‘Phil’s Quick Capsule Review’ (a nod to legendary comedian Bill Hicks who coined the phrase when he reviewed ‘Piece Of Shit’ movie Basic Instinct)… where a perfect 10 is rarer than a rain free British summer!
Written by Phil Hobden – UK based podcaster, writer and former filmmaker. Part of the All Things Film network…
On this episode of the podcast we deliver The 1st Annual Boyask Awards for Achievement in Action Cinema. Yes we are going where the academy awards still refuse to.
Categories include: Best Blockbuster Film, Best DTV Film, Best Action Sequence, Best Fight Scene, Best Stunt, Standout action performer, ‘Holy Shit’ moment of the year, Comeback of The Year and our picks for entry into the Ross And Phil Hall Of Fame.
Hosted by Award winning filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed filmmaker Phil Hobden.
Films Discussed: Overlord, Apostle, Revenge, A Quiet Place, Sicario 2, Den Of Thieves, Deadpool 2, The First Purge, Mission Impossible: Fallout, The Night Comes For Us, Final Score, 24 Hours to Live, Braven, Accident man,. Upgrade, A Prayer before Dying, Accident Man, Final Score
For more on Ross Boyask search @RossBoyask on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Also check out @EvoFilmsUK online.
For more on Phil Hobden check out www.philhobden.co.uk , Twitter (@PhilQuickReview) and Instagram (RossAndPhilTalkMovies)
So 2018 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year. So we’ve covered our best and our worst films of 2018, so before we look at the films coming up in 2018 here’s my ‘Alternative’ End of Year Awards for 2018…
The Most Entertainingly Bad Film Of The Year Award…
The Gerard Butler Award For Consistently Making Entertainingly Terrible Films … Will return in 2019 when Butler stars in Den of Thieves 2, Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin, Angel Has Fallen, Afterburn and many more…
Surprise of The Year Award… Mandy. If enough monkeys with typewriters can write Shakespeare then enough filmmakers can eventually make a good Nicolas Cage film again…
Performance Of The Year Award… Blumhouse for making enjoyable film after enjoyable film this year…
Just Fuck Off and Die Award… Netflix ‘Original’ Sci-Fi Movies… Annihilation, Cloverfield Paradox, Mute, Tau and MANY others!
Yup, I’m over them Award… Jennifer Lawrence
I may have just slept through that Award… A Wrinkle in Time
Oh that came out THIS year? Award… Tomb Raider
Come In Your time is Up Award… Comic Book Films. 2018 was good but not great year for comic book films. Avengers, AntMan and Black Panther were good enough and Deadpool 2 was Deadpool 2. But even I’m feeling a wee big fatigued now…
Trailer Of The Year Award… Mandy
Let Down of The Year Award… Solo. It didn’t suck. But it was also the worst Star Wars Film since Attack of The Clones. Which meant it was a huge let down…
Emperors new clothes Award… The Shape Of Water
Runner Up: A Star Is Born
How did they screw this up Award? Mile 22 – Peter Berg and Marky Mark
The not actually that popular popular award to… The Oscars for the on off Popular Oscar award
Cameo of The Year Award… Drag race alumni Alaska in The Last Sharknado (as well as Drag race alumni Shangela in A Star Is Born)
You should have left Spacey in it… All the Money In The World
The Oscars only like REALLY famous dead people award for missing out other stars who died Award… Tobe Hooper & Adam West
The Poof That Award Shows DONT Suck Award… Roger Deakins FINALLY wins an Academy Award
The Proof That Award Shows Suck Award… Roger Deakins FINALLY wins an Academy Award but really it took THIS long.
WHY GOD WHY? Award… Overboard, Superfly, Death Wish remakes
Less Is, Er, Less Award… Ocean’s 8
The Year Of ‘Yeah that was okay’ Sequels Award… 2018 for The Predator, Sicario 2, Equalizer 2, Escape Plan 2, Pacific Rim 2
Films That SHOULD have been on my 2017 List’s but I Hadn’t Seen… Mayhem, Icarus, The Greatest Showman, Better Watch Out
Next time: Phil’s Look at 2019 and a look back at my 2018 predictions…
Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…
Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Wow Sicario was rather unexpected. What a film – a tense, brutal and at time uncompromising look at the war against drugs on the borders of America. With a great cast (including Del Toro in a recent career best performance), some stunning cinematography, expert direction and a well paced 60’s style, Sicario easily jumps into my top 10 of 2015 and is for sure one of the best films of this year. Just be prepared for a film that at times is a hard watch.
Best Bit: Border crossing
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: Miami Vice, Bullet, Narcos (TV)