Sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy the fruits of others’ labours for a few minutes …
There’s not a lot of new NZ content unleashing this early in the year, but on screens are
South Island indie Lexi arrives, now playing cinemas in that half of the country
The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies, 2014’s highest earner at the NZ box office.
The James Cameron-featuring Deepsea Challenge
Wavering between the occasional theatrical screenings and availability on disc and demand this month are
Michelle Lloyd’s Sunday
Toa Fraser’s The Dead Lands
The Dark Horse
Bryn Evans’ Hip Hop-eration
Now on video here but comedy gold anywhere, here’s a Japanese promo for What We Do in the Shadows
Limbering up ahead of theatrical releases are
Russell Crowe in drama The Water Diviner
The Anthony McCarten-scripted and Oscar-nominated The Theory of Everything
McFarland, 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
Almost ready is …
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.
An oldie but a goodie, Cairo Knife Fight’s Origin of Slaves.
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