Tag Archives: Joss Whedon

Marvel Releases Leaked Avengers Trailer!

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Well, I guess we don’t have to wait for next week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – someone leaked the teaser trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron online. So, knowing that once it finds its way to the internet, there’s no real way to stop it, Marvel did the smart thing and released the trailer officially.

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The Best Movie News Moments of 2013!

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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.

 

 

 

Don’t Yield! Back S.H.I.E.L.D.!

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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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Much Ado About Nothing–Whedon Plus Shakespeare Equals Brilliance!

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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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SXSW 2013 Film Reviews: Much Ado About Nothing, Burt Wonderstone, Before Midnight with Insights From Whedon, Fillion, Gregg, Linklater and More!

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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

Sheldon Says: Joss Whedon’s The Avengers Exceeds Even My High Expectations!

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The Avengers is ridiculously entertaining. It’s pretty much a perfect summer movie.

The movie’s tone is perfect Marvel; the characters are completely true to their previous movies; the balance of wit, charm, intelligence, drama and poignancy is lovely, and both the tease for The Avengers 2 and the tag following the end credits are amazing. Even the 3D is effective – though it only really gets to shine in the last act.

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Comic-Con: Episode IV, A Fan’s Hope

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Several years ago I talked with some of my business partners about the idea of creating a documentary about the experience of attending Comic-Con, one of the largest pop cultural conventions in the world. I thought it’d be fun to have a camera follow me around the show floor and showcase what it is really like to be a Journalist covering a convention that really isn’t made for Journalist. You would get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to arrange interviews, watch me have one of my legendary meltdowns and more. The funny thing is, real filmmakers had the same idea.

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