The Girl In The Spiders Web (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

The Girl In The Spiders Web (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Girl In The Spiders Web has two main issues.  The first is the fact that the trailer pretty much gives away the whole story – not least a pivotal end moment.   The second (and far worse crime) is that despite this the rest of it’s still pretty uninspiring playing like the Bourne movies nobody liked directed by someone that wasn’t David Fincher (thus robbing the film of the main reason to see the original US Dragon tattoo film). Foy is fine as is the rest of the cast but this just feels like Jason Bourne all over again.  Too late and nothing new.

Best Bit: Sniper

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Jason Bourne, The Bourne Legacy, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 

 


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Phil’s Top 5… Films About Hacking

Phil’s Top 5… Films About Hacking

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: Films About hacking!

 

Close but no cigar: Blackhat, Snowden, Live Free or Die Hard, Ghost in the Shell, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Tron

 

5 – Hackers
Yup it’s one of the silliest films about hacking ever made BUT it’s great fun, spectacularly stupid and features a cast of about to be great actors.

 

 

4 – The Social Network
So the film itself isn’t solely about hacking BUT some of the best sequences revolve around Zuckerberg, Saverin and co sat around hacking into university databases to make hot-or-not style sites.


3 – War Games
80’s films at it’s best.  Thermo-nucelar war, early computer graphics and the one and only Ferris Bueller.


2 – The Matrix
The Matrix is all about hacking the titular Matrix, which in itself is just an excuse for lots of action, fights and Keanu in leather.


1 – Sneakers
Sneakers is one of my favourite films from the 90’s.  It’s clever, smart and brilliantly directed, with a cracking cast and lots of surprise twists and turns along the way.

 

 

 

The 25 Best… 2010’s to Now Movies!

The 25 Best… 2010’s to Now 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 2010’s to Now! 

 

The close but no cigar Films: Everybody Wants Some, The Final Girls, I Olga Hepnarova, No One Lives, The Jungle Book (2016), Hugo, The Guest, Zootopia, Black Swan, Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, Drive, Florentina Hubaldo CTE

 

 

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