AUSTIN, TX: Director Joss Whedon and most of the large ensemble cast for his new film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing turned up at the SXSW Film Festival for the picture’s first screening Saturday afternoon, participating in a panel discussion and Q&A that ran a full hour and touched on everything from the film’s sexiness to drinking on set to its director’s previous, sharply different gig directing a certain superhero blockbuster. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we watched a video featuring Nathan Fillion in a doctor’s outfit, some puppets, and Neil Patrick Harris’ trouser weasel (don’t worry — it’s not as dirty as it sounds). We were thrilled to hear that Katheryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty nabbed the National Board of Review’s Best Film honor. … Read More
If you’ve been getting your hopes up about a Firefly animated series, you’re probably going to be disappointed (yes, because the world is a cruel, cruel place — just go watch Angel). But fans of Joss Whedon’s cult space western do have something concrete to look forward to: an hour-long ten-year reunion special entitled Browncoats Unite, airing November 11th on the Science Channel. Yes, it’s been ten years. In this very short first clip, Nathan Fillion breaks down the reason Captain Mal loves his shipmates so much — it’s because they’re really aspects of himself. Enter semi-ironic stoner “whoa” sound here. Watch the clip after the jump, and start getting your reunion night cosplay outfits together. Or not, if that’s your thing. … Read More
Taking a glance at today’s new DVD releases (as we do on many a groggy Tuesday morn), we noticed the continuation of a disturbing pattern. Happily Divorced: Season One. The New Adventures of Old Christine: The Complete Fifth Season. Transformers Prime: Season One. “Fan Favorite” collections featuring the “best” of Hogan’s Heroes and Macgyver — since every season of those shows has already been released. And the question we ask (aside from “who the hell is buying this stuff”) is this: How is it that we get every single episode of Fran Drescher’s new TV Land sitcom a mere seven months after they aired, but we’re still waiting for our Wonder Years DVDs?
After the jump, we’ll take a look at a dozen great (or at least interesting) TV shows that are inexplicably unavailable on DVD, and try to figure out why. … Read More
By now you’ve probably seen the fan-edited John Carter trailer that’s taken the Internet by storm. Most critics are calling it “better than the real trailer” and marveling at the thing as though it’s actually difficult to tell a story better than a huge Hollywood studio can. But apparently, it isn’t that hard — people on the Internet do it every day! After the jump, we’ll look at some of the best fan-made and fan-edited videos out there. If you like something we haven’t listed, be sure to mention it in the comments! … Read More
The men of Serenity never looked better in this set of awesome and attractive Firefly art prints. If you miss the Joss Whedon show as much as we do and want to keep a little galactic mojo close by, Quantum Mechanix’s new five-poster set designed by artist Megan Lara is beautiful and should make any Browncoat happy. Mal, Wash, Jayne, Simon, and Book are all featured in the Firefly Les Hommes series, looking totally dreamy. Next up: Art Nouveau space cowboys on tees? Yes please. (Someone make that happen.) There’s also a Les Femmes poster set — all of which we’ve shared past the break. Visit Quantum Mechanix’s site for details on how to preorder. … Read More
After a weekend of teasing, Joss Whedon’s loyal army of fans still hadn’t received confirmation that his seemingly too-good-to-be-true independent film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing was anything more than an elaborate prank. Sure, there was a website, and actors close to Whedon were tweeting about it — but how could… Read More