Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… The 12 Films Of Christmas 

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… The 12 Films Of Christmas 

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

 

On this episode of the podcast we talk about our favourite Christmas movies and come ups with a final 12 recommended festive films.   You could say it’s the 12 Films of Christmas! Oh and for the record Die Hard is very much a Christmas movie…

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

Films Discussed: Die Hard, Gremlins, Trading Places, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Batman Returns, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Scrooged, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Lethal Weapon In Bruges, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Elf, Love Actually, Home Alone, The Ref, Love Actually, It’s A Wonderful Life, Edward Scissorhands, Bad Santa, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Spectre, The Shape Of Water, Moonlight, la La Land

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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Films They Have Watched Vol. 4

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Films They Have Watched Vol. 4

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

 

On this episode of the podcast we talk about films they have watched recently. Yup it’s our fourth review round up show aka Phil finally caught up on all the films Ross saw last time out.

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

Films Discussed: Mile 22, The Predator, Domino, The Happytime Murders, The Equalizer 2, Spectre, Gotti, Slice, Mandy, Truth Or Dare, Scream, Piranha 3DD, RedCon 1, The Apostle, Tales From The Hood, The Crow, Freddy Vs Jason, The Thing, Unfriended Dark Web, A Star Is Born, Searching, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Widows, Blindspotting, The Grinch, Overlord, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Bad Boys 2, Knocked Up

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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… 2018 Blockbuster Season

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… 2018 Blockbuster Season

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we talk about the summer (well kinda) 2018 blockbuster season whilst also picking our best and worst Summer blockbusters ever.  Ross ends up on a rant about football and makes a shocking revelation.  All this and more…

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

Films Discussed: Jurassic Park 3, Sex And The City 2, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Speed 2: Cruise Control, Star Wars: Attack of The Clones, Pearl Harbor, The Festival, Die Hard, Independence Day, The Spy Who Dumped me, Bridesmaids, The Meg, Avengers Infinity War, The First Purge, Antman & The Wasp, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Solo, Mission Impossible Fallout, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Skyscraper, Rampage, Spectre, Justice League, All The Money In the World, Equalizer 2, The Happytime Murders, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Tag, Ocean’s 8, Deadpool 2, Sicario: Day of Soldado, The Meg

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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Deadpool 2 In The Car

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Deadpool 2 In The Car

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we host our first ever LIVE edition of the podcast.  Well by live i mean we recorded it in the car straight after watching Deadpool 2 (hence the sound being a little different).  So what did we think of the latest Marvel (kinda) comic book action film?  We tell all in a shorter than usual episode.  Light spoilers included.

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

Films Discussed: Deadpool 2, Deadpool, John Wick, John Wick 2, Hobbs And Shaw, Spectre

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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Spectre, 007 & Daniel Craig

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Spectre, 007 & Daniel Craig

Ross and Phil Talk Movies

This episode Ross & Phil Talk… Spectre, 007 & Daniel Craig!

This episode we keep it current by taking about a 3 year old film.  Yup after talking about it previously we decide to drill down on why Spectre just didnt work, about the future of the franchise and why License To Kill did it better.

Hosted by Award winning Filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed filmamker Phil Hobden.  For more subscribed on iTunes or check out www.philhobden.co.uk

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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Films They Have Watched Vol. 1

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Films They Have Watched Vol. 1

Ross and Phil Talk Movies

This episode Ross & Phil Talk… Films They’ve Watched!

This episode we chat about films that we’ve watched over the last few weeks.  Including – The Post, Coco, Hellraiser Judgement, Dawn Of The Dead Bloodline, Logan Lucky, Spectre, Jigsaw, Three Billboards, Bloodsport, Kickboxer, Double Impact,  Hatchet

Hosted by Award winning Filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed filmamker Phil Hobden.  For more subscribed on iTunes or check out www.philhobden.co.uk

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Guest Podcasting – Phil Features On Smoking Lamb #61!

Guest Podcasting – Phil Features On Smoking Lamb #61!

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This week Phil from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review and former host of Filmsploitation & The All Things Film Podcast returns to Movie podcasts to guest star on episode #61 of The Smoking Lamb podcast, to review Spider-Man: Homecoming, talk about The 5 best Underdog Movies, discuss the latest film news and debate superhero films…

Featuring regular hosts Mike Parkin, Josh Morris & Steven Lockeridge.

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Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2015

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2015

Quick Review Year In Review

So 2015 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 first up… the 5 WORST film of 2015.  And there were quite a few to choose from..

Stinker of The Year: Fifty Shades Of Grey
In Brief:Oh god why, why did I watch this?  I guess it was partly to see what all the fuss was about.  And apparently the fuss was about awkward sex scenes, bad acting and a script that could have been written by a middle aged woman writing bad Twilight fan fiction.  Oh.  It was.

 

 

2. He Who Dares 2: Downing Street Down
In Brief: The funniest film of 2015 by a long way.  Filmmaking as pure incompetence.

3. Magic Mike XXL
In Brief: Not funny, not charming, Not anything.  Just piss poor.

4. Blackhat
In Brief: From the guy who made Heat comes possible one of the biggest let downs of 2015.  Just one of the most boring films I’ve seen this year.

