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Terminator : Dark Fate

Oct 28, 19 Terminator : Dark Fate

I have 5 double passes to the preview screening of TERMINATOR: DARK FATE, Wednesday 30 October at 6:30pm at Reading Cinemas, Newmarket

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

“Do you believe in fate?”

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

In Cinemas OCTOBER 31

SYNOPSIS:

Returning to the original premise of the first two TERMINATOR films, where an unstoppable killing machine relentlessly pursues an unsuspecting human target in our contemporary world, TERMINATOR DARK FATE picks up where T2 left off. With the return of the franchise creator James Cameron and its two iconic stars, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, this ultimate big screen spectacle features new characters, intense action and cutting-edge special visual effects – all from the visionary director of DEADPOOL, Tim Miller.

Thanks to 20th Century Fox

REVIEW:

Nerida

Terminator: Dark Fate was not a film I went into with any expectations for. I might have been disappointed (I was fully braced for that, in fact), I hoped to be entertained. I certainly did not expect it to match either of the first two terminator films, if it was better than the remaining T films, that would be nice.

At first it follows very much T2’s blueprint, but that’s no bad thing. The Terminator films work best as a game of cat and mouse, and there is real thill in the Dark Fate’s chase. The new model machines and their subsidiaries are nice additions, I particularly enjoyed the “Rev-9” future killer. The “enhanced” human was a nice idea, and did add something to the film, but as yet I haven’t decided quite what.

Dark Fate’s MA15 certificate definitely was a good decision- and I’m not just being a gore hound here- it helps add to the fear and believability. Dark Fate is nasty in places and it not feeling sanitised like the last three films helped me buy into the fear more than if it was the same film but cleaned up. The action escalates to the point of ridiculousness, but I was able to suspend belief. Also although there clearly are lots (hundreds) of effects shots the CGI is very convincing.

Some critics have moaned about ham fisted efforts for cultural relevance, having T1 & T2 on too high on a pedestal that no movie could ever compare, and efforts to insert the Holy Grail of a “strong female character” (or three). Frankly none of that stuff crossed my mind, I was in the cinema to watch death, destruction, and explosions as humans run from futuristic robot killers. That should be what you go to see Dark Fate for, too, or you’ll be disappointed.

Overall a welcome return to the series, some new ideas and clever twists, as well as a few very obvious ones. Somewhere nearer to T2 than the last three Terminator films, Dark Fate was never going to break any ground, but it does cover plenty of it pleasingly. I was entertained the whole way through. Perfect popcorn cinema.

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Arctic Justice

Oct 21, 19 Arctic Justice

I have 1 family in-season pass and prize pack to ARCTIC JUSTICE

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

“What would you like to be “Top Dog” of?”

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

In Cinemas NOVEMBER 7

SYNOPSIS:

Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic’s star husky couriers).

To prove himself worthy of the Top Dog role, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and delivers a package to a mysterious location. He stumbles upon a secret fortress where he comes face to face with Otto Von Walrus, a blubbery evil genius who commands a loyal army of puffin henchmen. Swifty soon discovers Von Walrus’ plan to melt the polar ice caps and flood the world in order to reign supreme. Now, Swifty has to enlist the help of his friends: PB, a concerned polar bear, Lemmy, a scatterbrained albatross, Bertha and Leopold, two conspiracy theorist otters and Jade, a worldly fox. This ragtag group of Arctic misfits has to band together to stop Von Walrus’ sinister plans and save the day.

Thanks to Icon Films

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The Report

Oct 17, 19 The Report

I have 10 double passes to the preview screening of THE REPORT, Monday 28 October at 6:30pm at Palace James St.

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

“Tell me what topic you’d like a report written on”

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

In Cinemas NOVEMBER 14
And November 29 on Amazon Prime

SYNOPSIS:

The Report is a riveting thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public.

The Report is written and directed by Scott Z. Burns and features outstanding performances by a powerful cast led by Adam Driver, Annette Bening, and Jon Hamm. Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll, and Maura Tierney complete the powerful ensemble that brings this essential story to life.

