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Plenty of films to choose from at the mo­ment in­clud­ing an Adam San­dler ac­tion-com­edy, a science fic­tion se­quel and an Ital­ian clas­sic

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

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.

SPE­CIAL­ITY SCREEN­ING

CIN­EMA PAR­ADISO

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.

Vi­o­let (Michelle Mon­aghan), Sam Bren­ner (Adam San­dler), Lud­low (Josh Gad) and Q*bert in

Pix­els.

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