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.
It’s an absolutely jam-packed episode for this week’s GeekScholars Movie News podcast, as the hosts dive into their box office preview for June 2013!
Specifically, the crew discusses which major releases they are most excited about (and which ones they’ll be skipping), as well as their predictions for how well each movie will fare with critics, and for the first time ever, their estimates on how much money each film will make on its opening weekend!
Highlights in June include:
- The Internship
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Man of Steel
- This Is the End
- Monsters University
- World War Z
- The Heat
- White House Down
To find out what else is covered on the show, hit the jump! Continue reading June 2013 Preview, Timecop Reboot, Chilean Miner Movie, Preview Review for We’re the Millers, Epic and Fast & Furious 6 Reviewed
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
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?
It’s only been a few weeks since Joss Whedon finished principal photography for next summer’s epic Marvel superhero adventure, The Avengers. He could have taken some time off to rest and plot his cinematic takeover of the world, but instead, he and a small cast [including Whedon stalwarts Nathan Fillion, Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker] and crew went out and filmed an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing – in twelve days!
The low-budget black-and-white film should be finished by spring – when it will play the festival circuit, according to Whedon, ‘because it is fancy.’
The full press release follows the jump.