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This is why ‘Wonder Woman’ is so important

The scene comes about halfway into Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, and it’s about as carefully prepared and elegantly executed a reveal as you’ll find this side of The Third Man. Our heroine, Diana (aka Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman), is being spirited through the foxholes of Western Front (the story is mostly set during WWI, more on the […]

Stephen Colbert predicts the plot of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Stephen Colbert is late-night television’s most prominent geek culture aficionado. His devotion to Lord of the Rings is well known, with director Peter Jackson commenting that “I have never met a bigger Tolkien geek in my life.” However, Colbert’s geek cred is not just limited to Middle Earth. When the first full-length Star Wars: The Force Awakens […]

Five Reasons to Watch ‘Bridge of Spies’

The art of solid storytelling has returned to movie theaters with Steven Spielberg’s Cold War spy thriller Bridge of Spies; a taut, layered and assured take on a true-life espionage tale. The film sees the legendary director reunite with Tom Hanks for a fourth time, and the ever-reliable pair deliver a flick that is destined to be praised as one of the […]

Four Reasons To Watch ‘The Martian’

The Martian is a gritty, and often amusing, survivalist tale that follows astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) after he is stranded on Mars when his crew is forced to leave without him. Based on the best-selling book by Andy Weir, The Martian is one of Ridley Scott’s best films in nearly 15 years, and riffs off […]

Shawn’s Rundown On ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the sequel to last year’s surprise hit The Maze Runner, is considerably darker and more frightening that its predecessor, but still delivers the same suspense and exquisitely shot action sequences that fans of author James Dashner’s young adult trilogy have come to expect. The Scorch Trials picks up just after […]

Ant-Man Gives Big Look To A Miniature Hero With New Posters

The Marvel Universe is about to get a whole lot smaller thanks to the introduction of brand new hero Ant-Man, and in the lead up to the release of the film, a plethora of slightly quirky posters have been released showcasing the cast, and the powers of Scott Lang/Ant-Man. In addition to the main cast […]

Johnny Depp Is The Original Irish Gangster In Black Mass

Johnny Depp is back, and this time he’s getting criminal in the intense new trailer for Black Mass. With Black Mass director Scott Cooper (Out Of The Furnace) tells the terrifying true story of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger (Depp), the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston. While […]

The Ground We Won: a breathtaking examination into rural life and rugby

Rugby is the lifeblood of rural New Zealand communities and both rugby and farming are heavily branded as symbols of New Zealand’s national identity. But what does rugby actually mean to the farmers who play it? That is what documentarians Chris Pryor and Miriam Smith (How Far Is Heaven) set out to discover in their […]

Get Your Crazy On With Mad Max: Fury Road

Two exciting new teasers have just been released for Max Max: Fury Road, and promise that crazy is coming back to cinemas! Both teasers present a quick, and kinetic glimpse at the baying madness that awaits audiences on May 14, showcasing some sweet new footage of a muzzled up Max, as well as new shots of Nicholas Hoult’s Nux, and the […]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer

For those of you who want to experience the joy of watching DC’s two greatest heroes go toe-to-toe in glorious high definition – your prayers have been answered. “That’s how it starts. The fever, the rage…” Watch the official trailer for ‪#‎BatmanvSuperman‬: Dawn of Justice below.