Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Films They Have Watched Vol. 5

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Films They Have Watched Vol. 5

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

 

On this episode of the podcast we talk about films they have watched recently. Yup it’s our fifth review round up show so we bring you some films that are old, some that are new, some that are borrowed and maybe a couple of that are blue.  Oh and Alita – Battle Angel.

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

Film Discussed: After The Screaming Tops, Supersonic, World War Z, Scum, The Rock, Back Panther, The Departed, Children Of Men, Robocop, Alita – Battle Angel, IO, Dumplin, Close, King of Thieves, Robin Williams Come Inside My Mind, Anna And The Apocalypse, The Golden Child, Unbreakable, Split, Murder By Death, A History Of Violence, Hot Fuzz, Assassination Nation, Fyre, Fyre Fraud, Bohemian Rhapsody, Glass, Mary Queen Of Scotts, Juliet Naked, Michael Inside, Strangers Pray At Night, They Shall Not For Old, Escape Room Green Book, Vice, Happy Death Day 2U

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What Still Remains (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

What Still Remains (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Whilst ultimately predictable, What Still Remains avoids the usual post apocalyptic tropes and drills down on the human side instead of the gore. And it works.  The central relationship between Anna and Peter takes many twists and turns  as they both do what they need to do to survive in this world.  It’s interesting stuff and even though it’s obviously done on a budget, director Josh Mendoza delivers a well crafted movie with excellent performances and a few shocking moments.  Think The Last Of Us as you are half way there…

Best Bit: The central relationship

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If You Liked this Try: The Last of Us (PS4), The Road, Children Of Men, Doomsday

 

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Phil’s Top 5… Trailers that Ruined The Film

Phil’s Top 5… Trailers that Ruined The Film

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: Top 5 Movie Trailers That Ruined the actual film

 

Close but no cigar: Terminator Genisys, Speed,The Island, Terminator 2 ,  Children of Men

 

5 – The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
Gandolf died in the previous film.  Well he didn’t and we know this thanks to the Two Towers trailers.  

 

4 -The Amazing Spiderman 2
A double epic fail here as the the trailer throws in shots of a falling Stacy (thus confirmed her fate) and the final shot of the film with Rhino.

3 – Terminator Salvation
Sam Worthington is a Terminator.  Great twist. If we hadn’t already seen it in the trailer

 

2 – GoldenEye
Sean Bean is dead.  Oh no he isn’t he’s the films big bad.

 

1 – Jurassic Park Fallen Kingdom
EVERY. KEY. MOMENT. Yup between two trailers the film’s narrative is basically laid out for you to see end to end. Including one of the last few shots of the film. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phil’s Top 5… Underrated Films

Phil’s Top 5… Underrated Films

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: My Top 5 Underrated Films!

 

Close but no cigar: RocknRolla, Tank Girl, The Last Supper, The Brady Bunch Movie, T2 Trainspotting

 

5 – Layer Cake
Matthew Vaughn’s directorial debut is a stylish gangster thriller that retains some of the visuals of the Guy Richie films that inspired them but adds a dose of real life grit and depth.   Made Daniel Craig a star.


4 – Sunshine
Danny Boyle’s sci-fi feature was a flop on it’s release but rewatch it.  Go on.  It’s REALLY good.

 

3 – Children of Men
Children of Men is just brilliant.  A dark, brooding sci-fi thriller with stunning cinematography and exceptional direction.   Unlike any film of it’s era.

 

2 -Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Shane Black’s first directorial outing is brilliant fun featuring excellant off kilter  performances from Kilmer & Downey Jnr.

 

1 – Hudson Hawk
Considered to be the first of Willis big flops, Hudson Hawk is a mess.  It’s also great fun and hugely underrated. Yes it’s silly, yes it’s over the top BUT it’s also a film that you need to watch again.

 

 

It Comes At Night – A Quick Capsule Review

It Comes At Night – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
A divisive film for sure, It Comes At Night has been critical hit but landed less well with the fans for it’s less than obvious story, seemingly random events and denouement that flatly refuses to neatly wrap up every story thread.  BUT the ride is pretty great and the performances carry a film that is all the better for leaving it’s bigger mysteries up to interpretation.  It’s also dark… really dark and by the end this film could rival moments of The Road for it’s boundary pushing.  So don’t go in expecting everything to be neatly tied up and you’ll get a lot out of this.  Go in expecting Hollywood and you may well not.

Best Bit: The Last Act

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If You Liked this Try: 28 Days Later, The Road, Children Of Men

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Author: Phil Hobden

SPOILER ALERT – This is a good take on the films mysteries.

 

The 25 Best… 00’s Movies!

