AW HELL YEAH.
If there’s one thing that’s gauranteed to get me to TGO, it’s a companion book for a mind-blowingly awesome movie.
This book has everything: interviews, production photos, the full script, concept art, and I WANT IT RIGHT NOW OK?
Who wants to get me a Labor Day present?!
Posted on: 3rd September 2012 - 2 notesReblog
I’m having a conflicted TGO moment over The Cabin in the Woods DVD/Blu-Ray release slated for September 18, because while this all sounds fantastic:
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- Audio commentary with Writer/Director Drew Goddard and Writer/Producer Joss Whedon
- “We Are Not Who We Are: Making The Cabin in the Woods” featurette
- “The Secret Secret Stash” featurette
- Marty’s Stash
- Hi, My name is Joss and I’ll be your guide
- Wonder-Con Q&A with Joss and Drew
- “An Army of Nightmares: Make-Up & Animatronic Effects” featurette
- “Primal Terror: Visual Effects” featurette
- “It’s Not What You Think: The Cabin in the Woods” Bonus View Mode (Blu-ray Exclusive)
$39.99 is a lot less fantastic. Strangely enough, the Amazon listing this article links predicts the price as $27.99, so I guess WE’LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.
I can’t even think about this movie without getting a raging…TGO moment, so I’ll probably have to pony up regardless. SIGH. Come to think of it, my brother’s birthday is in September…
Posted on: 6th July 2012 - 5 notesReblog
HI EVERYONE. So, you may have noticed that some movie called The Avengers has been out for a while now, and some websites on the Internet have posts about it. Here is some of the best Avengers-related online news!
“Wait, that TGO blog still exists?”
Yes, yes it does! You may have also noticed that I took an unnanounced hiatus from blogging after I posted about the midnight screening. I didn’t know that was going to happen, but it felt right. After spending so many months posting about The Avengers, it was time to soak in the glory.
First up, in all its gloriousness, is this wildly awesome T-shirt from We Love Fine:
I mean, Shut up and take my money! (That’s a thing, right?)
Second, in this interview with Joss Whedon, in which the interviewer has a prolonged and understandable TGO moment, Joss says the DVD/Blu-Ray will have 30 minutes of deleted scenes. So I think it’s pretty clear that I’ll be assembling my cash for that release…and possibly baking cupcakes, if you know me (disregard if you’ve totally forgotten who I am)! AND THEN SHAWARMA AFTER?!
Third, Clark Gregg is one funny dude.
Fourth, Joss needs to STOP GIVING US HEART ATTACKS ALREADY.
EDIT! Fifth, this is pretty darn cool:
(Click here for a big version. Yay!)
Posted on: 16th May 2012 - 2 notesReblog
Before May 4th is over, I thought I’d share the sticker I wore to the Avengers premiere last night! I felt Joss would approve.
I was thinking I’d write a review of the movie and say something super witty like, “because the Internet totally needs another review of The Avengers, right?” But now, my feelings about the movie can be best expressed with math:
The Avengers + Joss Whedon = YES.
Seriously, I think Joss writing and directing was the best thing that could’ve happened to the film. There are so many moments/jokes that are so Joss, but work so well in the context of the film that it’s like the Doublemint Gum of Nerd Heaven. (“Double your pleasure? Double your fun?” OK, bad joke.) I think writing Iron Man’s dialgoue was probably the most natural fit for Joss, because Tony has so many lines that make you think, “That is SO Tony and SO Joss. AT THE SAME TIME.” In fact, as I was watching the movie, I started to think that I should just compile a list of awesome quotes instead of writing a review. But then that would get spolier-ish. And hey, look, I wrote a review anyway! …Because the Internet totally needed another one, right?
Posted on: 4th May 2012 - 2 notesReblog
Go see this movie. Don’t let anyone spoil it for you. Don’t Google it. (Don’t even check Rotten Tomatoes, where it has a 92% critic rating.)
In fact, this quote from Joss Whedon is all you need to know before you go see it:
"The things that I don’t like are kids acting like idiots, the devolution of the horror movie into torture porn and into a long series of sadistic comeuppances. Drew and I both felt that the pendulum had swung a little too far in that direction. On some level it was completely a lark, me and Drew [Goddard, director] trying to figure out what the most fun we could have would be. On another level it’s a serious critique of what we love and what we don’t about horror movies.”
Oh, also? Fran Kranz as Marty, the wise and hilarious stoner friend?
Totes crush-worthy. That is all. Now go see it!
Posted on: 15th April 2012 - 22 notesReblog
"By not trying to. By being smaller. More personal, more painful… By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself."
