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Week of : -  28th Jun 2016 - 6th Jul 2016
Afghanistan: The Soldiers’ Story (M) war footage  (M) war footage  No Comps
Afghanistan: The Soldier’s Story was the original idea of Corporal Aaron Horrell, a patrol 2IC who was on his second New Zealand Defence Force deployment to Afghanistan in 2012. He approached Dave Asher, of South Coast Productions, to see if a film could be made of the 20th rotation of our soldiers, to document what the modern day era of soldiers’ contributions and sacrifice looked like. While our request to visit Afghanistan was declined, we were able to supply Aaron with camera equipment to film his tour that was approved by the New Zealand Defence Force. As Aaron’s tour evolved, he recorded footage of day-to-day life for our soldiers. However halfway in to his tour, tragedy struck - twice - with the deaths of five of his comrades and the serious wounding of six of his fellow soldiers in two separate incidents. They were to be defining moments for his deployment. Strong images from these incidents were captured. When Aaron’s deployment finished and he returned to New Zealand, we had to re-evaluate the storyline. We had valuable footage from before these fatal events, so now had to look at how we could integrate the families of the fallen to show the full level of loss, both for the country and within their family unit. We agreed the brief was to remain focused on the input of this generation of servicemen and women to this country and the ramification of that service. What ensued was a two-year negotiation with the New Zealand Defence Force to release the footage, of which they held the copyright for. Approval was received at the beginning of 2016. The documentary is told through first-person accounts, backed by footage from the actual engagements and re-enactments vetted by the soldiers to remain true to the event, linked by narration. Families are involved through interviews, re-living the emotions surrounding their family member’s departure to Afghanistan, and the inevitable complexities for the families of those that returned and those that did not. As the documentary timeframe extended, one of the soldiers involved in the Battle of Baghak tragically took his own life in 2015. This added to the intricacy of the story, bringing in the element of the ongoing mental health of our soldiers. Another focus of the documentary is on the physical difference that Kiwi forces made to the region in which they served. This included focusing on regional improvements, increased safety and overall stability of Bamiyan, attributed directly to our soldiers’ contribution. We believe that Afghanistan: The Soldiers’ Story has remained true to the original brief and that it will show that New Zealand has a proud past military history and a strong current record of service. This documentary has allowed closure for not only those involved in this tour to Afghanistan, but also the many others over a decade’s worth of deployments. Lives have been lost and others’ changed forever, but the importance of ensuring the New Zealand public has a true account of what occurred in Afghanistan – from the mouths of those who served - means their sacrifice will not be forgotten. It is a very emotional story that every true New Zealander should see.  Click for more details

Duration : 78 minutes


Wednesday 6th : 8.00pm

Alice Through the Looking Glass  (PG) Some scenes may scare very young children
Following 2010’s Alice in Wonderland from Tim Burton, this sequel sees Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returning to the world of Underland to travel back in time to save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway return, starring alongside new faces Rhys Ifans as the Mad Hatter’s father and Sacha Baron Cohen as Time himself. From the director of 2011’s The Muppets (and much of TV's Flight of the Conchords). Alice Kingsleigh has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen), Absolem (Alan Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry) and the Mad Hatter, who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.  Click for more details

Duration : 112 minutes


Saturday 2nd : 10.00am

Sunday 3rd : 10.00am

Central Intelligence  (M) violence, sexual references and offensive language  No Comps

Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart team up for this buddy-cop comedy from the director of We’re the Millers. After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage  Click for more details

Duration : 107 minutes


Thursday 30th : 12noon, 8.10pm

Friday 1st : 11.55am, 8.10pm

Saturday 2nd : 1.50pm, 8.05pm

Sunday 3rd : 1.50pm, 8.05pm

Monday 4th : 12noon, 8.15pm

Tuesday 5th : 12noon, 8.15pm

Wednesday 6th : 1.00pm, 7.30pm

Finding Dory  (G)   No Comps

She just kept swimming...

