Phil’s Quick Review’s 100 Best Films… #50-26

Phil’s Quick Review’s 100 Best Films… #50-26

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Part three of our run down of Phil’s Quick Review’s 100 Best Films as chosen by a select team of hosts, podcasters, fans and writers from Ross And Phil Talk Movies, The Smoking Lamb Podcast, Filmsploitation and the Phil’s Quick Review Facebook group.

So here’s numbers 50-26…



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10: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) – Phil’s Top 10 Films

10: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) – Phil’s Top 10 Films

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Terminator 2: Judgement Day is a near flawless action film and one of the greatest sequels of all time.  It takes the formula set out in Cameron’s original Terminator film and flips it on it’s head.  It was the second time Cameron would make a sequel better than the original and in the process would revolutionise cinema forever.  CGI was here to stay.  Cameron has never topped Alien’s & Terminator 2 and it’s not hard to see why.  T2 is pulse pounding sci-fi action from start to finish. In short: it’s bloody superb.

Best Bit: The viaduct chase

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Terminator, Aliens, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back



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Phil’s Top 5… Trailers that Ruined The Film

Phil’s Top 5… Trailers that Ruined The Film

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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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The 25 Best… Action Films of All Time

The 25 Best… Action Films of All Time

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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… Summer Movie Seasons

Phil’s Top 5… Summer Movie Seasons

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In a new semi-regular feature each week Phil takes a lookout a different movie related Top Five… this time out: the best summer movie seasons (Post 1975).

Close but no cigar: 1981 (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Stripes, Escape from New York), 1991 (Terminator 2, Boyz n the Hood), 1989 (Batman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 2, License to Kill), 1987 ( Predator, Robocop, Dirty Dancing, The Living Daylights, Full Metal Jacket)

5 – 1984
Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, The Karate Kid, Once Upon a Time in America, Purple Rain, The Last Starfighter, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Top Secret!, Conan the Destroyer

4 – 1999
The Sixth Sense, Run Lola Run, The Blair Witch Project, The Iron Giant, South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut, Dick, American Pie, Bowfinger , The Thomas Crown Affair, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

3 – 1985
Back to the Future, The Goonies, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Cocoon, Fletch, Explorers, Fright Night, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Pale Rider, Prizzi’s Honor, Silverado, Weird Science, Brewster’s Millions 

2 – 1982
E.T., Poltergeist, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Thing, TRON, The Road Warrior, Conan the Barbarian, Rocky III

1- 1986
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Aliens, Top Gun, Stand by Me, The Fly, Big Trouble in Little China, Back to School, Cobra, Labyrinth, Short Circuit, Transformers: The Movie, SpaceCamp, Flight of the Navigator


Filmsploitation’s 100 Best Films… #50-26

Filmsploitation’s 100 Best Films… #50-26


Part Three of our run down of Filmsploitation’s 100 Best Films as chosen by a select team of hosts, podcasters, fans and writers from All Things Film, Filmsploitation and the Filmsploitation Facebook group.

Check out Episode 136 of Filmsploitation: The All Things Film Podcast for the final reveal of our Top 25 films (and back here in a week!)

So here’s numbers 50-26…



Blog: Grosse Point Geek – Top 15 Rules For Being A Film Geek

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – Top 15 Rules For Being A Film Geek

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Every person I have ever met has an interest in something – be it football, cars, music etc. All worthy, normal pastimes that are generally tolerated  by most people.

However if there’s one type of individual within the human race that receives an enormously unjust amount of ridicule – it is the dedicated film geek.

I am proud to say that I have been a member of this select group since approximately 1977 – the year Star Wars came out – coincidence? You be the judge.

This means that for the past 37 years I spent far too many hours ensconced in a cinema or in front of the telly and amassed a vast knowledge of useless information that, I have found to my cost, doesn’t really impress the fairer sex or put money in my pocket. Nevertheless  – it is my firm belief that out in the world today there are many closeted film geeks just wishing to break free from their clandestine existence and declare themselves upon society.

So if you are reading this article and have an inkling that you may well be film geek, then here are 15 simple rules that must be strictly obeyed  – read on:

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Rule Number 1

Without question, critique, pause or doubt you must have seen, be a massive fan of and own on dvd/blu ray the following 30 films:

The original Star Wars trilogy, Rocky,  The Matrix, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (Extended Versions),  Alien, Aliens, Blade Runner, The Terminator, Terminator 2, The Big Lebowski, Xmen2, Die Hard, The Raid, The Shawshank Redemption, Commando, Raiders Of the Lost Ark, Mad Max 2, Jaws, Pulp Fiction, Highlander, Star Trek 2, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Evil Dead 2 and Predator.


Rule Number 2

Your dvd/blu ray collection must be extensive, deeply personal to you, proudly on show in your place of residence and in strict alphabetical order.


Rule Number 3

A true geek does not arrive late at the cinema, nor does he talk during the film. In addition he does not leave said establishment if he has come to the end of watching a Marvel Studios production and knows full well that there is a post credits sequence to be enjoyed.


Rule Number  4

You must own at least one decent movie T Shirt and one piece of  film memorabilia.


Rule Number 5

There is absolutely nothing wrong with being a fan of Star Trek – but not a pathologically obsessive one. This is an affliction commonly referred to as “Trekiitis”. Symptoms include: pale skin, speaking in tongues, an aversion to exercise, zero social life, a stalled career, perpetual forced celibacy and hairy palms. Unfortunately there is no cure –so be warned.


Rule Number 6

You must buy one film magazine per month and read at least one film website per day to keep yourself up to date.


Rule Number 7

The following films must be universally dismissed by you as utter crap and must not have been enjoyed in anyway shape or form: Batman and Robin, Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull, Highlander 2, Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen, and Superman 4:The Quest for Peace. Any opinion voiced  to the contrary will result in immediate exclusion from the world of geek and eternal damnation to a life of watching reruns of the Star Wars Holiday Special.


Rule Number 8

You must, on demand, be able to quote verbatim “The Path of The Righteous Man” from Pulp Fiction and the “Tears in Rain” speech from Blade Runner.


Rule Number 9

Shedding a happy tear whilst watching a film is perfectly acceptable and nothing to be ashamed of – examples include:  the end of Rocky 1, and the Death Star trench sequence from Star Wars.


Rule Number 10

It is always accepted that the creation of Jar Jar Binks, writing a biblically awful script and casting Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker was an unforgivable act of wanton neglect and  thoughtlessness by George Lucas on all true Star Wars fans the world over.


Rule Number 11

Complete avoidance of any film directed by Uwe Boll is a must.


Rule Number 12

Anything written, produced or directed by the following  has to be seen straight away: JJ Abrams, Joss Whedon, Sam Raimi, The Coen Brothers, Gareth Edwards, Gareth Evans, Christopher Nolan.


Rule Number 13

Most critics are not to be trusted  – especially those that write for certain UK Newspapers.

(However those who write for ALLTHINGSFILM are perfectly acceptable and always right in their opinion)


Rule Number 14

The dedicated geek does not just restrict his viewing to the big screen. An unhealthy and moronic interest in various TV programmes must also  be wholly embraced. It is therefore recommended that the following series be got into with immediate effect: Game Of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Spartacus, The Sopranos, Sons Of Anarchy, Firefly, The X Files, The Walking Dead and (using caution) Star Trek.


Rule Number 15

Han shot first – end of.

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There you go – 15 simple rules to follow – and if you can successfully do that, keep your head whilst all others are losing theirs – you’ll be a film geek my son.

Author: Will Strong