Now Playing - MARCH/APRIL 2019 Download flyer - New Zealand Classification Ratings
Comedy, Drama | 94mins | Rating: M Offensive language & sexual references
Newcomer Elsie Fisher makes her way through the last week of a disastrous eighth grade year in comedian Bo Burnham's feature debut as director.
"Eighth-grader Kayla Day (Fisher) always has her phone in hand, hoping to find connections online that might make up for those she’s unable to forge in everyday life. She makes YouTube videos aimed at other adolescents dealing with similar issues—feelings of isolation, anxiety, and invisibility—but after so easily summoning this wisdom and confidence when addressing her (barely existent) audience, Kayla finds it paralysingly difficult to apply in real situations. In the final week of a thus-far-disastrous school year—and with high school looming on the horizon—Kayla struggles to bridge the gap between how she perceives herself and who she believes she should be." (Sundance Film Festival)
Saturday 30 March 7pm
WHAT MEN WANT
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 1 hr 57 mins | R16
She can hear men's thoughts. Now thats a party
Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) can hear men's thoughts in this fantasy rom-com from the writer of The Intern and It's Complicated.
When Olivia is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, she gains an unexpected edge when she develops the ability to hear what they're thinking. We can hear what you're thinking, and yes, this is a gender-swapped remake of the Mel Gibson-starring What Women Want.
Sunday 24 March 7pm
BEN IS BACK
Drama | 103mins | Rating: M Drug use & offensive language
Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) star in this drama about a mother and her drug-addicted son, written by Oscar nominee Peter Hedges (About a Boy).
19 year-old Ben (Hedges), in recovery, returns to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve. Ben's mum, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, her undying love for her son is tested as she struggles to keep him safe.
Friday 29 March 7pm
Documentary, Festival & Independent | 100mins | Rating: Exempt | New Zealand
Former 20/20 and 60 Minutes journalist Amanda Millar directs this portrait of Celia Lashlie, who campaigned relentlessly to raise awareness of the social issues facing New Zealand.
"Celia Lashlie, an impassioned, charismatic advocate for equality of opportunity in New Zealand, is mourned and celebrated in this documentary written, directed and produced by former TV current affairs journalist Amanda Millar. Millar was responsible for several 60 Minutes items that enabled Lashlie, frequently at odds with bureaucracy, to put her case to the nation. When Lashlie received a terminal cancer diagnosis in late 2014, she invited Millar to film the final year of her life." (New Zealand International Film Festival
Wednesday 27 March 1pm
Revenge is best served cold
Action, Thriller | 119mins | Rating: R16 Violence, suicide themes, sexual references & offensive language.
Liam Neeson gives his usual man-out-for-revenge role a darkly comedic twist in this thriller, playing a humble snow plough driver who seeks to murder the drug dealers he thinks killed his son. Based on director Hans Petter Moland's 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, who returns to helm this English language remake.
Sunday 31 March 7pm
Drama | 135mins | Rating: M Violence, nudity, offensive language & content that may disturb
Semi-autobiographical drama from Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón chronicling a year in the life of a middle-class family in '70s Roma, Mexico City. Best Film winner at Venice Film Festival 2018 and holds Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Foreign-Language Film.
Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) works for Sofia (Marina de Tavira), a mother of four coping with the absence of her husband. Cleo loves Sofia’s children as her own, but troubling news threatens to relinquish her employment. While the country faces political upheaval, Cleo and Sofia quietly wrestle with changes infiltrating the family home.
Wednesday 27 March 7pm
Wednesday 3 April 1pm
A DOGS WAY HOME
Family, Adventure | 1 hr 37mins | PG
As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who happen to cross her path.
Saturday 30 March 1pm
Saturday 13 April 1pm
Monday 22 April 1pm
Drama, Music, Festival & Independent | 110mins | Rating: R13 Violence, offensive language, drug use & sexual material
Celeste (Natalie Portman) is a pop star on the rise, whose career takes off against the backdrop of a national tragedy. Spanning 18 years, this music drama traces important cultural moments through her eyes. Jude Law and Jennifer Ehle co-star, while Sia and the legendary Scott Walker collaborate on the score. In competition at Venice Film Festival 2018.
Sunday 7 April 7pm ** Boutique**
Wednesday 12 April 7 pm
FLYING THE NEST
Adventure, Animated, Kids & Family | 1 hr 23 mins | G
A young plover chick named Ploey is struggling to learn to fly before his family migrates south in this animated family adventure. Isolated and afraid, Ploey embarks on a journey where he must use his cunning, and rely on the help of new friends to make it through the winter and see his flock once more.
