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5 live-action remakes

The Jungle Book


With The Jungle Book's success, it’s no wonder Disney are turning animated classics into live-action blockbusters.

Five long-awaited sequels

Finding Dory


With some highly hyped cinematic sequels about to hit our screens, Clayton Barnett previews five of the best.

Fan frenzy over Capt America

Captain America Civil War


Five things we've learnt from the release of the latest Captain America: Civil War trailer.

Making a Marvel superhero

Marvel's Deadpool character is about to go from zero to box-office hero, says Clayton Barnett. This is why.

Young Han Solo contenders

Star Wars

Who's got what it takes to play a young version of the galaxy’s favourite nerf-herder in the next Star Wars spin-off?

Top picks for Golden Globes

The Martian

With awards season rapidly approaching, Clayton Barnett shares his picks for the Golden Globes.

Top book-to-film adaptations

The Martian

If you want to read a good book before seeing the film version, here are five of the best for 2016.

Films to keep the kids happy

Hotel Transylvania 2

Looking to entertain your kids over the holidays? Clayton Barnett looks at your best family film options.

Best Hollywood remakes

Hollywood remakes of foreign films don't always go to plan, but Clayton Barnett's rounded up some classics.

Biopics cause song and dance

Amy Winehouse

Clayton Barnett looks at the dramas involved in bringing biopics of troubled artists to the big screen.

5 knockout movie fight scenes


As Jake Gyllenhaal dominates in boxing movie Southpaw, Clayton Barnett picks his top five fight scenes.

Top five Amy Schumer sketches

Amy Schumer

Clayton Barnett's shares his pick of Amy Schumer sketches that show why the Trainwreck star can do no wrong.

The best of the NZ film fest

L-R: John C Reilly, Ben Wishaw and Colin Farrell in The Lobster.

As the NZ International Film Festival draws to a close, Clayton Barnett gives us a rundown of his highlights.

Review: Theory of Everything

Eddie Redmayne

Despite the romantic approach, this is an admirable film with magnificent performances.

Review: 50 Shades Of Grey

There's a lot of sex, not much romance and the editing is terrible, writes Ashneel Prasad.

Has Disney gone too dark?

Meryl Streep

Has the spell of darker Disney success broken with Into the Woods? Clayton Barnett reviews.

Honeymoon from hell


If you're planning a honeymoon, this horror-scifi film might not be the one for you.

Review: In The Blood

A lousy B-action movie that's little more than a hodgepodge of poor plotlines, writes Peter Pluymers.

Film review: Chef

An extraordinary feel-good movie that will have you coming back for more, writes Peter Pluymers.

Film review: Maleficent

Angelina Jolie in Maleficent.

I was so immersed in this fairytale I forgot I'd already passed the age where you still believe everything.