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Phil’s Top 5… Blumhouse Productions Films

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Blumhouse Movies For more on Blumhouse check out: http://www.blumhouse.com   Close but no cigar: Paranormal Activity 2, The Purge Anarchy, Insidious, The Town That Dreaded Sundown   5 – Hush A house.  A deaf writer and a killer on the loose.  ... Read More »

My Favourite… Roger Moore Film

As death continues it’s relentless march through the gifted and talented of TV and film, My Favourite… celebrates those we have lost by taking a look at a slice of their best work. Well sometimes best, sometimes just the one I like the most. This time out: My Favourite…. Roger Moore (1927-2017) Film   LIVE AND LET DIE (1973) When Bond (Roger Moore) investigates the murders ... Read More »

Office Christmas Party – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Certain critics with a tin ear for comedy didn’t appreciate the rowdy, raucous and OTT delights of Office Christmas Party and you can see why.  It’s not subtle for sure.  BUT it is funny. Not Animal House funny but Office Christmas Party sailed past the Kermode 6 laugh test with ease and delivered many more.  Yes it wont be to everyone’s taste but Munn, Miller and Bateman do some ... Read More »

Phil’s Best To Worst: Alien Franchise (Updated)

In our latest regular feature, coming out the first Friday of each month, Phil (of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review) breaks down a film related subject in order of his own personal enjoyment from Best To Worst.  This time out: Alien Films!  Best: Aliens (The Directors Cut) Aliens is not just a high water mark for the Alien franchise itself  but it’s also a high watermark in sequels, action and science fiction films. Yes ... Read More »

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Aka Lock, Stock And One Smoking Jude Law.  A hot mess of a film for sure, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword ranges from nearly brilliant to boring, often in the same sequence.  It’s what happens when you cross Lock Stock, Assassins Creed, Game Of Thrones, Excalibur, Lord Of The Rings and some insane fever dream. ... Read More »

Hush – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: For some reason some critics take offense at Blumhouse’s paired down high concept horror films.  I don’t. For the most part I’ve enjoyed the hell out of them and Hush is yet another hit.  Effectively a home invasion film with a twist, Hush takes it’s concept and runs with it leaving us with a creepy, tense ... Read More »

Grosse Point Geek – Alien: Covenant

On their way to colonise a  new world, the crew of the starship Covenant intercept a signal from a nearby planet and go to investigate. Upon arrival they discover a crashed Engineer spacecraft and the android David (Michael Fassbender) who has been marooned there since arriving some ten years previously. Soon things take a turn for the worst as one ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Ridley Scott Films

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: To celebrate (hopefully) the release of Alien Covenant I present my top 5 Ridley Scott films.   Close but no cigar: Legend, Black Rain, Thelma & Louise   5 – The Martian After years of sub-par films, Scott returns ... Read More »