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Judge Dredd was all but solidified in this teaser poster. Karl Urban’s Dredd as seen here is a mean lean mother who hides in the darkness waiting to make a judgment – even he would put this poster under arrest for disturbing the plain poster peace.
The one-sheet for Drew Goddard helmed film The Cabin in the Woods is one of 2012s few whose design instantly doubled as an unofficial logo. The cabin as Rubik’s Cube may seem obvious and simple, but it rightly promising a mad puzzle of a horror picture. The vintage model eventually misses the »
- Nick Martin
In terms of volume and quality, 2012 has been an absolutely stunning year for film. I cannot remember the last time there were this many films produced and distributed by some of the best directors in the business, all within one year. Ridley Scott returned to the sci-fi genre with Prometheus; Quentin Tarantino recently returned in full idiosyncratic fashion with Django Unchained; Ang Lee has blown the majority of us away with his glorious celebration of life in Life of Pi; Steven Spielberg tackled presidential history with Lincoln; Christopher Nolan bought the curtain down on the Batman series with The Dark Knight Rises and Sam Mendes breathed new life into 007 with Skyfall. Picking this list is not an easy one. The beautiful thing about a top 15 list is that it accepts films that are not exactly Oscar worthy candidates but were entertaining none the less.
So, these are what I consider »
- David Keeble
Lionsgate released this really cool Japanese poster for the horror film “The Cabin in the Woods” written by Joss Whedon and written/director by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and starring Richard Jenkins (The Rum Diary, Hall Pass), Bradley Whitford (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers, Red Dawn), Fran Kranz (Donnie Darko), Kristen Connolly (The Happening), Anna Hutchison (Legend of the Seeker), Brian J. White and Jodelle Ferland (Eclipse, The Haunting Hour: The Series). Synopsis: Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites [ Read More ]
The post Wicked New Japanese Poster for The Cabin In The Woods appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Brian Corder
Well here it is. After hinting at some of the films on Twitter and promising that this will be unlike any top ten you see this year, I’ve finally compiled my Top 10 films of 2012. However, I originally compiled my list before seeing Pitch Perfect, which I felt Had to be included in this list; therefore my choices for ninth and tenth film on the list now share tenth place.
I’ve also included a hell of a lot of honorable mentions (enough to take this up to a Top 25 if I had included them all), three of which are short films. Three short films which happen to be the best I’ve seen in years and give some of the feature-length films released this year a run for their money. Consider everything on this list a recommendation of the highest order…
The Top 10 in full:
10) =Big Miracle / Dragon Eyes »
Article by Charlie Dunlap
Cheers, my dark and demented kiddies… Looks like we’ve survived another apocalyptic year in no small thanks to a fresh batch of impressively morbid goodies, many of which would have collectively stained your silver screens black and red if theaters could even find the testicular fortitude to show them!
Although most film critics don’t have the balls required to plumb these newfound depths of depravity, those with enough courage will emerge on the other side (albeit after many hot and soapy baths), triumphantly hearkening 2012 as a banner year for the horror genre. While other media publications swamp you with pretentious, so-called “best of 2012″ lists destined to put you into a permanent slumber, your loyal media daemon and macabre sin eater has collected the delectably worst offenders spawned by the film industry’s – very alive and kicking – bastard children.
Rip apart your deceitful newspapers, spit »
- Movie Geeks
#10: The Cabin in the Woods (107 points)
Directed by Drew Goddard
Like Scream, it’s a self-aware slasher film, but where Scream was happy simply to turn the genre’s bloody glove inside out and examine the stitching, The Cabin in the Woods has more complicated ambitions. If Scream is a bloody glove turned inside out, then The Cabin in the Woods is a Russian nesting doll described by H. P. Lovecraft and carved by M. C. Escher. Like Hitchcock’s Psycho and Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, The Cabin of the Woods isn’t just about killing, it is about watching (and filming) killing. Our sympathies are torn between the victims being watched and the watchers, including an action sequence modelled loosely on the Psycho car burial. What is perhaps most horrifying is that the watchers are almost bored, like a »
Regardless of what department they work in, everyone at FEARnet loves scary movies. So we asked the entire company to help us pick the best fright flicks of the year. In no particular order...
