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Review: Ophelia

Shakespeare can be a very polarising subject, as we've been debating at length here among the Flixist staff. But if the long-winded passages just aren't for you, and you don't share the Brits' appreciation for the Bard, then I have g...

 
 
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Review: All is True

The year is 1613. The Globe Theatre, the embodiment of Shakespeare’s life work, has just burned to the ground, and the heartbroken writer has abandoned his work altogether, returning to his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. Just prio...

 
 
 
 
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See Macbeth early and free

Shakespeare. Being smart. Acting. You can experience these things by going to see Macbeth for free. Who wouldn't want to be smart and see acting? It's just an easy decision to make, especially when Justin Kurzel is directing. Just head...

 
 
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First U.S. trailer for Macbeth released

Get ready for an Oscar nomination, folks. We've only see a pretty dull international clip for the upcoming Macbeth adaptation, but now with a U.S. one we get to see what the film is really about. It's about some striking visuals and wh...

 
 
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First clip for Justin Kurzelís adaptation of Macbeth

It's been a bit since we've landed some good ol' Shakespeare on the big screen and even longer since we've had a solid Macbeth so it's easy to see why folks are getting excited for the Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard&...

 
 
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New images from Macbeth

It's been a year since we last saw any images from Justin Kurzel's Macbeth, but with a Cannes-screening next month, we've received three new stills from Empire, showcasing Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in costume. The images,...

 
 
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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 pack, as well as ...

 
 
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Review: Much Ado About Nothing

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...

 
 
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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 literary adaptatio...

 
 
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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-imagining), set in ...

 
 
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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 time and based ...

 
 
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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 Shakespearean comedy by th...

 
 
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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 an adaptation of...

 
 
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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 About Nothing. Whi...

 
 
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Review: Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish

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 re...

 
 
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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 deconstruction of the i...

 
 
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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 redeemable, if ...

 
 
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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 first trailer. ...

 
 
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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 Juliet, the ending o...

 
 




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