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The Suicide Squad cast and director on their movie and John Cena’s… ability
“Because I was given so much freedom, I felt the responsibility to take risks.”
Take note, The Suicide Squad’s hilarious mayhem is a bloody delight
Might have more in common with The Boys than The Avengers.
Jungle Cruise is what you’d expect from a movie based on a cheesy theme park ride
Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt sail the Amazon in a chaotic but vanilla SFX-filled adventure.
Thomasin McKenzie tells us about returning home for The Justice of Bunny King
“Doing a film where I was supposed to use my Kiwi accent felt really weird.”
Seeing M. Night Shyamalan’s Old shouldn’t feel this tiring or tedious
What feels like an interesting Twilight Zone premise ends up a drag to sit through.
Gunpowder Milkshake is a stylish, brutal and fast-paced action pic
“The action is beautifully choreographed, very creative, and surprisingly graphic.”
15 films we’re excited to see in cinemas this winter
The next few months may be chilly, but things are heating up in cinemas.
Sparks for Sparks’ sake: Edgar Wright’s doco The Sparks Brothers
A tone of caring fandom infuses this look at 50 fascinating years of music and art.
Spirited Away returns to cinemas for its 20th anniversary
Studio Ghibli’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece makes a welcome return.
Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers arrives in select cinemas next month
Everyone’s about to discover the uniqueness of cult favourites Sparks.
We’re not kidding – 10 iconic Charlie Chaplin films are coming to cinemas
As The Kid prepares to turn 100, Chaplin’s coming back to the big screen.
A Vintage Cabaret Cinema is screening classics in Auckland this week
Includes legendary midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
In The Heights breathes new life into the old-fashioned cinema musical
“They don’t make musicals like they used to.” Adam Fresco reckons they just did.
Watch the first 8 minutes of In The Heights
Already called the US’s “movie of the summer”, this hip-hop musical might just warm up our Kiwi winter.
Hugh Jackman and Lisa Joy explain their sci-fi noir Reminiscence
Watch the new Reminiscence trailer and learn more about the upcoming film.
Conjuring sequel is a good, entertaining thriller, twistier than its predecessors
“Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are great, and downright adorable as The Warrens.”
A Quiet Place Part II has finally snuck into cinemas
Scares come sooner than expected with early arrival of horror sequel.
Angelina Jolie’s star power can’t save lukewarm thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead
Taylor Sheridan pic is a star vehicle that can’t decide what makes her a star.
Spiral turns back to the same old tricks that made people sick of Saw films
Chris Rock can command the screen if given the right material. This is not the right material.
Spiral: From the Book of Saw is the latest in a long line of horror franchise reinventions
We examine the best and worst examples of horror franchise reinvention and rebooting.
Prepare to fall in love with Florian Habicht’s James & Isey
A singular look into the lives of an intriguing, incredibly lovable mother and son.
The 2021 French Film Festival Aotearoa brings an impressive programme to cinemas
An enticing selection of French noir, drama, comedy and more…