Tag Archives: Film Review

Blog: Dallas Buyers Club – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: It wasn’t that long along that Matthew McConaughey’s name above a film poster meant piss poor romantic comedy.  No more.  Dallas Buyers Club sees McConaughey not just at his best but marking himself out as one of the best actors working today and in a film that also included a career best performance from Jared Leto that’s saying something.  Dallas ... Read More »

Review: Oldboy 2013 (DVD/BR)

The Review: This unnecessary remake stars Josh Brolin as a man locked away for twenty years with seemingly no reason, before being released and hooking up with a nurse to find out why the perpetrators imprisoned him. If you’ve seen the original, then you know the rest – and you know this remake. The only practically new thing Spike Lee does ... Read More »

Review: WWE TLC 2013 (DVD/BR)

The Review: The final of what has been in the main a very good WWE PPV year. So we are initially promised the title unification match of champion vs champion to create the WWE World Heavyweight title. Strangely this has been billed as the history making title unification match, never seen before, as we know soon untrue what about Chris Jericho ... Read More »

Review: Philomena (DVD/BR)

The Review: Of all the films I missed last year during time of theatrical release, the one I most regret not getting around to was Philomena. I’ve now had the opportunity to catch it – and now, the regret is slightly stronger. Director Stephen Frears and co-writer/producer/star Steve Coogan have produced, rather unexpectedly, one of the UK’s most touching, engaging and ... Read More »

Review: Safety Not Guaranteed (DVD/BR)

The Review:  A bored graduate (Aubrey Plaza) working as an intern at a magazine in Seattle, volunteers to tag along with one of its writers (Jeff Johnson) and another intern (Karan Soni) to write an investigative article on a man (Mark Duplass) who has placed an advert looking for a partner to take part in a time travel experiment. After ... Read More »

Drinking Buddies: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Drinking Buddies strong point is it’s performances.  Convincing to a fault, tho story of two couples who may or may not be falling in and out of love with each other never fails to convince you.  What it does fail in is putting it all down into a satisfying narrative.  It’s not bad, but at times ... Read More »

Review: Thor The Dark World (DVD/BR)

The Review:  Following on from the battle of New York, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is now back on Asgard, pining for Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and fighting to  bring peace to the Nine Realms, which are slowly descending  into all out war,  Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is firmly  banged up in the dungeons for – well -previously trying to take over the ... Read More »

Review: WWE Survivor Series 2013 (DVD/BR)

The Review: So it’s Survivor Series time again, one of the big four paper views of the year. I feel it’s lost some of its shine over the last few years, pleased to say for me that is now over, this was an action packed and enjoyable PPV. The 5-5 match was an excellent match, running for 35 mins, it was ... Read More »

Insidious 2: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I quite liked the original Insidious.  Haunting and at time scary, it was a film that sat with me for days after.  Which is even more of a shame that it’s sequel barely managed to contain my interest for it’s merge run time.  A retread with volume cranked to 11, it does wrong everything the first film did right and ends ... Read More »

Review: Blue Jasmine (DVD/BR)

The Review: Cate Blanchett stars as Jasmine in Woody Allen’s latest dramedy – a sort of retelling of The Prince and the Pauper, brought up to date to analyse just how far a fall from grace can land you in an unexpected place. Jasmine is a deeply complex character – precisely because she’s maddeningly straightforward; a lady of luxury, married to ... Read More »