The Cabin in the Woods

Scooby Doo, where are you? - ★★★

If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise and it ain’t no teddy bear picnic.

Much debate has arisen from the release of The Cabin in the Woods more so to do with the nature of trailers and if they give away too much, a subject we’ve touched on before. It’s an age old dilemma when it comes to marketing a movie, do you relay very little to the public hoping they will be intrigued enough to part with their hard-earned money or do you hit them right between the eyes making them feel their very life depends on seeing your picture?

Now not many people are as dedicated to the craft as us here at Spoooool who will pretty much go and see anything half decent, just glad to escape the harsh light of day. For most people the cinema is an odd treat and they want to know what’s in store for them. Granted I saw the trailer for Cabin, thought it looked terrible and pretty much forgot about it. Having just re-watched the trailer it does give slightly too much away but it really just shows some of the “what”, not delving into the “how” and “why”. If you know what Rosebud is or who Tyler Durden is it doesn’t necessarily make Citizen Kane or Fight Club lesser films, you still return to them time and time again, which just indicates their brilliance.

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So-called Classics #1 – Scent of a Woman

| o | - Tits ! Ho-ahh!

Welcome to our new and hopefully regular feature “So-called Classics”. All connoisseurs of film have those few pictures they should have seen and may even go to great lengths to pretend they have; Citizen Kane, Battleship Potemkin, Manhattan, Flash Gordon – the list is endless. As Mark Twain said on “classic” books…

Something that everyone wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

So here at Spooool we’ve taken it upon ourselves to knuckle down and conquer the classics. No longer will we look at our shoes when The Big Lebowski is brought up in conversation or slyly change the subject when someone mentions how superior Infernal Affairs is to The Departed. These won’t be straight forward reviews but more-so examining what makes the film a “classic” and if it’s warranted. From time to time there may be spoilers so don’t say we didn’t warn you, but we’ll try our best not to mention what Rosebud was.

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