Kapi-Mana News : March 19th 2013
23 KAPI-MANA NEWS, MARCH 19, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT READING CINEMAS PORIRUA readingcinemas.co.nz PH: 237 1070 3D OPENS THURSDAY ALSO SHOWING 3D/2DOZTHEGREAT & POWERFUL (PG) 21 & OVER (R16) A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (M) MT. ZION (PG) PG PORIRUA SUPER SAVERS ON NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME $10.00 All 2D TIX $12.50 All 3D TIX M 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 KM072257 Easy Key Self Service Laundromat WASH TWO MINK BLANKETS, DUVETS, OR WOOLRESTS FOR ONLY $10! 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Higher learning: A disillusioned 30-something (Josh Radnor) visiting his old university falls for a freshman (Elizabeth Olsen) and finds his old hopes and ideals rekindled in Liberal Arts. Thanks to Roger Avery's black, brutal The Rules of Attraction from 2002, I can't think of American liberal arts universities without date- rape, drunken orgies and split- screens flooding my mind. I'm not sure if Josh Radnor's well-mannered Liberal Arts is capable of changing that, but it certainly paints a more loving, wistful portrait of campus life. Punters will likely recognise Radnor as Ted from the television series How I Met Your Mother. He's no sitcom slouch -- this is the second feature film he has writ- ten, directed and starred in. Like his debut Happythankyou- moreplease, it tackles key generational transitions; a 19-year-old girl's first taste of adult love, a mature man's uneasy step into retirement and, most centrally, the tribulations of Jesse (played by Radnor), a bookish 30-something who finds adulthood a major disappointment. When Jesse returns to his alma mater to farewell retiring mentor Professor Hoberg (Richard Jen- kins), he is reminded of the secur- ity, contentment and seemingly limitless possibilities student life had once afforded him. He also catches the eye of smart, plucky theatre student Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen), who brings a jolt of enthusiasm and positivity to Jesse's weary reality. Mixtapes are made, letters are penned, and it looks like we're on our way to a trendy campus rom- com. But to Radnor's credit, Liberal Arts has loftier ambitions. Jesse is lost in transition. For him, university was an eye- widening playground of literary obsessions and free-thinking, and life after college hasn't measured up. Is it romance with Zibby he really wants, or the romance of being young? It's hard to know how much of Liberal Arts is autobiographical. Radnor filmed the picture in his home state of Ohio where he stud- ied theatre. His comment on young adult disillusionment'' is more thoughtful, less hip than say Garden State or Reality Bites, and by widening the focus to include Zibby and Prof Hoberg, he suggests age and wisdom have lit- tle to do with it. Whoever we are, however old we are, life has a tendency to kick us in the arse sometimes, knock- ing us out of our comfort zone and testing our timbre. Radnor's picture succeeds in getting all of this across without resorting to philosophy babble or twee proclamations. The best scene is an entertaining argument between Jesse and Zibby on read- ing habits, which deftly encap- sulates their contrasting attitudes to life. Where Liberal Arts falters is Radnor's inability to pull all the strands together. Zac Efron's zen dude is a jarring distraction and the plight of Dean (John Magaro), a freshman with mental health issues, is too neatly packaged. And for all its charm, humour and endearing performances, the picture has no emotional crescendo. Events play out matter-of-factly, with little spark or threat of spontaneity. I was entertained but never moved. THE LOWDOWN Up-to-date listings for local events and shows. Want your event added? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For the full lowdown: www.kapimananews.co.nz Saturday, March 23 WILD WEST GALA, Pukerua Bay School, attractions include fairy and elf land, horses, paintball, music, stalls and auctions. From 11am to 3pm. Call Jacqui McIntosh on 239 9823. HARVEST FESTIVAL, Te Rito Gardens, in the gar- dens in the Old Porirua Hospital grounds, 11am to 3pm. NEIGHBOURS' DAY, Jasmine Underhill Reserve, Aotea. Community get-together, games, food, con- tests. 3pm to 6pm. ANNUAL FAIR, St Timothy's Church, 18 Te Pene Ave, Titahi Bay, 8am start. Easter gifts, plants, crafts, garden ornaments, Island food, clothing, cakes, furni- ture, sweets, a sausage sizzle and much more. MAD HATTERS GALA, Greenacres School, 11am- 2pm. Fun for the whole family. Sunday, March 24 WHITBY WALKFEST, Start at St Mary's Church, noon until 3pm.
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