Halloween (2018) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Halloween (2018) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Halloween 2018 is a film of three halves.  The first part sets up the premise nicely – that Michael went to jail after the original and that the sequels (and the family link to Strode) didn’t exist.  Not a bad thing.  It’s a creepy and effective set up.  It’s the middle part where the film looses it’s way a bit, falling into the trappings of the film’s it’s trying to ignore.  Thankfully it pulls it back with an uber creepy last section which ties together the strings nicely and ends up leaving the film with a neat ending… should it wish to walk away.  Overall it’s well worth seeing and one of the better Halloween movies.

Best Bit: The house

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Halloween, Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

 


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Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch (1982) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch (1982) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch is so incredibly underrated.  It’s honestly terrifying – from robots to Witchcraft, face mashing and head ripping…. it’s a brutal film, made worse (better) by its incredibly downbeat ending. Yup time hasn’t been kind with the films fashions and technology but beyond that it’s a film that leaves you incredibly unsettled.  It works on every level you’d want a horror to work on.  Yup it didn’t have Michael Myers and yup it tried (and failed commercially at least) to take the franchise in a new direction but for me this is probably the real stand out of the Halloween sequels.   Brave, bold and scary AF.  Well worth a rewatch!

Best Bit: THAT ending

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (if you can find it)

If You Liked this Try: Halloween (2018), Halloween, Halloween (2007)

 


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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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Halloween (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Halloween (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Halloween 2018 is a film of three halves.  The first part sets up the premise nicely – that Michael went to jail after the original and that the sequels (and the family link to Strode) didn’t exist.  Not a bad thing.  It’s a creepy and effective set up.  It’s the middle part where the film looses it’s way a bit, falling into the trappings of the film’s it’s trying to ignore.  Thankfully it pulls it back with an uber creepy last section which ties together the strings nicely and ends up leaving the film with a neat ending… should it wish to walk away.  Overall it’s well worth seeing and one of the better Halloween movies.

Best Bit: The house

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Halloween, Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

 


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Phil’s Top 5… Rotten Movies That Are Actually Good

Phil’s Top 5… Rotten Movies That Are Actually Good

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Rotten Movies (from Rotten Tomatoes) That Are Actually Good

 

Close but no cigar: Three Amigos, Deep Blue Sea, Halloween 3: Season of The Witch, Miami Vice

 

5 – Tango & Cash (33%)
Come on 33%? Stallone and Russell are dynamite together and whilst yes teh script is cheesy this is quintessential 80’s buddy action at it’s best.

 

4 – Bad Boys (42%)
Critics obviously hate buddy buddy cop movies… Bad Boys has it’s flaws but Smith stamps his authority as a star and again the chemistry sells it. Great action also.

 

3 – Taken (58%)
Given a 1 star rating by a UK film mag, Taken is a solid 4/5 action revenge film.  It’s dirty, gritty and violent.

 

2 – Die Hard With A Vengeance (52%)
Yes the weakest of the original three Die Hard films but DHWAV (as nobody calls it) it again a cracking buddy buddy action film that has plenty of strong moments.

 

1 – Man On Fire (39%)
Well this is just crazy.  Man On Fire is arguably one of Tony Scott’s best films, one of Denzil’s best mainstream actioners and a cracking revenge thriller to boot.  It’s Commando for the modern generation.

 

 

 

 

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