You couldn’t make it up! Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare rocks (and 5 other unexpected movies)

Much Ado About Nothing Whedon poster

Well, OK, then! Joss Whedon (of all people) has adapted Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing – and contrary to most reasonable expectations, the critics say it’s pretty good.

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I don’t fully understand why we won’t see The Hobbit at 48 FPS

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Peter Jackson has shot The Hobbit at 48 frames per second, instead of the usual 24, in order to smooth out the 3D effects. Buzzfeed reports that the 48 fps version will be given an extremely limited release, because the effect of film shot at twice its normal speed is apparently quite unsettling. Continue reading

The Lovely Bones

It’s not much of a surprise that a Peter Jackson film is beautifully-filmed. Neither does it come as much of a shock to find that its one flaw is that it drags a bit in places – so eager to preserve its dreamy stillness and occasionally unbearable tension – but like most of Peter Jackson’s work, it has much to recommend it.

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