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Joss Whedon: It's Just Straight Up Madness

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The New York Times' top movie critic, A.O. Scott says Joss Whedon's adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing" is "perhaps the liveliest and most purely delightful movie I have seen so far this year." Yes, it's Shakespeare and yes, it's in black and white, but so many people who've seen it have loved this film. Joss joins Tony Potts (filling in for Steve Edwards) and Maria Sansone on Good Day L.A.

Fun facts about Joss:

  • Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon is an American screenwriter, film and television producer, director, comic book author, composer, and actor.
  • He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004), Firefly (2002–2003), Dollhouse (2009–2010), and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013), as well as Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008).
  • Whedon co-wrote Toy Story (1995), wrote and directed Serenity (2005), co-wrote and produced the horror film The Cabin in the Woods (2012), and wrote and directed the film adaptation of Marvel's The Avengers (2012), the third highest-grossing film of all time.
  • Whedon is notable for his work in the comic books Astonishing X-Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics, Angel: After the Fall and Runaways, and his collaborations in online media. Many of Whedon's projects have cult status.

(Source: Wikipedia)

"Much Ado About Nothing" opens today. Follow Joss on Twitter: @josswhedon

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