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Coming Attractions: April

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News March 31 2015,

Two gigantic franchises look set to divide a substantial chunk of April’s box office between them, but that’s not all that is on offer – or that we are excited about – in the month of movies. Documentary, drama, animation, and a killer horror also vie for attention, meaning there’s plenty for those not enamoured ... Read on.

March 30 2015,

5 Films to Help You Get Over the Black Caps Loss

by Liam Maguren, from Lists

Last night, the Black Caps ended a superb World Cup performance by losing the final to Australia. As if that mouthful of suck salad wasn’t hard enough for our country to chew, half of New Zealand is probably hungover today ... Read on.

Who should play John Key in a movie? NZ says…

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News March 30 2015,

Last week we asked you who would best bring our Prime Minister to life on the big screen. New Zealand’s choice? Bob Odenkirk, who plays shifty layer Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Read into that what you will. Funny men Steve Coogan and Adam Sandler came in as second and third ... Read on.

March 26 2015,

Review: Cinderella

by Giles Hardie, from Reviews

If a film review’s purpose is to inform you whether a movie delivers on its promise, then covering Disney’s live action Cinderella remake is the simplest and happiest of tasks for a critic. Quite simply this Cinderella... Read on.

March 26 2015,

Review: Infinitely Polar Bear

by Leonie Hayden, from Reviews

If your experience of having an alcoholic parent with bipolar disorder isn’t particularly rosy then this film may not resonate with you. Writer/director Maya Forbes introduces us to her own father via this semi-autobiograph... Read on.

Review: Get Hard

by Steve Newall, from Reviews March 26 2015,

Don’t get overly excited by this comparison, but remember when Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor could get a movie made around them just because of their chemistry? That’s what Get Hard is relying on, with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart spending the film bouncing off one another and, well, that’s basically it. The sense that this is ... Read on.

March 26 2015,

Top 10 Classic Movie Cars

by Steve Newall, from Lists

With eagerly-awaited new instalments in the Fast & Furious and Mad Max series rolling into cinemas over the next couple of months, as well as our own petrolhead proclivities, we got to thinking about the most iconic cars ... Read on.

March 25 2015,

Review: Shaun the Sheep

by Adam Fresco, from Reviews

Judging by the giggles of the kids I took, Shaun and his pals provide a delightful, if undemanding, treat. Setting out from Mossy Bottom Farm to the Big City, the flock search for their farmer, who loses his memory only to ga... Read on.

Should New Zealand Choose Netflix? (A Handy Guide to Kiwi VOD Services)

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News March 25 2015,

Netflix has finally descended upon Aotearoa like an enormous black obelisk, but before we circle around and go ape over this foreign Godsend, we should also take a good hard look at the other On Demand options available to Kiwi film-lovers (this exempts TV-only options like Spark’s Lightbox). We’re constantly adding On Demand options to ... Read on.

March 20 2015,

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Tickets Now On Sale

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

Marvel’s mega-sequel lands in cinemas April 23rd and tickets have started to go on sale. Follow the links below to book. Writer-director Joss Whedon returns with the original cast, alongside newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johns... Read on.

March 19 2015,

Review: Run All Night

by Tony Stamp, from Reviews

Liam Neeson’s late-career transformation into action star has yielded more interesting results than you might expect. Taken was novel purely because of his involvement and is otherwise xenophobic nonsense, but The Grey ... Read on.