FILM TEASER: Moana (2016)

Genre: Animation | Disney
Directed by: Ron Clements and John Musker
Starring: Auli’i Carvalho and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Written by: Taika Waititi

To those who know me well, you will already know that my all-time favourite New Zealand filmmaker is Taika Waititi.  He is the talented, Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter who brought us such films as Two Cars, One Night (2004)Boy (2010)What We Do in the Shadows (2014), and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016).  But, most admirably, he is the writer behind the soon-to-be-released film Moana, which will see the much-anticipated introduction of the newest Disney princess. Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Finding Dory (2016)

Genre: Animation | Comedy
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Hayden Rolence
Written by: Andrew Stanton and Victoria Strouse.

Last night, my friend and I decided that we were in the mood to see an animated flick.  At the ripe age of 23, we were expecting to be, at the very least, two of the oldest people in the theatre.  Much to our amusement, the theatre only had people in their 20’s, overcome with childhood nostalgia, hoping to score front-row seats to the film.  What were we there to see, you may ask?  We were there to see none other than Finding Dory, the sequel to the 2003 Disney/Pixar smash hit Finding Nemo, which has finally swum onto the big screen after years of anticipation. Continue reading