You're a smart Man, cloudy. I watched Magnolia for the first time blind, having only seen the trailer and it completely blew me away ( but that was on a VHS tape, not goddamned 70mm ). These days with having the internet and all, I just have to glom on to any piece of information available. It kinda makes me wish I only became aware of movies like two weeks before they came out, from the moment I saw the trailer and then read some little blurb in the New York Times, then sitting my ass in a theater and figuring it out for myself, but that would make the rest of the year torture!
So, I've already read the scripts for 'The Master' and 'Django Unchained' ( it's just too easy when you have material like that at your fingertips ) and last night I deliberately spoiled Cabin in the Woods for myself. Possible Spoiler It started with watching the trailer "because I at least gotta know what it's about..." and then I noticed Richard Jenkins wasn't anywhere to be seen, he was the main reason I wanted to see this, so what character does he play? I'll just look up the plot here and BAM.. it's ruined. I have a long history of self-sabotage.