Whether you’re a fan of Arnie, Andre, aggro apes or tree monsters, there’s something here to keep you at the very edge of your seat
A MONSTER CALLS (PG)
Nerang Cineplex Conor is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His mum is ill, he has an imperious grandmother, and he is the target of bullies at school. Then one night, Conor summons an unlikely ally – an ancient 40foot-high tree monster who spirits him away to a dark and magical world where stories come to life. Transporting us with tales of courage, loss and hope, A Monster Calls is the spectacular new film from acclaimed director J.A. Bayona.
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (M)
Australia Fair, Pacific Fair, Coolangatta, Robina, Nerang cineplex, Harbour Town, Tweed City Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythical quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face-to-face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet.
ANDRE RIEU’S 2017 MAASTRICHT CONCERT
Australia Fair, Pacific Fair, Coolangatta, Robina, Nerang Cineplex Take a front-row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with Andre and his special guests, musical favourites and much more. Exactly 30 years ago this year, Andre Rieu started his Johann Strauss Orchestra in his home town of Maastricht.
SPECIAL SCREENINGS PREDATOR – 30TH ANNIVERSARY (M)
Tweed City – Sunday Dutch, a soldier of fortune, is hired by the US government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. But when Dutch and his team, which includes weapons expert Blain and CIA agent George Dillon, land in Central America, something is gravely wrong. After finding a string of dead bodies, the crew discovers they are being hunted by a brutal creature with superhuman strength and the ability to disappear into its surroundings.
Mandala & Co – Wednesday A beautiful documentary showcasing the life of an amazing musician. Filled with interviews and archival footage of the great Janis Joplin, this doco provides an insight into the short-lived journey of a brilliant woman.
THE BIG SICK (M)
The Arts Centre Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his stand-up sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: OBSESSION
The Arts Centre Jude Law stars in the stage production of Obsession, captured live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Gino is a magnetically handsome drifter. He encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.
Celebrate Predator’s 30th anniversary by re-watching Arnold Schwarzenegger in action.