Phil’s Top 5… Kevin Smith Films

Phil’s Top 5… Kevin Smith Films

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: Kevin Smith Films

 

Close but no cigar: Clerks 2, Red State, Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie

 

5 – Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
Take two immature, silly but fun characters and you end up with a immature, silly but fun film. Not my favourite Smith joint but a hoot none the less.

 

4 – Dogma
Smith tackled religion in his own very unique way – with lots of dick jokes and poop monsters. Also a fine performance from Alan Rickman.  

 

3 – Chasing Amy
Smith’s third film was still made for peanuts, Chasing Amy was Smith doing a more sensitive story and even included his own unique take on that infamous Jaws injury scene.  Classic

 

2 – Clerks
Clerks is a cracking independent film that set the bar for low budget films to follow.  Weak acting for sure but memorable characters and some cracking dialogue.

 

1 – Mallrats
It’s not as raw as Clerks but Mallrats is funnier, sillier and ruder.  Packed of memorable characters and sharp dialogue, Mallrats is criminally under appreciated.

 

 

Phil’s Top 5… Movie Cameos (Minor Spoilers!)

Phil’s Top 5… Movie Cameos (Minor Spoilers!)

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: Movie Cameos!

 

Close but no cigar: Hulk Hogan (Gremlins 2), Mike Tyson (The Hangover), Bruce Campbell (Spiderman 1,2,3), Stan Lee (All Marvel Films), Hugh Jackman (X-Men First Class)

5 – Leonard Nimoy- Star Trek (2009)
It was a perfect link back to the classic movies.  A lynch pin that could tie the narratives together. An affectionate nod.  And it worked superbly.

4 – Mark Hamill – Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
It’s about as obvious as most of Kevin Smith’s other writing but his affection for Star Wars and Mark Hamill as an performer shines through and makes this more than just the usual walk on.

3 – Cruise, Paltrow, Spacey & DeVito – Goldmember
Opening up the film with a bundle of A-list cameos proved to be a highlight that the otherwise disappointing Goldmember would never recover from.  But WHAT an opening.  A franchise highlight for sure.

2 – Christopher Walken – Pulp Fiction
He stuck the watch where? A long scene with one hell of a punch line it reminds you why Christopher Walken is such a great actor and that when Tarantino gets it right he’s one of the best “scene” writers in the movies.

1 – Bill Murray – Zombieland
Totally out of leftfield, Bill Murray in Zombieland is hands down one of the best “Holy F–k”comedy moments in film history.  It just comes out of nowhere and one of those moments thankfully unspoilt at the time. Genius.