The Boxing Day box office boom ensures plenty of fresh fodder for film buffs, with an allsinging, all-dancing line-up of new releases
SING (G) Nerang, Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Pacific Fair, Robina, Harbour Town, Tweed City
Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theatre above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.
RED DOG: TRUE BLUE (PG) Nerang, Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Pacific Fair, Robina, Harbour Town, Tweed City
Explores the early events leading up to Red Dog’s discovery on the road to Dampier, and his ultimate rise from ordinary dog to Australian legend.
WHY HIM? (TBC) Nerang, Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Pacific Fair, Robina, Harbour Town, Tweed City
Over the holidays, Ned, an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird. The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter.
LA LA LAND (M) Nerang, Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Pacific Fair, Robina, Harbour Town, Tweed City
A huge hit with audiences and critics, La La Land is an exhilarating, music-filled romance starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. In modernday Los Angeles, two ambitious artists who fall in love chase their dreams and discover the joy and heartbreak of risking it all for your passion. Daring, enchanting and moving, La La
Land reinvents the Hollywood classic for a new age, creating the kind of movie magic that sends you out of the cinema on a high.
MOANA (PG) Nerang, Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Pacific Fair, Robina, Harbour Town, Tweed City
A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demigod Maui.
ALLIED (M) Nerang, Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Pacific Fair, Robina, Harbour Town, Tweed City
Max (Brad Pitt), a French-Canadian spy, falls in love and marries French agent Marianne (Marion Cotillard), after a mission in Casablanca. Max is notified that Marianne is likely a Nazi spy and begins to investigate her.
SPECIALTY SCREENINGS A UNITED KINGDOM (PG) The Arts Centre, Nerang
Based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a bi-racial couple ruling a neighbouring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: thwart the couple or their will be consequences.
LIKE CRAZY (M) Kingscliff
Donatella and Beatrice reside in a psychiatric facility in Tuscany. They have very different life stories, but a chance to escape brings them together in an adventure that will help them realise the beauty in imperfection.
REMEMBER (MA) Kingscliff
With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land.