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Fifty Shades Darker – Motion Picture Maniac

So… yeah… I went to the cinema to see Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades Of Grey, a movie about a sweet innocent idiot who ends up in a controlling and abusive relationship with a billionaire sadist and… not much else to be perfectly honest, the plot didn’t really go further than that. Speaking of being perfectly honest, ... Read More »

Live By Night – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Live By Night should have worked.  It had a great cast.  A talented director and an amazing period setting. Yet oddly it falls flat for the bulk of it’s two hour plus run time. I think maybe the fault falls more with Affleck whose over stretched working as writer, producer, director and actor.  It’s a bit of ... Read More »

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2017… So Far! 1st Edition (17th Feb 2017)

So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2017’s movies, in my very humble opinion. BEST Films Of 2017… So Far:   T2 Trainspotting (9/10) La La Land (8/10) Silence (8/10) The Founder (7/10) Patriots Day (6/10) Honourable Mentions:   WORST Films Of 2017… So Far:   Underworld Blood War (4.10) Hacksaw Ridge (5/10) Live By Night (5/10)   Dis-Honourable ... Read More »

Kubo And The Two Strings – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: What a magnificent film.  Simply put this charming, emotionally engaging and at times damn right scary kids film was one of the best films of 2016. With animation that looks so good you have to remind yourself it was stop motion, a captivating story and bags of charm, Kubo is a must watch for adults and kids. ... Read More »

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – Motion Picture Maniac

What can I say guys, I have a lot of guilty pleasures, Showgirls, The Happening, The Last Airbender, every single one of them are God awful beyond all comprehension and yet I own them all on DVD, not because I think they’re good, but rather because watching them makes me laugh like I’m trying to kill myself, I howl until ... Read More »

La La Land – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: La La Land is charming, funny, heart warming stuff.  The THIRD film by director Chazelle following up from the amazing Whiplash, is a shoe-in to win big at this years awards and rightly so.  It;’s uplifting in the way that old School Hollywood films were and staged beautifully.  It’s memorable stuff which ALMOST lives up to the ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Carry On 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: Carry On Films> I have a real soft spot for the Carry On Films, very much watched in my youth.  So here are my five favourites!   Close but no cigar: Carry On Nurse, Carry On Doctor, Carry ... Read More »

Sing Street – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Another late entry to my 2016 best films, Sing Street is a charming musical drama that captures what it’s like to be young lost and in love. It’s sickly sweet at times for sure but it’s such an enjoyable ride you’ll forgive those few moments it steps too far into soap opera. The songs are great ... Read More »

The Hunt For the Wilderpeople – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Easily jumping into my top 10 for 2016, Hunt for The Wilderpeople is one of the wittiest and most charming films of 2016. A New Zealand family comedy-drama about a boy on the run with his grumpy foster dad may not seem like an appealing pitch but the film is almost note perfect and as the ... Read More »

Gold – Motion Picture Maniac

Remember when the Wolf Of Wall Street came out and a fair amount of prudish fools said it was too vulgar, too profane, sexual, stuffed with drugs and immoral? Well boy do I have the film for them – Gold, starring Matthew McConaughey, is exactly like the Wolf Of Wall Street if it had all the swearing, sex, drugs and ... Read More »