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Cinema ian 6/28/2014

There are holiday movies at Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie for every age and taste. There’s sci-fi action, comedy, drama and family animation for the littlies. On the animation front…

Tinker Bell: The Pirate Fairy

The title and the rating pretty much says it all – it’s a cinema outing for families with children who just need an entertaining animated diversion. It is from the Disney stable, is rated G and runs 78 minutes.

Holiday MoviesHow to Train Your Dragon 2

This one gets its PG rating because of mild fantasy themes and violence… a nice animated adventure for the family. It runs 102 minutes.

Maleficent (M)

Also from Disney, this is a great Mum and teen daughter flick. Apparently it is Angelina Jolie’s biggest box office success to date and could be one that sees her winding up her acting career as she moves to the other side of the camera, writing and directing. It has an M rating because there are darker themes and it runs 97 minutes.

Blended

This one’s PG is for sexual references and crude humour but it really is a chic-flick with an edge. Nice to see the chemistry between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. After a bad blind date the man and woman find themselves stuck together at a family resort and the relationship grows. It runs 117 minutes.

The Fault in Our Stars

This one is sad/uplifting and a real tear jerker. Your blogger’s teenage daughter saw it and was still reaching for the tissues a couple of hours after. For many it will be the most memorable movie of the year. Rated M it runs126 minutes.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Probably not big on the ‘memorable’ movie scale for plot and character development BUT there is big budget action for 165 minutes on the ‘rollercoaster’. Fans know what to expect and they get it in spades. It is rated M.

Holiday MoviesEdge of Tomorrow

Also rated M, this one is a real sci-fi ‘action’ blockbuster with lots more plot and Tom Cruise driving the action – a soldier in a war against aliens find himself in a time loop of the last day in the battle – but when he returns each day, he has more skills. The rating is for science fiction violence, infrequent coarse language and it runs 133 minutes.

The Trip to Italy

This one is an Italian road-trip – part documentary and part comedy that relies on the charisma and chemistry of the two leads, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon - runs 103 minutes.

22 Jump Street (MA)

This is the surprise package for mine – a sequel that beats the original and nothing gets in the way of milking a joke. Great work from the lead duo Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum – it deserves the MA+ for the frequent strong coarse language and sexual references and if you like this genre (and/or the original), you’ll have a nice cinematic romp for 112 minutes. Below is the trailer (also rated MA+) – you’ll know if it is for you from that…

For movie session times visit www.majesticcinemas.com.au

If you are visiting Port Macquarie, Rydges in the CBD (just around the corner from Majestic Cinemas) and Sails Resort by Rydges can look after all your accommodation needs.

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