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Review: The Wedding Ringer

by Dominic Corry, from Reviews January 23 2015,

I go into every movie trying to like it. I have a very low comedy threshold. I like Kevin Hart. I lamented Ride Along going straight to DVD in this country. I rented it and enjoyed it. I like Josh Gad. He was good in the underrated sex addiction movie Thanks For Sharing. I can easily get onboard ... Read on.

January 22 2015,

Review: Still Alice

by Rebecca Barry Hill, from Reviews

Anyone with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s, or any other neurological disorder, will find this harrowing account of one woman’s struggle with the disease painfully honest. It’s no wonder tissues were handed out ... Read on.

January 22 2015,

Review: Unbroken

by Aaron Yap, from Reviews

Louis Zamperini’s story is an awe-inspiring triumph-of-the-human-spirit tale if there ever was one. The former Italian-American athlete, who was once one of the fastest high school runners ever recorded and competed in the ... Read on.

What’s Up With That ‘Birdman’ Ending?

by Liam Maguren, from A Man Of 100 Words January 22 2015,

I love Birdman. If that film was a person, I’d make a life-sized cut-out of it, take a selfie of us together, and update my relationship status. Does that sound creepy? It probably is, but love often isn’t rational, and I irrationally love this film. But even with my restraining-order-provoking love for this film, that ... Read on.

Review: Wild

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews January 19 2015,

Reese Witherspoon teams with director Jean-Marc Vallée, the man who helped Matthew McConaughey score an Academy Award with Dallas Buyers Club. Following her respectable turns in Mud and The Good Lie, Witherspoon continues her own McConnaissance (Reese-urrection?) with this affecting journeywoman’s drama – an uphill voyage that starts from rock bottom. Based on her own memoir of the experience, ... Read on.

January 16 2015,

Nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

It’s that time again, that time where film lovers across the globe cast a loving/cynical glance at The Academy’s picks for the best of the cinema year. You can cheer/boo at what the film board did/did not consider... Read on.

Sean Penn is ‘The Gunman’ – New trailer and exclusive pics

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News January 15 2015,

Sean Penn hasn’t wielded a handgun as a hero for almost a decade, but does so as The Gunman opposite fellow acting heavyweights Idris Elba (Pacific Rim), Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast) and Javier Bardem (Skyfall). In this action thriller (from the director of Taken) Penn plays a veteran assassin ready to retire – but the organisation that he ... Read on.

January 15 2015,

Review: Birdman

by Matt Glasby, from Reviews

It’s very rare you find a film unlike any you’ve ever seen before, but Birdman, co-written and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful, Babel) more than fits the bill. You could describe it as Magno... Read on.

January 14 2015,

Review: American Sniper

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews

He might not make an impact with his portrayal of rugby (Invictus), spirituality (Hereafter) or larger-than-life figures (J. Edgar), but Clint Eastwood is a cine-messiah when crafting stories about war (Flags of Our Fathers,... Read on.