Kevin Smith coming to London

If you, like me, are a fan of Kevin Smith, you’ll be happy to know that he’s coming to London again. After his trip last year to the Prince Charles cinema for one his legendary Q&As, he’s going to be over here again, in the slightly larger Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly, and this time he’ll be filming it for his next ‘Evening with …’ DVD. I had the good fortune to see him in the Prince Charles, and it was fantastic. The man can tell a story, and obviously wanted to be a stand-up comedian when he was younger. He’s funny, […]

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Don’t Panic! BAAAAAAAAAA!

In news that makes me happy, Stephen Fry is to be voice of The Book in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy film (the link takes you to the page on the Douglas Adams site. I would link to the official site, but I always get a register page, which is very stupid for something that is essentially an advert). Stephen Fry is a brilliant chap; writer, actor, director, all-round renaissance man with wonderfully silky tones, which make him a perfect for choice for the voice. Of course, nothing can replace the voice of the original, Peter Jones, but this […]

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My Film Rating System

***** out of DAVID So, most reviewers use a five-star system for rating movies. Probably due to the economy of five instead of ten stars on a page or film poster. There are five letters in my name, the number of letters therefore relating to the quality of the film, and the letters used indicating something about the film as well. DAVID – A perfect film, just as I too am perfect. Everything about this is wonderful, a classic in the making, an example of what cinema has to offer; again, similar to me. DAVE – A good film, a […]

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Comics/Movies: Fantastic Four Teaser Trailer

Big news of the day, for those of us who enjoy the media of comics and film, and the strange ground where they meet: The Fantastic Four trailer is now online for our perusal. This is causing a little ripple through the comics blogosphere, but not much. I’m not sure if this is because the Fantastic Four doesn’t have the same hold on people that Spider-Man or the X-Men or Batman, or if folks are just feeling a little burned by comic book adaptations, and don’t want to get their hopes up after being disappointed so often. But people aren’t excited, which […]

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Official Blogging Status Achieved

When I started this blog, only the other day, I was thinking about how I’d have to spend some time writing posts, developing a voice, putting up regular updates before I would have to move to the next stage of getting people to link to me and notice me. So, I was mightily surprised by this post from veteran blogger, TomTheDog, which links to my post about the Golden Globes, which was only my second post, and the fact that he’s added me to his links list already. When I get round to sorting out my links list, I’ll reciprocate. […]

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Cinema: Awards Splatter

The Golden Globes were handed out last night in a ceremony that isn’t shown on British television. And, as Empire [EDIT: broken link] (the greatest film magazine in the world) rightly states, they haven’t exactly gone with any particular film, throwing them out to quite a handful of different nominees. I’ve never known quite why the Globes were such an indicator for the Oscars (apart from looking at the results from year-to-year, obviously) and I do realise that all these award ceremonies are complete nonsense anyway, especially the Oscars, but I do enjoy them, if only for the fact that they […]

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Commencing clandestine criticism

Welcome to my little corner of the internet. Here, you will find commentary on what I call my 3 Cs: cinema, comedy and comic books. There will be links to news, other reviews and pretty pictures, as well as some meandering on other, unrelated topics, as I believe is mandatory for a blog. Why Clandestine Critic, I hear nobody ask apart from myself? Well, a few reasons. One, I like the sound of it (Clandestine Reviewer doesn’t have the same oomph, even if it might be more appropriate.) Two, I am a sucker for alliteration (see title for this post, […]

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