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June 05, 2015
A forensic examination of every photo Ron Howard has posted from the Han Solo movie set

A forensic examination of every photo Ron Howard has posted from the Han Solo movie set

By Fred Heffer. As if there wasn't enough interest in a new Star Wars movie already, the still untitled Han Solo spin-off came in for the wrong kind of attention last month when directing pair Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left...

Karl Puschmann: Mighty Dunkirk what big screens were made for

Karl Puschmann: Mighty Dunkirk what big screens were made for

You'd be forgiven for feeling bombarded by all the chatter surrounding Dunkirk, the new World War II film from director Christopher Nolan.First, there was the blitzkrieg of advertisements that dropped in the past week or so. Unless...

Charlize Theron reveals the Oscar-winning film she was fired from

Charlize Theron reveals the Oscar-winning film she was fired from

She's played everyone from a real-life serial killer to a fairytale Queen, but in a new interview Charlize Theron reveals there's one role that slipped through her fingers: Roxie Hart.Theron told Howard Stern that she had signed...

The Terrible Film Festival: Mariah Carey's Glitter is not movie gold

The Terrible Film Festival: Mariah Carey's Glitter is not movie gold

Ahead of the NZ Film Festival (which is full of excellent films), the Herald team decided to watch five of the worst films we could think to inflict on each other. In this long read Karl Puschmann assesses Mariah Carey's feature film...

NZIFF: Five festival films you need to see

NZIFF: Five festival films you need to see

Wondering what to see at the upcoming film festival? Wonder no more ... Brigsby Bear We may be going out on a very strange limb here but this oddball film has us very excited. A couple kidnap a baby, never let him out of his room...

Dominic West reveals truth behind Hollywood sex scenes

Dominic West reveals truth behind Hollywood sex scenes

Dominic West has likened sex scenes to "giving birth".The 47-year-old actor has had to strip off a lot of times as of late for his part in 'The Affair' and insists getting intimate on screen is not sexy in the slightest. READ...

The Kiwi connection to Iranian hostage drama 6 Days

The Kiwi connection to Iranian hostage drama 6 Days

The latest narrative feature from Kiwi film-maker Toa Fraser ( No. 2, The Dead Lands ) is the celebrated director's most international movie yet, with a high-profile cast to match. Premiering at this year's International Film Festival,...

Funny Girls star Jackie van Beek makes directorial debut at Film Festival

Funny Girls star Jackie van Beek makes directorial debut at Film Festival

By Aimie Cronin. When Jackie van Beek's first feature film, The Inland Road , was shown at the Berlin Film Festival this year, she and producer Aaron Watson walked around the city for eight days in a euphoric daze, grinning the...

Ben Affleck slammed by actress Evan Rachel Wood: 'Try getting raped in a scene'

Ben Affleck slammed by actress Evan Rachel Wood: 'Try getting raped in a scene'

Director Kevin Smith has inadvertently thrown his old pal Ben Affleck in hot water - over comments he alleges Affleck made 20 years ago.Smith was presenting a screening of his 1997 film Chasing Amy at an LA film festival this week....

Two new Harry Potter books on the way this year

Two new Harry Potter books on the way this year

Two new Harry Potter books are on the way this year.British publisher Bloomsbury is releasing two new background books in spring to continue celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first book.As Syfy...

The Terrible Film Festival: Gigli is even worse now than it already was

The Terrible Film Festival: Gigli is even worse now than it already was

Ahead of the NZ Film Festival (which is full of excellent films), the Herald team decided to watch five of the worst films we could think to inflict on each other. Today, Chris Schulz watches the 2003 box office flop Gigli. About...

The stunt-woman who's stolen Superman's heart

The stunt-woman who's stolen Superman's heart

By Paul Thompson. She is the action girl who has captured the heart of Superman star Henry Cavill. Stunt woman Lucy Cork and the 34-year-old actor went public with their romance for the first time with a trip to the Wimbledon...

Dunkirk is getting incredible reviews

Dunkirk is getting incredible reviews

Critics are falling over themselves with praise for Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan's epic new war movie.Many say it might be the Batman director's best yet.The film, which launches in theatres here this Thursday, is a cinematic retelling...

The Terrible Film Festival: The Tourist

The Terrible Film Festival: The Tourist

Ahead of the NZ Film Festival (which is full of excellent films), the Herald team decided to watch five of the worst films we could think to inflict on each other. Today, Joanna Hunkin watches the 2010 box office flop The Tourist....

Mark Ruffalo: Why there will never be another Hulk film

Mark Ruffalo: Why there will never be another Hulk film

If you're hankering for a new stand-alone Hulk film, the big green man himself has some bad news for you.The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo, who plays Dr. Bruce Banner in the smash-hit big screen franchise, said he didn't think a stand-alone...

The Terrible Film Festival: Bad Boy Bubby

The Terrible Film Festival: Bad Boy Bubby

Ahead of the NZ Film Festival (which is full of excellent films), the Herald team decided to watch five of the worst films we could think to inflict on each other. First up, Siena Yates watches 1993 Australian "cult classic" Bad...

George A. Romero's legacy of horror and Top 5 films

George A. Romero's legacy of horror and Top 5 films

Not a lot of directors can be said to have created an entire genre, but it's especially true of George A. Romero, the incredibly influential horror director who died today aged 77. His 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead established...

Avengers upstages Star Wars at Disney fest

Avengers upstages Star Wars at Disney fest

A hair-raising teaser trailer for Avengers: Infinity War stole the show at the star-studded presentation of the Walt Disney Studios upcoming live-action films at the studios' fan convention D23, upstaging even Star Wars: The Last...

Zombie king George A Romero dies at 77

Zombie king George A Romero dies at 77

George Romero, whose classic Night of the Living Dead and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77.Romero...

Truth is like a tonic to teenagers, says author Patrick Ness

Truth is like a tonic to teenagers, says author Patrick Ness

It is tempting to begin a conversation with writer Patrick Ness by congratulating him on a big year.His latest YA novel, Release , is out and receiving rave reviews while the film A Monster Calls , which he adapted from his 2011...

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