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Central Intelligence  No Comps

Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart team up for this buddy-cop comedy from the director of We’re the Millers. After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage

Thursday 30th Jun 2016

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Aaron Paul, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, Brett Azar

Action, Comedy


The Legend of Tarzan  No Comps

Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) is chest-thumping icon Tarzan in this adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic tale from filmmaker David Yates (who directed the last four Harry Potter films). Co-stars Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Jane.

It has been years since Tarzan left the jungles of Africa for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

Thursday 30th Jun 2016

Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt

Action, Adventure


Afghanistan: The Soldiers’ Story (M) war footage  (M) war footage  No Comps

Afghanistan: The Soldier’s Story was the original idea of Corporal Aaron Horrell, a patrol
2IC who was on his second New Zealand Defence Force deployment to Afghanistan in 2012.
He approached Dave Asher, of South Coast Productions, to see if a film could be made of the
20th rotation of our soldiers, to document what the modern day era of soldiers’ contributions
and sacrifice looked like.
While our request to visit Afghanistan was declined, we were able to supply Aaron with camera
equipment to film his tour that was approved by the New Zealand Defence Force.
As Aaron’s tour evolved, he recorded footage of day-to-day life for our soldiers.
However halfway in to his tour, tragedy struck - twice - with the deaths of five of his comrades
and the serious wounding of six of his fellow soldiers in two separate incidents.
They were to be defining moments for his deployment. Strong images from these incidents
were captured.
When Aaron’s deployment finished and he returned to New Zealand, we had to re-evaluate
the storyline.
We had valuable footage from before these fatal events, so now had to look at how we could
integrate the families of the fallen to show the full level of loss, both for the country and
within their family unit.
We agreed the brief was to remain focused on the input of this generation of servicemen and
women to this country and the ramification of that service.
What ensued was a two-year negotiation with the New Zealand Defence Force to release the
footage, of which they held the copyright for.
Approval was received at the beginning of 2016.
The documentary is told through first-person accounts, backed by footage from the actual
engagements and re-enactments vetted by the soldiers to remain true to the event, linked by
narration.
Families are involved through interviews, re-living the emotions surrounding their family
member’s departure to Afghanistan, and the inevitable complexities for the families of those
that returned and those that did not.
As the documentary timeframe extended, one of the soldiers involved in the Battle of Baghak
tragically took his own life in 2015.
This added to the intricacy of the story, bringing in the element of the ongoing mental health
of our soldiers.
Another focus of the documentary is on the physical difference that Kiwi forces made to the
region in which they served.
This included focusing on regional improvements, increased safety and overall stability of
Bamiyan, attributed directly to our soldiers’ contribution.
We believe that Afghanistan: The Soldiers’ Story has remained true to the original brief and
that it will show that New Zealand has a proud past military history and a strong current
record of service.
This documentary has allowed closure for not only those involved in this tour to Afghanistan,
but also the many others over a decade’s worth of deployments.
Lives have been lost and others’ changed forever, but the importance of ensuring the New
Zealand public has a true account of what occurred in Afghanistan – from the mouths of
those who served - means their sacrifice will not be forgotten.
This documentary has allowed closure for not only those involved in this tour to Afghanistan,
but also the many others over a decade’s worth of deployments.
Lives have been lost and others’ changed forever, but the importance of ensuring the New
Zealand public has a true account of what occurred in Afghanistan – from the mouths of
those who served - means their sacrifice will not be forgotten.
It is a very emotional story that every true New Zealander should see.

Wednesday 6th Jul 2016

documentary


Ice Age Collision Course  (G)   No Comps

One small step. One giant mess.

This fifth film in the family-friendly Ice Age franchise takes place immediately after the short film Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe, which sees Sid, Manny and Diego running to a new habitat when Scrat causes an irreversible disaster in space.

Thursday 7th Jul 2016

Starring: John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Offerman, Jessie J, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family


Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates  No Comps

Zac Efron (Bad Neighbours) and Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect) lead this comedy 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).

Thursday 7th Jul 2016

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

Comedy


The BFG  (PG) Some scenes may scare young children  No Comps

Steven Spielberg and his screenwriter for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial re-team to adapt Roald Dahl's 1982 novel. Follows Sophie (newcomer Ruby Barnhill), the Queen of England (Penelope Wilton) and The BFG (Mark Rylance) on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have invaded the human world. The cast of giants includes Bill Hader and Jemaine Clement.

Thursday 7th Jul 2016

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Mark Rylance, Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader, Penelope Wilton, Adam Godley, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ruby Barnhill

Adventure, Kids & Family, Fantasy


Ghostbusters  No Comps

Who you gonna call?

The third Ghostbusters film - a reboot from Bridemaids director Paul Feig and two of its stars, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. Plot details are unknown.

Another Ghostbusters movie has long been speculated (the originals were made in 1984 and '89), spearheaded by co-creator Dan Akroyd. After years of failed attempts, rumours suggest Sony Pictures are now planning a series of inter-connected Ghostbusters movies to follow, with Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt potentially headlining a follow-up to Feig's.

Thursday 14th Jul 2016

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Leslie Jones

Action, Comedy, Science Fiction


Star Trek Beyond  No Comps

The 13th Star Trek film, the third in the newly rebooted series. JJ Abrams, director Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), steps aside for Fast & Furious stalwart Justin Lin.

Thursday 21st Jul 2016

Starring: Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Sofia Boutella, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho

Adventure, Science Fiction


Jason Bourne  No Comps

You know his name

This fifth entry in the Bourne series sees Matt Damon return to his role, alongside Julia Stiles, Tommy Lee Jones, and director Paul Greengrass.

Thursday 28th Jul 2016

Starring: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Julia Stiles, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed, Neve Gachev, Ato Essandoh

Action, Thriller


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


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