Disney Pixar’s sequel to the 2003 Academy Award-winning family animated hit Finding Nemo, with Andrew Stanton returning to the director’s chair. Ellen DeGeneres also returns to voice Dory, the happy-go-lucky fish with a terrible memory. One day, in her sleep, she actually remembers something about her past, prompting a journey to find her family.  Click for more details

Duration : 103 minutes


Tuesday 28th : 12.15pm, 6.10pm

Wednesday 29th : 12.15pm, 6.10pm

Thursday 30th : 10.00am, 2.00pm

Friday 1st : 12.10pm, 6.15pm

Saturday 2nd : 10.00am, 2.00pm

Sunday 3rd : 10.00am, 2.00pm

Monday 4th : 4.15pm

Tuesday 5th : 4.15pm

Wednesday 6th : 12.15pm

Independence Day: Resurgence  (M) Science fiction themes & violence  No Comps

We had twenty years to prepare, so did they.

Roland Emmerich, director of the '90s sci-fi blockbuster original Independence Day, returns for another large-scale invasion. Takes place decades onward, where Earth has learned new tricks from the alien technology left behind after the first attack. Sequel sees the return of Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, alongside Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) and Maika Monroe (It Follows). Will Smith does not star, however - his character died in an accident.  Click for more details

Duration : 119 minutes


Tuesday 28th : 10.00am, 2.00pm, 8.00pm

Wednesday 29th : 10.00am, 2.00pm, 8.00pm

Thursday 30th : 10.00am, 6.00pm

Friday 1st : 10.00am, 2.00pm, 8.15pm

Saturday 2nd : 4.00pm, 8.10pm

Sunday 3rd : 4.00pm, 8.10pm

Monday 4th : 10.00am, 2.10pm, 8.10pm

Tuesday 5th : 10.00am, 2.10pm, 8.10pm

Wednesday 6th : 10.00am, 2.00pm

Me Before You  (PG) Coarse language & sexual references
Emilia Clarke (Terminator: Genisys) leads this romance based on the bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes about a small-town girl who takes care of a moody paralysed man (Sam Clafin, The Hunger Games series).  Click for more details

Duration : 110 minutes


Tuesday 28th : 10.00am, 8.15pm

Wednesday 29th : 10.00am, 8.15pm

Thursday 30th : 11.50am, 6.00pm

Friday 1st : 10.00am, 4.10pm

Saturday 2nd : 6.00pm

Sunday 3rd : 6.00pm

Monday 4th : 10.00am, 6.15pm

Tuesday 5th : 10.00am, 6.15pm

Wednesday 6th : 11.00am, 5.15pm

Now You See Me 2
One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all  Click for more details

Duration : 129 minutes


Tuesday 28th : 3.50pm

Wednesday 29th : 3.50pm

Thursday 30th : 1.50pm - Final screening

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2  (PG) Violence and scary scenes

Out of the Shadows

This sequel to the 2014 Michael Bay-ified Ninja Turtles movie introduces new villains into the mix - Bebop and Rocksteady - as well as the sporty vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell, Arrow). Don't worry, Megan Fox and Will Arnett are back.  Click for more details

Duration : 112 minutes


Tuesday 28th : 4.10pm

Wednesday 29th : 4.10pm

Saturday 2nd : 11.55am

Sunday 3rd : 11.55am

Monday 4th : 2.00pm

Tuesday 5th : 2.00pm

The Angry Birds Movie  (G) 
The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Gad), and the volatile Bomb (McBride) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it falls to these outcasts to figure out what the intruders are up to  Click for more details

Duration : 97 minutes


Wednesday 6th : 4.00pm

The Legend of Tarzan  No Comps
Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) is chest-thumping icon Tarzan in this adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic tale from filmmaker David Yates (who directed the last four Harry Potter films). Co-stars Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Jane. It has been years since Tarzan left the jungles of Africa for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.  Click for more details

 


Thursday 30th : 4.05pm, 8.00pm

Friday 1st : 2.00pm, 6.15pm

Saturday 2nd : 11.50am, 6.10pm

Sunday 3rd : 11.50am, 6.10pm

Monday 4th : 12.05pm, 6.10pm

Tuesday 5th : 12.05pm, 6.10pm

Wednesday 6th : 5.45pm

Warcraft  (M) Fantasy violence

Two worlds, one home

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilisation faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonise another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something  Click for more details

Duration : 123 minutes


Tuesday 28th : 1.40pm, 6.00pm

Wednesday 29th : 1.40pm, 6.00pm

Thursday 30th : 3.50pm

Friday 1st : 4.00pm

Saturday 2nd : 3.50pm

Sunday 3rd : 3.50pm

Monday 4th : 4.05pm

Tuesday 5th : 4.05pm

Wednesday 6th : 3.00pm

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