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    Much Ado About Nothing

    As if there weren’t enough to admire about Joss Whedon already, he’s decided to follow up the ultimate comic book superhero movie ("The Avengers") with a lively, original reimagining of William Shakespeare’s "Much Ado About Nothing."

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    Immersed in Movies: Shooting Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' in Black-and-White (VIDEO)

    Joss Whedon's marvelous Shakespeare house party in modern dress, "Much Ado About Nothing," is part of a mini black-and-white resurgence this year that also includes Noah Baumbach's screwball "Frances Ha," Alexander Payne's chilly "Nebraska," and Godfrey Reggio's counter-intuitive "Visitors." Maybe i...

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    Watch: Joss Whedon Says No to Kickstarting 'Firefly,' Yes to Batman and His Own Ballet

    Last Wednesday, May 29, the Film Society at Lincoln Center held "An Evening with Joss Whedon," consisting of an advanced screening of his new movie "Much Ado About Nothing" and a Q&A with the man himself. The full video — of the Q&A, not to disappoint anyone — is below, but here are a few hi...

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    Review: Joss Whedon's Verily Updated 'Much Ado About Nothing' (VIDEO)

    A healthy dose of disrespect keeps Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing” from toppling into the swamp of sensibilities that so often swallows up Shakespeare updates – those well-intentioned “reimaginings” that put a cast in new clothes and new attitudes, and thus render the dialogue even dustier th...

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    Interview: Joss Whedon on What 'Much Ado About Nothing' Has in Common With 'The Avengers'

    After wrapping principal production on "The Avengers," you'd think the tireless Joss Whedon would take a much deserved break. Instead (with a push from his wife, Kai Cole), the writer-director-producer invited a group of friends over to his sprawling home to make a modern day film adaptation of Will...

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    Why M. Night Shyamalan Should Take a Cue From Joss Whedon and Make Microbudget Movies

    While Shyamalan's thinking things through, he may want to use the lull between projects to check out Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing," which hits theaters this Friday.

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    Watch: Teaser for Joss Whedon's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' on ABC

    One of the recent network pickups that came as no surprise at all was ABC's of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the Marvel universe series developed by Joss Whedon. While Whedon's record on the small screen has been one of ambition, critical acclaim and fan heartbreak, he arrives to this project high off o...

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    Video Highlights of the MTV Movie Awards: Aubrey Plaza Stage Crashes, Bradley Cooper's Smooching Skills, Trailblazer Emma Watson and More

    You can count on the MTV Movie Awards to be noisy, lively, silly and awkward, and Sunday night was no exception. Check out the full list of winners and highlights below, including Aubrey Plaza stage-crashing Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron going pantless to present the Best Shirtless Performa...

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    Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' to Open 2013 Seattle International Film Festival

    The 39th Seattle International Film Festival, running May 16 - June 9, will open with Joss Whedon's jazzy, pared-down adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." Whedon and the stars of the film, Alexis Denisof, Amy Ackler, Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg, are confirmed to attend.

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    Who Should Direct Bond 24? Take Our Poll

    Now that Sam Mendes has dropped out of directing "Bond 24," who should helm the follow-up to the billion-dollar "Skyfall"? The new MI6 table's been set with M (Ralph Fiennes), Q (Ben Whishaw), and Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), and with no more rites of passage or existential crises to deal with, Danie...

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