Plenty of films to choose from at the moment including an Adam Sandler action-comedy, a science fiction sequel and an Italian classic
PIXELS (PG) Nerang, Yatala Drive-In, Australia Fair, Robina
In a bungled gesture of friendship, ‘80s arcade games were rocketed into space to give aliens an insight to Earth. Aliens interpreted the games as a declaration of war and are now sending their own violent version of gaming favourites Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders to attack Earth. As chaos takes over and a giant villainous Pac-Man munches everything, US president Will Cooper (Kevin James) calls on his buddy Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler).
MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS (M) Nerang, Yatala Drive-In, Australia Fair, Robina, Tweed City
This sequel to last year’s The Maze Runner sees Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow escapees face a new set of challenges, menaced by sinister and powerful organisation, WCKD. Based on James Dashner’s science fiction novel, the film follows the group as they race to escape WCKD’s grip and sort truth from lies in a desolate landscape of sandstorms and ruined cities. While some questions from The Maze Runner are answered, a new set of mysteries arise in the unpredictable, dystopian environment The Scorch.
THE BLINKY BILL MOVIE (PG) Nerang, Yatala Drive-In
The classic Australian story gets the all-star Australian cast it deserves. Ryan Kwanten voices the plucky protagonist, who dreams of leaving the little town of Green Patch and embarking on a big adventure – just like his father, Mr Bill, did before he disappeared. So when Blinky discovers a mysterious clue that hints at where his dad may be, he knows it’s his job to find him in the vast and mysterious Outback. Listen out for the voices of Robyn McLeavy, David Wenham, Rufus Swell, Deborah Mailman, Barry Humphries, Barry Otto and Toni Collette.
WILD TALES (MA) The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Spanish film starring Dario Grandinetti, Maria Marull and Monica Villa. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilisation and barbarism.
Giuseppe Tornatore’s art house classic from 1988 returns to the big screen. A famous film director remembers his childhood at the Cinema Paradiso where Alfredo, the projectionist, first brought about his love of films. Stars Philippe Noiret.
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