Point Break

Point Break

Quick Review
Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Now almost 18 years old, Point Break has barely aged and re-watching it after the sad recent death of star Swayze just reminds me again what an awesome film this is. It you haven’t seen it do. If you have watch it again, You wont be disappointed.

IMDB Rating: 9/10

Best Bit: The foot chase.

Rent, Borrow or Buy: Buy

If you liked this try: Near Dark (8/10); Hurt Locker (7/10); Strange Days (7/10)
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District 9

District 9

Quick Review
Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
District 9 is an intelligent, often funny, gory sci-fi that makes the most out of it’s modest budget but still managing to pile on flawless effects, thrilling action and a compelling story. Overblown budget busting directors like Michael Bay and James Cameron take note, this is how it SHOULD be done.

IMDB Rating: 8/10

Best Bit: Assault on MNU

Buy, Rent or Borrow: Buy

If you liked this try: Transformers (8/10); Starship Troopers (7/10); Day The Earth Stood Still Remake (4/10)
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9/11

9/11

Quick Review
Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
A powerful, moving and at times devastating documentary that captures one of the worlds most disturbing two hours ever recorded. If you want to see true horror & true fear as pure and real as it gets, then this is the film to watch.

IMDB Rating: 8/10

Best Bit: The brothers reunite

Buy, Rent or Borrow: Buy

If you liked this try: Fahrenheit 9/11 (8/10) ; Bowling for Columbine (8/10); United 93 (8/10)
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The Final Destination – 3/D

The Final Destination – 3/D

Quick Review
Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Okay lets be honest whilst The Final Destination wont win any awards and probably will be mostly forgotten five minutes after walking out the cinema door, as far as does-what-it-says-on-the-tin entertainment goes there are far worst ways to spend 85 minutes of your time. The 3-D works well, the films never dull and the deaths good fun. Forgettable but fun…

IMDB Rating: 6/10

Best Bit: The initial car crash

Buy, Rent or Borrow: Rent

If you liked this try: Final Destination (7/10); Final Destination 2 (7/10); Final Destination 3 (6/10)

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Dead Snow: A Quick Capsule Review

Dead Snow: A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Dead Snow takes a well worn premise, mixed in a few references to old favourites, a slop load of gore and the interesting combination of Nazi’s, Zombies & snow to make what at times feels like a ‘Now That’s What I Call A Zombie Movie… Part 2’. Not that that’s a bad thing because with it’s tongue firmly in cheek Dead Snow delivers one of the most enjoyable Zombie films in a while.

IMDB Rating: 7/10

Best Bit: Chainsaw + Zombie = Blood

Buy, Rent or Borrow: Buy

If you liked this try: Shaun of The Dead (9/10); Evil Dead 2 (8/10); Return Of The Living Dead (6/10)
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Awaydays

Awaydays

Quick Review
Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Is to football movies what WestHam v Millwall is to patience and good will. Away Days wants to be cool but different. Like Green Street but with a odd gay love triangle twist. Problem is it’s done on a shoe string budget, dull as dishwater and boring to boot. Avoid and wait for The Firm.

IMDB Rating: 4/10

Best Bit: The fights

Buy, Rent or Borrow: Borrow

If you liked this try: Rise of The Footsolider (7/10); Football Factory (7/10); ID (7/10)

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Caprica (Pilot)

Caprica (Pilot)

Quick Review
Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Caprica is the way to make a TV pilot. Thrilling, engaging, with real characters in real situations brilliantly acted. A proper extension to the BSG world rather than a tacked on story it will be fascination to see how this develops over the coming seasons…

IMDB Rating: 8/10

Best Bit: The terrorist Attack

Buy, Rent or Borrow: Buy

If you liked this try: BSG Mini Series (8/10); V – The Mini-Series (8/10)

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Fighting

Fighting

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Fighting is everything I hate about US mainstream action movies. Painfully dull, piss poorly acted and devoid of excitement it’s only saving grace is that lead Tatum displays some charisma. Avoid.

IMDB Rating: 3/10

Best Bit: It was under 2 hours

Buy, Rent or Borrow: Borrow IF YOU HAVE TO

If you liked this try: Rocky (9/10); Never Back Down (510), Never Surrender (3/10)

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GI Joe

GI Joe

Quick Review
Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Wow that was a surprise. GI Joe doesn’t suck. In fact I’d even go as far as to say it’s a pretty entertaining Summer film. Okay it’s flawed with terrible (and far too much) CGI but there’s just something about the film that just works. Entertaining, slight (at just over 90 mins) and never boring, GI Joe is one of THE surprises of the Summer.

IMDB Rating: 6/10

Best Bit: Assault on the Pitt

Buy, Rent or Borrow: Rent
If you liked this try: Transformers (8/10); Masters Of The Universe (5/10); Transformers 2 (4/10)

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Valkyrie

Valkyrie

Quick Review
Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Teaming Singer & Cruise should always have led to something special and whilst Valkyrie isn’t quite that, it is pretty damn good, even if you know the ending before you even put your DVD in the machine. Don’t believe the haters this is worth a watch….

IMDB Rating: 7/10

Best Bit: Blowing up Hitler

Buy, Rent or Borrow: Rent

If you liked this try: Usual Suspects (9/10); Schindler’s List (9/10); Great Escape (9/10)

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