Nelson Leader : February 21st 2013
10 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 ENTERTAINMENT Honour your loved ones in print and online... Celebrate and honour the legacy of your loved one s life and inspire family and friends to do the same. Death Notices published in the Nelson Mail are now available on our website. is service allows people, living outside the region or overseas, to view your notice. An online guestbook is also attached to your online death notice which gives friends and family members the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings and o er condolences. ese memories will help preser ve your loved one s story and create a sense of community while o ering comfort during a di cult time. For more information on the Nelson Mail death notices online service contact: Nelson Mail on (03) 548 0119 or 0800 800 515 or classi firstname.lastname@example.org or your Funeral Director can answer any questions you may have on the Nelson Mail death notices online service. www.nelsonmail.co.nz/deathnotices www.statecinemas.co.nz - Movie Info 548 8123 aMour *Sneak preview* *Subtitles* Sat 12.30, 3.20, 6pm, 8.20pm; Sun 3.20, 8.20pm • R13 • 2hr 5min beautIful creatureS thu, fri, Sat, tu e, Wed 10.30am, 3.30, 8.30pm; Sun, Mon 3.30, 8.30pm • M • 2hr 5min a good day to dIehard thu,Sat,Wed 10.20am, 2.40, 4.45, 8.50pm; fri, Sun, tu e 12.20, 2.40, 6.45, 8.50pm; Mon 2.40, 4.45, 8.50pm • M • 1hr 40min thIS IS 40 daily 8.30pm • R16 • 2hr 14min Safe haven thu 10.20am, 3.35pm; Chick Flick Thu 9pm; fri, Sat, tu e, Wed 10.20am, 3.35, 9pm; Sun, Mon 3.35, 9pm • M • 2hrs flIght daily 9pm • R16 • 2hr 18min hItchcock thu 10.35am, 3.45pm; fri, tu e 1.40, 6.50pm; Sat 10.35am; Sun 1.40pm; Mon, Wed 3.45pm M • 1hr 40min Mt. zIon thu,Sat,Wed10.30am, 4pm, 6.30pm; fri, tu e 10.30am, 2.30, 6.30pm; Sun 2.30, 6.30pm; Mon 4pm, 6.30pm PG • 1hr 32min lIncoln daily 12.40, 6pm • M • 2hr 44min anna karenIna thu,Sat,Mon,Wed1pm • M • 2hr 12min SIlverlInIngS Playbook daily 1pm, 6pm • M • 2hr 10min dJango unchaIned thu, fri, Sun, tu e 12.50, 8.40pm; Sat, Mon, Wed 2.50, 8.40pm R16 • 2hr 52min Met oPera:lacleMenza dI tIto Sat 1.30pm; Sun 4pm; Wed 11am Adult $33; Senior/Child $28 Exempt • 3hr 12min (Incl. Intermission) SearchIng forSugarMan thu 1.10, 5.50, 9pm; fri, Mon, tu e, Wed 1.10, 5.50, 8.20pm; Sat, Sun 1.10, 5.50pm • M • 1hr 26min on aIr *Subtitles* thu, fri, tu e, Wed 10.30am, 12.30, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30pm; Sat 10.30am, 3.30, 8.30pm; Sun, Mon 12.30, 2.30, 4.30, 6.30, 8.30pm M • 1hr 30min quartet fri, Sun, tu e 12.30, 4.30pm •M •1hr 45min leSMISerableS thu,Mon12.40, 5.50pm; fri, tu e 10.35am, 3.45pm; Sat, Wed 5.50pm • M • 2hr 38min Seven PSychoPathS thu 10.50am, 1.10, 3.20pm; fri, tu e, Wed 10.50am, 1.10, 3.20, 5.50pm; Sat 10.50am, 1.10, 5.50pm; Sun 1.10, 5.50pm; Mon 1.10, 3.20, 5.50pm • R16 • 1hr 50min beaStS of the Southern WIld thu, fri, Sat, tu e, Wed 10.50am, 3.20, 8.20pm; Sun, Mon 3.20, 8.20pm • M • 1hr 33min 3dcIrqueduSoleIl thu 6.40pm; fri, Sun, tu e 4pm; Sat, Wed 10.20am • G • 1hr 32min 3d hanSel and gretel thu,Sat,Mon,Wed12.40, 6.50pm; fri, tu e 10.20am, 4.45pm; Sun 4.45pm R16 • 1hr 36min 3d lIfe of PI thu 10.20am, 4.05pm; fri, tu e 10.20am, 6pm; Sat, Mon, Wed 12.20, 6pm; Sun 6pm PG • 2hr 14min shaveforacure.co.nz Six Kiwis are diagnosed with a blood cancer or related blood condition every day. Sign up to Shave and help us to help them! Get ready for the CLASH OF THE CLIPPERS 4--10March Great film-maker shines through despite fat suit MOVIE REVIEW: HITCHCOCK Matt Lawrey's MOVIE REVIEW Heavyweight: Anthony