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‘French Exit’ – Review

Three-time Academy Award nominee and bonafide Hollywood star Michelle Pfeiffer gives the performance of her career in the eccentric and whimsical drama French Exit. And for those who are seeking something different this one really delivers. “My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but […]

Auckland Arts Festival 2021 – Five events to look forward too

It’s fun to be back at Level One and it’s great to see so many people out and about enjoying themselves right now, and one massive event that locals can get behind is this year’s Auckland Arts Festival. Celebrating the best of the arts and performance right across Auckland, Auckland Arts Festival has been extended […]

Take your first look at ‘Vegas’

This autumn, TVNZ 2 is showcasing premium drama, with local action-thriller series Vegas premiering with a cast of incredibly talented wāhine and tāne. A drug deal gone wrong on a blood-stained night sets off a chain of events for dangerous factions and an innocent bystander. Eds Eramiha (The Legend of Baron To’a) plays protagonist Kingi, […]

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ – ‘The Star-Spangled Man’ – Review

Last week’s episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier left things on a major cliffhanger with the appearance of a brand new Captain America, and things are about to get heated in the new episode, ‘The Star-Spangled Man’. There’s a new shield carrier now in the Marvel Cinematic Walker, and John Walker (Wyatt Russell), the […]

The first trailer for James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ is here

Get ready for the crazy, because the first trailer for writer-director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is here and this one promises all kind of crazy action and long-time DC fans will be pumped for just how mad this film is gonna be. Watch the brand new trailer below: Here’s the official synopsis: Imprisoned convicts […]

‘Godzilla vs Kong’ – Review

Godzilla. Kong. Two titans who have loomed large over the earth and stood as primordial guards of our vast and evolving ecosystem. But there can only be one heavyweight champion, and these two colossal monsters are ready to rage it out in an intense showing and make no mistake this is blockbuster cinema at its […]

‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ and the magic of concert cinema

Recently I was very fortunate and extremely lucky to be invited to 2021’s Auckland Arts Festival’s fantastic showing of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert, and what made this showing of this classic film even more exciting was that it was set to a beautiful live-orchestral accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. A crowd of excited […]

The ‘Justice League’ sequels that could have been

Zack Snyder’s Justice League has taken the world by storm, and audiences were treated to an incredible piece of cinema that truly captured the essence of these iconic characters, and this 4-hour epic was an amazing piece of cinema that audiences have devoured, and with good measure. Following the success of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, […]

‘Nobody’ – Review

What happens when an ordinary joe….who isn’t quite so ordinary, suddenly snaps and unleashes the beast? That’s exactly where director Ilya Naishuller and star Bob Odenkirk take us in the totally out-of-control and gnarly crime-thriller-comedy that is Nobody. And trust us when we see that this one is totally insane and hits with the force […]

Alan Ritchson talks ‘Jack Reacher’ Amazon series

Amazon Prime is fast becoming the place to be for original content, and one of their most exciting upcoming series will be a long-form adaptation of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series. Last year we learnt that rising star Alan Ritchson (Titans) had been cast to talk on the role of ex-military policeman and wandering hero […]