Avengement (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Avengement (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
UK Action star Scott Adkins gets one of his most layered and in-depth roles to date in Avengement – the British crime/prison/martial arts action drama from seasoned director Jesse V Johnson.  We know Adkins can fight (he’s been a stable of mid & low budget actioners for years) but can he act? Well yes – albeit he may be stretching his range a touch here as a ex-fighter gone bad out for revenge.  But acting and story aside it’s the action most people will rent Avengement to see and, as you’d expect from a season director like Johnson, it’s really good (especially the climatic pub fight).  Well staged, brutal and creative.  Capable support comes from veteran gangster film actors Moran and Fairbrass, add a sprinkling of violence and some nice direction (which makes the film look much bigger than its modest budget) and all in you have a most enjoyable film overall.  One of action fans for sure.

Best Bit: The pub fight

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Ross & Phil Talk Movies Present: The 2020 Boyask Awards for Action In Movies

Ross & Phil Talk Movies Present: The 2020 Boyask Awards for Action In Movies

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‘The Boyasks’ (named for our very own Action obsessed Ross Boyask) pick up on what the Academy, BAFTA’s and Globes miss out… acknowledging the performance, craft and skill of action & stunt performers and cinema. Last year Mission Impossible: Fallout swept the board in at the 1st Annual Boyask Action Awards, with Tom Cruise & Loren Janes entering the Hall of Fame.

This year Ross breaks the rules, doesn’t nominate in a category and try to nominate Dolomite for almost everything. We also, on reflection, decide that 2019 wasn’t a GREAT year for action films.

 

You can listen to the full podcast here

 

Winners Highlighted in GREEN

 

(Criteria: Films released in the UK between 1st Jan and the 31st December 2019)



Best Action Sequence
Rambo: Last Blood – Finale 

Angel Has Fallen – Truck Chase
6 Underground – Apartment Escape

 

Best Fight Scene
Avengement – Finale
Avengers: End Game – Cap v Cap
John Wick 3 – John Vs Raid Guys

 

Best Stunt Sequence
None. We REALLy couldn’t come up with one.

 

Standout Action Performer of 2019
Brad Pitt – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Mark Dacascos – John Wick 3
Jessica Roth – Happy Death Day 2U

 

‘Holy Shit’ Moment of the Year
Shazam – The Family
Dolemite Is My Name
Rambo: Last Blood – Decapitated Head

Special Mention: John Wick 3 Knife Fight (Phil)

 

 

Comeback of The Year
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

 

Best Blockbuster Film
Joker
Shazam
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

 

Best DTV Film
Dolemite Is My Name
Triple Threat 
Avengement

 

Hall Of Fame – Class Of 2020
Jeff Imada (Phil)
Al Leong (Phil)
Vic Armstrong (Ross)

 


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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk…  The 2nd Annual Boyask Awards!

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… The 2nd Annual Boyask Awards!

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we deliver The 2nd Annual Boyask Awards for Achievement in Action Cinema.  Yes once again we are going where the Academy Awards, BAFTA’s, Globes and MANY other award shows still refuse to0…

As before Categories include: Best Blockbuster Film, Best DTV Film, Best Action Sequence, Best Fight Scene, Best Stunt, Standout action performer, ‘Holy Shit’ moment of the year, Comeback of The Year and our picks to join Loren Janes & Tom Cruise in the Ross And Phil Action Hall Of Fame.

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

Films Discussed: Rambo: Last Blood, 6 Underground, Angel has Fallen, Avengement, Avengers: Endgame, John Wick 3, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Happy Death Day 2U, Shazaam, My Name Is Dolemite, Joker, Triple Threat, Vic Armstrong, Al Leong, Jeff Imada, Dolemite Is My Name

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

For more on Phil Hobden check out www.philhobden.co.uk , Twitter (@PhilQuickReview) and Instagram (RossAndPhilTalkMovies)

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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… The Best & Worst of 2019

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… The Best & Worst of 2019

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we talk about the year that was as we wrap up 2019 into an hour (ish) of podcast. What were our highs and lows, our best and worst and who won what in the Annual Phil’s Quick Review Awards?  Find out as we dive into the year that they called 2019…

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

Discussed: Joker, Booksmart, Avengers: Endgame,  The Irishman, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Rocketman , How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Spider-Man: Far From Home ,Happy Death Day 2U, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Rambo: Last Blood, Tucked, Toy Story 4, Shazam, Missing Link, The Lion King, Long Shot, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Pokemon Detective Pikachu, Holmes & Watson, The Dead Don’t Die,  Lucky Day, Alita: Battle Angel ,Hellboy (2019),The Fanatic, Godzilla: King of The Monsters , 3 From Hell, Close , Anna, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Velvet Buzzsaw , Into The Ashes, Killer Sofa, Child’s Play (2019), Crawl, Pet Sematary (2019), Gemini Man, Triple Threat, The Banana Splits Movie, Trial By Fire, Stuber, Rabid (2019), Angel Has Fallen, Captain Marvel, Hobbs & Shaw, Fighting With My Family, Serenity, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, Terminator: Dark Fate, Six Underground, Fyre Fraud, Isn’t It Romantic, Can You Ever Forgive Me, Deadwood: The Movie, Avengement, Dolemite Is My Name, Ready Or Not, Parasite

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

For more on Phil Hobden check out www.philhobden.co.uk , Twitter (@PhilQuickReview) and Instagram (RossAndPhilTalkMovies

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends ESSENTIAL LIST For 2019 Part 2: Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Avengement, Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood, Booksmart, Long Shot, Joker

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends ESSENTIAL LIST For 2019 Part 2: Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Avengement, Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood, Booksmart, Long Shot, Joker

2019: In Review Quick Review Year In Review

The votes are in.  The Long List been reduced to just 12… and here they are, the Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests list of the FILMS TO WATCH for 2019.  In no particular order:

 

#7: Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

When an alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep goes on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organization can capture her.

 

 


 

#8: Avengement

After years of assaults on him in prison, Cain escapes for avengement on those responsible.

 

 


 

#9: Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

 

 


 

#10: Booksmart

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

 

 

 


 

#11: Long Shot

Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

 

 

 


 

#12: Joker

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

 

 

Next Time: Ross And Phil Talk… 2019 Wrap Up 

 


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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends: The 25 Must See Films Of 2019

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends: The 25 Must See Films Of 2019

2019: In Review Other Cr*p Quick Review Year In Review

So this is it: Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests (including podcasters Mike Parkin & Josh Morris, Filmmaker Ross Boyask and Phil’s Quick Capsule Review writers Will Strong & Matt Duddy) LONG list of the 25 must see films of 2019

This list will also form the basis of our vote for the Essential Films of 2019.

So how many have YOU seen?

Avengement
Green Book
Ready or Not
Avengers: End Game
Knives Out
Rocketman
Joker
The Peanut Butter Falcon
The Irishman
Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Rambo: Last Blood
Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood
Booksmart
Happy Death Day 2U
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot
Long Shot
Zombieland 2
Ad Astra
Fighting with my Family
How to Train your Dragon 3
Escape Room
Dave Made a Maze
The Night Comes For Us
Harpoon
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

 

 

Check back in the next few days for our final list or take the QUIZ HERE  to see how many you have seen!