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Sandow | Average Guy Movie Review

Eugen Sandow (Timo Kervinen) was a German bodybuilder. He is responsible for the development of a lot of modern day exercise techniques and equipment. His Institutes of Physical Culture were the basis of the modern gym, where members of the public were taught methods of exercise, weight training and diet. He even wrote a series of books in which the phrase 'bodybuilding' was coined. And it's for this reason he is known as the "father of modern bodybuilding". This is the story of the man, told from the point of view of his protégé, Launceston Elliot (Alexander Cooper).




In this biopic, Writer/Director Alexander Cooper charts the rise and fall of this legendary athlete. From his humble beginnings performing in circuses and strongmen competitions, to his time working with Florenz Ziegfeld (Olivier Maigniez) touring the world and the adultery and money troubles that would plague him in later life.


Kervinen does a great job of bringing this complicated character to life…

Parallel | Average Guy Movie Review

According to the multiverse theory, there are an infinite number of parallel universes. And each one could contain a parallel version of every one of us, some quite similar, and some very different. What would you do if you could see life through the eyes of just one of your "parallels"? That's the question new couple Heather (Faye Sewell) and Neil (David Magowan) have to ask themselves when they meet Machlis (Brian Carter), a medium who can show them the other side. Directed by Ieva Makselyte, produced by Alexander Cooper, written by David Magowan and inspired by erotic thrillers of the 1990's, Parallel is a dark look at obsession and the multiverse theory.



Have Heather and Neil been brainwashed, or is all this real?For some the idea of seeing yourself in a parallel universe would be a nightmare. Machlis could be a fraud, looking to hypnotise you in order to rob you blind. But for others it wouldn't matter, the service Machlis provides could be a way of living ou…