Phil’s Top 5… Shark Movies (Updated Inc. The Meg!)

Phil’s Top 5… Shark Movies (Updated Inc. The Meg!)

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: Shark Movies

 

Close but no cigar: Jaws 2, Sharknado 2, Megashark Vs Giant Octopus, The Reef, Deep Blue Sea

 

 

5 – Open Water
Open Water is a cracking low budget shark movie that’s full of tension and tight direction. Another simple idea with a finned menace at it’s heart

 

4 – Sharknado
It’s a Shark.  Tornado.  A Sharknado.  Yup it’s cheap, yup it’s silly but man it’s so much fun!

 

3 – The Meg
Its dumb, OTT and pretty much everything you’d expect from a Jason Statham vs A giant shark movie. Yup.


2 – The Shallows
With one lead, a shark and a very simple premise The Shallows makes you not want to go back in the water all over again.


1 – Jaws
Was there EVER going to be another one? Jaws is a near flawless Shark movie. Even if the plastic Shark Bruce didn’t want to play ball..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phil’s Top 5… Shark Movies

Phil’s Top 5… Shark 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: Shark Movies

 

Close but no cigar: Jaws 2, Sharknado 2, Megashark Vs Giant Octopus, The Reef

 

5 – Deep Blue Sea
I’ve had it with these motherfucking Sharks on this motherfucking underwater base.

 

4 – Open Water
Open Water is a cracking low budget shark movie that’s full of tension and tight direction. Another simple idea with a finned menace at it’s heart

 

3 – Sharknado
It’s a Shark.  Tornado.  A Sharknado.  Yup it’s cheap, yup it’s silly but man it’s so much fun!


2 – The Shallows
With one lead, a shark and a very simple premise The Shallows makes you not want to go back in the water all over again.


1 – Jaws
Was there EVER going to be another one? Jaws is a near flawless Shark movie. Even if the plastic Shark Bruce didn’t want to play ball..

 

 

 

 

 

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends: The 23 Must See Films Of 2016

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Friends: The 23 Must See Films Of 2016

Other Cr*p Year In Review

So this is it… Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests (including podcasters Andrew Mackay & Josh Morris, Filmmakers Drew Cullingham & Ross Boyask and writer/film fan Matt Duddy) LONG list of the 23 must see films of 2016.

This list will also form the basis of our vote for the Essential Films of 2016.

So how many have YOU seen?

Hunt For The Wilderpeople
The Shallows
Anomalisa
Doctor Strange
Eddie The Eagle
Everybody Wants Some !!
Ghostbusters
Green Room
Hail, Caesar
I, Daniel Blake
Keanu
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Room
Sing Street
Snowden
Spotlight
The Invitation
The Jungle Book
The Little Prince
The Nice Guys
Trumbo
Zootopia
Triple 9

Check back in the next few days for our final list or take the QUIZ HERE To see how many you have seen! 

The Shallows – A Quick Capsule Review

The Shallows – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Arriving on a sea of hype (pun fully intended), The Shallows mostly lives up it’s billing as a tense, well directed, innovative thriller that once again makes you not want to go back in the water.  Any water.  Even baths. Blake Lively handles herself well in what is effectively a one hander, the effects work well and the direction tense.  It feels a little long at times but overall this is a very effective film and deserves it’s strong word of mouth.

Best Bit: Making friends

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Open Water, Jaws, Shark Night 3D

IMDB Rating: 

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2016… So Far (Updated: 30th September 2016 )

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2016… So Far (Updated: 30th September 2016 )

Quick Review

Best Films of 2016… So Far.

So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2016’s movies, in my very humble opinion.

Best Films Of 2016… So Far:

  1. The Nice Guys (9/10)
  2. Room (8/10)
  3. The Big Short (8/10)
  4. Green Room (8/10)
  5. Deadpool (8/10)

    Honourable Mentions:
    Creed (8/10); Where To Invade Next (8/10); Midnight Special (8/10); Spotlight (8/10); Eddie The Eagle (8/10); Zootropolis (8/10), Zero Days (8/10), Money Monster (7/10), Star Trek Beyond (7/10), Batman Vs Superman Dawn Of Justice (7/10), Finding Dory (7/10); Eye In The Sky (7/10); Captain America Civil War (7/10); Blood Father (7/10); Angry Birds (7/10); The Shallows (7/10)


Worst Films Of 2016… So Far:

  1. Point Break (3/10)
  2. Central Intelligence (3/10)
  3. The 5th Wave (3/10)
  4. Kickboxer Vengeance (3/10)
  5. Cabin Fever (4/10)

Dis-Honourable Mentions: Divergent Allegiant (4/10); Triple 9 (4/10), Bastille Day (4/10); London Has Fallen (4/10); Independence Day Resurgence (4/10); Dad’s Army (4/10); Huntsman Winters War (5/10); Warcraft (5/10); Gods Of Egypt (5/10); Suicide Squad (5/10); Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out Of The Shadows (5/10); The Neon Demon (5/10); Zoom (5/10)

 

The Sharknado Award for Films So Good They Cant Be Rated:

Sharknado The Forth Awakens

Great Films of 2015 I didn’t see in 2015

Honourable Mentions: The Lady In The Van (8/10); Straight Outta Compton (8/10); The Survivalist (8/10); The Seven Five (8/10); 99 Homes (7/10)

 

Grosse Point Geek – The Shallows

Grosse Point Geek – The Shallows

A Blog Grosse Point Geek

Nancy (Blake Lively)  a med school drop out and surfing enthusiast, goes looking for a beach in Mexico, where her late mother visited when she she was a young woman. Upon finding it she spends a happy day surfing and soaking up the sun, that is until she is badly bitten on the leg by a huge great white shark who has been feeding on a nearby floating whale carcass. Barely managing to make it to a tiny island of rock just 200 yards from shore, Nancy must use all of her wits to come up with a plan to make it to a nearby buoy before the rising tide covers the rock and the shark has her for dinner.

As mentioned in a previous review, it is my firm opinion that there has only ever been one brilliant shark film – and that was Jaws, in distant second there was Renny Harlin’s preposterous but entertaining Deep Blue Sea, the rest, however, are frankly appalling.

So it was with happy surprise that i can report The Shallows is a rather splendid (if lean)  bit of  movie making.

Director Jaume Collett Serra (Non Stop) manages to create a thriller that is very exciting, well made, with great shark effects and features a fine performance from Blake Lively. It also has some seriously tense sequences, is very jumpy in parts, throws in  a good deal of horror and overall proved to be one of this years better films. Not only that but it certainly reinforces my lifelong held belief that the ocean is really not a place where humans are supposed to venture – as it does seem to be that every living thing in it wants to sting, impale or devour us with somewhat pathological levels of gusto.

A damn good film this one – and once again just shows what can be achieved without the need for a massive budget and over blown sfx – other directors would be wise to take note.

 

Author: Will Strong aka Grosse Point Geek