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Cloud
Autodesk buys Auckland-based media production firm Moxion
“Bringing together industry leading on-set and post-production workflows will help unite data and increase collaboration across the production process," says Moxion CEO.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Weta Digital draws on cloud computing power of AWS to create movie magic
"Drawing on AWS’s virtually unlimited compute capacity, we can empower our artists to work safely and securely where they want without technical limitations."
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Film
Get ready to take the red pill: The Matrix is coming back
“As you can see, we've had our eye on you for some time now, Mr. Anderson..."
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Film
Te Papa to take visitors down the rabbit hole this summer
rom the earliest optical toys to silent film, animation, puppetry, live-action cinema, videogames, CGI, 3D and beyond, Wonderland explores how the moving image has kept Alice and her stories in the public consciousness.
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Film
Victoria Uni students speak up for film dubbing
VoiceQ allows students to watch a video, transcribe it, caption it, subtitle it, and dub it.
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Music
VR film takes you on a tour or Eminem's hometown
The film also paints Detroit in an impressionistic style – “Detroit as a memory, a feeling, a dream”. 
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Film
Neill Blomkamp's 'Conviction' is a prequel to BioWare's Anthem
You may remember Neill Blomkamp’s name from such films as District 9, Chappie, and Elysium. If you’ve seen any of those films, the short teaser trailer will seem somewhat familiar to you.
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New Zealand
New Zealand film production revenue still on the rise
New Zealand film production revenue increased 15% to $1.1 billion in 2017.
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Film
Kim Dotcom film up for best documentary at Asia-Pacific Screen Awards
A film about entrepreneur and former MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom is up for best documentary at this year’s Asia-Pacific Screen Awards.
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Drones
DJI and SkyPixel announce the winners of the 2017 SkyPixel video contest
The contest received close to 3,000 submissions from participants in over 100 countries...
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Film
Creative Content Australia lauds court-mandated blocks against pirate sites
"The thieves who run pirate sites contribute nothing to Australia - they employ no-one and pay no taxes here."
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Mobile gaming
Blade Runner 2049 is getting its own 'authentic' mobile game
Next Games & Alcon Entertainment are turning the much-awaited Blade Runner 2049 series into a mobile game.
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Film review
Film Review: The Fate of the Furious
I for one hope to see this series run until the wheels fall off.
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Film review
Film review: The Sunset Song – a story of a woman’s sheer grit
The simple fact that my girlfriend and I were talking about the film and comparing notes the whole way home says a lot about its integrity.
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Film
The extended trailer for Independence Day 2 is here and holy sh..
The folks over at 20th Century Fox have released an extended trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence and OH MY GOD.
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Film
Star Wars has smashed yet another record
"Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens blasted into IMAX theatres across the globe, it has set numerous records and resonated with audiences."
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Film
The 5th Wave: Five waves, 105 incomplete plot lines
You know it’s bad when you apologise to your friends halfway through a movie for dragging them along.
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Film
ID2: they're coming
Independence Day: Resurgence sees the return of the alien visitors to Earth, set to destroy life as we know it once again.
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AOC
Win a free trip for two to the Kennedy Space Centre with AOC
Following the release of The Martian, and in the spirit of technological discovery and exploration, AOC has launched a grand prize draw.
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Film
Kiwis rank top 100 films of all time
In a recent poll undertaken by Flicks.co.nz, Kiwis have ranked what they think are the 100 greatest movies ever made. They’ve also ranked the worst.
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Apple
Trailer for new Steve Jobs film finally here
The first official trailer for the much-hyped Steve Jobs film has been released.
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CFO
Government-funded Callaghan Innovation offering $50,000 drone competition prize
Government-funded Callaghan Innovation has launched a competition with $50,000 up for grabs to develop unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology for th
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Gaming
Film review: Fifty Shades of Great?
Not quite. My first thoughts when embarking on a cinema experience with Fifty Shades of Grey were that it would be Fifty shades of crap.
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Gaming
Would you like a sex toy with that?
The release of hotly anticipated Fifty Shades film has led to an increase in sex toys.