Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016) Review

Marvel movies are notoriously not allowed to use the ‘m’ word and you’ll find it curiously absent from Miss Peregrine’s… even if it feels like an “X-Men” story co-written by J K Rowling and Roald Dahl. When his grandfather dies in mysterious circumstances, Jake (Asa Butterfield) decides to visit the children’s home that featured in … Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016) Review

The 3rd Annual Craggus Movie Awards

It’s Oscars Eve here in the UK, and that means it must be time for the Annual Craggus Movie Awards. For this, the awards’ 3rd year, I’ve changed the rules a bit. Instead of being linked to the Oscar nominations with some additions like in previous years, all the nominees and winners are now chosen … Continue reading The 3rd Annual Craggus Movie Awards

Ghosthunters On Icy Trails (2015) Review

Suggested by some to be Germany’s answer to J K Rowling, prolific children’s author Cornelia Funke has not, to date, enjoyed her illustrious counterpart’s success with movie adaptations. 2008’s “Inkheart” was a disappointment both artistically and in box office terms and unfortunately it looks like “Ghosthunters On Icy Trails” is unlikely to do much better. … Continue reading Ghosthunters On Icy Trails (2015) Review

Robot Overlords (2015) Review

Although it borrows much of its imagery from “Oblivion” – itself a portmanteau of various other Sci-Fi classics – “Robot Overlords” plays out like a long-lost John Wyndham novel, combining the alien and unfamiliar with the mundane settings of town and country. Earth is under occupation by a robot empire who conquered the planet three … Continue reading Robot Overlords (2015) Review

Mr. Holmes (2015) Review

It’s mortality rather than Moriarty who stalks the world’s greatest detective in “Mr. Holmes”, Bill Condon’s quietly engrossing portrait of a legend in decline. Based on Mitch Cullen’s novel “A Slight Trick Of The Mind”, “Mr. Holmes” finds Sherlock retired and living is seclusion in a remote Sussex farmhouse, caring for his bees and attended … Continue reading Mr. Holmes (2015) Review