Kate Rodger's Movie Review: Independence Day: Resurgence

  • 24/06/2016
(Paul Henry)
(Paul Henry)

The sci‐fi blockbuster, Independence Day: Resurgence, picks up where the original left off 20 years ago.

Newshub Entertainment Editor Kate Rodger gave Paul Henry her take.

REVIEW: INDEPENDENCE DAY RESURGENCE

Using recovered extra-terrestrial technology, the nations of Earth collaborate on an immense defence programme to protect the planet. When the aliens attack with unprecedented force, only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save the world.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THE BIG CHILL

A once close‐knit gang of friends ‐‐ including an actor (JoBeth Williams), a doctor (Glenn Close) and her husband (Kevin Kline), a Vietnam veteran (William Hurt), and a journalist (Tom Berenger) ‐‐ meets for a weekend after the funeral of their much‐envied friend Alex, who committed suicide. The friends spend the weekend confronting the personal truths, sacrifices and betrayals that have left them disenchanted. Each must contend with unresolved issues they have with Alex, and with one another.

TOP 5:

1. Me Before You

2. Warcraft

3. The Conjuring 2

4. Now You See Me 2

5. Finding Dory

Talk Money: June 24

The opinion polls say the Brexit vote is too close to call. But the financial markets are expecting a victory for the 'Remain' camp.

So if 'Leave' wins the pound could fall ten to fifteen percent in value. Global stock markets will sell off as well.

But for now the Pound is at its high for the year against the Trade Weighted Index ( a basket of the currencies of the UK's major trading partners).

The New Zealand dollar was trading at 48.89 pence at 6am. The pound has gained in value this week as traders have become more confident in a win for Remain.

That confidence has also seen investors prepared to take on more risk by buying currencies like the New Zealand dollar. The Kiwi has reached a 13-month high against the US dollar, trading at 72.40 US cents.

The New Zealand dollar was trading at 48.89 pence at 6am. The pound has gained in value this week as traders have become more confident in a win for Remain.

That confidence has also seen investors prepared to take on more risk by buying currencies like the New Zealand dollar. The Kiwi has reached a 13-month high against the US dollar, trading at 72.40 US cents.

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