June 11 2013
Amy Acker on Much Ado About Nothing A Q & A with Amy Acker that covers where she stayed when she came to LA to do Dollhouse, making Shakespeare accessible to students & whether it was more fun to play Fred or Illyria. More...
Much Ado is "the first five-star movie of the summer". That is according to critic Chris Tookey of the Daily Mail. There are also good reviews from The Scotsman, Empire and Den of Geek. More...
Producer Kai Cole talks Much Ado, Joss Whedon, and more. It's an interview with The Credits ("a digital magazine that celebrates the hard work and creativity that goes into making the movies and television shows we all love" published by the MPAA), which I found via who Joss is following on Twitter.
June 10 2013
More from Joss about his latest projects. The UK release of Much Ado About Nothing is this Friday and so begins a new cycle of Joss interviews. First up is Entertainment.ie. There's also interviews with theartsdesk.com, DigitalSpy, SFX and Click.
Watch the Much Ado Q&A at the Landmark. This was held after the 5pm screening from last Friday. Joss, Amy, Clark, Alexis and Tom were all in attendance.
June 09 2013
A quick interview with Amy Acker. Amy talks Joss and Shakes over at Ain't It Cool News in a brief interview... minor spoilers for Much Ado, if you consider Shakespeare plot details spoiler territory.
June 08 2013
Much Ado soars at the specialty box office. According to The Hollywood Reporter - "Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing soared at the specialty box office, grossing $71,000 from five theaters for a location average of $14,200, the best of any film. The film, marking a victory for Roadside Attractions, is anticipating a $230,000 opening weekend for a theater average of $46,000." Update: Joss has commented on the film's opening weekend.
The cast of "Much Ado About Nothing" share their student film war stories. Just in time for tonight's Student Academy Awards, the cast of "Much Ado About Nothing" shares their student film war stories. ETA: The Oscars YouTube channel also has a video of the panel at Oscars Outdoors. More...
June 07 2013
Lensbaby talks to Much Ado director of photography Jay Hunter. The lens maker (Portland-based!) talks to Hunter and shooting Much Ado About Nothing, for which he used the company's distorting/selective focus lenses. Hunter also shot on Dollhouse.
'Much Ado About Nothing' rollouts in the US today. Deadline spoke to Roadside Attraction's Howard Cohen about the movie's release. 5 screens today in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. On the 21st, there will be a 150 screen run in the top 25 markets. The One True b!X has created an unofficial listings website for the screenings in the US and elsewhere. That can be found at muchsignal.wordpress.com.
Choosing Joss Whedon's next literary muse. The cast of Much Ado About Nothing weigh in on what text Joss should adapt next. And Joss himself talks about the problems of adapting Dickens' work.
Even more reviews for Much Ado About Nothing. The New York Post says "[it's] the first filmed Shakespeare comedy in decades that's actually funny". The New York Times describes the movie as having a "has a sly, robust eroticism". The L.A. Times says "the transference of the play's setting to today's Santa Monica works beautifully". IGN.com "Everyone should see this movie". Salon.com "[it] possesses that Whedon-esque nerdy energy, fizzing with humor, eroticism, booze and more than a hint of danger". New York Daily News "an absolute delight, as merry as the day is long". Slate.com "as bracingly effervescent as picnic champagne". Variety.com "this nimble black-and-white rendition honors a classic text". More...
IMDB plays match the "Much Ado" actor to their other Whedonverse roles. A photo gallery of the "Much Ado" performers listing their previous Joss Whedon-affiliated credits.
June 06 2013
The fairy-tale story of an Avengers extra who became Joss Whedon's big new star. Jillian Morgese talks to Buzzfeed about how she came to star in Much Ado About Nothing. She was also at last night's premiere in Los Angeles. Pics and quotes from that event can be found at The Hollywood Reporter and Babble.
The Much Ado cast on meeting Joss Whedon. Some of the material you'll recognise from previous (roundtable) interviews but it's fun to see Fran, Alexis, Amy, Nathan and Clark interact. Backstage has several more YouTube interviews with the cast and those can be found here, here and here.
An Evening with Joss Whedon. Joss being interviewed on stage in this rather long video from Film Society of Lincoln Center. ETA: Vulture has a good interview with him as well. ETA: Also, TIME has a video interview with 10 questions. More...
The link between blockbuster superheroes and a little Shakespeare adaptation. Whedon explains to NPR that the foundation of all his work is to "draw the life out of every character...that sounds weird and vampiric!" More...
Joss Whedon is the guest on PBS' "Tavis Smiley" airing tonight. In this interview he'll discuss Much Ado About Nothing and the upcoming series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Highlights from Nathan Fillion interview on 06/04 Late Show with David Letterman can be found here and here. More...
