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Spotlight

Jan 11, 16 Spotlight

We have 10 double passes for the preview screening of SPOTLIGHT, 6:30pm, Tuesday 19 January, at New Farm Cinemas.

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

“What’s your favourite “investigative style” film?”

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

ONLY AT THE CINEMAS JANUARY 28
But see it first at this preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, Spotlight tells the riveting true story of a team of Boston Globe journalists who exposed one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times. When the newspaper’s tenacious Spotlight team delves into abuse allegations against the Catholic Church, they uncover a shocking scandal involving the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment.

Breaking the story in 2002, Spotlight’s efforts would earn them the Pulitzer Prize in 2003, set off a wave of revelations globally and cause a crisis in one the world’s most powerful institutions. Critically acclaimed and tipped as a favourite in this year’s Oscar race, Spotlight is a masterful film – thrilling, intelligent, deeply moving and wholly captivating from start to finish.

Thanks to EntertainmentOne

REVIEW:

Nerida Hart

“Spotlight” is about the Boston Globe’s investigation into the allegations of child abuse by some of the priests in the Catholic Church. In a similar style to “All the President’s Men,” we follow the newspaper’s team as they uncover awful truths and cover-ups. The story presents a bit more of a personal touch for the main characters as we observe how they are affected, and ultimately impacted from what they discover. In part, this is what makes “Spotlight” such a compelling and thought-provoking film. The scenes where the victims share their stories are powerful and heart rendering.

Even though the investigation keeps the movie’s plot moving steadily, it is the performances that make the film memorable. Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo stand out in particular. Their characters are opposite ends of the spectrum. Ruffalo is passionate and intense as Mike Rezendes whereas Keaton is more reserved and calm as Will Robby Robinson. Both mold into their roles so well that I failed to see them as actors. The rest of the cast is sublime, even Rachel McAdams as the emotionally attached Sacha Pfeiffer.

“Spotlight” is a great movie. It is engaging, powerful, compelling, and thought provoking. The film will leave you with much to think about.

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Palace Centro Brithday Screening of The Danish Girl

Dec 16, 15 Palace Centro Brithday Screening of The Danish Girl

We have 10 double passes for the preview screening of PALACE CENTRO BIRTHDAY screening of THE DANISH GIRL, from 5:30pm, Sunday December 20, at Palace Centro Cinemas.

Palace Centro is hosting its 15th Birthday Celebrations this weekend and on Sunday we screen the Queensland Premiere of The Danish Girl. The event is 5:30pm arrival with drink and Birthday Cake in the foyer before a 6:30pm screening.

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

“What’s the biggest change you’ve had to deal with in your life?”

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

ONLY AT THE CINEMAS JANUARY 21
But see it first at this preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Fifteen years ago Palace Centro launched on James Street whetting Brisbane’s appetite for compelling and original stories on screen. The Danish Girl [CTC] is set to be this year’s must-see arthouse drama and with the credentials of Director Tom Hooper (The Kings’s Speech) and starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything) it’s sure to be both an apt and an enthralling preview for our 15th Birthday celebrations. We are delighted to be hosting the Qld Premiere of The Danish Girl.

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Carol

Dec 11, 15 Carol

We have 5 double in-season passes for CAROL.

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

“What person has changed your life forever?”

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

 

ONLY AT THE CINEMAS JANUARY 14

SYNOPSIS:

Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in the throes of love in CAROL. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change.

A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens.

While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) threatens her competence as a mother when Carol’s involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) comes to light. As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space.

Thanks to Transmission Films

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Roaring 20s Cinema

Dec 04, 15 Roaring 20s Cinema

We have 2 double pass experiences for a screening of the ROARING 20s CINEMA, from 8pm, Friday 11 December, at the Paddington Hall

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

“What’s your favourite thing about the 1920a?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #Roaring20sCinema), Facebook, or below!

Only ONE experience – can’t be missed!

Roaring Twenties Cinema returns to Paddington Hall for a special screening on Friday 11 December.

BROKEN BLOSSOMS (1919)
A frail waif is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences.
Starring Lillian Gish

A live pianist will play alongside these silent features.

Prior to the main feature will be serials, cartoons and shorts.

Program commences 8pm

Join Brisbane’s cheapest form of Time Travel – be transported back to cinema-going in the 1920s with a two-hour immersive program.

Paddington Hall is located at 10 Moreton St, Paddington, opposite Suncorp Stadium – entry is corner Dowse & Caxton Street

Tickets $10 per person | All ages event | Enquiries 0409 620 670
Prebook your tickets at http://www.stickytickets.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1520706398255570/

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Youth

Nov 27, 15 Youth

We have 5 double passes for the preview screening of YOUTH, from 3pm, Sunday December 6, at Palace Barracks Cinemas.

Our preview screening includes a reception from 3pm in the Barracks foyer with a drink on arrival and live entertainment before film commencement at 4pm. Plus guests on the day will receive a complimentary gift of a fine hand-crafted chocolate from Noosa Chocolate Factory and there are prizes to be won from Brisbane Marriott Hotel and Dome Spa Retreat.

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

“What do you miss most about your Youth?”

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

ONLY AT THE CINEMAS DECEMBER 26
But see it first at this preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Fred (Michael Caine) and Mick (Harvey Keitel), two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children’s confused lives, Micks enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again.

Thanks to Studiocanal

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Suffragette

Nov 19, 15 Suffragette

We have 10 double passes for the preview screening of SUFFRAGETTE, 6:30pm, Thursday 26 November, at Dendy Portside

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

“What rights do you want to stand up and fight for?”

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

ONLY AT THE CINEMAS DECEMBER 26
But see it first at this preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

SUFFRAGETTE is a thrilling drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud (Carey Mulligan) was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller; it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.

Thanks to Transmission Films

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