The Empire Strikes Back

The SMH finds Tem Morrison carrying the antipodean banner in the new Star Wars blockbuster, Episode II: Attack of the Clones – the latest installment of George Lucas’s epic fantasy: “The best chance to shine falls to New Zealand’s Temuera Morrison, best known for Once Were Warriors, who plays an evil bounty hunter.” Morrison appears with fellow NZers Daniel Logan as a young Boba Fett (“impressively acted” according to the Houston Press), and Jay Laga’aia alongside thirteen Australians in the cast and “stormtroopers with New Zealand accents”.

 


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Roseanne Liang’s Shadow in the Cloud a Blast

Roseanne Liang’s Shadow in the Cloud a Blast

“Imagine how Ripley of Alien would handle a Nightmare at 20,000 Feet-style gremlin attack. Sound wild? Roseanne Liang’s female empowerment thriller delivers on that premise.” Variety’s Peter Debruge reviews the New…