Happy Death Day

Sep 25, 17 Happy Death Day

We have 25 double passes for the preview screening of HAPPY DEATH DAY, 6:30pm, Monday October 9, at Event Cinmeas Myer Centre

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

“What do you like to do on your birthday?”

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

In Cinemas OCTOBER 12
But see it first, at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Paranormal Activity series) produces an original and inventive rewinding thriller in HAPPY DEATH DAY, in which a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.  HAPPY DEATH DAY is directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones).

Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia

www.HappyDeathDay.com.au

REVIEW:

Nerida:

As someone who has seen a few movies in my time, I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun I had watching HAPPY DEATH DAY.  The movie doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is definitely for the best. If anyone walks into a movie about a sorority girl living the same day over and over, and being killed over and over, and expects it to be some genre-defying horror perfection – that’s on them.

However, that doesn’t mean this is a bad movie by any means. Jessica Rothe as Tree Gelbman and Israel Broussard as Carter Davis are fantastic as the two leads. They have excellent chemistry and make us root for them. Rothe’s character wasn’t the typical horror movie sorority girl, either. She was cunning and badass. She made us believe she could actually figure this mess out.

There are curve balls thrown left and right –  You think the movie is about to end on at least two different occasions. The script is smart, there’s horror, there’s comedy, there’s drama, and of course, a little romance. Happy Death Day takes you in numerous directions, while also making sure you have fun along the way. This is definitely one of my favourite campy horror flicks out there. It even pokes fun at Groundhog Day, which it very clearly took some inspiration from. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys horror; again, it doesn’t redefine the genre and there are definitely an abundance of clichés. With that, though, there are still a handful of clever moments I certainly was not expecting.

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October 1 Movie Day

Sep 22, 17 October 1 Movie Day

We have 5 double passes for both sessions for the OCTOBER 1 MOVIE DAY, October 1 at Metro Arts!

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

“What session do you want to go to and why?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #October1MovieDay, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

ONE DAY ONLY!

SYNOPSIS:

Spend Queen’s Birthday holiday eve with an eclectic line-up of cult movies!

SESSION 1: BATTLE OF THE B-GRADE MOVIES

Three 60s low-budget, B movie “shockers” back to back! How many can YOU handle?
SCREENING FROM 2.30PM – 7pm
Brain that Wouldn’t Die 2.30pm
Creeping Terror 4pm
Manos: The Hands of Fate 5.30pm
ALL B-GRADE TICKETS $10 + booking fee

SESSION 2: PINK FLAMINGOS

**Back by popular demand!**
John Waters’ infamous 1972 flick. Strictly 18+
PINK FLAMINGOS (R18+) – screening 10pm
Two families battle it out for the title of ‘Filthiest People Alive’
‘One of the most vile, stupid and repulsive films ever

For more details and ticketing head to :
https://www.stickytickets.com.au/53891/sunday_1_october_movie_day_queens_birthday_eve.aspx

www.kristianfletcher.com

Thanks to Kristian Fletcher Events

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Troll 2 / Mac & Me – Double Feature

Sep 13, 17 Troll 2 / Mac & Me – Double Feature

We have 2 double passes for the preview screening of TROLL 2 and MAC & ME DOUBLE FEATURE, 6:30pm, Wednesday 20 September, at New Globe Theatre

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

“What is the worst movie you’ve ever seen?”

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

BACK FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

SYNOPSIS:

Kristian Fletcher Events brings two movies regarded as the WORST back to the big screen for one night only!

TROLL 2 (1990) (MA15+) – 6.30pm
A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.

followed by

MAC & ME (1998) (PG) – 8.15pm
An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy. Don’t miss the infamous McDonald’s dancing scene!

All tickets $15.00

18 + event with licensed bar

www.kristianfletcher.com

Thanks to Kristian Fletcher Events

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Final Portrait

Sep 12, 17 Final Portrait

We have 10 double passes for the preview screening of FINAL PORTRAIT, 6:30pm, Wednesday 27 September, at New Farm Cinemas

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

“Who would you like to paint a portrait of?”

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

In Cinemas OCTOBER 5
But see it first, at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees.

So begins not only the story of a touching and offbeat friendship, but, seen through the eyes of Lord, a uniquely revealing insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process. FINAL PORTRAIT is a bewitching portrait of a genius, and of a friendship between two men who are utterly different, yet increasingly bonded through a single, ever-evolving act of creativity. It is a film which shines a light on the artistic process itself, by turns exhilarating, exasperating and bewildering, questioning whether the gift of a great artist is a blessing or a curse.

Thanks to Transmission Films

 

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It

Sep 08, 17 It

In Cinemas SEPTEMBER 7

SYNOPSIS:

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

Thanks to Roadshow

REVIEW:

Nerida:

Not being the biggest fan of horror, what persuaded me to watch this movie was the blessing bestowed upon it by the stories original creator, Stephen King, who claimed: “I wasn’t prepared for how good it really was”. He’s not wrong.

As someone who has read the book, “IT” is quite extraordinary. The attention to detail, the subtle but effective comedic undertone and the exquisite cinematography not only do the original title proud, they make this re-imagining of the original classic even better than its predecessor.

It’s a very scary film but what impressed me was how true the film sticks to the original’s tricks; it isn’t filled with loud in-your-face jump scares, in fact, a lot of what makes this film scary is the slick cinematography and intricate shadow play. The use of lighting and creation of atmosphere is what makes this film so tense, which is why it’s perfectly suited for those who like horror movies but without the obnoxious gore.

And if you have never liked clowns before, you’re going to hate clowns even more because Bill Skarsgard’s performance as the new Pennywise will haunt your dreams for the next few weeks after you’ve watched this movie. What I appreciate about Skarsgard is that he doesn’t try too hard to emulate or imitate or channel Tim Curry, Skarsgard does his own take of creepy. And because Pennywise is pretty much invincible to a certain extent, you’ll see him pop up in the most unlikeliest of places meaning when you least expect him, that’s when he’ll scare you to your core so brace yourselves for surprises around every corner. Another reason why the timing of this movie’s arrival could not be more perfect is because today’s visual effects compliment Pennywise’s limitless abilities and so director Andy Muschietti and his crew have the creative freedom to not only realise some of the scare points in the book but they managed to also go beyond that. “IT” goes for massive, it goes for bold, it goes for bloody, not a single boring minute. You will laugh, you will scream, you will have nightmares, hands down one of the best horror movies ever made.

 

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