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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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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The Man Who Invented Christmas

Nov 06, 17 The Man Who Invented Christmas

We have 1 double pass for the retro screening of THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS, 10:30am or 6:30pm, Wednesday 15 November, at Dendy Cinemas, Portside Warf OR 5 double in-season passes.

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

“What is your favourite thing about Christmas?”

Don’t forget to tell me if you want to win the tickets for the screening, the in-season passes – or both!

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

IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 30
But see it first at the preview screening!

 

SYNOPSIS:

Join us Dendy Cinemas Portside Wednesday, November 15th at 10:30 am and again at 6:30 pm for the special preview screening of The Man Who Invented Christmas.

With Christmas Cake and Tea in the morning and a yuletide cocktail in the evening!Based on the novel by Les Standiford, THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS tells the story of how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens from TV’s Downton Abbey) actually revived the holiday of Christmas with his self-published novel, A Christmas Carol. Facing pressure with looming debt, a feckless father (Jonathan Pryce) and recent critical failures, Dickens confronts his past by conjuring up fantastic characters including Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), for his now classic Christmas tale.

Full of wit and warmth, THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS will bring out the holiday spirit in everyone.

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Thanks to Dendy Brisbane and Icon Films

 

 

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Retro Screening: The Sound of Music

Nov 05, 17 Retro Screening: The Sound of Music

We have 1 double pass for the retro screening of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 10:30am or 6:30pm, Monday 20 November, at Dendy Cinemas, Portside Warf.

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

“What is your favourite song in the Sound of Music?”

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

One Day Event
DON’T MISS OUT!

SYNOPSIS:

Join Dendy Cinemas Portside on Monday, November 20th, for the very special retro screening of The Sound of Music at 10:30 am and again at 6:30 pm.

The happiest sound in all the world!

A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real-life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world’s best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

https://www.dendy.com.au/events/the-sound-of-music

 

 

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