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Hey there, movie enthusiasts!

Our community of movie-goers is a diverse and passionate bunch, and we’re proud to give them a platform on MovieGainz. We’ve got something for everyone, from our Let’s B-Reel podcast where we dish on everything movies and invite fellow fans to join us. You can catch us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and plenty of other podcasting platforms.

But that’s not all – we’re all over social media too! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and Pinterest for engaging content and lively discussions on all things movies. We’re not just any movie site – we go deep, with detailed box office predictions and analysis, 4K/UHD reviews, Awards Season predictions and analysis, and of course, film reviews – where we strive to be fair and impartial.

So come and join us at MovieGainz, where the movie magic is always happening. And by the way, we’re proud members of the New Zealand Film Society and Film Independent – just in case you needed more reasons to love us!

But wait, there’s more! Our weekly email newsletter is the perfect way to stay up-to-date on all our latest reviews, box office predictions, 4K/UHD reviews, Awards Season predictions, and more.

Who are we?

James Lusty

Creative Director • Podcast Host • Box Office Analyst

James Lusty - MovieGainz

Hey there! My passion for film started in 2010, when I was lucky enough to snag a seat in a packed theater showing the mind-bending masterpiece, Inception. From that moment on, I was hooked! Film has since become an integral part of my life, delivering important life lessons, profound messages, and some good old-fashioned fun that I can’t get enough of.

That’s why I started MovieGainz – a platform where I can share my cinematic insights and connect with others over our shared love of film. When I’m not busy running things at MovieGainz, I like to spend my downtime with my loved ones or shooting hoops on the basketball court.

Nayan Vallabh

Associate Creative Director • Podcast Host • Physical Media Specialist

Nayan Vallabh - MovieGainz

Oh boy, do I love a good game of Rugby or Ice Hockey! But when I’m not cheering for my favorite team, you can usually find me cracking open a cold one and glued to my screen watching films. I’ve been a film buff ever since I was a little tike, and that passion has only grown stronger since I joined the amazing MovieGainz community.

There’s just something about movies that transports me to different worlds and lets me experience all sorts of emotions. And you know what I love most about them? The music, baby! Whenever I hear a well-composed score, it just hits me right in the feels and helps me connect with the story even more. That’s why my all-time favorite is Hans Zimmer’s mind-blowing music from Interstellar.