What’s Out This Week? – June 7, 2013

What’s Out This Week? – June 7, 2013

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IFFBoston ’13 VIDEO: Much Ado About Nothing Q&A

IFFBoston ’13 VIDEO: Much Ado About Nothing Q&A

Following the screening of Joss Whedon’s adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing,” actors Franz Kranz and Jillian Morgese joined the pack crowd at the Somerville Theatre for a Q&A. The actors shared stories of working with Joss on this film, The Avengers, and Cabin in the Woods. Read our review of MUCH ADO here.

IFFBoston ’13 Review: Much Ado About Nothing

IFFBoston ’13 Review: Much Ado About Nothing

Did you know Joss Whedon loves Shakespeare? I certainly didn’t, so when I first heard about his adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing,” I really wondered what it would be like. I was pleasantly surprised. Using the original Shakespearian language, Whedon sets the story in modern day, and the entire project was filmed in and around his own home in Los Angeles. [Read more…]

Film Review: The Avengers

Film Review: The Avengers

Joss Whedon’s The Avengers could have gone either way. It either could have been a complete disaster, or, a hell of a lot of fun. I’m pleased to report that The Avengers is a resounding success.

The film opens with Thor’s brother, Loki, arriving on earth via the Tesseract (a crazy energy cube being researched by S.H.I.E.L.D.). The tesseract is housed in a research facility, and Loki instantly sets out on a path of destruction, battling it out with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and destroying the research facility. [Read more…]

MGM Greenights New Joss Whedon Script

Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard written thriller ‘The Cabin in the Woods,’ has been acquired and greenlit by MGM as a directing vehicle for Goddard. Goddard has been a writer/exec producer on ‘Lost.’ and recently wrote the script for ‘Cloverfield.’

The story has being kept under wraps, but from a team that brought us ‘Buffy,’ I expect a pretty good outing. I liked ‘Cloverfield’ quite a bit, and I’m a fan of all of Joss Whedon’s work. We’ll keep an eye on this one for you.