FOR REALSIES!", I'd really rather talk about it with someone while the whole thing is still fresh in my brain and I'm still reacting to it.

None of my pals back home were averse enough to waffling, unfortunately. You'd always have, "Oh, my girl wants to come too, and her sister, and her cousin" and eventually we'd have 6-8 people to coordinate and then it NEVER happens.

So what I started doing is sending a text to them all. I'm going to see X at Y time on Z day. Come with if you want.

ianunderhill wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:

Situations like that are what inspired me to start going to movies solo as I see fit. If I wait for someone, I'll never see everything I want to see.

I don't mind going alone at all, and have in fact seen many things solo, but my rule is generally that if someone I know reliably wants to see the flick in question (no waffling), I am willing to wait a week or three because the immediate post-film discussion is valuable. Sometimes it's hard to change your perspective on something after you've had time to stew and develop an opinion/argument. And considering that everybody's all "DON'T GIVE ANYTHING AWAY THIS TIME, PEOPLE, FOR REALSIES!", I'd really rather talk about it with someone while the whole thing is still fresh in my brain and I'm still reacting to it.

The part where they were saved by the plane crashing into the house was a little implausible.

j/k.

Just saw it. Fan-freaking-tastic! Took my wife and a couple of her girlfriends and everyone loved it!

I've been enabled. Probably flying solo unless a St. Louis Goodjer wants to go with me.

You know, I came out of the theater thinking to myself, "Okay, horror movies, pack it up. Close up shop, the best has been done."

But now that it's had some time to settle that seems silly. This movie was amazing, but for entirely different reasons than great horror.

Yeah, I'm not sure I would even classify this movie as horror. I honestly don't know if there's a category for it really...

Gotta see this and Blue Like Jazz with the missus. We may accept Chicagoland company for either, unless we make it a date.

Without spoilers (because the only thing I know about this movie is the name and the writer), is it scary horror? Will my wife like it purely because she's a big Whedon fan, knowing that she doesn't like gore (or, really, horror-y things)?

Without spoilers all I can say is it's got quite a bit of gore, but is definitely not in the "scary horror" genre. If your wife is a Whedon fan, she will LOVE this.

Chumpy_McChump wrote:

Without spoilers (because the only thing I know about this movie is the name and the writer), is it scary horror? Will my wife like it purely because she's a big Whedon fan, knowing that she doesn't like gore (or, really, horror-y things)?

Not really too horror-y, but quite a bit of blood/gore.

Oh man. I saw it last night. Whedon and Goddard at their finest, I can't recommend it enough.

Spoiler:

Let's get this party started!

And I spotted this on IMDB, which was great:

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Immediately after an early preview screening with fan Q&A, the first question Director Drew Goddard was asked was, "Will there be a sequel?" To which he responded, "Have you seen the ending to my movie?"

I almost pulled into the movie theater to see this on my way home this afternoon but I realized that going on 25 hours of no sleep would be a bad time to sit in a dark room and pay attention to something.

Like a good episode of Community, I was ready to watch this again as soon as it was over. Here's hoping it shows up at the Brew N View down the street. I have a Groupon for there I need to use.

Dr.Ghastly wrote:
Chumpy_McChump wrote:

Without spoilers (because the only thing I know about this movie is the name and the writer), is it scary horror? Will my wife like it purely because she's a big Whedon fan, knowing that she doesn't like gore (or, really, horror-y things)?

Not really too horror-y, but quite a bit of blood/gore.

Lady friend went with us. Was uninterested because she doesn't like scary movies but changed her mind when she learned it was by Whedon and it got 93% on rotten tomatoes. She loved it so I think you're good to go here.

Saw this yesterday with the wife and a couple of our friends. Question:

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does anyone know what movie/legend those strange folks with the ceramic doll masks wearing suits are from? That one stumped us

Such a great love letter to the horror genre.

I wonder when Joss Whedon will make a Big Bang Theory appearance.

Would love to see that. I can't believe there hasn't been an episode where Sheldon says,"Whedon is my master now."

I thought this movie was a remake?!

nel e nel is a prince among men. A fresh prince, you could say.

fangblackbone wrote:

I thought this movie was a remake?!

It is both completely cliche and astoundingly original.

nel e nel wrote:

Saw this yesterday with the wife and a couple of our friends. Question:

Spoiler:

does anyone know what movie/legend those strange folks with the ceramic doll masks wearing suits are from? That one stumped us

Such a great love letter to the horror genre.

Spoiler:

They're from The Strangers, I think.

SocialChameleon wrote:
nel e nel wrote:

Saw this yesterday with the wife and a couple of our friends. Question:

Spoiler:

does anyone know what movie/legend those strange folks with the ceramic doll masks wearing suits are from? That one stumped us

Such a great love letter to the horror genre.

Spoiler:

They're from The Strangers, I think.

I think Whedon and Goddard have just created a new drinking game.

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