Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… James Gunn, Movies News and Venom

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… James Gunn, Movies News and Venom

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we return from our Summer hiatus to look at the recent news about the firing of James Gunn rom Guardians Of The Galaxy 3, take in some general movies news and talk about the new Venom trailer. Well someone has too…

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

Films Discussed: Venom, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3, Demolition 2, Speed, Tango & Cash, Dawn Of The Dead, War Of The Worlds, Roadhouse, Showdown In Little Tokyo, The First Purge, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Spiderman: Homecoming, Powder, Assault On Precinct 13, The Meg, Star Wars

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Speed (1994) – A Classic Quick Capsule Review

Speed (1994) – A Classic Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Speed is one of the 90’s best action films.  And that’s saying something in a decade that gave us Point Break, Con Air and many more.  Director DeBont never topped his work here, a tight, tense, high concept premise that Reeves, Bullock and Hopper sold the shit out of.  What’s best about Speed is that years later (and this film was out in 1994) the film holds up so well.  Like Die Hard it’s a genre defining film that cemented Reeves and Bullock as stars.  Brilliant.

Best Bit: Pop Quiz Hot Shot…

Buy, Stream, Avoid: But

If You Liked this Try: Die Hard, Under Siege, Point Break 

 

 

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Phil’s Top 5… Trailers that Ruined The Film

Phil’s Top 5… Trailers that Ruined The Film

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Top 5 Movie Trailers That Ruined the actual film

 

Close but no cigar: Terminator Genisys, Speed,The Island, Terminator 2 ,  Children of Men

 

5 – The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
Gandolf died in the previous film.  Well he didn’t and we know this thanks to the Two Towers trailers.  

 

4 -The Amazing Spiderman 2
A double epic fail here as the the trailer throws in shots of a falling Stacy (thus confirmed her fate) and the final shot of the film with Rhino.

3 – Terminator Salvation
Sam Worthington is a Terminator.  Great twist. If we hadn’t already seen it in the trailer

 

2 – GoldenEye
Sean Bean is dead.  Oh no he isn’t he’s the films big bad.

 

1 – Jurassic Park Fallen Kingdom
EVERY. KEY. MOMENT. Yup between two trailers the film’s narrative is basically laid out for you to see end to end. Including one of the last few shots of the film. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phil’s Top 5… Summer Blockbusters Of All Time

Phil’s Top 5… Summer Blockbusters Of All Time

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five… this time out: The Top 5 Summer Blockbusters Of All Time

 

Close but no cigar: Speed, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, Aliens, ET, Top Gun

 

5 – Die Hard (1988)
Possibly the best action film ever made, Die Hard is iconic from start to finish.

 

4 – Back To The Future (1985)
Innovate for it’s day, Back To The Future is still fantastic all this years later.

 

3 – Jaws (1975)
The original blockbuster.

 

2 – Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
One of the best sequels ever made, James Cameron’s second Terminator film is an action epic from start to finish full of iconic moments and groundbreaking FX.

 

1 – Star Wars (1977)
One of the best sci-fi action films of all time, Star Wars does everything right, cemented a legacy and still holds up all thee years later.

 

 

The 25 Best… Action Films of All Time

The 25 Best… Action Films of All Time

Best... Other Cr*p

In our continuing regular feature, Phil (of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review)  along with podcaster Josh Morris, Writer Mike Parkin, Grosse Point Geek’s Will Strong and Motion Picture Manic Jamie Robinson breakdown the 25 Best Films Of a particular genre… 

This time out: The Best Action Films of All Time

 

The close but no cigar Films: The Bourne Supremacy, Men of War, Speed, Captain America: Winter Solider, Fast Five, Hardboiled, Inception, Battle Royale, Speed, The Book Of Eli

 

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Phil’s Top 5… Great Films By Bad Directors

Phil’s Top 5… Great Films By Bad Directors

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Great Films By Bad Directors

 

Close but no cigar: Event Horizon (Paul W S Anderson), Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly), Independence Day (Roland Emmerich), Red Dragon (Brett Ratner) 

 

5 – The Rock (Michael Bay)
The Rock was great.  Bad Boys Was pretty good also to be fair.  But now, four Transformers films down there is no hope we will ever see a return to that earlier, raw and REAL action that was his trademark for so long.

