Kapi-Mana News : November 13th 2012
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Phone now for a FREE DVD about our course 0800 844-888 • www.wnc.co.nz Up for grabs Kapi-Mana News has a double-pass to the Boyz II Men concert and a copy of their recent album Twenty to give away. To enter the draw, answer the following question and send your contact details to email@example.com or PO Box 50012, Porirua. Head emails and letters with Boyz II Men Draw . Entries close noon, Novem- ber 19. Question: The ballad End of the Road spent a record-breaking 13 weeks at No 1 in 1992. It appeared on the soundtrack for what Eddie Mur- phy film? One of the country s favourite R&B groups, the group returns to our shores next month for three shows, including one at The Opera House in Wel- lington on December 2. They recently marked their 20th anniversary with the album Twenty, the group s first record of original material since 2002. Tickets are available from Ticketek. Love, loss and longing THE SESSIONS 1G2 Starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks, Adam Arkin. Written and directed by Ben Lewin. 95 minutes, rated M (sex scenes, nudity, sexual references). Showing at Light House Pauatahanui cinema. Carnal confession: Polio-afflicted Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) discusses his newly-found sex life with his priest (William H Macy). Polio-afflicted Mark O Brien enjoys both a sexual and emotional awakening in the touching and very funny The Sessions. Based on a true story, it recounts the anxious, heart- felt mission of the immobile O Brien -- who has spent the majority of his 36 years in an iron lung -- to if not find love, then to at least lose his vir- ginity. Mark, played by John Hawkes, has a mind full of poetry and romantic notions but his body is crooked and withered, and he has a sense it will soon give out on him. He employs the services of a sex surrogate to assist his assignment of sexual dis- covery, and the counsel of his priest with whom he shares his hopes, fears and exhilar- ation. The Sessions is buoyed by the nervous fumbling of first encounters, and its stark reminder of the power of sex and intimacy. We may not be able to identify with Mark s paralysed, horizontal life -- he can only move his head -- but most of us can likely recall the pressure, excitement, embar- rassment, failure and triumph of early escapades between the sheets. Mark s sexual education is a frank yet tender one, surro- gate Cheryl (Helen Hunt) is straight-up in laying down the rules and objectives of their time together, but guides him with a gentle hand. The direc- tion of veteran film-maker Ben Lewin is much the same; candid and caring. A current of cheeky humour ensures the fly-on-the-wall experience is not an awkward one for viewers -- only the most prudish of movie-goers would be shocked or appalled by The Sessions' pound of flesh. There is only to be six ses- sions with Cheryl, but that doesn t stop Mark from letting his heart get away on him, and even Hunt s character won t walk away from their sessions unaffected. It s a cliche for actors to be applauded and awarded for portraying physically or men- tally disabled characters. I ll just say Hawkes performance is very believable and respect- ful and leave it at that. Though his time on screen with Hunt is the focus of the picture, I couldn t imagine The Sessions without the thoughtful voice of William H Macy s Father Brendan, who goes from awkward accomplice to Mark s plans to eager champion. After negotiating the differ- ence between a sex surrogate and a prostitute, Father Bren- dan determines I think God would give you a free pass on this . After 90 minutes inside Mark O Brien s world, most movie-goers would struggle to deny him a free pass on any- thing. 5000687AA LUCKY NEW WORLD CUSTOMER Margaret McLaughlin of Titahi Bay is the lucky winner of a new Mitsubishi Colt after her name was drawn from thousands of entries in Porirua New World's recent Birthday Promotion. Margaret is a regular shopper at Porirua New World and was absolutely delighted when phoned and given the good news, saying that "this was the first time that she had ever won a competition". Margaret who currently doesn't own a car is now committed to obtaining her drivers licence, along with cleaning out her two-car garage to make room for her new car. Margaret in accepting her prize gave thanks to the wonderful staff at New World saying "the staff are fabulous, they give great service and always make you feel welcome". She added, "the reason I keep shopping at Porirua New World is the staff who all know me and the great deals I get every week". Ma rga r et is pictu r ed he r e with store manager, Ashley Chester who is presenting the keys to the car. Margaret also wins courtesy of Mexted Motors Tawa, a free pre- Holiday vehicle inspection, a free W.O.F and a 10 % discount off their first ser vice with a Mitsubishi Jacket and umbrella also thrown in.
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