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Liam Maguren from flicks.co.nz joins Dan and Kailey to review the cross-cultural korma that is The Hundred-Foot Journey (starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri) and the explosive nostalgia-fest of Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables 3. Listen for a chance to win Glenn Kenny’s book Robert De Niro: Anatomy of an Actor (Glenn was interviewed in last week’s episode). Right-click to download this …

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RN 1/9: Anatomy of a Rock

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Dan and Kailey are joined by Mark Roulston to talk about his website Cinema Aotearoa and to review Dwayne Johnson in Hercules. Dan interviews Glenn Kenny about his new book, De Niro: Anatomy of an Actor. Also featuring — to Dan’s chagrin — the return of the Two Word Review. Right-click to download this episode! Show notes: Mark’s site: Cinema Aotearoa Glenn’s site: Some Came Running An excerpt from De …

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RN 1/8: 21 Gunn Salute

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Carter Nixon joins us to review the latest marvel from Marvel – Guardians of the Galaxy – and costume designer Kate Hawley (The Lovely Bones, The Hobbit, Pacific Rim, Edge of Tomorrow) is in the studio to talk about designing for Guillermo Del Toro and Tom Cruise. All that plus the usual mix of news, box …

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Last Thursday I managed to stop the car somewhere with four bars on the phone and chat to Lynn Freeman (sitting in for holidaying Kathryn Ryan) about The Dark Horse and a couple of other NZIFF titles on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon.

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By way of a sneak preview of a lot of what I will say on Rancho Notorious tonight, here’s this morning’s film segment from Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon.

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When we meet Texan man’s man Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) at the beginning of Dallas Buyers Club he is a mess – a shocking, disreputable, selfish combination of drunk, thief, womaniser and gambler. He doesn’t look so hot either. Soon after that, during a routine hospital check – routine for Ron is the equivalent of …

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