Craig Ferguson is leaving CBS’ “Late Late show” in December

IMDb reports:

Craig Ferguson will step down as host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” in December when his contract with the network expires after nearly a decade asDavid Letterman‘s companion in the 12:35 a.m. slot.

Ferguson broke the news to his studio audience at the 5 p.m. Pt taping of Monday’s edition of “Late Late Show.” In a statement issued by the network he quipped: “CBS and I are not getting divorced, we are ‘consciously uncoupling,’ but we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse and robot skeleton, both of whom we love very much.”

These are sad news indeed.  Of all the late night shows that are easily reachable (so, Jon Stewart is off limits), I enjoyed the “Late Late Show” the most.   Gladly, at least, the previous episodes are available on their YouTube channel.

How to train your dragon

The other day we had a happy family – daddy, mommy, and the kid – trip to the movies, because there was no way I would allow us to skip “How to train your dragon” – a much awaited animation from Dreamworks.

There are options to see it both in full 3D and regular, in Greek (dubbed) and in English (with subtitles).  Language decision was the easiest (English of course), but the 3D option got me thinking for a second.  On one hand it is a much richer experience.  On the other – we were with a kid who is too hyperactive to sit through the whole thing without moving much.  Finally I decided to go for the 2D version, because wearing glasses is an extra obstacle.

Now, back to the animation.  It was widely promoted all over the place, with ads and several trailers.  I knew that I wanted to see it for a while, and after seeing more trailers I knew that I won’t be disappointed.  Just the stuff they showed in the promos was enough to enjoy.  But the full length feature is so much more.  It’s unbelievably good.  It’s awesome.  It’s fantastic.  It’s an absolute must see!

It excellent on just so many levels – the story, the characters, the way it is drawn, the action sequences, the flying, the humor … pretty much everything is perfect.  While I am used to being pleasantly surprised by the animation, the story got me this time more than anything.  While it was childish and cartoon-worthy, there was a certain depth to it, at times it was even philosophical, going around issues which you don’t usually see in kid’s movies.  And yet it was light and fun and inspiring.

Overall, a highly recommended for both kids and adults.  Probably even better in 3D.  I’ll give it a well deserved 5 out of 5.