Air Force One (1997) – A Quick Capsule Review

Air Force One (1997) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Rarely does a film hold up twenty years down the line.  Out of time and out of context, films tend to date.  Even rarer is finding one that is maybe better all these years later.  Well Air Force One could well be that film.  Okay so it’s derivative as hell but it’s a joke that everyone seems to share.  The cast know how silly the film is (even usually straight laced Harrison Ford seems to be having fun) , it has a bundle of decent action sequences and, as always, Gary Oldman does a bang up job taking a text book bad guy character and giving him (a few) layers. Wolfgang Petersen directs solidly and you cant help but smile as the tension and silliness ramps up.  All in all it’s cracking fun.

Best Bit: “Get off my plane”

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Con Air, Executive Decision, White House Down 

 


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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Rambo, Secret Cinema, The Shield, 90’s Films and More!

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Rambo, Secret Cinema, The Shield, 90’s Films and More!

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we talk about… the latest and last Rambo movie Last Blood in detail (mostly spoiler free).  We also talk Secret Cinema, The Shield, Spiderman/MCU and a shed load of 80’s & 90’s films.  Yup it’s a round up podcast.

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

Discussed: Rambo Last Blood, 10 Minutes Gone, The Shield (TV), Secret Cinema: Casino Royale, Air Force One, Eraser, Executive Decision,  Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Navy Seals, Ma, JFK, Critters Attack, The Dead Don’t Die, Satanic Panic, Halloween 3: Season of The Witch, Hostel, Eli Roth, 90’s Films, Spider-man, MCU

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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Executive Decision (1996) – A Quick Capsule Review

Executive Decision (1996) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Executive Decision is a classic 90’s action film – bombastic, silly and hugely over the top.  It’s also massively fun and immensity re-watchable. But it’s also a film that takes some risks – killing off one of your more bankable stars in Act 1 was bold and putting the film on the shoulders of Russell in a period he was making more serious dramas was inspired.  This really was a golden age for action – high concept films in a time before superhero would dominate.  That said the seeds of today’s superhero movie sit very firmly in this era – proper actors in action roles are now common place.  Executive Decision holds up well and is well worth a rewatch.

Best Bit: Seagal buys it!

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Con Air, The Rock, Under Siege 

 


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