'Much Ado About Nothing' score is now available to buy. You can download it at Amazon and iTunes (they have the digital booklet). The soundtrack is scored by Joss and produced by Deborah Lurie. More...
The latest reviews for Much Ado About Nothing. The AV Club says the movie "never loses the spirit of its source material". The Epoch Times calls it "a genuinely entertaining movie". The Associated Press says "moviegoers will likely have few better options this summer for a good romantic comedy". IndieWire describes Much Ado as "Whedon's most emotionally resonant and fully realized feature film to date". The Village Voice says Joss "approaches the story with a tremendous amount of joy". And Yahoo Movies goes with "the film handily accomplishes what Whedon's legion of hardcore fans already know: Joss can do anything". More...
June 05 2013
Alexis Denisof appears on Good Day LA. He talks Much Ado, fatherhood, and working with Joss. Included in the video is a new clip from the movie.
'Much Ado About Nothing' and Why the Future of Monochrome Cinematography Isn't Black & White. Film.com examines the art of black and white film in an age "where it's even less prominent than it was in the days of the rebellious French New Wave.". Much Ado's cinematographer Jay Hunter describes using the RED EPIC camera and shooting black and white digitally: More...
Much Ado About Slut-Shaming. Feministing talks favorably about Joss's highlighting of the "Slut-shaming" that goes on in Much Ado.
Another Joss video interview on Much Ado about Nothing on the Associated Press youtube channel.
Hero Complex talks to Joss and Clark Gregg. For the second time! Much Ado and Whedon fans discussed.
A Short Chat with Nathan Fillion About Set Life and Shakespeare. Interview at Film.com.
Charlie Rose interviews Joss Whedon. Just what it says. Unfortunately requires Flash, which means I haven't even seen it yet.
Joss Whedon on Shakespeare, female superheroes and feminism. It's an exceedingly quotable interview.
Win tickets to see Much Ado About Nothing in Adelaide on June 18th. Two double passes are up for grabs.
Watch a new clip from Much Ado About Nothing. MSN Movies UK has the exclusive.
Q&A Screening of "Much Ado" at Arclight Hollywood 6/7 at 8:30pm. This is an additional Q&A and screening to the 7.45pm screening and Q&A. Landmark Theatres screening/Q&A at 5:00pm in West LA not affected (and still has available seats). More...
June 04 2013
Nathan Fillion & Clark Gregg Interview with Jeremy Jahns. The interview is mostly about Much Ado but a few questions are asked about Agents of Shield as well.
More interviews with Joss Whedon about Much Ado About Nothing. The UK Facebook page has part II of their video interview with Joss. There's also interviews with Time Out New York, The List and The Skinny.
David Edelstein from New York Magazine reviews Much Ado About Nothing. "I'd be pressed to imagine a more sure-footed Much Ado. When Shakespeare's done right, you can't imagine him ever being done wrong. The clarity is blinding." Though The Wrap review says "the final results are disappointingly mediocre". The Miami New Times says the movie is "Whedon at his best" and The List says the movie "keeps everything simple to let the dialogue sparkle". JoBlo gives it 8 out of 10 and praises Amy "simply shines as Beatrice".
'Much Ado About Nothing' score now listed on Amazon.com. It's available for download on June 6th (as per Joss' tweet). In the meantime, we can gaze at the names of the 32 tracks scored by Joss and preview the tracks as well. More...
Reduced Shakespeare Company audio podcast with Reed Diamond. And also an online interview with Fran Kranz earlier tonight here at The Huffington Post Live. More...
June 03 2013
The "Dark Underbelly" of Shakespeare? Tor.com writes up a Joss Q&A post Much Ado screening.
Joss talks about casting Alexis and Amy for Much Ado About Nothing. We also found out the answer to that long awaited ice cream question. The video is courtesy of the UK Facebook page. The US page has a couple of cool videos as well. They can be found here and here.
June 01 2013
Video interview: Amy Acker talks about Much Ado About Nothing. As well as some other stuff.
May 31 2013
'Much Ado About Nothing': a DIY film project at the Cole/Whedon home. The L.A. Times profiles Much Ado About Nothing and speaks to Kai, Joss, Amy and Alexis.
Much Ado About Nothing theater listings in the US. Looks like Roadshow Attractions has heard some of the nudging and opened a page for listing where the film will be playing, starting with its June 7 limited release.
Much Ado About Nothing out in New York, San Fransisco and Los Angeles on June 7th. It will roll out to the rest of the United States on the 21st. More...
Alexis Denisof talks Much Ado, Avengers 2 and How I Met Your Mother. This interview is with PopSugarTV.
