Tag Archive: Drew Goddard

Highlights of the 2012 NZ International Film Festival

The 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival wrapped up in Auckland recently, officially closing with the utterly mad and brilliant Holy Motors. From the stunning opening night film (Beasts of the Southern Wild) to a wonderful silent cinema finale (Easy Street and Blackmail), we were spoiled for choice with this year’s programme and I saw nearly 40 films over a hectic …

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Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s meta-horror The Cabin in the Woods had a long, tough journey to New Zealand screens. Following the film’s 2009 completion, it was first postponed to be converted to 3D, then delayed indefinitely following MGM’s bankruptcy. Lionsgate eventually bought the film and mercifully released it in 2D, and since its premiere at South by …

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THE CABIN IN THE WOODS gets a theatrical screening after all at NZ Film Festival

Roadshow Films’ decision to release The Cabin in the Woods straight to DVD in New Zealand and Australia caused an uproar on Twitter from outraged Joss Whedon fans, and pretty soon afterwards an online petition and Facebook page were launched to campaign for a theatrical release. The meta-horror film has earned widespread praise from the likes of …

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