Truth or Dare (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Truth or Dare (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Truth or Dare is another fairly typical Blumhouse production.  It’s safe, it’s sold and it flies by.  And none of that is a criticism by the way… for the most part Blumhouse films are good time passers, with Truth or Dare being a prime example of a film that’s fun to watch but one that won’t stay with you for a second after you leave the cinema. The cast are good, the direction keep’s you guessing and the deaths inventive.  A great time passer!

Best Bit: Snap Chat Faces!

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

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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…

Phil’s End Of Year Awards 2018

Phil’s End Of Year Awards 2018

Quick Review Year In Review

So 2018 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 2018, so before we look at the films coming up in 2018 here’s my ‘Alternative’ End of Year Awards for 2018…

 

The Most Entertainingly Bad Film Of The Year Award…


 

The Gerard Butler Award For Consistently Making Entertainingly Terrible Films
… Will return in 2019 when Butler stars in Den of Thieves 2, Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin, Angel Has Fallen, Afterburn and many more…

 

 

Surprise of The Year Award…
Mandy.  If enough monkeys can write Shakespeare then enough filmmakers can eventually make a good Nicolas Cage film again…

 

 

Performance Of The Year Award…
Blumhouse for making enjoyable film after enjoyable film this year…

 

 

Just Fuck Off and Die Award…
Netflix ‘Original’ Sci-Fi Movies… Annihilation, Cloverfield Paradox, Mute, Tau and MANy others!

 

 

 

I may have just slept through that Award…
A Wrinkle in Time

 

 

Come In Your time is Up Award…
Comic Book Films. 2018 was good but not great year for comic book films.  Avengers, AntMan and Black Panther were good enough and Deadpool 2 as Deadpool 2. But even i’m feeling a wee big fatigued now…

 

 

Trailer Of The Year Award…
Mandy

 

 

 

Let Down of The Year Award…
Solo. It didn’t suck.  But it was also the worst Star Wars Film since Attack of The Clones.

 

 

Yes it’s Okay. But come on people its also a bit Emperors new clothes…
The Shape Of Water

 

 

How did they screw this up Award?
Mile 22 – Peter Berg and Marky Mark

 

 

The not actually that popular popular award to…
The Oscars for the on off Popular Oscar award

 

 

OMG! OMG! OMG! Oh… urm Wasn’t that just a little over rated?
A Star Is Born

 

 

Cameo of The Year Award…
Drag race alumni Alaska in The Last Sharknado (as well as Shangela in A Star Is Born)  

 

 

You should have left Spacey in it…
All the Money In The World

 

 

 

The Oscars only like REALLY famous dead people award for missing out other stars who died Award…
Tobe Hooper & Adam West

 

 

The Proof That Award Shows Suck Award…
Roger Deakins FINALLY wins an Academy Award but really it took THIS long.

 

 

The Poof That Award Shows DONT Suck Award…
Roger Deakins FINALLY wins an Academy Award

 

 

 

WHY GOD WHY? Award…
Overboard, Superfly, Death Wish remakes

 

 

Less Is, Er, Less Award…
Ocean’s 8

 

 

The Year Of ‘Yeah that was okay’ Sequels Award
2018 for The Predator, Sicario 2, Equalizer 2, Escape Plan 2, Pacific Rim 2

 

 

Films That SHOULD have been on my 2017 List’s but I Hadn’t Seen…
 Mayhem, Icarus, The Greatest Showman

 

 

Next time: Phil’s Look at 2019 and a look back at my 2018 predictions… 

 


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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…

Upgrade (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Upgrade (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Upgrade is a massive (pleasant)  surprise.  A little known genre film from Blumhouse studios, Upgrade is a modestly budgeted sci-fi with elements of Cronenberg body horror mixed in with some usual Blumhouse violence and some pleasing gore. Lead Marshall-Green does a bang up job with the action and the final revelations were a genuine surprise. One of 2018’s best surprises so far.

Best Bit: Stem turns on

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

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Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #107 – BlacKkKlansman, The Nun, Upgrade

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #107 – BlacKkKlansman, The Nun, Upgrade

The Podcasts The Smoking Lamb Podcast

It’s The Smoking Lamb Movie Podcast. A weekly, no-holds-baa-aa-arred, and R-rated look at the world of movies.

On this episode: On the latest episode of The Smoking Lamb, Josh, Stephen and Mike discuss The Nun, Upgrade but more importantly – BlacKkKlansman and that controversial ending. Plus, we debut a brand new style of Top 5 as we all reveal our favourite films from 2015-2011 with a few rules in place.

Check it out and BLEAT THE WORLD and don’t forget to follow up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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