Nelson Leader : February 28th 2013
10 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 28, 2013 ENTERTAINMENT o Nh rr cts rr cooking demos lo wines craft beers craft beers seafood fresh produce culinary culinary craft beers craft beers seafood fresh produce culinary culinary delights delights niche products innovations art & crafts art & crafts Adult: $10 Family: $25 early bird (on-line & selected outlets) Gate sales Adult: $15 Family $40 Under 12 free Bringing you Nelson's finest wines, ciders, craft beers & culinary delights. Arts and crafts, free childrens entertainment, guest speakers and cooking demonstrations including Masterchef winner Chelsea Winter and Thirsty Work's Yvonne Lorkin. Great local entertainers including The Johnnys, Sarah Brown, Kramit, Aly Cook, Soul D, Hana Tava, and The Saints. Be there! www.tastenelson.co.nz Sat 2nd March @ Founders Park 12-7pm AFTER DEATH PET CARE Pet Cremations Burials & Memorials Nelson based A dignified farewell for your pet Letting Go With Love... Al&JoReid (03) 548-5072 or 0800 738 386 email@example.com www.petfunerals.co.nz 4874716AA www.statecinemas.co.nz - Movie Info 548 8123 3d fIlMs the guIlttrIp thu 10.15am, 3.40pm; Chick Flick Thu 8.45pm; fri, sat, tu e, Wed 10.15am, 3.40, 8.45pm; sun, Mon 3.40, 8.45pm M • 1hr 42min thesWeeney thu, fri, sat, tu e, Wed 10.20am, 3.40, 9pm; sun, Mon 3.40, 9pm R16 • 2hrs beautIful creatures thu, fri, sat, tu e, Wed 10.30am, 3.30, 8.30pm; sun, Mon 3.30, 8.30pm M • 2hr 12min a goodday to dIe hard daily 2.40, 9pm • M • 1hr 44min thIs Is 40 daily 8.30pm • R16 • 2hr 21min safe haven thu, fri, sat, tu e 10.20am, 6.40pm; sun, Mon 6.40pm; Mums & bubsWed 10.20am; Wed 6.40pm M•2hrs hItchcock daily 12.40pm • M • 1hr 45min Mt. zIon thu, fri, sat, tu e, Wed 10.30am, 2.30, 6.30pm; sun, Mon 2.30, 6.30pm PG • 1hr 39min lIncoln daily 12.40pm, 6pm • M • 2hr 37min sIlverlInIngs playbook daily 1pm, 6pm • M • 2hr 10min dJango unchaIned thu, fri, sat, Mon, tu e 3pm, 8.45pm; sun, Wed 12.50, 8.45pm R16 • 2hr 52min saMsara thu, sat 12.50pm; sun, Wed 6.35pm PG • 1hr 49min aMour *Subtitles* thu, fri, sat, tu e, Wed 10.30am, 12.30, 3.30, 5.50, 8.30pm; sun, Mon 12.30, 3.30, 5.50, 8.30pm R13 • 2hr 8min searchIng for sugarMan thu, fri, sat, tu e, Wed 10.40am, 3.40, 5.50, 8.20pm; sun, Mon 3.40, 5.50, 8.20pm M • 1hr 26min on aIr *Subtitles* daily 1pm; 6.30pm • M • 1hr 30min quartet daily 12.25, 4.30pm • M • 1hr 45min les MIserables daily 12.30, 5.40pm • M • 2hr 45min seven psychopaths thu, sat, Mon, Wed 12.30, 8.20pm; fri, tu e 10.40am, 3.30pm; sun 3.30pm R16 • 1hr 50min beasts of thesouthern WIld thu, sat, Wed 10.40am, 3.40pm; fri, sun, tu e 12.50, 8.20pm; Mon 3.40pm • M • 1hr 33min arthouse fIlMs 3d cIrque du soleIl thu, sat, sun, Mon, Wed 4.45pm; fri, tu e 10.20am, 4.45pm G • 1hr 39min 3d lIfe of pI thu, sat 10.20am, 6.10pm; fri, Mon, tue 12.20, 6.10pm; sun 4pm; Wed 10.20am, 4pm PG • 2hr 14min Fifth Die Hard flash but not a patch on original MOVIE REVIEW: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD Matt Lawrey's MOVIE REVIEW Noisy: From left, Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney and Sebastian Koch brace themselves for mayhem in A Good Day to Die Hard. BOTTOM LINE: Rent the original. (out of five) Also screening: Hitchcock (M) Pretty good 1G2 MISSED A REVIEW? To catch Matt's review of Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, along with other previously published reviews, visit theleader.co.nz ' The film's pluses include its atmospheric Russian setting and the fact that when it comes to seeing stuff getting trashed, you get your money's worth. ' Aquarter of a century ago I had one of my most memorable nights at the movies ever. Iwas19andabouttoflyofftotheUS for a season working on a skifield in Col- orado. As a treat for my last night at home in Wellington, my family held an evening in my honour. I got to choose a movie and restaurant and, being a young man with impeccable taste, I picked soon-to-become celebrity chef Peter Gordon's legendary first ven- ture, The Sugar Club, and the film that made Bruce Willis a movie star, Die Hard. Both Gordon and Willis delivered. The food was fantastic and the movie was brilliant. And while getting to choose what we saw and where we ate was fun, the most memorable part of the night was the way my opera-loving, contemporary-art buy- ing, chardonnay-drinking folks loved Die Hard. Hearing them laughing and cheering Willis' John McClane on as he battled terrorists was one of the great surprises of my youth. Die Hard was the movie that reinven- ted action films. It was what Nirvana later became to rock music. It took the Stallone/Schwarzenegger model and spear-tackled it on to its head. Finally cinema had an action hero who wasn't indestructible. He got hurt, he got scared, hell, he even cried. He also had some great lines and the charm to deliver them in a way that made audiences love both them and him. Die Hard was huge hit and not surpr- isingly spawned numerous sequels. Die Hard 2 was good but the sub- sequent films got sillier and sillier until now we find McClane in Russia teaming up with his estranged CIA agent son Jack to take down baddies with nuclear mad- ness on their minds. In a recent interview Willis wondered out loud why the film was called A Good Day to Die Hard (M). According to the star the name didn't make sense, which is probably true but for commercial reasons it's a much better name than Die Hard 5. The only people who go to movies with the number 5 in their title are fans of The Fast and the Furious. Directed by Irishman John Moore, A Good Day to Die Hard is occasionally spectacular, often noisy, largely nonsen- sical, and generally a bit flat. Gone are the humour, vulnerability and humanity that made McClane such a hit 25 years ago and in their place are an orgy of computer-generated special effects, a plot that feels second-hand and utterly forgettable writing. The film's pluses include its atmos- pheric Russian setting and the fact that when it comes to seeing stuff getting tra- shed, you get your money's worth. Ger- man actor Sebastian Koch, from The Lives of Others, is good as a political pris- oner but more forgettable is Australian actor Jai Courtney, who recently played a villain in Jack Reacher, as Jack McClane. Willis, now 57, has the good sense to keep his shirt on but gets little to do in terms of developing McClane which is sad seeing as the thing that made Die Hard great all those years ago was its commit- ment to character.
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