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To celebrate the release of Tamara Drewe, a British character comedy starring Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia, Clash of the Titans) and directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, High Fidelity), Village Roadshow and Cut Print Review are giving you the chance to [...]
Country towns are always a haven for gossip and scandal because of their often close-knit communities. It rises especially when someone who’s left one for the ‘big city’ returns a changed person. But that’s never set in stone to the one scenario, and the premise for Stephen Frears’ sex comedy Tamara Drewe suggests we evolve professionally and personally from a location change, but while you can leave home, home can [...]
I’m a great admirer of films set predominantly in a single location. Often, they’re born out of necessity, not choice, by emerging filmmakers working with a shoestring budget. The reward is that these films tend to benefit from a greater emphasis on the two key ingredients of an exceptional film — characters and story — rather than effect-heavy action sequences. Films such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Read Window, Sidney [...]
Fellow gamers, breathe a deep sigh of relief. Hollywood have, at long last, made a video game adaptation that is not complete tripe. A game adaptation that both avid gamers and casual moviegoers can sink their teeth into. Most remarkably, a game adaptation that is almost, so nearly, as enjoyable as the game it is based on, that being the critically acclaimed action platformer Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
I don’t think it was particularly unreasonable of me to assume that in Clash of the Titans – a remake of the 1981 stop-motion epic that has aged about as well as everything from the 80s – there was going to be a few instances where Titans would, in fact, clash. It turns out, however, I was expecting too much; not once does the film live up to its title. And the disappointments don’t end there.
As a gamer myself, I have always dreamt of seeing big budget adaptations of my favourite video games. Unfortunately, The Legend of Zelda, Fallout or Shadow of the Colossus haven’t made it to the silver screen. Some fans, however, would dread the production of these titles – for good reason too. The general consensus is that film adaptations of video games are poor and unsatisfactory viewing experiences.