Brittany Runs A Marathon

Sep 24, 19 Brittany Runs A Marathon

I have 10 double passes to the preview screening of BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON, Monday 7 October at 6:30pm at Dendy Coorparoo.

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

“What small thing do you do to make your life the best it can be?”

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

In Cinemas OCTOBER 31
And November 15 on Amazon Prime

SYNOPSIS:

Brittany Forgler is 27 years old and a mess: her boss is disappointed in her, her doctor is worried about her, her friends don’t respect her, and, worst of all, she doesn’t respect herself. In search of a new life, Brittany laces up her Converses and runs one block. The next day, two. Pretty soon, a mile. She finally has direction, but is she on the right path? 

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON is the story of a woman who wants a better life, and sets out to conquer herself one city block at a time.

Thanks to Transmission Films and Amazon Originals

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Ad Astra

Sep 23, 19 Ad Astra

IN CINEMAS NOW

SYNOPSIS:

A paranoid thriller in space that follows Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) on a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/ad-astra

Thanks to 20th Century Fox Australia

REVIEW:

Nerida

How much Brad Pitt acting do you really need to sell you on this movie? I’m gonna start with a compliment, before I dive into what I feel are my major flaws with this film. Brad, as expected, is excellent.

The visual aesthetic is incredible! This project simply looks beautiful; every few minutes there will be amazing wide-angle space shots, exquisite astral images and gorgeous planets. Even the directive choices are pretty clever – they add a few front-angle jump scenes,and first-person perspective shots, that gives you this really cool video-game vibe; Kinda like you’re playing a video game. I saw it in VMax at Event Cinemas, so I was spellbound the entire time.

The rest of this film is a real slog-fest. After a very enticing first act, this movie get sloooowww. By the 60 minute mark, you’ll feel the dip; 90 minutes in,and I was just waiting for it to end. That’s not entirely a bad thing – if slow films are your vibe, you won’t mind this. But for me, I just got a bit bored.

The plot also didn’t interest me. The key focus is a father-son relationship, which is fine, but not what I expected. The sub-plots in this story would’ve made for much stronger content. There’s a mission on the far side of the moon, where they’re ambushed by lunar space pirates (which lasts 2 minutes). There’s a rescue mission, stylised as horror, where experimental primates take over a space shuttle (this is about 10 minutes). There’s an entire mini-segment about humans living on mars that is literally 20 minutes. The rest of the story is just dedicated towards his father, which is a let down.

This eventually led to a very underwhelming, unsatisfying climax, which had me going: “Just end it. Say what you need to say, and finish it already. I don’t care anymore”. Honestly, towards the end, I didn’t even want to know what happens, because anything I found interesting was brushed off.

Its really not as horrible as I’m making it sound; its just underused and wasted potential. I, personally, would not recommend it if you’re expecting a bit of action and a draw to keep you entertained; but if you’re happy with the pretty pictures, Brad Pitt, and don’t mind a slower based film, I think you will enjoy it.

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Ride Like A Girl

Sep 20, 19 Ride Like A Girl

I have 5 double in-season passes to RIDE LIKE A GIRL to giveaway!

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

“If you were a jockey, what would you like your horse to be named?”

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

In Cinemas SEPTEMBER 26

SYNOPSIS:

RIDE LIKE A GIRL will be released in cinemas across Australia on 26th September 2019  with advance screenings in Queensland the weekend of  September 20-22 by Transmission Films. Starring Teresa Palmer as Michelle Payne alongside Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton, Magda Szubanski and Stevie Payne.

As a little girl, Michelle Payne (Teresa Palmer) dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup — horse-racing’s toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy (Sam Neill). She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall all but ends the dream. But with the love of her dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history.

Thanks to Transmission Films

https://www.ridelikeagirlmovie.com.au/

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X-STACY

Sep 11, 19 X-STACY

I have 2 x double passes for the opening night of X-STACY, 7:30pm Friday 11 October, at Ron Hurley Theatre, Seven Hills

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

“What is your favourite memory of the 90s?”

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

SEASON RUNS 11-13 OCTOBER

SYNOPSIS:

X-STACY is a play about the struggles of adolescence, the challenges of life and the need for love and family. Written by Queensland playwright, Margery Forde, the play is returning to the Brisbane stage this September, over 20 years since it was first performed at La Boite Theatre.

Set in the 90s, but with timeless themes and life lessons, X-STACY is an important experience for young people, as well as their parents and families alike. Past audiences continue to comment on the relevance and necessity of this theatrical experience in today’s world.

When his younger sister, Stacy, wants to check out the rave scene, Ben knows he’ll have to watch out for her. And tonight she’s going to drop her first ecstasy pill. Later, as Ben struggles to forgive himself, his mother retreats into the Church. But the time will come when both must face the truth about what really happened that night. 

https://www.x-stacy.com

Tickets from $35 each and are available from https://www.stickytickets.com.au/88855/xstacy.aspx

Thanks to the Salad Bowl Collective

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