Universal Soldier Day Of Reckoning – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Universal Soldier Day Of Reckoning – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Wow. Who would have thought it… this Universal Soldier sequel turns out to be not only the best film in the franchise but probably one of the top 10 films of the year.   No really.  Action packed, making the most of it’s probable modest budget, it finally gives star Adkins a role to get his teeth into whilst trading punches with two other members of the Expendables 2 cast.  Watch this if you like you action 90’s style.
Best Bit: One shot shoot out
Rent, Borrow, Buy: Buy
If you Liked this try: Universal Soldier, Universal Soldier: The Return,  Universal Soldier 2

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You’ve Been Trumped – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

You’ve Been Trumped – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
You’ve Been Trumped doesn’t paint a nice picture of the billionaire and the director of this film will certainly be missing from Donald Trump’s Christmas card list this year once he’s watched this.  Because as one sided as the story told here is, whatever way you look at it Donald Trump comes off as a bit of a twat.  To be nice.  Otherwise it’s business as usual, the big bad company headed by the powerful uber rich American vs the small British town & towns folk.  Interesting but unbalanced.

Best Bit: The artwork

Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Stream

If you liked this try: Exit Through The Gift Shop,  Sicko,  Super Size Me

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Skyfall – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Skyfall – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Hold the phone.  007 is back and this time he’s bloody near perfect.  Yes that’s right Skyfall is exactly as good as the hype suggest, a film that returns Bond to the classic figure we know and love whilst throwing in enough action, heartache and shootouts to be a damn good action thriller in it’s own right.  From the Aston Martin, to the fight in a lizard pit (yes really!), this is Bond at the best he’s been for a long time. Highly re-watchable, massively fun.  A must watch. Just a shame about the song.

Best Bit: The final showdown
Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Buy
 
If you like this try: Casino Royale, License To KillQuantum Of Solace

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Universal Soldier Day Of Reckoning: A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Universal Soldier Day Of Reckoning: A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
It’s been a while since we had a decent Universal Soldier film.  Would have thought it… this Universal Soldier sequel turns out to be not only the best film in the franchise but probably one of the top 10 films of the year.   No really.  Action packed, making the most of it’s probable modest budget, it finally gives star Scott Adkins a role to get his teeth into whilst trading punches with two other members of the Expendables 2 cast.  Watch this if you like you action 90’s style.

Best Bit: One shot shoot out

Rent, Borrow, Buy: Buy

If you Liked this try: Universal Soldier, Universal Soldier: The ReturnUniversal Soldier 2

 


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We Need To Talk About Kevin – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

We Need To Talk About Kevin – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
We Need To Talk About Kevin is a hard watch.  From Tilda Swinton’s cold mother to Ezra Miller’s scarily convincing unhinged teenager, We Need To Talk About Kevin leaves you feeling more than a little traumatised.   That said it’s brilliant script, cold but brilliant direction and insanely convincing performances make for one of the most power films of last year.

 

Best Bit: Tilda Swinton is amazing

 

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (It can only be watched once)

 

If you liked this try:  Taxi Driver, Martha Marcy May MarleneHard Candy

 

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Skyfall: A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Skyfall: A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Hold the phone.  o07 is back and this time he’s bloody near perfect.  Yes that’s right Skyfall is exactly as good as the hype suggest, a film that returns Bond to the classic figure we know and love whilst throwing in enough action, heartache and shootouts to be a damn good action thriller in it’s own right.  From the Aston to the fight in a lizard pit (yes really!), this is Bond at the best he’s been for a long time.  In fact hype aside this could well be the best Bond film ever.  Highly re-watchable, massively fun.  A must watch.

Best Bit: Cameras
Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Buy
 
If you like this try: Casino Royale; License To Kill;  Quantum Of Solace

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Star Wars Week: Star Wars The Clone Wars – A Quick Capsule Review

Star Wars Week: Star Wars The Clone Wars – A Quick Capsule Review

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With Solo: A Star Wars Story out this week it felt a good time to revisit our previous reviews for the Star Wars films… next up Star Wars: The Clone Wars

 

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Clone Wars wasn’t that well received on its cinema release. Which is odd because I actually quite liked it – action packed (maybe a little too much!), a good story and feeling very Star Wars, it’s everything the prequels lacked. Yes this animated film is pretty brainless but it’s fun and most of all it starts to show us the part of the prequels we actually wanted, as apposed to all the other stuff we didn’t.  A simply amazing TV show followed!

Best Bit: Finally seeing  of The Clone Wars.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If you liked this try: Star Wars: A New HopeStar Wars: Revenge Of The SithStar Wars: Attack of the Clones

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Avengers Week: Iron Man- A Quick Capsule Review

Avengers Week: Iron Man- A Quick Capsule Review

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With Avengers: Infinity War opening this week, Phil’s Quick Capsule Review will be rerunning the reviews of some of our favourite Marvel Films! 

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The first blockbuster of the year was a balls out debut for Marvel Studios that set a high bar for the summers other superhero films. On second viewing the film has lost little and still remains one of the top five super heroes ever made.

Best Bit: Iron Man Vs Tank

Blu-Ray Notes: Amazing transfer, loud and detailed 5.1 HD audio and a massive selection of extras. Very Good!

If You Liked This Watch: The Dark Knight(9/10); Spiderman (8/10); Hulk (5/10)

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

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

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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 asks. A hard watch. 

Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review: Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap (6/10)
Interesting if shallow look into the art of hip hop, it’s origins and it’s key players.


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

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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 disappointment follows…


Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review: Red Dawn (4/10)
Remaking an average film isn’t always bad but here the film offers little new apart from over written speeches and over acted scenes. Watch Toy Soldiers instead. 


Phil’s Uber Quick Capsule Review: Silver Linings Playbook (4/10)
Wow didn’t this turn out to be one of the most overrated films I have ever watched. Didn’t get it… didn’t care.