Thanks to Transmission Films and Amazon Originals

https://www.transmissionfilms.com.au/films/the-report



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After The Wedding

Oct 10, 19 After The Wedding

I have 10 double passes to the preview screening of AFTER THE WEDDING, Wednesday 16 October at 6:30pm at Palace James St

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

“What charity would you love to donate millions to?”

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

In Cinemas OCTOBER 24

SYNOPSIS:

As if driven by an inescapable force, Isabel (Michelle Williams) has devoted her life to running an orphanage in a Calcutta slum. With funds running dry, a potential donor, who requires she travel from India to New York, to deliver a presentation in-person, contacts Isabel. At first balking at the demand of an uncommitted philanthropist, she relents, and travels to a city she deliberately hasn’t returned to in over two decades.   

Once in New York, Isabel lands uncomfortably in the sites of the orphanage’s possible benefactor, Theresa Young (Julianne Moore), a multi-millionaire media mogul. From the glittering skyscraper where she runs her successful business, to the glorious Oyster Bay estate, where she lives happily with her artist husband, Oscar Carlson (Billy Crudup), 21-year-old daughter, Grace (Abby Quinn), and eight-year-old twins, Theo and Otto, Theresa’s life couldn’t appear to be more perfect. But appearances are only skin deep, and Isabel and Theresa have more in common than meets the eye.

While Isabel thinks she’ll soon be returning to her beloved orphanage, Theresa has other plans. She insists Isabel attend Grace’s wedding at the family’s estate. The joyful event becomes a catalyst for a revelation that upends the lives of both women, and the people who love them most.

With the same quiet depth and intensity found in Ordinary People and Terms of Endearment, After the Wedding celebrates the complex, transformative power of the most primal of human connections, as well as the ever-expanding definition of what makes a family.


Based on the Academy Award nominated film by Susanne Bier, After the Wedding stars: Academy Award winner Julianne Moore (Bel Canto, Gloria), Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams (Venom, I Feel Pretty), Billy Crudup (Where’d You Go, Bernadette), Abby Quinn (Bumblebee, Good Girls Get High), and Alex Esola (Orange is the New Black, The Young Pope).

Thanks to Rialto Distribution



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Pavarotti

Oct 03, 19 Pavarotti

I have 5 double passes to the preview screening of PAVAROTTI, Thursday 17 October at 6:30pm at Event Cinemas, Indooroopilly

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

“What is your extraordinary talent?”

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

In Cinemas OCTOBER 24

SYNOPSIS:

From two-time Academy Award® winning director Ron Howard and the team behind the worldwide success The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, comes a documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti. PAVAROTTI is an in-depth, no holds barred look at the life, career and lasting legacy of the musical icon who sold over 100 million records in his lifetime. Dubbed “The People’s Tenor”, Pavarotti was the rare combination of personality, genius and celebrity. He used his prodigious gifts to spread the gospel of opera as entertainment, and something to be enjoyed by all music lovers. Through the sheer force of his talent, Pavarotti commanded the great stages of the world, and captured the hearts of audiences everywhere. Featuring rare interviews with his family and colleagues, and never-before-seen footage, PAVAROTTI goes beyond the iconic public figure to reveal the man himself.

Thanks to Madman Entertainment

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The Shawshank Redemption

Oct 02, 19 The Shawshank Redemption

I have 3 double passes to the special 25th Anniversary screening of THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION , Saturday 5 October at 2:30pm at Metro Arts

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

“What is your favourite quote from The Shawshank Redemption?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the #Shawshank25th, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

Only ONE Special Screening

SYNOPSIS:

This October, celebrate 25 years of SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION – a film which is referred to as one of the greatest of all time!

On Saturday 5 October, Kristian Fletcher presents a special 25th anniversary screening of the 1994 movie SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION at Metro Arts, Brisbane City.

Screening at 2.30pm, Shawshank Redemption tells the story of two imprisoned men who bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Starring Tim Robbins & Morgan Freeman and based on the novella by Stephen King, the movie is the highest ranking film on movie website Imdb – making it one of the most popular movies of all time.

A box office bomb on first release, Shawshank Redemption found a following on home video and via television replays.

TICKETS $12.00 + booking fee (15+ event)

Kristian Fletcher has presented movie events in Brisbane for over eighteen years

Thanks to Kristian Fletcher Events



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