Phil’s Best & Worst of 2015… So Far! (Updated: 7th Oct 2015)

Quick Review

Best Films of 2015… So Far.

So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2015’s movies, in my very humble opinion.

Best Films Of 2015… So Far:

1. Whiplash (9/10)
2. Inside Out (9/10)
3. Shaun The Sheep (9/10)
4. Birdman (8/10)
5. Kingsmen: The Secret Service (8/10)

Honourable Mentions: Pitch Perfect 2 (8/10); Unfriended (8/10); The Infinite Man (8/10); John Wick (8/10) ; Focus (8/10); The Theory Of Everything (8/10); Going Clear (8/10); Cinderella (8/10); Son Of A Gun

Worst Films Of 2014… So Far:

1. Fifty Shades Of Grey (2/10)
2. He Who Dares 2: Downing Street Down (2/10)
3. Magic Mike XXL (3/10)
4. Blackhat (3/10)
5. Assassin (3/10)

Dis-Honourable Mentions:  Maggie (3/10); Insurgent (4/10), Spy (4/10); Minions (4/10), Taken 3 (4/10), Everly (5/10), American Sniper (5/10), Big Eyes (5/10), Jupiter Ascending (5/10)


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

Kung Fury (And Sharknado 3)

Great Films of 2013 I didn’t see in

Honourable Mentions: I, Origins (7/10), Pride (9/10), The Imitation Game (7/10), Paddington (8/10), Kajaki (9/10)


Phil’s Best & Worst of 2014… So Far! (Updated: 13th Nov 2014)

Quick Review

Best Films of 2014… So Far.

So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2014’s movies. This is the LAST update before the end of the year show! 


Best Films Of 2014… So Far:

1. Wolf Of Wall Street (9/10)
2. Life Itself (9/10)
3. The Babadook (9/10)
4. The Guardians Of The Galaxy (8/10)
5. Interstellar (8/10)

Honourable Mentions:  Dallas Buyers Club (8/10); Dawn Of The Planet of The Apes (8/10). Starred Up (8/10); Captain America Winter Solider (8/10); Cheap Thrills (8/10); Crystal Lake Memories (8/10); Muppets Most Wanted (8/10); The Book Of Life (7/10); The Inbetweeners 2 (7/10); The Rover (7/10); Edge Of Tomorrow (7/10); Frank (7/10); Blue Ruin (7/10); Expendables 3 (7/10); Godzilla (7/10)

Worst Films Of 2014… So Far:

1. Transformers: Age Of Extinction (1/10)
2. The Other Woman (2/10)
3. The Legend Of Hercules (2/10)
4. Need For Speed (3/10)
5. Revenge Of The Green Dragons (3/10)

Dis-Honourable Mentions:  300 Rise Of An Empire (3/10); Under The Skin (3/10); Noah (3/10); Into The Storm (4/10); The Dead 2 (4/10); Willow Creek (4/10); The Zero Theorem (4/10); American Hustle (4/10); Transcendence (4/10); The Devils Knot (4/10)


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

Sharknado 2


Surprise of The Year
Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles (6/10).  It didn’t suck as was actually really good
The Babadook (9/10) – Lived up to the hype.


Great Films of 2013 I didn’t see in 2013

Honourable Mentions: Mud (8/10), The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (8/10), About Time (8/10), The Place Beyond The Pines (8/10); Sunshine On Leith (8/10), Saving Mr Banks (7/10), King Of Summer (6/10)

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2012

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2012

Quick Review Year In Review

Stinker Of The Year: Ghost Rider 2: Spirit Of Vengeance  (2/10)
In Brief: Ha!  This was a joke right?  An April fool? Because if you thought Ghost Rider was bad (it was) and couldn’t get any worse, then this film will amaze you just to the depths that Nic Cage can stoop.  For everything that was right about Avengers, GR2 gets wrong.  Just terrible.

2. Cold Light of Day 
In Brief: Oh god this film was dull.  A dull lead performance, a dull story, a dull set of action set pieces… dull, dull, dull.  It was so dull I originally forgot to put it on my list.

3. Wrath Of The Titans 
In Brief: I liked Clash of The Titans for my sins.  I hated Wrath.  Yes hated.  I know that’s a strong word but my god for a sub 90 min film I have never been so bored.   Bad 3D, bad story, bad acting, bad… just bad.

