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Backwards Broadway

Jul 09, 19 Backwards Broadway

I have 2 x double passes for BACKWARDS BROADWAY, redeemable for any show during the season running Friday 19 July – Sunday 11 August, at Neverland Theatre, Northlakes.

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What broadway show would you like to star in?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #BackwardsBroadway, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

SEASON RUNS 19 JULY – 11 AUGUST

SYNOPSIS:

First presented by MBTC in 2018, Backwards Broadway embraces the 
diversity we see in the world. As such, the production presents a  
unique twist: the opportunity to experience famous Broadway songs  
performed by the opposite gender. The show brings together 20 local  
singers, dancers and actors to present performances from hit Broadway  
musicals including Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Mean  
Girls, Hairspray and many more.

Moreton Bay Theatre Company is an independent, not-for-profit theatre  
company based in North Lakes, Queensland. MBTC provides a safe and  
supportive environment for all to participate in theatre and  
performance in all its guises. A portion of the ticket revenue will be  
dontaed to Headspace Redcliffe.

Ticket prices range from $20-35 each and are available from  
www.mbtc.com.au or at the box office at NeverLand Theatre, 5A/4-6  
Burke Crescent, North Lakes.

Thanks to Moreton Bay Theatre Company

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Spider-man : Far From Home

Jul 05, 19 Spider-man : Far From Home

IN CINEMAS NOW

SYNOPSIS:

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. 


https://www.spidermanfarfromhome.movie

Thanks to Sony Pictures Australia

REVIEW:

Nerida

The MCU is in great hands! I personally have been of the opinion that Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man and that the MCU has handled Spider-Man better than previous iterations. I believe Far From Home is proof of that.

I am blown away at the quality of this film – The writing, action, story, and characters are all at a higher calibre than we’ve seen in most of the previous MCU films. I did not once find myself bored. I was always entertained by some aspect of the movie. The high school romance, the elemental battles, and most of all Mysterio.

Mysterio was the big highlight of this. I never thought I’d see Mysterio on the big screen and now we have him in movie where he is done PERFECTLY. He was absolutely flawless and a big stand out character of the MCU. Jake Gyllenhal was born for this role and was used to the fullest of his abilities and the characters abilities.

In the end, this is what Spider-Man should be. Tom Holland is fantastic and is set to lead the future of the MCU.



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Balloon

May 31, 19 Balloon

IN CINEMAS NOW as part of the
GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL

SYNOPSIS:

Known for Germany’s all-time biggest grossing movies Manitou’s Shoe (2001) and Dreamship Surprise (2004), comedy personality Michael “Bully” Herbig now makes his directing foray into thrillers, recreating a gripping historical event.

1979, East Germany at the height of the Cold War. Günter Wetzel (David Kross, The Reader), a bricklayer, and his friend Peter Strelzyk (Friedrich Mücke), an electrician, can no longer bear the oppressive regime. The two men and their wives resolve to undertake a mission to secretly build a hot air balloon from scratch that will carry them and their families over the border fence to freedom. Over the course of the next 18 months they sew 1,000 square metres of cloth and gather countless weather reports from West German radio with the Stasi (State Police) hot on their heels. A nerve-racking battle against the clock begins…

https://germanfilmfestival.com.au

Thanks to Palace Cinemas & The German Film Festival

REVIEW:

Nerida

‘Why do we bother guarding the border? Wouldn’t we be better off without those traitors?’ This question by a Stasi-official pinpoints the paradox of communism: if a system without freedom would be better than a free society, why would citizens escape this system? The German film ‘Balloon’ doesn’t elaborate on the pros and cons of political systems; instead, it is a thriller filled with suspense, about two families trying to cross the border between East and West in a home made hot air balloon. The thriller-element is far more important than the political side of the story. The director doesn’t shy away from classic Hollywood screenwriting clichés, but he gets away with it.

I was gripped by the story, although it’s clear that it’s made more exciting than it was in reality. The excellent Wikipedia-entry ‘East German balloon escape’ is interesting reading material for those who want to compare the film with reality. Besides being a fine thriller, ‘Balloon’ also shows very well the effects authoritarian societies has on its citizens. They risk their own lives and those of their young children, in order to stop living in a big lie. Many films have shown the gruesome aspects of East German communism, but this brings you another aspect of it all.

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Disney’s Aladdin

May 21, 19 Disney’s Aladdin

I have 30 double passes to the preview screening of Disney’s Aladdin, TONIGHT Tuesday 21 May at 6pm at Event Cinemas, Myer Centre.

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the statement below:

“What would you use genie’s lamp to wish for?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #Aladdin, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas MAY 23
But see it first at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”), who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August (“Dark Shadows,” “Big Fish”) and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith (“Ali,” “Men in Black”) as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban (“Legion”) as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; and Billy Magnussen (“Maniac”) as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders. 

Thanks to Walt Disney Studios Australia

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Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion

May 12, 19 Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion

I have 3 family in-season passes to ASTERIX: THE SECRET OF THE MAGIC POTION

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“If you had a magic potion – what would you like it to do?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #AsterixMovie, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas MAY 30

SYNOPSIS:

On the 60th anniversary of the much-adored comic book series, Asterix and Obelix embark on a quest across Gaul looking for a young druid worthy of learning the secret of the magic potion – a formula which has long helped to keep the Gaulish village safe against Julius Cesar and his invading army. However, once Asterix and Obelix begin their quest, all hell breaks loose at home as the Romans start attacking the village, and an evil wizard named Sulfurix does everything he can to steal the potion’s secret recipe.

Thanks to Icon Films

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2040

May 07, 19 2040

I have 5 double passes to the preview screening of 2040, Monday 20 May at 6:30pm at Event Cinemas Indooroopilly.

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the statement below:

“Tell me something little you do, that makes a big impact on the environment”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #2040film, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas MAY 23
But see it first at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Structured as a visual letter to his four-year-old daughter about the world he hopes she will inherit, 2040 blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these regenerative practices could help shape the world for future generations.

Drawing on the best minds from around the world to focus on climate, economics, technology, civil society, agriculture and sustainability, the film maps out a pathway for change that can lead us to a more ecologically sustainable and equitable future. 2040 is an aspirational film full of hope about the possibility to make changes that will shift the course for humanity and the planet. 2040 is the narrative the next generation needs to see, to aspire to, and to believe is possible.

Thanks to Madman Entertainment

www.whatsyour2040.com

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