Taking a break from movies, today sees the release of “The Shepherd’s Crown”, the 41st and final book of Sir Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ series. Although it’s a sad reminder of how early we lost him, there’s a bittersweet comfort in the fact that his daughter and those that protect his legacy have been very firm … Continue reading My Top 10 Favourite Discworld Novels (plus my 31 other favourites)
Two years ago today, I posted first review to What The Craggus Saw… so I thought I’d mark the day with a countdown of 22 sequels I enjoyed as much as or more than the original film. I’ve only allowed the first sequel (sorry, “Fast & Furious 6”) and I also disqualified the second parts … Continue reading You Can’t Handle The Two’s: 22 Of My Favourite Sequels…
If you’ll excuse a brief moment of confessional self-promotion and collection tin rattling, I’d like to use this opportunity to tell you that I’ve signed up for a charity fundraising ‘3 Peaks Challenge’, meaning I’ve given myself four mountains to climb. THE FORTY YEAR OLD VERGIN’ (ON MORBID OBESITY) I am, it must be admitted, not in … Continue reading And Now A Word To Our Sponsors…
When I first started drafting this piece, it was going to be a spoiler-filled geeking out over all of my favourite bits from “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” with a bit of speculation on what certain events mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I was even going to digress a little bit into the stuff that’s … Continue reading Age Of Ultroverreaction
With “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” mere hours away (56 still counts as mere, goddammit), there’s been a flurry of activity from the other genre juggernauts to get their moment in the sun before the Mighty Marvel Eclipse occurs and casts all into shadow for a few weeks at least. Although I try not to, it’s impossible … Continue reading Trailer Trash: 2015/2016’s Best & Brightest
Today is a dark day for British cinema goers. February 25th 2015 is the last ‘Orange Wednesday’ ever as mobile phone company EE has decided to pull the plug on the scheme. The telecommunications giant argues that customers’ viewing habits have changed with the advent of Netflix and other streaming services while simultaneously claiming that … Continue reading Orange Wednesday: The End Of An Era
Last year I made a rod for my own back by putting out the “1st Annual Craggus Movie Awards” and now, on the eve of the 87th Academy Awards, here I am paying the price for saying “1st Annual”. The rules: only movies released in 2014 in the UK are eligible (including preview screenings and, … Continue reading The 2nd Annual Craggus Movie Awards
Big news today then, in the world of Super Hero Movies with the (oddly timed) announcement that Sony and Marvel had struck a deal to share custody of Spider-Man and not only that but he is scheduled to turn up in “Captain America: Civil War” before appearing in another solo movie. It’s great news, news … Continue reading Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave: Spidey Swings Back Into A Friendlier Neighbourhood
Glen A Larson (1937-2014) I've just heard that American TV Writer and Producer Glen A Larson has died at the age of 77. It's sad news because he was a huge, almost mythical and yet mysterious figure in my childhood entertainment. The name Glen A Larson was a hallmark of quality, okay maybe not actual … Continue reading Just Larson About: Glen A Larson (1937-2014)
A What The Craggus Saw Exclusive...here's a sneaky peak at the cast list for Star Wars Episode VII, confirming all the character names. Potential spoilers ahead!
Happy Star Wars Day! No – not you, Expanded Universe. Actually, we need to talk. It’s…it’s not working out, I’m afraid. I think we should see other plotlines. For the first time in many years, this ‘Star Wars Day’ feels like it genuinely offers A New Hope. The cast has been announced bringing back many … Continue reading Happy Star Wars Day?
Recognition is always exciting and gratifying, and unsolicited recognition from your peers is exponentially more so – especially when you’ve only got to know them through a shared interest (movies) and a shared hobby* (blogging). What is a Liebster Award? Well, first and foremost, it’s a prestigious award given to bloggers by bloggers as a … Continue reading What The Craggus Saw… is a double Liebster Award winner!
I resisted the temptation to do a “Best Of 2013” list at the turn of the year, but I’ve gotten swept up in awards fever so as a (barely adequate) prelude to the 86th Academy Awards, here are The CRAGGUS MOVIE AWARDS (featuring The Merties®). The rules: only movies released in 2013 are eligible. Only … Continue reading The 1st Annual Craggus Movie Awards
I'm going multi-platform and have set up a Facebook page for "What The Craggus Saw...". I appreciate the Hell out of everyone who takes the time to swing by and read my reviews and I'd love for you to click the "Like" button on my Facebook page and, if the mood takes you, stay a … Continue reading A Brief Moment Of Self-Promotion
There’s been a lot – and I mean a lot – of comment about Ben Affleck being the new Batman. I don’t understand the fuss. After all, I’ve always believed the actor “playing” Batman is incidental. You don’t need to be a great actor to be Batman – you need a great costume and a … Continue reading The Shadow Of The Bat