The thing I love best about Joss Whedon is the musical way that he dances with dialogue and story lines. And I’m not even talking about his actual musicals, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and the “Once More With Feeling” episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, both of which I kind of worship, and by which I judge people’s relative worth depending on whether they like them or not (shallow that way, sorry). It’s beyond that.
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Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible…come on, you really don’t know who Joss Whedon is?) took to Reddit’s IAmA forum this afternoon. He was promoting his two new films, The Cabin in the Woods (which he executive produced) and The Avengers (which he directed).
Vulture reports that actress Abigail Spencer let slip details of her involvement in a heretofore top-secret film directed by The Avengers helmer Joss Whedon, whose every move (including a recently announced other secret project, a remake of Much Ado About Nothing) tends to light up geeks’ circuit boards. Ms. Spencer’s film is to Read More
Unless you’re Nikki Finke and/or Mike Fleming, keeping track of how the floundering MGM continues to flounder while it’s up for sale is probably low on your list of concerns. But as savvy pop culture devourers, it might be a good idea to start getting a bit riled up. In fact, the list Read More
We love a good round of blogosphere-led hand wringing, so the news that Vertigo Entertainment is planning a reboot of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise totally tickles our fancy. Rather than include creator Joss Whedon or any of the beloved supporting characters he created for television, Vertigo is relying on Read More
Monday: Charlie’s Angels
We’ve had Sam Rockwell on the brain since a colleague of ours saw his new movie Moon at Tribeca and came back raving. We love pretty much everything the guy does—remember the Clooney-directed Confessions of a Dangerous Mind?—but his turn as the secret bad guy who romances Drew Barrymore (and dances!) Read More
Monday: Be Kind Rewind
If you can’t wait until Sunday to see the Michel Gondry–directed episode of Flight of the Conchords, check out his most recent, enjoyably lo-fi film. Two video store clerks (the excellent Mos Def and grating Jack Black) remake movies like Ghostbusters and Rush Hour 2 using household products, Read More
We’re conditioned to assume that television executives are, among other things, professional liars. More often than not they act like miniature Obi-Wan Kenobi’s, employing variations on the Jedi mind trick to convince audiences that watching their crappy wares is a good idea. (This is precisely what allows Jerry O’Connell to keep getting pilots picked up.) Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, start your letter writing campaigns! A day after NBC announced the cancelations of My Own Worst Enemy (yay!) and Lipstick Jungle (boo!)–and a week after Fox doomed Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse to an early grave with a Friday timeslot — ABC has moved one step closer to dropping the axe on Pushing Read More
With television schedules becoming year-round events, Fox has gotten an early jump on the network competition by announcing their mid-season lineup… and if you’re a fan of Joss Whedon, prepare to be disappointed. Mr. Whedon’s latest series, the Elisha Dushku-starring spy-thriller Dollhouse, has been stranded on Friday nights at 9 p.m. If that Read More