I have 5 double passes to the preview screening of HIGH GROUND, 6:30pm Wednesday 20, at Palace James Street Cinemas.
For your chance to win a double pass, 1) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and 2) Let me know: “What do you love most about our Indigenous culture?”
Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the #HighGroundFilm, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!
In Cinemas JANUARY 28 But see it first at this preview screening!
Set against the stunning landscapes of 1930s Arnhem Land, HIGH GROUND chronicles young Aboriginal man Gutjuk, who in a bid to save the last of his family teams up with ex-soldier Travis to track down Baywara—the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, who is also his uncle. As Travis and Gutjuk journey through the outback they begin to earn each other’s trust, but when the truths of Travis’ past actions are suddenly revealed, it is he who becomes the hunted.
“HIGH GROUND is a both-ways film, First Nations and Balanda. It depicts a time of trouble in Australia; it honours our old heroes, reminds us of the past and the truth of our joint history in the country. I hope that this film can play an important role in Australia’s national conversation towards a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution so that all our children will walk in both-worlds, never forgetting the past.” Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM Gumatj Leader
I have 5 double passes to the preview screening of MUSIC, 6:30pm Monday January 11, at Event Cinemas Myer Centre.
For your chance to win a double pass, 1) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and 2) Let me know: “What song inspires you the most?”
Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the #MusicMovie, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!
In Cinemas JANUARY 14!
MUSIC is a powerful, original, and celebratory artistic statement and the directorial debut of multi-Grammy nominee and internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Sia. She also co-wrote the screenplay based on her own short story.
MUSIC shines a spotlight on the many talents of a cast that stars Oscar nominee and Golden Globe-winning Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), and Tony and Grammy winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton). Maddie Ziegler makes her film debut as Music. Ziegler has been Sia’s friend and creative muse since 2014 when Sia directed her in the video for global smash hit “Chandelier.”
Zu (Hudson) is a free spirit estranged from her family who suddenly finds herself the sole guardian of her half-sister, Music (Ziegler), The musical drama explores the tenuous bonds that hold us together and imagines a world where those bonds can be strengthened in times of great challenge: love, trust, and being able to be there for each other is everything.
What Sia has achieved with MUSIC is a cinematic experience as profound and unique as its title character.
I have 5 double in-season passes to use at Palace Cinemas The Barracks – any film/session of your choice!
For your chance to win a double pass, 1) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and 2) Let me know: “What summer release are you most excited for?”
Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the #PalaceCinemasBne, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!
Only Valid at Palace Cinemas The Barracks
To get you excited for the summer releases I’m teaming up with Palace Cinemas Brisbane to offer in-season passes for you to use at Palace Cinemas The Barracks to see a new release of your choice!
Tickets at Palace Cinemas are now a flat rate of $12 for all adult and concession types (including children), then a flat $11 for all Movie Club Member types. The first tier of membership is free. Regular adult tickets used to be $18, so that’s a saving of $6 per ticket! This offer is only valid at Palace Barracks, not Palace James St. – https://www.palacecinemas.com.au/palace-movie-club/
I have 10 double in-season passes to MONSTER HUNTER!
For your chance to win a double pass, 1) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and 2) Let me know: “What video game would you like to see a movie adaptation of?”
Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the #MonsterHunterMovie, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!
In Cinemas JANUARY 1
Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.
Based on the global video game series phenomenon MONSTER HUNTER.
I have 5 double in-season passes to A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM BOB!
For your chance to win a double pass, 1) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and 2) Let me know: “What Christmas gift would you like this year?”
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In Cinemas DECEMBER 3
Based on the international best-selling books, this heart-warming tale is the sequel to the hit film A STREET CAT NAMED BOB, based on the true story of homeless busker, James Bowen and his handsome ginger tom Bob, a stray whom he nursed back to health.
From the day James rescued the injured street cat whom he found abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, the two began a friendship, which transformed both their lives and touched millions around the world.
In A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM BOB, James looks back at the last Christmas he and Bob spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times – providing strength, friendship and inspiration – ultimately teaching each other about the true meaning of Christmas spirit along the way.
I have 20 double passes to the preview screening of WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS, 6:30pm Wednesday December 2, at Event Cinemas, Carindale
For your chance to win a double pass, 1) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and 2) Let me know: “What do you wish you knew in highschool?” (Or “What do you want to know, know you’re in highschool?”)
Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the #WordsOnBathroomWallsMovie, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!
In Cinemas DECEMBER 10
Diagnosed with a mental illness halfway through his senior year of high school, a witty, introspective teen struggles to keep it a secret while falling in love with a brilliant classmate who inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition.
I have 15 double passes to the preview screening of HAPPIEST SEASON, 6:30pm Wednesday November 25, at Event Cinemas, Myer Centre
For your chance to win a double pass, 1) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and 2) Let me know: “What’s your favourite part of the holiday season?”
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In Cinemas NOVEMBER 26
Meeting your girlfriend’s family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family’s annual Christmas dinner – until you realize that they don’t even know she’s gay – is even harder. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew. Happiest Season is a holiday romantic comedy that hilariously captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family’s acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.
Thanks to Sony Pictures Australia
‘Happiest Season’ has all the makings of a holiday classic with a twist that sets it apart from the average Christmas movie. Stewart shines in her awkwardly sexy role (watch simply for the outfits she dons throughout the flick). Her & Davis make an adorably realistic lesbian couple which is something greatly lacking in Hollywood. Credit to DuVall for handling heavy conversations about homophobia and family dynamics without taking too much away from the overall warmth and fluffiness needed in a holiday rom-com. A full star is reserved solely for Dan Levy & Aubrey Plaza simply for doing what they do always: shine in the few scenes they are featured in & make us fall in love with their characters onscreen & fall even deeper in love with them offscreen. No reason to pass on ‘Happiest Season’!
I have 5 double passes to the preview screening of MISBEHAVIOUR, 6:30pm Monday November 23, at Palace Barracks Cinemas
For your chance to win a double pass, 1) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and 2) Let me know: “What would your talent be in a pagent?”
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In Cinemas NOVEMBER 26
In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head. With an all-star cast including Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear. In Cinemas November 26
Screening as part of the British Film Festival 2020 showing exclusively at Palace Cinemas : 10-29 November
A touching war drama about the endurance of love in trying times, Gemma Arterton stars in Summerland, a tale of compassion and womanhood.
Alice (Gemma Arterton, Vita and Virginia BFF18) is a reclusive writer, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel. A workaholic who researches the natural explanations for mythical phenomena, Alice’s life is upended one day when she opens her front door and is forced to take in a young London Blitz evacuee named Frank. Despite initially resolving to get rid of the boy, it’s not long before Alice realises that they have more in common in their pasts than she had assumed. Inevitably a bond grows between the pair and Frank rekindles long suppressed feelings of affection in Alice.
Alternating between the 1970s, 1940s and 1920s, andfeaturing Gugu Mbatha-Raw, two times Oscar nominee Sir Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton as the older Alice, gorgeously shot Summerland is a sentimental tale from debut director Jessica Swale which delivers an uplifting story about the power of love and friendship.
Thanks to Palace Cinemas and the British Film Festival
This Directorial debut by Jessica Swale offers the viewer some main takeaways-Very strong acting from lead Gemma Arterton. A real powerhouse of an actor that one can see welcoming an Oscar into her home sometime in the next coming years. Arterton manages to captivate the character Alice smoothly for the entire length of the film not once losing the viewers interest to learn more about what makes her tick. Also, Swale offers a cast of adults and children that work together very well with chemistry and comedic timing. Lucas Bond and Dixie Egerickx have a strong future in film and stage ahead of them for sure! Plus, a production team that makes a visual impact using set designs, scenery and colours to hold the greatest cinephiles attention to even the smallest of details like the red push pins Alice uses on her boards.
The story is one of magic, family, love and loss with possibility threading it all together. Where it missed being a 10 out of 10 for me was the relationship aspect with Gugu Mbatha-Raw for I would have like to have seen her acting abilities a bit heightened instead of simply radiating beauty. At the climax of the film, her acting tended to be a bit rehearsed and the lines flowed without expression yet Arterton surely makes up for anything that might be out of sorts. The cinematography is beautiful. I highly recommend and am just being picky yet I really respect this film and am so glad it was made. An enjoyable movie to escape to, to enjoy the happy endings of storytelling.