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Gods Of Egypt – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: By all traditional measures (and many non traditional ones for that matter) Gods Of Egypt is a terrible film. Hell even my my lofty standards of terrible this film is a new bench mark.  The acting (well over acting – yes step forward Mr Butler), the sub 90’s CGI effects and a script that was written on ... Read More »

X-Men Apocalypse – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: X-Men Apocalypse is pretty much your typical modern Summer superhero sequel event film.  A wealth of characters played by the hottest up and coming actors, a paper thin plot that makes almost no sense when laid out in the light of day, a pretty pointless bad guy that has some global domination plot and some (occasionally) good to (frequently) ... Read More »

Eye In The Sky – Motion Picture Maniac

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I think about the only reason to not see this movie is if you have some kind of heart condition because Eye In The Sky made my heart thump and pound so fast I thought it was going to burst from my chest like a new born xenomorph. Guys, I am a hardened veteran of cinema, I have seen some ... Read More »

Cabin Fever (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Ugh.  If ever a remake didn’t need to be, this “Lets use the exact script and almost film shot of shot” version of Eli Roth’s original Cabin Fever rates right up there with that horrid Psycho movie.  Nothing here really works, much like it didn’t the first time.  Vapid characters, piss poor script and scares right ... Read More »

Blog: Call me Lucky – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Barry Crimmins is not a comedian you’ve probably heard of.  But, sadly, the story of how he the renowned firebrand comedian is.  A film that covers abuse, betrayal and everything in between, Call Me Lucky goes deep into the psychology of a what makes a comedian.  It’s not always easy, it’s not always fun but it ... Read More »

Blog: Legend – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Ultimately Legend is a film that is made or broken on it’s performances and in this case what you have is probably one of Tom Hardy’s best as he plays both Ronnie and Reggie Kray.  Aside from that simply stunning central performance the rest of the film is a bit hit and miss.  With a voice ... Read More »

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2016… So Far! (Updated: 7th May 2016)

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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: Room (8/10) The Big Short (8/10) Creed (8/10) Dead pool (8/10) Spotlight (8/10) Honourable Mentions:  Zootropolis (8/10), Batman Vs Superman Dawn Of Justice (7/10), Captain America Civil War (7/10) Worst Films Of 2016… ... Read More »

Blog: Triple 9 – A Quick Capsule Review

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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 ... Read More »

Blog: Daddy’s Home – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Okay this shouldn’t work.  A cheap feeling lowest common denominator comedy starring I still don’t get him Will Ferrell and really, in a comedy? Mark Wahlberg.  Yet oddly (and purely down to the chemistry between the leads) this, mostly does work. Okay it’s far from the sparkling wit of a Woody Allen film but this film has ... Read More »