"I went in blind not knowing much more than a plot line and Ethan Hawke was the lead. What happened next was me being scared in a theater for the first time in years. So much so, that I actually gripped up the armrests every time a new 8mm film was played. Needless to say, that last one is a doozy."
- Sarah Shannon, Programming
"Absolutely the best theatrical horror film I’ve seen in many, many years. Creepy, scary, suspenseful, a good story and a very solid, understated performance from Ethan Hawke."
-Rick Kent, Standards & Practices
"Atmospheric, frightening and surprisingly shocking."
- Luke Labeau, Social Media, Marketing & PR
"The word scary doesn't even »
- Alyse Wax
Coming after yesterdays tie for number five, we’ve got a solitary release at number four in our countdown:
The Cabin In The Woods gave the saturated horror genre a welcome boost on its April release. Filmed in 2009, Drew Goddard and co-writer Joss Whedon’s bonkers tale wowed audiences with its audacity and originality, shoving the found footage, hidden camera and stalk-and-slash genre’s into the shade.
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Reviewer and News Co-ordinator Luke couldn’t hide his enthusiasm:
An incredibly fun slice of cinematic excellence. It perfectly subverts many genre conventions and in a way changes the way in which you »
- Sam Carey
In going with a black and white theme, no shades of grey will be allowed in this list. Either the movie was wildly successful in delivering a chill, or it's not. And, that removes a lot of movies in this retrospective of how horror entertainment in 2012 went out with a bang. In no particular order, here are the following: The Hits The Cabin in the Woods Director: Drew Goddard. Writers: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White and Amy Acker. This Joss Whedon written film, directed by Drew Goddard, is a horror movie maven’s dream come true. Not only does this team disseminate everything that a good horror movie must be, but also they go meta to explain why all the tropes exist. This movie is a deep look at humanity’s disturbing need »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ed Sum)
The Online Film Critics Association has revealed the nominees of its annual awards and Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" led the list with Best Film, Director, and Actor (Joaquin Phoenix). Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" also led the pack with Best Film, Director, and Actor (Denis Lavant), as well as a nod for Best Film Not in the English Language category.
Here's the complete list of nominees; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:
Best Animated Feature
Best Film Not in the English Language
The Turin Horse
The Invisible War
Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" won the top prize at the Utah Film Critics Association awards. The hunt for Osama bin Laden took the Best Movie of 2012 award but Bigelow was just a runner-up. Wes Anderson won the Best Director award for his fantastic "Moonrise Kingdom."
Here's the complete list of winners; for nominees/winners of other award-giving bodies, click here:
Adapted Screenplay . Stephen Chbosky, »
Another year winds down, and it's time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2012's horror offerings. We're giving you ten different lists this time, and per usual they come in a variety of formats, each reflecting the unique styles of our writers. We've also compiled them to come up with the year's overall winners and losers.
And don't be lazy by just reading along! Give us your own lists in the comments section below. We want to hear what you thought of the year in which we dodged the Mayan apocalypse but find our beloved genre facing some dark days as violent movies, video games, TV shows, etc., are coming under increased scrutiny following recent events.
But back to the matter at hand; we averaged out the top and bottom five vote getters on everyone's lists, and here are the results:
Best: The Cabin in the Woods »
- The Woman In Black
Directed by Christopher Nolan
The Dark Knight Rises feels as if it was made up of two equal halves, with the most critical moment of the film breaking the movie in half, almost literally. While the second half may have been a let down, the first half is incredibly ambitious to say the least. The opening sequence, a gravity-defying skyjacking, is a tour de force – wildly choreographed, vivid, visceral, and chock full of suspense. That aerial extraction alone is worth the price of admission. Production-wise, effects-wise, Nolan’s movie (with sequences shot with Imax cameras) is staggering. There was an opportunity here for Nolan to stretch the boundaries of what is possible in the genre, alas, the final act becomes a little too conventional – complete with a doomsday device and a ticking-clock countdown. But for every quibble, »
As much as I love the chance to impose my taste upon the world — and I really, really do — the day I have to commit to a final top 10 list is never fun.
