Sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy the fruits of others’ labours for a few minutes …
The Anthony McCarten-scripted, BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated The Theory of Everything
The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies is mopping up.
Love at First Fight, which picked up four gongs at France’s Cesar awards, is currently playing in the Alliance Française French Film Festival.
Now on video are
Bryn Evans’ Hip Hop-eration
What We Do in the Shadows, which is presently attracting more rave reviews in the US
The Dark Horse
Fastest Indian director Roger Donaldson’s The November Man
Limbering up ahead of release are
Encore screenings, some with the director taking the stage, of Florian Habicht’s Pulp: a Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets.
Coming soon from Madman the overlong but nonetheless entertaining French game of two halves Goal of the Dead
and – also from Madman but taking its time – the Best Film winner at Austin Fantastic Fest 2013, Japanese director Sion Sono’s equally bloody Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, as seen in last year’s NZIFF
McFarland, USA, ex-pat Kiwi Niki Caro’s addition to the canon of Kevin Costner-starring sportsman/redemption movies.
Honorary Kiwi Neill District Nine Blomkamp’s trailer for Chappie
releasing 12 March
Almost with us are …
TV show iZombie, featuring Rose McIver and due 18 March
Make My Movie winner Deathgasm, heading for SXSW shortly.
And, as usual, we’ll round off the week with a tune.
Bic Runga’s Drive
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