The Accountant – A Quick Capsule Review

The Accountant – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
There’s a great film in here as the story of Affleck’s autistic accountant working to uncover missing monies unfolds, however the final act oddly descends into a clichéd action film assisted by an equally clichéd twist and lacking dénouement that leaves you wondering what COULD have been.  That said I enjoyed the heck out of it and it proved once again that this new physical Affleck is the perfect choice for a modern, older Batman.

Best Bit: Affleck gets physical

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: State Of Play, Triple 9, The Town

IMDB Rating: 

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2016

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2016

2016: In Review Quick Review Year In Review

So 2016 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year.

So first up… the 5 WORST film of 2016.  And there were quite a few to choose from..

Stinker of The Year: Point Break (2016)
In Brief: A film that had no purpose to exist.  Point Break touched on hallow ground for me so it would have to be pretty special for me to like it.  This film wasn’t.  In fact it totally sucked. Whilst the original was sharp, smart and exciting this remake is by the numbers, dull and worst of all made no sense. A bomb, critical failure and a mess.

 

 

2. Central Intelligence
In Brief: Neither funny or action packed, the first bomb the Rock has ever made.  Yes Central Intelligence is a film that the Rock can’t save.

3. London Has Fallen
In Brief: Other films scored worse but after the Top 5 film that was Olympus Has fallen, London Has Fallen was SUCH a come down that it, on reflection, rated as one of 2016’s worst films.

4. Inferno
In Brief: Oh Dear.  Ron Howard drops a total bollock with this horrid film.  Witness some of the worst dialogue ever put on screen with Tom Hanks worst performance.  Utter tosh.

5. Jason Bourne 
In Brief:  It’s almost criminal that a Bourne film could be this bad, especially as it reunites Greengrass and Damon. It was just dull.

6. Kickboxer Vengeance
7. The 5th Wave

8. The Girl On The Train 
9.  Cabin Fever
10. 31

 

Dis-Honourable Mentions: Divergent Allegiant, Triple 9, Bastille Day, The Mechanic Resurrection, Independence Day Resurgence, Dad’s Army

 

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! 

Blog: Triple 9 – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Triple 9 – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
So close yet so far… how do you take a good idea, an exceptional cast and a sometimes impressive director and end up with a tepid, disappointing and ultimately hollow film that’s much less than the sum of it’s parts?  Well thats the biggest mystery of all around Triple 9, the John Hellcat directed crime corruption thriller that, after it’s sub two hour run time, leaves you think: wow.  Wasn’t such and such cast member much better in that other film.

Best Bit: Winslett hamming it up 

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Steam (At a push)

If You Liked this Try: Training Day, The Shield (TV), End Of Watch

IMDB Rating: 

 

Author: Phil Hobden