ABOUT THE MOVIES 20 FEET FROM STARDOM (M) USA 1h30 MUSIC DOCUMENTARY Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. Awardwinning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold story of the backup singers. With intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler and Sting. ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (M) USA 1h59 COMEDY Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate all return to continue the legacy of the unparalleled, still classy, Ron Burgundy. On his road to glory, Ron faces struggles with romance, race relations, ethics, an Australian boss, the ocean's deadliest predator and a jazz flute. AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (M) USA 2h01 DRAMA When Violet (Meryl Streep) becomes terminally ill, her husband hires a caregiver and then goes AWOL. The estranged Weston clan congregate at the family home to give support, and inevitably rattle the skeletons in the closet. The high-class cast includes Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Abigail Breslin and Chris Cooper. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (G) USA 1h35 ANIMATION Flint and friends must save the world from mutant food beasts like hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons. FROZEN (G) USA 1h41 DISNEY ANIMATION COMEDY ADVENTURE When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to put an end to the icy spell. GLORIA (M) Chile 1h50 subtitled DRAMA Set in Santiago, Chile, this drama follows Gloria (Paulina Garcia in a Silver Bear-winning performance) - a 58 year old divorcée who has no desire to spend her days and nights alone. Determined to defy old age and loneliness, she rushes headlong into a whirl of parties on the hunt for instant gratification... THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (M) NZ 2h41 Bilbo, Gandalf Thorin Oakenshield and a posse of 13 dwarves journey to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Their quest will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers . MET OPERA: FALSTAFF (G) USA, Italy, Canada, Holland 3h15 RECORDED LIVE PERFORMANCE Directed by James Levine. Verdi’s Opera is set in the English countryside in the mid 20th Century. Starring Ambrogio Maestri and Angela Meade. THE PA BOYS (M) New Zealand 1h33 DRAMA Three-piece Wellington reggae band The Pā Boys, set off on a tour of small town New Zealand with the aim of reaching the top of the North Island, Cape Reinga. As the band tour, its members also search for identity. The story explores the strength of friendship, the importance of whānau (family), and whakapapa (genealogy). PHILOMENA (M) UK 1h34 HEART-WARMING DRAMA Falling pregnant as a teenager Philomena (Judi Dench) was sent to the convent. When her baby was only a toddler, he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena spent the next 50 years searching for him. Together with BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith, she sets off trying to find her son. THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (PG) USA 1h54 COMEDY ADVENTURE James Thurber's classic story of a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. Starring Ben Stiller, Sean Penn and Kristen Wiig. THE SPIRIT OF ’45 (G) UK 1h38 DOCUMENTARY A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, more humane society. Amazing archival footage of Britain’s post WW II recovery. Food for thought for contemporary New Zealand. WEST-END THEATRE: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG 2h40 UK Five star awarding winning production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy, a chronicle of three decades in the entertainment business. Filmed live on the London stage. Witty, inventive and brightly entertaining. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET USA (R18) 3h DRAMA Martin Scorsese directs Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in this Wall Street true-story following a massively successful and unscrupulous stockbroker who, in 1990, refused to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption, the corporate banking world and mob infiltration.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2D(M) The Hunger Games Catching Fire (M)(Final) Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (M) Frozen 2D (G) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2D(M) The Wolf of Wall Street (R18) Frozen 2D(G) Enough Said (M) (Final) The Gilded Cage (PG)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (G) 2D Philomena (M) 2O Feet From Stardom (M) Frozen 2D (G) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (M) Philomena (M) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2D(M) Gloria (M) The Wolf of Wall Street (R18) Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (G) 3D The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (M) The Gilded Cage (PG) (Final) Frozen 3D (G) August: Osage County (M) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (M) Philomena (M) Met Opera: Falstaff (G) Admission $28/33 Frozen 2D (G) August: Osage County (M) Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (M)
Gloria (M) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (M) Philomena (M) August: Osage County (M) The Spirit of ‘45 (G) The Wolf of Wall Street (R18) West-End Theatre: Merrily We Roll Along! Tickets $15/18 The Pa Boys (M) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D(M) Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (M) (Final) Gloria (M) Philomena (M) West-End Theatre: Merrily We Roll Along! Tickets $15/18 2O Feet From Stardom (M)
Philomena (M) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2D(M) Gloria (M) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (M) August: Osage County (M) (Final) The Pa Boys (M) Philomena (M) Gloria (M) (Final) Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (G) 2D (Final) The Wolf of Wall Street (R18) (Final) 2O Feet From Stardom (M) (Final) West-End Theatre: Merrily We Roll Along! (Fin) $15/18 The Spirit of ‘45 (G) (Final) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (M) (Final)
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