I see a lot of movies; some of them are pretty terrible, but the majority fall somewhere on the spectrum between good and amazing. My personal best-list starts with at least 25 candidates, and I slowly yank out movies I really enjoyed until I reach 10. It's painful. Like plucking eyebrows painful. (But not really — dudes, you have no idea how much that actually hurts.)
And then there are the screenings I've missed — I'm positive "Zero Dark Thirty" would be at the top of the list... I just haven't seen it yet.
- Brooke Tarnoff
Feature Sarah Dobbs Dec 27, 2012
Postmodern horror The Cabin In The Woods is at number five in our films of 2012 list. Here, Sarah explains why it's so unique...
We're into the top five now, as we count down our writers' favourite films of the year. In fifth place then is a film that was actually shot right back in 2009, and one we feared we'd never get to see on the big screen. We're glad we did...
5th place: The Cabin In The Woods
It’s hard to imagine a more generic horror title than The Cabin In The Woods. And, on paper, it doesn’t sound like a very promising film either: it’s a postmodern horror movie by a first-time director, starring a bunch of vaguely familiar TV actors. But in spite of all that, The Cabin In The Woods was one of 2012’s most exhilarating movies – a true original. »
The 1980s saw a huge surge for monster design with some of the most iconic monsters in film history coming out of that one decade, unfortunately the advent of CGI have not been too kind to movie monsters, and many of the CGI creations of the past twenty years have been totally flat. The genre itself seems to take a dip entirely in the 90s, often relegated to pre-existing franchises which have already worked their way into the collective consciousness. This list was made in the hopes of highlighting a handful of monsters that made their debut in the 21st century that will hopefully inspire a new generation of special effects artists and filmmakers to continue to test audiences with innovative designs and interesting postulations regarding monstrosity in our society. I am specifically excluding human monsters (by that I mean serial killers or most offensive human beings) as well as »
The Detroit Film Critics Society has chosen David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" as the best picture of the year in their annual movie awards. The film also won Best Director, Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Robert De Niro. Anne Hathaway scored another award for Best Supporting Actress for "Les Miserables."
Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards. For other winners/nominees of award-giving bodies this Awards Season, click here:
The 2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards
Winner: Silver Linings Playbook
Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Bill Murray, »
Like every year, 2012 seems to have gone by far too quickly. But, unlike almost every year, 2012 was filled to the brim with great movies. From moving dramas and unforgettable indies to shockingly worthy comedies and actually super superhero blockbusters, Team NextMovie really had a difficult time narrowing down our 25 favorite flicks of the year.
In fact, the only thing we all agreed on unanimously was what film should sit at the very top. What was it?
As if we'd tell you this early! Read on to see what made our shortlists and let us know in the comments what made yours.
25. 'The Hunger Games'
With "Twilight" coming to a close, many pundits kicked off 2012 wondering which franchise would fill its major money-making shoes. "The Hunger Games" may have been lucky to be the first out the gate – 2013 will see many others jockeying for a place in Twi-hards' hearts »
- NextMovie Staff
Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" won big at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards taking home the Best Picture, Director, Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), Original Screeplay, and Editing trophies. Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" also did well winning Best Supporting Actor (Phillip Seymour Hoffman), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Cinematography, and Score. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" won Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards. For all the other winners/nominees of this Awards Season, click here:
*** Zero Dark Thirty
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
*** Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" led the pack, scoring 10 nominations at the Chicago Film Critics Awards. Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" followed with 9 nods. Both movies will compete with Ben Affleck's "Argo," Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," and Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" for the Best Picture of the Year.
Here's the complete list of nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Awards. For a full list of winners/nominees this Awards Season, click here:
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
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