Andrew: Hello readers! It's time for our weekly preview of this week's new theatrical releases, and honestly, this has been a weekend I've been looking forward to for some time.
Sarah, can you take a guess as to why that is?
Sarah: Well, could it be because there is a movie coming out that you have only been waiting some three years for it to be released?
A: Correct! It's been almost three years since this week's The Cabin in the Woods was finished filming, which means I've been waiting that long for this highly anticipated horror film by first time director Drew Goddard.
Co-written by Goddard and Joss Whedon (of Buffy the Vampire fame and director of this summer's The Avengers) and directed by Goddard (who also wrote Cloverfield), The Cabin in the Woods is a twist on the cliche...well...teenagers go to a you-know-what film. Describe by it's writers as a "loving hate letter," it's a film that looks to put the horror genre on its head the way Scream did back in 1997. It should also be fun to finally see Chris Hemsworth in a role he finished playing before he broke out as Thor.
Official Trailer for The Cabin in the Woods
S: Well that is another one that you will be going by yourself to see. I will have to interview you when you come back from that one. Yea, not so excited for this one to come out, because it means its just another movie that I won't go see on the big screen.
Now, while it is a big one, The Cabin in the Woods is not the only movie coming out this weekend. We also have Lockout coming out. This futuristic movie looks pretty sweet! What do you think?
A: When I first heard about this movie it was called MS One: Maximum Security, which sounded like the stupidest thing I'd ever heard. Then I watched the trailer (as you should, too, readers) and I immediately pegged this film as one we needed to see.
Written from an original idea by Luc Besson, the French director/writer/producer most famous for Leon: The Professional and The Fifth Element, the idea of a John McCLane-type tough guy having to go into a space prison to save the President's daughter just SEEMS awesome. I've heard that some of the special effects are perfect, but all I'm really looking for from Lockout is action, explosions and one-liners from Guy Pearce.
Official Trailer for Lockout
S: Yea, I am excited for this one. I think the whole "prison in space" is pretty cool. Also a big fan of Guy Pearce, so can't wait to see this one!
Now...we have to have one of the bad movies...The Three Stooges. I really am at a loss as to why people thought that this movie needed to be made.
A: Now here's the thing about The Three Stooges, when this film was first announced there was a great deal of excitement surrounding it because of who was SUPPOSED to be playing the Three Stooges: Benicio del Toro as Moe, Sean Penn as Larry and Jim Carrey as Curly. That's a film I would have seen.
Regrettably, all three ended up dropping out and we ended up with Will Sasso as Curly, Sean Hayes as Larry and someone named Chris Diamantopolous as Moe. It's still directed by the Farrelly Brothers, but it's no longer a film I wish to see. If, for some reason we do end up seeing this film, I'd be interested in seeing how it works with it being three separate "episodes" put together. My hopes are not high, though.
Official Trailer for The Three Stooges
S: Yeah and with all of the extras, this movie is starting to become Epic Movie-esque. Just doesn’t look good. I am going to go ahead and say that we will not be wasting our money by seeing this one in theatres.
While we are starting to get into the blockbuster season, this is kind of a quiet week. As the weeks progress though, you can be sure that we will be seeing as many movies a week as possible.
A: It might be quiet for YOU, but I'm definitely seeing The Cabin in the Woods as soon as we get back from Baltimore this weekend!
Alright readers, so to wrap up, here's the most likely order we'll be seeing this week's new releases together:
2.) The Cabin in the Woods
3.) The Three Stooges
Fair warning, we probably won't be seeing any of these films this weekend because of our trip to Maryland, but when we return we'll try to get to Lockout and I'll try to get to The Cabin in the Woods as soon as possible! Thanks for reading!