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Phil’s Best To Worst: Marvel Films! (Updated – with Black Panther )

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: Marvel Cinematic Universe films! Note scores reflect my original IMDB ratings. Best: Captain America Winter Solider A cold war thriller with Robert Redford and a mini Avengers team up.  Add in the always awesome Frank Grillo ... Read More »

Beyond Skyline – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Beyond Skyline is better than the rather torrid Skyline.  But thats damming with faint praise because other than an damn impressive finale, the rest of Beyond Skyline is a real slog with little action, followable story or characters to care about.  Without the always dependable Frank Grillo and half the cast of The Raid this film ... Read More »

Podcast: Ross & Phil Talk… Spectre, 007 & Daniel Craig

This episode Ross & Phil Talk… Spectre, 007 & Daniel Craig! This episode we keep it current by taking about a 3 year old film.  Yup after talking about it previously we decide to drill down on why Spectre just didnt work, about the future of the franchise and why License To Kill did it better. Hosted by Award winning Filmmaker Ross Boyask ... Read More »

The 15:17 To Paris – Motion Picture Maniac

I’m having trouble comprehending what the hell just happened, I like Clint Eastwood, both as an actor and as a filmmaker, even regarding some of his less popular stuff, I actually liked J. Edgar for example, I thought Jersey Boys was good fun and I disagree that American Sniper is nothing if not obnoxious propaganda. He’s got a smooth visual ... Read More »

The Greatest Showman – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I’m always undecided with Hugh Jackman.  For every Logan, there’s been a Wolverine or Les Mis.  This in mind (and many other factors) it’s fair to say that The Greatest Showman wasn’t top of my list but dragged on a Sunday afternoon I thought I’d give it a chance.  I hated it.  For the first ten minutes ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Underrated 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: My Top 5 Underrated Films!   Close but no cigar: RocknRolla, Tank Girl, The Last Supper, The Brady Bunch Movie, T2 Trainspotting   5 – Layer Cake Matthew Vaughn’s directorial debut is a stylish gangster thriller that retains some ... Read More »

A Bad Moms Christmas – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I liked the original Bad Moms a lot.  It was funny, charming and silly. Despite the sequel not receiving the same amount of general critical or commercial acclaim, i found it to be almost equally as funny with the cast delivering as expected with the film flying past the 6, 10 and more Kermodian laugh test.  ... Read More »

Black Panther – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Black Panther is good.  It’s not quite on par with Marvel’s impressive 2017 output but it’s good fun, add’s new depth to the ever expanding Marvel universe and gives us one of Marvel’s more intimate stories.  Even if it does throw in these standard amount of things blowing up in the pot for good measure.  It ... Read More »

Black Panther – Motion Picture Maniac

In quick summary form – Black Panther is perfectly fine, it’s not one of the best Marvel films, it’s not one of the worst, I don’t think it’s quite as good as everyone has been saying thus far (made worse by the fact that it’s come out straight off the success of the fantastic Thor: Ragnarok) but it works as ... Read More »