Nanananananana Batman! It’s a box office battle of superheroes as Gotham’s best goes up against the bumbling blue Smurfs crew
SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (G)
Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Pacific Fair, Robina, Nerang Cineplex, Tweed City, Harbour Town Best friends Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty use a special map that guides them through the Forbidden Forest, an enchanted wonderland that’s filled with magical creatures. Their adventure leads them on a course to discover the biggest secret in Smurf history as they race against time and the evil wizard Gargamel to find a mysterious village.
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (PG)
Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Pacific Fair, Robina, Nerang Cineplex, Tweed City, Harbour Town There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman wants to save the city from the Joker’s hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin and loyal butler Alfred can show him a thing or two.
GHOST IN THE SHELL (M)
Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Pacific Fair, Robina, Nerang Cineplex, Tweed City, Harbour Town In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to, and her life was not saved. Instead, it was stolen.
SPECIALTY SCREENINGS HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS (M) Mandala Organic Arts Cafe Disillusioned with the tedium
of his existence, psychiatrist Hector confesses to his girlfriend that he feels he is a fraud for dispensing recommendations to patients who never seem to improve or get any happier. He embarks on an international quest to find the right formula to bring him joy and vitality. Playing Wednesday.
The Arts Centre From acclaimed writer/ director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Midnight Special), Loving tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who fell in love and married in 1958, defying Virginia’s laws against interracial marriage. Jailed then banished from their home state, the Lovings spent the next nine years searching for a way back home, taking their civil rights case all the way to the Supreme Court. Driven by powerful performances from Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga,
Loving is a beautifully crafted, warm-hearted film, at once an urgent, relevant drama and an intimate story of the heart.
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