2015 was one of the movie industry’s finest years. In fact, in 2015 there were more movies released than ever - an average of a dozen a week. We saw some amazing flicks including several much-anticipated sequels which had the cash registers ringing at the box office. Amidst some of the huge commercial successes, there were some disappointing flops. However, of these flops actually garnered critical acclaim for story and cinematic brilliance. As we look forward to another exciting year of movies, CI News movie critic Rashneel Kumar takes a look at the movies which had people talking last year.Furious 7
The acclaimed Modern Maori Quartet is riding a wave of success, picking up a performance award on their recent Asian tour, selling out performances at Christchurch Arts Festival and confirming a season in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Movie fans will have noticed that the upcoming movies at the Empire Cinema belong to the same genre – and you can blame the imminent arrival of Halloween on October 31.
Natalia Short takes a moment in her first emotional first walk as the Miss Cook Islands Association’s Miss Cook Islands to look to the heavens and say a prayer of gratitude. As well as being crowned, it was also confirmed that the Vaka Takitumu woman and national netballer will represent the country at the Miss World Pageant to be staged in China.
The production of a New Zealand comedy film is currently underway on Rarotonga, providing a lot of excitement for the cast, the crew and the community.