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Paul | Average Guy Movie Review | Movierob's Genre Grandeur

This month I was asked to choose the genre for Movierob's Genre Grandeur. Having studied the list of genres that have gone before, I realised there was one that hadn't been chosen...road trip movies. There are so many great road trip movies; Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Smokey and the Bandit, Thelma and Louise, Midnight Run, Due Date, Fanboys, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Dumb and Dumber, and even one called Road Trip. 

Most of them involve crazy adventures, insane stunts, a lot of bickering and laughing and many modes of transport. Although I don't think any of them ever found an alien, which is exactly what happens in the movie I've chosen to review; "Paul". After visiting Comic Con, Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost) travel across the US visiting famous UFO related locations. Along the way they pick up Paul, an alien on the run from the government, who they have to help get home before the "Big Guy" catches up with them.

Paul - the concep…

Anticipated Movies of 2018

2018 is nearly here and with it comes a years worth of highly anticipated movies, here are a few to look forward to:

Molly's Game - 1st January
In his directorial debut, Aaron Sorkin tells the story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain). Bloom - a former Olympic Skier - ran underground poker games for the Hollywood elite, eventually becoming the target of an FBI investigation.

All the Money in the World - 5th January
In 1973 John Paul Getty III - grandson of the wealthiest man on the planet - was kidnapped by the Mafia and held for ransom. But Grandad refused to pay leaving JP III to suffer 5 months of brutal captivity and his mother Gail Harris (Michelle Williams) fighting to bring him home. Her only help, Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg), an ex-CIA Agent working as a Fixer for John Paul Getty I.

Darkest Hour - 12th January
Winston Churchill is brought to life by an almost unrecognisable Gary Oldman. Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour tells the story of Churchill's first 4 weeks in off…

A Legacy of Whining | Average Guy Movie Review

Two school friends reunite after 30 years to reminisce over the past. Mitch (Ross Munro), a failed actor and hopeless optimist who continually moans about everything (apparently) being better when he was younger, and Dunc (Robert David Duncan), a man so deep into a viagra-fuelled mid-life crisis he fails to see how empty and meaningless his life has become, devoid of any real human contact. Over the course of one surreal evening the pair come to realise that the past ain't all it's cracked up to be!

As with all good buddy comedies, A Legacy of Whining takes two polar opposites and forces them together. The result of which, in short they drive each other crazy - rather hilariously in places. After a bizarre wait at the airport, Mitch takes Dunc on a drive around the city, visiting their old haunts. The first thing you learn is that these two remember their childhood very differently, Mitch's hopelessly optimistic nostalgia clashing with Dunc's miserable cynicism. It'…