December 11 2013
Much Ado About Nothing named one of Total Film's best films of the year. Iron Man 3 & Thor: The Dark World also make appearances.
December 10 2013
The top 10 female performances of 2013. Quickflix puts one wonderful Whedon lady at #7.
December 09 2013
Edelstein: Much Ado is the fourth best film of 2013. New York Magazine/NPR's David Edelstein names "Much Ado About Nothing" as fourth best film of 2013 in his top ten film list More...
December 04 2013
"Much Ado About Nothing" is recognized by the National Board of Review. The film is one of its Top 10 Independent Movies of the year.
December 03 2013
November 30 2013
November 13 2013
Comparing Much Ado About Nothings. The-Toast compares how differently Branagh and Whedon filmed Much Ado, looking at some of the major scenes as well as the overall approach. More...
October 25 2013
Much Ado nominated for Audience Award (part of Gotham Independent Film Awards). You need to sign up to vote.
October 16 2013
Alexis Denisof talks Much Ado with the Dissolve. On the event of the DVD/BR release, he talks about Joss and the cast's approach to Shakespeare.
October 13 2013
Chat about Much Ado About Nothing. The movie was on limited release in the cinema so not many Whedon fans got to see it. But now it's released on DVD, Blu-ray, iTunes etc. So come tell us what you thought of Joss' black and white adaptation.
October 11 2013
Much Ado About Nothing in colour. Some of those gorgeous promotional and behind the scenes pics, taken by Elsa Guillet-Chapuis, are now available in colour.
October 09 2013
More Joss interview excerpts and pics from the Much Ado movie tie-in book. And our competition to win a copy ends tomorrow. Head over to our Tumblr for more details on how to enter.
October 08 2013
A nicely detailed review of the "Much Ado" Blu-ray. Blu-ray.com's usual thorough take on a Blu-ray disc, includes analysis of picture and sound as well. My copy arrives today. Hurrah!
October 07 2013
What Whedon role would Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg reject? A clip from a featurette on the American release of the Much Ado About Nothing Blu-ray/DVD.
October 06 2013
A review of the UK 'Much Ado About Nothing' Blu-ray. If you're looking forward to getting the same extras as the US release, then don't. According to this review and another one, tomorrow's release only has the Joss commentary and a trailer. The US release is reported as having an additional Joss and cast commentary, two featurettes and a music video.
October 04 2013
Pics, quotes and pages from the Much Ado About Nothing book. Now's your chance to get a peak at the script. Plus there's a fantastic pic of Alexis and Joss.
October 03 2013
Whedonesque competition time! Win a copy of the Much Ado movie tie-in book. Head over to our Tumblr to see how you can win a copy (and yes, it's a worldwide competition). The book is out on October 8th in the US and UK and is available for pre-ordering at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
October 02 2013
A revised "Whedon's World" - Much Ado About Nothing infographic. Various things have been fixed and added. Hooray! More...
Pics from the 'Much Ado About Nothing' movie tie-in book. And stayed tuned tomorrow as we'll be running a competition to win a copy of the book. More...
September 30 2013
Watch exclusive clips from Much Ado About Nothing commentary. Total Film has three clips from the director's commentary of Joss discussing the movie.
"Whedon's World' - a Much Ado About Nothing infographic. This is for anyone who wasn't sure where they'd seen the actors in Much Ado before (well kinda, there are some glaring errors).
September 29 2013
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of 09/27/13. Showing in 8 cities in the U.S. and 1 city in Canada. More...
September 25 2013
Watch part of the 'Bus Ado' extra from the Much Ado About Nothing DVD/Blu-ray. The movie is currently available on VOD and will be out in DVD and Blu-ray on next month.
September 21 2013
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of 09/20/13. Yep, still showing at theaters in U.S. Here is a Canada list. More...
September 17 2013
"On the Edge of Slander" - Stephen Greenblatt's review of Much Ado About Nothing. As featured in the latest issue of The New York Review of Books. More...
September 13 2013
'Much Ado About Nothing' to be shown at Athens International Film Festival. The festival runs from the 18th to 29th of this month. Much Ado is also being shown at the Helsinki International Film Festival on the 21st and 24th.
