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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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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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