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April 17 2014,

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

by Tony Stamp, from Reviews

Rushed into development by Sony before they lost the rights to the character, 2012′s The Amazing Spider-Man was unsettlingly familiar, the previous incarnation of the web-slinger having been on screen just five years ... Read on.

April 17 2014,

Review: The LEGO Movie

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews

A five star film is often perceived as either ‘an emotionally crippling experience’ or ‘cinema on the brink of revolutionary’. While The LEGO Movie certainly isn’t an intense psychoanalytical musing on the human c... Read on.

Review: The Other Woman

by Dominic Corry, from Reviews April 17 2014,

A frivolous comedy like The Other Woman must be taken with a grain of salt. But even if you turn up to the cinema with a truck load of Sodium Chloride, your patience will be tried. On paper, all the elements are here – hot female comedy cast (Cameron Diaz; Leslie Mann) including a chesty model (Kate ... Read on.

April 16 2014,

Review: The Invisible Woman

by Adam Fresco, from Reviews

Ralph Fiennes follows up his powerful directorial debut Coriolanus with this beautifully-crafted tale, in which he stars as married author Charles Dickens, depicting his secret love affair with Nelly Ternan. As played by Fe... Read on.

April 16 2014,

Review: Rio 2

by Adam Fresco, from Reviews

Here’s the short version: “Loved Rio? You’ll love Rio 2.” Kids in search of holiday film fun will eat up the further antics of Blu (the blue feathered Spix’s macaw, voiced by Jesse Eisenberg), as he, his wife Jewel ... Read on.

Review: Like Father, Like Son

by Aaron Yap, from Reviews April 16 2014,

Perhaps Japan’s finest cinematic chronicler of familial dynamics since Yasujiro Ozu, Hirokazu Koreeda has crafted another touching, engrossing, masterfully nuanced film with Like Father, Like Son, which explores the effects of a baby-switching fiasco on the sensitive bonds of early child-and-parenthood. Koreeda poses a tricky question: if you discover that the child you’ve been raising for ... Read on.

Best of the Best (and the sequel)

by Daniel Rutledge, from Fists, Bullets and Blades April 15 2014,

I didn’t start this blog with the intention of it talking about The Raid 2: Berandal every edition, but it’s kind of worked out that way. For 6 of the 8 entries thus far, anyway. The Raid 2 has made it to New Zealand cinemas and I can say it delivers on the exceptionally high ... Read on.

April 10 2014,

I survived a Lars von Trier marathon

by Liam Maguren, from A Man Of 100 Words

Nymphomaniac has arrived fresh from the mind of Lars von Trier, the (in)famous Danish director known for throwing everything that is horrible about humanity into a sausage-grinder and smearing that meaty ugliness beautifully ... Read on.