Stuber (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Stuber (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Stuber has a nice central idea – a temporally blinded cop being driven by an Uber driver called Stu whilst investigating a case – but be it the poor chemistry between the two leads or the pretty pedestrian script, the film fails to deliver.  Even the usually reliable Kumail Nanjiani seems to be phoning it in and Dave Bautista never seems that comfortable with the role.  It has a few nice moments and rustled up a couple or laughs but overall in a year packed with some pretty entertaining films, Stuber just doesn’t grab you. Shame.

Best Bit: The first fight

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Collateral, Let’s Be Cops, 48 Hours

 


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The Hitman’s Bodyguard – A Quick Capsule Review

The Hitman’s Bodyguard – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Hitman’s Bodyguard is actually better than I thought it would be (some critics have been pretty brutal).  The action was at times very inventive, the script full of some good one liners and the rapport between leads Reynolds and Jackson sparks perfectly. It’s not perfect by any means – the joke runs a bit thin by the end, Jackson/Reynolds basically play Deadpool/Pulp Fiction characters and it’s probably one of the most predictable films I’ve seen in a long time BUT I had a lot of fun watching it, was never bored and laughed lots.  Save it for a beer and curry.

Best Bit: The Chemistry between the leads

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Mr & Mrs Smith, Lethal Weapon, 48 Hours

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Author: Phil Hobden

My Favourite… Sonny Landam Film

My Favourite… Sonny Landam Film

My Favourite… Other Cr*p

As death continues it’s relentless march through the gifted and talented of TV and film, My Favourite… celebrates those we have lost by taking a look at a slice of their best work. Well sometimes best, sometimes just the one I like the most.

This time out: My Favourite…. Sonny Landam (1941-2017) Film

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PREDATOR (1987)

A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major “Dutch” Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world.

So Landam wasn’t the lead in Predator. But man he was memorable.    As Billy Sole Landam struck in intimidating figure that if you believe the behind the scenes talk stretched off screen as well. He’s the first to get wind of the group being watched and stands face to face with the Predator, machete, leading to his final death.   As a film Predator holds up well, it’s a brutal, memorable and lean action film.

See also: The Warriors, Action Jackson, 48 Hours