 

4 – Death Wish (Michael Winner)
Death Wish was raw, dangerous and brutal. He ended up his career with Parting Shots.  

 

3 – Die Hard 2: Die Harder (Renny Harlin)
Die Hard 2 is ALMOST on par with the original.  Expanding the idea but still keeping in “real”, Harlin delivered a tight, tense and action packed sequel.   Cutthroat Island shortly followed.

 

2 – Sixth Sense (M Night Shyamalan)
A career making film that was never topped, Shyamalan tried to turn the twist ending into a hallmark and ended up making The Happening.

 

1 – Speed (Jan De Bont)
Jan De Bont blew the roof off with Speed, one of the BEST action films of the 90’s.  He then went on to make increasingly bad films, from Twister to, ugh, Speed 2.

 

 

 

The 25 Best… 90’s Movies!

The 25 Best… 90’s Movies!

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In our latest regular feature, coming out the first Friday of each month, Phil (of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review)  along with podcaster Josh Morris, Writer Mike Parkin, Grosse Point Geek’s Will Strong and Motion Picture Manic Jamie Robinson breakdown the 25 Best Films Of each major film decade.

 

This time out: The 1990’s

The close but no cigar Films: Apollo 13, Fight Club, Schindler’s List, Speed, The Usual Suspects, Dumb and Dumber, The Silence Of The Lambs, Waynes World, Empire Records, In the Line Of Fire, JKF

 

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Phil’s Top 5…  Die Hard On A (Insert Place Here) Movies

Phil’s Top 5… Die Hard On A (Insert Place Here) Movies

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Die Hard like movies. aka “It’s Die Hard On A (Insert Place/Location/Item Here)

 

Close but no cigar: Cliffhanger (On A Mountain), Sudden Death (In A Stadium), The Rock (On Alcatraz), Air Force One (On Air Force One)

 

5 – Toy Soldiers
Die hard… In A School.  Much ignored 90’s action film aimed at kids.  Really good fun.

 

4 – Under Siege
Die hard… On a  Boat.  One of the better Seagal movies.  Which isn’t saying much these days.

 

3 –  Passenger 57
Die hard… On A Plane. Always bet on Black.  Actual line form the film.

 

2 – Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Die Hard… In a Airport. Darker, meaner but man it’s great.

 

1 – Speed
Die hard On A… Bus. The best Die Hard clone and a great film in it’s own right.

 

 

Phil’s Top 5… Years for Movies!

Phil’s Top 5… Years for Movies!

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: The Best 5 Years for Movies… Ever!

 

Close but no cigar: 1982 (Blade Runner, The Thing, E.T, Tron, Rambo, Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior ), 1989 (Batman, Back To The Future Part 2, Dead Poet’s Society, Parenthood), 1974 (The Godfather part 2, Chinatown, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Blazing Saddles), 1979 (Alien, Rocky 2, Max Max, The warriors)

 

5 – 1999
The Matrix, Fight Club, American Beauty, Toy story 2, American Beauty, The Blair Witch project

 

4 – 1987
Robocop, Wall Street, The Princess Bride, Full metal Jacket, Evil Dead 2, Predator, Raising Arizona

 

3 – 1994
Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, Four Weddings & A Funeral, True Lies, Speed, Natural Born Killers, Clerks, The Crow, Leon

 

2 – 1995
Casino, Crimson Tide, Get Shorty, Heat, Leaving as Vegas, The Usual Suspects, Die hard: With A Vengeance, Goldeneye, Empire Records, Toy Story. Twelve Monkeys

 

1 – 1984
Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, The Terminator, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Gremlins, The Karate Kid, Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom, Police Academy, Cannonball Run 2