Ross & Phil Talk Movies Present: The 2020 Boyask Awards for Action In Movies

Ross & Phil Talk Movies Present: The 2020 Boyask Awards for Action In Movies

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‘The Boyasks’ (named for our very own Action obsessed Ross Boyask) pick up on what the Academy, BAFTA’s and Globes miss out… acknowledging the performance, craft and skill of action & stunt performers and cinema. Last year Mission Impossible: Fallout swept the board in at the 1st Annual Boyask Action Awards, with Tom Cruise & Loren Janes entering the Hall of Fame.

This year Ross breaks the rules, doesn’t nominate in a category and try to nominate Dolomite for almost everything. We also, on reflection, decide that 2019 wasn’t a GREAT year for action films.


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Winners Highlighted in GREEN


(Criteria: Films released in the UK between 1st Jan and the 31st December 2019)

Best Action Sequence
Rambo: Last Blood – Finale 

Angel Has Fallen – Truck Chase
6 Underground – Apartment Escape


Best Fight Scene
Avengement – Finale
Avengers: End Game – Cap v Cap
John Wick 3 – John Vs Raid Guys


Best Stunt Sequence
None. We REALLy couldn’t come up with one.


Standout Action Performer of 2019
Brad Pitt – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Mark Dacascos – John Wick 3
Jessica Roth – Happy Death Day 2U


‘Holy Shit’ Moment of the Year
Shazam – The Family
Dolemite Is My Name
Rambo: Last Blood – Decapitated Head

Special Mention: John Wick 3 Knife Fight (Phil)



Comeback of The Year
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood


Best Blockbuster Film
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood


Best DTV Film
Dolemite Is My Name
Triple Threat 


Hall Of Fame – Class Of 2020
Jeff Imada (Phil)
Al Leong (Phil)
Vic Armstrong (Ross)


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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk…  The 2nd Annual Boyask Awards!

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… The 2nd Annual Boyask Awards!

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On this episode of the podcast we deliver The 2nd Annual Boyask Awards for Achievement in Action Cinema.  Yes once again we are going where the Academy Awards, BAFTA’s, Globes and MANY other award shows still refuse to0…

As before Categories include: Best Blockbuster Film, Best DTV Film, Best Action Sequence, Best Fight Scene, Best Stunt, Standout action performer, ‘Holy Shit’ moment of the year, Comeback of The Year and our picks to join Loren Janes & Tom Cruise in the Ross And Phil Action Hall Of Fame.

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

Films Discussed: Rambo: Last Blood, 6 Underground, Angel has Fallen, Avengement, Avengers: Endgame, John Wick 3, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Happy Death Day 2U, Shazaam, My Name Is Dolemite, Joker, Triple Threat, Vic Armstrong, Al Leong, Jeff Imada, Dolemite Is My Name

For more on Ross Boyask search @RossBoyask on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Also check out @EvoFilmsUK online.

For more on Phil Hobden check out , Twitter (@PhilQuickReview) and Instagram (RossAndPhilTalkMovies)

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John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019): Review by Grosse Point Geek

John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019): Review by Grosse Point Geek

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Plot In a nutshell:After killing a member of the all powerful High Table on the sanctified grounds of the Continental Hotel, John Wick (Keanu Reeves plus dog) is on the run with a $14 million dollar bounty on his head and every assassin on the planet after him for the reward. Its now a race against time for John to get out of New York and somehow make good with the High Table before his deadly pursuers catch up with him.

What worked:To be honest  – just about all of it, and as long you dont take it too seriously you’re in for one hell of a ride. To say the least this film is bonkers   – which is mostly due to the utterly insane action sequences which get madder by the minute  – you name it this film has it – fisticuffs by the bucketload, bullet riddled  gun fights, knife smackdowns, sword fights, motorbike chases and in one very wince inducing scene what will now be forever known as “Horse Fu”  – no honestly you will have to see it to believe it.
Its also well acted  – Keanu is very good as Wick and deserves alot of kudos for how he throws himself into all the action scenes. Halle Berry is also impressive as an old acquaintance who is forced to help him after he cashes in a blood oath, plus Ian McShane, Lance Reddick and Lawrence Fishburne all return to their respective roles and lend the film some smooth gravitas and high quality acting chops.


Finally director Chad Stahelski proves once again he is one of the most accomplished action directors working today -coming up with some truly death defying camera shots and some very inventive set pieces.
What could have been better: Its at least 15 minutes too long, Halle Berry isnt in it for long enough and towards the end one does feel a bit of sensory overload with just how much endless scrapping is going on.
Best Scene:An almighty blazing gun fight that takes place in an empty Casablanca market involving Berry, Reeves, a whole swathe of bad guys plus two extremely vicious and  very well trained attack dogs.
Review Summary:A bit long but so enjoyably nuts that you wont really care – this refreshingly quirky action franchise just keeps going from strength to strength – roll on Chapter 4.

See It At the Cinema?– Definitely

Buy On DVD/Blu Ray?  –Of Course



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