Kapi-Mana News : August 16th 2011
19 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 16, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 3558371AI WEDNESDAY WORLD FAMOUS IN PORIRUA WEDNESDAYS SPECIAL Every week a special beer and RTD selection HAPPY HOUR 5-7pm Texas Hold 'Em - $10 buy in for a guaranteed $500 prize pool, game time at 7.30pm plus the $4 Fridge for ALL Poker Players. 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Save time and electricity PORIRUA Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Ph 237 0630 GIG GUIDE EVENTS QUIZ EVENING, Paremata Kindergarten's quiz evening and auction is back on Saturday, August 20, 7.30pm, at Paremata School Hall. Come along for a fun-filled brain-teasing night, and support the kindy. Tickets, $20, include supper and entry into a raffle (prize is a night's accommodation at Copthorne Solway Park and a gift basket). Get your teams of up to six people organised, and book your tickets. Contact email@example.com or 027 232 4203. NIGEL KENNEDY, The Hilarious Hypnotist, Monteith's Brewery Bar Paremata, Thursday, August 18, 8pm. R18 ''naughty but nice'' show. Tickets, $20, include one free house beer or wine. TENNIS CLUB, New members are welcome for a friendly playing group at Ngatitoa Tennis Club, 10am, Thursdays. Phone 233 8492. EXHIBITIONS PATAKA MUSEUM, cnr of Norrie and Parumoana streets. Bunmei Okabe, Clown paintings -- Love and Peace. In 1965, aged 16 years, Bunmei Okabe was involved in a rugby scrum mishap which left him paralysed from the waist down. Okabe has since become a successful artist in Japan, specialising in clown paintings, believing clowns bring out the best in people. PATAKA, Pat Hanly Blast -- The Painter and his Protest. In 1987, New Zealand passed legislation to make the country nuclear-free. This exhibition celebrates this achievement through Pat Hanly's anti-nuclear paintings and Gil Hanly's documentary photographs. Until September 14. PATAKA, Master of Craft spans 35 years of ornamental vases made by Richard Parker, a leading figure in New Zealand ceramics. Until August 28. Viva la simian revolution! RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo. Screenplay by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, directed by Rupert Wyatt. 105 minutes, rated M (violence). Showing at Reading Cinemas Porirua. Going ape: Caesar rallies the chimps for a showdown with the San Francisco Police Department in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. If only the recent Che Guevara films had been this engaging. You maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell! So cried a typically over- reaching Charlton Heston during the big reveal of Planet of the Apes, as he thumped the sand at the sight of a crippled Lady Liberty. He was on Earth the whole time, aghast audiences realised, whether it was upon the picture s release in 1968 or those discovering the cult classic in the decades since. I never could be sure if Heston was damning the apes for destroying the Statue of Liberty or if he was berating humankind for forsaking Earth to our hairier cousins. Either way, it s a tantalis- ing treat to finally see what went down those many moons ago, when the ape first got hold of the stick and lowered mankind to its knees. I m not sure whether Rise of the Planet of the Apes consti- tutes a prequel to the old films or a fresh starting point for a new Apes franchise (likely the latter if it makes a few bob), but I do know that it s a damn fine movie -- an unexpected favourite from this year s run of blockbusters. Much of its success can be attributed to the stunning vis- ual effects which -- utilising Andy Serkis motion capture performance -- ensure the apes have a weighty screen pres- ence, but it would all be for nought if the script wasn t smart, thoughtful and packed with pathos. Scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) is developing a drug to cure Alzheimer s, and is experimenting on chimps. He is desperate to succeed as his father s (John Lithgow) mind is slipping away. As Will discovers through the infant chimp Caesar, the drug not only restores an ape s brain cells but enhances them. Caesar s communication and cognitive abilities are off the charts, but before Will can get a grasp of what s happen- ing, his company progresses the chimp trials, with disas- trous results, and Caesar comes to understand his life needn t be spent on a leash. The premise of apes taking over the world may have got you forking out for the movie ticket, but it is the relation- ship between Will and Caesar that will have you using it to dab away the warm tears. After Caesar is locked up and mistreated in a dodgy primate sanctuary , you ll be crying for cold vengeance against his and the other apes human oppressors -- particularly Tom Felton s cruel ape handler. Director Rupert Wyatt does a splendid job of making such a high-concept movie so per- sonal and thought-provoking. Yes, there are some mighty action scenes -- particularly the climatic stand-off on the Golden Gate Bridge -- but what really resonates are the scenes where we see humanity, in all its cruelty and hypocrisy, through the eyes of another species. I m still not convinced on the casting of James Mr Understatement Franco as Dr Rodman, who seems to accept the extraordinary con- sequences of his experiments with little concern besides ensuring Caesar s safety, but he s not the star of this show. Hats off to Andy Serkis and the other performance capture actors, who used the same technology as Avatar but in actual environments, not sound stages. These are the most engag- ing and captivating computer- enhanced characters I ve come across in a movie. Hail Caesar!
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