I have 5 double in-season passes to A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM BOB!
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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
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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
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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
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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
I have 5 double passes to the preview screening of RADIOACTIVE, 6:30pm November 4, at Palace Barracks Cinemas
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In Cinemas NOVEMBER 5
RADIOACTIVE is a journey through Marie Curie’s (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacies – her passionate relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that followed for her and for the world. After meeting fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley), the pair go on to marry and change the face of science forever by their discovery of radioactivity. The genius of the Curies’ world-changing discoveries and the ensuing Nobel Prize propels the devoted couple into the international limelight. From renowned producers, WORKING TITLE (DARKEST HOUR) and Shoebox Films (ATONEMENT), and Academy Award® nominated director, Marjane Satrapi, comes a bold, visionary depiction of the transformative effects and ensuing fallout of the Curie’s work and how this shaped the defining moments of the 20th Century. In Cinemas November 5
I have 1 double in-season pass to THE SHOW MUST GO ON Musical Film Festival screening at Dendy Cinemas Brisbane.
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In Cinemas OCTOBER 29 – DECEMBER 2
We are so happy to give you the chance to win tickets to the musical film festival The Show Must Go On at Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo! Enjoy some of the amazing musicals from the early 1900s to now, including Chicago, West Side Story, Greaser, All That Jazz, Rocketman, Mamma Mia, and more!
I have 5 double in-season passes to the preview screening of HONEST THIEF!
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In Cinemas OCTOBER 22
SYNOPSIS: Tom (Liam Neeson) is a lot of things, but two in particular: an infamous thief and a newfound romantic. His feelings for his new flame Annie (Kate Walsh) have inspired him to right his past wrongs and leave behind his life of crime. Although he has always worked with integrity and precision, exclusively carrying out non-violent bank jobs, he does not want his relationship with Annie to be built upon lies. He resolves to turn himself in to the FBI and forfeit the money he has stolen in return for a plea deal and a clean slate. When he calls the Boston FBI field office to confess and set a meeting, Agents Baker (Robert Patrick) and Meyers (Jeffrey Donovan) laugh it off as a prank. They send their subordinates, Agents Nivens (Jai Courtney) and Hall (Anthony Ramos), instead.
The two younger agents are shocked to discover that Tom is the real deal, and see Tom’s stolen money as their golden ticket to a better life. So begins a cat-and-mouse game where good and bad become tangled, but love always rings true.
I have 10 double passes to the preview screening of THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY, Wednesday 16 September, 6:30pm at Event Cinemas, Indooroopilly.
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In Cinemas SEPTEMBER 17 But see it first at the preview screening
SYNOPSIS: What if you saved a souvenir from every relationship you’ve ever been in? THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY follows the always unique Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan), a 20-something art gallery assistant living in New York City, who also happens to be an emotional hoarder. After she gets dumped by her latest boyfriend, Lucy is inspired to create The Broken Heart Gallery, a pop-up space for the items love has left behind. Word of the gallery spreads, encouraging a movement and a fresh start for all the romantics out there, including Lucy herself.
Thanks to Sony Pictures Australia
For the most part a fluffy, easy-going romantic comedy, The Broken Hearts Gallery is a really lovely watch from start to finish. With energetic pacing, good humour and a wonderful lead performance from Geraldine Viswanathan, it’s a film to really make you smile, even if it doesn’t necessarily exploit the full dramatic potential of its story.
Even if you are averse to the romantic comedy, or prefer your love stories with a tinge more real-world cynicism, The Broken Hearts Gallery is one of those movies that even the biggest pessimists won’t be able to resist.
A lot of that has to do with the lead performance from Geraldine Viswanathan, who is outstanding in this film. Although she starts off by overplaying the quirky, clumsy type, she soon finds her feet as an ambitious, optimistic and delightfully energetic lead, bringing such a strong sense of joy to the whole film. Without Viswanathan, The Broken Hearts Gallery could have been a rather flat, monotonous romantic comedy, but thanks to her scene-stealing joyful energy, I found myself beaming ear to ear on a number of occasions here.
Of course, the central love story is entirely predictable at every beat, but although that does mean the movie loses a certain emotional effect, its fluffy nature makes it a light-hearted joy to watch throughout.
Where The Broken Hearts Gallery does unfortunately miss the mark, however, is in its focus on the deeper, long-lasting impact of relationships. Beyond the immediate trauma of going through a breakup, the story touches briefly on how people hang onto the memories – physical or not – of their past loves for a long, long time.
It’s a wonderful idea to bring up, and an enjoyably sentimental one too, but the film doesn’t go further and offer up an emotionally captivating portrayal of people who are still so wrapped up in their previous romances. It’s a quirky feature of the movie, but it could have been much more.
Overall, I rather liked The Broken Hearts Gallery. It may be a fluffy, easy-going romantic comedy, but thanks to an enjoyable story, good humour, an optimistic mindset and a dynamite lead performance, it’s an effortlessly enjoyable and gratifying watch.