Kapi-Mana News : January 29th 2013
21 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 29, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Better Lessons Better Skills Better Check It Out! Better swimming starts at Dash Swim School www.dashswimschool.co.nz There is no better place to learn to swim locally than at Dash. Dash term 1 lessons commencing on the 28th January for all ages and grades, check us out now and join up! 4995058AA READING CINEMAS PORIRUA readingcinemas.co.nz PH: 237 1070 OPENS THURSDAY ALSO SHOWING OPENS THURSDAY DJANGO UNCHAINED (R16) THE IMPOSSIBILE (M) GANGSTER SQUAD (R16) LIFE OF PI (PG) THE HOBBIT (M) RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG) M M PORIRUA SUPER SAVERS FOR A LIMITED TIME AT READING PORIRUA $10.00 $12.50 2D TICKETS 3D TICKETS Ph 238 2555 1d Mungavin Ave Porirua www.littleindia.co. LUNCH FROM $7.90 (lunch size, includes basmati rice and tandoori naan) • Monday-Friday 11.30am-2pm • Dinner 7 Days From 5pm • Food cooked to order • Table service • Eat fresh e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e, , , , , , , , nn n n n n n n nz z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z We have been awarded Best Indian Restaurant and Takeaway in Wellington 2012 4492248AJ Tarantino's fistful of enthusiasm Django Unchained Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L Jackson, Kerry Washington. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. 165 minutes, R16 (graphic violence, offensive language). Showing at Reading Cinemas Porirua. Showdown: Jamie Foxx's folk-hero-in-the-making, Django, has little time for the Southern hospitality of Leonardo DiCaprio's sadistic plantation owner. The Western genre has had its share of gun-toting legends but you'd be hard- pressed to find one as audacious and so God-damn cool as Django. Quentin Tarantino's highly- anticipated Western -- or South- ern'' as the man himself calls it -- finds the idiosyncratic film-maker again rewriting the history books in bold, broad strokes on pulpy parchment. Having pulled cinema's greatest burn job on the Third Reich in Inglourious Basterds, he now blacksploits the Old West and the Deep South, empowering a pre- Civil War slave and setting him loose on his oppressors while try- ing to rescue his wife from a vil- lainous plantation owner. If Abe Lincoln was the great emancipator, Django, played by Jamie Foxx, has been fashioned as the great annihilator; a soul full of vengeance whose shotgun makes abstract art out of white men's flesh. Setting Django free is mentor Dr King Shultz (Christoph Waltz), a cunning German dentist turned bounty hunter, who can fill bodies with lead as effortlessly as he can tame large chunks of Tarantino speak. Now, if Django Unchained was just another violent revenge tale, I'd be accusing QT of simply dress- ing Kill Bill in a cowboy hat. More rewarding than the mere plot is the way Tarantino can strut between genres and emotions, making it all fit together beneath a soundtrack that shifts between Ennio Moriccone spaghetti west- ern arrangements, hip-hop, country and a James Brown/2Pac mash-up. Django Unchained has the uncanny distinction of being one of the few mainstream movies to not shy away from the the brut- ality of slavery, and also being Tarantino's funniest since Pulp Fiction. The picture's biggest joke is a mob of masked white supremacist half-wits -- perhaps America's first Ku Klux Klan? -- and its biggest hook, the warm yet understated camaraderie between Shultz and Django. Did folks really call each other motherf.....'' back in the 1850s? Hell no. Was Mandingo fighting'' -- plantation owners setting slaves against each other in ghastly death matches -- a real thing? Probably not. Colour and shape -- and tipping his hat to film favourites, such as Django (1966) and Mandingo (1975) -- have always been more important to the filmmaker than realism. Foxx effectively channels a sim- mering fury. Waltz has a ball as the outsider bemused by Amer- ican culture'', while Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L Jackson are batshit brilliant as maniacal plantation owner Calvin Candie and his Uncle Tom'' underling Stephen. The only real shortcoming is the absence of a strong female pres- ence -- Kerry Washington allowed only to quiver in the corner as Django's wife Broomhilda. 5143187AA Other Classes: Vintage Cupcakes, Cupcake Basics, Animal Toppers & More Email Nicola at: firstname.lastname@example.org http://swancakes.weebly.com Book now TUESDAY 19th Feb 9.15 -- 11.30am $60 per person -- limited to 8 adults Babysitting available please enquire Cake basics will cover everything from buttercream to basic fondent CAKE DECORATING CLASSES IN PORIRUA THE LOWDOWN Up-to-date listings for local events and shows. Want your event added? Email: editor@kmana news.co.nz. For the full lowdown: kapimananews.co.nz On today DARRYN GEORGE, new paint- ings, at Pataka until March 3. WALLACE ART Awards 2012, entries for the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand. At Pataka until February 24. Saturday, February 2 BEACH CARNIVAL, Hongoeka Marae, food and craft stalls, hot rods, power boats, kids attrac- tions, hangi. 9am till 4pm. Tuesday, February 6 FESTIVAL OF THE ELEMENTS, Annual arts and cultural festival, Te Rauparaha Park and Arena. This year's theme is ''wind''. Saturday, February 16 HISTORY WALK, Whitireia Park Meet at top car park by concrete pads. 5pm-7.30pm.
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