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The Trailer Park, 23 February 2015

Sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy the fruits of others’ labours for a few minutes …


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In cinemas

The Anthony McCarten-scripted, BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated The Theory of Everything

The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies is mopping up.

On screens of many sizes is

Michelle Lloyd’s Sunday

Now on disc 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

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opens this week.

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

And, if 50 Shades doesn’t float your boat, there’s some different dungeon play
on offer in Chris McFarland’s indie game Tallowmere

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 in March

Love at First Fight, which picked up four gongs at France’s Cesar awards on the weekend, is currently playing in the Alliance Française French Film Festival.

Almost with us are …

Sally Tran’s Timeslow, funded under the Escalator scheme.

TV show iZombie, featuring Rose McIver and due 18 March

Make My Movie winner Deathgasm, recently announced for SXSW.

And, as usual, we’ll round off the week with a tune.

Good enough to make a movie out of, the Patea Maori Club and Poi E

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