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The House with a Clock in its Walls

  THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS: Starring Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Owen Vaccaro. Directed by Eli Roth. Rated PG (Mild supernatural themes and violence, some scary scenes). Running time: 104 minutes By Arnie Hurdoyal A RETURN of the old kid horror formula, The House with a Clock in Its Walls pitches well to its ... Read More »

Young film crew highlights the importance of going to school

Young film crew from Gordonvale Catholic school

MISS a few days of school at St Michael’s, Gordonvale, and you might find yourself disappearing into thin air. That’s the premise behind a winning video by a group of primary aged students who creatively interpreted the effect of staying in school.  St Michael’s Film Club, headed by first year teacher Joshua Bowling, took first place in the Cairns Catholic ... Read More »

WIN – Double passes to Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Photo: Dreamworks George Beard and Harold Hutchins are best friends who spend their days creating comic books and dreaming up pranks. One day they accidentally hypnotise their school principal into believing that he is Captain Underpants, a dimwitted superhero whose costume consists of underwear and a cape. As if this isn’t bad enough, their newest teacher is a disgraced evil ... Read More »

Rescue of a Beach Boy

Hit machine: A re-creation of the 1960s star group The Beach Boys in the movie Love & Mercy.

LOVE & MERCY: Starring John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Kenny Wormald. Directed by Bill Pohlad. Rated M (Mature themes, drug use and coarse language) 121 minutes By Kurt Jensen GREAT art arising from unremitting suffering is a time-tested motion-picture theme. When this reliable template is applied to the biographies of pop-culture stars, however, what typically occurs – ... Read More »

It’s all ‘lost in the ether’

JUPITER ASCENDING: Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne. Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski. Rated M (Violence and science fiction themes). 127 minutes. By Joseph McAleer HEAVENLY bodies – human and alien – collide in spectacular fashion in “Jupiter Ascending”, a 3D science-fiction romp through the cosmos. Written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski, creators of The Matrix ... Read More »

Annie gets a makeover

ANNIE: Starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Bobby Canavale. Directed by Will Gluck. Rated PG (Mild themes) 118 minutes. By Joseph McAleer THE you-know-what will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar, in Annie. It’s an exuberant adaptation of the 1977 Broadway musical – which previously became a 1982 film – about the little orphan with big ... Read More »

Overcoming hatred and vengeance

Colin Firth in a scene from The Railway Man

THE RAILWAY MAN: Starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgard. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. 116 minutes. Rated M (Mature themes and violence). Reviewed by Fr Peter Malone MSC THIS is a film that can be recommended – with the caution that it has many harrowing moments. The advertising for The Railway Man seems to indicate that this is ... Read More »

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