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Review: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder

by Adam Fresco, from Reviews July 03 2015,

Jo Nesbø’s the Norwegian author of Headhunters and Jackpot, hard-boiled crime thrillers, adapted into cracking movies. He’s also author of children’s book Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder, now a movie by Arild Fröhlich, director of the fun, but resolutely un-politically-correct Norwegian black comedy Fatso. With Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder, Fröhlich delights in delivering another fun, but resolutely un-PC charmer in this crude, ... Read on.

July 02 2015,

Review: Terminator: Genisys

by Steve Newall, from Reviews

Arnie’s back, finally in a role that’s befitting the concept of his comeback. Yes, there are a few too many gags about his advancing years, but his return to being the Terminator is a welcome sight. As for the rest of the... Read on.

Review: The Emperor’s New Clothes

by Steve Newall, from Reviews July 02 2015,

If you loathe Russell Brand, then it’s hardly rocket science that you should avoid The Emperor’s New Clothes, a doco in the vein of Michael Moore that sees him take on the social inequities of free market capitalism and barely regulated finance. Others may be pleasantly surprised that his polemical tendencies are restrained in a ... Read on.

July 02 2015,

Review: The Falling

by Dominic Corry, from Reviews

The prospect of a film inspired by a notorious 1960s fainting epidemic is an enticing one indeed, considering how under-exploited the incident has been in popular culture. Also enticing is the notion of seeing Arya Stark gr... Read on.

Audio: Radio Hauraki film reviews

by Steve Newall, from Reviews July 02 2015,

Having conned the powers-that-be at Radio Hauraki into believing he has a doctorate in film, each Thursday morning Flicks.co.nz Editor Steve Newall joins The Hauraki Breakfast with Matt, Jeremy & Laura to talk new releases and other movie news. We’ll post the audio here, and you can revel in the power of radio.   July ... Read on.

June 29 2015,

48Hours Playlist: Great Non-Finalists of 2015

by Liam Maguren, from News

The Grand Finalists for this year’s 48Hours Furious Filmmaking competition have been announced, a heavily delayed announcement due to this year “being the most intense and tight judging in 48HOURS history!” ... Read on.

June 26 2015,

Review: Love & Mercy

by Steve Newall, from Reviews

A fascinating life does not necessarily a fascinating biopic make. Thankfully Love & Mercy zeroes in on two specific phases of Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s troubled life, sparing us the dreary chore of ticking off all signi... Read on.

Review: Minions

by Giles Hardie, from Reviews June 26 2015,

If you’re reading this, you’re probably too old for Minions. That’s the sad reality of the spin-off from the Despicable Me franchise. The banana-loving Minions have been granted centre stage for a film – a prequel in fact – of their own, and the result is far more kids-only than either of those featuring Gru. There is always ... Read on.

June 26 2015,

Review: Ted 2

by Giles Hardie, from Reviews

In 2012 Seth MacFarlane gave us Ted, the tale of a pot smoking, foul-mouthed, womanising teddy bear still best friends (or thunderbuddies) with Johnny (Mark Wahlberg) who brought him to life with a childhood wish. It was ver... Read on.

June 25 2015,

Review: Far from the Madding Crowd

by Leonie Hayden, from Reviews

A handsome adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 serial-turned-novel, bolstered by top-shelf casting and a star turn by the English countryside. After discovering an uncle has bequeathed his farm to her, orphaned heroine Bathsh... Read on.