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June 23 2015

Amy Acker gets a wonderful shout-out in this month's The Atlantic for her performance in Much Ado. The article laments the decline of the American actor, but comments that, "a handful of younger American actors, mostly women, have been able to stretch themselves in parts like that onscreen." More...

February 13 2015

Nine best indie date movies for Valentine's Day. Filmoria picks Much Ado About Nothing as one of their choices.

December 08 2014

Much Ado About Nothing has set a Guinness world record. "Most people recording commentary for a Blu-Ray DVD". The recording had 16 people.

July 23 2014

5 nackte Fakten uber... Joss Whedon. On German website

July 22 2014

German review of Much Ado About Nothing. The film is on limited release in German cinemas from Thursday. High praise for Amy Acker in a positive review in German newspaper Die Welt. Another review can be found on the Faz website. More...

May 10 2014

Much Ado About Nothing now streaming on Amazon Prime. And it's on Netflix as well.

January 24 2014

A meeting with Joss Whedon: when Buffy and the Avengers make Shakespeare. The interview is in French but if you use Bing Translator or Google Translate, you'll get some sort of idea of what Joss is talking about when it comes to Much Ado, vampires, Wonder Woman and The Avengers.

January 23 2014

Transcript of Joss Whedon's Q&A at the Paris premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. "I don't have immediate plans, I just want to live through Avengers II. But yes, I mean, do I want to make Hamlet? [whispering] Yes I do." More...

January 22 2014

Pics of Joss Whedon at the French premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. There's a video of him signing autographs on the red carpet as well. Update More pics can be found on the movie's Facebook page and the French distributors made a video about the premiere.

January 14 2014

Nathan Fillion on Much Ado awards buzz: 'It's kind and generous'. He spoke to Digital Spy about the buzz regarding his role as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing.

January 07 2014

Joss Whedon will be at the premiere of Much Ado About Nothing in Paris on January 21st. This'll be at the UGC Normandie cinema on the Champs-Elysées at 8pm. Keep an eye on the Beaucoup De Bruit Pour Rien Facebook page for updates.

January 06 2014

Performances that shouldn't get overlooked: Nathan in Much Ado. Studio System News says Nathan's performance as Dogberry shouldn't be overlooked when it comes to Oscar nomination voting for Best Supporting Actor.

December 30 2013

For your consideration 2014: Oscar voters, don't forget Joss Whedon. Especially for his score for Much Ado About Nothing.

December 27 2013

How to find the best movies of 2013 on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes. Brief descriptions of some of the best movies from the first 11/12ths of 2013, and where they are available.

December 18 2013

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Stephanie Zacharek's favourite movies of 2013. She's written some great material about the Whedonverse in the past. In her Village Voice article, Stephanie describes Much Ado as "one of the most exuberant movies of the year".

December 11 2013

Much Ado About Nothing named one of Total Film's best films of the year. Iron Man 3 & Thor: The Dark World also make appearances.

December 10 2013

The top 10 female performances of 2013. Quickflix puts one wonderful Whedon lady at #7.

December 09 2013

Edelstein: Much Ado is the fourth best film of 2013. New York Magazine/NPR's David Edelstein names "Much Ado About Nothing" as fourth best film of 2013 in his top ten film list More...

December 04 2013

"Much Ado About Nothing" is recognized by the National Board of Review. The film is one of its Top 10 Independent Movies of the year.

December 03 2013

'Much Ado' DVD gets Australian release date. Just in time for Gurnenthar's Ascendance. More...

November 30 2013

Much Ado About Nothing premieres in Russia on December 12th.

November 13 2013

Comparing Much Ado About Nothings. The-Toast compares how differently Branagh and Whedon filmed Much Ado, looking at some of the major scenes as well as the overall approach. More...

October 25 2013

Much Ado nominated for Audience Award (part of Gotham Independent Film Awards). You need to sign up to vote.

October 16 2013

Alexis Denisof talks Much Ado with the Dissolve. On the event of the DVD/BR release, he talks about Joss and the cast's approach to Shakespeare.

