Comic book characters, a tale that uses Danish building blocks and the timeless Muppets feature in opening movie offerings this week
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (M) Pacific Fair, Australia Fair, Robina, Coolangatta, Harbour Town, Nerang, Yatala Drive-in: Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history – the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. This Marvel tale, from the old comics, is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Sebastian Stan and Samuel L. Jackson star. First-look 3D.
THE LEGO MOVIE (PG) Pacific Fair, Australia Fair, Robina, Coolangatta, Harbour Town, Nerang, Yatala Drive-in: An ordinary LEGO mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together. Voices by Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett. MUPPETS MOST WANTED (PG) Pacific Fair, Australia Fair,
Robina, Coolangatta: Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppet gang return to the silver screen with a sequel chockablock full of gags, catchy tunes, a wacky new story and hilarious baddies. Stars Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell with songs by Flight of the Conchords’ favourite Bret McKenzie. MR MORGAN’S LAST LOVE (M) The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Lonely American widower in Paris learns to love life again after a chance encounter with a beautiful and vibrant young woman. Stars Michael Caine, Michelle Goddet, Jane Alexander and Gillian Anderson. Sandra Nettlebeck directs.
GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL Pacific Fair: More than 40-plus drama, comedy, pop culture, anime, horror and documentary films from Australia and overseas over the next 10 days. See pages, 8-9.
SPECIALTY SCREENINGS NOEL COWARD’S PRIVATE LIVES Pacific Fair, Robina: Noel Coward’s 1930 comedy of manners in three acts. Divorced couple, while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover that they are staying in adjacent rooms at the same hotel and still have feelings for each other. Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor star in this stage version filmed for the West End Live series at London’s Gielgud Theatre.
Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson star in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Ricky Gervais with Muppets Miss Piggy and Kermit.