Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… The Best & Worst of the Year So Far! (Plus Tiger King!)

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… The Best & Worst of the Year So Far! (Plus Tiger King!)

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we breakdown our best and worst of the year so far, catch up with the last few films from Marchalarts, talk Joe Exotic & Tiger King and reveal in the awesomeness of the 90’s Musketeers film on Disney Plus!

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

Discussed: The Rhythm Section, Richard Jewell, Spenser Confidential, After Midnight, Bloodshot, Countdown, In The Line Of Duty, Dolittle, Bad Boys For Life, 1917, The Hunt, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Color Out of Space, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Dark Waters, The Way Back, Onward, Guns Akimbo, The Gentleman, The Invisible Man, Queen & Slim, Parasite, Uncut Gems, Sonic The Hedgehog, The Trip To Greece, Just Mercy, Murder Mystery, Jojo Rabbit, The Three Musketeers, Iron Man 2, Captain America, Tiger King, The Rhythm Section, Born to Fight, Accident man, Universal Solider

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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The Three Musketeers (1993)- A Quick Capsule Review

The Three Musketeers (1993)- A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Teaming bankable box office gold and real life rogues Sheen and Sutherland together alongside newcomer O’Donnell must have seemed like a master stroke at the time.  Add in a few other mainstays of early 90’s cinema, some hot up and comers like Anwar and Delpy and an historical vibe and you should have had a classic.  Sadly it didn’t quite end that well but revisiting this film some 28+ years later it’s amazing just how enjoyable it actually is.  Okay yes it’s deeply flawed and the 90’s action feels pretty cheap but it’s almost worth watching for Tim Curry alone who gives a masterful performance of scenery chewing.  Honestly the 90’s Three Musketeers is MUCH better than you remember and thanks to Disney Plus you can relive it in it’s full 1080p glory.  What more could you ask for?

Best Bit: Curry.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Young Guns, The Rocketeer, The Man in the Iron Mask, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves 

 


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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Disney Plus Recommendations & A Shocking Revelation

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Disney Plus Recommendations & A Shocking Revelation

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we talk about the recently launched Disney Plus, breaking down our recommendations for things to watch on this new platform whilst in lockdown as well as catching up on #Marchialarts.  Ross & Phil also make a few Disney related shock revelations…

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

Discussed: Thor, Onward, Adventures In Babysitting, Freaky Friday, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Cool Runnings, Frankenweenie, Three Men & A Baby, Honey I Shrunk The kids, Mary Poppins Returns, National Treasure, The Rocketeer, Tron Legacy, X-Men, X2, Enter The Dragon, No Retreat No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers, Romeo Must Die, Best Of The Best, An Eye For An Eye, The Quest, Lady & The Tramp (2019), Invasion USA, X-Men (TV), Robin Hood (1973), Freaky Friday (2003), Star Wars: Rebels, Iron Man, Wreck It Ralph, 10 Things I Hate About You, Muppets Most Wanted

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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Avengers Assemble (2012) – A Rewatched Quick Capsule Review

Avengers Assemble (2012) – A Rewatched Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
So Disney Plus launched and I went back to where it all started.  Yes Avengers Assemble changed the landscape of modern cinema.  Yup Iron Man was more significant in terms of launching the MCU but The Avengers/ Avengers Assemble showed that a multi-layered set up across multiple films and characters could be brought together in a film that gave (almost) everyone their moment in the sun whilst being coherent, fun and full of memorable moments (and quibble lines). It also nailed the Hulk after multiple miss steps.  Avengers Assemble is still the best of all the Avengers movies AND one of the best MCU films.  It also wipes the floor with Justice League but you already knew that.  Essential.

Best Bit: Attack on New York

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Iron Man, Thor , Captain America

 


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Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Episode 1) (2019) – A Quick Capsule TV Review

Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Episode 1) (2019) – A Quick Capsule TV Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Star Wars: The Mandalorian is the first ever live action Star Wars TV series and, based on episode one, this is looking like a most worthy entry to the legendary film franchise.  Every bit a space western, this made for Disney+ picks up after the events of Return Of The Jedi and the fall of the Galactic Empire and focused on the titular Mandalorian, played by Narco’s Pedro Pascal in true Judge Dredd style… never taking his helmet off.  Episode 1 is a hoot – cool new space ships, classic franchise nods, an epic shoot out, Carl freakin’ Weathers and an ending that may play into the upcoming Rise of Skywalker.  A long way to go for sure but based on Episode 1 Star Wars: The Mandalorian could be pretty special.