Joss Whedon on how a potential Avengers sequel could possibly be “bigger” than the first film.
Am I the only one who got goose-bumps reading that?! I know it’s all hypothetical right now, but THAT sounds like the right way to approach a sequel.
Via ComingSoon.net, where there’s another awesome Joss quote about how he approached the characters.
Posted on: 8th March 2012 - 4 notesReblog
"The things that I don’t like are kids acting like idiots, the devolution of the horror movie into torture porn and into a long series of sadistic comeuppances. Drew and I both felt that the pendulum had swung a little too far in that direction. …On some level it was completely a lark, me and Drew [Goddard, director] trying to figure out what the most fun we could have would be. On another level it’s a serious critique of what we love and what we don’t about horror movies."
Joss Whedon on Cabin in the Woods. Watch the trailer here.
Also, speaking of Joss Whedon - ahem - my Avengers fan art post isn’t getting nearly enough love. Go check it out if you missed it!
Via Shock Till You Drop
Posted on: 17th February 2012 - 2 notesReblog
"Just announced! Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) joins Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), and Director Joss Whedon in our Global Fan Chat tomorrow [on Twitter]! Assemble at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT!"
Posted on: 30th January 2012 - 1 noteReblog
Marvel Studios announced today that they will be sponsoring a Global Twitter Chat on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11 a.m. PST with cast members and the director of their highly anticipated action-adventure “Marvel’s The Avengers,” opening in theaters on May 4, 2012. The 30-minute live tweeting event features writer/director Joss Whedon and cast members Tom Hiddleston and Clark Gregg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fans around the world will be able to participate in the Q&A on Twitter by using the @Avengers handle and the #Avengers hashtag. Participating fans will have the opportunity to see a 10-second tease of the 30-second Super Bowl spot that will air during Super Bowl XLVI on February 5 on NBC. They will also have a chance to answer “Avengers” trivia for a chance to win “Avengers” prize packs!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bolding and extra punctuation added. (!!!!)
Full article here!!!!!
Posted on: 27th January 2012 - 32 notesReblog
"So, basically, Scarlett, I’m going to need you to keep being sexy and awesome. Sound good?"
For the rest of the newest Avengers set photos, including this one of Loki looking all Darth Vadery, head over to ComingSoon.net.
Posted on: 3rd October 2011 - 2 notesReblog
This is one of many great new Avengers photos from Entertainment Weekly's Ocotober issue. I like how everyone looks all loungy and friendly!
See the rest at ComicsAlliance!
Posted on: 30th September 2011 - 5 notesReblog
"It was very handy to work with [Joss Whedon] because I was very intimated. There were a lot of extremely talented, very famous, people working on this film. And I felt very green. And he was so kind to me and I really feel he brought out the best in me performance-wise. I really went in there going like, ‘I will do whatever you want me to do, Sir.’"
Cobie Smulders, on working with Joss Whedon for The Avengers, in which she plays Maria Hill.
Read the rest of her adorable interview here.
Posted on: 27th September 2011 - 2 notesReblog
"The idea of them being a team is what fuels the film. The idea that they’re going to find something in each other that they didn’t have before - that, as The Avengers, they can fight something bigger."
Joss Whedon, in “Road to The Avengers,” another Thor Blu-Ray featurette.
Watch it here. (Quote at 1:09)
Posted on: 14th September 2011 - 10 notesReblog
"I think we end up identifying with Steve Rogers; he’s our intro into the modern world - because he’s only recently joined it. Sometimes we refer to him as Luke Skywalker…but obviously a lot less whiny."
Joss Whedon on managing the storylines for each character in The Avengers.
I love how he can’t not reference Star Wars.
Read the rest of the interview at ComicBookMovie.com.
Posted on: 6th September 2011 - 5 notesReblog
Today, there’s an awesome behind-the-scenes gallery from the set of The Avengers in New York.
I chose this picture because it’s so evident that the actors are all having fun together, which I always love to see. Well, except for Scarlett, who may or may not be getting creepily hit on by Tom Hiddleston in this moment. I kid! Be sure to check out the rest of the photos, too, which include appearances of Robert Downey Jr., Joss Whedon, and Mark Ruffalo.
And how amazingly cool is it to see Thor’s costume in broad daylight next to normally clothed people?! I bet Chris Hemsworth feels like a god in that gorgeous armor. And while he and Tom/Loki are the only ones in their superhero getup, I think it’s safe to say most of the others are in costume as well. That sure looks like Tony Stark and Steve Rogers to me, anyway!
Posted on: 2nd September 2011 - 161 notesReblog