Author Archives: Phil Hobden

Batman And Harley Quinn – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Much like last years The Killing Joke Adaptation, Batman & Harley Quinn is a 40 minutes at best TV episode padded out to (just) feature length by some baffling sequences (think passing wind in the car or Harley singing) and script choices.  It’s very crude at times and feels pretty childish.  Yes it shouldn’t be all ... Read More »

Counterpunch – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Counterpunch takes an interesting look at three boxers at different stages in their career – the pro, the Olympic hopeful and the up-and-comer set against the background of a sport whose popularity is on the slide.  It’s an intimate portrayal for sure that, excuse the expression, pulls few punches.  It’s a really interesting documentary and is ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Sharknado 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: Sharknado Films!   5 – Sharknado: The 4th Awakens The weakest Sharknado as the film series starts to run low on ideas (okay to be fair it never had that many to begin with) and instead throws in a ... Read More »

Atomic Blonde – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Atomic Blonde isn’t the film the trailer has you think.  Less knock about 80’s spy romp with a hint of Roger Moore’s Bond, more hardcore spy thriller with sex, violence and action that puts this film on par with the likes of a John Wick (Think 007’s Licence To Kill).  The other thing to note about Atomic ... Read More »

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Yup it’s back and this time it’s travelling across the Globe. It’s as insane as you’d imagine and oddly the rather bad Katie Price cameo isn’t the worst acting in it (Tara Reid who once shone in American Pie is beyond phoning it in these days).  Yup each country has it’s own unique set of cameos ... Read More »

The Mummy (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Or Mummy Impossible. Yep…  Tom Cruise is back.  Not the good Tom Cruise who blew us away in Magnolia or Jerry Maguire but the other Tom Cruise who now seems set on finishing his career with action film after action film.  And here we go again as Universal try to give birth to their own cinematic ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… 1985 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: Films from 1985.  Yup the golden years of movie.s   Close but no cigar: Enemy Mine, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, American  Ninja, Police Story   5 – Rambo: First Blood Part 2 Rambo is back and this time he’s ... Read More »

Beauty And The Beast (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: It’s fair to say that watching the live action Beauty And The Beast that it feels like Emma Watson was born to be a Disney princess.  Her doe eyes, freckles and boundless charm feel make her perfectly cast in the role of Belle.  What’s more Belle brings a fair degree of independence as is far away ... Read More »

The 25 Best… 80’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 80’s.  The close but no cigar Films: An American Werewolf In London, Rambo First Blood Part 2, Full Metal ... Read More »

The Shawshank Redemption – A Classic Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: The Shawshank Redemption is hands down one of the best films of the modern film era and for sure one of the top 10 films ever made.  From it’s expert performances, sublime direction and a tight character led script, this is the benchmark in novella adaptations and without doubt the strongest adaptation of a Stephen King ... Read More »