Air Force One (1997) – A Quick Capsule Review

Air Force One (1997) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Rarely does a film hold up twenty years down the line.  Out of time and out of context, films tend to date.  Even rarer is finding one that is maybe better all these years later.  Well Air Force One could well be that film.  Okay so it’s derivative as hell but it’s a joke that everyone seems to share.  The cast know how silly the film is (even usually straight laced Harrison Ford seems to be having fun) , it has a bundle of decent action sequences and, as always, Gary Oldman does a bang up job taking a text book bad guy character and giving him (a few) layers. Wolfgang Petersen directs solidly and you cant help but smile as the tension and silliness ramps up.  All in all it’s cracking fun.

Best Bit: “Get off my plane”

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Con Air, Executive Decision, White House Down 


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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Rambo, Secret Cinema, The Shield, 90’s Films and More!

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Rambo, Secret Cinema, The Shield, 90’s Films and More!

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we talk about… the latest and last Rambo movie Last Blood in detail (mostly spoiler free).  We also talk Secret Cinema, The Shield, Spiderman/MCU and a shed load of 80’s & 90’s films.  Yup it’s a round up podcast.

Hosted by Award winning filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed former filmmaker Phil Hobden.

Discussed: Rambo Last Blood, 10 Minutes Gone, The Shield (TV), Secret Cinema: Casino Royale, Air Force One, Eraser, Executive Decision,  Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Navy Seals, Ma, JFK, Critters Attack, The Dead Don’t Die, Satanic Panic, Halloween 3: Season of The Witch, Hostel, Eli Roth, 90’s Films, Spider-man, MCU

For more on Ross Boyask search @RossBoyask on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Also check out @EvoFilmsUK online.

For more on Phil Hobden check out , Twitter (@PhilQuickReview) and Instagram (RossAndPhilTalkMovies

#RossAndPhil #RossAndPhilTalkMovies #MoviePodcasts #Podcasts


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Phil’s Top 5…  Die Hard On A (Insert Place Here) Movies

Phil’s Top 5… Die Hard On A (Insert Place Here) Movies

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Die Hard like movies. aka “It’s Die Hard On A (Insert Place/Location/Item Here)


Close but no cigar: Cliffhanger (On A Mountain), Sudden Death (In A Stadium), The Rock (On Alcatraz), Air Force One (On Air Force One)


5 – Toy Soldiers
Die hard… In A School.  Much ignored 90’s action film aimed at kids.  Really good fun.


4 – Under Siege
Die hard… On a  Boat.  One of the better Seagal movies.  Which isn’t saying much these days.


3 –  Passenger 57
Die hard… On A Plane. Always bet on Black.  Actual line form the film.


2 – Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Die Hard… In a Airport. Darker, meaner but man it’s great.


1 – Speed
Die hard On A… Bus. The best Die Hard clone and a great film in it’s own right.