This week’s new releases feature plenty of action, drama & big names that are guaranteed to entertain all members of the family
The Arts Centre Gold Coast
An intriguing first feature from Australian director Kim Farrant in which Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes play the parents of two children who go missing from their home in a country town located close to a vast desert. As the cop in charge of investigating the disappearance, Hugo Weaving is in fine form and PJ Dillon’s photography is outstanding.
JURASSIC WORLD (M) Coolangatta, Robina, Australia Fair, Nerang, Harbour Town, Yatala Drive-In
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. A new attraction is created to re-spark visitors’ interest, which backfires horribly. Keenly awaited reboot stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES (M)
The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Russell Brand’s political activism has expanded into
The Emperor’s New Clothes, a documentary where the comedian explores the inequality between the rich and the rest of society and questions why billionaire Lord Rothermere, who owns the
Daily Mail, doesn’t pay tax in
HOT PURSUIT (M)
Nerang, Yatala Drive-In
This is the story of a by-thebook cop (Reese Witherspoon) and a drug boss widow (Sofia Vergas) trying to evade crooked cops and vicious assassins as they go on the lam through Texas. The ladies make their escape on a tour bus. The crooked cops chase after them while two thugs follow closely.
INSIDE OUT (G) Nerang, Tweed City, Yatala Drive-In, Coolangatta, Robina, Australia Fair
After young Riley’s uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. Features the voices of Rashida Jones, Diane Lane and Amy Poehler.
THE NIGHTINGALE (M) Kingscliff
French director Philippe Muyl presents this bond-building journey between an old man and young girl in rural China. The film explores Beijing’s long-running one-child policy and the issue of parents pampering their offspring, sparking a generation of spoiled brats. Stars Baotian Li, Xiaoran Li and Xin Yi Yang.
WALKING THE CAMINO (PG) Kingscliff
A modest documentary about people making the ancient pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela – the Catholic cathedral in Spain that some believe holds the remains of the apostle James – this is not a religious film. The individuals we follow on the 800km walk from southwestern France to the church town in northwestern Spain are there for various reasons.
LA DONNA DEL LAGO Kingscliff
Set in Scotland, conductor Michele Mariotti presents this tale of the Lady in the Lake set to Rossini’s dramatic and romantic music. Stars Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Florez.
Joseph Fiennes and Nicole Kidman in Strangerland.