Kapi-Mana News : July 31st 2012
19 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 31, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 4 steps when flling your recycling bin Remember You can recycle all your plastics now except polystyrene (eg meat trays) Please rinse your recyclables GLASS PLASTICS CANS PAPER CARDBOARD Bundle up your paper and cardboard with string or put them in a plastic bag & tie up. Squash all your plastic containers and place your plastics and cans into plastic bags and tie them up. Glass can go loose in your bin Put heavy things on top whenever you can 1 2 3 4 Recycling - Do it right READING CINEMAS PORIRUA readingcinemas.co.nz PH: 237 1070 OPENS THURSDAY ALSO SHOWING MAGIC MIKE (R16) THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (M) TED (R13) THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (M) ICE AGE (PG) 3D OPENS THURSDAY PG R16 Ph 238 2555 1d Mungavin Ave, Porirua www.littleindia.co.nz LUNCH FROM $11 (lunch size chicken or lamb or vegetarian with rice and plain naan) On your way home from work? Why not stop in and get Your favourite dish to Takeaway Can't be bothered cooking? Why not order your dish and have it delivered straight to your door? We Deliver to Tawa, Porirua, Titahi Bay, Plimmerton, Whitby, Paremata, Aotea, Ascot Park and Pukerua Bay * minimun order $30 • Monday-Friday 11.30am-2pm • Dinner 7 Days From 5pm • Food cooked to order • Table service • Eat fresh 4492248AA BAKERY MARKET DAY THIS THURSDAY 4762468AA THE LOWDOWN Up-to-date listings for local events and shows. Want your event added? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For the full lowdown: www.kapimananews.co.nz On today WALLACE ART AWARDS, Twenty Years of Winners brings together the works of 20 Paramount Award winners from the Wallace Art Trust collection. With a few exceptions, none have been seen by the public since the exhibitions at which they were that year's winner. At Pataka until August 5. BIO BORDERS, Photographer Wayne Bar- rar builds on his ongoing interest in the changing New Zealand landscape, looking at the effects of introduced plants and anim- als in our environment. At Pataka until August 19. Wednesday, August 1 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, The Mariner, Whitehouse Road, Titahi Bay. Wednesday, August 1, from 7.30pm is a mini pamper evening. Come along with your girlfriends and enjoy an evening of $5 mini treatments, relaxation and nibbles. All women welcome. Info: Naomi 236 0559. Thursday, August 2 MIDWINTER CRAFT FAIR, Tawa Central Kindergarten, 21 Oxford St, 7pm till 9pm. Great range of handcrafted and artisan products available, as well as children's books, stationery, food, clothing and accessories. Gold coin entry, no eftpos available. Phone Vanessa 021 2893226. BUGGYWALK, Sport Wellington's August walk is in the beautiful Otaihanga Domain, next to the Waikanae River on the Kapiti Coast. Meet on the main field at 10am for 10.30am start. Duration is about an hour. The track is completely flat and is on dirt, grass and gravel paths. Saturday, August 4 KAPA HAKA, Wellington regional competition, Wellington Town Hall, 8.30am till 6pm. Nine teams, up to 350 performers, will be compet- ing to represent the region at the national competition. Tickets through Ticketek, $5/$10/$15. Thursday, August 9 FRIENDSHIP, Titahi Bay Friend- ship Club meet at the Baptist Church. For further info, call Esther on 236 8062. Wednesday, August 15 Annual meeting, Ranui Resid- ents Association, Porirua RSA, McKillop St. 6.30pm. All welcome. Every Thursday DANCE LESSONS, Community Sequence & New Vogue partner dance lessons, Papakowhai School Hall, 7.45pm till 9.30pm. Cost $6 each. Open to all adults 18+. Contact Sue 233 0344. Every Sunday CAR BOOT SALES, Hagley St. Inquiries, phone 021 422 122. It's all been done before Magic Mike 1G2 Starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn. Written by Reid Carolin, directed by Steven Soderberg. 110 minutes, R-16 (offensive language, drug use, sexual themes). Showing at Reading Cinemas Porirua. Reviewed by KYLIE KLEIN NIXON Beefcake bonanza: Channing Tatum struts his stuff in banal male stripper flick Magic Mike. If the gurning, smug, face of Channing Tatum on the posters wasn't enough to put you off seeing male stripper tale Magic Mike, then the hashed over premise prob- ably will. When Mike (Tatum), Tampa's King of Cock'' meet's 19-year-old Adam The Kid'' (Alex Pettyfer) he takes him under his beefy wing to school him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money''. But The Kid's headfirst dive into the seedy, self-indulgent world leaves Mike with questions about his own life path. Yes, Magic Mike really is little more than a modern morality play in the vein of Boo- gie Nights or The Ice House, where those who indulge in excess and pleasure are on a hiding to nothing, while communion with the studious and quiet -- in the form of Adam's beautiful but reserved sister (Cody Horn) -- is seen as a chance for redemption. Although gorgeously shot, with perfect pacing and excellent performances from Tatum and Pettyfer, Magic Mike is possibly the most unoriginal take on this tale that's been presented for a while. How many times do we need to be told that taking and dealing drugs is dangerous and draining on friends and family? Who doesn't get that the massively arrogant nightclub owner (player with deranged, bongo playing, self-parodying majesty by Matthew McConaughey) is going to fleece the loyal hard working hero in the end? What is new, and I suppose by Hollywood standards daring, is the amount of man flesh on show. There are oiled abs, pecs, butts and pad- ded packages in every other shot. When in doubt, director Steven Soderburgh seems to retreat to this by default -- the story flounders and suddenly, there's Tatum flaunting his all to a techno-beat. It's not enough to distract from the trite moralising though. If you can get past the ludicrous- ness of some of the dancing -- pelvic thrusting being the ultimate move to end all moves -- Tatum's physicality is pretty impressive. But we're not encouraged to find it erotic or pleasurable to observe -- that way evil lies, and Soderbergh's moral compass spins too true to let us forget it.
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