He waved the white flag last month on any credible Prime Ministerial
aspirations, but on the weekend Peter Costello revealed he hankers
after a new media career. Move over David and Margaret, he wants to be
a celebrity film reviewer.

Here’s his take on The Chronicles of Narnia: “Fantastic story. Great movie. Bit scary. Would recommend it to parents and to children.”

Hmmm, scary hey? This, gentle reader, is a movie which showed entire
battle sequences without the spillage of a single drop of blood. It
featured a talking beaver. We suggest Cossie steers clear of the latest
cinematic blockbuster from the folks at Disney, Chicken Little
– if the burbling beaver from Narnia was a little bit scary, our
precious Treasurer might leave the cinema a quivering wreck at the
prospect of the sky falling in.