October 13 2013

Chat about Much Ado About Nothing. The movie was on limited release in the cinema so not many Whedon fans got to see it. But now it's released on DVD, Blu-ray, iTunes etc. So come tell us what you thought of Joss' black and white adaptation.

October 11 2013

Much Ado About Nothing in colour. Some of those gorgeous promotional and behind the scenes pics, taken by Elsa Guillet-Chapuis, are now available in colour.

October 09 2013

More Joss interview excerpts and pics from the Much Ado movie tie-in book. And our competition to win a copy ends tomorrow. Head over to our Tumblr for more details on how to enter.

October 08 2013

A nicely detailed review of the "Much Ado" Blu-ray.'s usual thorough take on a Blu-ray disc, includes analysis of picture and sound as well. My copy arrives today. Hurrah!

October 07 2013

What Whedon role would Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg reject? A clip from a featurette on the American release of the Much Ado About Nothing Blu-ray/DVD.

October 06 2013

A review of the UK 'Much Ado About Nothing' Blu-ray. If you're looking forward to getting the same extras as the US release, then don't. According to this review and another one, tomorrow's release only has the Joss commentary and a trailer. The US release is reported as having an additional Joss and cast commentary, two featurettes and a music video.

October 04 2013

Pics, quotes and pages from the Much Ado About Nothing book. Now's your chance to get a peak at the script. Plus there's a fantastic pic of Alexis and Joss.

October 03 2013

Whedonesque competition time! Win a copy of the Much Ado movie tie-in book. Head over to our Tumblr to see how you can win a copy (and yes, it's a worldwide competition). The book is out on October 8th in the US and UK and is available for pre-ordering at and

October 02 2013

A revised "Whedon's World" - Much Ado About Nothing infographic. Various things have been fixed and added. Hooray! More...
Pics from the 'Much Ado About Nothing' movie tie-in book. And stayed tuned tomorrow as we'll be running a competition to win a copy of the book. More...

September 30 2013

Watch exclusive clips from Much Ado About Nothing commentary. Total Film has three clips from the director's commentary of Joss discussing the movie.
"Whedon's World' - a Much Ado About Nothing infographic. This is for anyone who wasn't sure where they'd seen the actors in Much Ado before (well kinda, there are some glaring errors).

September 29 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of 09/27/13. Showing in 8 cities in the U.S. and 1 city in Canada. More...

September 25 2013

Watch part of the 'Bus Ado' extra from the Much Ado About Nothing DVD/Blu-ray. The movie is currently available on VOD and will be out in DVD and Blu-ray on next month.

September 21 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of 09/20/13. Yep, still showing at theaters in U.S. Here is a Canada list. More...

September 17 2013

"On the Edge of Slander" - Stephen Greenblatt's review of Much Ado About Nothing. As featured in the latest issue of The New York Review of Books. More...

September 13 2013

'Much Ado About Nothing' to be shown at Athens International Film Festival. The festival runs from the 18th to 29th of this month. Much Ado is also being shown at the Helsinki International Film Festival on the 21st and 24th.

September 12 2013

'Much Ado About Nothing' gets a release date in France : January 29, 2014. Wonderful news for the French Whedonites. The film is distributed by Jour2féte.

September 02 2013

Much Ado About Nothing grosses over $5 million World Wide Box Office. For some reason, you have to do the math yourself to add up the Foreign total. More...

August 31 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of 08/30/13. Some different cities. Here is a Australia, Brazil and Canada list. Also may be playing in New Zealand and Mexico. More...

August 29 2013

Vote for Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof in the 'Most Chemistry' category of EW's summer movie poll. Support our favorite Shakespeare couple at Entertainment Weekly.

August 24 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of August 23th. Cheektowaga, NY and 21 other cities in US. Here is a Canada and Australia list. Brazil. More...

August 20 2013

Indie Summer Box Office Rundown. It didn't make Avengers money, but how did Much Ado about Nothing hold up at the summer indie movie box office?

August 17 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of August 16th. Here is the Canada and Australia list. More...

August 11 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of August 9th. Still in theaters. Here is a Canada and Australia list. More...

August 07 2013

Special features for the 'Much Ado About Nothing' DVD/Blu-ray get revealed. Not one but two commentaries. Plus a music video and a couple of featurettes.

