What NOT to Watch:  A Corana Movie Survival Guide By Grosse Point Geek

What NOT to Watch: A Corana Movie Survival Guide By Grosse Point Geek

A Blog Other Cr*p Quick Review

In these rather strange and troubling times we are living in at the moment it is of course very easy to get depressed and down in the dumps.  Many of us are naturally struggling to fill the time in the absence of being able to do normal things – like visit family and friends, go to the pubs, restaurants, theatres or cinemas. So what to do to stave off the COVID19 blues? Some people are playing board games, some are listening to music, others are on their play stations or Xboxes.

However if you are like me (a notoriously obsessed film geek) you may be raiding your dvd/blu ray collection or trawling though Netflix and Amazon Prime in search of some thing to watch. So to help you all out I have compiled a few lists of films and box sets to see you though the coming weeks.

Next Up: Films to avoid like the plague (no pun intended)


  • Armageddon


  • Deep Impact


  • Contagion


  • Outbreak


  • Mad Max 1 2 3 and 4


  • Threads


  • Night Of The Living Dead


  • Dawn Of The Dead


  • Day Of The Dead


  • Land Of The Dead


  • Seven


  • War Of The Worlds


  • The Swarm


  • When Worlds Collide


  • Schindlers List


  • Doomsday


  • The Day After Tomorrow


  • Independence Day


  • 2012


  • The Plague Dogs


  • Day Of The Triffids


  • Old Yella


  • Tarka The Otter


  • Steel Dawn


  • Bambi


  • Dumbo


  • Eraserhead


  • The Elephant Man


  • Anything directed by Ingmar Bergman and Lars Von Trier


I’ll be back with more lists to help get you through the current Film and new release shortage!

Contagion (2011) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Contagion (2011) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Contagion is a superbly tense, gritty look at how the world falls part when pushed to its limits by a highly contagious virus.  Matt Damon especially delivers in a very untypical role and the star studied support cast are all on top form. Okay so maybe Outbreak is more fun but Contagion is far more scary.  Excellent if chilling.

Best Bit: Day 1

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Outbreak, The Invasion, I Am Legend 


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The Stand (1994) – A Quick Capsule Review

The Stand (1994) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Stephen King’s The Stand is a long book and the 90’s mini series is an equally long show, clocking in at over 6 hours.  And much like a lot of King’s work it’s not immune to filler, feeling at least an hour too long.  That said considering its age and budget, The Stand is still pretty effective even if it has dated poorly at times.  The first 2 parts are the strongest and the ending still feels out of place but overall I really enjoyed revisiting The Stand especially considering the world we are now in!

Best Bit: The initial plague

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Contagion, 28 Days later, The Walking Dead


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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Marchalarts, Virus Movies, Bond and more!

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Marchalarts, Virus Movies, Bond and more!

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we talk about everything! Ross unreduced us to #Marchalarts, we breakdown our favourite virus Movies, talk about the Bond delay and ask is a John WickMatrix 4 double bill is REALLY what the world needs.

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

Discussed: 28 Days Later, 12 Monkeys, Outbreak, Rabid, Contagion, The Crazies, World War Z, The Stand, REC, The Andromeda Strain, Dawn Of The Dead, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Outbreak, Parasite, Playing With Fire, The Invisible Man, Uncut Gems, Villain, True Romance, Crade 2 The Grave, Falcon Rising, Close Range, The Hard Corps, Showdown In Little Tokyo, Black Dynamite, John Wick, The Matrix, Ghostbusters, No Time To Die

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

#RossAndPhil #RossAndPhilTalkMovies #MoviePodcasts #Podcasts


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Phil’s 5 Best Films of 2011

Phil’s 5 Best Films of 2011

Quick Review Year In Review
In Brief: Magical children’s fantasy film by a director who has never been anything less than brilliant.  A top notch cast, a heart-warming message and the best use of 3D yet makes for one of the best children’s films for an age.
2. Senna
In Brief: Powerful, well made documentary that gives you a glimpse into the world of motorsport at the highest end and the celebration and tragedy that goes alongside with it.
3. True Grit
In Brief: Or how you remake a classic and pretty much make it better that the original in every way.

4. Girl With A Dragon Tattoo
In Brief: Blockbuster remake of the year.  Fincher doesn’t do bad films often and GWADT is no exception.  A brilliant, brilliant film that  has been criminally overlooked for the kudos it deserves.
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
In Brief: Best MI film yet (well maybe tied with MI3), Cruise delivers a top notch performance wowing with his own stunt work in a well made, expertly directed action film.

Bubbling under: Captain America; Tucker & Dale Vs Evil; Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Super 8, The Inbetweeners Movie, Contagion, Xmen First Class, Drive