The House With A Clock in Its Walls – A Quick Capsule Review

The House With A Clock in Its Walls – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The House With A Clock in Its Walls is a fun, silly and sometimes dark kids film that (whilst originally written before) follows the Harry Potter template to a tee.  And whilst it doesn’t land every beat (the odd CGI baby will certainly weird you out but for all the wrong reasons) it’s fantastical ideas and always forward momentum help you forgot those (few) moments.  Black is good but he does seem to be sleep walking these days but Blanchett shines here an a brilliantly off beat and quirky role. Kids will love it.

Best Bit: Entering the house

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Hocus Pocus, Goosebumps

 


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Brewster’s Millions (1985) – A Quick Capsule Review

Brewster’s Millions (1985) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Brewster’s Millions will sit on few people’s lists of best films of the 80’s.  But actually over 30 years on, it holds up well and the message is probably even more relevant today than ever.  To be honest it’s just great to see Richard Pryor back when almost everything he touches turned to gold.  Add to that a cast that includes the late, great John Candy and you have a real gem of mid-80’s cinema.  It’s silly, brash and on the nose for sure but it’s full of charm, wit and heart as well.

Best Bit: None Of The Above!

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Major League, Stir Crazy, See No Evil Hear No Evil

 


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Joe Rogan Strange Times (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Joe Rogan Strange Times (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Joe Rogan is a comedian that likes to push the boundaries.   A UFC/MMA commentator and world famous podcaster, it’s comedy that always drives Rogan and you can tell.  His latest Netflix special Strange Times is biting, funny and crude as he takes on culture, pro wrestling, pot laws, cats and vegans – all to hilarious effect.  Rogan considers this to be his best special yet and he may be right – the material is polished, the deliver on point and the emotion strong.  It may not be to everyone’s tastes (he has been pulled up on certain opinions previously that doesn’t always sit well with the more gentile millennial) but this is one of the worlds best stand-ups on top form, whether you agree with what he says or not.

Best Bit: Vegans

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Netflix)

If You Liked this Try: Joe Rogan: Triggered,  Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High,  Joey Diaz: Sociably Unacceptable

 


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Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #096 – (LIVE) Ready Player One, Isle Of Dogs, Blockers, Pacific Rim: Uprising

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #096 – (LIVE) Ready Player One, Isle Of Dogs, Blockers, Pacific Rim: Uprising

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: LIVE!!!! FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, STEPHEN, JOSH AND MIKE MEET UP, DRINK LOTS AND CHAT SHITE!!!!!!!!!

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Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #082 – The Disaster Artist

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #082 – The Disaster Artist

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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: YOU’RE TEARING ME APART MIKE!!!!!!! Josh is back as him and Mike review The Disaster Artist, a great film based one of the worst films made, The Room. Then we take a depressing note as Josh shares his thoughts on such a depressing film, My Neighbour Totoro.

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Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #080 – Suburbicon

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #080 – Suburbicon

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: With Josh giving us a much needed break while he basks in the Sun, Mike and Steve take the helm, trying to steer the Lamb clean and true through the Sargasso Sea that is the current cinema releases. This week, they take a look at SUBURBICON, George Clooney’s adaptation of a Coen Brothers script and starring Matt Damon. With just the two participants this week, there’s no Address the Lamb but you will find a Top Five People Who’d Stab You in the Back, and Mike reports back on his homework The Man With Two Brains!

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Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #069 – Detroit, Logan Lucky

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #069 – Detroit, Logan Lucky

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: Welcome to episode Sixty Niiiine, Duuuuuude! While Josh indulges in all his Disney fantasies, its left to Mike, Steve and Ricky B to take the helm this week. This week, we look at DETROIT and LOGAN LUCKY, our Top 5 Movie Cameos, there is a special Educating Mike section and Ricky and Steve debate in Address The Lamb!

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Blog: Chef – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Chef – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
So Jon Favreau leaves behind the big budget world of marvel and returns back to his Swingers routes with a low budget script led dramedy and ends up delivering a brilliantly entertaining, witty and heartwarming tale of a man, food and a kid.  He also stacks the film with some excellent performances (his own included) as well as a host of fun cameos from the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt and Robert Downey Jnr.  Add to that the soundtrack of the year and a film that is never once boring and you have a real return to form for the once Indie director.  Charming.

Best Bit: Soundtrack

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Rent

If You Liked this Try: Swingers; Frank; The Way, Way Back

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: Let’s Be Cops – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Let’s Be Cops – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Er… Let’s Not? Look the trailer was funny enough, well enough to convince me to give this a go despite the generally scathing reviews.  Add to the fact I quite like Wayans & Johnson from their roles on New Girl… well it couldn’t be that bad could it? Actually it’s not THAT bad. It’s also not that good either.  The film has it’s moments but the joke (and the jokes for that matter) run thin within 4o minutes and sadly the film has well over an hour to go at that point.  In short: It’s a good idea for a TV show episode, a bad idea for a movie. Wayans & Johnson DO have charisma but you’re better off sticking to New Girl.

Best Bit: The first time the guys suit up is pretty funny.  By this film’s standards.

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Borrow

If You Liked this Try: 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, Neighbours

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: 22 Jump Street – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: 22 Jump Street – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Okay so first up 22 Jump Street is too long.  At nearly two hours, it reminds you at times that the bets comedies tend to be a tight 90 minutes.   But (and this is a big BUT) with a gag hit rate that just didn’t stop and probably the best end title sequence of a film ever, there is loads to enjoy. Tatum and Hill are excellent together once again and support from Ice Cub,  a clever line of “Sequel” jokes and some top notch action set pieces make this on par with the also surprisingly good original.

Best Bit: End Titles

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Rent

If You Liked this Try: 21 Jump Street, Starsky & Hutch, This Is The End

 

Author: Phil Hobden