Mamma Mia (2008) – A Quick Capsule Review

Mamma Mia (2008) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Mamma Mia is an odd film.  I went through a whole range of emotions watching this movie – from hate to acceptance to tapping my & feet singing along.  I’m not sure I’d say I loved it but I certainly didn’t hate it like i thought I would.  It’s unpretentious, the cast are obvious having a blast and you almost can’t help getting caught up in it all. So I may be late to the party but it’s was (just about) worth the price of entry!

Best Bit: Meryl Streep

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Sunshine on Leith, Rock Of Ages, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert


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Phil’s Top 5… Musicals

Phil’s Top 5… Musicals

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: Musicals!


Close but no cigar: Mary Poppins, Everyone Says I love You, Grease 2, La La Land, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Oliver! , Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

5 – Little Shop of Horrors
Suddenly Seymour!  The remake of a little seen Roger Corman film, Little Shop of Horrors is full of great songs and even better cameos.  You’ll never go to the dentist again!


4 – The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers delivers iconic moments in bucket loads – from the cats to the car chases, to the songs to the cameos… it’s one of the best soundtracks ever.  Films damn fine as well.

3 – Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rocky Horror Picture Show lives on over 40 years from it’s release and is probably better recognised now thanks to it’s ensuring sing alongs and packed out stage shows. 


2 – The Nightmare Before Christmas
The newsiest entry on my list, The Nightmare Before Christmas is charming, heart warming, clever and beautiful.  It’s also a work of art with some of the most stunning stop motion that holds up even today. 


1 – Grease
It’s Grease – one of the most successful and singable musicals ever.  It’s launched careers, sold a gazillions of sound tracks and still packs out sing alongs.