Wonder

Nov 20, 17 Wonder

IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 30!

SYNOPSIS:

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Thanks to Roadshow

#ChooseKind

REVIEW:

Nerida:

 

Have you ever felt like you were the same as everybody else, but you were also different from the world? 10-year-old Auggie Pullman will tell you that while he feels extraordinary on the inside, outside, he doesn’t feel like that. He feels lonely, invisible to everyone around him. I guess, maybe we all feel like that sometimes. Maybe we’re outsiders trying to leave a mark on the world, just like Auggie. Which is why “Wonder” appeals to the underdogs in all of us. This beautiful book, which came from the riveting and honest imagination of author R.J. Palacio, has touched the lives of millions of readers of all ages (though I haven’t read it….).   I can’t imagine anyone, kid or adult, ever being disappointed with this endearing adaptation of a beloved book that has great messages of never judging a person by their looks and to always choose kind, which is something that we all need to learn from in this day and age.

With convincing prosthetics and makeup that makes look nearly unrecognisable, the Jacob Tremblay  is brilliant as Auggie. “Wonder” is a tough-minded film that reminded so much of how I used to love the classic family films I grew up with. A movie that doesn’t dwell on special effects, talking animals or a big budget, but has deeper thoughts and real themes that enthrals the inner kid in all of us. It’s moving, funny and tenderhearted in an authentic way that shows us that we have to see through the eyes and soul of another person, rather than seeing what that person looks like. It also helps by having a great writer/director and a terrific, well-chosen cast who care for this story that it never goes over the top with the emotions and it never goes down a conventional, melodramatic and saccharine path. Every moment of emotion fits like a puzzle and convincingly flows in every scene.

What I love most about the movie, is the fact that the team from Roadshow have established the #CHOOSEKIND movement which encourages people to create and spread more kindness in the world. The movement hopes to build a positive and inspirational social change across Australia and New Zealand, inspiring people to practice random acts of kindness every day. Head to choosekind.org.au to learn how to ChooseKind every day, and sign the pledge – something everyone should get behind.

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Justice League

Nov 17, 17 Justice League

In Cinemas NOW!

SYNOPSIS:

Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Thanks to Roadshow

REVIEW:

Nerida:

DC is cleaning up its past mistakes. This is the filmmakers going away from the gritty modern style established in “Man of Steel” and going back to the classic light feel reminiscent of Rich Donner’s “Superman” from ’78. If you thought “Batman v Superman” was disappointing, then have no fear. Joss Whedon is here to make things more… hopeful… Yeah, that would be word. Hopeful, lighthearted and more like the old classic superhero stories. All the bad decisions made in previous movies are now starting to get undone. And that’s really good. They should have started out this way, but at least they now know what the right direction is. We owe a lot to “Wonder Woman” for that. Too bad the studio told them to not go over two hours with the run-time. Because that’s what ultimately hurt the movie the most. There’s a strange rushed feeling throughout it. Lots of new characters are introduced within a short time and before you notice you are already watching the final fight. That’s the real issue here. It brushes over things quickly and you don’t get much out of it. It’s entertaining but, there’s no weight or a good enough connection to what’s going on. Everything is just decent. But, hey! This is the Justice League! It should be more than just fine… Right? Well, this is what we got. And it could have been way worse. You can watch it and not be too bothered.

I liked the characters. They are all performed well. Flash is the one that I think could have been a little stronger. This is an interpretation of him being awkward and an outcast. He had his moments of being somewhat too weird, but I did laugh at most of it. Aquaman didn’t get enough time, but I’m fine with the direction they went with. It was fun to see the League interact. At times I forgot about the actors and just saw the comic book heroes instead. And that’s a good sign. Still, this movie is messing with me with conflicting thoughts. I liked the characters and many visuals, but the story and overall pacing is rushing instead of being effective. I didn’t feel the important impacts of major scenes. I wish I did. The best fight is actually the one during the beginning bank heist scene. It never got that good again. In the end I’ll say that it isn’t bad. It’s a decent popcorn movie that for once would have benefited having a longer run-time. Just so that we could feel the importance of the Justice League forming for the first time. The good news are that the future of the DCEU might be in good hands now. We’ll see, but I hope so.

 

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Shot Caller & Sweet Virginia

Nov 15, 17 Shot Caller & Sweet Virginia

We have 2 combined prize packs for in-season passes to both SHOT CALLER and SWEET VIRGINIA.

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

“Which of the two movies are you more excited to see and why?”

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

In Cinemas NOVEMBER 30

SYNOPSIS:

 

SHOT CALLER:

Jacob (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is a successful businessman, who after a killing a man in a DUI car accident is sent to a maximum-security prison where he soon realises he must adapt or die. SHOT CALLER explores the human condition and how far one man will go to protect his family.

SWEET VIRGINIA:

When former rodeo champ-turned-motel-owner Sam (Jon Bernthal) befriends Elwood (Christopher Abbott), he is unaware that the man is responsible for a spate of violence that has suddenly gripped their small Alaskan town. Two women (Imogen Poots and Rosemarie DeWitt) are widowed, but all may not be as it seems. Written by the China brothers, SWEET VIRGINIA offers a terse and dark journey, filled with haunted souls.

Thanks to Icon Film Distribution

 

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Blade of the Immortal

Nov 08, 17 Blade of the Immortal

We have 5 double in-season passes for BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL.

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

“What do you love most about the samurai culture?”

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

In Cinemas NOVEMBER 16

SYNOPSIS:

Masterful director Takashi Miike’s 100th feature, BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL is the story of fearsome samurai Manji (Takuya Kimura), who becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by his sister’s brutal murder, only by slaying 1000 evil men will Manji free himself from the curse and regain his soul. Manji also promises to help young girl Rin (Hana Sugisaki) avenge her parents,
who were killed by a group of swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu (Sôta Fukushi). This mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine.

Based on the Japanese manga, BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL features awe inspiring sword fights, brilliant choreography, and the wry humour that Takashi Miike is renowned for.

Thanks to Icon Film Distribution

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Cannibal The Musical

Nov 07, 17 Cannibal The Musical

We have 3 double passes for CANNIBAL THE MUSICAL, 6:30pm, Wednesday 22 November at New Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley

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

“What’s your favourite South Park episode?”

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

SYNOPSIS:

 

The sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by that of human flesh.
From the gang who brought you South Park, Orgazmo and Book of Mormon.

TICKETS $10.00 per person per movie + booking fee

Booking Info: www.kristianfletcher.com

Thanks to Kristian Fletcher Events

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