The director Bryan Singer clearly enjoys playing with these oversize, puppetlike meanies and finds queasy comedy in their threat, especially when Jack, Isabelle and some others, including a knight, Elmont (Ewan McGregor channeling Errol Flynn), nearly become finger food.

Source: "This Jack stays near the stalk", THE GLOBAL EDITION OF THE NEW YORK TIMES, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013

What does it mean "to channel" somebody? Does it mean to imitate?


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In this context channel means to act like another person.

to invoke the style or characteristics of another person

You might see it in more fantastic settings being used to describe allowing the spirit or ghost of a deceased person to speak or act through the first individual's body.

In this case the excerpt is using it in a much more common metaphorical way.

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