THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE-MOVIE REVIEW

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You don’t need to see the first Nut Job movie to follow the sequel’s nonsensical plot and the script’s preference for poor quality puns. The movie, a sub-par animated sequel burns with a proletarian rage. The film’s mean-spirited tone picks on both creatures and humans, like construction workers for being illiterate, animals almost too dumb to survive and the wicked rich. As in the original, the idea of jokes end in to burps and farts, as well as physical comedy gags in which a character is electrocuted, bonked on the head, or otherwise injured in a way that's played for laughs. Some of the human characters use weapons, particularly the gun-toting mayor. A father and daughter are almost sadistic in the way they treat animals, and a child is shot with a dart gun. But there's a clear message about the idea of creating your family by choice -- in this case, a community of animals that protect and take care of one another.

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TOUGH CAMERA COMPANION FOR TOUGH CONDITIONS

Tough_camera_companion_for_tough_conditionsWhether it’s riding the crashing waves of Piha, climbing the magnificent Aoraki Mt Cook or cycling amongst Rotorua’s Redwoods, thrill-seekers need a camera that is going to be as tough as their conditions and that will never fail to capture amazing photos.

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Fujifilm gets up close and professional with new macro lens

XF80mm_F2_8_RRP_1999_on_X_E3_for_referenceClose up photographers can now explore and capture even the tiniest details with the release of Fujifilm’s new macro lens.

The FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens is now available in New Zealand and joins a massive XF lens line-up bringing the first 1.0x magnification mid-telephoto macro lens for X-Series mirrorless cameras.

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle-Movie Review

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Jumanji has been upgraded for 2017. The 90’s family adventure was a fantasy romp about young children getting drawn in to a board game which results in rescue of the former player, who is now an adult, Robin Williams. The game sets of a series of adventure by roll of dice. Jumanji in 2017 is a video game which is reminiscent of Indiana Jones and Freaky Friday.

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Bryan Adams tour news: VIP experience available + bus service added for Matakana show

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Bryan Adams is bringing his GET UP world tour to four of the country’s most iconic and picturesque outdoor summer venues in 2018. He’ll be supported by Kiwi icons Dave Dobbyn and The Jordan Luck Band.

The tour takes in Matakana Country Park north of Auckland on January 2, the TSB Bowl of Brooklands in New Plymouth on January 4, ASB Baypark Stadium in Mount Maunganui on January 5 and Black Barn in Hawkes Bay on January 6.

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