So. Much. Ado.

Good morning all, and Happy Friday!

So listen – now that you’re here, I have to tell you: my original plan for today’s post has gone completely out the window. And it’s all Joss Whedon’s fault.

My initial idea, which came after a particularly long day in Corporate World, and may or may not have been heavily influenced by my writing more procedural documents about tracking escalated customer complaints in a ten hour span than one person really ought to be writing in the history of ever,  was to give you a recap of all of the awesome things that I came across on my television and computer screens this week. Some quick hits of pop culture pizazz.  An anti-procedural anti-document, if you will.

How hard could it be? I thought to myself, while trying to decide if I could skip the pretending-to-be-an-adult portion of my evening and go straight from Corporate World clothes to pajama pants. I’ve already got a moonwalking pony, and Jeff Winger is going to stop by at 8 o’clock with some devastatingly handsome one-liners, so I should be all set.

You're just counting the number of My Favourite Things you can fit into one movie trailer, aren't you Josh?

You’re just counting the number of Amb’s Favourite Things you can fit into one movie trailer, aren’t you Joss?

Then Joss Whedon showed up.

Don’t worry – I promise I haven’t graduated from Imaginary Boyfriends to full-on hallucinations. It was actually news about his latest project that showed up on all my favourite entertainment blogs.

You guys, Joss has written and directed a film adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing”!! And Nathan Fillion is in it!!!!

I cannot even begin to express the amount of swooning the trailer for this movie causes in my geeky little theater loving soul. “Much Ado About Nothing” is a long-time favourite of mine; I want to be able to engage in witty banter like Beatrice when I grow up. Throw in a beloved Imaginary Boyfriend, an actor from one of My Favourite Television Shows You’ve Never Heard Of, and a jazzy soundtrack and …

… maybe you should just watch for yourselves.

I’m off to make a giant calendar counting down the days until this hits theatres – in the meantime, if you’re like me and have an overwhelming urge to hear the track that’s playing in that video just once more because it’s so cool – I’ve included it for you below. Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

love amb

14 thoughts on “So. Much. Ado.

    • Oh, I know just what you mean. It totally sucked me in, too. It’s the music, I think. That, combined with the fabulous rhythm of Shakespeare’s words, is kind of hypnotizing …

  1. gripping! knew I could count on my pop culture consultant to bring out the latest and greatest. nice touch providing both the movie trailer and a music peek 🙂 looks like a fun see–yes, something for everyone with all of that love, hatred, dihonesty, etc flashing up on the screen. Happy Friday, friend amb.

    • I’m glad you liked it Liz! I just had to track down the music (after watching the trailer about 6 times in a row) because I loved the whole “vibe” so much.

      Totally agree that there’s something for everyone here! Almost makes me wish I was a high school English teacher, so that I could show my students just how accessible and, yes, cool Shakespeare can be … almost. 😉

      Happy Friday to you too!

    • I do love Emma and Kenneth … they make a great couple! Plus Kenneth knows his way around an adaptation, and stays true to the text, which I appreciate … who knew he’d go on to direct “Thor”?!?

  2. you are so on a roll this week! first the moonwalking pony and now joss weedon with alexis densof and amy acker from angel! what a way to finish the week!

    • Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the week as much as I did 🙂 I know – so many awesome people in the same movie! Joss must like working with the same people over and over – and with a cast like that, who can blame him?!?

  3. It’s like there’s someone up above who truly wants you to be happy and wants to ensure that you’re aware of it!

    • It does seem like someone up there is making some creative decisions with me in mind 🙂 What a good thought to keep in mind when I have a bad day – thank you! xo.

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