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Phil’s Top 5… Action Movie Quotes

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In a new semi-regular feature each week Phil takes a lookout a different movie related Top Five… this time out: Action Movie Quotes! You know the moment – hero stops to soliloquy the bad guy right before he kills him, or the good guys find a moment in the chaos to deliver that one killer line.  Here’s five of my ... Read More »

The Huntsman Winters War – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: A sequel prequel to the original Snow-white & The Huntsman, this one’s not quite the disaster the critics have lead you to believe.  It’s also not that great either BUT it’s more than watchable and, at times, quite good fun. Reuniting Hemsworth with the Huntsman storyline that no one really cared about, this time he’s saddled ... Read More »

Allegiant – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Ugh.  Yup the news breaking recently that the final film in this series will go direct to TV doesn’t surprise me – more than most similar YA films the Divergent series has suffered from increasingly poor returns both creatively and financially (from what was never that high a bar to start) and Allegiant was no better.  Tepid action, ... Read More »

Sharknado 4: The Forth Awakens – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Okay so this was the year that Sharknado finally jumped the shark, so to speak, but yet still it delivers on it’s frankly beyond stupid premise with more sharks and more ‘nados than ever before.  Go in expecting high art and yes you will be disappointed.  Go in expecting the forth Sharknado film and everything that ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Movie Disappointments

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In a new semi-regular feature each week Phil takes a lookout a different movie related Top Five… this time out: Movie Disappointments. Yup these are those films that you just had to see, that couldn’t loose, that were going to be special.  Yet the ended up being films that left you, and many others, with a sense of hollowness.  Welcome to my ... Read More »

Suicide Squad – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: So’ the worst film ever made’ as seemingly branded by ever critic ever? No.  Is it any good?  Kinda.  For about 30 minutes of it’s run time at least.  Shame then it’s a near two hour film.  Look this film would NEVER live up to those trailers.  It was impossible.  They were just SO good.  So ... Read More »

Grosse Point Geek – The Shallows

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Nancy (Blake Lively)  a med school drop out and surfing enthusiast, goes looking for a beach in Mexico, where her late mother visited when she she was a young woman. Upon finding it she spends a happy day surfing and soaking up the sun, that is until she is badly bitten on the leg by a huge great white shark who has been feeding ... Read More »

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is probably the most meh! film to come from such a great central concept (and titles for that matter!).  It’s that film you always wished someone would make (Jane Austin and Zombies!), that sounded genius on paper but yet when it finally landed on screen after several aborted attempts it lands ... Read More »

Grosse Point Geek – Suicide Squad

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After the events of Batman V Superman and the rise of the so called ‘Meta Humans”, senior CIA operative Amanda Waller (Viola Davies) puts together a team of highly skilled individuals to be used against any threat that the regular military are unable to combat. The only fly in the ointment is that said team are made up of the worst criminals on earth ... Read More »