Tag Archives: Original Blogger Posts

Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review : ted; Bully; Art Of Rap; Pirates An Adventure With Scientists

Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review: The Pirates An Adventure With Scientists  (7/10)Excellent Ardman comedy, not quite up to their highest standards but still leagues above everyone else. Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review: ted  (8/10)Simply put one of the most original and funny comedies I have seen in years.  Side splitting.  Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review: Bully (7/10)Bully is a remarkable affecting film but fails only on it’s failure to answer the questions it’s ... Read More »

Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review : Antiviral; Silver Linings Playbook; Red Dawn (2013); Seven Psychopaths

Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review: Antiviral (5/10)Stepping into his dad’s shoes and not willing to leave, Antiviral is a carbon copy of early Cronenberg but without the master behind the camera. Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review: Seven Psychopaths (4/10)If you are expecting In Bruges so was I.  Let me warn you this isn’t that film.  And that can only mean a heap load of ... Read More »

Life Of Pi: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule ReviewLife of Pi is a stunningly made, warm, life affirming film of the type that doesn’t come along very often.  Expertly performed, masterfully directed and beautiful to look at… whilst it didn’t make me believe in god, it did make me believe in good filmmaking once again. Best Bit: The stormRent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: BuyIMDB Rating: 8/10If you liked this try: Slum dog Millionaire (9/10); Stand By Me (8/10); Forrest Gump (5/10)   Read More »

A Good Day to Die Hard: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule ReviewDie Hard 5 = the Wile E Coyote years. Watch McClaine fall ten+ stories through scaffolding and walk away! Witness him fall from an exploding helicopter into radioactive water! Yup Die Hard has officially jumped the shark. 

As for the film… Meh. It ranges from spastic Bourne cam action sequences to spastic Bourne cam dialogue sequences to spastic ... Read More »

Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review : Napoleon Dynamite; American Mary; John Dies At The End; The Collection

Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review: Napoleon Dynamite (4/10)Overrated.  Very Overrated. Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review: American Mary (5/10)Wanted to love this film but at the end it just felt a little too safe, with nowhere near enough violence or nudity to make good on it’s promises.  Let down. Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review: The Collection (6/10)The Collector steps firmly into Saw terrirory with not the best ... Read More »

West Of Memphis: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule ReviewWest Of Memphis is one of the most engaging, tense and fascinating films i have seen in 2012.  Not documentary.  Film.  An unbelievable story, about an unbelievable set of events, Memphis tacks the case from origins up to date, leaving you in no uncertain terms where the filmmakers and their many supporters lay their suspicions.  Emotionally charged and simply ... Read More »

Django Unchainned: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review Simply put Tarantino’s best film since Jackie Brown – uber violent, funny and shocking, it has everything that is great about QT, as well as everything that isn’t (over long and far too talky at times).  20 mins shorter and this would have been a nailed on classic. Best Bit: Shoot outs. Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: BuyIMDB Rating: 8/10If you liked this try: Pulp Fiction (10/10); Reservoir Dogs ... Read More »

Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt 2: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule ReviewUp there with the worst films i have ever seen. Dull.  Piss poor acting, CGI, story, script… just everything, yes everything about this is wrong.   Thank god it’s over.Best Bit: Zilch. Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Burn.  As in set fire to. IMDB Rating: 2/10If you liked this try: Breaking Dawn Pt 1 (6/10); Twilight (4/10); Eclipse (2/10)   Read More »

Killing Them Softly: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review Oh god this was dull.  Pitt is on good form but the mirandering script never seems in a hurry to do anything but sit and talk and really, all the needless gas bagging taken out, this could have been a good 30 min short film. Shame it was close to hours of pointless nothing.  A missed opportunity. Best Bit: Urm.  The beat down. Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: StreamIMDB Rating: 4/10If you liked this ... Read More »

Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review : Batman Dark Knight Returns; Mimic Directors Cut; Silent Hill 2

Phil’s (uber) Quick Capsule Review: Batman The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 (8/10)Part 2 very much succeeds in the same way as Part 1 – a well animate,d superbly voice acted, thrilling Batman movie.  One of the best Batman stories ever, in what is now one of the best Batman’s ever.  Great stuff. Phil’s (uber) Quick Capsule Review: Mimic The Directors Cut (6/10)Mimi ... Read More »