With news from Harvard that we may soon be cloning an authentic Neanderthal (if the scientists can find ‘an enthusiastic female’ to impregnate), we got to thinking about films that have featured clones over the years. The list below should be a top ten, but has become a Top 10 + 2, presumably because a process of cloning clone films and unintentionally breeding new ones has also been occurring without our knowledge. Either way, here is our top 10 (+2) clone films. Enjoy enjoy enjoy enjoy….
Imagine if Galadriel had an evil twin sister and you’re there.
It’s 2012. The planets are aligning; if you glance upwards into a star-filled sky, you’ll see Venus, Jupiter and Mars are all visible. If you read the Daily Mail, you’ll know that a “Death Star” has been seen “refueling” at the surface of the Sun (genuine news story). And, if you’re awesome, you’ll know that dystopian epic “The Hunger Games” is hitting cinemas everywhere. End of the world? Time for a drink then…
Perfect Sense. Melancholia. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close. They’ve all got one thing in common; they’re all hitting the silver screen in the near future and they’re all going to be completely and utterly soul destroying. Keeping this chic bleakness in mind, we’re decided to check out the 10 most depressing films ever made…
Colin Firth must be stammering with joy this morning after his latest film The King’s Speech picked up an extraordinary five British Independent Film Awards.
A confident distilling of a brilliant novel, Never Let Me Go manages to capture the haunting beauty of Kazuo Ishiguro’s creation without ever giving in to cinematic indulgence. Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield give mesmerising performances as lovers forced apart by tragic circumstance, and even Keira “act from the chin” Knightley gives that emotion thing a whirl.
Last year the 53rd London Film Festival kicked off with the massively successful caper Fantastic Mr Fox. We’re pleased to announce that the selectors are staying savvy this year, choosing Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go to open the proceedings.
Hurrah for us Brits! According to this year’s Toronto Film Festival line-up we’ve got a lot to look forward to in terms of British cinema, with 12 Brit entrants making it into the official selection. Interestingly enough, 8 out the 12 – yep, that’s two thirds – are backed and supported by the UK Film Council (which is why you should sign the official petition to save it here).
Wipe away your tears Jamie Bell, someone tell Aaron Johnson to stop waiting for the call and give Joseph Gordon-Levitt a whiskey. The new Spiderman has been cast, and it’s none of them. After much debate, many rumours and a lot of gossip, we can announce that Andrew Garfield will be donning the spidey-mask.