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Mer­ce­nar­ies, hired guns, whistle­blow­ers, pack­age-de­liv­er­ing storks and baby-mak­ing ma­chines – hold on tight this week at the flicks

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

THE MAGNIFICANT SEVEN (M) Aus­tralia Fair, Coolan­gatta, Robina, Pa­cific Fair, Tweed City

Di­rec­tor An­toine Fuqua brings his mod­ern vi­sion to a clas­sic story in The Mag­nif­i­cent

Seven. With the town of Rose Creek un­der the deadly con­trol of in­dus­tri­al­ist Bartholomew Bogue, the des­per­ate towns­peo­ple em­ploy pro­tec­tion from seven out­laws, bounty hunters, gam­blers and hired guns. As they pre­pare the town for the vi­o­lent show­down that they know is com­ing, these seven mer­ce­nar­ies find them­selves fight­ing for more than money.

SNOW­DEN (M) Pa­cific Fair, Nerang

When em­ployee Ed­ward Snow­den tore the veil from the NSA’s se­cret global sur­veil­lance pro­grams, he si­mul­ta­ne­ously opened the eyes of the world and closed the doors of his own fu­ture – giv­ing up his ca­reer, his long­time girl­friend, and his home­land. Star­ring Joseph Godon-Le­vitt and Shai­lene Wood­ley, Snow­den looks at what com­pelled Ed­ward Snow­den to per­pe­trate the largest dis­clo­sure of clas­si­fied doc­u­ments in World His­tory.

STORKS (G) Aus­tralia Fair, Yatala Drive-In, Har­bour Town, Tweed City, Nerang

Storks de­liver ba­bies ... or at least they used to. Now they de­liver pack­ages for the global in­ter­net gi­ant Corner­store.com. Ju­nior, the com­pany’s top de­liv­ery stork, is about to be pro­moted when he ac­ci­den­tally ac­ti­vates the Baby Mak­ing Ma­chine, pro­duc­ing an adorable and wholly unau­tho­rised baby girl. Des­per­ate to de­liver this bun­dle of trou­ble be­fore the boss gets wise, Ju­nior and his friend Tulip, the only hu­man on Stork Moun­tain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and re­veal­ing jour­ney that could make more than one fam­ily whole and re­store the storks’ true mis­sion in the world.

SPE­CIALTY SCREEN­INGS Kingscliff

War Horse takes au­di­ences on an ex­tra­or­di­nary jour­ney from the fields of ru­ral Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stir­ring mu­sic and songs, this pow­er­ful drama is a show of great in­ven­tive­ness. At its heart are as­ton­ish­ing life-size pup­pets by South Africa’s Hand­spring Pup­pet Com­pany, who bring breath­ing, gal­lop­ing, charg­ing horses to thrilling life on stage. Screen­ing Satur­day to Wed­nes­day at 12.10pm

Ethan Hawke, Den­zel Washington, Chris Pratt and Byung-hun Lee are four of The Magnificant Seven.

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