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RN 2/17: More than one kind of grunge

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Kailey and Dan review Pitch Perfect 2 plus documentaries That Sugar Film, Cobain: Montage of Heck and The Ground We Won. Kailey also reveals the first titles in this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.

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RN 2/16: Universal

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Dan and Kailey are joined by Andy James, one of the world’s foremost experts on the MCU (or Marvel Cinematic Universe) to discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron and how all the pieces are supposed to fit together. Also reviewed, the much more serious Age of Adaline and Testament of Youth.

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RN 2/15: Multi-dimensional

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Kailey and Dan are joined by Miriam Ross from Victoria University to talk about her new book about 3D (3D Cinema: Optical Illusions and Tactile Experiences and to review Fast & Furious 7. Also discussed: Samba, Woman in Gold and The Book of Life.

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RN 2/14: Urgent

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After an unexpected three week break, Kailey and Dan return to talk about the movies Insurgent and Cinderella, Dan’s recent trip to Buenos Aires and the new Pukeko Pictures/ITV co-production reimagining of the legendary TV series Thunderbirds (featuring a Q&A with Sir Richard Taylor, director David Scott and Pukeko CEO Andrew Smith). To see some behind-the-scenes pics from the Thunderbirds Are Go set check out the show notes below.

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RN 2/13: High Society

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Dan and Kailey are joined by president of the Wellington Film Society Chris Hormann to talk about this year’s programme (mostly shared with the rest of the country), the importance of film societies in a world where theatrical presentation is becoming rare for arthouse films. The trio also discuss current releases The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Jupiter Ascending, Focus and others.

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Mark Wahlberg continues to polarize opinion regarding his acting prowess, but what certainly doesn’t help his sway is taking on parts that don’t help his credentials in anyway. Yes, on paper you could argue that Rupert Wyatt’s remake of the classic The Gambler had all the makings of all a solid film. However, after the film unceremoniously flopped at the tail end of 2014, many have questioned whether Wahlberg will now relinquish his acting duties for the time being and head behind the camera for an extended amount of time.

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