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Would anyone go watch Cabin in the Woods. And what do you think it will be like?Continue

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Comment by Miss Kitty on May 6, 2015 at 7:50am
Comment by cil domney on May 2, 2015 at 1:45am

Good article and interview with Paul Bettany on playing Vision - He is such a good actor, I've enjoyed him in so many outstanding films.

Comment by cil domney on April 16, 2015 at 11:54am

Thanks Miss Kitty once again for your efforts with posting important information for us from Whedonesque and other sites.  

I used to live in Venice Beach and I spent lots of time at both the locations mentioned in the article.  

Don't know why Mr. Gallagher did not make his complaint public and did not file his suit earlier instead of just before the premiere - money and timing.  

Comment by Miss Kitty on April 15, 2015 at 6:38am

Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard hit by a copyright lawsuit for The Cabin in the Woods :

Joss Whedon, Lionsgate Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over 'The Cabin in the Woods'

The author of a 2006 novel has accused the 'Avengers' director and 'Cabin' director Drew Goddard of stealing his idea.

With just weeks until his box-office victory lap for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon is now facing a lawsuit accusing him of stealing the idea for the 2012 meta-horror movie The Cabin in the Woods.

Whedon produced and co-wrote the script for Cabin with director Drew Goddard, a writer on Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a fanboy favorite in his own right, with credits that include Netflix's Daredevil (and reportedly may soon include Sony's upcoming Spider-Man projects). Whedon and Goddard are named as defendants, along with Lionsgate and Whedon's Mutant Enemy production company, in the complaint filed Monday in California federal court.

In the complaint, Peter Gallagher (no, not that Peter Gallagher) claims Whedon and Goddard took the idea for The Cabin in the Woods from his 2006 novel The Little White Trip: A Night In the Pines. He's suing for copyright infringement and wants $10 million in damages.

Gallagher is basing his claim on the works' similar premises: Both feature a group of young people terrorized by monsters while staying at a cabin in what is revealed to be (spoiler alert) a horror-film scenario designed by mysterious operators. Read the full complaint.

Gallagher also alleges similarities between the characters' names and personalities — his book's blond Julie and shy Dura and the film's Jules (Anna Hutchison) and Dana (Kristen Connolly), and handsome and scatterbrained men in both works — and certain scenes involving the characters finding strange items in their respective cabins and discovering hidden cameras.

In the complaint, Gallagher describes how he self-published the novel and “began grassroots efforts” to sell it on the Venice Beach boardwalk and on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. "[The defendants] currently reside and operate out of Santa Monica, California, a short distance from where the Book was sold," the lawsuit claims.

Gallagher alleges that he "was contacted by multiple credited entertainment industry producers who expressed interest in the Book," but he doesn't specify Lionsgate or Mutant Enemy.

A Lionsgate spokesman declined to comment. The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to representatives for Whedon and Goddard.

Comment by cil domney on January 10, 2015 at 3:38am

20 Greatest Joss Whedon Characters - Digital Spy article

Here, then, are our favourite characters from Whedon properties. These are, in our eyes, the best of the best

Personally, I think this is a peculiar list when you have Anya and Fred listed as better characters than Spike and Buffy with almost all of the Scoobs in higher place than Buffy - but  it's an interesting selection.  

Comment by cil domney on January 4, 2015 at 2:33pm
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The trailer for The Avengers:  Age of Ultron

Comment by cil domney on August 5, 2014 at 5:58am

The Nathan Fillion foreword for the new Amy Pascale biography -

'Whedon: The Biography': Read Nathan Fillion's foreword

Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY 12:16 p.m. EDT August 1, 2014


By Nathan Fillion

My generation, we were kind of raised on the super-cool, "I can handle anything" with a gun in his hand hero. Any situation you throw at him, he can handle it — with catchphrases. It was very cool.

But Joss Whedon's version of a hero doesn't always win. He loses more than he wins, and when he wins, the victories are tiny, but he takes 'em. "That's a victory! I call that a victory!" It's a tiny victory — he takes it, and that's what he walks away with. And that's something I can actually relate to.

That's something that people can relate to — because that's actually life. I don't know a lot of people who win more than they lose. Life is kind of a losing proposition as you go. It's not all winning lotteries every day. It's a lot of "What do I do with this problem? Now how do I handle this?" I think people can relate easier to someone who isn't prepared to handle every single situation, and everything comes out roses and their way, and all they've got to do is be cool. We don't have that in real life.

A friend of mine once told me that what he finds so satisfying about Joss Whedon is his way of telling stories. As a society, we are incredibly story literate: We know story. This is the hero; this is the villain. This is the denouement; this is where the twist comes; this is where the learning experience is; this is where the turn is. We know story.

He said, "Joss Whedon will give you a story twist. But instead of twisting it to the story tradition that we know, he twists it and says, 'That's what happens in stories. This is what happens in real life. This is how real life went.'"

I described Joss to a friend as we were on our way over to his house for a party. And she's heard me tell stories over the years about this fellow. We went to his house, we had a great time, and on the way home, she said, "You know, I got to say, from your description of the kind of guy this guy is, and from all the stories you've told me — I expected him to be six two, chiseled jaw, long, wavy golden hair and bright blue eyes and gleaming teeth, and just chesty and ..." The guy, she said, "when you describe him, he's so heroic."

And yeah, he is. He's heroic like that.

Excerpted from Joss Whedon: The Biographywith permission of Chicago Review Press.

Comment by cil domney on August 5, 2014 at 5:55am

New biography - looks like this book is going to be very good resource for all the Joss Whedon fans.

Comment by cil domney on April 28, 2014 at 2:49am

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