Fringe, TV, Review, The Flawed Guru

Fringe

Now normally if I was to review a TV series, such as I did for Band of Brothers, I would watch the whole series before making my review. However, with the new series, Fringe, finally hitting our TV screens 9 months after it started in the States, and with the huge buzz that has come…

Pitch Perfect 2, Film, Movie, Review, The Flawed Guru

Pitch Perfect 2

There have been dance movies for a long time, even dating back to the golden age of cinema. There have also been musicals since the dawn of sound being introduced into cinema. So when people say things like Glee have changed things forever by making these genres cool, is kind of a short sighted view…

Fight Club, Film, Movie, Review, The Flawed Guru

Fight Club

Fight Club was a ground breaking film in many ways and made its director David Fincher, and lead actor Brad Pitt, launch into the top flight of Hollywood. Not only that but it brought a level of ‘cool’ which not many films to that date were able to achieve, but afterwards most films tried to…

Twilight, Film, Movie, Review, The Flawed Guru

Twilight

With the Twilight book series being such a huge phenomenon I was always going to get around to seeing the film, but when it hit cinemas I just never got around to seeing it. However, with New Moon, number two in the series, soon to hit cinemas, I thought it was time I gave Twilight…

Three Kingdoms Resurrection Of The Dragon, Film, Movie, Review, The Flawed Guru

Three Kingdoms:Resurrection of the Dragon

Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon was the 2nd film to come out of China in 2008 based on the Three Kingdoms time period of 169AD-280AD. Red Cliff, which I reviewed earlier this month, was the US$80 million epic by John Woo, whereas this film was the more modestly budgeted US$25 million epic by Daniel…

Smash Palace, Film, Movie, Review, Smash Palace

Smash Palace

Well I’ll continue my look back on New Zealand films this week with Roger Donaldson’s second feature film, Smash Palace. Coming out in 1981, the year of my birth, I have a strange affinity with this film, and not just because it’s as old as I am. It stars the brilliant Bruno Lawrence (R.I.P. 1995…

The Gunman, Film, Movie, Review, The Flawed Guru

The Gunman

These days I purposely keep myself away from film news sites unless it’s put in front of me, like on my Facebook news-feed. Because of this, films often don’t come onto my radar till I see the trailer. Even then there are films that I won’t even know exist till I check the film timetable…