James Clayton

The James Clayton Column: why we need Conan The Barbarian

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Aug 18, 2011

Sick of supermarkets? Crying in front of your computer? Conan The Barbarian will provide the perfect fantasy outlet, James writes...

The James Clayton Column: Cowboys & Aliens — the buddy movie

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Aug 11, 2011

Inspired by Cowboys & Aliens, James comes up with a few other potential sci-fi/western-themed buddy movies…

The James Clayton Column: Rise of the Apes and the idiot human scientists

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Aug 4, 2011

James looks ahead to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, and wonders if scientists should be stopped...

The James Clayton Column: Avengers disassemble, Captain America joins a clique

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Jul 28, 2011

Will The Avengers be the Mean Girls of comic book movies? James has been wondering just what Marvel might be up to...

The James Clayton column: underdogs, Ewoks and hobos with shotguns

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Jul 21, 2011

Struggling to find a screening of Hobo With A Shotgun because Harry Potter's clogged up all the cinemas, James ponders the long history of underdog movies…

The James Clayton Column: ‘Inglourious Magneto’ and other alternate cuts

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Jul 14, 2011

Inspired by Michael Fassbender’s performance in X-Men: First Class, James wonders what an entire film devoted to Magneto’s 60s exploits would have looked like...

The James Clayton Column: Mel Gibson’s The Beaver, drowning beneath the movie mainstream

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Jul 7, 2011

In this week’s column, James explores the myth of Mel Gibson, and explains why you should see his latest movie, The Beaver…

The James Clayton Column: Parlare Porco Rosso? The Italian Adjustment Bureau

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Jun 30, 2011

James is back from a break in Italy where he discovered a shared, geeky love of Star Wars and Argento movies. Just don’t talk about Studio Ghibli…

The James Clayton Column: Good to be bad, better to be chaotic evil

Vile villains
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Jun 2, 2011

In this week’s column, James celebrates the weirdest, baddest screen villains of recent years, including the unhinged murderer from Brit thriller, Blitz…

The James Clayton Column: Tintin and the Tannis Root Nightmare of the Uncanny Valley

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May 26, 2011

James is a big fan of Tintin. But when crossed with motion capture? Some alarm bells have begun to ring...