‘Phil’s Quick Capsule Review’ (a nod to legendary comedian Bill Hicks who coined the phrase when he reviewed ‘Piece Of Shit’ movie Basic Instinct)… where a perfect 10 is rarer than a rain free British summer!
Written by Phil Hobden – UK based podcaster, writer and former filmmaker. Part of the All Things Film network…
The final part 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.
On this episode of the podcast we talk about the recent passing of Marvel legend Stan Lee & famed screenwriter William Goldman. And Coming To America… oddly.
Hosted by Award winning filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed filmmaker Phil Hobden.
Films Discussed: Coming To America, Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends, Mallrats, Deadpool, The Incredible Hulk, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Princess Bride, Marathon Man, All the President’s Men, The Godfather, Superman, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Andre the Giant is an excellent HBO documentary that takes a look at the highs and lows of one of the most iconic professional wrestlers to ever step into the ring. From his early starts in the European regionals to his big break with the WWE, the documentary takes an in-depth look at who Andre was both in and out the ring. It’s fascinating stuff that ranges from funny to tragic as the life of a 7″ plus giant is laid out in detail. With witty & fascinating stories from key figures (including Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair) through to interviews with his family and directors that worked with him in his film career, this is a must see documentary for fans of this once in a life time icon.
Best Bit: Early Andre
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: The Princess Bride, Beyond The Mat, Wrestling With Shadows
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
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
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.
As revealed on Episode 136 of Filmsploitation: The All Things Film Podcast here are our Top 25 Films!
So as we approach the 3 year anniversary of the Filmsploitation Podcast, we’re taking a look back over some of the history of the Podcast and how it’s changed. For the first 40 or so Podcasts from Filmsploitation, our guest host got to pick the weeks Cult Film. From the classic to the obscure, the popular to the never seen, here we present a list of each and ever one of them.
In our eyes all must see movies…
No they are. Really. See them now. NOW we tell you. Now.
So how many have you seen?
For more check out the IMDB, Youtube or where possible pick up a copy from Amazon or the like.