A new UK trailer has been released for Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, featuring romance, tragedy and the odd comedy pratfall.
Pierce Brosnan starring in a jaunty, bilingual Danish rom-com rings alarm bells – a piece of casting aimed squarely at luring the mass crowd of fans of the scandi-inspired Mamma Mia to the cinema. But with a film directed by the Oscar winning Susanne Bier there was some hope Love Is All You Need would escape beyond the lame title and questionable choice in actors. It doesn't.
It's a good year for hopeless romantics and Shakespeare lovers on the big screen in 2013, with Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing on the way and now the first trailer for Romeo & Juliet has been released.
In the wake of his success with The Avengers, Joss Whedon could have done anything. He could have made a feature-length version of Pingu and a studio would likely have green-lit it. But rather than do the expected (i.e. another spin-off film from one of his TV shows) he went down an unexpected route and updated Shakespeare, with his own version of Much Ado About Nothing.
In the US, Safe Haven was released for Valentine’s Day. It was so popular, more people saw it and paid more at the box office for it than rival big release A Good Day to Die Hard: it sold an amazing $8.9 million worth of tickets.
Judging from Jacques Audiard’s last two films, A Prophet or The Beat My Heart Skipped, it would be unwise to go into Rust and Bone expecting lighter fare.
Based on Isaac Marion‘s novel of the same name, Warm Bodies follows an interesting story and takes a unique approach to the genre as it is told from the perspective of a zombie. We’ve seen zombies die in every way possible over the years, with directors mixing the genre with gore, violence, comedy, and sometimes even a little bit of fun, but this time around it’s time to actually care about them.
Girls who have been crying into their pillows since Breaking Dawn: Part 2 finished at the cinema, will soon have another reason to get out of bed as this brand new trailer for The Host shows us that Close Encounters From That Woman who Wrote Twilight is COMING SOON.
Specially for those of you who found Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon a simple-minded parade of lightheartedness, comes the sequel: Purple Headscarf, Silver Teapot. Sorry, I mean Silver Vase, Iron Knight, but feel free to try out your own adjective/noun combos.
Silver Linings Playbook is a fresh drama/comedy based on the debut novel of the same name by Matthew Quick. Winner of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice and a host of other independent awards, it deals with some pretty sensitive subjects that in the wrong hands could’ve been a disaster, but instead serves to highlight issues and make them a bit less daunting. Think of a cross between Little Miss Sunshine and 50/50 and you’ll probably have the right idea.