Incredible holiday entertainment at the movies
Everyone’s favourite family of superheroes returns to the Regent Pahiatua this week in the movie Incredibles 2.
Helen and Bob Incredible, together with their children Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack (whose incredible superpowers are about to be discovered) are off on another incredible adventure. This time Helen is out working, leaving Bob at home to look after the kids. But when a new villain emerges, the family must find a way to work together again — which is easier said than done, even though they’re all Incredible. Incredibles 2 opens at The Regent this Thursday.
For older audiences the Regent is currently screening the action-comedy Ocean’s 8, where ex-con Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) along with an all-female crew of “specialists” are planning an incredibly daring heist. The target is a cool $150 million in diamonds — diamonds that will be around the neck of a worldfamous actress who will be the star attraction at New York’s social event of the year, the Met Gala.
If you love nature, stunning scenery and have an adventurous spirit, you’ll love the movie Edie. Veteran English actress Sheila Hancock stars as an 83-year-old who finds herself free from 30 years of caregiving when her demanding, invalid husband passes away. After moving into a rest home she decides on a whim to fulfil a lifelong dream to climb the rugged Mount Suilven in Scotland. With local camping shop owner Johnny (Kevin Guthrie) as her guide, we watch this “odd couple” talk, bicker and have fun as they reveal more about their lives to each other. Edie is an inspirational story about the importance of following one’s dreams, no matter how old you are. It opens at the Regent this Thursday.
Remembered as the writer of Frankenstein, the real life story of Mary Shelley is nearly as fantastical as her book. Raised in 18th century London, Mary is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark in the world when she meets the dashing young poet Percy Bysse Shelly. So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her gothic masterwork. Mary Shelley opens July 26.
To end the month at the Regent the ‘King of Waltz’ Andre´ Rieu returns to the big screen with his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and special guests. Recorded in the beautiful medieval town square in Maastricht in the Netherlands, this year’s concert titled: Amore´ — My Tribute to Love, may be his most romantic and spectacular concert ever to screen in cinemas! Andre´ Rieu’s 2018 Concert screens at the Regent on July 28 and 29.
Veteran British actress Sheila Hancock stas as Edie.
Andre´ Rieu presents his 2018 Maastrcht concert Amore´ — My Tribute To Love.
The young Mary Wollstonecraft is introduced to poet Percy Bysse Shelley in Mary Shelley.
Debbie Ocean and friends plan a $500 million diamond heist in Ocean’s 8.
Mr Incredible trys his hand at being a househusband in Incredibles 2.