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Film Review: The Tender Bar is well-meaning, yet mediocre storytelling that shines brightest through Ben Affleck’s gentle performance

January 7, 2022

The Tender Bar is very much the type of film we’ve seen before, and, unfortunately for George Clooney‘s well-meaning dramedy, it’s been done better than what this narrative ultimately presents. A coming-of-age story where the protagonist overcomes his or her personal and professional struggles to achieve ultimate success, all the while guided by a wise […]

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Film Review: The Protege is a serviceable action film elevated by its cast

December 7, 2021

New Zealand-born director Martin Campbell is no slouch when it comes to the action genre.  Sure, there was the stumble that was the thorn in Ryan Reynolds’ side, Green Lantern, and Beyond Borders, despite suitable work from both Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen, was a boring misstep, but having reinvigorated the Bond films at times […]

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The Lord of the Rings wraps first Amazon Studios series in New Zealand; release date announced internationally

August 3, 2021

Amazon Studios have revealed the very first look at the anticipated Amazon Original Lord of the Rings series in concurrence with the news that the as-yet-untitled project will debut across 240 countries and territories worldwide from Friday, September 22nd, 2022. As filming for season one ends today in New Zealand, this new epic drama brings to […]

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Film Review: P!NK: All I Know So Far highlights the singer’s genuine spirit and talent

May 21, 2021

As much as Alecia Moore, best known professionally as P!nk, claims to be juggling the responsibilities of being a mother, a manager, and a performer with a worried anxiousness, this behind-the-scenes documentary has a certain self-promotional sheen about it that seems to prove the opposite. That’s not a criticism of the singer/songwriter’s struggles, or meant […]

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Film Review: Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse is only as watchable as it is thanks to Michael B. Jordan

April 30, 2021

“Action-capable hero seeks revenge following the murder of his wife” is one generic genre outline that many an action film has adhered to.  And whilst Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse (as it’s being touted) is a film stocked with considerable talent who all deserve better than such a configuration afforded, their combined efforts can’t exactly lift […]

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The Wheel of Time and Neil Gaiman are coming to Amazon Prime Video

October 5, 2018

A subsidiary of Amazon, known as Amazon Studios focuses on developing TV series, distributing and producing films and comics from online submissions and crowd-sourced feedback. The company have dropped some pretty exciting news at a star studded Amazon Prime Video event in London. Now, if you don’t know what Amazon Prime Video is, then you’re like a […]

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Transmission Films set to close output deal with Amazon Studios

February 19, 2018

Transmission Films has announced that it will be the exclusive theatrical distributor of Amazon Studios’ films in both the Australian and New Zealand markets. The deal will also cover the acquisition of Amazon Studios and its production titles. The output deal will include Mike Leigh’s anticipated historical drama Peterloo, and Tom Harper’s romantic epic The […]

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