The 25 Best… 00’s Movies!

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In our latest regular feature, coming out the first Friday of each month, Phil (of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review)  along with podcaster Josh Morris, Writer Mike Parkin, Grosse Point Geek’s Will Strong and Motion Picture Manic Jamie Robinson breakdown the 25 Best Films Of each major film decade.

 

This time out: The 2000’s. 

The close but no cigar Films: There Will Be Blood, District 9, Rocky Balboa, Shaun of The Dead, Spiderman 2, Dawn of The Dead, Lilo And Stitch, Spartan, Waltz With Bashir, Finding Nemo,  Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Sntach, Zoolander, Battle Royale, Heremias: Book 1 – Legend Of The Lizard Princess, King Kong, The Replacements

 

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My life In Movies… (Best Film from EVERY Year I’ve Been Alive)

My life In Movies… (Best Film from EVERY Year I’ve Been Alive)

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A look at the BEST films, one from each of my years on this planet…. (Yes ’86 and ’84 was impossible to split!)

… And yes a few do differ from my Annual ‘Film of The Year’.  Hindsight is a wonderful thing!!!

The 70’s

1976 – The Outlaw Josey wales
1977 – Star Wars
1978 – Dawn Of The Dead
1979 – Alien

The 80’s

1980 – Empire Strikes Back
1981 – Raiders Of The Lost Ark
1982 – The Thing
1983 – The Return Of The Jedi

1984 – Ghostbusters/ Gremlins
1985 – The Goonies

1986 – Aliens/ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off/ Top Gun
1987 – The Lost Boys

1988 – Die Hard
1989 – Tango & Cash

The 90’s

1990 – Goodfellas
1991 – Terminator 2 Judgement Day
1992 – Reservoir Dogs
1993 – The Nightmare Before Christmas
1994 – Pulp Fiction

1995 – Heat
1996 – Trainspotting
1997 – Con Air
1998 – Lock Stock & Two Smoking barells
1999 – Fight Club

The 2000’s 

2000 – Snatch
2001 – Black Hawk Down
2002 – 28 days Later
2003 – Love Actually
2004 – Shaun Of The Dead
2005 – Serenity

2006 – Children of Men
2007 – Bourne Ultimatum

2008 – The Dark Knight
2009 – Slumdog Millonaire
2010 – The Social Network

The 10’s 

2011 – Hugo
2012 – Skyfall
2013 – Rush
2014 – Wolf Of Wall Street
2015 – Whiplash
2016 – The Nice Guys

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Phil’s Top 5… Box Office Flops (That Actually Are Really Good)

Phil’s Top 5… Box Office Flops (That Actually Are Really Good)

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: Best Movie Flops.

Yup those films that despite the fact nobody went to the cinema to support them were actually really damn good.   And remember a film needs to make at least 2-3 times it’s budget to be considered a hit these days…

Close but no cigar: Hugo, Children OF Men, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Ed Wood, The Wizard Of Oz, Edge Of Tomorrow 

 

5 – Dredd (2012)
Worldwide takings of just $36 million USD on a production budget of $45 million made Dredd a huge bomb.  Yet the critics loved it, everyone that saw it loved it. It’s a bloody great film.

 

4 – Blade Runner (1982)
With initial takings of under $10 million, studio edits and footage from The Shinning inserted, Blade Runner was poorly handled on it’s initial release.  But it grew and a cult of fans with it which saw more definitive versions and a much belated upcoming sequel.

 

3 – Big Trouble In Little China (1986)
One of my favourite films ever (and one of the best of the 80’s) this barking made comedy action mish-mash made just $11.1m in the US on its $25m budget. Yet it’s brilliant.  Shame on you all.

 

2 – Serenity (2005)
The Fans demanded it. Everyone demanded it.  Everyone wants dates movie sequel to the cult hit Firefly.  Then no one turned up.  The series was officially dead.  $39 Million USD budget with takings of just $38 million USD.

 

1 – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Took just $16 million USD of a $35million USD budget on it’s initial run. Now heralded as one of the heartiest modern films ever made.  Sometimes even the best films are growers…

 

 

 

Blog: Z for Zachariah – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Z for Zachariah – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Z for Zachariah is an interesting film that sadly is hampered by a pedestrian pace and a story that doesn’t really deliver much.  The cast are good (Margot Robbie again shining and showing she’s more than a naked body in a Scorsese film) and the world the director creates fully realised and haunting. But the problem comes when you have such a good world you’ve created you need to do something with it and the story here just doesn’t live up to the expectation.  Shame.  Could have been special.

Best Bit: The world

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If You Liked this Try: The Road, 12 Monkeys, Children Of Men

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Author: Phil Hobden