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Poi E  (G)   No Comps

The Story of Our Song

As irresistible as the song it celebrates, Tearepa Kahi’s documentary explores the many tributaries that flowed into the mash-up of pop music, traditional waiata and bop that first took New Zealand by storm in 1984.
Dalvanius Prime, the man who made it happen, enjoyed an international R&B career in the 70s. He returned from Sydney to Taranaki to nurse his dying mother and stayed to embrace his culture and Te Reo Māori. Collaboration with singer Prince Tui Teka led him to Māori language composer Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi. Together they composed ‘Poi E’: in this film you will hear the first ever recording, made soon after.

Thursday 4th Aug 2016

Starring: Dalvanius Prime, Jools Topp, Lynda Topp, Maaka Pohatu, Stan Walker, Patea Maori Club, Ngoi Pewhairangi

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Lights Out  (M) Supernatural themes and violence

Current horror filmmaking maestro James Wan (The Conjuring) puts on a producing hat and turns a terrifying 2013 short film into a feature-length movie. Follows a woman who is haunted by a creature that only appears when the lights go out.

Thursday 4th Aug 2016

Starring: Maria Bello, Teresa Palmer, Billy Burke

Horror


Suicide Squad  No Comps

Worst Heroes Ever

The third entry into the DC Comics shared universe films, following Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman. A secret agency recruits imprisoned villains - including The Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) - to execute black ops missions in exchange for clemency. Will Smith plays Deadshot, while Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor and Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne are rumoured to also appear.

Thursday 4th Aug 2016

Starring: Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Scott Eastwood, Ben Affleck, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Jesse Eisenberg, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Common, Adam Beach


Absolutely Fabulous The Movie  No Comps

24 years after the premiere of Jennifer Saunder's outstanding sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, Edina (Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) hit the big screen. The ageing party girls - still trying to keep those bygone drug-and-alcohol-fueled days rolling - find themselves at the centre of a major incident at an uber-fashionable launch party. Blamed for the incident, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more.

Thursday 11th Aug 2016

Starring: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Rebel Wilson, Cara Delevingne, Gwendoline Christie, Kim Kardashian West, Joan Collins, Kate Moss, Dawn French, Emma Bunton, Julia Sawalha

Comedy


The Carer

Stanka is an aspiring Hungarian actress who has one burning desire: to make it on the English stage. Legendary actor Sir Michael Gifford is suffering from an incurable disease, and has one desire: to die. When Stanka becomes his carer, they both try to find a way to help each other. Stars award winning actor Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy).

Thursday 11th Aug 2016

Starring: Brian Cox

Drama


Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates  (R16) Sex scenes, nudity, drug use & offensive language

Zac Efron (Bad Neighbours) and Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect) lead this comedy as bachelor brothers whose hard-partying lifestyle has gotten them in too much trouble. In order to please their parents at their sister's upcoming wedding, they need to find dates who are polite and easygoing. Instead, they find Alice (Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect) and Tatiana (Aubrey Plaza, Dirty Grandpa) - female doppelgangers of their douchey selves.

Thursday 11th Aug 2016

Starring: Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Adam DeVine, Stephen Root, Sugar Lyn Beard, Mary Holland, Wendy Williams

Comedy


The Shallows  (M) Offensive language & content that may disturb  No Comps

Blake Lively stars as a surfer girl stranded offshore when a great white shark keeps her from returning to land in this thriller, billed as "Jaws for a new generation". Only 200 metres from survival, getting there will be the ultimate contest of wills. From the director of House of Wax.

Thursday 18th Aug 2016

Starring: Óscar Jaenada, Blake Lively, Sedona Legge

Thriller


Branagh Theatre Live Romeo and Juliet  No Comps

From the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's 2015 season of live recordings, shot live on stage at the Garrick Theatre in London. This is Shakespeare's timeless tragedy romance of star-crossed lovers. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Richard Madden, Lily James and Derek Jacobi - all of whom featured in Branagh's Cinderella.

Thursday 25th Aug 2016

Starring: Richard Madden, Lily James, Derek Jacobi

Drama


Bad Moms  No Comps

Mila Kunis (Ted), Kristen Bell (The Boss) and Kathryn Hahn (Tomorrowland) lead this comedy as overworked mums attempting a new approach to parenting - irresponsible partying and self-indulgence. Co-stars Christina Applegate (Vacation) as a life couch who trains mothers to 'play by the rules' (i.e. be dull and no fun). From the writers of The Hangover.

Thursday 25th Aug 2016

Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Emjay Anthony, Oona Laurence, Kesha

Comedy


David Brent Life on the Road  No Comps

Cumin soon

Ricky Gervais reprises his ambitious/oblivious character from BBC's The Office in this feature mockumentary he also wrote and directed. Set 15 years after the evens of the TV show, David Brent is now a sales rep and still an aspiring musician. Using his pension and vacation time, Brent goes on tour with his band, Foregone Conclusion.

Thursday 1st Sep 2016

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown, Andy Burrows, Tom Basden, Nina Sosanya

Comedy


Chasing Great  No Comps

In the mind of a champion.

Documentary on All Black and World Cup legend, New Zealand's favourite son, Riche McCaw. Charts McCaw's final 365 days as an All Black as he attempts to become the first captain to win back-to-back World Cups. Features exclusive access to family archives.

Says McCaw: "I was an ordinary kid who loved playing the game of rugby and had the dream of becoming an All Black. I’ve surprised myself with what’s possible if you want something badly enough. I’ve learned a heck of a lot along the way. I’ve never been big on talking about myself but I hope that by sharing my story, people might be able to find something in it to help them achieve what they really want to."

Thursday 1st Sep 2016

Starring: Richie

Doco


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