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Peak visualist Ridley Scott ( Blade Runner, Gladiator) directs the first original screenplay from revered novelist Cormac McCarthy, author of Blood Meridian and No Country for Old Men. Hot talent Michael Fassbender leads the thriller as a lawyer in well over his head with a criminal syndicate; Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt co-star. Recommended for discerning audiences as sleek, sly and sexy adult entertainment. (Report, Page 11.) Running time 111 minutes. Screens at Pacific Fair, Australia Fair, Robina, Coolangatta, Harbour Town, Tweed City, Nerang, Yatala Drive-in.
Insidious Chapter 2 (MA)
Rose Byrne returns in this haunted house thriller as the head of the Lambert family, a clan with deeply spooky connections to the spirit world. According to majority critical word, the novelty and technique that made the first Insidious (a surprise smash made on the cheap) so unnerving have been replaced in the sequel with cheap thrills and too much backstory. (Report, Page 9.) Running time 105 minutes. Screens at Robina, Pacific Fair, Australia Fair, Tweed City, Nerang, Harbour Town.
A gothic melodrama inspired by the Brothers’ Grimm tale, this drama/fantasy stars Maribel Verdu, Daniel Gime´ nez Cacho and ngela Molina. Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never met her mother, and she grew up being hated by her evil stepmother. She learned her father’s art, a famous bullfighter, and one day she ran away to become a legend. Set in 1920s south of Spain, Blancanieve is a tribute to silent films. Running time 104 minutes. Screens at The Arts Centre Gold Coast.
Tilt Action Sports Festival
Event Cinemas goes extreme with five days of action sports double features on the big screen. Monday’s snow feature is McConkey. Tuesday’s skate films are Waiting for Lightning and the iconic Bones Brigade. Wednesday’s retro surf double is Serendipity and Intersection: Black. November 14’s winter extreme session is See Few Words and Into the Mind. The festival wraps on November 15 with the surf films Fanning the Fire and Missing.
The Habit Of Art (CTC)
Dirty Dancing (PG)
Tilt double features screen nightly at 7pm from Monday to November 15 at Pacific Fair and Coolangatta.
´A UKNational Theatre production, written/directed by Alan Bennett, stars Richard Griffiths and Alex Jennings. Bennett’s play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art. Screens Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at 12.40pm at Cinemax Kingscliff. Palazzo Versace’s new season of Palazzo Pictures, the haute hotel’s open-air movie nights on Thursdays, continues with Patrick Swayze’s 1987 music/dance romance Dirty Dancing tonight and Edward Scissorhands next week. Tickets are $40 and include a picnic hamper to enjoy in lounges or private cabanas under the stars. Running time 100 minutes. Screens tonight at 7pm at Palazzo Versace, Main Beach.
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