September 12 2013
'Much Ado About Nothing' gets a release date in France : January 29, 2014. Wonderful news for the French Whedonites. The film is distributed by Jour2féte.
September 02 2013
Much Ado About Nothing grosses over $5 million World Wide Box Office. For some reason, you have to do the math yourself to add up the Foreign total. More...
August 31 2013
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of 08/30/13. Some different cities. Here is a Australia, Brazil and Canada list. Also may be playing in New Zealand and Mexico. More...
August 29 2013
Vote for Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof in the 'Most Chemistry' category of EW's summer movie poll. Support our favorite Shakespeare couple at Entertainment Weekly.
August 24 2013
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of August 23th. Cheektowaga, NY and 21 other cities in US. Here is a Canada and Australia list. Brazil. More...
August 20 2013
Indie Summer Box Office Rundown. It didn't make Avengers money, but how did Much Ado about Nothing hold up at the summer indie movie box office?
August 17 2013
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of August 16th. Here is the Canada and Australia list. More...
August 11 2013
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of August 9th. Still in theaters. Here is a Canada and Australia list. More...
August 07 2013
Special features for the 'Much Ado About Nothing' DVD/Blu-ray get revealed. Not one but two commentaries. Plus a music video and a couple of featurettes.
August 06 2013
'Much Ado About Nothing' DVD/Blu-ray gets a US release date. According to the Amazon.com listing, the movie will be out on October 8th. More...
August 03 2013
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of August 2nd. New cities and first time showing in Montana and West Virginia. Here is a Canada and Australia list. More...
July 29 2013
Much Ado and more screening at The Schonell Theatre, UQ. Much Ado About Nothing, Cabin in the Woods, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie) and Repo! the Genetic Opera staring Anthony Stewart Head will be screening at The Schonell Theatre on The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus starting July 30. More...
July 26 2013
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of July 26th. Here is a Canada and Australia list. Much Ado has even returned to US states it left. More...
July 22 2013
Post Postmod Love in "Much Ado". "Joss Whedon's depiction of this most playful Shakespearean comedy is a sheer delight. It is also a rebuke, a surprise, and a challenge, in that order."
July 19 2013
Much Ado About Nothing Theater Listings in the U.S. More theater listings.
"Much Ado About Whedon"- a thank you. Writer Greg Rucka (whose resume also includes the Buffyverse - true fact) talks about why he loves Much Ado.
Australian opening weekend numbers for Much Ado. Whilst the total ain't huge the per theatre number is not too shabby.
July 18 2013
A.V. Club staff includes Much Ado About Nothing in their "Best Movies of the Year So Far" list. "It's a loose, jovial take on Shakespeare that manages to find joy when most movie adaptations of the Bard are so deathly serious".
July 17 2013
Ethan Iverson reviews the Much Ado About Nothing soundtrack. Ethan Iverson, acclaimed pianist and composer, one third of The Bad Plus, reviews Joss' score for Much Ado About Nothing. More...
July 15 2013
Shakespeare's In The House. The Sydney Morning Herald talks about Much Ado About Nothing, with some different quotes from Joss than seen before. More...
July 14 2013
Much Ado makes $263,700 in its fourth weekend of wide release in the US. That gives it a per screen average of $1,918, a total of $3,411,901 and a week to week drop of 38%.
July 13 2013
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of July 12th. Much Ado now showing in three new States: Alabama, Arkansas and North Dakota. Several new cities too. Here is a Canada and
July 12 2013
July 10 2013
Much Ado About Nothing passes giveaway from New Melbourne Browncoats. To celebrate the Australian release of Much Ado on July 11, they've got passes to give away thanks to Sharmill Films, the film's Australian distributor. More...
July 07 2013
Much Ado close to reaching $3 million. Joss Whedon's take on Shakespeare earned about $472 thousand this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, keeping it in the top 20 overall. In its fifth week of release, it's earned $2,997,000 in the US, and more than $335,000 in the UK. More...
July 06 2013
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of July 5th. Much Ado now showing in three new States: Alaska, Maine and Vermont. Several new cities too. More...
