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'The Cabin In The Woods' Turns The Horror Genre On Its Head

4/14/2012 10:00am EDT
'The Cabin In The Woods
'The Cabin in the Woods,' written by Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Avengers) and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) who also directed, is one of the most clever horror films I've seen in a really long time.

Without giving too much away, here's the scenario: Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods and really horrible things start to happen to them. But trust me, it's not what you think or what you've come to expect from your classic horror film.

For me, the highlight of the film involves a group lead by Bradley Whitford and Richard Jenkins and if I told you their involvement it w...

Q&A: 'The Cabin In the Woods' Stars Fran Kranz And Kristen Connolly Discuss Joss Whedon And Acting In Horror

4/12/2012 6:00pm EDT
Kristen Connolly
When Fran Kranz and Kristen Connolly first signed on for the Joss Whedon-penned horror flick The Cabin in the Woods, they immediately knew they were going to be part of something special. Helmed by Drew Goddard making his directorial debut, the film tells the story of five college friends who travel to a remote cabin in the woods for a relaxing weekend getaway. They soon discover unimaginable terrors there, and together they must survive long enough to learn the truth behind the mysterious cabin.

Originally shot in 2009 under MGM, the film sat on the shelf for two years because the studi...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Cabin In The Woods,' 'Three Stooges' & More

4/9/2012 1:00pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
My high hopes for the fourth “American Pie” movie were dashed after I saw “American Reunion.” There was plenty of 90s nostalgia and some of the trademark humor that you love from the franchise, but on the whole the film was pretty depressing. For more of my thoughts, check out the full review.

Dropping in at the box office this week are the Joss Whedon penned horror film “The Cabin in the Woods,” the modern-day take on a classic comedy trio in “The Three Stooges,” the action packed sci-fi movie “Lockout,” the African American kidnapping thriller “Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day,” ...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Wrath Of The Titans,' 'Mirror Mirror' & More

3/26/2012 2:00pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Last week I was lucky enough to see an advanced screening of the Drew Goddard/Joss Whedon horror flick “The Cabin in the Woods,” which took SXSW by storm. I won’t comment on it just yet, but I will say that I’m excited to be interviewing two of its stars, Kristen Connolly and Fran Kranz, in the coming days. Keep your eyes peeled for my write up.

Big budget franchise season arrived last week with the premiere of “The Hunger Games,” and continues this week with the release of the Greek action sequel “Wrath of the Titans.” Also coming out this week are the light-hearted Snow White picture...

Whedon Gives Satisfying Conclusion In 'Dollhouse' Series Finale

2/1/2010 11:39am EST
Dollhouse finale
Well, here it is. The end of "Dollhouse." Let's talk for a minute about this doomed-to-start-with show. A lot of fans want to blame FOX solely because of how the studio has canceled two of Joss Whedon's shows. They certainly did not give it much of a chance by putting it on Friday at the death slot, but they did give it two seasons and some reasonable marketing to try and get a bigger audience. It never had the ratings, and let's face it, the first season wasn't as good as it should have been. Most of the first episodes were weak, and you could argue that it was from FOX changing Whedon's "...

'Dollhouse' Recap: The Evil Mastermind Is Revealed

1/11/2010 10:27am EST
Joss Whedon has a fiercely loyal and loving fanbase, and it is occasionally an abusive relationship. He likes to destroy characters that the fans love so the pain is fresh and unique, and he likes to throw twists at us that stab our hearts. It happened all the time on "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," like when Buffy had to stab Angel, or Tara was shot through the window, or in "Angel" when Fred was turned into Illyria or Doyle sacrificed his life, or then in "Serenity" when Wash became a victim of the Reavers, and finally when the only sweet character in "Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" was accid...

'Dollhouse' Is Focused On An End Point

12/21/2009 1:22pm EST
Well wonderful, "Dollhouse" continues to give the best episodes in its short lived two seasons now that it is canceled. The world is an unfair place. Last week was the last double episode night featured, and from there there are only three episodes left. Depressed? I am getting there now that the show is clearly focused on an end point and everyone is acting to their best. The first of the two episodes centers on Victor, which is exciting since he's the best actor on the show and we've been teased with glimpses of his background.

