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4:00 PM on 02.13.2015

The Cult Club: Tromeo and Juliet (1996)

[The Cult Club is where Flixist's writers expound the virtues of their favourite underground classics, spanning all nations and genres. It is a monthly series of articles looking at what made those films stand out from the pa...

Hubert Vigilla




Review: Much Ado About Nothing photo
Review: Much Ado About Nothing
by Matthew Razak

How do you follow up the biggest blockbuster in cinematic history? One crammed full of superheroes and special effects and big name actors? A film that epitomizes Hollywood in all its glory and all its faults?

If you're Joss Whedon you take your week vacation, invite a bunch of friends over to your house and you film Shakespeare. This, in case you were wondering, is why Joss Whedon is awesome.

[This review was originally posted as part of our South by Southwest 2013 coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with the theatrical release of Much Ado About Nothing.]

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6:30 PM on 05.09.2013

Baz Luhrmann wants DiCaprio for Hamlet

As most of you probably already know, Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio have already done another Shakespearean adaptation called Romeo + Juliet. With The Great Gatsby releasing tomorrow May 10th, this will be the second lit...

Logan Otremba

9:00 AM on 05.01.2013

Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman join Macbeth

The next Shakespeare play ready to hit the big screen joining the likes of Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, is Macbeth. The new version of the film will be an adaptation of the classic play (not a re-imag...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 04.12.2013

A playful poster for Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing

I feel like "playful" is a pretty good way to describe director Joss Whedon's newest movie, a Shakespeare adaptation called Much Ado About Nothing. Even though it's coming from one of the most fiercely loved directors of our ...

Liz Rugg

1:00 PM on 03.08.2013

Trailer: Much Ado About Nothing

After director Joss Whedon's mega block-buster The Avengers last year, he decided to tone it down a bit for his next project. It's a bit of a palate cleanser - Much Ado About Nothing is an adaption of the classic Shakespeare...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 01.16.2013

Anne Hathaway to tame shrews in Taming of the Shrew film

And the Anne Hathaway hype train rolls on. After knocking it out of the park at the Golden Globes for Les MiseraBLUH, and generally being the cutest Disney Princess ever, The Wrap reports that Hathaway is looking to star in a...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 08.02.2012

Pictures from Whedon's Much Ado remain Branaghless

Having shot the film Dr. Horrible-style, independently and in under two weeks, professional cool-guy-you'd-like-to-hang-with Joss Whedon has put out some new shots of his forthcoming black and white adaptation of Much Ado Abo...

Jason Savior



Review: Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish photo
Review: Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish
by Alex Katz

The more I've sat and thought about it, the more I realize there's something pretty special about Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish. There's a fair share of problems, don't get me wrong. It's plagued by amateur acting, poor cinematography, and really just a general cheap, student-quality look to it. It's not well paced, there's a bizarre magical realism element that would be better off excised entirely, and it's maddeningly plagued by technical issues from basic sound mixing and editing to some awful and, frankly, utterly unnecessary green screen work. 

That said, as an exceptionally off-kilter adaptation of the western world's most famous narrative and as a look at the Orthodox Jewish culture of Brooklyn, there really is something very special going on here. 

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1:00 PM on 10.24.2011

Joss Whedon secretly shot a Shakespeare adaptation

[UPDATE: Joss Whedon confirmed to THR that this is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing, and that it was shot in twelve(!) days in Santa Monica, CA. Whedon described the project: "The text is to me a deconstr...

Alex Katz

1:00 PM on 08.10.2011

Trailer: Coriolanus

One of the lesser known flavors of Willy Shakes, Coriolanus is about a dude who hates democracy and stuff. Military commanders are often the central preoccupation of Shakespeare plays, but this might be a tough part to make ...

Glenn Morris





4:00 PM on 08.08.2011

Trailer: Anonymous

Here's the second trailer for the Roland Emmerich "herp derp Shakespeare wasn't real" film Anonymous. It still relies on using "Everything in its Right Place" for effectiveness, but it's a very different beast from the ...

Alex Katz

8:00 AM on 04.08.2011

Mysterious William Shakespeare film trailer: Anonymous

Does anyone else find it funny that Sony Pictures uploaded this trailer for an unrelated movie named Anonymous in the middle of the "Anonymous" army attacking them over GeoHot? No? Good, me neither. Much like Romeo and Julie...

Tom Fronczak