August 06 2013

'Much Ado About Nothing' DVD/Blu-ray gets a US release date. According to the listing, the movie will be out on October 8th. More...

August 03 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of August 2nd. New cities and first time showing in Montana and West Virginia. Here is a Canada and Australia list. More...

July 29 2013

Much Ado and more screening at The Schonell Theatre, UQ. Much Ado About Nothing, Cabin in the Woods, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie) and Repo! the Genetic Opera staring Anthony Stewart Head will be screening at The Schonell Theatre on The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus starting July 30. More...

July 26 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of July 26th. Here is a Canada and Australia list. Much Ado has even returned to US states it left. More...

July 22 2013

Post Postmod Love in "Much Ado". "Joss Whedon's depiction of this most playful Shakespearean comedy is a sheer delight. It is also a rebuke, a surprise, and a challenge, in that order."

July 19 2013

Much Ado About Nothing Theater Listings in the U.S. More theater listings.
"Much Ado About Whedon"- a thank you. Writer Greg Rucka (whose resume also includes the Buffyverse - true fact) talks about why he loves Much Ado.
Australian opening weekend numbers for Much Ado. Whilst the total ain't huge the per theatre number is not too shabby.

July 18 2013

A.V. Club staff includes Much Ado About Nothing in their "Best Movies of the Year So Far" list. "It's a loose, jovial take on Shakespeare that manages to find joy when most movie adaptations of the Bard are so deathly serious".

July 17 2013

Ethan Iverson reviews the Much Ado About Nothing soundtrack. Ethan Iverson, acclaimed pianist and composer, one third of The Bad Plus, reviews Joss' score for Much Ado About Nothing. More...

July 15 2013

Shakespeare's In The House. The Sydney Morning Herald talks about Much Ado About Nothing, with some different quotes from Joss than seen before. More...

July 14 2013

Much Ado makes $263,700 in its fourth weekend of wide release in the US. That gives it a per screen average of $1,918, a total of $3,411,901 and a week to week drop of 38%.

July 13 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of July 12th. Much Ado now showing in three new States: Alabama, Arkansas and North Dakota. Several new cities too. Here is a Canada and
Australia list.

July 12 2013

Clothes on Film discusses Much Ado's costume design.

July 10 2013

Much Ado About Nothing passes giveaway from New Melbourne Browncoats. To celebrate the Australian release of Much Ado on July 11, they've got passes to give away thanks to Sharmill Films, the film's Australian distributor. More...

July 07 2013

Much Ado close to reaching $3 million. Joss Whedon's take on Shakespeare earned about $472 thousand this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, keeping it in the top 20 overall. In its fifth week of release, it's earned $2,997,000 in the US, and more than $335,000 in the UK. More...

July 06 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of July 5th. Much Ado now showing in three new States: Alaska, Maine and Vermont. Several new cities too. More...

July 05 2013

German mini-review of Much Ado About Nothing. German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reminds people that they can go see Much Ado About Nothing in Munich tonight and tomorrow. More...

July 01 2013

The official 'Much Ado About Nothing' book is coming out in October. Published by Titan Books, the book "features an Introduction by Joss, his full screenplay, and a gallery of photos from the set". There's also an interview with Joss as well.
Much Ado is one of the ten best movies so far this year. Pajiba says Much Ado About Nothing is one of the ten best movies of the first half of the year.
Making Shakespeare sound modern. This National Post article uses Joss' work as a jumping off point to discuss giving Shakespeare a natural sound.

June 30 2013

'Much Ado About Nothing': Joss Whedon's choices in his interpretation. speaks to Joss about his creative choices for Much Ado. So if you've been wondering about the snorkel then this would be the article for you.
Much Ado makes $590,000 in its second weekend of wide release in the US. That gives it a per screen average of $2,719, a week to week drop of 20% and a total gross of $2,186,000.
Why B&W? There's apparently a sudden surge in the number of films being made in Black and White. MAaN gets mentioned in this article looking at reasons for the phenomenon.

June 28 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of June 28th. More listings via the film's official blog.
The Nerdist website interviews Clark Gregg and Nathan Fillion about "Much Ado" and their other projects, including "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." for the first and "Monsters University" for the latter.

