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Meet the Phil’s Quick Capsule Review team both past and present…

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

Grosse Point Geek

The Austin Powers to Phil Hobden's Dr Evil, it's fair to say Will spends his life trying to convince Phil that Paul WS Anderson ISNT a bad filmmaker, that The Hobbit movies really are THAT good and, for the most part, Phil is wrong about most things. Which he is.

Oh and Will doesn't really use social. Ever.


Ross And Phil Talk Movies... two friends, filmmakers (well former in Phil's case) coming together to make one awesome podcast.

Andrew Mackay

Andrew MacKay has been watching, obsessing over and reviewing movies for absolutely ages. He is a successful writer and has made numerous short films.

Andrew was the original anchor of the successful yet ultimately short lived AMR Movie Show, co-hosting with Filmsploitation's Richard Blanchette.

Motion Picture Maniac

Writer, film lover and blogger. And now sadly retired from this site (rumour is he went to Russia live with the Tsars.)

Favourite Film: Touch Of Evil (used to be se7en but kinda fell out of love with it after this whole thing with Kevin Spacey came to light), Most underrated movie: everything by Zack Snyder. Most overrated movie: Carrie

The Smoking Lamb

It's The Smoking Lamb Movie Podcast, the podcast that spun out the ashes of Filmsploitation and All Things Film.

The Smoking Lamb was a weekly, no-holds-baa-aa-arred, and R-rated look at the world of movies, now joined by it's kid brother, The DTV Digest, which takes a look at those films which didn't make it to the cinema!

Julian Connelly

I am a keen movie fan and have been as long as I can remember. I enjoy visits to the cinema around work and family life, I do find though that most of the movies I watch are Blu-Rays at home.

I am a keen TV series watcher when the series grabs me, I have seen all the I guess big well known series. In addition to this since I was a boy have enjoyed wrestling, in the main WWE, however TNA and also the mixed martial arts of MMA appeal to. You will see most of my reviews are WWE based.

Your Opinion Sucks

What’s the difference between a film critic and a film maker? A film maker actually knows when to shut up, which certainly explains my big mouth.

Partial to the weird and the grotesque, James is a wannabe filmmaker and actor, who got lucky and allowed to review some pictures, the Donnie in Will and Phil’s bowling team, forever on a quest flex the truth... that your opinion sucks!

Matt Duddy

Matt Duddy is a self confessed movie geek who emulated Tarantino by spending years working in his local video store feeding his compulsion for films.

An interest in Independent British film and everything action led to him becoming a reviewer and interviewer for renowned UK publication COMBAT Magazine. Matt has also been stand in co-host on Filmsploitation as well.


Combat Magazine ran until 2012. For over 30 years it was the leading UK magazine for martial artists. From 2008-2012 Phil Hobden was the film and TV editor and chief media writer for the magazine.

The Combat series brings back some of the best and most interesting interviews, articles and content from those marvellous years from a host of great writers!


I am Bob and I’m talking about films, old and new.


Josh has seen loads of films. Mostly Disney. Phil has seen loads of films that Josh should have seen but hasn't. Join Phil as he takes Josh through an education in movies - Film by Film.

Education of Josh.. a fortnightly 'clash' of Millennial Vs a non Millennial as Phil (Ross And Phil Talk Movies) attempts to educate Josh (The Smoking Lamb) on some of cinemas best cult and classic movies.