Listen to J-Law sing video

CONVINCING:  Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen

Add singing to J-Law's list of talents (see: shooting a bow and arrow, goofy red carpet faces, Oscar-worthy acting).

Games sequel lacks spark

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Why Lorde loves Katniss

What We Do - in the limelight video

COMEDY WITH SOME BITE: Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s hit horror-comedy What We Do in the Shadows.

What We Do in the Shadows has been named comedy of the year by one of Britain's most critical reviewers.

Five great films by Mike Nichols video

FILMS TO REMEMBER: Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate, directed by Mike Nichols.

Director Mike Nichols leaves behind an impressive body of work in cinema. Here are five films to get you started.

Silent but colourful NZ video

NZ in the 1940s

How did a US police chief end up with a treasure trove of film of New Zealand in 1940?

Pete's Dragon coming to NZ

FOR PETE'S SAKE:  A live-action remake of 1970 Disney classic Pete's Dragon will film in New Zealand  next year.

Scenery and screen incentives have lured another big budget production - the remake of Disney classic Pete's Dragon - to New Zealand.

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Games sequel lacks spark

KATNISS CONUNDRUM: Mockingjay - Part 1 is brooding and dark, but won't set the world on fire.

It's not that this is a bad movie, but it's simply not as good as it should be.

Land and freedom

Ken Loach's latest drama - Jimmy's Hall - is one of his least engaging of the past two decades.

Aniston excels in Crime

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