In a season already overloaded with candy, #TrollsWorldTour (2020) offers a further opportunity to exceed your RDA of artificial colourings and synthetic sweetener.

The long-awaited follow-up to overachieving 2016 smash “Trolls” finally hits screens in controversial and reduced circumstances, becoming one of a handful of pioneer titles pushing the premium ‘home premiere’ format as cinemas around the world remain shuttered. So, more than ever, the question becomes is it worth the price of a ‘ticket’? As Queen Barb…

All hail the real Tiger King! The Beastmaster (1982) Review

This is one of the rarer films in my Comfort Movie pantheon in that I loved it so much, I was never willing to risk even the slightest sliver of my affection for it by watching either of the belated sequels or the TV spin-off which I only learned existed when I came to do…

Craggus Comfort Movies: The Ice Pirates (1984) Review

Something of the odd one out in this stroll down movie memory lane, “The Ice Pirates” is a favourite cheesy movie that I came across much later in life than the age of 10 or 11 which excuses many of my other Craggus Comfort Movie choices. I don’t think this got a cinema release here…

Four Kids And It (2020) won’t grant Sky’s wish for an original movie hit.

There seems to be a clear and predictable trajectory now for ‘network original’ productions, pioneered by Netflix, of course, and followed by Amazon Prime and, at some distance, Sky. That trajectory is: scooping up bargain rejects from other production companies, buying slightly better/ more viable productions of modest quality, co-financing ambitious productions and then, finally,…

Starcrash (1978) is car crash cinema. I don’t want to look but I can’t turn away.

The thing about doing a season of reviews is that it tends to play merry hell with your watchlist recommendations, thus, having rewatched “Krull”, “The Ice Pirates”, “Battle Beyond The Stars” and “Space Raiders” etc.,  “Starcrash” kept getting suggested. Surprisingly, it was one I hadn’t ever seen so, I thought, why not? *ninety two excruciating…