Saturday 6 April 1pm
Monday 15 April 1pm
Friday 19 April 1pm
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Blockbuster
Oscar winner Brie Larson is Captain Marvel in Marvel's first female-fronted superhero movie, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind). Samuel L. Jackson co-stars as 90s-era Nick Fury, along with Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg and Jude Law.
Set in the 1990s in a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the film follows Carol Danvers (Larson) as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small group of allies at the centre of the maelstrom.
Friday 5 April 7 pm
Sunday 14 April 7 pm
Friday 19 April 7 pm
Drama | Rating: R16 Violence, cruelty & offensive language | Australia
Golden Globe winner Dev Patel (Lion) and Globe nominee Arnie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) star in this drama based on the documentary Surviving Mumbai, which covered the 2008 Mumbai hotel bombing.
Saturday 6 April 7pm
Friday 12 April 7pm
SWIMMING WITH MEN
Comedy | 97mins | Rating: M Offensive language | UK
Bob Brydon (The Trip) finds a surprising solution to his mid-life crisis—joining an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team—in this British comedy. Based on a true story which was adapted into French comedy Sink or Swim, released within a year of this film. (Confusing, we know.)
Wednesday 3 April 7 pm
Wednesday 10 April 1 pm
Drama, Thriller | 98mins | Rating: R13 Bloody violence & content that may disturb | Ireland, USA
Psycho-thriller that pairs Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert in a tale of obsession from director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game).
Frances (Moretz) is a bored, struggling waitress who returns a lost handbag to its owner Greta (Huppert). The two begin to spend time together as friends, until Frances makes a discovery that encourages her to pull away. Of course, Greta won't let her get away easily, and friendship turns to torment.
Wednesday 17 April 1 pm
Sunday 21 April 7 pm
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Kids & Family, Fantasy, Musical, Blockbuster | 130mins | Rating: G
Disney family musical with Emily Blunt as the titular magical nanny. Follows the events of the 1964 original. Directed by Oscar-nominee Rob Marshall (Chicago). Co-stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep and Colin Firth.
1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels). Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy missing in their lives.
Wednesday 17 April 1 pm
Saturday 20 April 1 pm
Action, Crime, Drama | 2 hrs 3 mins | Rating: R16 Violence, offensive language & sexual material
You can run from yourself
Nicole Kidman plays a police detective, broken and battle-hardened, who attempts to reconnect with the members of a gang she infiltrated as a young undercover cop—a past that continues to haunt her. From director Karyn Kusama, reuniting with the writers of 2015's The Invitation.
Saturday 20 April 7 pm
Sunday 28 April 7 pm
Kids & Family, Fantasy, Blockbuster
Dumbo, the animated 1941 Disney classic, gets the Tim Burton treatment in this live-action remake starring Colin Farrell and Danny Devito.
Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt Farrier (Farrell) and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes a comeback, attracting entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits Dumbo for his newest venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green, Casino Royale), until Holt learns that Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
Wednesday 24 April 1 pm
Saturday 27 April 1 pm
Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Kids & Family |
Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner and Kenan Thompson form part of an all-star voice cast in this animated family adventure film.
Friday 26 April 1pm
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
Thursday 25 April 1 pm
Demons have demons too
Hellboy (David Harbour, Netflix's Stranger Things) heads to England to defeat Merlin's consort and Nimue the Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich) in this reboot of the superhero film series. But their battle will bring about the end of the world, a fate he desperately tries to turn away.
Friday 26 April 7 pm
THE GUILTY **Art House **
Thriller, World Cinema | 85mins | Rating: M Offensive language & content that may disturb
Set entirely within an emergency services phone operating centre, Jakob Cedergren (Submarino) anchors this Danish thriller that won the World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance.
"A sympathetic ear and willingness to help is what you expect when you dial 000. That’s not what happens when Asger Holm (Cedergren) answers. “It’s your own fault, isn’t it?” he tells one caller. But this demoted cop with a bad attitude springs attentively to life after receiving a call from Iben, a distressed mother who claims she’s been kidnapped by her violent ex-husband. Gustav Möller’s mightily impressive first feature delivers breath-quickening suspense without ever leaving the claustrophobic confines of Asger’s office." (Sydney Film Festival)
Wednesday 24 April 7 pm
FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY
Comedy, True Story & Biography | 1 hr 49mins | Rating: M Violence, sexual references & offensive language
Comedy biopic written and directed by Stephen Merchant (The Office), based on the 2012 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting with my Family, which tells the story of WWE wrestler Paige (Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth). Dwayne Johnson appears in the film and is also among the producers.
Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak (Jack Lowden, Dunkirk) are ecstatic when they get the opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot, she must leave her family behind and face this new cut-throat world alone.
Saturday 27 April 7 pm
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