Hopkins as director Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock. MORE ONLINE: To find out just why Matt is so mad about Silver Linings Playbook and to catch other previously published reviews, visit theleader.co.nz BOTTOM LINE: Pretty good. 1G2 Also screening: Silver Linings Playbook (M) The best film so far this year. Iknow it's practically an impossible question to answer but what's your favourite movie? A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away my number one movie was Star Wars. A few years later the title went to ET. Twenty-five years ago it was Die Hard and a decade later it was Fight Club. Picking an all time favourite is no simple task but if I had to pick just one, it would be Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window. Released in 1954 and starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, Rear Window has everything. It's got great stars, a wonderful script, fabulous cinematogra- phy and plenty of suspense. It's got humour, romance, social commentary, nice clothes and cool music. Best of all it's a cracking yarn that's wonderfully told. Of course Hitchcock made heaps of great films but I can't say I ever really found myself wanting to know much about the man himself. His voice, face, huge gut and odd demeanour made him one of the less appealing film-makers around and, despite his obvious wit and intellect, there was never much about him that suggested he would be very good com- pany. This might explain in part why he never won an Academy Award and why, until now, no-one had made a feature film about him. Hitchcock (M) is based on a book by Stephen Rebello called Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. Starring Anthony Hopkins as the film- maker and Helen Mirren as his wife Alma, Hitchcock is at its heart a relation- ship film. It kicks off in 1959 with the premier of North by Northwest. The film is a hit but Hitchcock becomes increasingly concerned about his age and goes looking for a project to shake things up. He finds it in the form of a book inspired by real-life crazed killer and grave robber Ed Gein called Psycho. Despite the objections of everyone he knows, Hitchcock decides to make the book into a movie and when his studio tells him no way,'' he and Alma mort- gage their mansion to pay for it. As Hitchcock throws himself into his new movie Alma starts working on a screenplay with an adoring writer by the name of Whitfield Cook. With Hitchcock under huge pressure on set, it's not long before things start getting more than a little tense at home. Hitchcock also stars Scarlett Johans- son as Janet Leigh (from Psycho's famous shower scene), Toni Collette as the direc- tor's PA Peggy Robertson and Danny Huston as Cook. Jessica Biel also appears briefly as the actress Vera Miles and Michael Wincott plays Gein. Weighed down by heavy prosthetics and a fat suit, Hopkins never really looks real as Hitchcock. It's a disconcerting, distracting and misjudged look that screams Madame Tussauds. It's a shame too because underneath all the rubber there is an excellent perform- ance trying to get out. Much better is Mirren as Alma. Mirren, who seems to be incapable of doing wrong these days, effortlessly creates an intelligent, sym- pathetic and admirable woman. The direction by Sacha Gervasi is solid, although the film gets lost whenever the serial killer Gein turns up in ill-judged imagined sequences playing out in Hitch- cock's mind. For the most part, though, it's a well- acted and interesting film about one of the greats.
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