"The Avengers" director Joss Whedon turns to a different kind of ensemble epic with his hip spin on Shakespeare's clever and quotable comedy. Filmed in and around Whedon's own home, this modern-day version deftly restages the verbal jousting between resolutely single Beatrice (Amy Acker) and sworn bachelor Benedick (Alexis Denisof), which turns to romance even as the love of Claudio (Fran Kranz) for Hero (Jillian Morgese) is poisoned by misunderstanding. With Nathan Fillion. 109 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DoLby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary by Whedon, others; featurettes; music video.