Postman Pat : The Movie (G)
Beloved childhood icon and star of the long-running BBC series Postman Pat meets the 21st century in this CG animated film. Features the voice talents of Ronan Keating, Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint and David Tennant. Pat (voiced by Stephen Mangan, Episodes) discovers auditions for TV talent show You’re The One are being held nearby. He successfully makes it on to the show and is replaced on the mail run by Patbot 3000 robots. Malfunctioning, the bots start to turn against the residents of Greendale
Animated, Family, Kids, Music 1hr 28mins G
Country of Origin: UK
Terror gets domesticated.
Ghostly Kiwi tale – fusing horror, mystery and comedy – sees Kylie sentenced to home detention and forced to return to her childhood home. There, Kylie finds herself not only sharing the house once again with her mum (Rima Te Wiata) – who’s convinced the place is haunted – but also unsettling phenomena that force Kylie to consider that a ghostly being may not only exist, but also be pissed off about her presence. The directorial debut of Gerard Johnstone.
Australian drama about an inmate who, at the tail end of a 16-year sentence, is sent to a low-security pre-release prison with a special programme that pairs men with injured game birds. Co-stars Hugo Weaving (The Matrix trilogy). Viktor (Don Hany, White Collar Blue) has almost given up on life by the time he’s sent to the Won Wron rehabilitation centre. Case worker Matt (Weaving) decides to pair his two toughest cases – Viktor and Yasmine, a wedge-tailed eagle with a wingspan of two metres.
This is Weaving’s third film with director Craig Monahan after The Interview and Peaches. Also stars Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse).
Drama 1hr 59mins (M ) Offensive language
Country of Origin: Australia
The Z-Nail Gang (M)
Some things really are worth more than gold.
Comedic eco-drama independently made in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty, based on the true David vs Goliath story of a leisurely coastal town community who took a stand against a global corporation looking to mine their sacred mountain for gold. Local postman Ned passes the hours inventing musical sub-genres. Resident cop Tipene spends more time fishing than crime-fighting. The hardest decision for Dave is whether to make pottery or go surfing, leaving his ever-patient wife Mareeka to enjoy the serenity of their surroundings. But someone else has an eye on this paradise and the serenity is shattered when Ned delivers a letter that will change their lives forever.It announces the arrival of multi-national mining corporation, Golia Minerals, who are questing for gold. This once tightlywoven community is torn between those who welcome the promise of prosperity and those who oppose the mining of their sacred mountain. Whether through passive action or brazen defiance of the law, one thing’s for sure – unless they can come together as a unified front, they stand to lose not only their land but something far more precious – their community.
Comedy, Drama, True Story 85Mins