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This Weeks Featured Movies –
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The Dead Lands
108m (M)

Whiplash
110m (R13)

Get On Up
144m (M)

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Broken Hallelujah
135m (M) Sex scenes, offensive language & drug use

The lives of three people collide in this Kiwi drama that is “not a love story but a story about love”.
Kirsty’s comfortable life is upended when she finds out how her husband, Gary, has been keeping their business afloat.

Francis, an unassuming man, is desperately trying to convince his wife Miranda to give their marriage another chance. Things have started to go wrong since she started her new TV show ‘Budget Blow Out’.

Lex, a young real estate agent – his heart set on the award for best salesman of the year – has just one last sale to clinch before he can beat four times winner Terry Fuller.

A single event collides their stories together. On an isolated beach the unexpected happens and in one profound moment they each realise how fragile and precious life can be.

Starring: Ben Mitchell, Vanessa Riddell, Greg Smith, Roussel Dubois, Dean Carruthers, Mike Ginn

Rock the Casbah
104m (M) Nudity and sexual references

Bittersweet, Moroccan drama chronicling a middle class family who reunite to mourn the death of their father (screen legend Omar Sharif), set over the three day period called for by Muslim tradition. As the family gather, sparks fly and dramatic secrets are unearthed.
“Set in an opulent villa in Tangiers, the film unfolds over the three days of the rites of mourning dictated by Muslim custom, following the death of a prominent magnate and family patriarch, Moulay Hassan (Sharif). The solemnity of the occasion is disrupted by the unexpected return of Sofia (Morjana Alaoui), the rebellious youngest daughter who left Morocco, against her father’s wishes, seeking an acting career in the US. Her sisters, Kenza (Lubna Azabal) and Miriam (Nadine Labaki), rattled by her unsettling antics, come to reconsider their life choices in moments of emotional reckoning. And as their father’s remains are prepared for burial, the three siblings find themselves unearthing some dramatic family secrets.” (Toronto International Film Festival)

Starring: Hiam Abbass, Nadine Labaki, Lubna Azabal, Morjana Alaoui, Omar Sharif, Raouia

Hector and the Search for Happiness
125m (M)

Comedy following Hector (Simon Pegg), a psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. Telling his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud, he decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. Based on the bestseller by French novelist François Lelord.

Starring: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno, Christopher Plummer, Tracy Ann Oberman, Gabrielle Rose, Togo Igawa

The Lunchbox
109m (PG)

Classic movie romance beautifully transposed to the rhythms and flavours of modern-day Mumbai. Hearts are kindled when a lunchbox, designed to delight the cook’s husband, is accidentally delivered to a more appreciative stranger.

Starring: Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Irrfan Khan

Siddarth
101m (M) Adult themes

Drama, based on actual events, exploring the heartbreak of a father who journeys across Indian in search of his son, believed to be taken by child-traffickers. Directed by Richie Mehta (I’ll Follow You Down).

Mehendra (Rajesh Tailang) is a chain-wallah, eking out a living fixing zippers on the bustling streets of New Delhi. To ease his financial woes, he sends 12-year-old Siddharth to work in a distant factory. When the boy doesn’t come home for the Diwali holiday, Mehendra and his wife Suman suspect that he was kidnapped. With few resources and no connections, Mehendra desperately travels to Punjab and Mumbai with the hope that whoever took Siddharth might return him unharmed.

Starring: Rajesh Tailang, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anurag Arora, Shobha Sharma Jassi