Te Ahu Cinema
Corner South Road and Matthews Avenue, Kaitaia - Phone (09) 408 0519.
Screening now : 17 to 26 April 2015
(R13) 121 mins
Oscar-nominated writer-director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) helms this sci-fi biopic of a “new-born” robot, observing a near-future Earth as he grows to discover a sense of self. Stars Die Antwoord members Yolandi Visser and Ninja, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, and Blomkamp’s go-to actor Sharlto Copley as the robot Chappie.
A robot police force has helped to reduce Johannesburg’s violent crime rate, and now their creator Deon (Dev Patel) can perfect his next obsession - creating artificial intelligence. Using a clapped-out robot destined for the scrapheap as a vessel, Deon brings his concept to life, but the pair are soon kidnapped by gangsters who not only name the childlike AI "Chappie" but begin teaching it all the wrong lessons.
(PG) 111 mins
Mel Gibson leads this 1981 historical Australian drama about the men who signed up with the ANZACs in World War I. From multi-Oscar nominated director Peter Weir, who would go on to direct Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show and Master and Commander.
BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST (G) 76 mins
The adventures of Disney's CG-animated Tinker Bell continues here in her sixth movie. Animal fairy Fawn believes you can't judge a book by its cover, or an animal by its fangs, so she befriends the huge beasty known as the NeverBeast. While Tink is not so sure about this scary addition to Pixie Hollow, the elite Scout Fairies set out to capture the monster before he destroys their beloved and prosperous home.
& FURIOUS 7 (M) 137 mins
The action moves to Los Angeles, where it all started, in the seventh Fast & Furious. Having taken down Owen Shaw in the previous film, Shaw's brother (Jason Statham) seeks revenge on Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew. Kurt Russell also joins the cast, with Dwayne Johnson, Tokyo Drift star Lucas Black, Michelle Rodriguez and the late Paul Walker all returning.
(G) 105 mins
Disney retells the fairy tale in live-action and under the direction of the great Kenneth Branagh. Lily James fills the crystal slippers, aided by her fairy godmother (Helena Bonham Carter) and thwarted by her step-mother (Cate Blanchett) as she's pursued by Prince Charming (Richard Madden).
BOOK OF LIFE (G) 95 mins
Animated, Romeo and Juliet-inspired love story set during a Day of the Dead celebration. Co-produced by Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth), featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana and Ron Perlman.
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
(M) 119 mins
Shailene Woodley leads this follow-up to 2014’s Divergent, the young adult dystopian sci-fi about a heavily-guarded community in the near future broken into five factions based on individual skill sets. Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller and Zoë Kravitz return alongside new additions Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer.
In the wreckage of a futuristic Chicago, Tris (Woodley) attempts to find her comrades while living life on the run as a fugitive alongside Four (James). With Jeanine (Winslet), leader of the elitist Erudite faction, closing in on them, Tris must discover what her parents died to protect. But Janine isn’t the only one catching up with Tris - the truth of the family’s past closes in on her too.
(M) 134 mins
Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote) directs this drama based on the shocking, dark, true story of Olympic wrestling champion Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum). Schultz is guided by multi-millionaire, and manipulative would-be mentor, John du Pont (Steve Carell) in a hellbent attempt to rise above the shadow of his successful brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo). John du Pont's "coaching" style pushes Mark to breaking point, leading to a self-destructive spiral that breeds tragic consequences. Co-stars Sienna Miller and Vanessa Redgrave.
Te Ahu Cinema is closed most weekdays outside of public and school holidays, but we do host private screenings for 30 people or more. Email TeAhuAdmin@fndc.govt.nz for more information.