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3-Minute Tales of Weird and Wonderful Kiwis from Loading Docs

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from The Screening Room September 01 2015,

Loading Docs is a unique launchpad for local documentaries that are only three minute long. It’s a programme that also helps to nurture and promote Kiwi filmmaking talent. This month in the Show Me Shorts Screening Room, writer Tim Lambourne showcases three of the best new Loadings docs films. I often find myself engaging in ... Read on.

September 01 2015,

Review: A Walk in the Woods

by Adam Fresco, from Reviews

In a bid to “sneak in one last adventure before it’s too late”, Robert Redford (as author Bill Bryson) is joined by Nick Nolte (as his grizzled old pal, Katz) on a gruelling hike along the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail, ... Read on.

Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews August 31 2015,

After The Fault in Our Stars, you’d figure there’d be no ground to cover in the coming-of-age-except-I-have-cancer-and-might-die-soon genre. But while Fault shakes its audience and yells “YOU WILL FEEL ALL THE SADNESS” into every eardrum, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl finds pleasure in making you laugh. And when that laughter loosens you up, that’s when the film goes ... Read on.

August 31 2015,

Weekly Movie Poll Results

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

Check the nation’s pulse with the results of each week’s extremely important movie poll. Who should play John Key in a movie? Which movie dinosaur is the bestest? Who would win a fight between Arnie, Stallone and ... Read on.

Trailer for Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ – The Unhappiest Place On Earth

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News August 28 2015,

In what could be argued as the spiritual successor to his excellent documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, elusive street artist Banksy has opened up a gigantic art installation called ‘Dismaland’. This bemusement park – open for five weeks only in England – contains a wealth of attractions and exhibitions created by over 50 contributors ... Read on.

Quizzing: Movies Based on Videogames

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News August 28 2015,

Now that Hitman: Agent 47 is currently in cinemas alongside Video Games: The Movie available on VOD, we’re quizzing you on videogame-to-film adaptations! With Vacation in cinemas this week, we’re testing your knowledge of road trip movies… Put pedal to the metal! Topic? Who needs a topic? Just get stuck into answering these questions already ... Read on.

August 27 2015,

Review: Ricki and the Flash

by Giles Hardie, from Reviews

There is an infinitesimal danger in an actress attaining the standing of Meryl Streep. Alongside the incredible body of work, the boggling amounts of talent and delightful self-deprecating charm comes the capacity to make any... Read on.