5. Assassin
In Brief:  Danny Dyer on Brighton seafront riding a push bike rates as possible this years best 30 seconds of cinema.  So bad i cried laughing.  As for the rest of the film: utter shite.

Dis-Honourable Mentions:
Maggie, Insurgent, Spy, Minions, Taken 3,  Everly, American Sniper, Spectre, Big Eyes, Jupiter Ascending

 

Blog: Spectre – A (Not So) Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Spectre (2015) – Sigh. Where did it all go so wrong? Ah yes for the most part it was the moment where a collecting the cheque Christoph Waltz arrives and the film goes all “One Million Dollars” on us ( a moment I laughed out loud at). Yup Bond tries to do Austin Powers but without the fun, action or the jokes. Let’s be fair: for around an hour it’s pretty good stuff. Witty with classic Bond stylings but I can’t ever remember seeing a film fall so far so fast.

Part of the issue comes with the stunt casting of Fiennes, Whishaw and Harris. The film feels almost obliged to give them things to do, which sadly takes away from Bond himself. That said Craig doesn’t look comfortable or like he’s having fun for one moment, with ever Bondism seeming forced and stilted. He does gritty but cool and quippy…. not really. Even the action isn’t that great (other than the excellent train fight) with a boring vanilla car chase around the Vatican that seems to forget every touch point on how to do this right that Bullet set almost 40 years ago.

Overall the fault here lies firmly with Mendes who sadly remind me of Nolan on the third Batman film, sleepwalking through a film he’s contracted to make. Spectre is a film that doesn’t know whether it wants to be Skyfall or A View To A Kill and sadly fails at both. Oh and don’t even get me started on how rapey Bond is back in fall force, delivering two of Bond’s most uncomfortable seductions/near rapes. Craig should be banned from sex scenes and running (Yes he still can’t run). So it has a few good moments and the support cast are strong but an obvious and convoluted story, a boring twist predicted the moment the title was revealed and some of the worst action in a Bond film makes this sadly behind even Quantum Of Solace in the Craig list of Bond films.

Best Bit: Train Fight

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Skyfall, Casino Royale, License To Kill

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Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – Spectre

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – Spectre

A Blog Grosse Point Geek Uncategorized

Grosse Point geek Will Strong takes a look at the latest 007 outing… will it be a Skyfall or another Quantum of Solace?

Director: Sam Mendes
Actors: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomi Harris
After carrying out an unsanctioned operation in Mexico, 007 (Daniel Craig) finds himself grounded by M (Ralph Fiennes) and facing possible unemployment with the imminent threat of the 00 programme being closed down by Andrew Scott’s bureaucratic ‘C’. Not one to sit on his laurels, he soon goes rogue and finds himself up against a mysterious organisation called SPECTRE, headed up by the nefarious  Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz) who is hell bent on bringing in a new world order.
When Skyfall became the highest grossing James Bond film ever, it was always going to be a tall order to top that films success, but with Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig both returning to the fold it certainly seemed SPECTRE would be sure thing. I have to say that unfortunately this is not the case.
Now before i go into my issues with this film, I have to say that it was undeniably very well made, the cinematography by Hoyt Van Hoytema is simply stunning in places, no where more so that in the superb opening sequence in Mexico and in the various locations that 007 finds himself in during the course of the film. Its also well played by the entire cast  – Craig is undoubtedly the best Bond ever (sorry Sean but its true) once again giving real depth, strength and guile to a character that in past incarnations (i.e. Moore and Brosnan) all too often descended into silly pastiche and ridiculous levels of near super human invulnerability.
Fiennes is also excellent as M and certainly a worthy successor to Judi Dench,  Ben Whishaw as the nerdish but steely eyed Q is absolutely fantastic, managing to nab all the best lines and even threatening to upstage 007 whenever he is on the screen. Christoph Waltz is also very good in the bad guy role but sadly he isn’t in the film nearly as much as he should be – which i found baffling to say the least.
 
Sadly that’s where my praise for SPECTRE ends and my problems with it begin. 
For a start, at nearly 2 and half hours its simply way too long, there is just no need for an action movie (let alone a James Bond adventure) to have this amount of running time and I was saddened by how many times I found myself looking at my watch and just wishing that the film would just get on with it. 
In addition despite having a great cast, some of them are criminally underused in  what should have been really classic roles  – in particular Dave Bautista (so good in last years Guardians of The Galaxy) is wasted as a silent hulking baddie called Mr Hinx who doesn’t seem to serve much purpose other to look menacing and have a big fight with Bond on a train. Also Monica Bellucci appears in a fleeting role that could have just as well been played by any other actress.
Plot wise it doesn’t get any better, in fact I’m struggling to recall what story there was  -indeed  SPECTRE’s motives are never that clear and their plan to create an evil global surveillance net work simply didn’t fly for me. In addition a great deal of the action scenes fell frustratingly flat, were very unoriginal and never once managed to top the admittedly cracking opening set piece in Mexico. One would suggest that before making the next James Bond film, its producers have a good long look at what George Miller accomplished in Mad Max Fury Road and possibly also hire the action director from Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. As it is the type of action sequences we saw in those two movies that were sorely needed here.
I could go on but to be honest im too disappointed to bother  – i would certainly recommend going to see SPECTRE as it certainly isn’t a bad film by any means  – i just felt it could have been a great deal better.
 
Maybe next time?
 
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Author: Will Strong