Kapi-Mana News : April 2nd 2013
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OFFER ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE BOX OFFICE PLUS ONE ADULT 2 KIDS $24.50 3 KIDS $32.00 4 KIDS $39.50 5 KIDS $47.00 3600855ED Great expectations are dashed yet again Great Expectations Starring Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Jeremy Irvine, Jason Flemyng, Ewen Bremner, Holliday Grainger, Olly Alexander. Screenplay by David Nicholls, directed by Mike Newell. 128 minutes, rated M (violence and content that may disturb) . Showing at Light House Pauatahanui cinema. Fateful attraction: Jeremy Irvine and Holliday Grainger embody the pauper and the princess, Pip and Estella, in a faithful, though needless, adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. Despite being the ninth adaptation of Great Expectations for cin- ema or television, there was cause to hope Mike Newell's version would distinguish itself. An accomplished jack-of- all-genres, Newell directed arguably Britain's finest romantic comedy in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), the best non-Scorsese modern gangster flick in Don- nie Brasco (1997), and the most entertaining of the Harry Potter series -- The Goblet of Fire (2005). Okay, less said about Prince of Persia the better, but best contemporary Dick- ens' adaptation'' would still have been a reasonable expectation. Sadly, his Great Expecta- tions is merely proficient, one more unremarkable shape in the shadow of David Lean's 1946 classic, which starred John Mills and Valerie Hobson. For those not familiar with Charles Dickens' second most famous orphan, the story con- cerns the quite fantastic and contrived elevation of pauper Pip Pirrup (Jeremy Irvine) who is plucked from the dour marshes of Kent to become a dandy London gentleman thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Much of the plot is pinned to two crucial events in Pip's childhood; his aiding an esca- ped convict (Ralph Fiennes) hiding out in the marshes, and his introduction to the higher classes via the eccen- tric Miss Havisham (Helena Bonham Carter) and her icy ward Estella (Helena Barlow/ Holliday Grainger). Familiar Dickens themes -- social class, crime, coming of age, ambition and retribution -- loom large as Pip struggles to retain his virtues among the haughty rich and win the affection of Estella. I've always found the con- trivances of Great Expecta- tions -- by the end every character seems to have a shared past with one another -- hard to stomach, but it remains an intriguing study of morality and human manipulation. Pip and Estella are a tough ask for the young leads Irvine and Grainger, neither charac- ter is very endearing and scenes together to establish chemistry are few and far between. Among the supporting cast both Fiennes and Bonham Carter have fun chewing the scenery. Miss Havisham, a heart- broken shut-in who still wears the rags of her wedding dress, is always Great Expec- tations' most evocative character. In many ways the offbeat Bonham Carter is the perfect match, but given we've seen this actress embody very similar roles, and wear simi- lar attire, in Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd and Harry Potter, it dulls Miss Havi- sham's impact. Toy library to open Saturday mornings Pukerua Bay Toy Library is keep- ing working parents in mind by opening on Saturday mornings from April 20. The toy lending service, which operates out of the tennis club- rooms in Rawhiti Rd, is presently only open Thursdays from 9.30am to 11.30am, but is to open those hours on Saturday too. Parents can drop in, let kids try toys out and then borrow them for two weeks, says president Anna Gribble. The library is a social place where parents can linger and chat while kids play, Ms Gribble says. Toys include DVDs, bikes, puz- zles and big toys like slides. There is a membership fee and toys cost between 50 cents and a couple of dollars to hire. THE LOWDOWN Up-to-date listings for local events and shows. Want your event added? Email: email@example.com. For the full lowdown: www.kapimananews.co.nz. Friday, April 5 WOMEN'S EXPO fundraiser at Adventure School. Goodie bags, raffles, cafe and wine bar on site. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket info. Sunday, April 7 GRAND TRAVERSE, Annual run, cycle and kayak event. Five different pursuits to challenge various ages and ability levels. Visit: www.poriruagrand traverse.co.nz. Tuesday, April 23 MOVIE NIGHT, Support Parents Centre by attending a special screening of Oz the Great and Powerful, Light House Pauatahanui cinema. 7.30pm for drinks and nibbles, screening at 8.30pm. Tickets $40. Email email@example.com or call 233 2022. Saturday, April 13 GREEN ELEPHANT SALE, Pukerua Bay Preschool, selling quality preloved preschool clothes, books and toys, coffee, cakes and raffle prizes to win. Gold coin donation. All funds raised go towards rebuilding the preschool. 9.30am till 12.30pm. DIABETES FUNDRAISER, Titahi Bay School, 9.45am till 1.45pm, magician Nigel Kennedy, food, dance, raffles, bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, cakes and more. Saturday, April 20 TOY LIBRARY open day. Whitby Toy Library is celeb- rating 20 years of helping parents provide interesting ways of play for their children with balloons, face paint- ing, bouncy castle and sausage sizzle. 9am till noon. Sunday, April 21 UNDERGROUND Market @ Pataka, 11am till 3pm. Home-wears, clothing, toys, gifts, jewellery and more. Third Sunday every month. www.underground market.co.nz Pataka THE BLACK ISLANDS, photographs by Ben Bohane revealing the turbulent, layered relationships between traditional kastom, beliefs and Christianity on the islands. Until April 21. NIKI HASTINGS-McFALL, In Flyte showcases the full scope of her art practice from her lei and light box series to her more recent diorama and lamp series. Until June 16. Every Sunday CAR BOOT SALES, The Rotary Club of Plimmerton is holding car boot Sales on Sundays, 10am till 2pm, at the old Challenge service station site in Hagley St. Spaces available for $15. Inquiries to Stephen Baker on 027 286 3183. Every Friday COFFEE & QUIZ at Tawa Community Centre. 10am till noon. Coffee and a chat, quiz starts at 11am.
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