Kapi-Mana News : March 5th 2013
23 KAPI-MANA NEWS, MARCH 5, 2013 ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Friday 7:35pm Book at ticketek.co.nz READING CINEMAS PORIRUA readingcinemas.co.nz PH: 237 1070 3D OPENS THURSDAY ALSO SHOWING OPENS THURSDAY THE SWEENEY (R16) BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (M) 3D CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (G) A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (M) MT. ZION (PG) PG PORIRUA SUPER SAVERS FOR A LIMITED TIME AT READING PORIRUA $10.00 $12.50 2D TICKETS 3D TICKETS R16 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 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 Phone: 232 7146 or call into 223 Main Road, Tawa www.bingdental.co.nz 4492507AF Bing Dental is very pleased to welcome Dr Helen Gibbons to our Practice. *SPECIAL OFFER* All patients who have a full dental check up will receive a second one FREE. Use it for yourself in the future or gift it to someone else. *Conditions apply. THE LOWDOWN Up-to-date listings for local events and shows. Want your event added? Email: email@example.com. For the full lowdown visit our web- site: www.kapimananews.co.nz. Wednesday, March 6 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, The Mariner, Whitehouse Rd, Titahi Bay. A fun and relaxing evening for women, from 7.30pm. Bring unwanted gifts, pre-loved goods and books to give away, sell or donate to charity. Bric-a-brac only. $2 entry. Call Naomi 236 0559. Saturday, March 9 CREEKFEST, Festival celebrating healthy lifestyles with sport and groovy music, Cannons Creek Park, 10am till 4pm. Saturday, March 16 CRAFT MARKET, Tawa Community Centre, Cambridge St. Jewellery, cards, dolls, baby clothing, wooden items and a fundraising barbecue with paua fritters. 9.30am to 1.30pm. Contact Toni on 232 4370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday, March 17 FARM DAY, Battle Hill, Introduce kids to farming in a fun way. Try farm work, at Battle Hill. 10am to 3pm. UNDERGROUND MARKET at Pataka. Homewares, clothing, toys, gifts, jewellery. 11am to 3pm. Saturday, March 23 WILD WEST GALA, 11am, Pukerua Bay School, fairy and elf land, hor- ses, paintball, music, silent auction, food, books, clothes, toys and bric-a- brac. Eftpos. Jacqui McIntosh, 239 9823. NEIGHBOURS DAY, Jasmine Underhill Reserve, Aotea. Slick remake brings the hurt The Sweeney Starring Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis, Steven Mackintosh, Paul Anderson, Alan Ford. Written by Nick Love and John Hodge, directed by Nick Love. 112 minutes, R16 (violence, offensive language, sex scenes). Showing at Reading Cinemas Porirua. Cockney & loaded: Ray Winstone leads a special police unit with brutal tactics and poor pronunciation in the entertaining crime drama The Sweeney. We da Sweeney, and ya been nicked! With these words we re introduced to Ray Win- stone s diamond-hard geezer cop- per as he puts his arms through a wall and headlocks a crim -- though he may have dropped in a couple F-bombs for good measure. To be honest, who knows what he was saying, the characters London vernacular is at times impenetrable. Good fun working it out though. I couldn t help thinking of my dad when watching The Sweeney and not just because it s the sort of no-nonsense crime thriller he d embrace with abandon. Back in the early 1980s when a VHS was introduced to our living room, Sweeney! and Sweeney 2 were among our family s first rentals. But thanks to film-maker Nick Love (The Football Factory), Detective Inspector Jack Regan (Winstone) and his Sweeney squad (Sweeney Todd being cock- ney for flying squad) have been updated for 21st century London, which still seems to have its share of gun runners and bank robbers. There have been criticisms that Love s movie is too Hollywood, too clean and crisp. Certainly, its cool blue palette and Trafalgar Square shootout suggest the picture is more in awe of Michael Mann s seminal -- and quite American -- Heat than it is its small screen origins. But I m not complaining. Though at times predictable and hackneyed -- we have the dis- approving unit commander (a low key Damian Lewis) and the sniv- elling internal affairs rat (Steven Mackintosh) -- the main charac- ters won me out. Winstone was born to play an arrogant thug and Regan is all that and more. The novelty is that we find ourselves rooting for him. Even better is his fresh-faced sidekick Carter (Ben Drew aka Pommy rapper Plan B), a thrill- junkie who confesses to getting a hard-on before a raid, but who is also mindful of his growing family responsibilities. The Sweeney run into trouble when they peg a violent jewellery store heist on the wrong perp, then get embroiled in an open air gunfight so reckless it would make Dirty Harry grin. But are they being played? And by whom? Meh. The film doesn t dis- tinguish itself by its class of bad guys, who are mostly oafs armed to the hilt and with murky motives. It will be interesting to see if another picture is made, with a fleshier storyline. There s enough on show here to get enthusiastic, and while there could have been more dirt beneath the fingernails, it s welcoming to see a solid Brit crime drama that mines old school grit in favour of post- Tarantino swagger.
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