Kapi-Mana News : October 23rd 2012
17 KAPI-MANA NEWS, OCTOBER 23, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Whatever the weather, it's going to be a dry summer The second of the Wellington region's water storage lakes is about to be earthquake strengthened and made larger. What it means is we'll have one lake empty again this summer. This affects everyone in Porirua, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt and Wellington. Last summer we saw the lowest water use in 25 years, so thanks to everyone who helped. This summer we need the same again. Look out for our spring tips to get your household set up for summer and make sure you know your city's watering restrictions. If we all take measures to use a little bit less water, it should see us through. Use a bit less, make a big difference Visit gw.govt.nz/water for more information. GRW1073 READING CINEMAS PORIRUA readingcinemas.co.nz PH: 237 1070 OPENS THURSDAY NOW SHOWING 3D FRANKENWEENIE (PG) 3D DREDD (R18) PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (M) THE SAPPHIRES (PG) TAKEN 2 (M) OPENS THURSDAY PG M PORIRUA SUPER SAVERS ONLY FOR A LIMITED TIME AT READING CINEMAS PORIRUA $10 2D TIX $12 3D TIX .50 R16 ...FRESH FISH DAILY... WEATHER PERMITTING, SUBJECT TO CATCH OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK ... Inside Moore Wilsons on Kenepuru Drive ... ORDERS & ENQUIRIES PHONE 237 0912 LY SMOKED FISH FRESH FILLETS SALMON OYSTERS AND MORE MOANA PACIFIC FISHERIES A Division of Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd WHOLE FISH KINAS PAUA CRAYFISH NEW SEASON WHITEBAIT & SCALLOPS JUST ARRIVED L Y LY 10kg 0k Fro ro w $$ FROZEN WHOLE TREVALLY C NS AVAILABLE 3195517DU Caper kooky but not compelling Safety Not Guaranteed 1G2 Starring Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni, Mark Duplass. Written by Derek Connolly, directed by Colin Trevorrow. 86 minutes, rated M (offensive language, sexual references). Showing at Light House Pauatahanui cinema. Curious: Aubrey Plaza seeks out an oddball who claims he can time travel in the quirky comedy Safety Not Guaranteed. I ve had a soft spot for the deadpan kook of actress/com- edian Aubrey Plaza since her small part in Judd Apatow s Funny People a few years back. She was the best thing about that movie and is a regular hoot in Comedy Central s Parks and Rec- reation. In Safety Not Guaranteed Plaza plays Darius, a glum 20-some- thing in desperate need of a little joy and wonder. She fills her days slaving away as an intern for a Seattle maga- zine, and her nights doing nada. Even Darius dad is Facebooking about her lack of a social life. Her world brightens after reporter Jeff (Jake Johnson from TV showNew Girl) lets her tag along on an assignment to profile a man running a classified ad requesting a sidekick for a time- travelling mission. Bring your own weapons. I ve only done this once before, reads the ad of Kenneth (Mark Duplass), a small town supermar- ket worker who may be a delu- sional headcase, a visionary genius, or possibly both. One thing for certain is that all three of these characters are dam- aged by or hung up on past events, and watching them con- front or get past their emotional baggage makes for a heartwarm- ing if not entirely satisfying 86 minutes at the movies. Darius befriends the cagey Ken- neth and undergoes training for their journey back in time -- cue kindred spirits. Meanwhile, Jake is obsessed with tracking down an old flame and ensuring intern Arnau (Karan Soni) doesn t waste his youth being a wallflower. I enjoyed the picture s bent humour, meandering pace and how it captured the weathered beauty of the Washington coast- line. I also loved the notion of a $750,000 indie flick dabbling in time travel and secret missions. But I expected Safety Not Guaran- teed to pack a greater emotional wallop. Darius voice seems to fade out of the picture about half way through as Jeff and Kenneth s motivations are given greater emphasis, which is a pity as Plaza s character is the most intriguing. Her faith in Kenneth and his time machine comes too easily for my liking. Duplass, so good in the recent My Sister's Sister, struggles to engage as the aloof Kenneth, a character masked in fashion faux pas and a daffy dialect. The action is getting hungry, he tells Darius as their launch date approaches. Funny stuff. I just wish Safety Not Guaranteed moved me as much as it amused me. THE LOWDOWN Up-to-date listings for local events and shows. Want your event added? Email: email@example.com. For the full lowdown: kapimananews.co.nz On today CRYSTAL CHAIN GANG, Glass works by Jim Dennison and Leanne Williams, at Pataka until November 11. OTHER STORIES is Joe Sheehan's first survey exhibition, bringing together 30 sculp- tural objects from the past ten years of his practice. At Pataka until November 25.TENUOUS, Peter Trevelyan explores geometry, drawing and triangulation. At Pataka till November 19. PLIMMERTON - A COLOURFUL HIS- TORY, From Taupo Pa, arrival of the railway, weekend resort and beach baches to the birth of a village, war years, skeletons and rusty pistols. At Pataka till November 11. Saturday, October 27 GALA, Paremata School holds its annual gala, from 11am to 3pm, featur- ing food stalls, live entertainment, quality pre-loved books, toys and chil- dren's clothing, a craft corner and home-made sweets, baking and out- door activities. Sunday, October 28 POTTY PLANTERS, Annual Pauata- hanui School fundraiser, its nursery of quality plants sold for low prices. CONCERT, The Porirua Youth Brass, joined by woodwind players from the Mana Music Centre and the Levin Youth Concert Band, will perform at Pataka at 3pm for an hour. Wednesday, October 31 TAWA COMMUNITY LIGHT PARTY, 5.45pm to 8pm, New Life Church, 236 Main Rd, Tawa. For children aged 5 to 12, a Halloween alternative. Enter- tainment, food, face painting, music and talent quest. Free but tickets essential for entry. Call Michele on 232 4924.
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