May 30 2013
'Much Ado' about a set visit with Joss Whedon's family and friends. Film extra/Whedon family friend Lisa Rosen describes her on-set experience for Written By, the magazine of the Writers Guild of America, West. Alternate text-only link to the story is here.
Another Much Ado About Nothing Q&A in London. Joss Whedon, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof will be at the Apple Store on Regent Street in London on 11 June.
A clip from Much Ado About Nothing. This footage was originally shown when Joss was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
May 29 2013
Joss Whedon presents the Much Ado About Nothing fan art contest. The Regal Cinemas competition is only open to those in the US (via ComingSoon).
Shakespeare, comic books - for Joss Whedon, it's all the same thing. The Village Voice speaks to Joss about Much Ado About Nothing and more.
May 28 2013
Much Ado About Adelaide. Much Ado About Nothing is coming to Adelaide, South Australia for an advanced screening! Tuesday 18 June at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas at 1830. More...
TV spot released for Much Ado About Nothing. The movie is rated PG-13 in the States.
May 27 2013
Emma Bates talks Much Ado About Nothing. She talks about her role of Urusla and how she came be in the movie.
May 24 2013
Joss speaks to the New York Times about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. It's a handy recap of how he came to film the movie. Plus there's a nice quote about The Avengers 2.
Empire Magazine review of 'Much Ado About Nothing'. They gave the movie four stars out of five and said "Whedon and Shakespeare are a perfect match."
New Melbourne Browncoats giving away "Much Ado" passes. The New Melbourne Browncoats have some double passes to give away to next week's Much Ado About Nothing Advance Screenings in Melbourne and Sydney on Thursday 30 May.
Another Much Ado screening gets a Joss Q&A. Joss will be at the Arclight Hollywood for the 7:45pm screening of Much Ado About Nothing on June 7th. ETA: It sold out, so they moved it to a much larger screen, but now it is sold out again!
May 23 2013
Adelaide, Australia to get Much Ado About Nothing in July. Palace Nova Eastend will be showing the movie.
'Much Ado About Nothing' will be shown at the New Zealand International Film Festival. The movie is "confirmed for the full NZIFF tour after premiering in Auckland and Wellington in July".
May 22 2013
Much Ado About Nothing screening in LA with Joss Whedon and some of the movie cast. It's on June 7th at 5pm.
Advance screenings of Much Ado About Nothing in Melbourne & Sydney. This'll be on May 30th. More...
May 21 2013
Joss, Amy and Nathan chat about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. This interview was conducted before the screening of Much Ado About Nothing at the 39th Seattle International Film Festival.
May 19 2013
SIFF Much Ado About Nothing Panel Q&A. "An excerpt from the Q&A after Much Ado About Nothing; the Seattle International Film Festival's Opening Night Film. Joss Whedon explains why it wasn't bad shooting in his own home and the actors weigh in on their favorite moments of the film".
May 18 2013
Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' kicks off Seattle Film Fest with great fanfare. EW.com covers Thursday's screening in Seattle. A video of the red carpet event featuring interviews with Alexis, Amy, Clark and Joss can be here and some fab pics from the Q&A can be found on Flickr.
May 16 2013
Joss Whedon to appear on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' next Friday. He'll be promoting Much Ado About Nothing on the 24th.
Much Ado About Nothing cast on a Seattle morning show. Alexis, Amy and Nathan graced the set of a Seattle morning TV show in advance of tonight's premiere of Much Ado at the Seattle International Film Festival. More...
Joss Whedon to speak at the Lincoln Center Film Society (NYC) on May 29. Tickets and details for "An Evening With Joss Whedon" in the link.
Joss Whedon will be at the British Film Institute's 'In Conversation' series on June 12. For tickets and details hit the link.
May 15 2013
"Much Ado About Nothing" screening kicks off the Oscars Outdoors 2013. The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will open its summer movie screenings with "Much Ado About Nothing" on June 5th.
May 14 2013
Much Ado About Nothing UK website live, includes details where to see the movie. There's also a bunch more pictures and such on the website.
'Much Ado About Nothing' gets a 12A certificate in the UK. The movie will be coming out on the 14th of next month.
Australian release for Much Ado About Nothing - July 11! It will be a limited release.
May 06 2013
Check out the official 'Much Ado About Nothing' website. You've probably already seen the trailer but there's several pics you may not have seen before.
May 02 2013
'Much Ado About Nothing' wins Audience Award at IFFBoston. Independent Film Festival of Boston granted 'Much Ado' with the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature of 2013. More...
May 01 2013
Much Ado About Nothing screening and Q&A in Los Angeles. The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts will host a free screening of the film, open to the public, followed by a Q&A with Amy Acker on Tuesday, June 4th, at 7pm.
