A desert trek, a tale of ancient Greece and a wartime bid to retrieve priceless art from the Nazis are among this week’s movie offerings
The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Australia Fair, Pacific Fair, Robina, Coolangatta, Harbour Town: Based on the true story of Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 trekked 2700km from Alice Springs to the west coast with four camels and her dog. Mia Wasikowska stars as the young traveller. Directed by Stone, The Painted John Curran ( Veil). Opens today.
300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (MA15+)
Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Pacific Fair, Robina, Harbour Town, Yatala Drive-in: Australian actor Sullivan Animal Kingdom) Stapleton ( plays a general who tries to unite all of Greece and lead the charge against mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his Persian army. Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes. Opens today.
VAMPIRE ACADEMY (M)
Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Pacific Fair, Robina, Harbour Town: Based on Richelle Mead's bestselling books, Mean directed by Mark Waters ( Girls) and starring Aussie Lucy Lightning Point), Fry ( as teenage vampire, who with her friends must learn to navigate school and life. Dark laughs. Opens today.
ADVANCE SCREENINGS THE MONUMENTS MEN (M)
Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Pacific Fair, Robina: An unlikely World War II platoon has to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. George Clooney directs and stars. Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Cate Blanchett. Screens Monday, 7pm.
WAR HORSE (M)
Kingscliff, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: This UK National Theatre production, filmed in London’s West End, follows an extraordinary journey from the fields of Devon to the trenches of France and features astonishing life-size puppets.
Monuments Men stars Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett.