Dinner For Schmucks, Film, Movie, Review, The Flawed Guru

Dinner For Schmucks

There’s not a month that goes by where there isn’t a sequel or remake of an old classic Hollywood film, and what’s also common are remakes of overseas hits. Sometimes the Americans are so paranoid about the accents not being understood that they will happily even remake English language films into American versions. I wonder…

Daybreakers, Film, Movie, Review, The Flawed Guru

Daybreakers

A few years back a great Australian film came out called Undead, in which twin brother filmmakers, The Spierig Brothers, gave us a low budget, but very high concept, horror comedy. Having done most of the CG (computer graphics) themselves, the film punched above its weight. However, I feel it didn’t bring in as large…

Aloha, Film, Movie, Review, The Flawed Guru

Aloha

Over the years I’ve seen just over half of Cameron Crowe’s films, and of those, I’ve really liked three of them. One though I thought was pretty damn average, that being his 2011 film, We Bought A Zoo. Not having seen the others means I can’t speculate on their quality, but with a hit rate…

Resident Evil, Film, Movie, Review, The Flawed Guru

Resident Evil 1, 2, and 3

Though I have been a ‘gamer’ since I was a kid, I never played a Resident Evil game until recently with the new Resident Evil 5, although I only played a few levels. The games are called ‘survival horror’ and based on zombies running rampant through different settings such as cities, underground facilities, and now…

Unfinished Business, Film, Movie, Review, The Flawed Guru

Unfinished Business

Looking back at it, I remember seeing the trailer for Unfinished Business, but at the same time I remember nothing about it at all, which also makes me doubt if I ever saw it in the first place. Now having seen the film, it turns out I could easily have seen the trailer and not…

Under The Mountain, Film, Movie, Review, The Flawed Guru

Under The Mountain

Under The Mountain is a beloved ‘kidult’ book written by Maurice Gee and was made into an also beloved 8 part mini series in New Zealand back in 1981. So it’s taken a long time for it to be finally adapted into a feature length film, and it took one of the current golden boys…