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.
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.
Dan and Kailey are joined by Sarah Reese, director of the Alliance Française French Film Festival, to talk about this year’s event which opened in Auckland on 19 February, and RNZ Afternoons reviewer Sarah McMullan and Kaarin Macaulay step up to discuss the hottest ticket in town, Fifty Shades of Grey.
Online commentator, reviewer and raconteur Steve Gray joins Kailey and Dan on the line from Hamilton, New Zealand, to help review Reese Witherspoon in Wild, Julianne Moore in Still Alice and Johnny Depp in Mortdecai. Steve also has top TV watching tips for 2015 including Adam Curtis’ Bitter Lake.
Dan and Kailey are joined by Steve Austin on the line from Auckland to talk about “Straight to Video”, his blog reviewing the increasing number of films that don’t get a theatrical release in New Zealand (including James Gray’s The Immigrant). He sticks around to help the team review Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper which stars Bradley Cooper as an all-American hero traumatised by the Iraq war.
Plus, Kailey interviews Tess and Jamie from the Circa Theatre production of Seed.