Tag Archives: Sam Neill

Cinema Review – Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) is sent to live on a remote New Zealand farm with his new foster parents Hec (Sam Neill) and Bella (Rima Te Wiata), as a last resort; Ricky has a reputation for being troubled, so the hope is that so far away from everything, he cannot get into trouble. When Bella unexpectedly dies, Child Services arrange to take Ricky back into care so he makes a run for it, with Hec following after him. With the two hiding out in the wilderness, and rumours circulating of child sexual abuse – of which there is none – Hec and Ricky have no choice but to live off the land until the national manhunt for the pair is called off. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews CLASSIC! – June 13th 2014

In a break from your regularly scheduled movie reviews, I choose a classic One to Watch this week! Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – A Long Way Down

On New Year’s Eve, disgraced former TV presenter Martin (Pierce Brosnan) climbs to a spot in London, favoured by suicides with the intent of jumping from the roof and joining their number. As he contemplates his last few moments on earth, three strangers, all of whom had the same idea, join him on the roof. As the four flippantly reveal their reasons for ending their lives, a tenuous bond is formed between them. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Escape Plan

Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) is a professional escape artist; he tests prison security systems by infiltrating the prison, then escaping. When he is offered the chance to break out of the world’s most high security prison, Breslin jumps at the chance – and the fee – but it is not long before he realises that he has been set up. Continue reading

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