|The Cabin in the Woods
||Lockout||The Three Stooges||WINNER
(1 point per category)|
|Clearest Title||I would not suggest going to a Cabin in the Woods. ||Classic one word thriller title if I ever saw one. ||What? The Three Stooges!?||Everyone has heard of The Three Stooges. Point for clearest title.
Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, some drug use, and some sexuality/nudity.
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and language including some sexual references.
Rated PG for slapstick action violence, some rude and suggestive humor including language.
|The stars have aligned. This is my ideal weekend, when we have three different genres AND three different ratings. 1/3 point all around!|
(out of 5 stars)
|"You think you know the whole story"
5/5- I like this tagline, because I was going to write this movie off as unoriginal before reading that.
|"Take no prisoners"
1/5- Okay, this tagline suggests this title is going to be unoriginal
|"Just Say Moe."
|You think you know who will win this column. You are right. Point for The Cabin. |
|Best Part of Trailer||Whoa. This might be the first horror trailer in the history of this column that I liked a lot. Original. ||Interesting. It looks 50% meh, and 50% super awesome!||I tried not to laugh, but I did one time. ||The Cabin in the Woods becomes one of the few horror trailers to win a point in this column. |
|Coolest Lead Actor||Chris Hemsworth from Thor (as Thor).||Guy Pearce from Memento, L.A. Confidential, and The Hurt Locker. ||Sean Hayes from Will & Grace (as Jack). ||Hmm, I could go any way for this point. I'll play it safe and give each guy 1/3 point. |
|Best Cast||Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), and a Sigourney Weaver (Alien) cameo?||Maggie Grace from Taken. ||Will Sasso (MADTv), Jane Lynch (Glee), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)||I loved MADTv when I was growing up. Now I love Modern Family. Point for Jane Lynch. |
|Best Street Cred|
For the Production
|Written by Joss Whedon who also wrote Angel, Buffy, Firefly, and Toy Story. ||The original screenplay writer Luc Besson also wrote Taken, The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita, and Transporter. ||Written and Directed by the Farrelly Brothers from Dumb & Dumber, There's Something About Mary, and Shallow Hal. ||Toy Story. Taken. Farrelly Brothers. Someone is going to get mad their favorite wasn't chosen, but I'll give 1/3 point out to each. |