October 5, 2013 |
New Wave directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut famously incorporated tropes from American noir and Western films into theirs. Their colleague Louis Malle went a step further and made a score of American films, including My Dinner With Andre (1981) , Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) - and the 1981 masterpiece Atlantic City featuring Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon. Malle's work was well-received - even revered - here with the possible exception of 1985's Alamo Bay , which sharply divided critics.
September 25, 2013 |
* MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD . 8 tonight, 6ABC. * THE GOLDBERGS . 9 tonight, 6ABC. * TROPHY WIFE . 9:30 tonight, 6ABC. * LUCKY 7 . 10 tonight, 6ABC. THERE'S probably more chance that gods and superheroes walk among us than that a network will successfully launch an entire night of new shows at once. That's not stopping ABC, which tonight kicks off an all-new Tuesday lineup with "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" - whose premise is that gods and superheroes do occasionally walk among us - and ends with "Lucky 7," in which mortals win the lottery.
June 21, 2013 |
IN "MUCH ADO about Nothing," Joss Whedon makes the case that Shakespeare is every bit as accessible as "The Avengers. " To that end, he's chosen Shakespeare's most plain-spoken play, the foundation of the modern romcom (the feuding, made-for-each-other couple) and also a kind of Elizabethan "Jersey Shore" - one house (Whedon's own), a bunch of drunk people, and a lot of tangled, volatile romance (Whedon uses a lot of handheld camerawork). Mainly, "Much Ado" is about the "merry war" between swashbuckling ladies' man Benedick (Alexis Denisof)
June 15, 2013 |
How do you go from Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Firefly , and the 2012 blockbuster The Avengers to Shakespeare ? Enthusiastically, says Joss Whedon , god of all sci-fi geeks. The Bard is the greatest teacher one could have, Whedon tells USA Today. "He speaks to you very personally," says the director of the critical hit Much Ado About Nothing , which stars Amy Acker , Alexis Denisof , and Nathan Fillion . "He says take the things you understand - the stories, the tropes, the characters - and look further.
May 16, 2013 |
JENKINTOWN'S Adam F. Goldberg ("Breaking In," "Fanboys") is bringing his wonder years to ABC this fall. His autobiographical new sitcom, "The Goldbergs," was one of a dozen new scripted series that ABC presented to advertisers in New York yesterday afternoon, and it's the one that ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee singled out more than once in a conference call with reporters. "I really adore this show," Lee said, and he's planning to promote it, along with its fanboy-friendly lead-in, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," from Joss Whedon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "The Avengers")
November 24, 2010 |
The entertainment industry is lame, bad, evil. So say two of the nation's most respected pop-culters. First up, TV wunderkind Joss Whedon , 46, says he's appalled that his show Buffy the Vampire Slayer - which was loosely based on the '92 vampire-killer-with-a-killer-Valley-accent flick - is being made into a film without him. "This is a sad, sad reflection on our times," Joss tells E! News, "when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths - just because they can't think of an original idea of their own. " And Billy Bob Thornton , whose new action pic, Faster , is getting some very negative reviews, bemoans the cynical, nihilistic ethos that pervades cinema.
December 3, 2007 |
With the overwhelming success of Dark Horse's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eight," IDW was expecting big things with "Angel: After The Fall," a series set to chronicle the never-produced sixth season of the "Angel" TV show. With creator Joss Whedon involved and announcing the series as "canon" in his Angel/Buffyverse, fans were looking forward to big things as well. That "Angel: After the Fall" No. 1 will now enjoy a third printing a scant two weeks after its first shows the pent-up demand fans have had for this tale to be told.
November 12, 2007 |
For those who thought "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight" would lose steam once creator Joss Whedon stopped writing it - and those who have yet to pick up an issue - it's clear you gotta have Faith. Yes. Faith, the ally/nemesis of Buffy immortalized by Eliza Dushku on the small screen, takes center stage during the current story arc written by Brian K. Vaughan. Vaughan, an admitted "Buffy" fan, is the talented writer behind the "Y: The Last Man" series and has also written for ABC's "Lost.
March 26, 2007 |
When Dark Horse announced that they were launching a "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" comic book series to be written by series creator Joss Whedon and start where the TV show left off, I thought it would be reasonably successful. After all, the character has long had a strong, loyal fanbase. I did think expectations should be tempered somewhat, though. The original "Buffy" series from Dark Horse was true to the spirit of the TV show and told some fun stories, yet struggled to crack the Top 100 on the sales charts while the show was still on the air. Once the show ended, the comic series did as well.
December 22, 2004 |
Joss Whedon likes strong women. Just ask his most famous creation, Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar), that pompom-shaking, kickboxing enemy of all that is creepy or undead. Now, Whedon is branching out to the big screen with - you guessed it, Wonder Woman! According to TV Guide Online, Whedon is on board to write and direct Warner Bros.' big-budget adaptation of the '70s TV show. Who will fill Lynda Carter's (very vinyl-looking) red boots? No names yet, but if we had any weight in Tinseltown, we'd pitch the cast search as a reality TV show - a cross between Celebrity Death Match and Fear Factor, which would pit Gellar against Jennifer Garner, Angelina Jolie and Uma Thurman.