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  • Anything goes in dark comedy 'Let's Kill Ward's Wife'

    Anything goes in dark comedy 'Let's Kill Ward's Wife'
    The dark comedy "Let's Kill Ward's Wife" gets by on the casual charms and deft timing of its appealing cast until the midpoint, when the film's pacing and narrative structure take a hit — and never quite recover. Still, some loose laughs, a bold...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Other Woman'

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 11 - 17, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Preposterous Pets This new series finds who...
  • Scott Foley's Directorial Debut Acquired by Tribeca Film, Well Go USA

    Tribeca Film and Well Go USA have teamed to acquire North American rights to"Let's Kill Ward's Wife," the directorial debut of Scott Foley. Actor Foley ("Scandal"), who wrote and directed the black comedy, lined up a cast of familiar faces for the...
  • William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations

    William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations
    William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.  Most of Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for the big...
  • New releases: Joss Whedon's take on 'Much Ado About Nothing'

    "Much Ado About Nothing" Available on VOD beginning Tuesday The degree to which viewers connect with Joss Whedon's modern-dress adaptation may depend on how familiar they are with Whedon's TV shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Dollhouse"...
  • Summer Movie Sneaks complete list

    The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Sneaks list: In the...
  • Oscar outdoor summer screenings open with 'Much Ado About Nothing'

    Oscar outdoor summer screenings open with 'Much Ado About Nothing'
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will resume its summer screening series on June 5 with the showing of Joss Whedon's 2012 adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing." The screening will be one of 25 events scheduled from June to August at...
  • 'Much Ado About Nothing': A DIY film project at Joss Whedon's home

    'Much Ado About Nothing': A DIY film project at Joss Whedon's home
    When architect Kai Cole began designing her Mediterranean-style Santa Monica home, she weighed all the usual concerns — space, light, flow — along with one quite specific to her family's needs: where to hold the Shakespeare readings. Cole...
  • Movie review: 'Much Ado About Nothing' a tasty snack for Bard lovers

    Think of it as a single scoop of sorbet: Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" is both a palate cleanser for the director and a small but savory treat for Shakespeare-starved audiences. Whedon needed a change of pace for the few weeks between...
  • 'Much Ado About Nothing' review: Mission to memorize

    'Much Ado About Nothing' review: Mission to memorize
    ** (out of four) Their tongues tangled by declarations unbeknownst to them, much of the cast of Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare adaptation “Much Ado About Nothing” struggles to suggest they connect to what they’re saying. Well, not...
  • 'Much Ado About Nothing' gracefully drags Shakespeare into modern times ★★★ 1/2

    'Much Ado About Nothing' gracefully drags Shakespeare into modern times ★★★ 1/2
    Finally! A romantic comedy that works. And not just because of Shakespeare. There's a disarming home-movie vibe to adapter/director Joss Whedon's small-scale, black-and-white contemporary version of "Much Ado About Nothing." He shot it in 12 days in his...