Otago Daily Times: Film

Film review: Rock the Casbah

Film review: Rock the Casbah

Not to be confused with a song by The Clash or an Israeli film with the same title, Rock the Casbah is best remembered for the bit-part performance played by an ageing Omar Sharif, and that is saying something.

Film review: Hip Hop-eration

Film review: Hip Hop-eration

The kooky title of Hip Hop-eration (Metro and Rialto) rather put me off: another movie about zany oldsters showing that they are down with the young people seemed like the last thing the world needed.

Film Review: The Lunchbox

Film Review: The Lunchbox

The saying that ''the way to a man's heart is through his stomach'' forms the basis for the narrative of The Lunchbox.

Film Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Film Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

This is the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Rialto and Readings) I have seen, so I have no abiding love for the original comics, television or movie. My love of a joke makes me want to say that I hate it on its own merits but truthfully I have seen much worse.

Film Review: Night Moves

Film Review: Night Moves

Not to be confused with the Bob Seger song, Night Moves is the name of a boat.

Film Review: Housebound

Film Review: Housebound

When we first see our heroine Kylie (Morgana O'Reilly) she is robbing an ATM. For that piece of juvenile naughtiness she is sentenced to nine months home detention at her mum's house.

American screenwriter to speak

American screenwriter to speak

American screenwriter Lee Aronsohn, who is the co-creator of hit show Two and a Half Men, has been announced as a speaker at this year's Big Screen Symposium in Auckland.

Pink Floyd co-founder says new 'Wall' an anti-war protest film

Pink Floyd co-founder says new 'Wall' an anti-war protest film

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters says a new movie about his monumental, three-year remounting of the band's famous "The Wall" album should be seen as a protest against the growing spread of armed conflict, rather than just a concert documentary.

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