Rising Sun lights up with flight of fancy in space
A BLOCKBUSTER blazes onto the screen this week at The Rising Sun Cinema in Mareeba, while three of the season’s biggest family films continue for another great week. Passengers has an all-star cast, which includes Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. This adventure drama, with a touch of romance will have wide appeal for all ages. Continuing for the next week are three of the holiday’s biggest family hits Sing, Moana and the terrific Aussie film Red Dog: True Blue.
The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the “Homestead Colony” and transporting 5,259 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person who awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination.
RED DOG: TRUE BLUE
When eleven-year-old Mick (Levi Miller) is shipped off to his grandfather’s (Bryan Brown) cattle station in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, he feels lonely and out of place. But soon he finds myth, adventure and a friendship with a red dog, who he calls Blue – a dog that changes his life forever. Production values are excellent with Geoffrey Hall’s fine cinematography and Cezary Skubiszewski’s delightful music score. It’s an enjoyable film and there’s a lot to like, although the original still remains a modern Australian classic.
On an ancient Polynesian island, when a terrible curse incurred by the demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) reaches Moana (Auli’I Cravalho) the impetuous daughter of Chief Tui (Temuera Morrison), she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Energetic entrepreneur koala, Buster Moon (voice of Matthew McConaughey) hasn’t had a hit show in his beautiful old theatre for too long, and the bank is threatening to foreclose – so he decides to hold open auditions for all animals in preparation for staging a great singing competition.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in the romantic adventure film, Passengers.