July 05 2013
German mini-review of Much Ado About Nothing. German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reminds people that they can go see Much Ado About Nothing in Munich tonight and tomorrow. More...
July 01 2013
The official 'Much Ado About Nothing' book is coming out in October. Published by Titan Books, the book "features an Introduction by Joss, his full screenplay, and a gallery of photos from the set". There's also an interview with Joss as well.
Much Ado is one of the ten best movies so far this year. Pajiba says Much Ado About Nothing is one of the ten best movies of the first half of the year.
Making Shakespeare sound modern. This National Post article uses Joss' work as a jumping off point to discuss giving Shakespeare a natural sound.
June 30 2013
'Much Ado About Nothing': Joss Whedon's choices in his interpretation. EW.com speaks to Joss about his creative choices for Much Ado. So if you've been wondering about the snorkel then this would be the article for you.
Much Ado makes $590,000 in its second weekend of wide release in the US. That gives it a per screen average of $2,719, a week to week drop of 20% and a total gross of $2,186,000.
Why B&W? There's apparently a sudden surge in the number of films being made in Black and White. MAaN gets mentioned in this article looking at reasons for the phenomenon.
June 28 2013
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of June 28th. More listings via the film's official blog.
The Nerdist website interviews Clark Gregg and Nathan Fillion about "Much Ado" and their other projects, including "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." for the first and "Monsters University" for the latter.
June 27 2013
List of Regal cinemas with the winning Much Ado fan poster. Looks like 25 theaters will have the poster on display, and a limited edition print will be handed out to filmgoers.
Amy Acker in Vanity Fair. "I would be lying to say I didnít dream of playing Beatrice".
Preview Screening of Much Ado About Nothing in Melbourne July 3rd. The New Melbourne Browncoats have free passes to give away!
June 25 2013
Much Ado About Nothing DVD commentary being recorded as we speak. Both Spencer Treat Clark and Jillian Morgese have tweeted photos. I could easily see Joss, Alexis, Brian & Nick, as well as Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz, and I think I could see Amy Acker. But I can't see Tom Lenk and/or Nathan Fillion. Emma Bates just added a great instagram (showing what a big group commentary it really is)! More...
June 24 2013
Women and Hollywood interviews Kai Cole. Another interview with the producer of Much Ado about her role and how she got started producing.
June 23 2013
Much Ado makes $762,350 in its first weekend of wide release in the US. That gives it a perfectly respectable per screen average of $3,700, and a total of $1,234,781 since release.
June 22 2013
"Much Ado About Nothing is one of the best films of the year". Says Sheila O'Malley of rogerebert.com.
June 21 2013
Video: Joss Whedon at the BFI. The Q&A from last week is now online. Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker appear as well.
Tom Lenk interviews Joss about Much Ado and their mutual mancrush on Nathan Fillion.
Ideas At The House interviews Joss (video) at the Sydney Opera House.
June 20 2013
Nice review of Much Ado at Obsidian Wings. Spot-on about our Cap'n nailing the part of Dogberry, and some interesting thoughts about the use of B&W.
Win tickets to advance Much Ado About Nothing screenings in Canada! Scene Creek is hosting a contest to give away tickets to advance screening of Much Ado About Nothing in Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax, Ottawa and Winnipeg. More...
The perils of using Shakespeare as a screenplay. The New Yorker has what seems to me to be a rather strange article on Much Ado, which criticizes Joss for not putting his own stamp on the material.
June 19 2013
Joss Whedon finds time to do 'Much Ado'. Emma Bates talks to JSOnline: "He's somebody who's always cooking up something. Still, it was so hilarious. I mean, how secret can Shakespeare be?"
Much Ado About Nothing cast discuss their favorite fellow cast members. There's a surprising degree of consistency of opinion here.
Much Ado about Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg. A great interview with 2 fun guys who spend the entire time riffing off each other.
Much Ado About Nothing Canadian theaters for the week of June 21st. Theater showtimes & locations from Tribute.ca search listings. More...
Joss Whedon, Modern Dress Shakespeare, and the Problem of Class in Classrooms. A teacher and Shakespearean enthusiast looks at how class is presented in Much Ado and from there, how it is treated in today's world. Part One of Two.
