Tag Archives: Quick Capsule Review

Blog: The Legend Of Hercules – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Every now and then a film comes along that’s so laughably bad that you kinda wonder if it was made as a joke.  Sadly whilst The Legend Of Hercules is just that film, it’s painfully clear that everyone involved truly thought they were making Gladiator. From it’s sub-soap opera acting to it’s fag paper story, it ... Read More »

Blog: Under The Skin- A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: For those of you that thought 2001 was just a touch TOO fast paced and just a little bit too unpretentious please let me introduce a film which is both slower and more up it’s own backside than Kubrick’s butt testing epic could ever be. A film where Scarlett Johansson spends almost the entire first half ... Read More »

Blog: Threads – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Holy shit.  Threads is purely and simply one of the most realistic and terrifying films I have ever seen in my life. Hands down.  After 30 years, this film is still a deeply disturbing picture of life after the bomb drops – endlessly gruesome, relentlessly depressing and lacking the cheap emotional  tricks of Hollywood, Threads is ... Read More »

Drinking Buddies: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Drinking Buddies strong point is it’s performances.  Convincing to a fault, tho story of two couples who may or may not be falling in and out of love with each other never fails to convince you.  What it does fail in is putting it all down into a satisfying narrative.  It’s not bad, but at times ... Read More »

Coffee Town: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I’d heard great things about Coffee Town.  It was funny, charming and well written. Smart.  Kooky. Urm. No.  Annoying. A Little smug. A Bit irritating. Occasionally humorous. Often pretentious. Mostly a bit of a chore. So like MOST people in the real world who hand around coffee shops then.  Okay so it had it’s moments but not enough (even ... Read More »

The Place Beyond The Pines: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Damn if I’d seen The Place Beyond the Pines when it was released in 2013 hands down this would have been a top 5 film of year.  Bold, brave and uncompromising, this is the film where I FINALLY got Ryan Gosling (with the added bonus of a great Bradley Cooper performance to boot).  But it’s the multi-act ... Read More »

Insidious 2: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I quite liked the original Insidious.  Haunting and at time scary, it was a film that sat with me for days after.  Which is even more of a shame that it’s sequel barely managed to contain my interest for it’s merge run time.  A retread with volume cranked to 11, it does wrong everything the first film did right and ends ... Read More »

Monsters University: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: So it’s fair to say with cars 2, Brave and now Monsters University the perception is that Pixar have lost a bit of their mojo.  And perception would be right.  Mostly.  The thing is by most people’s standards Monsters University is a good film.  It’s charming, well made and occasionally funny.  BUT the standards here aren’t most ... Read More »

Last Vegas: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: This film isn’t laugh out loud funny.  It’s a bit sexiest.   But, regardless of what you many think of the later days careers of Mr’s Freeman & DeNiro especially, it’s actually charming, harmless fun.  In fact the chemistry between the leads is something special, reminiscent of the old Sinatra rat pack movies.  Fun and forgettable. ... Read More »

Review: The Colony (DVD/BR)

The Review: The Colony is a surprisingly little sci-fi chiller that manages to step outside it’s budgetary limitations, ably assisted by a great central premiss and a top notch cast. The story: Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature. Starring Laurence Fishburne and ... Read More »