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Friday, June 11th, 2010 12:06 Comments Off

The Piano

It is the mid-nineteenth century. Ada is a mute who has a young daughter, Flora. In an arranged marriage she leaves her native Scotland accompanied by her daughter and her beloved piano. Life in the rugged forests of New Zealand’s South Island is not all she may have imagined and nor is her relationship with her new husband Stewart. She suffers torment and loss when Stewart sells her piano to a neighbour, George. Ada learns from George that she may earn back her piano by giving him piano lessons, but only with certain other conditions attached. At first Ada despises George but slowly their relationship is transformed and this propels them into a dire situation.

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 14:06 Comments Off

The Strength of Water

When a mysterious stranger arrives in their isolated coastal town, 10-year-old twins, Kimi and Melody are forced apart. Kimi must find the strength to let go of what he loves the most.

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Friday, June 4th, 2010 04:06 Comments Off

The World on Fire

The World On Fire tells the story of Blaze. A young man who after the loss of his partner Ash, retreats into a world of pain and mental anguish. He is trapped in the world that the two of them once shared with no escape in sight. This is a stunningly beautiful, surreal, and honest Art Film that begs the question; could any hell be any more real and horrible than this?

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 07:06 Comments Off

The Locals

Paul convinces his best friend Grant to travel to go surfing in the weekend. They meet two girls, Lisa and Kelly, and they invite Paul and Grant for a party. They take a short cut over an old blocked bridge and Paul loses control of the car and hits off-road. They decide to ask for help to the locals, and they find that they are in an evil place.

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Friday, April 2nd, 2010 16:04 Comments Off

Braindead aka Dead-Alive

In 1957, a zoologist traps a rare Sumatran rat-monkey on Skull Island and brings it back to New Zealand with the locals hot on his trail. Later, a young man falls in love and takes the young woman to the zoo. His overbearing and disapproving mother follows them and gets bitten by the rat-monkey. The monkey’s bite turns her into a zombie, and her doting son has to keep her and the others she’s bitten tranquilized in the basement while trying to preserve his love life.

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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 19:02 1 Comment

Under the Mountain

Teenage twins battle dark forces hidden beneath Auckland’s volcanoes.

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 20:02 Comments Off

Big White, The

To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 11:02 Comments Off

Vera Drake

Vera Drake is a selfless woman who is completely devoted to, and loved by, her working class family. She spends her days doting on them and caring for her sick neighbor and elderly mother. However, she also secretly visits women and helps them induce miscarriages for unwanted pregnancies. While the practice itself was illegal in 1950s England, Vera sees herself as simply helping women in need, and always does so with a smile and kind words of encouragement. When the authorities finally find her out, Vera’s world and family life rapidly unravel.

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 04:02 Comments Off

Piano, The

It is the mid-nineteenth century. Ada is a mute who has a young daughter, Flora. In an arranged marriage she leaves her native Scotland accompanied by her daughter and her beloved piano. Life in the rugged forests of New Zealand’s South Island is not all she may have imagined and nor is her relationship with her new husband Stewart. She suffers torment and loss when Stewart sells her piano to a neighbour, George. Ada learns from George that she may earn back her piano by giving him piano lessons, but only with certain other conditions attached. At first Ada despises George but slowly their relationship is transformed and this propels them into a dire situation.

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Monday, January 11th, 2010 22:01 1 Comment

The Lovely Bones

Based on the best selling book by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones is the story of a 14-year-old girl from suburban Pennsylvania who is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from Heaven, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

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