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October | 2011 | The Clapper Bored

Browsing all posts from October, 2011.

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Harry Potter vs Twilight

Harry Potter vs Twilight

I’d like to subtitle this: ‘This debate’s not getting old…’ It struck me, over dinner one night, that there’s an inverse proportionality about the way these movies have gone about pandering to fans of the source material. In order to fittingly demonstrate this, I drew [...]

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Johnny English Reborn

Johnny English Reborn
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The original Johnny English (2003) was silly, brainless and very occasionally funny; its sequel is not so much a rebirth as a regurgitation. This time round, the hapless spy (Rowan Atkinson) is summoned home from a Tibetan training camp by MI7 (now branded by Toshiba and [...]

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Dissecting Directors: Kubrick

Dissecting Directors: Kubrick

Kubrick was a one of the most meticulous and detail oriented directors to have ever lived. Before making a film he would research his subject thoroughly and plan the movie so completely. The details he would go through would extend themselves to all the aspects [...]

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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. Just consider how brilliant Michael Bay’s Transformers movie would’ve been if he’d managed to instil the spirit of this fantastic poster in [...]

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Indie Cinematographer: Beautiful Sketches

Indie Cinematographer: Beautiful Sketches

American film director Ernest Worthing (also of this parish’s ‘Dissecting Directors’ series) has put together a short film that is startling and fascinating, nor least because of its technical accomplishment but because of its daring scope. ‘Beautiful Sketches’ will, inevitably, elicit a variety of responses- [...]

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Midnight In Paris

Midnight In Paris
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I’m a sucker for Woody Allen. I’m told that Scoop is a really bad film and that Whatever Works is total trash, but there’ll always be a part of me smiling when I watch them. With Midnight in Paris I no longer have to suffer [...]