Movie Review: The Cabin in the Woods

Upfront: I am a bit of a Whedonite.  There are plenty of things I am critical about and wholeheartedly think are bad in Firefly, Buffy, and Angel but overall I’m a huge fan of those series and what they do.   I don’t mind Alien Resurrection and  I have never gone back to watch any Rosanne.  Whedon wrote the movie.  Drew Goddard, the director, I am not familiar with at all but according to IMDB he was a writer on several Buffy and Angel episodes.  The Cabin in the Woods is a difficult movie to talk about because there is so much to spoil so I will keep it simple and basic.  There are two parts to this movie each with their own cast.  The actual cabin in the woods section stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Kristen Connolly, Ann Hutchison, Fran Kranz (Topher from Dollhosue) and Jesse Williams.  The other half primarily features Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White, and Amy Acker (Fred from Angel, Illyria from Angel, Dr Saunders from Dollhouse).  Cabin in the Woods is an outward examination of typical horror movie tropes.


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Turn 75 – Eat, Pray, Mechs

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Lauren “Literally:, and Scott “Artisan002″.

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Our intended topics of discussion are Battlestar Galactica, Prometheus, Avengers, Dragon Age Origins, Shadowrun, Mech Warrior, and a minute or Mass Effect 3 news.

Be sure and email us for the next show at carouselpodcast@gmail.com!

Turn 71 – Exploding Pen

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Suzy “Specter”, and Sam Bell.

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This turn almost didn’t happen as nobody could make it, so thank Sam for showing up!  Our intended topics of discussion are The Dresden Files, X-Men, Wolverine and the X-Men, Drive, Unbreakable, Salute Your Shorts, Top Gear, Dragonvale, Skyrim, and Back to the Future.

Be sure and email us for the next show at carouselpodcast@gmail.com!

 

UPDATE

Sorry for the delay but this turn is now functioning.

Turn 70 – Harrison Ford is Like a Fine Wine

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Lauren “Literally”, and Scott “Artisan002″, Suzy “Specter”.

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Our intended topics of discussion are Scott Pilgrim vs the World, The Dresden Files, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ghosthound, Split Second, Reckoning Kings of Amalaur demo, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, Tony Tower, Tetris, and The Fault is in Our Stars.

Be sure and email us for the next show at carouselpodcast@gmail.com!

Turn 67 – Hello Kitty Paradise Island Club

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Featuring Joey, John “MusiM”, Sam, and Suzy “Specter”.

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Our intended topics of discussion are Transmetropolitan, The Hunger Games, Gundam, Dollhouse, Still Life, Still Life 2, Saints Row the Third, and Please Stay Calm.  As usual, we talk about a metric TON of other stuff.

Be sure and email us for the next show at carouselpodcast@gmail.com!

Turn 58 – 20% Cooler

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Joey, Scott “Artisan002″, Lauren, and Suzy “Specter”

Music by MusiM.  Buy the new album at musim.bandcamp.com

We begin with film this turn discussing Cowboys and Aliens, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Battleship.

Continuing on with videogames we hit on Persona 3 PSP, Catherine, and Bastion.

And finally we end with literature and discuss Dresden and also answer a listener email!

UPDATE:

Currently the last 15 minutes of the turn got cut off due to a software glitch with our FTP client.  The problem will be fixed in approximately 9 hours (ie when MusiM gets home from work to upload the file again).   Until then there are a lot of other turns to check out.  Maybe some horror, spoilercasts, or rpg casts.

UPDATE:

The turn is now fixed!  Enjoy!

Turn 56 – Grams of Hope

Will John find a way to bring up Joss Whedon?  Will Joey find a way to bring up Vonnegut again?  Find out and listen!

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Joey, Scott “Artisan002″, and Lauren (check out her Youtube channel at “http://www.youtube.com/user/LaurenLiterally“).

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With the help of our new friend Eggy, we explore geekdom once more in under 2 hours!

Starting out with videogames we talk about Team Fortress 2, Monday Night Combat, Plants vs Zombies, World of Warcraft, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Infamous, Uncharted 3 Beta, Duke Nuke ‘Em Forever, Duke Nuke ‘Em 3D, The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus, Torchlight, and Trenched.

And then launching into literature we traverse the landscapes of X-Men, Marvel Civil War, Planetary, Watchmen, Wildstorm, The Authority, Preacher, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, No Hero, 1984, Good Omens, and The Cape.

And finalize with moving pictures including Transformers Dark of the Moon, Captain America, Unbreakable, and The Hunger Games.

Other stuff of interest:

Play Uncharted 3 Beta with the Carousel this Tuesday at 7 pm Central!

Look for the Afterhours podcast every Friday!

See MusiM TONIGHT at Reverb in Tulsa opening for God in a Machine and Chant!

More exclamation marks!!!

Turn 40 – Comic Movie News

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Featuring John “MusiM” Beauchamp and Scott “Artisan002″.

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This week we start our first entirely news and speculation based podcast!  We will endeavor to bring these out about once a month, sometimes as extra podcasts.  So somehow Scott and I manage to talk for 3 hours on this one which was a complete accident!  While we intended on talking about video game news as well that would have been another hour so we didn’t.

Movie/TV news and speculation includes The Avengers, Superman, The Dark Knight Rises, Green Lantern, Thor, Captain America, Firefly, Wonder Woman, Smallville, Iron Man 3, The Amazing Spiderman, X-Men First Class, DragonAge Redemption, The Wolverine, and many others.  Comic news discussion includes the Fantastic Four and many others.  Non-news topics include Batman Under the Red Hood, Superman and Shazam the Return of Black Atom,Final Crisis, and lots more!

Turn 26 – Robots have feelings too

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Featuring John “MusiM” and Suzy “Specter”.

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This week its a menagerie of topics primarily centered around video games but also dipping into comics and movies.

On videogames we discuss Vanquish, Shining Tears, Shining Force Neo, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Final Fantasy 6, Fallout: New Vegas, Game Dev Story, Shadow of the Colossus, Chibi-Robo, Costume Quest, Metal Saga, and Shining Tears.

And in other we discuss Atomic Robo, IDW and Darkhorse on Buffy and Angel, Kinect, Playstation Rewards, and a new Silent Hill movie.

Turn 22 – Siren Song of the Cougar


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Featuring John “MusiM” Beauchamp and John “Knobs” Knoblach.

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Its about comics this week where we discuss WWF, Nova, Annihilation: Conquest,  The Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity Gauntlet, Gantz, Buffy Season 8, Berserk, Invincible, Red, Superman, Zack Synder, and The Watchmen among many others.

NOTE: Unfortunately the recorded audio files didn’t line up so I had to hand adjust the audio periodically.  Hopefully its entirely fixed but if it is not please let us know and I will do my best to fix it as soon as possible.  – John

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