Review: The Cabin in the Woods

*** This is a spoiler-free review. *** (The fact that I have to say that is ridiculous, but there we go.) I'm always wary about movies that everyone professes to love. Too much hype will kill you, and all that. I haven't seen any trailers for this film. Didn't see a cast list, didn't read any reviews ("spoiler-free" or no). It was worth it. It was completely worth it. I shrieked when I saw each new cast member. I gasped and groaned and laughed my way through every twist and turn. It has the Whedon hallmarks (familiar actors, lots of feet) and it has complete U-turns, shocks and thrills. There was homage to the genre, and there were marked deviations that made it all so much better. From the get-go, it was surprisingly. And then it went completely off the reservation. And the ending...I can't believe he did that. I honestly cannot believe it. But wow. With this film, I have three words for you:...
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2011 Top Eleven

Here are my eleven favouritest things from this year. They all come with my highest recommendation. X-Men [Colon] First Class Out of all the comic book movies released this year, this was undoubtedly my favourite and a good film in its own right. It takes two big characters with decades of history and brings them back to their potential. It shows a complicated relationship develop into the closest of friendships - and then shatters it. The supporting cast enliven the film and the action plot ain't too shabby. Come for the fights, stay for the characters. Tangled After Disney's recent output, I was nervous about a new film. But the trailer sold me instantly and the feature didn't disappoint. The first song threw me completely, as I'm now accustomed to Pixar's style, but the dynamics between Rapunzel and Flynn (who I want to call Gwaine) sold it. Easily Disney's best film for ten years. Easy A I missed this at the cinema, so rented it on...
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