Author Archives: Phil Hobden

Tactical Force – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Arriving straight to DVD back in 2011 (and probably straight to Netflix in most places), Tactical Force is a vehicle for former wrestler ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and former Spawn star Michael Jai White.  It doesn’t really do much for either career to be fair and the film is It’s terrible for the most part but ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Chucky (Child’s Play) 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 to celebrate the upcoming Cult Of Chucky… my top 5 Child’s Play/ Chucky films!   Close but no cigar: Seed Of Chucky, Child’s Play 3   5 – Curse Of Chucky After the disappointing Seed of Chucky, Curse reset the franchise one ... Read More »

Death Note (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I’ve not seen the Death Note Anime.  So with that in mind I approached director Adam Wingard’s live action reboot/remake with zero baggage.   Which is good because pulled away from all the “Not as good as the original” standard remarks, I found a heap of stuff to enjoy in this well paced, teen thriller.  Playing ... Read More »

What The Health – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: What The Health is well made, delivers startling information and, if you believe what you see, offers a cure for everything but just changing your diet.  Thing is, as with any documentary, it’s a very one sided view of it’s subject and delving deeper you find out that it relies on some very shaky facts & ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… 2018 Films I’d Rather Weren’t being made

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: 2018 Films I’d Rather Weren’t being made   Close but no cigar: Halloween, X-Men: New Mutants, Robin Hood: Origins, Oceans 8, Bad Boys for Life   5 – Pacific Rim: Uprising The original Pacific Rim did nothing for me and ... Read More »

It Comes At Night – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: A divisive film for sure, It Comes At Night has been critical hit but landed less well with the fans for it’s less than obvious story, seemingly random events and denouement that flatly refuses to neatly wrap up every story thread.  BUT the ride is pretty great and the performances carry a film that is all ... Read More »

The 25 Best… 00’s Movies!

In our latest regular feature, coming out the first Friday of each month, Phil (of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review)  along with podcaster Josh Morris, Writer Mike Parkin, Grosse Point Geek’s Will Strong and Motion Picture Manic Jamie Robinson breakdown the 25 Best Films Of each major film decade.   This time out: The 2000’s.  The close but no cigar Films: There Will Be Blood, District 9, Rocky Balboa, Shaun of The Dead, Spiderman 2, Dawn of ... Read More »

6 Days – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: 6 Days tells the true story of the Iranian Embassy assault in the early 80’s, a story most baby boomers will remember vividly.  Jamie Bell and Mark Strong are good in their roles as SAS soldier and Police Negotiator respectively and the film moves at a pace.  It does however mostly ignore the wider politics of ... Read More »