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December | 2011 | The Clapper Bored

Browsing all posts from December, 2011.

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
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The first Sherlock Holmes movie in this new series set out the unusual new feel of the character. Instead of being a charismatic genius who got stuff done by deduction, Holmes became a charismatic genius who was also manic, verbose, borderline autistic and, most iconoclastically [...]

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The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea
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Turning plays into films is a notoriously tricky business. Either they end up being riotously camp (like Chicago or, for that matter, any other stage musical) or frustratingly stagey (like Nicholas Hytner’s otherwise excellent adaptation of The History Boys). With The Deep Blue Sea living [...]

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The Thing

The Thing
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When is a remake not a remake? When it’s a prequel of course! Or is it when it’s a “reboot?” Whichever way you slice it the current trend of taking a source material and duplicating in someway shows no sign of slowing. Enter “The Thing,” [...]

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Another Earth

Another Earth
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3.5

You’ve got a great idea. It’s simple, clean and visually appealing- perfect for the cinematic medium. You’ve got to build a story around that idea and, if the money’s right, that’s not a problem. So here’s where we hit our snag with Another Earth, the [...]

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Moneyball

Moneyball
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Following on from last year’s ‘The Fighter’, Moneyball presents a sports biopic about an underdog vying for the ultimate victory in their respective field. In this case, the field is baseball, and that underdog is Billy Beane’s Oakland A’s squad looking for a World Series [...]

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Trailer Review!

Trailer Review!

Well, here it is again. The feature you thought was gone for good. Trailer Review! First up is the new Nicholas Sparks film The Lucky One which stars Zac Efron and looks like the soppiest thing that might ever have been committed to celluloid. But… [...]