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Battle of the flicks: The Internship vs. Much Ado About Nothing

Shanee is a screenwriter and educator living in Los Angeles. She created the web series She Blinded Me w Science to encourage young girls to explore science and technology. You can also read her blog where she chronicles her filmmaking ...

Which one should
you see this weekend?

One of America's funniest comedy duos is back, only instead of crashing weddings, they're interning at Google. But Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson may not be the wittiest dudes at the box office this weekend. A Shakespearean romantic comedy is opening, too. So which one should you go see? Tough call!

The Internship

The Internship

Funnymen Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson slum it as interns for real-life tech giant Google while they struggle to learn HTML. Can old dogs learn new tricks? Apparently yes, and so can young dogs, when Vaughn and Wilson teach millennials learn how to "connect" with other human beings.

This movie has some laughs, but overall, it isn't as clever or cutting edge as one might think a movie inspired by internet leader Google would be.

The Internship: Trailer, cast and more >>

Here's what some other women thought:

Claudia Puig of USA Today said, "Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson may be the worst interns since Monica Lewinsky."

Stephanie Zacharek of the Village Voice said, "A movie so desperately unfunny it makes you want to slit your wrists."

Manohla Dargis of the New York Times said, "A big-studio release that, from start to gaga finish, is a hosanna to a single company, its products, philosophy and implicit politics."

You can read my full review here.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

With Shakespeare's words and Joss Whedon's clever direction, this romantic comedy will charm the young and old.

In this classic love story set in the modern day, Whedon got his favorite lesser-known actors together and made a movie in his backyard in a mere 12 days.

The story centers on the fiery-tongued Beatrice (Amy Acker) and self-proclaimed eternal bachelor Benedick (Alexis Denisof) who appear to be sworn enemies until their friends decide to play a little trick on them.

We found this film to be truly clever and witty and absolutely enchanting.

Here's what some other gals thought:

Elizabeth Weitzman of the New York Daily News said, "Much Ado About Nothing is an absolute delight, as merry as the day is long."

Hannah McGill of The List said, "It's rather joyous to see a name director pursue a true passion project, and realize it with such simplicity, elegance and emotional directness."

Linda Holmes of National Public Radio said, "A project this simple would be nowhere without the actors, and Whedon gets fine work out of just about everybody."

But you can always read my full review.

Movie of the week

Much Ado About Nothing


The SheKnows movie winner of the week is Much Ado About Nothing for its wit, humor, and spirited female characters.

Photo credit: The Internship courtesy of  20th Century Fox; Much Ado About Nothing courtesy of Roadside Attractions
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