Best Bit: The shoot out

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (via Disney+)

If You Liked this Try: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels, Star Wars: Resistance 

 


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Cinderella (2015) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Cinderella (2015) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
As old school and classic Disney as you can get, Kenneth Branagh’s retelling of the classic Cinderella is a charming, funny and beautiful film that will be loved by older children and just about tolerated by most parents!  Actually that’s pretty harsh – the filmmaking craft alone on display here is worth watching (sumptuous visuals, glamorous clothing and stunning sets), as are the central  performances of Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Game Of Throne’s Richard Madden.   And in fact whilst it’s pitched, and often feels like classic straight Disney the Cinderella as presented here is no wallflower, instead a strong, independent Disney princess up there with some of the best of them.  So overall whilst you’ll be dragged along by the kids, you’ll probably end up secret quite enjoying it.  I did.

Best Bit: The Ball

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Buy (for the kids)

If You Liked this Try: Enchanted, In The Woods, Maleficent

 

 


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Cinderella (2014) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Cinderella (2014) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
As old school and classic Disney as you can get, Kenneth Branagh’s retelling of the classic Cinderella is a charming, funny and beautiful film that will be loved by older children and just about tolerated by most parents!  Actually that’s pretty harsh – the filmmaking craft alone on display here is worth watching (sumptuous visuals, glamorous clothing and stunning sets), as are the central  performances of Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Game Of Throne’s Richard Madden.   And in fact whilst it’s pitched, and often feels like classic straight Disney the Cinderella as presented here is no wallflower, instead a strong, independent Disney princess up there with some of the best of them.  So overall whilst you’ll be dragged along by the kids, you’ll probably end up secret quite enjoying it.  I did.

Best Bit: The Ball

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy (for the kids)

If You Liked this Try: Enchanted, In The Woods, Maleficent

 

 


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Best Film of 2018: Coco

Best Film of 2018: Coco

Best & Worst Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Coco is Pixar back firing on all cylinders – It’s funny, charming and endearing without being preachy or over the top.  In fact I’d say that Coco happily sits towards the top end of Pixar’s considerable cannon.  Visually stunning and with top draw voice acting, it’s day of the dead theme (whilst treading similar ground to  also very good The Book of Life) provides a rich tapestry for the animators to work with.  For my money this should be sitting amongst the crowd of best Motion Picture nominees at this years academy awards.

Best Bit: So THAT”S why it’s called Coco

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: The Book Of Life, Inside Out, Ferdinand, Up

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Mary Poppins Returns (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Mary Poppins Returns (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
For the last three years a film has arrived after I confirmed my Best & Worst of the year that managed to change the list.  It’s becoming somewhat of a habit now… This year that film is Mary Poppins Returns, a glorious, funny, heart warming tale that had me from the start.  Emily Blunt is simply spectacular as the titular character, returning to once again help the Banks family and stealing every scene she’s in.  That said she gets some proper competition from Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, the sweep boy grown up from the original film.  It’s mix of old school dance numbers, animation and buckets of charm mean that you can’t help but love it. If I had one small issue is that I’m not sure how memorable the songs will be once the film has finished but Mary Poppins Returns is just a joy and you should go out right now and watch it.

Best Bit: Musical Hall

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Mary Poppins, Paddington, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 

 


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Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Ralph Breaks The Internet is a sequel that very much feels like more of the same – it’s well made, it looks pretty and has a few clever ideas but ultimately much like the original Wreck It Ralph it’s just not funny, charming or clever enough to hold my attention for it’s near two hour run time.  Okay yup The Star Wars stuff is fun, the Disney Princesses stuff clever but the rest is pretty Meh!  Both films just feel like lost opportunities and even my 8 year old daughter wasn’t that enamoured. One to skip.

Best Bit: Disney Princesses

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: Wreck It Ralph, Zootopia, Big Hero 6

 


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