Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends: The 36 Must See Films Of The Decade (2010-2019)

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends: The 36 Must See Films Of The Decade (2010-2019)

2019: In Review Other Cr*p Quick Review Year In Review

So this is it: Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests (including podcasters Mike Parkin & Josh Morris, Filmmaker Ross Boyask and Phil’s Quick Capsule Review writers Will Strong & Matt Duddy) LONG list of the 36 must see films of the Decade (2010-2019)

This list will also form the basis of our vote for the Essential Films of the Decade (2010-2019)

So how many have YOU seen?

Avengers Assemble
Avengers Endgame
Avengers Infinity War
Cabin in the Woods
Captain America: Winter Soilder
Deadpool
Ex Machina
Green Room
Happy Death Day
How To Train Yoru Dragon 
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Inception
John Wick
Kings Of Summer
Kubo and the Two Strings
Mad Max Fury Road
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
Misson Impossible: Fall Out
Nightshooters
Operation Red Sea
Pitch Perfect
Skyfall
Social Network
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Star Wars: Rogue One
Super 8
T2 Trainspotting
The Greatest Showman
The Signal
The Way Way Back
The Wolf Of Wall Street
Toy Story 3
Warrior
What We Do in the Shadows
Whiplash
Guardians of the Galaxy

 

Check back in the next few days for our final list or take the QUIZ HERE  to see how many you have seen!

Phil’s Top 5… Mission: Impossible Films (Updated)

Phil’s Top 5… Mission: Impossible Films (Updated)

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: Mission Impossible Films (updated)

 

Close but no cigar: Mission: Impossible 2, Jack Reacher

 

 

5 – Mission: Impossible
DePalma’s reboot was great fun but a total mess with the story making little sense and some very odd acting choices by the cast.  

 

4 – Mission: Impossible 3
JJ Abram’s Mission Impossible 3 was a damn good reboot after the not well received M:I2.  It throws in some great action, a top notch villain and some amazing action sequences.

 

3 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 
Cruise ups the stunts, up’s the Tom Cruise factor and basically delivers Mission: Impossible on speed. It’s great fun and very re-watchable.

 

2 – Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Peak Mission Impossible with Tom Cruise delivering some insane stunts alongside a top notch cast.  The film is brilliantly ludicrous from start to finish and we thank it for it.

 

1 – Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Yup Fallout is (just) the new king of the hill – the effects, stunt work and story all combine to make the best Mission Impossible yet.  A must watch.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
What happens when you combine off the chart ego, pure talent and top of it’s game film craft?  Well you get this… Mission Impossible: Fallout or Mission Impossible: Tom Cruise Tries To Kill Himself. Story aside (it’s a functional and pretty linear story about the recovery of some plutonium) it’s the action and set pieces that you come to watch and man they are off the chart here.  With a serious lack of notable CGI and an incredible devotion to the ‘real’, Fallout takes things to the next level so whilst there may not be cities being blown up or Superhero’s smacking down you know that every fall, trip and crash have a real heft and weight to them. It’s that combined with spirited performances and some tight direction that makes this one of the films of the year.  In short it’s this summers first must see film. It’s also a living breathing reason WHY the Oscars should start recognising stunt performers.

Best Bit: The stunts.  Holy moly.

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Mission Impossible 3, The Bourne Ultimatum 

 

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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Overall Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is very entertaining and very well made.  But that’s kinda standard in a franchise that has set a very high bar previously. The good? The fact that for once the trailer doesn’t actually give that much away and what you think is a big moment spoiler actually happens pretty early on. Cruise is excellent as always, as is the support cast.  The bad- one underwater sequence which undoes all the good work the plane sequence does in terms of stunts and FX and a horrible cartoon car crash which doesn’t work at all.

It drags a little by the end as the convoluted plot twists on itself but overall probably the third best MI film..

Best Bit: THAT Plane sequence

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Mission Impossible 2, Mission Impossible 3, Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol

Rating:

 

Author: Phil Hobden

 

 

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Phil’s Top 5… Mission: Impossible Films

Phil’s Top 5… Mission: Impossible 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: Mission: Impossible Films

 

Close but no cigar: Jack Reacher

 

5 – Mission: Impossible 2
John Woo’s  Mission Impossible 2 isn’t terrible.  It’s just very John Woo of that era.  So think more Broken Arrow that The Killer. It has it’s moments but mostly forgettable.