April 30 2013
Much Ado About Nothing screening and Q&A at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Billed as "An Evening With Joss Whedon", Choire Sicha, editor of The Awl, will moderate a Q&A with Joss after the screening of Much Ado About Nothing at BAM on Thursday, May 30, at 7pm. Serenity will also be screened and introduced by Joss at 9.40pm on the same day. Tickets can be ordered from the website now. More...
Much Ado About Nothing gets Australian distributor. Sharmill Films have announced that they have acquired the film.
April 29 2013
Amy Acker talks about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. She was back in her hometown of Dallas for a screening of the movie at the USA Festival. Another interview with her can be found here.
April 27 2013
Colour still from 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Not long to go until the movie comes out.
April 26 2013
Much Ado wins Belfast Film Festival's Audience Award. As suggested by the award's name, the winner is chosen by audience members who saw films in the festival's new cinema category.
April 23 2013
UK trailer for 'Much Ado About Nothing'. New footage! Dramatic music! Big pink writing!
April 18 2013
Watch the Much Ado About Nothing Panel at WonderCon. The approximately 48-minute panel is available on YouTube. More...
April 11 2013
New England premiere of Much Ado. The Independent Film Festival Boston is having a showing on April 27th. Tickets are only $10!
New 'Much Ado About Nothing' poster! EW.com has the scoop along with an interview with Alexis Denisof.
April 10 2013
Much Ado About Nothing gets a PG-13 rating in the US. The movie will be out in June.
April 08 2013
Seattle International Film Festival's Opening Night Gala: Much Ado About Nothing. Joss Whedon, Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg are scheduled to be at the event on May 16th.
April 03 2013
Much Ado About Nothing to be shown at San Francisco International Film Festival. There's two showings for the movie, April 27th and 29th. More...
March 31 2013
Recap of the Much Ado About Nothing panel at today's WonderCon. There's also highlights from the panel at ComingSoon.
More SXSW red carpet interviews with Joss and the Much Ado cast. Red Carpet Crash talks to them about Shakespeare experiences, changes from the play and how BriTANick got involved.
March 30 2013
(SPOILER) Much Ado review from the Shakespeare Association of America conference. The movie was screened at the conference in Toronto last night and Joss recorded a special introduction for it.
March 28 2013
Much Ado About Nothing DVD/Blu-ray gets UK release date. According to Amazon.co.uk, the movie will be available to buy on October 7th. The movie will be out in UK cinemas on June 14th.
Red carpet interviews from the Much Ado About Nothing premiere at SXSW. Fandango chats to Alexis, Amy, Clark, Joss and Nathan about their Shakespeare movie.
March 23 2013
Much Ado cast gathers at Wondercon on Sunday, March 31. Joss Whedon will be at what could be the biggest panel of this year's Wondercon at the Anaheim Convention Center. It will include Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Fran Kranz and more. More...
March 18 2013
Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing may be most modern interpretation ever. Strong praise for Joss and co's interpretation of Shakespeare's play. Minor spoilers for some of the scenes.
March 16 2013
Much Ado About Nothing to be shown at Belfast Film Festival. It's be on at the Queen's Film Theatre on April 14th. More...
Much Ado About Nothing panel at this month's WonderCon. On the Sunday, there will be "an exclusive panel with very special guest(s)".
March 14 2013
Pajiba's top SXSW performances. Two Much Ado actors make the list.
"Much Ado" Audio Interview with Alexis Denisof, Clark Gregg, and Nathan Fillion. It's about 17 minutes long. A nice interview that covers a lot of subjects and is quite funny.
March 13 2013
GeekScholars talk about Much Ado About Nothing. In this week's GeekScholars Movie News podcast GeekScholar Fox reports from SXSW. Red carpet interviews with Amy, Alexis, Clark, Nathan and Joss.
March 12 2013
Watch the Much Ado About Nothing panel at SXSW. The transcript of Joss and co answering questions was posted the other day but now you can watch the panel in two parts. The second, and much longer, part can be found here. More...
March 11 2013
Joss Whedon's Shakespearean road trip for 'Much Ado'. The L.A. Times covers Bus Ado: "Number two was not permitted." We also have SXSW screening reports and reviews from The Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, Flavorwire.com: "Alexis Denisof is a smashing Benedick; he lets the words drip off his tongue like bile, and pulls off his many soliloquies merely by seeming like the kind of guy who loves nothing more than the sound of his own voice", ComingSoon.net: "the real joy of this version are the little guys [...] they all take advantage of delightful small moments to fill Shakespeare's words and Whedon's film with soul", Geeksofdoom.com: "Acker exudes such charm and grace, it's impossible not to fall in love with her", FilmSchoolRejects.com: "a whimsical, enchanting and laugh aloud adaptation", BadAssDigest.com: More...
March 10 2013
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