Browsing all posts from August, 2011.

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Kill List

Kill List
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If you prefer The Shining to Dawn of the Dead, chances are you prefer that pervading sense of unease that Kubrick brought to the Overview Hotel- certainly over zombies ripping each others’ guts out. It’s that Kubrickian spirit that is brought to Kill List but [...]

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Maks’ Alternative Posters!

Maks’ Alternative Posters!

Every week Polish poster designer Maks Bereski will be gracing The Clapper Bored with his beautiful, minimalist takes on new and upcoming releases. This week we see Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the Nic Cage vehicle, distilled to its purest form: a burnt out matchstick. [...]

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Fright Night

Fright Night
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Apparently this is a remake although I’ll confess to not having seen the original. So lovers of the ‘original’ ought to steer clear of my review because there is bound to be a fair amount of iconoclasm. The story is set somewhere nearLas Vegas, in [...]

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The Skin I Live In

The Skin I Live In
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Have you got a taste for the weird? Do you mind having every part of your mind violated? Have you ever heard the word ‘vaginoplasty’uttered in Spanish? Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. If you want to really enjoy Almodovar’s latest film, then you should [...]

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Dissecting Directors: Hitchcock

Dissecting Directors: Hitchcock

Fifty plus great films during his career of which only a tiny handful can be said to have been ‘just-ok.’ And today we watch ‘just-ok’ films with only a tiny handful we can call ‘great.’ An influence on directors such as Kubrick, De Palma, Van [...]

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Cowboys & Aliens

Cowboys & Aliens
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With a very strong performance by Daniel Craig, “Cowboys and Aliens” effectively grabs your interest, from the first frame. His quintessential, tight-lipped, tough-guy cowboy is everything we want in a Western hero. Unfortunately, Craig’s performance is pretty much all this movie has going for itself. [...]