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  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead | Shiny Shelf
    structure to the relationship and seems to get bored with the plotline Given that the plotline is she s dating someone with money now but he s a douchebag you can see why but again she s an actress playing Ophelia Could we not have some sort of parallel or contrast between the actress and the part she s playing We have a play within a play structure but the play doesn t actually comment on the players It doesn t impose a structure it just muddles things There are half a dozen or so supporting roles each of which barely gives the actor more than a single eccentricity or manner of speech to go on None of them feel like people and in a movie about Hamlet and vampires having a Sikh hypochondriac who does little more than stand there say only ever feels like a distraction The movie has and this is a compliment even though it sounds a little backhanded these days an early Kevin Smith vibe to it But movies like Clerks or Chasing Amy had a real sense of being personal a sense of brio a sort of fearlessness and fun The coarseness and pop culture references grounded some of the more eccentric performances and idiosyncratic ideas and certainly made up for the low budgets This movie is a thinking person s Kevin Smith movie but people don t go to Kevin Smith movies to think So what is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead It s a movie that practically begs you to compare it to things that are a lot better It s a movie best described in terms of what it isn t not what it is It s certainly not so bad it s good It s a movie that s not quite funny enough to be a comedy not horrifying enough to be a horror emotionally engaged enough to be a romance clever enough to score jokes from any of its various sources meta enough to appeal to English students or ultimately goofy enough to get away with it Line Break By Lance Parkin Lance Parkin writes lots of things including a biography of Alan Moore that s due out late next year Find out more at his website Share Rozencrantz Guildenstern Are Undead reviewed shinyshelf Tags Comedy Horror Movies Vampires William Shakespeare Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD

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  • William Shakespeare | Shiny Shelf
    Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March

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  • Bonnie and Clyde vs. Dracula | Shiny Shelf
    whose name no one can quite get right a few hillbillies and whores and oh Dracula The film dabbles in special effects with computer generated blood and electrical shocks Nothing too daring but still cheap looking Still it works in the context of the film None of the characters are drawn too deeply which is probably for the best The biggest disappointment is Dracula s role in the movie it is never deeply explored just what Dr Loveless condition is and why he needs Dracula short of some throwaway line about needing his regenerative abilities Dracula played by Russell Friend looks the part and sounds fairly convincing but is not given enough to do other than crawl around weakly at first then chomps on a few victims before being done in too early In fact the title should really be Bonnie and Clyde vs Dracula s Minions Aside from the logic flaws that plague the later half of the film bullets kill vampires now and some editing miscues going from daylight to dusk between shots in the same scene Bonnie and Clyde vs Dracula acquits itself nicely If you want campy light fun with quirkiness thrown in Bonnie and Clyde vs Dracula makes a good selection Just don t forget to turn your brain off and throw out your preconceived notions before viewing Line Break By Julio Angel Ortiz Julio Angel Ortiz maintains his collection of curiosities at www julioinprogress com You can also Like him on Facebook as well and check out his latest writing projects Share Bonnie and Clyde vs Dracula Tags Bonnie and Clyde vs Dracula Movies Vampires Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January

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  • Bonnie And Clyde Vs Dracula | Shiny Shelf
    Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007

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  • 127 Hours trailer | Shiny Shelf
    kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007

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  • 127 Hours | Shiny Shelf
    Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006

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  • Post of Christmas Past | Shiny Shelf
    Spooks is a good TV show Steve Lavington As I type this I m watching The Muppet s Christmas Carol this umpteenth adaptation of Dickens novella was not a financial success in cinemas but has become one of those hardy TV seasonal perennials over the last twenty years Perhaps that lack of initial success was down to a combination of the incongruity of the idea and the superfluity of earlier adaptations most of which were even back then repeated on an annual basis Why pay to see a version of something when there are eleventy on over the bank holiday It doesn t make sense If the guaranteed repeats that Christmas themed films get were responsible for the Muppets box office failure they re also what allowed the movie to grow in critical stock and audiences affections over the years While the incongruity of Kermit playing Bob Cratchit or Sam Eagle as a Georgian school master is part of the point and indeed there are some fabulous jokes that wouldn t work without the established personae of the Muppets themselves there s also more of the actual text than many nay most other adaptations of Dickens thanks to the presence of a narrator and this is one of the two main reasons the film works as a Dickens adaptation as well as a bit of amusing seasonal fluff The other important factor in the film s creative success is Michael Caine Many a fine actor has made the mistake of playing the unreformed Scrooge as sadistic and cruel a man who enjoys the horrors he inflicts on others This is entirely wrong Scrooge is incapable of enjoying anything He s not a deliberate calculating cackling monster he s broken This is why the spirits show him his own pain before that of others They seek to reawaken his empathy and compassion by reconnecting him with his own suppressed emotions reminding him of his own miseries so he can understand both the suffering and the happiness of others and the whole point of the narrative is that this works Caine assays this process this transformation quite beautifully His cruelties are casual committed without thought not with evil intent His later awaking is deeply moving This may sound like a ridiculous thing about a performance given by a man operating entirely against felt manipulated by rods but that just underscores the scale of Caine s achievement His delivery of Spirit remove me from this place for I can bear it no longer may be the finest thing Sir Michael has ever done onscreen And on top of all that Muppet s Christmas Carol also contains what is assuredly the greatest cast credit in motion picture history The Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens and Risso the Rat as Himself Jim Smith Line Break By Shiny Shelf Share A Post of Christmas Past shinyshelf Tags Advent Calendar Channel 4 Michael Caine Misfits Movies Muppets Radio TV Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django

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  • Michael Caine | Shiny Shelf
    Kennedy Martin The Actors By Eddie Robson on 13 August 2002 Comments Off Dylan Moran and Michael Caine This for me is a dream team if ever there was one Tags Michael Caine Movies Austin Powers in Goldmember By Jim Smith on 23 July 2002 Comments Off A film like Goldmember almost defies review It s so like its predecessors in terms of style and humour that it s difficult to say something which isn t entirely redundant Tags Comedy Michael Caine Movies RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The

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