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Phil’s Top 5… Bad Superhero Films


Every Friday, Phil from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review takes a lookout a different movie related Top Five… this time out: BAD SUPERHERO FILMS. Close but no cigar: X-Men 3, Electra, Spiderman 3, Batman Forever, Steel   5 – Batman & Robin The fact that the incompetent Batman & Robin only makes No5 on this list is a testament to how bad some of the other films ... Read More »

Where To Invade Next – A Quick Capsule Review


Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Moore, directing act could be his strongest film to date, has delivered the best documentary of the year so far with his witty (and at time biting) view on the startling difference between Europeans across work, education, health care, sex and equality.  Fascinating, scalding and compelling all at one this is one of 2016’s must see films. Best Bit: When you ... Read More »

Kill Zone 2 – A Quick Capsule Review


Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Sha Po Lang (SPL or Kill Zone in the Western World) was a cracking 2005 action film starring Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung.  Taking it’s cues from the great Hong Kong thrillers of the 90’s, it was essential viewing.  Coming 11 years later is this less essential sequel abandons any relation to the early film, adding a new ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Movie Trailers!


Each week Phil takes a lookout a different movie related Top Five… this time out: Movie Trailers! Close but no cigar: Suicide Squad (Ballroom Blitz Trailer), Matrix Reloaded, Blair Witch Project, Psycho, 5 – Mad Max: Fury Road Set the scene like no other and showed us why, after all these years, Mad Max could be great again. 4 – Star Wars The Phantom Menace Simply ... Read More »

The Jungle Book (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review


Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: The Jungle Book is a good remake.  It has one of the best moments of ANY film this year (hint: ‘I wanna Be Like You’). It has several laugh out loud sequences.  It has Bill Murray. It also has several moments that scared the bejesus out of my six year old. BUT, and here’s the rub, ... Read More »

Bad Moms – Motion Picture Maniac


Bad Moms is neither a good film or a bad one, the kind of film that you know you’re probably going to completely forget about by the following morning, but, at the same time, one you didn’t mind spending time with while it played onscreen. This is one of those cheap throw-away comedies that have whatever’s popular at the moment ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Summer Movie Seasons


In a new semi-regular feature each week Phil takes a lookout a different movie related Top Five… this time out: the best summer movie seasons (Post 1975). Close but no cigar: 1981 (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Stripes, Escape from New York), 1991 (Terminator 2, Boyz n the Hood), 1989 (Batman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 2, License ... Read More »

Bad Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – A Quick Capsule Review


Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: For the second time this month a sequel has impressed me more than an original.  Yup whilst I enjoyed Bad Neighbours i gave it just a 6/10 back in the day.  Not bad.  Yet somehow Bad Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is actually a better film.  It’s funnier, it’s cleverer, it has more charm and it has a great ... Read More »

Nine Lives – Motion Picture Maniac


Nine Lives is a film so embarrassing on every conceivable level in regards to all things filmmaking, I am truly stunned, right into paralysis, that the filmmakers and the studio actually felt comfortable with allowing the world to see the abomination they had created, were they proud of their monster, like a parent who can only see nonexistent beauty rather ... Read More »