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Despicable Me 3 – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Let’s get this out the way first – The Minion’s are the best thing about Despicable Me 3 which is odd as , in a movie of their own, the joke wore thin pretty quick. But here used sparingly they work much better.  What doesn’t work, sadly, is almost everything else.  The Dru/Gru dynamic gets old ... Read More »

Rough Night – Motion Picture Maniac

Trust me, no one is more surprised than I am to behold six stars on that score metre instead of two or one. Movies like this are released all the time, cheap, disposable, badly edited and bland looking romps about a group of friends who want to recapture their youth by getting drunk and doing drugs until something unspeakable happens ... Read More »

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Review Round Up

Want to know what all the influential news sources think of the latest hot release?  Well look no further as we round up the reviews from 5 of the most influential sources for the latest BIG RELEASE movie. This time out: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE.  Overall Critics Say   “Kingsman: The Golden Circle is as cheeky, cartoonish, and crazy as ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Stephen King Adaptations (Updated)

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out:   Close but no cigar: The Running Man, The Stand, IT, Christine, Apt Pupil, Carrie   5 (Tied) – IT (2017) It may not be a popular choice, joining Carrie for the Number 5 spot but IT (2017) was a ... Read More »

IT (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Damn IT was scary.  Genuinely scary.  But those scares ONLY work because you believe & care for the Losers Club who are some of the most expertly drawn and directed characters I’ve seen on screen this year.  IT is a top notch King adaptation  (certainly Top 5 worthy) and an even better horror, leaving you crying out ... Read More »

Transformers The Last Knight – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: There was a moment, just briefly, that I started to convince myself during the near epic runtime of Transformers The Last Knight that it wasn’t actually the worst Transformers film I’d seen.  Yes a low bar granted but still… small things.   After all it lacked the now (in)famous Michael Bay voyeurism that has haunted the ... Read More »

Baywatch (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Baywatch is a let down. The trailer, rumoured 21 Jump Street style approach and The Rock made this look like a slam dunk but at near two hours and with a tone that can never decide whether it’s a knock about romp or semi-serious take it’s much less the sum of it’s parts.  Oh and I wont ... Read More »

My Favourite… Frank Vincent 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…. Frank Vincent  (1937-2017) Film (Well actually this time out TV show!) THE SOPRANOS (1999-2007) Tony Soprano ... Read More »

Wind River – Motion Picture Maniac

Taylor Sheridan is very quickly becoming one of my favourite creative forces working today, I must admit I was a little worried there for a second, I loved Sicario but when I found out his script had been revised in a few places by the director and the cast, I became rather afraid for Hell Or High Water. I thought ... Read More »

A Cure For Wellness – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Gore Verbinski isn’t a terrible director.  He can handle visuals, gets good performances from his cast and can make a compelling film.  Sadly over the past 10 years or so he’s felt like a Michael Bay in waiting. Be it the pretty terrible Pirate films to the pretty terrible Lone Ranger, he’s delivered more than his ... Read More »