The fundamental story-telling problem with the ‘Star Wars: the Clone Wars’ is that the end is already locked down. It has to end with the characters in place for ‘Revenge of the Sith’.
‘Womb’ is the worst film about clones featuring a scene in an abandoned ship on a windswept beach that I’ve seen this week.
Errol Morris’ droll, hugely enjoyable and often baffling documentary is a feature length profile of Joyce McKinney. Who she?
A sensitively played and beautifully shot adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Booker nominated 2005 novel, ‘Never Let Me Go’ is a harrowing and deeply affecting film.
Now into its ninth and penultimate season, belated showing on E4 in the UK, ‘Smallville’ is definitely not fresh produce.
The film series of Capcom’s zombie franchise lurches towards competent film-making.
It’s only logical that ‘Sith’ has the same strengths and weaknesses as its five stable mates. It’s the product of the same hands, working with the same tools, after all.
Lucasfilm always put out good DVDs, the ‘Willow’ edition of last year was impressively lavish given the film’s utterly unloved status and here at shinyshelf we fully expect the three disc boxed edition of the Ewok TV movies to be announced any day now.
Watching ‘Clone Wars’ gives me an understanding of why people inject hard drugs. It makes me insanely happy for three minutes – and then I want to do it again.
This is Grant Morrison’s last story arc writing ‘New X-Men’. Unsurprisingly, he isn’t going quietly…
The gap between ‘Star Wars’ movies is being filled by the usual mixed bag of toys, books, games and comics. Perhaps the most ambitious, or at least the most novel, is the ‘Clone Wars’ animated series…
Five years after Spice World: The Movie, it’s pop band S Club’s turn to have a crack at the silver screen, with clone spectacular ‘Seeing Double’.
Attack of the Clones has a constant sense of pace, of events rushing ahead faster than the characters realise, of things getting closer and closer to the terifying conclusion we all know is coming….
The new Star Wars is excellent, but it’s also long, dark and schizophrenic… If the prequel trilogy had been made and released first, would Star Wars be as popular as it is today? Did Lucas plan it this way?
Only time and repeated viewing will tell us whether Attack of the Clones is a better film that its predecessors. The one thing which is certain is that it’s significantly stranger.