 

4 – Mission: Impossible
DePalma’s reboot was great fun but a total mess with the story making little sense and some very odd acting choices by the cast.  

 

3 – Mission: Impossible 3
JJ Abram’s Mission Impossible 3 was a damn good reboot after the not well received M:I2.  It throws in some great action, a top notch villain and some amazing action sequences.

 

2 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 
Cruise ups the stunts, up’s the Tom Cruise factor and basically delivers Mission: Impossible on speed. It’s great fun and very re-watchable.

 

1 – Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Peak Mission Impossible with Tom Cruise delivering some insane stunts alongside a top notch cast.  The film is brilliantly ludicrous from start to finish and we thank it for it.

 

 

 

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The Mummy (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

The Mummy (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Or Mummy Impossible. Yep…  Tom Cruise is back.  Not the good Tom Cruise who blew us away in Magnolia or Jerry Maguire but the other Tom Cruise who now seems set on finishing his career with action film after action film.  And here we go again as Universal try to give birth to their own cinematic universe and fail.  It’s not that The Mummy is bad. Okay it is.  But it’s also just so boring.  I almost drifted off twice, kept awake only by Russell Crowe’s horrid Cock-E-Nee accent which, even by his standards, sets a new low bar. There is nothing here you’ve not seen before and the tone is so uneven it’s like it had three different directors.  So whilst Cruise takes another step towards being a highly paid Steven Seagal, Universal’s Dark Universe is still born… sadly then a big miss.

Best Bit: Crowe’s accent is brilliant. Funniest thing ever.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001), Mission Impossible 5

IMDB Rating: 

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends FILMS TO WATCH For 2015 Part 2: The Final Girls, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Listen To Me Marlon, Green Room, The Martian, White God

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends FILMS TO WATCH For 2015 Part 2: The Final Girls, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Listen To Me Marlon, Green Room, The Martian, White God

Other Cr*p Quick Review Year In Review
The votes are in.  The long list has been reduced to just 12… and here they are, the Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests list of the FILMS TO WATCH for 2015.

In no particular order:

 

#7: The Final Girls
A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer.

 

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#8: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

 

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#9: Listen To Me Marlon
A documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brando recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend’s story.

 

 

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#10: Green Room
A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence.

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#11: The Martian
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

 


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#12: White God
Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him.

 

 

 

Next Time: Turd Of The Year for 2016! 

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends FILMS TO WATCH For 2015 Part 1: Straight Outta Compton, Inside Out, Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, Whiplash, Spring, Going Clear

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends FILMS TO WATCH For 2015 Part 1: Straight Outta Compton, Inside Out, Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, Whiplash, Spring, Going Clear

Other Cr*p Quick Review Year In Review

The votes are in.  The long list has been reduced to just 12… and here they are, the Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests list of the FILMS TO WATCH for 2015.

In no particular order:

#1: Straight Outta Compton
The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

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#2: Inside Out
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

 

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#3: Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

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#4: Whiplash
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.

 

 

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#5: Spring
A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.


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#6: Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief
An in-depth look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-wa7dcMMlw

 

 

Next Time: The final 6 Films To Watch for 2015. 

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends: The 22 Must See Films Of 2015

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends: The 22 Must See Films Of 2015

Year In Review

So this is it…  LONG list of the best films of 2015. Our pick of the 22 best films of 2015, as voted for by our house staff (Ross Boyask, Phil Hobden, Matt Duddy, Drew Cullingham, Andrew MacKay & Josh Morris)

This will also form the basis of our short list to vote for the Film of 2015.  So how many have YOU seen?

Fast and Furious 7
Straight Outta Compton
Inside Out
Housebound
No Escape
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
Whiplash
Lavalantula
Spring
It Follows
Ant Man
Shaun The Sheep
Going Clear
Unfriended
Mad Max Fury Road
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Listen To Me Marlon
Green Room
The Martian
Birdman
White God
The Final Girls

Check back in the next few days for our final list… Take the QUIZ here