Year In Review

The Best & Worst Of 2017 – Motion Picture Maniac

Remember when the disappointment that was 2016 ended and we all toasted to 2017 hopefully proving to be better? Didn’t exactly meet expectations did it? Last year many of our favourite celebrities passed away, this year many of those left have turned out to be sex offenders – go team. But anyway, just like last year I’ve had to stretch ... Read More »

Phil’s 2018 Preview & Look Back At 2017 Predictions…

Phil’s Quick look at what’s wetting his whistle for the upcoming year in films… Well 2017 saw Marvel driver big and DC retain it’s patchy record.  Horror stood out overall as most of the big Blockbusters fell short.  2018 has the promise to be even more mixed… so here’s the films I’m most looking forward to in 2017. And a few ... Read More »

Those We Lost… 2017 In Memoriam

2017 continued deaths relentless march through the great and good of Hollywood.  Here’s a selection of those who passed in 2017 whose deaths will be felt within them film library of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review… (Apologies for any one we have missed out) Miguel Ferrer Martin Landau Richard Hatch Don Rickles Roger Moore Bill Paxton John Hurt Jerry Lewis Powers ... Read More »

Phil’s End Of Year Awards 2017

So 2017 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year.  So we’ve covered our best and our worst films of 2016, so before we look at the films coming up in 2017 here’s my ‘Alternative’ End of Year Awards for 2017…   The Most Entertainingly Bad Film ... Read More »

Phil’s 5 Best & The Worst TV Shows of 2017

2017 continued TV’s dominance over film.  With new shows launching almost weekly on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime it was hit after hit with shows like Glow breaking new ground (well kinda) and the old guard like The Leftovers and Game Of Thrones hitting to put the park. Here’s my lost and the 5 best and The Worst TV shows ... Read More »

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2017

So 2017 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year. So first up… the 5 WORST films of 2017.  And, as always, there were quite a few to choose from..   Stinker of The Year: Fifty Shades Darker (2017) In Brief: It’s so bad it’s not even ... Read More »

Phil’s 5 Best Films of 2017

And that’s it.  Another year in the rear view mirror and another reason to take a look back at the BEST, WORST and, well, others of 2017. So here it is: my pick of the BEST films of 2017.   Film of The Year:  Baby Driver In Brief: Yup the Spacey factor makes this awkward for sure BUT the fact that it still ... Read More »

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends Turd of 2016 Award: Mother!

The votes are in, they have been counted an verified and I can now proudly announce the Winner of 2017’s Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests Turd Of The Year award is…   Mother! IMDB: A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. Josh Morris (Smoking lamb):       Close but no cigar: ... Read More »

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends ESSENTIAL LIST For 2017 Part 2: Spiderman Homecoming, Operation Mekong, Let Her Out, Lady Macbeth, Brawl in Cell Block 99

The votes are in.  The long list reduced to just 9… and here they are, the Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests list of the FILMS TO WATCH for 2017.  In no particular order:   #7: Spiderman: Homecoming Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a ... Read More »

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends ESSENTIAL LIST For 2017 Part 1: Manchester By The Sea, Wind River, Baby Driver, Paddington 2 , Elle, The Triangle

The votes are in.  The Long List been reduced to just 11… and here they are, the Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests list of the FILMS TO WATCH for 2017.  In no particular order:   #1: Manchester By The Sea A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.       #2: Wind ... Read More »