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This Weekend's Indies: Joss Whedon Does Shakespeare, and More

Opening this week in limited release: 'Much Ado About Nothing,' Morton Downey Jr, 'Wish You Were Here,' and more.

Much Ado About Nothing
Joss Whedon's backyard Shakespeare readings among the cast members of his various shows throughout the years led to this all-star assembly of Whedonites for one of the Bard's most notable comedies. Amy Acker's performance as Beatrice is said to be a highlight, and Nathan Fillion promises some grand buffoonery on his part. Mostly, it's Whedon who gets an opportunity to work on a smaller scale in between Avengers blockbusters.

Wish You Were Here
Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby) and Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) are both up-and-coming actors here in America, but with Wish You Were Here, they're back in their native Australia, with a fairly intriguing story of four friends who go on holiday in southeast Asia. Only three of them come back. Secrets are kept and, one assumes, revealed. But see this for Edgerton and Palmer, they're the real deal.

Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
Having originally premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, the life of the outrageous 1980s talk-show host is investigated in this new documentary. You can bet that his legacy will include the current daytime TV landscape and the rise of reality television.

Violet & Daisy
Oscar winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire) makes his directorial debut with this story of a pair of girlish-yet-ruthless assassins, played by Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel.

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