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RN 3/5: Minion Impossible (You can have that idea for free, Hollywood!)

By Audio, Cinema, Rancho Notorious and Reviews

Kailey and Dan are joined by former Sight & Sound scribe Tom Webb, now res­id­ent in Wellington, to dis­cuss Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Woody Allen’s Irrational Man and Tom’s picks for this year’s NZIFF.

Warning! This fea­tures the most inept plot sum­mary of a block­buster movie this – or any – year.

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RN 1/8: 21 Gunn Salute

By Audio, Cinema, Rancho Notorious and Reviews

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 office stats and gos­sip from Dan and Kailey.

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Rancho Notorious 1/1: The Pilot

By Audio and Rancho Notorious
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Yup, this is what all the fuss has been about. The logo has been beau­ti­fully art dir­ec­ted by Alice Brash and designed by Lisa Moes. Now it’s up to us.

In which we iron out a few of the kinks and get an idea about what this thing actu­ally might resemble.

This week, Dan and Kailey are joined by TVNZ’s Darren Bevan to review Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars (star­ring Shailene Woodley) and NZ indie Fantail are reviewed and Sam McCosh reports from Australia on the Sydney Film Festival.

Thanks to all our pledgers — we give you all a shoutout in the show, espe­cially our exec­ut­ive producers.

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Cinematica 4/01: Back in the G.D.R.

By Audio and Cinematica

Cinematica_iTunes_200_cropThe former East Germany is the set­ting for Christian Petzold’s Barbara; Tom Cruise tempts fate with the dar­ingly titled Oblivion; zom­bies are brought back to life by love in Warm Bodies and we pre­view our i/v with Espen Sandberg, co-director of Kon-Tiki.

Review: Oblivion, Warm Bodies, Barbara, Performance, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and The Croods

By Cinema and Reviews

Oblivion_30_580 Last time we saw Tom Cruise he was known as Jack Reacher. Now, in Oblivion, his name is Jack Harper. What range! What diversity! You’d hardly recog­nise him. Harper is a main­ten­ance guy, repair­ing the drones that pro­tect giant machines that suck Earth’s oceans up to an enorm­ous space sta­tion orbit­ing above us, a space sta­tion that is going to take the few remain­ing sur­viv­ors of our pyrrhic vic­tory over invad­ing ali­ens on a final jour­ney away from a dev­ast­ated plan­et to a new life on Titan.

Oblivion posterAssisting Mr. Cruise with his mech­an­ic­al defence duties is Victoria (Andrea Riseborough), life and work part­ner, keep­ing him in con­tact with the super­visors float­ing above them and keep­ing an eye on the strag­gling rem­nants of the ali­ens who tried to con­quer us. Traditional gender roles are very much still intact in the future – even though the Moon isn’t – and Ms. Riseborough’s char­ac­ter seems con­tent to nev­er leave the spot­less mod­ern kit­chen while Cruise gets his hands dirty on the sur­face. Neither of them seem too bothered by the fact that they had their memor­ies wiped six years pre­vi­ously, although he has been hav­ing some strange dreams recently.

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Cinematica 3/13: Do you hear the actors “sing”?

By Audio and Cinematica

Cinematica_iTunes_200_cropSteve Gray, former film review­er for TV’s Good Morning show and blog­ger at therealstevegray.com joins us: Steve and Simon wrestle over Les Misérables, Tom Cruise is back in Jack Reacher and Woody Allen con­tin­ues his European tour in To Rome With Love.