There are some things in life that you hype up to such a ridiculous extent, there’s no way they’re going to live up to your expectations. The media frenzy surrounding New Moon ensured there was very little chance it would live up to expectations, and surprise, surprise, it doesn’t. Golden Compass director Chris Weitz places the film squarely in cheesy superhero blockbuster territory with exaggerated special effects and embarrassingly corny love scenes. The only bright spot on the horizon is newcomer Taylor Lautner, who brings a surprising amount of warmth and likeability to the role of Jacob Black.
Cliff Richard gets together with his ol’ buddies The Shadows to release a grandma-friendly DVD release just in time for Christmas. All the old classics are there, like, y’know… that one about Young Ones, and dolls that come to life to cry and walk at you. Why not buy it and figure out why the chamois-faced crooner is still so popular? Or maybe not.