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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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    Hollywood Hits the Commencement Trail, from Affleck and Marling to Whedon (VIDEO)

    It's May, which means that movie and media moguls are working the commencement speech circuit. Arianna Huffington did Smith College, while Boston's own Ben Affleck delivered a rousing speech at Brown in exchange for his honorary degree. On May 26, Joss Whedon '87 gave the commencement address at his...

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    Discuss: Can Marvel Keep Lowballing Their Actors? 'The Avengers 2' Negotiations Get Heated

    As Marvel enters Phase Two of their cinematic universe, their business universe is also getting a bit of a shake up. No one could have really predicted that Phase One would end with the billion dollar earning "The Avengers," and that really changed the game. Wisely, Robert Downey Jr. had negotiated ...

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    Quicksilver & The Scarlet Witch Confirmed For 'The Avengers 2' (For Now)

    So, remember just over a week ago when Joss Whedon not-so-subtly teased that his script for "The Avengers 2" script contained, "two of my favorite characters from the comic book, a brother/sister act"? While he didn't come right out and say it, speculation centered on Quicksilver and The Scarlet Wi...

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    How Marvel's Movie Risks Paid Off & How The Studio System Could Stand To Pay Attention To Them

    In Steven Soderbergh's state of cinema address earlier this week, he remarked that, "Art is a very elegant problem solving model." He went on to describe his ideal model for a studio: "I think if I were going to run a studio I’d just be gathering the best filmmakers I could find and sort of let them...

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    Coulson Lives In Lamest Way Possible In 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

    There's been a lot of speculation as to how Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) would be brought back for the new ABC series set within the Marvel Universe, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." The series, which is being spearheaded by "Avengers" director Joss Whedon, but has yet to get an official green light from th...

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    Is Joss Whedon Teasing Quicksilver & The Scarlet Witch For 'The Avengers 2'?

    In case you missed the news earlier this week, Marvel has officially secured the rights to Daredevil after they lapsed at Fox, and with Phase Two now mapped out, could they be ready to unleash a whole new host of characters? We're mostly getting sequels for the next couple of years starting with "Ir...

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    Watch: Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' Gets a Stirring UK Trailer

    Joss Whedon is back in theaters this summer after breaking box-office records with "The Avengers" this time last year, with a very different offering: a black-and-white, small-scaled take on "Much Ado About Nothing. Shot in and around his own home and peppered with a cast of his close friends, the f...

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    Watch: New U.K. Trailer For Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing'

    Joss Whedon's reputation is largely staked on his genre stuff from "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" to "Firefly" to, of course, "The Avengers" and his continued work in the Marvel universe. But it seems he's eager to prove he can do more than tell the stories of superheroes and the supernatural, and so he...

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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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