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Walking Out Posted by on Mar 19, 2018

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Tomb Raider

Mar 16, 18 Tomb Raider



Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

Thanks to Roadshow




Finally a video game movie that breaks the video game movie curse. It is so much fun & exciting as well as crafted beautifully. Overall, a solid story with great action and some surprises I wasn’t expecting. Alicia Vikander crushed it as Lara Croft

Vikander is the new queen of action films! I was so impressed by her performance throughout the course of this film.The entire cast was solid. The film definitely has an Indiana Jones vibe which I think is epic! I spotted some nods to the original games.

The film is very well grounded and gritty. The action sequences and visuals are stunning. Definitely brought the 2013 version of Tomb Raider to life with a bang. Vikander’s Lara Croft is a hero that is flawed yet keeps pushing forward and you see that in Vikander’s performance.

While Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed stumbled, Tomb Raider rises above the pack with superb storytelling, great action and impressive performances.

Some of plot elements are predictable and cliche as is the case in many action films but there’s plenty of twists and excitement along with the stellar cast performance and action sequences to make this a must see if action films are your thing!

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Red Sparrow

Mar 05, 18 Red Sparrow



Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School,’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Thanks to 20th Century Fox




When I saw the teaser trailer for this film I was instantly hooked. It had a few things going for it. I am a fan of a well made spy thriller. I have yet to jump on that weird bandwagon of disliking Jennifer Lawrence so seeing her cast in a film like this was an exciting prospect. Lastly, the film seemed to be one that could have the right mix of style, sex, and thrill. I heard pretty bad things as I usually do, but I enjoyed it. Its not amazing or up there in terms of spy thrillers but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

The film offers a lot of style, yes more so than substance. its shot well and the locale adds to the brand of the film. Lawrence’s accent seems wonky and I’m not sure its ever really easy to get used to. The romance and the sex scenes were also a bit of a struggle to believe as well.  The film is long, maybe a little two long, but I thought it was interesting enough. The film also offers brutal torture and violence and sexual scenes that will make people uncomfortable. Get past that and I think its a fairly decent spy thriller.

Its not overly smart and doesn’t offer any thing that makes you feel like you experienced an excellent twist or exquisite storytelling. The film does manage to meet expectations and offer a bit of beauty on the screen, despite the rather ugly and violent nature of the film. Lawrence is very committed to the role and I still believe she’s one of the best actresses in the industry today. Don’t expect anything spectacular, but go in to see a decently made spy thriller that does not shy away from sex, torture, and violence.

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Mary Magdalene

Mar 02, 18 Mary Magdalene

I have 5 double passes for the preview screening of MARY MAGDALENE, 6:30pm, Wednesday 14 March, at Palace Barracks Cinemas

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

“Who inspires you to live your best life?”

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

In Cinemas MARCH 22
But see it first, at the preview screening!


Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.

Thanks to Transmission Films

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In The Fade

Feb 26, 18 In The Fade



We have 1 double pass for the screening of IN THE FADE as part of the DENDY DAMES event, 7pm, Wednesday 7 March, at Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo. Your double pass includes a drink on arrival and a goody bag!

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

“How do you ensure that your light shines bright, and doesn’t fade away?”

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

See it first at the Dendy Dames Event!


Join Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo for a Dendy Dames screening of IN THE FADE, starring Diane Kruger, on Wednesday March 7 at 7:00pm. Enjoy a drink on arrival and goody bag!

Experience it in Premium Lounge with the above, plus a pizza and dessert package.

“They’ll be punished, I promise you…”

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

Thanks to Dendy Coorparoo

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The Right Stuff

Feb 23, 18 The Right Stuff

I have 1 double pass for the special screening of THE RIGHT STUFF as part of the IN THE HOUSE CULT FILM CLASSICS, 7pm, Friday 2 March, at Event Cinemas, Myer Centre

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

“Which planet you’d like to visit if you were an astronaut and why?”

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



The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

The movie stars a young Ed Harris and Dennis Quaid! We’re going full space with this one (I’m talking slow motion gravity walks and everything)!

Thanks to Event Cinemas Myer Centre

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Game Night

Feb 22, 18 Game Night



Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.

Thanks to Roadshow




Game Night may not be a great film by any stretch of the imagination – to be granted I wasn’t expecting much heading in…but it’s definitely a fun and an entertaining ride from beginning to the very end. Lamorne Morris and Billy Magnussen are some of the obvious standouts among the film’s enjoyable cast of characters, but Jesse Plemons is the true MVP, stealing every single one of his scenes with ease. The film isn’t without its problems, with the convoluted third act jumping the shark almost to the point of parody, and not all of the jokes land (although most do thanks to the cast’s great comedic timing), but nonetheless Game Night makes for a perfectly fun time at the movies.

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