Kapi-Mana News : February 19th 2013
17 KAPI-MANA NEWS, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 5171044AA !" $!%&''!() *+,)) -!.'!).,/ 0 1 234567 !"#!$%& (% !)* +,!) -*.#/"#0 %,8&89, :,++; %,8&89, <97,&'; =,', >?9'! @5AB 424 C5CA D9( 79(! &'D9(7,8&9' 1*2.*#3)$4 $3 %(! #*5/$#*6 7(# !)* 7$#3! 89"33: ECC4 1 F5E4 ;*9*.#"!$%& +< 0*"#3 (7 ="($3! ="$ ;)$> $% !)* ?*99$%&!(% #*&$(% ="($3! ="$ ;)$ (8$*!0 (7 @*A B*"9"%6 C"% $%8(#4(#"!*6 %(%D4#(7$! (#&"%$3"!$(%E A*99$%&!(%F!"($3!:(#& AAA:!"($3!:(#& READING CINEMAS PORIRUA readingcinemas.co.nz PH: 237 1070 ALSO SHOWING NOW SHOWING 3D CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (G) - FROM THURSDAY SAFE HAVEN (M) THIS IS 40 (R16) MT. ZION (PG) M M OPENS THURSDAY PORIRUA SUPER SAVERS FOR A LIMITED TIME AT READING PORIRUA $10.00 $12.50 2D TICKETS 3D TICKETS TTT_ C C Ā D 36 weeks arch 3 No fees Lights, camera, action! There's no better way to learn than by doing. This high- energy, action-packed practical programme is for those who love to perform. In the first half of this programme, you'll learn everything you need to know about performance and production. In the second half, you'll put your skills into practice as you and your classmates produce your own show, from scripting, choreography, lighting and stage production through to promotion, marketing and sales. LM M C LL 237 7166 P C L M D MĀ P M G 8 355 553 I www.twoa.ac.nz 5185912AA KM072257 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, , , , , , , , nnn 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 Heavy around the waist This is 40 Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, Charlyne Ye, Albert Brooks, John Lithgow. Written and directed by Judd Apatow. 134 minutes, R16 (sex scenes, drug use, offensive language). Showing at Reading Cinemas Porirua. Hello lover: Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann entertain as a neurotic couple trying to keep the spark of their relationship alive, but Judd Apatow's scattershot This is 40 is no more rewarding than an average episode of Modern Family. It proved to be a magic number for film-maker Judd Apatow s ageing virgin, but 40 loses its lustre in the guise of married couple Debbie and Pete. You may remember them from Knocked Up, Debbie, the uptight big sister of Katherine Heigl s character, and Pete, her down- trodden, sarcastic spouse. You may also recall Knocked Up as the last time Apatow really brought the funny -- and the last time Heigl appeared in anything watchable. The idiosyncratic film-maker with a penchant for mining humour from honesty, over- indulged in the bloated, mis- guided but sporadically hilarious Funny People. Unfortunately This is 40 is guilty of many of the same foibles. The big 4-0 is approaching for both Debbie (Leslie Mann) and Pete (Paul Rudd) and something has got to give. Both have their hang-ups, secrets and fears that their life and their love isn t what it should be. Their two daughters have drained them of energy and inde- pendence, romance has given way to farting in bed, and each of their bad habits drives the other crazy. Refreshingly, the picture doesn t take the usual track of a major bust-up followed by inevi- table, emphatic reconnection. There is no infidelity or, worse, comical misunderstanding that drives a wedge between Pete and Debbie. Their relationship ebbs and flows in a messy tangle of daily frustrations and adoration. Life will never be perfect, but they never seem doomed. Apatow has a gift for finding comedy in real life human behav- iour and This is 40 will have seasoned couples cackling in their seats at those you do that! observations. I can t fault the performances of the leads -- the often-annoying Mann included -- but this middle- aged love story is carrying a lot of flab. The movie is at least 20 minutes longer than it need be, with too many diversions into half-baked story-threads. Did we really need to meet all of Pete and Debbie s employees? How about the five-minute medical-check montage -- all for the gag of having doctors stick their fingers in uncomfortable places. Yawn. Simply, too many characters exist solely to deliver their one golden moment of repartee or improv. Ironically, it was these sort of traits that made Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin so won- derful and worthy of repeated viewing. For Pete and Debbie, the path to tenderness and understanding is more meandering. There is a bitter-sweet, sincere and funny story here, but it gets lost among the sprawl. THE LOWDOWN Up-to-date listings for local events and shows. Want your event added? Email: email@example.com. For the full lowdown: www.kapimana news.co.nz Tuesday, February 26 WORM FARM workshop, Tawa Community Centre. Learn how to build a worm farm. 10.30am till 11.30am. For info, call 232 1682 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, March 2 PARK WALK, Battle Hill Farm For- est Park, Join the park ranger for a guided walk around the park. Check out a proposed section of Trans- mission Gully and learn the history of Battle Hill and how it got its name. Bring a picnic and togs to enjoy after the walk at the camp ground and swimming hole. No dogs please. 9.30am-11.30am. Sunday, March 3 CHILDREN'S DAY, family picnic, kids' attractions at Aotea Lagoon. 10am till 3pm. Saturday, March 16 CRAFT MARKET, Tawa Community Centre, Cambridge St. Jewellery, cards, dolls, baby clothing, NZ- themed goods, wooden items and a fundraising barbecue with paua frit- ters. 9.30am till 1.30pm. Contact Toni for more details on 232 4370 or email inot_ynotstoker @xtra.co.nz. Sunday, March 17 FARM DAY, Battle Hill, A great opportunity to introduce kids to farm- ing in a fun and friendly way. Try your hand at some farm work, ask questions and enjoy a day at Battle Hill. 10am till 3pm.
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