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The Dark Horse

20 Aug | 2014

The inspiring true story of Genesis Potini, the Gisborne speed-chess prodigy and bipolar sufferer, who taught disenfranchised Maori youth the life-benefits of learning to play chess.

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Film review - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

28 Jul | 2014

Dawn of The Planet of The Apes is an engaging and surprisingly believable story, which is not your typical futuristic sci-fi fi.

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Film review - X-Men: Days of Future Past

3 Jun | 2014

Bryan Singer's stirring and thoughtful sequel to X-Men: First Class.

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Film review - The Monuments Men

7 Mar | 2014

The fascinating true story of the Allies race to save precious art and artifacts from destruction by the Nazis.

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Film review - The Railway Man

27 Feb | 2014

A victim from World War II's infamous "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture.

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Film review - August: Osage County

22 Jan | 2014

A film adaptation of the Pulitzer winning play about the complexities of family life.

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Film review - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

16 Dec | 2013

The eagerly anticipated second instalment of Sir Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Trilogy.

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Film review - Thor: The Dark World

12 Nov | 2013

The latest Marvel offering sees the hammer wielding Norse god return in a pleasing sequel.

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Film review - Mr. Pip

5 Nov | 2013

Kiwi director Andrew Adamson brings the bestselling novel to life.

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