4. Dark Shadows 
In Brief: Tom Burton’s worse film by a country mile, this film’s strange tone,  over blown performances and seeing the same bloody cast in every movie is getting old now.  Tim… time to mix it up again.

5.  Prometheus 
In Brief: THE most disappointing film of this year and actually one of the most stupid.  Hopes were high and every single one of them was dashed.  The is it isn’t it prequel to Alien ended up being so stupid that  even it’s amazing photography couldn’t save it

Bubbling Under:
Bourne Legacy; Snow White & The Huntsman; Taken 2; Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter; The Tall Man; Monster Brawl; Silent House; Underworld Awakening 

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2011

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2011

Quick Review Year In Review

STINKER OF THE YEAR: Transformers 3: Dark Of The Moon (2/10)
In Brief: Simply put everything that is wrong with Hollywood today.  Vacuous, pointless and dull, this loud, obnoxious $250 million abortion of a movie was just dire. And yet it made lots of money,.  Go figure.

2. Sucker Punch
In Brief: Uncomfortable to watch without feeling more than a bit dirty, Sucker Punch was style over substance and ended up being just dull. One to avoid for everyone other than horney teenagers who haven’t yet discovered pornography.

3. Rubber
In Brief: If like my films off the wall. I like them mad as a box of frogs. But Rubber was just pointless, pretentious tripe.

4. Scream 4
n Brief: The shark jumped, this was a sequel that was just not needed. Most Scary thing: Courtney Cox’s botox face. Nasty.

5. Season of The Witch
In Brief: Nick Cage makes another stinker and drags Ron Pearlman with him. Just dull, dull, dull.

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2010

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2010

Quick Review Year In Review

Stinker Of The Year: Skyline (3/10)
In Brief: Great idea. Terrible execution. Okay FX but with it’s piss poor action and a plot that meanders from one dull encounter to the next there’s very little upside to watching this mess. Avoid

2. 44 Inch Chest
In Brief: Great Fucking cast. Boring as Cu*ting hell. Far too many Fuck Fuck Fucking swear words

3. Last Seven
In Brief: 20 of the longest minutes of my life. Wound past the rest.

4. Twilight: Eclipse
In Brief: Another boring Twilight movie. Only two to go.

5. Survival of The Dead
In Brief: So average it hurts. Romero has fallen so far it’s scary. One of the worst Zombie movies ever.

Bubbling under:
Sorority Row , The Other Guys, Twilight: New Moon (I watched it this year for the first time!), Wolfman, Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief, Hot tub Time Machine, Surrogates, Nightmare On Elm Street

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2009

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2009

Quick Review Year In Review

Stinker Of The Year : Body Of Lies (3/10)
In Brief: Body Of Lies biggest crime was that it was just painfully dull. A bad film that you could have maybe excused if it was a cheap DTV action thriller but the whole situation is compounded by the fact it was a Ridley Scott movie with a cast that included Leonardo DiCaprio. Avoid.

2. Fighting
In Brief: Worst MMA film ever. DULL.

3. Watchmen
In Brief: Over hyped, dull and sooooo loooong.  Massive let down.

4. Transformers : Revenge Of The Fallen
In Brief: So much money. Wasted. Oh at least you see Megan Fox in jeans. DULL!

5. Xmen Origins: Wolverine
In Brief: Yawn.

Bubbling under:
Twilight; The Day the Earth Stood Still; Max Payne; Pride & Glory; Bronson; Never Surrender; Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2008

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2008

Quick Review Year In Review

Stinker Of The Year : The Happening  (2/10)
In Brief: Dull, unintentionally funny and just plain stupid, this what just a mistake on every level. One to avoid.

2. Diary of The Dead

In Brief: This was just painful.  Low budget, low rent and if this is the best Romero can do I hope he stops now.

3. Prom Night
In Brief: A PG-13 rated horror film with zero horror and even less gore.

4. 10,000 BC
In Brief: Emerich strikes again.  Dull. 

5. Mummy 3
In Brief: Yup like we needed a third one and yup as expected this is just terrible. 

Bubbling under: Indiana Jones 4; Saw V; Pathology; Deception; X-Files : I Want To Believe; Sex & The City