June 27 2013

List of Regal cinemas with the winning Much Ado fan poster. Looks like 25 theaters will have the poster on display, and a limited edition print will be handed out to filmgoers.
Amy Acker in Vanity Fair. "I would be lying to say I didnít dream of playing Beatrice".
Preview Screening of Much Ado About Nothing in Melbourne July 3rd. The New Melbourne Browncoats have free passes to give away!

June 25 2013

Much Ado About Nothing DVD commentary being recorded as we speak. Both Spencer Treat Clark and Jillian Morgese have tweeted photos. I could easily see Joss, Alexis, Brian & Nick, as well as Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz, and I think I could see Amy Acker. But I can't see Tom Lenk and/or Nathan Fillion. Emma Bates just added a great instagram (showing what a big group commentary it really is)! More...

June 24 2013

Women and Hollywood interviews Kai Cole. Another interview with the producer of Much Ado about her role and how she got started producing.

June 23 2013

Much Ado makes $762,350 in its first weekend of wide release in the US. That gives it a perfectly respectable per screen average of $3,700, and a total of $1,234,781 since release.

June 22 2013

"Much Ado About Nothing is one of the best films of the year". Says Sheila O'Malley of

June 21 2013

Video: Joss Whedon at the BFI. The Q&A from last week is now online. Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker appear as well.
Tom Lenk interviews Joss about Much Ado and their mutual mancrush on Nathan Fillion.
Ideas At The House interviews Joss (video) at the Sydney Opera House.

June 20 2013

Nice review of Much Ado at Obsidian Wings. Spot-on about our Cap'n nailing the part of Dogberry, and some interesting thoughts about the use of B&W.
Win tickets to advance Much Ado About Nothing screenings in Canada! Scene Creek is hosting a contest to give away tickets to advance screening of Much Ado About Nothing in Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax, Ottawa and Winnipeg. More...
The perils of using Shakespeare as a screenplay. The New Yorker has what seems to me to be a rather strange article on Much Ado, which criticizes Joss for not putting his own stamp on the material.

June 19 2013

Joss Whedon finds time to do 'Much Ado'. Emma Bates talks to JSOnline: "He's somebody who's always cooking up something. Still, it was so hilarious. I mean, how secret can Shakespeare be?"
Much Ado About Nothing cast discuss their favorite fellow cast members. There's a surprising degree of consistency of opinion here.
Much Ado about Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg. A great interview with 2 fun guys who spend the entire time riffing off each other.
Much Ado About Nothing Canadian theaters for the week of June 21st. Theater showtimes & locations from search listings. More...
Joss Whedon, Modern Dress Shakespeare, and the Problem of Class in Classrooms. A teacher and Shakespearean enthusiast looks at how class is presented in Much Ado and from there, how it is treated in today's world. Part One of Two.
Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of June 21st. An updated, official listing of U.S. theaters that will be showing the film starting 6/21.
Much Ado About Nothing's opening weekend performance at the UK box office. It didn't make the top ten but it did take £64,651 (+ £3,614 previews) from 64 cinemas.
Interview with Joss, Amy and Alexis at Shakespeare's Globe. A five-minute chat with video; it's dated last Wednesday but I don't think it's been posted here yet. Joss has already tweeted a couple of rather spiffy photos from the occasion: here and here.

June 18 2013

Limited run of Much Ado About Nothing at 33 Foro Internacional de la cineteca in Mexico. The limited run from this festival that started last week, will occur between today June 18th till the 23rd, with several showings. Complete showtimes can be found at the complete program (PDF). More...
Much Ado About Nothing to premiere in Brazil on July 26th. Distributed by H20 Films the website include main art with translated title (same as the play) and the confirmed release date. Full poster can be found on distributor Facebook page. ETA: Just received confirmation that Cine Canibal is the official distributor for the movie in Mexico and also countries in Central America, where it also be released in July (Link include poster with Spanish text). More...
Carlton VIC screening of Much Ado featuring Skype Q&A with Kai Cole. The film and Q&A will happen at 7:00pm on July 2 at Cinema Nova.

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