Spenser Confidential (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

Spenser Confidential (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
If ever there was a film didn’t know what it wanted to be then Spenser Confidential is that movie.  Is it a knock around comedy?  A hard bitten private eye thriller? A buddy action movie?  The problem is by trying to be all three it fails to do anything that makes it stand out.  It doesn’t help that with Wahlberg as your lead you already lack that charismatic heart of your film. Wahlberg on a bad day is… well pretty bad.  It’s not terrible – there’s a few nice action scenes – but it just doesn’t do anything new or interesting to grab your attention.  Welcome to the world of Netflix originals then…

Best Bit: Big Rig arrives

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Payback, Lethal Weapon, The Other Guys

 


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Point Blank (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Point Blank (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Another day, another poorly reviews and received Netflix ‘original’.  This time out is a remake of the 2010 French film of the same name starring Marvel’s own Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie. And nope it doesn’t suck as much or as bad as the critics will have you think.  In fact it’s a pretty easy to watch, ultimately forgettable romp that ticks all the usual hardboiled crime film cliches almost as if it’s working from a tick list.  What makes the film work is the paring of Grillo and Mackie who both have buckets of charisma.  So it’s a decent way to pass an evening. Nothing more or less.

Best Bit: Always Frank Grillo

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: À Bout Portant, Payback, Man On fire

 


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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Films They Have Watched Vol. 2

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Films They Have Watched Vol. 2

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we talk about the films (and TV shows) we have watched over the past month or so.  Quick fire reviews and movie chat ensues.

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

Films Discussed: Revenge, The Expanse, Cobra Kai, Lost In Space, Luke Cage, Daredevil, The Punisher, The Cured, Andre The Giant, Don’t Kill It, Deep Blue Sea 2, Den Of Thieves, A Quiet Place, Black Weapon, The Perfect Weapon, American Ninja, Universal Solider Day Of Reckoning, Riot, The Greatest Showman, Game Night, Supercon, Sanatarium, Accident Man, Terminal, Payback, Alien 3, Nailed It, Colony

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For more on Phil Hobden check out www.philhobden.co.uk
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