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The Trailer Park: 16 February 2015

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


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There’s not a lot of new NZ content unleashing this early in the year, but on screens are

The Anthony McCarten-scripted, BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated The Theory of Everything had a good first week on NZ screens

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 successfully completed its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign late last week

The Dark Horse

Limbering up ahead of release are

With the kids back in school, freeing up daytime theatrical sessions, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel makes its way towards cinemas.

Fastest Indian director Roger Donaldson’s The November Man

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 isn’t floating your boat, there’s some different dungeon play
on offer in Chris McFarland’s indie game Tallowmere

McFarland, ex-pat Kiwi Niki Caro’s addition to the canon of Kevin Costner-starring sportsman/redemption movies, recently unveiled at Santa Barbara.

Honorary Kiwi Neill District Nine Blomkamp’s trailer for Chappie
releasing in March

The Alliance Française French Film Festival opens next week. Here’s the (subtitled) trailer for festival opener The Bélier Family

Almost with us are …

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

TV show iZombie, featuring Rose McIver and due 18 March

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

Shihad’s Song for No One from Rob Wallace

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