Animated family comedy from the director of Bad Neighbours and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Storks, traditionally the deliverers of babies, fall on hard times and now deliver for an internet retailer. When a stork named Junior accidentally produces an unauthorized baby, he must fix the situation before anyone finds out.
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This carefully curated selection includes some of the festival’s most interesting and fun short films. It’s a great way to sample what Show Me Shorts is all about. The films on offer include both local and international stories: an animated deer, a wedding doco, a coffee table in love with it’s owner, a shrinking apartment, a trip to the seaside, a dystopian future, a band on tour, and perhaps most shockingly – a German comedy.
Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich star in this disaster film based on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion – the incident which saw 11 workers killed, 17 workers injured and a massive oil spill leak into the Gulf of Mexico. It was the deemed the largest environmental disaster in US history.
Burton adapts the bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs about a seemingly ordinary boy (Asa Butterfield, Ender’s Game) who comes across a home for unusually gifted children, ran by the dominant and caring Miss Peregrine (Eva Green,Dark Shadows). Co-stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl), Chris O’Dowd (The Program), Samuel L. Jackson and Judi Dench.
Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt make two of The Magnificent Seven in this remake of the classic 1960s Western from director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). Co-stars Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Vincent D’Onofrio (TV’s Daredevil), Byung-hun Lee (I Saw the Devil), and Peter Sarsgaard (Experimenter).
With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Washington), Josh Farraday (Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Hawke), Jack Horne (D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Cake), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier, Lilin’s Brood). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
Emily Blunt (Sicario) leads this adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ hit mystery novel, from the director of the Oscar-nominated The Help.
Still reeling from her divorce, Rachel (Blunt) gazes outside her train window each day, pausing to consider the lives of the seemingly perfect couple in a house where the commute regularly stops at. But one day, she witnesses something shocking that will lead her down a tangled web of lies, betrayals and murder.
Embrace your inner child with this family-friendly selection of short films, featuring some of the top animation from Aotearoa and around the world.
Author J. K. Rowling and director David Yates return to theHarry Potter universe with this spinoff story, starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) as writer Newt Scamander who discovers an underground community of witches and wizards in New York – 70 years before Harry reads his book.