Gotti (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Gotti (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Gotti is amazing, living up the the low expectations I set for it.  With a ‘0’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, you’d expect this film to be pretty dire. And it is.  Boring, overlong, repetitive and derivative Gotti is exactly the movie you’ve heard it is.  It’s Badfellas, The BadFather, DullFace… you get the point.  That all said what stops it being a complete disaster is that the story of John Gotti is actually pretty interesting and even a bad interpretation of it has (some) merit.  Honestly just stick to Goodfellas instead.  Or watch The Honest Trailer which is FAR better!

Best Bit: I mean Travolta is amazing… for all the wrong reasons

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid (or stream if you are up for a laugh)

If You Liked this Try: Goodfellas, Donnie Brasco, The Godfather


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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…

Once Upon a Time in Venice (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Once Upon a Time in Venice (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Remember when Hudson Hawk was considered to be (wrongly) a low point of Bruce Willis’ career?  Those helicon days feel like a LONG time ago. Yup his most recent ‘effort’, the cleverly (!) entitled Once Upon a Time in Venice, is quite frankly total and utter garbage and not even the presence of the usually fun Jason Momoa can save things.  In fact Once Upon a Time in Venice is so bad I couldn’t last past the hour mark – with Willis giving one of the worst and laziest performances of his now ruined career.  Can anyone really remember the last time Bruce Willis was good in a film?  Nope me neither.  Even free on Netflix this is one to avoid like… well… a free Bruce Willis film you found on Netflix.

Best Bit: Momoa is fine

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: Hudson Hawk, The Bonfire of the Vanities,  Color of Night 

 


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Joe Rogan Strange Times (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Joe Rogan Strange Times (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Joe Rogan is a comedian that likes to push the boundaries.   A UFC/MMA commentator and world famous podcaster, it’s comedy that always drives Rogan and you can tell.  His latest Netflix special Strange Times is biting, funny and crude as he takes on culture, pro wrestling, pot laws, cats and vegans – all to hilarious effect.  Rogan considers this to be his best special yet and he may be right – the material is polished, the deliver on point and the emotion strong.  It may not be to everyone’s tastes (he has been pulled up on certain opinions previously that doesn’t always sit well with the more gentile millennial) but this is one of the worlds best stand-ups on top form, whether you agree with what he says or not.

Best Bit: Vegans

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Netflix)

If You Liked this Try: Joe Rogan: Triggered,  Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High,  Joey Diaz: Sociably Unacceptable

 


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The Expanse (Season 3) – A Quick Capsule TV Review

The Expanse (Season 3) – A Quick Capsule TV Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Expanse goes from strength to strength with it’s third season – quite simply knocking it out the park.  Covering off one and a half books from the popular series, this takes the story threads set up in seasons 1 & 2 and really runs with it.  In fact the story twists and turns in ways you’d probably never imagine with old characters returning and several memorable new ones introduced.  Oh and Amos is even better.  Yup… really.  For a moment The Expanse was ending here, with SyFy pulling the plug BUT thankfully Amazon has picked up the show for the foreseeable future.  I can only imagine how much better the show can get from here.  Truly one of the best shows on TV.

Best Bit: A certain return…

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Netflix UK)

If You Liked this Try: Battlestar Galactica, Space: Above And Beyond

 

Cobra Kai (2018) – A Quick Capsule TV Review

Cobra Kai (2018) – A Quick Capsule TV Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Fan of the 80’s version of the karate kid? Well welcome to what could well be the best TV show of 2018 so far.  Cobra Kia is a funny, clever and , at times surprising return to the world of Hill Valley which delivers in turn both considerable nostalgia whilst managing to connect with a whole new modern audience.  At it’s heart it’s a story about family and finding yourself as a teenager, set against the backdrop of the world created by the original film back in the 80’s.  With LOTS of Karate.  Come on – how could that NOT be cool! A must watch.

Best Bit: The tournament 

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Youtube/YouTube Red)

If You Liked this Try: The Karate Kid, Stranger Things, Scream (TV)

 

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Review Round Up

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Review Round Up

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Want to know what the critics think of the latest hot releases but don’t want to have to search for them?  Well look no further as we round up the reviews from 5 of the most influential sources for the latest BIG RELEASE movie.  This time out: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

 


“It’s a brave choice to literally blow up everything that’s come before but one that definitely pays off in Fallen Kingdom”- 8.4

 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom says goodbye to the park for good, not just carrying the de-extincted dinos off the island but freeing itself from the genre trappings of the previous four films. ” –

 

 

“This is a Jurassic sequel that plays it both adrenaline-pumpingly huge and thrillingly small. A summer ride that will drive kids out of their minds, and maybe even give the parents nightmares.” – 4/5

 

 

“It’s the first “Jurassic” film to come close to pretending that it isn’t a ride at all, and as a result it ends up being just a so-so ride ”

 

 

 

” Even on first watch, though, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom impresses as a brave, beautiful and fun summer popcorn flick.” -3/5

 

 

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