Shihad: Beautiful Machine, The Flawed Guru, Movie Review, Film Review

Shihad: Beautiful Machine

Having grown up being a massive hard rock and metal fan, and of course a kiwi, meant that Shihad was a band that was very much in my scope of interest in my younger years and late teens. In fact, until I started seeing some bigger international acts in the mid 2000’s, my best ever…

12 Years A Slave, The Flawed Guru, Movie Review, Film Review

12 Years A Salve

12 Years A Slave is an instant classic in my eyes, even if I base that purely on one thing. You see, there have only ever been 2 films I’ve seen in my life that have not just bought tears to my eyes, or maybe a slight sob, but instead actual pure unabashed cry filled…

The Decade Clock, The Flawed Guru

The Decade Clock

It’s been an interesting process digitizing all my old photos to Flickr, which I have been doing since the start of the year, having gone from 1981 to 1998 where I’m currently up to, and even though I spend most of the time dancing and singing along to my music that’s blasting in-between the scanning…

Saving Mr Banks, The Flawed Guru, Movie Review, Film Review

Saving Mr. Banks

I remember when I first saw the trailer for Saving Mr. Banks, and I thought it looked all right, but it didn’t exactly jump off the screen and grab my attention. It wasn’t until some friends started to mention that they saw it and were really surprised about what the film was, rather than about…

The Institute, The Flawed Guru, Movie Review, Film Review

The Institute

I’ve often said that if I had to lock down what my favourite genre of film may be, that I’d say documentary, as every other genre can be pretty hit and miss, but with documentaries, be they short or feature films, almost always have something important to say, and often quality of the production isn’t…

Robocop, The Flawed Guru, Movie Review, Film Review

Robocop

When you’re looking at what movies are currently on and trying to figure out what to watch, for me, it’s normally an easy choice, as either I’ve seen most things already, which means the options are limited, or if I haven’t been able to go for a while, I’ll just dig deep down into what…

Beauty And The Beast, The Flawed Guru, Movie Review, Film Review

Beauty And The Beast

When you’re growing up as a boy, your love for animated films is just as strong as it is for girls, though the ones that draw you in more are likely to be a little more aimed at the boys. That’s why I loved and watched The Lion King and Aladdin, but was never drawn…