Podcast: Ross And Phil Hijack – The Education of Josh – Empire Records (1995)

Podcast: Ross And Phil Hijack – The Education of Josh – Empire Records (1995)

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

To celebrate Rex Manning Day, here’s the Empire Records edition of The Education of Josh.

Josh has seen loads of films. Mostly Disney. Phil has seen loads of films that Josh should have seen but hasn’t. Join Phil as he takes Josh through an education in movies – Film by Film.  This episode Phil educates Josh on: Empire Records (1995)

Films Discussed: Empire Records, Everybody Wants Some, The Breakfast Club, Dazed & Confused 

Hosted Phil Hobden (Ross And Phil Talk Movies) and Josh Morris (The Smoking Lamb)

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Empire Records – The Education Of Josh Quick Review

Empire Records – The Education Of Josh Quick Review

Quick Review

To accompany each Episode of The Education of Josh, Phil will post HIS review of the movie under Josh’s spotlight – This time out: Empire Records

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Empire Records is a mess.  I mean the story makes no sense, it’s like a selection of skits put together and the cast never seem to act in a way that feels real.  Yet… for me Empire Records is up there with the bet coming of age films of any decade and fully deserves it’s cult status.  Why? Because it’s just so much fun and packs a bucket load of heart in between the music, story beats and characters.  And man those characters.  They connect with you, with your life, with your childhood.  It’s very much a film of it’s time fo sure but truly I believe that Empire Records deserves to be enjoyed and demands to be watched.

Best Bit: Sugar High

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy (original cut preferably)

If You Liked this Try: The Breakfast Club, Everybody Wants Some, Dazed & Confused


 

 

 

 

Podcast: The Education Of Josh… Empire Records (1995)

Podcast: The Education Of Josh… Empire Records (1995)

The Education of Josh The Podcasts

Josh has seen loads of films. Mostly Disney. Phil has seen loads of films that Josh should have seen but hasn’t. Join Phil as he takes Josh through an education in movies – Film by Film.  This episode Phil educates Josh on: Empire Records (1995)

Films Discussed: Empire Records, Everybody Wants Some, The Breakfast Club, Dazed & Confused 

Hosted Phil Hobden (Ross And Phil Talk Movies) and Josh Morris (The Smoking Lamb)

#TheEducationOfJosh #RossAndPhilTalkMovies #MoviePodcasts #Podcasts #TheSmokingLamb

For more on Phil Hobden check out www.philhobden.co.uk , Twitter (@PhilQuickReview) and Instagram (RossAndPhilTalkMovies)

   

 

 

 

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9:  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  (1986) – Phil’s Top 10 Films

9: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) – Phil’s Top 10 Films

Hall of Fame Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The 80’s did coming of age better than any other decade.  From Stand By Me to The Breakfast Club, it was wall to wall classics.  And none were better than Ferris Bueller’s Day Off , a film filled with wall to wall memorable scenes, quotable lines and iconic characters.  Oh and THAT Ferrari!  Yup if you are looking for a film that typifies the spirit of 80’s filmmaking this is it… and you know what whether it’s being referenced in Spiderman or Deadpool or just in almost every cool TV show (Goldergs, Simpsons, Family Guy… the list goes on) it’s legacy endures from generation to generation.

Best Bit: Twist & Shout, The Beatles and that float

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Stand By Me, The Breakfast Club, The Goonies

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Breakfast Club (1985) – A Hall Of Fame Quick Capsule Review

The Breakfast Club (1985) – A Hall Of Fame Quick Capsule Review

Hall of Fame Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Its taken me over 30 years but I finally watched The Breakfast Club.  And i wasn’t disappointed.  It’s odd how certain films skip you by but despite rating similar themed coming of age film Ferris Bueller as one of my favourite films fo all time, I just never got around to The Breakfast Club.  The danger is out of time these films can loose their impact but The Breakfast Club doesn’t. Far from it, I could relate to the film and the characters and it maintains a mostly timeless quality.  Age hasn’t taken away the impact of these disparate characters and their journey through one morning of detention.  Superbly performed, expertly directed and endlessly charming –  a classic for sure and a worth entry into the Phil’s Quick Review hall of fame!

Best Bit: Actually watching it after all these years!

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Porky’s , Pretty In Pink

 

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Lady Bird – A Quick Capsule Review

Lady Bird – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Lady Bird is a surprise.  Arriving on the back of a near perfect Rotten Tomatoes score and a bundle of great reviews, it’s fair to say this usually isn’t my kinda of film.  What a surprise then that Lady Bird is a total joy to watch – an authentic, honest and at times heart breaking coming of age story which leaves behind the schmaltz and instead delivers likeable, real characters doing the things real teenagers do.  Is it a near 100% worthy film… maybe not but it’s a bloody good one regardless.

Best Bit: Saoirse Ronan is superb

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Stand By Me, The Breakfast Club, Boyhood

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The 25 Best… 80’s Movies!

The 25 Best… 80’s Movies!

Best... Other Cr*p

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 80’s. 

The close but no cigar Films: An American Werewolf In London, Rambo First Blood Part 2, Full Metal Jacket, Rocky 4,  My Neighbour Totoro 

 

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The Edge Of Seventeen – A Quick Capsule Review

The Edge Of Seventeen – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Hailee Steinfeld has been an actress to watch since her breakout role in the Coen’s remake of True Grit.  And whilst she’s spent time in support roles, she more than shows here that she can carry a film and deliver enough charm and heat to win over the most cynical of film watchers.  A real joy of a film that transcends it’s target market.

Best Bit: Woody Harrelson gives an award worthy support

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: The Breakfast Club, Stand By Me, The Perks Of Being a Wallflower

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Author: Phil Hobden