Victor is actually Anthony, a PTSD-suffering soldier from ...

'Dollhouse' Recap: Echo Gets 'Hand That Rocks The Cradle' Crazy

10/5/2009 8:35am EDT
"Dollhouse" is only in its second episode in the new season, and already there are worrisome rumors about its inevitable cancellation. It was a shock to everyone that it was renewed at all, but the ratings have only dropped more significantly since the second season began. We fans are in a dire position again, so that means you people have to start watching it. Do it! Okay? Promise? Cool.

Things get a little intense in last week's episode of "Dollhouse" because Topher decides it is great to start twisting the Dolls around even more than usual. Echo has a new assignment and it's a step up...

'Dollhouse' Season 2 Premiere: A Great Opening To A New Season

9/28/2009 9:07am EDT
Well, as everyone expected, Joss Whedon's new show "Dollhouse" was canceled by Fox after just one season, causing fans to go completely crazy and ... what? Wait, it didn't get canceled? What is this madness you speak of? They put it on the Friday death slot and it barely had any viewers! There's magic in the air, and "Dollhouse" fans were given their biggest Christmas wish: one more season of this increasingly strong show. It had ups and downs in the first year, but by the second half things were ironing out and the return of Alpha was truly delightful. Now it's time to get back inside and ...

'Dollhouse' Recap Of The Season Finale

5/11/2009 10:55am EDT
So the season finale of "Dollhouse" was aired last week, and fans of the show are filled with bittersweet anticipation as its fate is being decided. In all likelihood the show will be canceled by Fox in a few weeks, despite getting pleasing DVR and online numbers, but we were prepared for it from the beginning. After seeing the strong finale, however, it's sad to think this is the last venture into that creepy twisted utopia.

Alpha (Alan Tudyk) has broken into the Dollhouse, slashed up Victor's face, terrified Claire, and stolen Echo. With Echo he has taken all of the personalities sh...

'Dollhouse' Recap: Spy in the House of Love

4/13/2009 9:50am EDT
Since "Dollhouse" has only been approved for thirteen episodes (an extra one will be on the DVD), it is nearing the end of this season and perhaps the end of the show itself. Time tells on that, but you'd best get your fill of the Actives now. Last week's episode "Spy in the House of Love" continues the excellent writing and acting that has brought this show up to a new level. It brings new layers to Echo, Adelle, and makes Ballard face a harsh truth. If only they started the show out this good, and on a different night, we could all be preparing for a second season.

The show is separa...

Will New Fox Series 'Dollhouse' Survive The Friday Time Slot?

2/12/2009 9:00am EST
Joss Whedon is a legend in his own right, known both for his offbeat sense of humor and his knack for writing strong female main characters. It's been a few years since his era of television gold ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Firefly") was on the air, but now he's coming back in a big way on the FOX network.

"Dollhouse" premieres February 13, starring Whedon alum Eliza Dushku (also from "Tru Calling") and sci-fi favorite Tahmoh Penikett ("Battlestar Galactica").

"Dollhouse" is about a hidden facility which creates a secret group of people nicknamed 'Dolls' or 'Act...

New 'Dollhouse' Promo Video

11/6/2008 11:34am EST
Dollhouse promo video
FOX has released a new promo video for Joss Whedon's upcoming TV show 'Dollhouse' starring Eliza Dushku. The show is scheduled to premiere January 2009. Are you excited for Whedon's latest creation? Leave a comment below!

Watch the brand new 'Dollhouse' promo:

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Watch Joss Whedon & Eliza Dushku talk about 'Dollhouse':

About Dollhouse:

Joss Whedon, creator of groundbreaking cult favorites "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly," returns to television and reunites with fellow "Buffy" alumna Eliz...