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With 2013 officially concluded, the cast and crew of GeekScholars Movie News decided to compile a few of their favorite moments of the year. Hit play above to listen now, or the jump to get a sneak peek at some of the highlights!

On this very special episode, the hosts showcase such events as South by Southwest, where they interviewed Nathan Fillion, Joss Whedon and the rest of the cast of Much Ado About Nothing, the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International, and the celebration of their 100th Episode.

 

 

 

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Don’t Yield! Back S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Posted by   on September 25, 2013

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Now that I have your attention… If you missed the premiere of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (try saying that five times fast!), you’ll get another chance to check it out tomorrow night at 8/7C.

S.H.I.E.L.D. had the best numbers of a drama premiere in almost four years and had more than one million Facebook fans when it premiered. And, for the record (since it never appeared on ABC’s press site so I was unable to review it), the premiere was extremely good – balancing humor and drama in that peculiar way that only Joss Whedon seems able to pull off reliably. I’d give it an A- – only a few characters get any kind of development – but the plot is smart and, as with Whedon’s other shows, you know that everyone will be developed over time. Also, Lola.

The press release about the additional scheduling follows the jump.

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The best movie I’ve seen so far this year is a microbudgeted adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing as adapted and directed by Joss Whedon – who shot the film with a small army of friends, in his house, in twelve days during a break between the end of shooting Marvel’s The Avengers and beginning to edit it.

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Grade: A+

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This is it – the first 30 second teaser for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.LD. (guest-starring Luke Cage)? Check out the video after the jump – paying particular attention to the first few seconds which definitely show a character who can only be super-powered…

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Coulson lives!

Check out the teaser for the teaser for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. after the jump. The full teaser TV spot will run during tonight’s Once Upon a Time on ABC.

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Coming to you straight the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, the GeekScholars Movie News podcast has reviews from the biggest premieres, and conversations with the top talent, including

  • Much Ado About Nothing - Joss Whedon’s modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy about fools in love, complete with exclusive interviews with Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Amy Acker, and Alexis Denisof
  • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – a comedy about rival magicians starring Steve Carell, Jim Carrey and Steve Buschemi
  • Before Midnight – Richard Linklater’s latest chapter about a chance romantic encounter between two kindred souls, complete with an exclusive interview with writer/ director Richard Linklater

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Joss Whedon does William Shakespeare with a little help from a few of his friends – including Nathan Fillion, Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Reed Diamond, and Fran Kranz. Black and white never sounded so good!

Pictires by Whedon; words by Shakespeare. What could be better?

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