Guardian Express : 2019-01-08

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FILM 8 www.communitynews.com.au January 8, 2019 Dragon trilogy ends in tears FEATURE FLICK THE third and final instalment of the when their design is firmly cartoonish. Ageing Hiccup and his friends have helped to give this franchise a fresh look at a familiar world, even if the main story arc of Hiccup needing to believe in himself to succeed is a well-worn one. It was somewhat frustrating that the clearly smart and capable characters of Hiccup’s mum Valka (Cate Blanchett) and girlfriend Astrid (America Ferrera) mainly exist to help Hiccup discover his leadership skills. One can’t help feel if they had taken charge it could all have been sorted much more efficiently. Hopefully, fans of the series will be satisfied by the tear-jerking conclusion for their favourite characters since seeing the first film in 2010. How To Train Your Dragon How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) Directed by: Dean DeBlois Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett franchise will provide fans with an emotional and conclusive end to the trilogy. In Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) has become chief of Berk where dragons and humans live peacefully if chaotically side-by-side. Following a mission to release a group of dragons from their bandit captors, Berk is threatened by renowned dragon hunter Grimmel (F. Murray Abraham) and the town is forced to move in search of the mythical and hidden dragon world. Meanwhile, Toothless is love-stricken when for the first time he meets another dragon just like him only white – a light fury. It is little over four years since the last The Hidden World, ★★★½ Christian Bale and Sam Rockwell in Vice. Review by Lucy Rutherford Biopic presents uncertain truths film and the animation is even more sophisticated and stunning to watch. The sequences of flying dragons are the perfect opportunity for the animators to show off their skills, with stunning landscapes and a visceral sense of movement that helps keep the pace of the film. The human characters move so realistically it is almost unsettling, especially Train Your Dragon USING his trademark wit and eccentric style, writer and director Adam McKay’s follow up to delves into the life of Dick Cheney and his rise to Vice President during the George W. Bush administration. In a total transformation, Christian Bale plays Cheney, who starts out in life as a drunken youth failing college until he is pushed to make something of himself by soon-to-be wife and childhood sweetheart Lynne (Amy Adams). He joins an internship program for Congress, meets mentor Donald Rumsfeld (Steve Carell) and from there begins a long career in and out of politics. He rises to the appointment of Vice President at the request of Bush (Sam Rockwell) shortly before the 9/11 attack. has a specific message in accusing Cheney as nameless man, introduced as being “related” to Cheney, the former Vice President is accused as being a man with no care for the destruction that results from his actions. His indifference is made obvious when he nonfatally shoots a man while on a hunt and never apologises. The film uses visual metaphors, cutting between the scenes of politicians making decisions and shots of bombs exploding, as a direct consequence of those decisions. Such an erratic style of editing reminds the audience that this movie is but a representation of the truth. For those not versed in American politics, also reminds the viewer that politicians need to be held accountable, while not offering any solutions to a global dilemma. FEATURE FLICK Vice (M) Directed by: Adam McKay Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell The Big Short How To ★★★½ Review: Lucy Rutherford In cinemas now the man responsible for the deaths of thousands in the Iraq War because he wants access to the country’s wealthy abundance of oil. Moreover, the script lays blame at society’s door for allowing politicians like Cheney to get away with such atrocities through public inattention. Bale is given the space to portray Cheney with nuance as a quiet but ruthless politician and businessman dedicated to his family. However, through the voiceover of an initially Vice Vice Stirling Notices Green Waste Collections Innaloo, parts of Karrinyup, parts of Stirling Green waste will be collected from verges within the boundary shown in the map from 6.00am on 21 January 2019. Karrinyup Rd M itc h el Put your green waste out between 11 January and 20 January 2019. Area 17 l F w Putting any green waste on your verge earlier than 11 January or after your verge has been cleared is illegal and penalties apply. Ave Stephenson h B ea c h R For more information visit www.stirling.wa.gov.au/waste Tel: (08) 9205 8555 | www.stirling.wa.gov.au

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