Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

Jul 15, 19 Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

I have 5 double passes to the preview screening of DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN, Monday 5 August at 6:30pm at Palace Barracks Cinemas

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

“Tag a friend who you would want next to you if you had to go into battle?”

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

In Cinemas AUGUST 8
But see it first at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam – for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand solders are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,5000 battle hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Soldiers.

Thanks to Transmission Films

https://dangerclosemovie.com/

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Backwards Broadway

Jul 09, 19 Backwards Broadway

I have 2 x double passes for BACKWARDS BROADWAY, redeemable for any show during the season running Friday 19 July – Sunday 11 August, at Neverland Theatre, Northlakes.

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

“What broadway show would you like to star in?”

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

SEASON RUNS 19 JULY – 11 AUGUST

SYNOPSIS:

First presented by MBTC in 2018, Backwards Broadway embraces the 
diversity we see in the world. As such, the production presents a  
unique twist: the opportunity to experience famous Broadway songs  
performed by the opposite gender. The show brings together 20 local  
singers, dancers and actors to present performances from hit Broadway  
musicals including Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Mean  
Girls, Hairspray and many more.

Moreton Bay Theatre Company is an independent, not-for-profit theatre  
company based in North Lakes, Queensland. MBTC provides a safe and  
supportive environment for all to participate in theatre and  
performance in all its guises. A portion of the ticket revenue will be  
dontaed to Headspace Redcliffe.

Ticket prices range from $20-35 each and are available from  
www.mbtc.com.au or at the box office at NeverLand Theatre, 5A/4-6  
Burke Crescent, North Lakes.

Thanks to Moreton Bay Theatre Company

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The Keeper

Jul 08, 19 The Keeper

I have 3 double in-season passes to THE KEEPER

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

“What sporting team would you like to be in?”

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

In Cinemas JULY 25

SYNOPSIS:

Based on an incredible true story, Bert Trautmann joined the Wehrmacht as a paratrooper at the age of 17. After receiving five medals for bravery he was captured by the British towards the end of the War, arriving in north-west England as a prisoner. During this time, a local football manager noticed Bert’s exceptional talent as a soccer goalkeeper. His subsequent signing by Man City brought passionate protests from the people of Manchester, a city that had been severely bombed in the War. However, against all odds he won over even his harshest critics during the FA Cup Final for Manchester City in 1956. After an on-field accident, Bert broke his neck… and continued playing to secure victory.

Thanks to Icon Films

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Spider-man : Far From Home

Jul 05, 19 Spider-man : Far From Home

IN CINEMAS NOW

SYNOPSIS:

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. 


https://www.spidermanfarfromhome.movie

Thanks to Sony Pictures Australia

REVIEW:

Nerida

The MCU is in great hands! I personally have been of the opinion that Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man and that the MCU has handled Spider-Man better than previous iterations. I believe Far From Home is proof of that.

I am blown away at the quality of this film – The writing, action, story, and characters are all at a higher calibre than we’ve seen in most of the previous MCU films. I did not once find myself bored. I was always entertained by some aspect of the movie. The high school romance, the elemental battles, and most of all Mysterio.

Mysterio was the big highlight of this. I never thought I’d see Mysterio on the big screen and now we have him in movie where he is done PERFECTLY. He was absolutely flawless and a big stand out character of the MCU. Jake Gyllenhal was born for this role and was used to the fullest of his abilities and the characters abilities.

In the end, this is what Spider-Man should be. Tom Holland is fantastic and is set to lead the future of the MCU.



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Balloon

May 31, 19 Balloon

IN CINEMAS NOW as part of the
GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL

SYNOPSIS:

Known for Germany’s all-time biggest grossing movies Manitou’s Shoe (2001) and Dreamship Surprise (2004), comedy personality Michael “Bully” Herbig now makes his directing foray into thrillers, recreating a gripping historical event.

1979, East Germany at the height of the Cold War. Günter Wetzel (David Kross, The Reader), a bricklayer, and his friend Peter Strelzyk (Friedrich Mücke), an electrician, can no longer bear the oppressive regime. The two men and their wives resolve to undertake a mission to secretly build a hot air balloon from scratch that will carry them and their families over the border fence to freedom. Over the course of the next 18 months they sew 1,000 square metres of cloth and gather countless weather reports from West German radio with the Stasi (State Police) hot on their heels. A nerve-racking battle against the clock begins…

https://germanfilmfestival.com.au

Thanks to Palace Cinemas & The German Film Festival

REVIEW:

Nerida

‘Why do we bother guarding the border? Wouldn’t we be better off without those traitors?’ This question by a Stasi-official pinpoints the paradox of communism: if a system without freedom would be better than a free society, why would citizens escape this system? The German film ‘Balloon’ doesn’t elaborate on the pros and cons of political systems; instead, it is a thriller filled with suspense, about two families trying to cross the border between East and West in a home made hot air balloon. The thriller-element is far more important than the political side of the story. The director doesn’t shy away from classic Hollywood screenwriting clichés, but he gets away with it.

I was gripped by the story, although it’s clear that it’s made more exciting than it was in reality. The excellent Wikipedia-entry ‘East German balloon escape’ is interesting reading material for those who want to compare the film with reality. Besides being a fine thriller, ‘Balloon’ also shows very well the effects authoritarian societies has on its citizens. They risk their own lives and those of their young children, in order to stop living in a big lie. Many films have shown the gruesome aspects of East German communism, but this brings you another aspect of it all.

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