Joss Whedon’s delightful updated black-and-white “Much Ado About Nothing” probably cost about as much as the budget for donuts on his “Avengers.” Which just goes to show: You don’t need big bucks to do right by the Bard.
Tom Chadwick, the aimless, hard-luck bloke at the heart of director Christopher Guest’s endearing faux-documentary HBO comedy “Family Tree,” will grasp at any straw linking him to his brave, fearless ancestors.
Leslie Nielsen , the comedian whose sight gags and one-liners in cinematic farces such as “Naked Gun” and “Airplane!” had U.S. audiences rolling in the aisles during the 1980s and ‘90s, has died. He was 84.
Joan Fontaine, who won an Academy Award for best actress in director Alfred Hitchcock’s 1941 movie “Suspicion,” fanning a lifelong feud by beating her sister, Olivia de Havilland, for the honor, has died. She was 96.
I hate being coerced by movie scores. Why must sad scenes call for sorrowful strings? Do romantic interludes really require soaring orchestral throbs? Most of the time I prefer the minimalist Antonioni route: No music at all.