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A Review Site With A Difference. ‘Phil’s Quick Capsule Review’ (a nod to legendary comedian Bill Hicks who coined the phrase when he reviewed ‘Piece Of Shit’ movie Basic Instinct)… where a perfect 10 is rarer than a rain free British summer! Written by Phil Hobden.

A Quiet Place (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review


Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: A Quiet Place is one of the most tense films I have seen in a very long time.  Such a simple premise (creatures attracted to noise stalk the area that a family reside in) enables the filmmakers to really explore the films and ideas. Every scene …

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Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review


Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Escape Plan 2: Hades is utter rubbish.  Yet in it’s own direct-to-DVD-with-a-decent-cast-and-some-nice-action way I kinda enjoyed it.  Just don’r expect to see too much of Dave Bautista or Stallone as their roles are little more than expended cameos.  That said it kinda doesn’t matter as the …

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Blog – Friday The 13th’s… Reviewed


To celebrate today being Friday The 13th In what may be either a heroic or heroically dumb move, off the back of the rather excellent Crystal Lake Memories documentary, I have decided back in 2014 to rewatch EVERY Friday The 13th movie.  From the original 1980’s classic to the franchise …

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Finding Your Feet (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Finding Your Feet is a charming movie about loss, love and old age.  Performed as brilliantly as you’d expect from the cast involved, with Staunton and Spall being stand outs, it’s let down only by it’s predictability which has teh film almost mapped out from the first …

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The Book of Life – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)


Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Big screen animation continues it’s ever upward spiral with the release of The Book Of Life, from producer Guillermo del Toro.  A beautiful, fun film with stunning character design, a great cast (Ron Perlman, Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana), some nice rejigged music and, naturally this it’s a Mexican themed film, you …

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