There are few topics so sensitive in American than that of mass shootings. All too common, they plunge entire communities into a disarray of astonishment, grief, and a desperate need for answers that will likely never come. Fran Kranz, best known to me as a series of stoner characters in various genre films and series, aims to tackle at least some of these feelings in his debut feature as a director, Mass, which sees the parents of a high school shooter face to face with the parents of one of the victims. Let me tell you, folks: it’s a hell of a debut.
Shakespeare was a genius. You know how I know that? I just watched a movie set in the present based on a play written in 1600, retaining the dialogue as originally written, and it was great.
There was never much doubt that it would be though.
There is now a uk trailer for Joss Whedons Much Ado Abut Nothing. lets watch!
Oh. Hells. Yes.
Just so we’re clear, one of my favourite directors got all his friends together for 12 days and shot a modern adaptation of Shakespeare in his own house in black and white as a “palate cleanser” after doing a huge studio block buster. How is this anything other than win?
There’s a reason this is one of my most anticipated films of the year, and the trailer makes it look every bit as fun, witty, awesome, and damn cool as I was hoping.