I, Tonya

Jan 30, 18 I, Tonya

IN CINEMAS NOW!

SYNOPSIS:

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Thanks to Roadshow

#ITonya

REVIEW:

Nerida:

The trailer for this film did its job and wow did this film not disappoint on what was pitched in those trailers. I personally did not know the whole story in-depth of Tonya Harding primarily because I was only young when “the incident” happened -however after watching this I am intrigued with her story, even if its from many unreliable view points.

Firstly the directing in this film is fantastic from start to finish, Craig Gillespie has done a brilliant job with this film there is not a fault with it. He has managed to capture the high intensity of the skating scenes which a brilliantly shot to the much more slow paced character moments. Neither type of scene seems out of place, rushed or to slow. He as a director is definitely on my radar!

The Cast is brilliant all around however I’m going to focus on the three main players of the film. Firstly Margot Robbie, who is time and again proving that she is a fantastic young actress and will go on to do great things in the future. Her performance is fantastic, its so good that you very quickly get over the fact that its her and you accept that its actually Tonya there. She embodies the character extremely well and leaves and ever last impression, you feel almost sympathy to her as if she is actually the victim? It is her best work to date. Next Allison Janney, now this actress does not get enough big roles for me, she is extremely underrated and deserves much more praise then she get. This is her best performance that I’ve seen, even though she is playing and extremely horrible person. Coupled together with the dialogue and the ridiculous outfits, that are perfect, she is a shining light in the film and 100% deserves some type of award absolutely brilliant. Lastly is Sebastian Stan who is again brilliant and even though he portrays a man that does terrible things, you again feel a strange sympathy towards him because he didn’t mean it to happen, well he says he didn’t but we should take that with a pinch of salt. Stan is fantastic!

Overall I wasn’t expecting much from this film even though the trailers looked promising, I was blown away by this film it is extremely good and it has a great re-watachability to it. This film is very good, extremely funny at times but does a serious side to it at times and so it should. With all the awards talk, it’s definitely worth checking out to see for yourself!

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Good Morning Vietnam

Jan 25, 18 Good Morning Vietnam

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

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

“What’s your favourite Robin Williams film and why?”

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

ONE NIGHT ONLY ON THE BIG SCREEN!

SYNOPSIS:

In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

As part of the In The House Classics Festival, For Good Morning Vietnam there a photo booth set up in the foyer to get photos with, along with a little trivia game before the film starts and a few giveaways in cinema! It’s going to be such a fun night and a great start to the season!

https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/EventsFestivals/InTheHouseCultFilmClassics

Thanks to Event Cinemas Myer Centre

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Insidious: The Last Key

Jan 22, 18 Insidious: The Last Key

I have 30 double passes for the preview screening of INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, 6:30pm, Monday 5 February, at Reading Cinemas, Newmarket

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

“What’s your favourite horror film?”

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

In Cinemas FEBRUARY 8
But see it first, at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

The creative minds behind the hit Insidious trilogy return for INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY. In the horror, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home

Thanks to Sony Pictures Australia

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Phantom Thread

Jan 16, 18 Phantom Thread

We have 2 double passes for the preview screening of PHANTOM THREAD, 6:30pm, Friday 26 January, at Dendy Cinemas, one each at Dendy Portside Warf, and Dendy Coorparoo.

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

“What is your favourite clothing label?”

Also let me know if you prefer to go to the screening at Dendy Portside, or Dendy Coorparoo.

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

IN CINEMAS FEBRUARY 1
But see it first at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Join Dendy Cinemas on Friday, 26 Jan for the preview screening of Phantom Thread.

In the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

Thanks to Dendy Brisbane 

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The Jungle Bunch

Jan 15, 18 The Jungle Bunch

I have 5 x Family Passes (2 Adults + 2 Children) in-season passes for THE JUNGLE BUNCH

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

“What’s your favourite jungle animal?”

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

In Cinemas JANUARY 25

SYNOPSIS:

The fun and lovable Jungle Bunch, lead by Maurice, the Great Tiger-striped penguin warrior, help to maintain peace and order in the jungle. Based on the ABC’s hit animation series, in THE JUNGLE BUNCH, they come across their most dangerous opponent yet, Igor the koala, whose sole aim in life is to annihilate the whole jungle! To counter Igor’s evil master plan, Maurice and friends team up with their mentors The Champions, the mysterious long-time defenders of the jungle. Along the way, we learn about Igor’s past, as well as Maurice’s origins and relationship with his mother, Natacha the tigress.

Thanks to Icon Film Distribution

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