Craggus’ Christmas Countdown Day 20: Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

Craggus’ Christmas Countdown Day 20: Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

It’s a wonder it took so long for someone to attempt to make a film about Santa Claus being a kind of super hero. It’s less of a wonder that the people to give it a try would be the same people behind the ailing “Superman” franchise, whose most recent film “Supergirl” had been a ..

Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) is an aca-utely disappointing bum note to end on.

Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) is an aca-utely disappointing bum note to end on.

In The Craggus household, many films are held sacrosanct but maybe none, save perhaps now “The Greatest Showman”, unite the clan in happy song as much as “Pitch Perfect 2”; fresh, funny and toe-tappingly, finger-snappingly, irresistibly sing-alongable, the soundtrack rivals even that of “Guardians Of The Galaxy” for in-car entertainment supremacy. It’s into this crucible ..

Cliffhanger (1993) Review

Cliffhanger (1993) Review

After an ill-judged foray into comedy, Sylvester Stallone’s career was To Be Continued in action movie comeback Cliffhanger Celebrating its UK release’s 25th Anniversary, “Cliffhanger” saw Sylvester Stallone return to the genre which had nurtured him after the critical and artistic losing streak which started with “Rocky V” and hit rock bottom with “Stop! Or ..

Late Night (2019) wants you to stay tuned for these important messages.

Late Night (2019) wants you to stay tuned for these important messages.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve gotten more and more into American Late Night talk shows. Not the vainglorious onanism of James Corden but the biting satire of the more political shows like “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (the host of which cameos as himself in the ..

The World According To Garp (1982) Review

The World According To Garp (1982) Review

This review is being posted as part of the Robin Williams Blogathon 2018 being hosted by Realweegiemidget Reviews and In Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. One of the most remarkable things about “The World According To Garp” is just how well director George Roy Hill (“Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid”, “The Sting”) and ..

Bombshell (2020) Review

Bombshell (2020) Review

In a world of spin, propaganda and outright lies, Fox News may seem like a counter-intuitive choice for a fact-based drama but facts there are in “Bombshell”, a frustratingly superficial look under the rock of America’s foremost right-wing rhetoric factory. “Bombshell” charts the eventual fall from…well, not grace exactly…in any event, it charts the fall ..