NOW SHOW­ING

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 Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

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)

Pa­cific Fair

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.

SPE­CIAL­ITY SCREEN­INGS

LULU

Kingscliff

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

Kingscliff

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.

AD­VANCED SCREEN­INGS

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.

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