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Review: Lucy

by Steve Newall, from Reviews August 21 2014,

Luc Besson hasn’t helmed a ludicrous sci-fi flick since The Fifth Element, though he’s been a successful hands-on producer of a string of hits in the interim – Taken, The Transporter, and so on. With Lucy he follows this high star-power, mid-budget formula, casting Scarlett Johansson as an unwitting drug mule transformed by the experimental chemical inside her, a substance ... Read on.

August 20 2014,

Review: 20,000 Days on Earth

by Adam Fresco, from Reviews

Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard combine documentary and drama, music and musings on life, in a portrait of Australian musician Nick Cave as he spends his 20,000th day on Earth. For some, it’ll be a dreamlike, day-in... Read on.

August 19 2014,

Shelf Life #17

by Aaron Yap, from The B-Roll

We haven’t heard from Aaron Yap and his collection of back-catalogue rocks and diamonds for a while –  but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been watching ‘em! Read on for what sound like one of the b... Read on.

Kickboxing ‘The Expendables’

by Daniel Rutledge, from Fists, Bullets and Blades August 19 2014,

A year or so back, Sylvester Stallone tweeted that he thought The Expendables 3 could top The Raid. It doesn’t. It doesn’t even top Daylight. The first Expendables I actually dug for a few reasons. Firstly, it had Arnie onscreen, which at the time was a huge nostalgic joy just by itself. To have him ... Read on.

August 19 2014,

Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews

Often with foodie films, the filmmakers treat the on-screen dishes like Michael Bay treats women: they tart the subject up and use glistening gratuitous close-ups with the intention of making the audience drool. But in this a... Read on.

New Look German Film Festival Launches 2014 Programme

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News August 18 2014,

From the origins of football in Germany to a Kiwi musician helping Germans rediscover their musical roots, the new look Goethe-Institut German Film Festival has a lot to offer. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 25 films (18 feature films and 7 short films) showcase very different facets of ... Read on.

August 15 2014,

Nail your short film script

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

By Gina Dellabarca from Show Me Shorts So you’ve got a great idea for a short film. If you’re not an experienced writer and you don’t have one on board, here are some tips and advice for turning your premise into a work... Read on.

August 14 2014,

Review: The Expendables 3

by Tony Stamp, from Reviews

The 3rd instalment of this testosterone-heavy franchise improves on its predecessor in at least one way: it capitalizes on its stunt casting, giving Gibson, Ford, Snipes and Grammer actual roles to play. Their screen time is ... Read on.

RIP: Robin Williams

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News August 13 2014,

Robin Williams’ tragic passing on Monday has been marked by an outpouring of tributes from colleagues, admirers and family. Here’s a collection of those from obits, Twitter and press statements. Ben Affleck (via Twitter)- “Robin had a ton of love & did so much for so many. He made Matt & my dreams come true. ... Read on.

August 12 2014,

The Japanese Film Festival is coming this November

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

Experience the largest Japanese Film Festival outside of Japan, boasting the latest contemporary titles that attracted 25,000 people nationwide last year. The 18th Japanese Film Festival (JFF) will begin its national tour sta... Read on.

August 12 2014,

Home Video Guide – August 2014

by Steve Newall, from News

A quick glance down this list of direct-to-video content this month shows there’s a healthy bunch of drama, Asian action, black comedy, indie horror, LARP comedy and more drama to get stuck into. Throw a few classic rei... Read on.