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By Mags L Halliday on 08 December 2010 Comments Off

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’.

By Jim Smith on 21 October 2010 1 COMMENT

‘Womb’ is the worst film about clones featuring a scene in an abandoned ship on a windswept beach that I’ve seen this week.

By Jim Smith on 19 October 2010 Comments Off

Errol Morris’ droll, hugely enjoyable and often baffling documentary is a feature length profile of Joyce McKinney. Who she?

By Jim Smith on 15 October 2010 Comments Off

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.

By Mark Clapham on 23 July 2010 Comments Off

Now into its ninth and penultimate season, belated showing on E4 in the UK, ‘Smallville’ is definitely not fresh produce.

By Mark Clapham on 02 March 2008 Comments Off

The film series of Capcom’s zombie franchise lurches towards competent film-making.

By Jim Smith on 12 July 2005 Comments Off

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.

By Jim Smith on 11 April 2005 Comments Off

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.

By Jim Smith on 07 April 2004 Comments Off

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.

By Mark Clapham on 11 January 2004 Comments Off

This is Grant Morrison’s last story arc writing ‘New X-Men’. Unsurprisingly, he isn’t going quietly…

By Lance Parkin on 20 November 2003 Comments Off

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…

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 24 April 2003 Comments Off

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’.

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By Jon de Burgh Miller on 21 May 2002 Comments Off

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….

By Eddie Robson on 19 May 2002 Comments Off

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?

By Jim Smith on 15 May 2002 Comments Off

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.