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Aug 20, 18 Oz Comic-Con

I have 3 x double weekend passes for the annual extravaganza of Brisbane OZ COMIC-CON, Saturday and Sunday 22nd/23rd September, 9am – 6pm Daily, at the Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre

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

“Tag who you would take with you to Oz Comic Con and let me know what you’re most excited to see/do over the weekend!”

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

ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

SYNOPSIS:

Oz Comic-Con Brisbane is an exciting culmination of multi-genre content, from across the spectrum, with a lot of everything, for everyone – appearances by film and television stars, comic book artists and voice actors; gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions; creative workshops and master classes; and hard-to-find, exclusive merchandise from vendors that’ll leave convention goers totally geeking out.

TICKET INFO:

Early Bird tickets are now on sale – save up to 35% with General Admission Single Day Passes.
General Admission tickets will be $42.50 at the door, children under 12 are free. There’s also a variety of online
exclusive tickets on-sale, while allocations last.
For tickets and additional information visit www.ozcomiccon.com

Thanks to Oz Comic Con

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BlackKklansman

Aug 15, 18 BlackKklansman

IN CINEMAS AUGUST 16!

SYNOPSIS:

From visionary director Spike Lee comes the provocative story based on Ron Stallworth’s real life as Colorado Springs’s first African-American police officer who went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Unbelievably, Detective Stallworth (John David Washington) and his partner Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) penetrate the KKK at its highest levels to thwart its attempt to take over the city. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out, Spike Lee uses his trademark take-no-prisoner style and humour to tell this story often missing from the history books.

Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia

#Blackkklansman

 

REVIEW:

Nerida

Spike Lee remains one of the most interesting American directors working at this moment, regardless of the varying quality of his work as of late, it’s immediately apparent with any of his projects that even in his early 60s he remains just as eager to experiment and indulge as he was when he got out of film school. Even his outright bad films contain so much cinematic flair and so many flat out ballsy choices, that they are worth watching. BlacKkKlansman, his best film of late, bounces with so much energy that it’s easy to forget how much of the runtime is given to discussion, how much is dedicated for varying parties to reveal their view points and logic. Its a film which bounces effortlessly between black comedy and police procedural, which is filled equally with gut busting wit and sweat inducing suspense, and most importantly which never skimps on entertainment. But Lee is always aware that his film is first and foremost a vehicle to deliver social commentary, and he ends the film on a left field gut punch the likes of which haven’t been seen since Do the Right Thing. After 2 hours of laughter and a good time, the final frames of this film left me speechless in a way that few films have, and crystallise the films message in the boldest terms imaginable. Many people will hate this film because of its politics, because it states things that are frankly uncomfortable to think about, but the message is supported by top notch craftsmanship, the film making on display is inspired to say the least, and it feels like Lee is again filled with the same infectious energy which made him a legend 30 years ago.

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The Wife

Jul 16, 18 The Wife

I have 5 double in-season passes to THE WIFE

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

“How do you support your loved ones?”

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

In Cinemas AUGUST 2


SYNOPSIS:

Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambition to support her charismatic, philandering husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his brilliant literary career. Their faithful pact reaches breaking point on the eve of his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. THE WIFE is an emotional journey of self-discovery and liberation.

Thanks to Icon Films 

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Breaker Upperers

Jul 11, 18 Breaker Upperers

I have 5 double passes for the preview screening of BREAKER UPPERERS, 6:30pm, Wednesday 25 July, at Event Cinemas, Garden City

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

“What’s your favourite “Break Up” line?”

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

In Cinemas JULY 26!
But see it first, at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Fifteen years ago, Mel (Madeleine Sami) and Jen (Jackie van Beek) discovered they were being two-timed by the same man. Bitter and cynical they became fast friends and formed The Breaker Upperers, a small-time business breaking up couples for cash. Now they’re in their late-thirties and business is booming. They’re a platonic, codependent couple who keep their cynicism alive by not getting emotionally involved with anybody else. But when they run into an old victim, Mel develops a conscience and their friendship is truly put to the test.

© Miss Piki Films Limited 2018 Director: Jackie Van Beek and Madeleine Sami

Thanks to Madman Films

REVIEW:

Nerida

This is a pretty good first film that compares positively to, say, EAGLE VS. SHARK (another first film by NZ comedy talent who turned out to make out some flat-out great films down the line). I laughed a lot and there’s a lovely undercurrent about the sadness of late 30s/early 40s life, particularly for women. There’s a marriage of tone between the more naturalistic sadness (more the Van Beek side) and the absurd side (more the Sami side) that often doesn’t gel for me, and there’s some lumpy character moments and motivations, but I’d recommend it for a bit of fun and few good one liners.

 

There is such a thing as a pretty good but not great first film and this is it, I think “pretty good first film” is a massive accomplishment, particularly in the high-risk world of comedy. If you go in, loving New Zealand comedy that doesn’t take itself too seriously with an open mind, you’ll enjoy yourself. If you’re after a high produced Hollywood style comedy, you’ll be sorely disappointed as you think it misses the mark.

 

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RBG

Jul 02, 18 RBG

I have 5 double in-season passes to RBG

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

“Who inspires you to be a pioneer?” (Don’t forget to tag them so they know!)

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

In Cinemas JULY 26


SYNOPSIS:

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg’s exceptional life and career.

Thanks to Icon Films 

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Aliens & Scarface

Jun 29, 18 Aliens & Scarface

I have 1 double pass for the special screening of either ALIENS AND SCARFACE as part of the IN THE HOUSE CULT FILM CLASSICS, either on July 2nd or 4th, at Event Cinemas, Myer Centre

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

“What film are you more excited to see?” (also let me know which date suits you better as well!)

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

TWO NIGHTS ONLY ON THE BIG SCREEN!

SYNOPSIS:

ALIENS: Fifty seven years after Ellen Ripley survived her disastrous ordeal, her escape vessel is recovered after drifting across the galaxy as she slept in cryogenic stasis. Back on earth, nobody believed her story about the “Aliens” on the planet LV-426. After the “Company” orders the colony on LV-426 to investigate, however, all communication with the colony is lost. The Company enlists Ripley to aid a team of tough, rugged space marines on a rescue mission.

SCARFACE: In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

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

Thanks to Event Cinemas Myer Centre

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