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    Watch: Joss Whedon Talks 'Much Ado About Nothing' and More at Film Society of Lincoln Center (VIDEO)

    Check out this half-hour Q&A with Joss Whedon at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in which he discusses his career with the Film Society's Matt Kaszanek, from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and a little film called "The Avengers" to black-and-white Shakespeare adaptation "Much Ado About Nothing" and ...

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    Feminist of the Day: Joss Whedon on Lack of Female Superheroes

    Joss Whedon has created some of our favorite female characters in his television and films. In a conversation with The Daily Beast, Whedon was asked why there's such a lack of female superheroes on film.

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    Watch: 30-Minute Conversation With Joss Whedon At Film Society Of Lincoln Center

    At a recent event hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, fanboy fave and Marvel guru of the moment Joss Whedon was invited to come down and talk about his recently released passion project “Much Ado About Nothing.” After being treated to a sneak preview of the classic Shakespearian tale, the...

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    Here Are the New Indies (Hopefully) Playing In a Theater Near You: 'Much Ado About Nothing,' 'Violet & Daisy' and More

    The lull in Hollywood summer tentpoles opening this weekend means now's great time to catch an indie. With the much anticipated new take on "Much Ado About Nothing" that Joss Whedon shot at his own home over 12 days, the first adaptation of a Judy Blume novel, and two teens gone wild in "Violet & Da...

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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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    12 Great & Not-So-Great Debuts From Screenwriters-Turned-Directors

    “...but what I really want to do is direct,” goes the hoary old Hollywood refrain. Actors, key grips, wardrobe assistants, the odd ambitious caterer -- sometimes it feels like everyone who’s ever stepped on to a movie set dreams, idly or with calculation, of one day calling the shots. Even the clapp...

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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 'Much Ado About Nothing'

    How does one follow the biggest superhero film in box office history? Perhaps a better way to phrase it is, how does the man behind some of the most beloved cult TV series and characters in recent pop history follow the biggest superhero film in box office history? If we're talking about the much-lo...

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    Joss Whedon Says Without Robert Downey Jr., He Won't Make 'The Avengers 2'

    It was about a month ago when something a little bit ugly came out from behind the smiling, mega-successful Marvel -- their talent wasn't quite happy. Specifically, the talent they need for "The Avengers 2" was beginning to bite. With Robert Downey Jr.'s contract up for Marvel, and news that he bagg...

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    From 'Avengers' To Shakespeare: If Joss Whedon Can Do It All, 5 Film Projects We'd Love To See Him Tackle

    Infamously, writer/director Joss Whedon, who had recently been saddled with the task of bringing the Marvel Universe's crown jewel "The Avengers" to cinematic life, took a two-week vacation from editing that monstrous movie and spent it cheaply shooting an adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing," fil...

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