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Interview: New Zealand showcases diverse movies during Beijing Film Festival

April 14th, 2015 No comments

The New Zealand Film Commission will bring five movies to Beijing International Film Festival start from this week and the movies are a slice of contemporary kiwi life with diversified characteristics, commission chief executive Dave Gibson said in a interview with Xinhua.

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Zadzooks: Batman vs. Robin: Limited Edition Gift Set review (Blu-ray)

April 13th, 2015 No comments

Warner Bros. Animation teams up with DC Entertainment to once again adapt a comic book series with mixed results. This time out, Batman vs

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Does alcohol in movies increase teen drinking?

April 13th, 2015 No comments

Binge drinking and alcohol abuse may be influenced by what teens see on screen, researchers say

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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (Blu-ray)

April 13th, 2015 No comments

Skip It THE FILM: A film about the 1983 kidnapping of Heineken beer's Freddy Heineken should have been an interesting crime thriller. Actually, there is a strong, fictional retelling of this event starring Rutger Hauer: The Heineken Kidnapping . Where that Dutch film had a rich backstory to flesh out its victim's character, Kidnapping Mr.

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Breathless (1983) (Blu-ray)

April 13th, 2015 No comments

Recommended THE FILM: Click an image to view Blu-ray screenshot with 1080p resolution. This 1983 experiment in remaking Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless is certainly more immediately accessible than the French version, with its interminable takes and jarring jump cuts. That movie is a film-studies classic, of course, but Jim McBride's update is stylish, energetic and – dare I say – more entertaining …

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Big Eyes (Blu-ray)

April 13th, 2015 No comments

Recommended Director: Tim Burton Starring: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter Year: 2014 Big Eyes was a big bust at the Oscars this past awards season. An early frontrunner in a lot of categories, it failed to even earn a nomination in any group; a disappointing end to a buzz-filled run

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Today’s Hit Movies Reimagined Perfectly as ’80s VHS Tapes

April 13th, 2015 No comments

French artist Julien Knez reworked modern entertainment as convincing VHS tapes. The post Today’s Hit Movies Reimagined Perfectly as ’80s VHS Tapes appeared first on WIRED .

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Teen drinking linked to alcohol in movies: studies spark calls for change

April 13th, 2015 No comments

As part of its settlement with states in 1989, the tobacco industry agreed to stop paying for product placement in films, and images of smoking in films dropped. Now, public health officials and activists are pushing for a similar cutback on alcohol use in films and advertising. A new report from Britain adds to a growing body of evidence that suggests that teens who watch many movies with …

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Batman vs. Robin Blu-ray Review

April 13th, 2015 No comments

Whenever Warner Brothers and DC Comics release anything animated, you have to pay attention. This is thanks mostly to Bruce Timm and Batman: The Animated Series (1992). These wonderfully told tales started it all and spawned a franchise of not only wildly successful, but well loved films and television sagas.&nbsp…

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Med students study hard – at the movies

April 12th, 2015 No comments

Slouching on the sofa watching movies often isn't the best way to get study done, but for medical students, a trip to the DVD store can be good for grades.Senior academics at Otago University's department of public health in Wellington…

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