45 posts tagged Joss Whedon
Creepy Commonalities - Don’t. Read. The. Fucking. Latin. It’s a dead language for a reason.
When will people in horror movies learn that curiosity will always, always end up killing the cat? In Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods, the seemingly unwitting characters stumble upon a mysterious diary in the musty basement of an old cabin. Their bright-eyed idea? To mumble as much of these foreboding words as they can. It’s such a terrible idea, even the resident stoner in the film is keenly aware of just how bad it is! Everyone knows that if you find a book buried in the depths of someone’s attic, basement or underneath a cabin trapdoor, you don’t read it, especially when it contains writings in an indecipherable language. Just ask Ash from Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead. Those goddamned Sumerian Books of the Dead, amirite? Sure, there wouldn’t be a movie without some smartass showing off what they learned during their semester of Latin classes at the community college, but surely it can’t be worth unleashing a world of pain?
Fran Kranz received extensive prop and behavior training in order to capture the stoner persona of Marty in The Cabin in the Woods. He received a two-hour joint rolling session and a separate bong lighting session from expert consultants. In addition to the famous travel-mug bong, a number of more subtle marijuana paraphernalia appear in the film. These include Marty’s stash, his secret stash, a smaller pipe, a ‘tulip-joint’, and a joint kept in the pocket of his pants. The prop crew even designed the film’s own brand of rolling papers, ‘Smiling Buddha’ papers (x).
Just got out of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D panel. They showed the pilot episode and it was awesome! It’s co-written and directed by Joss Whedon and has a fantastic cast! There are plenty of familiar faces, but also some new and exciting ones. By now, you all know Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) will be back, but he’s back with some major secrets and a vengeance! The other characters on the show are, like most Whedonverse characters, effortlessly endearing and will definitely grow on audiences. My favorite part of the pilot episode though is that it ties in really well to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s a huge connection to Iron Man 3, for example, and plenty of references to The Avengers. Fans of Marvel are gonna love it. Agents of SHIELD premieres September 24 2013 on ABC.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Official Trailer
Film critic Catherine Bray interviewed Joss Whedon in 2006 for UK movie magazine Hotdog to find out his top ten screenwriting tips. Catherine has kindly given us permission to reproduce the article here.
Joss Whedon is most famous for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer, its spin-off Angel and the short-lived but much-loved Firefly series. But the writer and director has also worked unseen as a script doctor on movies ranging from Speed to Toy Story. Here, he shares his tips on the art of screenwriting.
Sigh no more, ladies. Sigh no more. The trailer for Joss Whedon’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, a modern adaptation of the Shakespearean play, has been released. The film stars practically everyone from the Whedonverse, including Angel's Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof, Firefly's Nathan Fillion, Dollhouse's Fran Kranz, and The Avengers' Clark Gregg. The film debuted at last year's Toronto International Film Festival and is slated for limited release in the US on June 7, 2013.