It’s that time of the year again when love is in the air and tear-jerkers hit cinema screens just in time for next weekend’s Valentine’s Day
THE CHOICE (PG) Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Pacific Fair, Robina, Harbour Town, Tweed City
Valentine’s Day is on the way so that means another lovey dovey tear-jerker from the pen of Nicholas The Notebook Sparks. This one centres on a feisty medical student (played by Australia’s Teresa Palmer) who must choose between her stable boyfriend and the ladies’ man next door. Their relationship is tested by life’s most defining events. A poignant tale of love, marriage and family from director Ross Katz. Also stars Benjamin Walker, Alexandra Daddario.
STEVE JOBS (M)
Michael Fassbender plays the legendary computer genius in this ingeniously constructed film by director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. It unfolds over just three occasions – in 1984, 1988 and 1998 – when Jobs was launching a new and eagerly anticipated product. Most of the drama unfolds backstage as the film explores Jobs’ personal and professional life. The cast includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg and Sarah Snook.
A speciality screening of this New York Metropolitan Opera production starring Marlis Petersen, Daniel Brenna, Johan Reuter and Susan Graham. Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own.
LIFE OFF GRID
This is a film and book about people who have chosen to build their lives around renewable energy, with beautiful, inspiring, and often challenging results. It explores the lives of Canadians in every province and territory who have chosen to disconnect.
NOMA: MY PERFECT STORM
The Arts Centre Gold Coast
This documentary about the world’s most celebrated restaurant goes into the unique mind of Rene Redzepi. His story has the feel of a classic fairy tale: the ugly duckling transformed into a swan, who now reigns over modern gourmet cuisine. Screens Monday at 7pm, with a Q&A with chef Ben Devlin.
ZOOLANDER 2 Yatala Drive-In, Tweed City, Nerang
Really, really good-looking male supermodel Derek Zoolander is thrust back into the world of high fashion when celebrities start dying with his signature look – Blue Steel. A 15-years-in-themaking comedy sequel from Ben Stiller and funny friends.
Ben Stiller (left) plays Derek Zoolander, Owen Wilson plays Hansel and Penelope Cruz plays Valentina Valencia in Zoolander 2.