Blaxploitation Movie Night

Apr 23, 17 Blaxploitation Movie Night

We have 2 double pass experiences for the BASEMENT UNDERGROUND MOVIES with the controversial BLAXPLOITATION genre, from 6:30pm Wednesday 26 April, at Padre, Wooloongabba.

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

“What Disco tune do you love to get your groove on with?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #BasementUnderground), Facebook, or below!

Only ONE experience – can’t be missed!

Kristian Fletcher Events launches BASEMENT UNDERGROUND MOVIES at Padre with the controversial BLAXPLOITATION genre!

Tickets $10 + booking fee (18+ event)

Arrive for drinks from 6pm. Padre’s upstairs bar will be playing themed music to get you into the mood. The basement space opens 6.30pm with pre-show entertainment followed by the movie itself.

“DISCO 9000” (1977) (97 min)
Fass Black is bullied into play another record label’s music at his disco. When He’s In The Groove The Mob Better Move!

Order a Vespa Pizza to enjoy during the movie!

www.kristianfletcher.com

Returning in MAY with Frankenstein Meet the Space Monster – Reunion Screening

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A Dog’s Purpose

Apr 21, 17 A Dog’s Purpose

 

We have 5 double in-season passes for A DOG’S PURPOSE!

For your chance to win a double pass, create your own “A Dog’s Purpose” poster – with your furry friend, or one you wish you had!

Head to http://www.mydogspurpose.com.au/ to upload your photo and create your own poster.

Upload your creation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or below – tagging @reviewbrisbane and #ADogsPurpose so we see it!

In Cinemas MAY 4

SYNOPSIS:

Based on the beloved, bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron and from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules & The 100-Foot Journey), A DOG’S PURPOSE shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad), who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

STARRING Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa and Josh Gad and DIRECTED by Lasse Hallström

Thanks to Entertainment One

www.adogspurpose.com.au

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Fate of the Furious

Apr 19, 17 Fate of the Furious

In Cinemas APRIL 12

SYNOPSIS:

On the heels of 2015’s Fast & Furious 7, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: Fast & Furious 8.

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

For Fast & Furious 8, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.

Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia

#F8

REVIEW:

Nerida:

The F&F franchise has turned into The Expendables with cars, and like the last film, it gladly embraces its absurd plot and over-the-top action set pieces. It starts off with Dom on his honeymoon in Cuba where he is interrupted by a mysterious woman called ‘Cipher’ played by Charlize Theron. She forces him to turn against his team in order to do a series of jobs for her taking him from New York to Russia. Theron fits the role perfectly, she is menacing, seductive and manipulative and could play a perfect Bond villain.

Just as it threatens to be gloomy, there is some laughs to be had. Dwayne Johnson and the Stath have a good taunting scene where they shout puns at each from their prison cells. But yet again Tyrese Gibson gives us his best improv yet as he constantly pokes fun at everyone including new comer Scott Eastwood.

Another thing that the franchise does so well is give us some breathtaking stunts with minimal CGI (only when needed). The film doesn’t disappoint, some of the standout moments include vehicles being flipped left right and centre, cars being driven out of a buildings, an opening race sequence and wrecking ball scene to name a few. However its not perfect, there is a lot of pointless exposition dialogue to keep us up to date with what is going on.

Nitpicking aside, don’t go into F8 expecting any realism or logic because there is none of it here. Just turn your brain off because its more brawn than brain. Like its predecessors, its filled with exciting, over the top, adrenaline fuelled action thrills; and there’s enough harpoon guns to give Batman a run for his money. Just go into it with an open mind and you will enjoy it a lot more, its a great time at the cinema.

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Pork Pie

Apr 18, 17 Pork Pie

 

We have 5 double in-season passes for PORK PIE

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

“Where do you want to go on a road trip to?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (with the hashtag #PorkPie, tagging @reviewbrisbane so we see it), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas MAY 4

SYNOPSIS:

Jon (Dean O’Gorman, THE HOBBIT Trilogy, TRUMBO), a charming but out-of-luck novelist, musters the bravery needed to try and win back the love of his life by surprising her at a friend’s wedding. One problem: he’s in Auckland and the wedding is in Wellington. After a failed attempt to make the journey south in his bomby Holden, Jon hitches a ride with Luke (James Rolleston, BOY, THE DARK HORSE), a sparky young dude driving a fancy new (and, unbeknownst to Jon, stolen) yellow MINI Cooper. Soon after, undercover vegan-activist Keira (Ashleigh Cummings, HOUNDS OF LOVE, ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’) climbs through the fast food drive-through window into the MINI bound for Wellington and the Blondini gang of three are formed. As they journey south, the most epic road trip of their lives ensues. To add to Jon’s romantic struggles, he and his two new mates become accidental outlaws on-the-run and soon have a frenzy of police and media hot in their pursuit… A wild ride across the magnificent scenery of New Zealand, PORK PIE opens in cinemas May 4.

Thanks to StudioCanal

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Cosi

Apr 06, 17 Cosi

We have 1 double pass for the opening night of COSI, 7:30pm, Friday 21 April, at Beenleigh Theatre Group, Cnr of Kent & Crete St, Beenleigh

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

“When do you find that it helps to be a “little crazy”?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #Cosi), Facebook, or below!

SEASON FROM 21 APRIL – 6 MAY
But see it first at the opening night!

SYNOPSIS:

COSI by Louis Nowra

The year is 1971 and as people march in the streets protesting against the Vietnam War a young director named Lewis endeavours to mount a production of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte in a small burnt-out theatre on the grounds of a mental institution with a cast of madmen. COSI explores the life lesson that Lewis experiences as his life is touched by these extraordinary people. As his operatic production lurches forward, the audience learn, along with Lewis, that when chasing your dreams it helps to be a little crazy. This play is a poignant look at life through the eyes of patients at an insane asylum. It’s an hilarious take on the madness of creative endeavour and the chaotic terror of getting up there and making a fool of yourself. First produced in 1992, COSI has become one of the most produced Australian plays. Semi-autobiographical in nature, Louis Nowra has written a terrific play about madness, illusion, sanity…and theatre.

Featuring Andrew Alley, Elodie Boal, Benjamin Bray, Bradley Chapman, Aaron Dora, Skyah Lunar Fishpool, Rachel Hunt, Dudley Powell, Brent Schon, Matt Steenson and Jermia Turner

Directed by Timothy Wynn

http://beenleightheatregroup.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BeenleighTheatre/

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