“The Cabin in the Woods” cast relive their SXSW premiere


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“The Cabin in the Woods,” the long-anticipated horror mash-up from the creative minds of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, finally made its big premiere Friday night at the South by Southwest festival in Austin. And, according to the people who gushed about how great the film was after the screening, it was the perfect way to kick off the movie and music festival.

That’s why it made perfect sense to premiere the movie at this festival, Whedon explained to IFC at the premiere.

“SXSW feels like a perfect venue for this, because it’s a way of saying it is a horror movie, it is a really good time, but it’s also a film,” he said.

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The premiere was an exciting time for the cast (except for Jesse Williams, who was forced to miss it), Whedon and Goddard. Even though the film has been screened in critics circles before, this was the first time a movie-going audience got to see it.

“This will be the first time we’ve seen ‘Cabin’ with an audience, so we’re both really excited to see how it goes,” Goddard said to IFC before the premiere. “This movie was designed to be a fun movie, and hopefully our audience will go along with us.”

And, from what we heard, the audience did. Turns out the crowd went “apeshit” after they saw the movie.

“I’ve never sat in a theater where people are laughing that hard, and are genuinely horrified and actually don’t know what’s going to happen next,” Bradley Whitford admitted during an interview after the premiere.

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It also turns out that this was Whedon’s first time at SXSW, so it was his big debut just like it was the premiere for “Cabin in the Woods.”

“I haven’t been to a lot of festivals. This is kind of my maiden voyage. But it’s a really nice combination of business and art,” Whedon said. “People who are here with their short film who are just starting out, those are the people that you see that are the most intriguing. Those are the people that Drew and I still feel we are.”

Are you intrigued by the mystery surrounding “Cabin in the Woods”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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