Last Action Hero (1993) 25th Anniversary Review

Perennially underrated, often unfairly maligned (even by Schwarzenegger himself) as his first real failure, ironic action movie masterpiece “Last Action Hero” is twenty-five years old this year and way overdue for a reappraisal. Danny Madigan (Austin O’Brien) prefers the movies to the trials and tribulations of real life, especially the adventures of his all-time favourite…

Craggus’ Christmas Countdown Day 11: Miracle On 34th Street (1994)

I know it’s not fashionable to praise or approve of remakes, but sometimes – every once in a while – they’re actually pretty good. Now I’m not saying that this is better than the original 1947 version but I put it to you that it’s every bit as good. John Hughes (“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”,…