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July 01 2013

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.

Very nice. It's my second favorite thus far after BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
Saw it over the weekend finally, and I enjoyed it for what it is- a passion project of Joss's. Definitely not my favorite work of his and not the best Shakespeare adaptation I've seen, but it's an intimate, modern interpretation that mostly works. The talented Whedonverse actors are a wondeful bonus at the heart of it all.

[ edited by libradude on 2013-07-01 20:29 ]
Its fine to see the movie somewhat praised, even if somewhat faintly, like here, but if in 2013 (a time where modernized adaptations of the bard are legion) the reviewer is going to have problems with modern settings with 400 years language without it being narratively explained, im not really going to be able to take his views of the film too seriously, other than in pure personal taste. Doesnt mean he is wrong and im right, just my perspective, thats all. ;)
Interesting. Part of this list seems to be making up other people's "worst of" lists--MAaN, notwithstanding.
Did not need to really see a scrotum on Hugh Jackman's throat today, but thanks anyway.
The comments about the film were bizarre. It's on the Best list, but the reviewer had barely anything positive to say, and his complaints sounded as if he slept through the last two decades of Shakespearean adaptations. It may have been something new in 1995 when Richard III with Ian McKellen was released, but now... It's like someone wondering how the audience can watch a show or a film where people are singing their lines without an explanation given why they're doing it. (It's just occurred to me that OMWF may be the only musical where there's an actual reason given.) Suspension of disbelief, anyone? The Shakesperean audience certainly was able to use a lot, what with boys playing women, the sets and costumes being completely anachronistic, etc.
Bunny, there's a musical episode of Scrubs in which the patient of the week has a brain aneurysm that causes her to hear everything as song. In an episode of House, Cuddy has a dream in which she & House perform "Get Happy"

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