Tully

Apr 23, 18 Tully

I have 5 double passes for the preview screening of TULLY, 6:30pm, Tuesday 8 May, at Palace Barracks Cinemas

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

“What do you think is the best thing about being a parent?”

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

In Cinemas MAY 10
But see it first, at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

When Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD) is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass, SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED) she is hesitant to the extravagance at first, but soon comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis, BLADE RUNNER 2049).

Academy Award® nominated director Jason Reitman (UP IN THE AIR, JUNO) and Academy Award® winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (JUNO) reunite for this brilliant and refreshingly modern new comedy-drama, in cinemas nationally May 10.

Thanks to Studiocanal

REVIEW:

Nerida

The film TULLY,  once its layers get peeled away, brings forwards Cody’s refreshing take on modern-day maternity (in a film that carries her stamp more than Reitman’s). It is neither blandly conventional (far from it), nor a Juno for adults – though Tully is infused with Juno’s infectious wit. This very welcome creative reunion of the Young Adult trio is a winning combination right from the start, especially when the story morphs into something out of a fairy tale once Marlo’s happily married, well-off brother (Duplass) decides to give her the gift of a nighttime nanny. Having watched a nicely stitched montage of Marlo’s hectic days and sleepless nights, we find ourselves on her brother’s side almost immediately.

 

Enter Tully (a smiling, overeager Davis, perfectly cast), the competent and knowledgeable (on any topic) nighttime helper. You could perceive her as a contemporary Mary Poppins, who can fix things with the snap of her fingers. Or perhaps liken her to Pulp Fiction’s Mr. Wolf, in charge of cleaning up daily domestic crime scenes created by raucous kids.

 

With fluid, wise dialogue and tender female-bonding scenes as comfortable to slip into as cozy loungewear, Cody gradually builds a heartwarming relationship between Marlo and Tully, making memorable screen heroes out of everyday women. This often laugh-out-loud-funny film generously puts itself in service of all mothers shamed by society for seeking help or wanting to preserve a bit of their former selves. “You don’t have to do it all by yourself,” the film reminds. Tully’s surprising finale may be gentler than Marlo has earned throughout the film, but its simple, common-sense message remains quietly radical. This collaboration between Reitman and Cody is bound to make mothers everywhere feel a little less alone.

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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Apr 09, 18 Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

I have 1 double pass for the opening night of SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEETH DOLL, 7:30pm, Friday 13 April at Beenleigh Theatre Group, Cnr of Kent & Crete St, Beenleigh

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

“What is your favourite memory of the Summer?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #SummerOfThe17thDoll), Facebook, or below!

SEASON FROM APRIL 13 – 28
But see it first at the opening night!

SYNOPSIS:

Come experience the seventeenth lay off season in the Leech residence in Ray Lawler’s groundbreaking Australian classic, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll this April.

Each summer for sixteen years Roo (Andrew Alley) and Barney (Ian Johnson) have flown down from the cane fields of North Queensland to the city streets of Carlton, Melbourne to spend the layoff with their sweethearts Olive (Julia Lefik) and Nancy. But on the seventeenth summer everything has changed. Tensions are high when the men arrive after a particularly trying season and Olive has recruited her respect-able work mate Pearl (Clare Wigley) to replace a recently married Nancy. These new circumstances will put their relationships to the test and force them to question the past sixteen summers.

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is Beenleigh Theatre Group’s third production of their 2018 season and one you won’t want to miss!

Tickets are valued at $25.00-$35.00 

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

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

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Rosemary’s Baby

Apr 08, 18 Rosemary’s Baby

I have 1 double pass for the special screening of ROSEMARY’S BABY as part of the IN THE HOUSE CULT FILM CLASSICS, 7pm, Friday 13 April, at Event Cinemas, Myer Centre

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

“What is your favourite horror 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:

Face the odds this Friday the 13th and see the 1968 American psychological horror Rosemary’s Baby at Event Cinemas Myer Centre!

A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

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

Thanks to Event Cinemas Myer Centre

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Truth or Dare

Apr 06, 18 Truth or Dare

I have 25 double passes for the preview screening of TRUTH OR DARE, 6:30pm, Wednesday 11 April, at Event Cinemas Myer Centre.

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

“What’s your favourite party game?”

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

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

SYNOPSIS:

Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) lead the cast of Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Happy Death Day, Get Out, Split). A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.

Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia

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Isle of Dogs

Apr 04, 18 Isle of Dogs

I have 2 double passes for the preview screening of ISLE OF DOGS, 6:00pm for a 6:30pm screening, Tuesday 10 April, at Palace Barracks Cinemas

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

“What is your favourite breed of dog and why?”

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

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

SYNOPSIS:

ISLE OF DOGS is the new highly anticipated film by visionary filmmaker Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox).

ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12 year old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage –dump, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior –Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard-dog Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

The all-star voice line up boasts Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Live Schreiber, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Kunichi Nomura, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Akira Ito, Greta Gerwig, Akira Takayama, Frances Mcdormand, F. Murray Abraham, Courtney B. Vance, Yojiro Noda, Fisher Stevens, Mari Natsuki, Nijiro Murakami, Yoko Ono, Harvey Keitel and Frank Wood.

Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox 

REVIEW:

Nerida

If you’ve ever watched a Wes Anderson film before, you’ll sort of know what to expect with each new film he delivers; a quirky story, a bunch of oddball characters, an impressively talented ensemble cast and an immaculately shot feature presentation. Isle of Dogs is his latest offering and it sees the director return to the world of stop-motion animation.

Isle of Dogs is one hell of a breathtaking film to watch, with the fine detail in the stop-motion animation and the meticulous framing of every single shot making it feel as if you’re staring at a piece of fine art hanging on the wall rather than a film. When a film like this comes along, you can’t help but sit back and just admire it.

The story is such a heartwarming one, Atari’s determination and loyalty towards finding Spots together with the story behind Chief’s coldness towards humans making for a film very hard not to take a liking to, the richness to both the narrative and characters will make you just fall in love with some of the dogs on show. The film is topped off with some of Anderson’s signature dry humour that had the audience in raptures at times.

Coming to the performances, Isle of Dogs features a fountain of talent lending their voices to proceedings. Vocal performances can often be forgotten in the midst of all of the year’s performances however, some of the work here deserves to be remembered for a long, long time. Bryan Cranston’s work on the voice of Chief is so spot on that he’ll be close to bringing the audience to tears and Edward Norton is wonderfully funny as Rex, the dog in the group questioning Chief’s leadership.

Isle of Dogs shows a case of not being able to teach an old dog new tricks for Wes Anderson however, when he can repeat those tricks as well as he does, it becomes a film that entirely deserves all the praise it gets for being such a sheer bundle of joy to behold.

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