Kapi-Mana News : April 23rd 2013
18 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 23, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT READING CINEMAS PORIRUA readingcinemas.co.nz PH: 237 1070 ALSO SHOWING OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R16) WARM BODIES (M) OBLIVION (M) SCARY MOVIE (M) OPENS WEDNESDAY MIDNIGHT SCREENING - WED 24 APRIL - 12:00AM M MULTI TICKET DEAL PLUS ONE ADULT 2 KIDS $24.50 3 KIDS $32.00 4 KIDS $39.50 5 KIDS $47.00 VALID FOR G, PG & M FILMS ONLY. OFFER ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE BOX OFFICE, FOR THE SAME MOVIE & SESSION G 5322331AA For more information contact: Mrs Dawn Clark, Registrar • 04 527 1354 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.stream.school.nz Enrolments for Year 9 2014 close Friday 28 June St Patrick's College SILVERSTREAM WEDNESDAY 8 MAY OPEN DAY 2013 SEE THE SCHOOL IN ACTION Presentations in the Chapel: 8.45am, 11.15am, 2.00pm $12 Bookings essential for 1½ hours of fun Holiday Attractions Come on in and try our air castles OPENING 26th April 2014 | 17 Prosser St, Elsdon, Porirua R ide the Waves Ride the Waves 5323576AA 5323576AA Phone 238 4218. Check us out on Facebook, Function House Porirua Die Hard rides again Olympus Has Fallen 1/2 Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Finley Jacobsen, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Ashley Judd. Screenplay by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, directed by Antoine Fuqua. 120 minutes, R16 (violence, offensive language). Showing at Reading Cinemas Porirua. One man army: Gerard Butler makes for a formidable action hero in Olympus Has Fallen, in which he plays a secret agent who must take down a terrorist group single-handedly. Just be sure to check your brain at the door. If you felt John McClane didn t quite earn his dirty, bloodied white singlet in the last couple of Die Hard movies, then throwback actioner Olympus Has Fallen may be just your blood sport. Crestfallen secret service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) must take down an entire squad of terrorist North Koreans who have overrun The White House. Not only must Banning rescue the president (Aaron Eckhart) and The First Son (Finley Jacobsen), but the entire country. Before you can say Dr Strangelove, the baddies are planning to trigger a dooms- day device that will detonate all of the nuclear missiles in the United States, while still in their silos. This movie really is more Die Hard than Die Hard --at least the last two. The enclo- sed setting, the cocksure but impotent military waiting outside the gates, the rooftop trap, the one-liners armed with F-bombs, the compari- sons are endless. Butler makes for a pretty effective stand-in for Bruce Willis, too. What he lacks in wit and rough edges -- Ban- ning is nothing if not all- American -- he makes up for in ferocity and the ability to put a knife through another man s skull in a third of a sec- ond. There isn t much left for other cast members to chew on, though the always engag- ing Melissa Leo shows some grit under duress as the sec- retary of defence, and Morgan Freeman is, as usual, the embodiment of poise and dip- lomacy as the top-ranking official who isn t held hostage and who must assume the acting-presidency. The biggest problem is the script is about as dumb as a bag of Steven Seagals, who is precisely who would have played Banning if this movie was made 20 years ago. There are plot holes a-plenty, and for all the bluster about the USA not negotiating with ter- rorists, there is, well, a lot of negotiating with terrorists going on. At least a television show such as Homeland tackles ter- rorism with context and care. Olympus Has Fallen is all about bodycount and bullet casings. This isn t categori- cally a bad thing. If it wasn t for guilty cinematic pleasures we may never have realised beer, pizza and Schwarzeneg- ger went so well together. But timing can be every- thing, and I question whether movie-goers will have much appetite for such boneheaded machismo in light of the Bos- ton bombings and the very real ripples of discontent in North Korea. Even as a non-American who has only briefly visited the National Mall in Wash- ington, I found some of the destructive imagery distress- ing. What s more, all the patriotic USA! USA! moments are tough to stomach. Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, King Arthur) clearly loves filming American flags in slow motion. If he ever bombs out in Hollywood, I reckon making recruitment propaganda for the military would be an easy career shift. THE LOWDOWN Up-to-date listings for local events and shows. Want your event added? Email: email@example.com. For the full lowdown see website: kapimananews.co.nz. Today 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 233 2022. Thursday, April 25 ANZAC DAY services, See page 2 for RSA and civil ceremonies. THEATRE, Mana Little Theatre stage Cinderella - A Girl of Today for the school holidays. Until April 28. Phone 233 2557 for bookings. Saturday, April 27 MELANESIA DAY, The sights, sounds and tastes of Melanesia, at Pataka, 10am till 4pm. 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. SAME DIFFERENCE, photographs by Warwick Smith, contrasting portraits of children with those of a grandparent. Until June 23. BASKETS OF MELANESIA, Showcasing the craft of basket-making in the Melanesian Islands, until June 23.Every Sunday CAR BOOT SALES, Plimmerton Rotary Car Boot Sales on Sundays, 10am till 2pm, the old Challenge service station site, Hagley St. Spaces $15. Contact Stephen Baker 027 286 3183. Every Friday COFFEE & QUIZ at Tawa Community Centre. 10am- noon. Get along for a coffee and a chat, quiz starts at 11am.
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