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Truth or Dare

Apr 06, 18 Truth or Dare

I have 25 double passes for the preview screening of TRUTH OR DARE, 6:30pm, Wednesday 11 April, at Event Cinemas Myer Centre.

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

“What’s your favourite party game?”

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

In Cinemas APRIL 12
But see it first, at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) lead the cast of Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Happy Death Day, Get Out, Split). A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.

Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia

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Isle of Dogs

Apr 04, 18 Isle of Dogs

I have 2 double passes for the preview screening of ISLE OF DOGS, 6:00pm for a 6:30pm screening, Tuesday 10 April, at Palace Barracks Cinemas

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

“What is your favourite breed of dog and why?”

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

In Cinemas APRIL 12
But see it first, at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

ISLE OF DOGS is the new highly anticipated film by visionary filmmaker Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox).

ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12 year old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage –dump, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior –Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard-dog Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

The all-star voice line up boasts Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Live Schreiber, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Kunichi Nomura, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Akira Ito, Greta Gerwig, Akira Takayama, Frances Mcdormand, F. Murray Abraham, Courtney B. Vance, Yojiro Noda, Fisher Stevens, Mari Natsuki, Nijiro Murakami, Yoko Ono, Harvey Keitel and Frank Wood.

Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox 

REVIEW:

Nerida

If you’ve ever watched a Wes Anderson film before, you’ll sort of know what to expect with each new film he delivers; a quirky story, a bunch of oddball characters, an impressively talented ensemble cast and an immaculately shot feature presentation. Isle of Dogs is his latest offering and it sees the director return to the world of stop-motion animation.

Isle of Dogs is one hell of a breathtaking film to watch, with the fine detail in the stop-motion animation and the meticulous framing of every single shot making it feel as if you’re staring at a piece of fine art hanging on the wall rather than a film. When a film like this comes along, you can’t help but sit back and just admire it.

The story is such a heartwarming one, Atari’s determination and loyalty towards finding Spots together with the story behind Chief’s coldness towards humans making for a film very hard not to take a liking to, the richness to both the narrative and characters will make you just fall in love with some of the dogs on show. The film is topped off with some of Anderson’s signature dry humour that had the audience in raptures at times.

Coming to the performances, Isle of Dogs features a fountain of talent lending their voices to proceedings. Vocal performances can often be forgotten in the midst of all of the year’s performances however, some of the work here deserves to be remembered for a long, long time. Bryan Cranston’s work on the voice of Chief is so spot on that he’ll be close to bringing the audience to tears and Edward Norton is wonderfully funny as Rex, the dog in the group questioning Chief’s leadership.

Isle of Dogs shows a case of not being able to teach an old dog new tricks for Wes Anderson however, when he can repeat those tricks as well as he does, it becomes a film that entirely deserves all the praise it gets for being such a sheer bundle of joy to behold.

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I Feel Pretty

Apr 04, 18 I Feel Pretty

I have 5 double passes for the preview screening of I FEEL PRETTY, 6:30pm, Wednesday 18 April, at New Farm Cinemas

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

“What do you love most about yourself?”

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

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

SYNOPSIS:

In the new romantic comedy I FEEL PRETTY, Amy Schumer stars as Renee, who desperately wants to be one of the “pretty” girls. After a freak accident during spin class, her dream comes true when she wakes up to a completely new reflection, believing she is now the most beautiful woman on the planet. With a newfound confidence, she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, climbing the ranks at the cosmetics company she works for, earning the respect of her boss Avery LeClair (Michelle Williams), and bagging a cute boyfriend in Ethan. The catch? To everyone around her, Renee looks exactly the same.

Thanks to entertainmentOne

www.IFeelPrettyMovie.com.au

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Love, Simon

Mar 28, 18 Love, Simon

 

IN CINEMAS MARCH 29

SYNOPSIS:

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.

Directed by Greg Berlanti (TV’s Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (TV’s This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.

Thanks to 20th Century Fox Australia

#LoveSimon

REVIEW:

Nerida

This film is about so much more than coming to terms with one’s sexual orientation. In fact, what makes this movie so special is the universal theme of how to be who you truly are and live with integrity, even when you might be subject to adversity because of it. It’s a film about finding the courage within yourself to be who you truly are no matter what. This is precisely what makes the film relatable to anyone who watches it.

The theme may sound serious and heavy, but director Greg Berlanti skilfully balances humorous entertainment with real, vulnerable, and sensitive emotion. I heard this from many who watched the movie: never before has a movie made them laugh and cry so much in the span of a couple hours.

All the acting was great and nuanced, and you will definitely walk away relating to many of the characters because of it. The music was fantastic. Don’t be surprised if many of the songs are stuck in your head afterwards. And the script and dialogue will stay with you for long after you watched the film. There are some REALLY powerful moments!

I highly suggest you watch Love, Simon as soon as you can! This film has already become a cultural phenomenon of sorts, and deservedly so.

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A Wrinkle In Time

Mar 27, 18 A Wrinkle In Time

IN CINEMAS MARCH 29

SYNOPSIS:

Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just want to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.

Thanks to Walt Disney Studios Australia

#WrinkleInTime

REVIEW:

Nerida

Children’s books will never be easy to adapt for new generations. Not just because of generational gaps of the state of mind when it was written, but also the expectation of holding filmmakers to the standard that a book indirectly sets (even if it doesn’t translate to film). While in recent years, Ava DuVernay has established herself directing impressive urban dramas (Selma, Middle of Nowhere) and finds herself stepping into the Disney fantasy land, and while young children can have fun in her world, adults may find a few more wrinkles than expected.

Ava DuVernay is very much staging an ambitious world visually, and while it’s interesting to view, it doesn’t allow enough on the surface or even depth to understand how the “wrinkles” operate. While I’m okay with the idea of the children going into a world unlike their own, I found myself asking “what is anything and why doesn’t it click like it should?” We are told many times on screen that Meg and her brother have great minds, but we never really get to see what makes them so brilliant like the film says they are. For a film that’s trying to really inspire young minds into STEM, I really feel that this wasn’t explored enough. There’s points when Meg’s brother becomes the central focus and he goes from over his years to unexplainably odd and it becomes hard to digest on screen. And as for Oprah playing the witch, it just sounds like Oprah talking like Oprah. Take what you can from that.

It’s not all bad within the world though. There’s enough colorful elements that I could see young children finding enjoyment in the fantasy world. The set pieces have some interesting ideas and surreal moments in visual repetition and ever changing geography.

A Wrinkle in Time sadly has too many wrinkles to give it a recommendation, but I wouldn’t tell people run away either. It has interesting ideas, but trouble connecting it altogether. Colourful, but maybe too intense to the eye. The heart and soul is very much seen in Ava’s work, but I feel the heart wasn’t in the right direction.

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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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