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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Mar 26, 18 The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

I have 5 double passes for the preview screening of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, 6:30pm, Tuesday 10 April, at New Farm Cinemas

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

“What book would you love to discuss in a literary club?”

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

In Cinemas APRIL 19
But see it first, at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

London, 1946. Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and free-spirited writer, receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey (Michiel Huisman), the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet’s growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection for Dawsey will change the course of her life forever.

Thanks to Studiocanal

www.guernseymovie.com.au

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Pacific Rim: Uprising

Mar 23, 18 Pacific Rim: Uprising

IN CINEMAS NOW

SYNOPSIS:

Jake Pentecost is a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through cities and bring the world to its knees, Jake is given one last chance by his estranged sister, Mako Mori, to live up to his father’s legacy.

Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia

#PacificRimUprising

REVIEW:

Nerida

The movie has the robots, the badass fight scenes, the enjoyable cast of characters and all the makings of a fun time. For most part, it is. However, when compared to the first it lacks that certain reverence for its inspiration which shows most apparently when watching the action.

Character scenes aside, since the first was no winner in this department either, what Pacific Rim did amazingly well was craft gargantuan mechs and monsters that we can remember. Uprising almost feels like the director was following a checklist, but forgot to watch the first one to see how Del Toro put it all together to make it special. The result is a ‘cool’ and ‘badass’ robot v monster fight scene collection that ultimately fails to resonate.

As a sequel, it also fails to cover any new ground. This is most likely due to having to basically cast a whole new group of characters, give them scenes rather than simply starting off where the last left it. Consequently we don’t really get too much more info in terms of what or how or why things happen, only that the Kaiju are coming again and we gotta stop them.

Pacific Rim Uprising fixed the pacing issues from the original, but that’s about it. Otherwise, more doesn’t always equal better sums it up pretty well. It IS still a fun watch, especially if Jaeger v Kaiju action was what you’re looking for in the first place.

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Walking Out

Mar 19, 18 Walking Out

We have 5 double in-season passes for WALKING OUT

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

“At 14, how did you show strength and resilience?”

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

In Cinemas APRIL 5

SYNOPSIS:

Based on the “American Short Story Masterpiece” by David Quammen, WALKING OUT tracks fourteen-year-old David’s (Josh Wiggins) Annual visit to rural Montana to see his brooding, off-the-grid father, Cal (Matt Bomer). Separated from the comforts of home, David is reluctant and resentful as Cal plans the boy’s first big game hunt. As the pair ascend into the wilderness, Cal tried to connect with David by recounting the story of his own first kill, on his last hunting trip with his now long-dead father (Bill Pullman). After their trip is disrupted by a chance encounter with a grizzly bear, a wounded Cal realises they must both rely on David’s strength and resilience to survive.

Thanks to Icon Film Distribution

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Tomb Raider

Mar 16, 18 Tomb Raider

IN CINEMAS NOW

SYNOPSIS:

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

Thanks to Roadshow

#TombRaider

REVIEW:

Nerida

Finally a video game movie that breaks the video game movie curse. It is so much fun & exciting as well as crafted beautifully. Overall, a solid story with great action and some surprises I wasn’t expecting. Alicia Vikander crushed it as Lara Croft

Vikander is the new queen of action films! I was so impressed by her performance throughout the course of this film.The entire cast was solid. The film definitely has an Indiana Jones vibe which I think is epic! I spotted some nods to the original games.

The film is very well grounded and gritty. The action sequences and visuals are stunning. Definitely brought the 2013 version of Tomb Raider to life with a bang. Vikander’s Lara Croft is a hero that is flawed yet keeps pushing forward and you see that in Vikander’s performance.

While Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed stumbled, Tomb Raider rises above the pack with superb storytelling, great action and impressive performances.

Some of plot elements are predictable and cliche as is the case in many action films but there’s plenty of twists and excitement along with the stellar cast performance and action sequences to make this a must see if action films are your thing!

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The Death of Stalin

Mar 14, 18 The Death of Stalin

I have 5 double passes for the preview screening of THE DEATH OF STALIN, 6:30pm, Wednesday 28 March, at Palace Barracks Cinemas

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

“What is your favourite piece of satire?”

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

In Cinemas MARCH 29
But see it first, at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next
Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

Thanks to Madman Entertainment

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Tron

Mar 13, 18 Tron

I have 1 double pass for the special screening of TRON as part of the IN THE HOUSE CULT FILM CLASSICS, 7pm, Friday 16 March, at Event Cinemas, Myer Centre

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

“If you could only play one game out of Space Invaders, Pacman, or Donkey Kong for the rest of your life, which would you choose??”

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

ONE NIGHT ONLY ON THE BIG SCREEN!

SYNOPSIS:

A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

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

Thanks to Event Cinemas Myer Centre

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