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of June 21st. An updated, official listing of U.S. theaters that will be showing the film starting 6/21.
Much Ado About Nothing's opening weekend performance at the UK box office. It didn't make the top ten but it did take £64,651 (+ £3,614 previews) from 64 cinemas.
Interview with Joss, Amy and Alexis at Shakespeare's Globe. A five-minute chat with video; it's dated last Wednesday but I don't think it's been posted here yet. Joss has already tweeted a couple of rather spiffy photos from the occasion: here and here.
June 18 2013
Limited run of Much Ado About Nothing at 33 Foro Internacional de la cineteca in Mexico. The limited run from this festival that started last week, will occur between today June 18th till the 23rd, with several showings. Complete showtimes can be found at the complete program (PDF). More...
Much Ado About Nothing to premiere in Brazil on July 26th. Distributed by H20 Films the website include main art with translated title (same as the play) and the confirmed release date. Full poster can be found on distributor Facebook page. ETA: Just received confirmation that Cine Canibal is the official distributor for the movie in Mexico and also countries in Central America, where it also be released in July (Link include poster with Spanish text). More...
Carlton VIC screening of Much Ado featuring Skype Q&A with Kai Cole. The film and Q&A will happen at 7:00pm on July 2 at Cinema Nova.
June 16 2013
Much Ado makes $162,580 in its second weekend. Much Ado averaged just over $7,000 per screen, across 23 screens, for a second weekend total of $162,580, according to Deadline Hollywood.
Love makes Joss Whedon's rep company do the Shakespearean wacky. Great write-up of Much Ado About Nothing in Sight & Sound magazine, it's one of their films of the month. More...
June 15 2013
Discuss 'Much Ado About Nothing'. If you have had the opportunity to see the movie, what did you think of it?
Joss Whedon and the pop culture canon. The Nation's Michelle Dean on "Much Ado About Nothing" when viewed within Joss's larger body of work and fandom.
Five favorite films with Joss Whedon. Rotten Tomatoes' Grae Drake speaks with our Jossir about five of his favorite movies, as well as "Much Ado About Nothing."
June 14 2013
The Making of Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Fran Kranz, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, Alexis Denisof and Clark Gregg talk to Backstage: "We had some police show up at some point." More...
Filmfest Munich to show Much Ado About Nothing. Original language version on the big screen in Munich June 29, July 5,6. More...
Much Ado About Nothing goes on slightly wider release in the US this week. Roadside Attractions has a list of screens for the week of June 14th. And check out muchsignal.wordpress.com for some of next week's listings (note that is an unofficial site).
Much Ado About Nothing opens in the UK and Ireland today. The UK website has a list of the cinemas showing the movie. Currently the movie has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 83% and a Metacritic score of 76 out of 100.
June 13 2013
Video highlights from the BFI Much Ado Q&A. "Identification is a human thing, it's not gender based." Just one video ("Joss Whedon answers questions from Twitter") from the Q&A following a special screening of Much Ado About Nothing at BFI Southbank. More videos are promised.
Watch part of the Joss Whedon interview from this morning's BBC Breakfast show. There's a new clip from Much Ado at the start, fast forward to 0:47 if you want to avoid being spoiled for the movie. If you live in the UK, you can view the interview in full here.
Interview with Amy Acker about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Josh Macuga of Schmoes Know spends about fifteen charming minutes with Acker.
Innovators and Icons: Joss Whedon the genre slayer. Joss talks with USA Today about how he likes to mix it up on screens big and small. Warning: there is a (lovely) video that automatically (annoying) plays when the page loads.
June 12 2013
The cast of Much Ado About Nothing talk about how they got involved. InnerSpace chats with Joss Whedon, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Fran Kranz and more about Much Ado About Nothing.
Joss Whedon on Much Ado and what future projects interest him. The most interesting bits to me are toward the end, where he discusses his contract outs for smaller projects, and what interests him at this point. References that Wastelanders, Dr. Horrible 2 are not on his schedule. Also mentions In Your Eyes. More...
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