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New Zealander auctions ghosts in a bottle

A New Zealand woman sells two vials that she says contain the ghosts of an old man and a young girl for almost $2000, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Call me loyal

As Bic Runga, Tim Finn and Dave Dobbyn prepare to reunite for their winery tour, they reflect on the pleasure of playing together, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Bigelow’s Oscars will change Hollywood, slowly

The number of women working in Hollywood’s film industry has declined in recent years, but Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar win for ‘The Hurt Locker’ may just change things, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Baby on Board screening

Come along to the Baby on Board preview screening of ‘The Boys are Back’, starring Clive Owen, on MiNDFOOD.

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Why ‘The Hurt Locker’ won

In a historical context, The Hurt Locker’s best picture Oscar win is surprising. So why did it receive top honours? On MiNDFOOD.

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A moment with: Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall switches gears to political player in Roman Polanski’s thriller, ‘The Ghost Writer’, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Oscars: The Winners

Find out who’s winning the top awards at the 82nd Academy Awards, on MiNDFOOD.

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Iceland votes down recession tax

Icelandic voters have vented their fury at bankers and politicians who ruined their economy, overwhelmingly rejecting a $5 billion deal to repay overseas debts.

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‘Bankrupt’ Greeks told to sell their islands

Two political allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel say Greece should sell off some of its islands to pay off its debts.

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Rio Rossellini

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Think you’re too old for Hollywood?

Want to be an actor, but you are beyond your 20s? Perhaps directing is the better option with filmmakers of all ages receiving attention and accolades. MiNDFOOD reports.

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Interview: Claudia Karvan

Claudia Karvan, star of the film ‘Daybreakers’, on the challenges associated with the horror genre, interview on MiNDFOOD.

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Meet us on the bus

MiNDFOOD hops on the back of the bus in Wellington.

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Interview: Emmanuel Benbihy, Cities of Love founder

Emmanuel Benbihy, the man who brought you ‘New York, I Love You’, on filmmaking and Natalie Portman, interview on MiNDFOOD.

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David Bowie’s new makeover

Once the glittering chameleon of the pop world, David Bowie has assumed a new role spending his Golden Years in anonymity, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Burton’s ‘Wonderland’ embraces 3-D fad

Hollywood has seen a boom in 3-D movies as the major studios create new entertainment for a new generation of audiences.

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Depp voted Japan’s leading man

Moviegoers in Japan can’t get enough of Johnny Depp, naming him their favourite actor for a record seventh straight year.

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Under the spotlight: Woody Harrelson

Oscar contender Woody Harrelson says he is a changed man after working on the military themed movie ‘The Messenger’, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Tolstoy takes Christopher Plummer to the Oscars

Considered one of the finest actors of his generation Christopher Plummer has been over looked by the Academy for decades, until now, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Cuba struggles to preserve past in hard times

With its two very different faces, Old Havana is both the centerpiece of Cuban tourism and a symbol of the city’s larger problems, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Alicia Frankovich’s performance works

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Bollywood horror movie challenge

A Bollywood filmmaker has issued a lucrative challenge to horror movie fans: a $12,000 reward for anyone who can watch his latest thriller alone in a cinema until the closing credits, reports MiNDFOOD.

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The ageing renegade

He built a reputation making movies on Hollywood’s fringe, but at age 46 with one Oscar in hand and another possibly on the way, Quentin Tarantino now finds himself the consummate industry insider.

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Dark side of sculptor Henry Moore

Sculptor Henry Moore is portrayed as a radical who explored a dark world of sex, war and death in a new exhibition in London, reports MiNDFOOD.

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