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The Centralian advocate Tue 18 Dec 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 18 Dec 2012


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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 8 -D E C -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 1 C O L O R : C M Y K www. alice now. com.au Alices Number 1 Website! CHECK IT OUT COMING SOON www.alicespringscinema.com.au Alice Springs Cinema now has exclusive Theatre Hire for special events and has fully digital projection Power Point presentations, special screening of your own material, we can even order in your favourite movie or have your birthday party at the cinema. Christmas ticket books available, the perfect gift idea. Call the Movie hotline 8952 4999 or our iphone & android phone apps can be downloaded. 26TH DECEMBER Les Miserables, Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey & Wreck It Ralph 1102 8 4 0 Music, fun and drama in hot summer TV mix American Idol judges Ryan Seacrest, Mariah Carey, Randy Newman, Nicky Minaj and Keith Urban. PICTURE Channel 10 JUST when you thought summer TV had nothing to offer, viewers can look forward to a few gems over the long hot days and nights ahead. 1. AMERICAN IDOL [TEN] When: January 17, 8pm They say: Everyone dreams. Idol delivers. We say: Its not just musical talent this season promises to deliver, although the shows track record is an impressive roll call of the best new talent in the business (think Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert). Add to that the fireworks between new judges Nicky Minaj and Mariah Carey and this baby could blow. Worth tuning in to see how nice guy Keith Urban plays peacemaker. 2.GIRLS [FOXTEL/SHOWCASE] When: January 14. 5.15pm (encore 8.30pm) They say: Living the dream. One mistake at a time. We say: Hollywoods latest wunderkind Lena Durham stunned the TV world: writing, directing and starring in this cult HBO series. Think Sex and the City for the boho hipster set, where aspiring writer Hannah lives in NY squalour, struggling for independence and in this season extracting herself from her sociopathic ex-boyfriend Adam. Play catch-up on season one, with the DVD box set out December 12. 3. THE CARRIE DIARIES [FOXTEL/FOX 8] When: January 15, 8pm They say: Before she made it to the City, she had to make it through the 80s. We say: From the author of Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell, comes this hotly-anticipated prequel. Anna Sophie Robb plays a young Carrie Bradshaw, the iconic TV character made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker. Bushnell is hands-on with this production, along with teen TV gurus such as Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl, Hart Of Dixie). 4. ENLIGHTENED [FOXTEL/ SHOWCASE] When: January 14, 5.15pm (encore, 8.30pm) They say: About a woman on the verge of a breakdown. We say: One of those didnt-seethat-coming TV success stories of 2011, especially for co-creator and star Laura Dern, who plays a former executive who has been awakened to a new way of living and working only after a mental breakdown. We find her living with her mother (Diane Ladd), falling back into bed with her ex-husband (Luke Wilson) and plotting her career comeback from her job in the basement. 5. DR WHO Christmas Special [ABC1] When: December 26, time is still not confirmed. They say: It will feature an army of snowmen and be the last day of humanity. We say: Well, that sounds like cheery Christmas viewing, right? Since its relaunch in 2005, the good Doctor (Matt Smith) has been coming to the rescue in Christmasthemed storylines. New companion Cara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) helps him take on frosty villain, Dr Simeon (Richard E Grant). This classic series hit an iView record this year for online downloads. School rivalry heats up season HAVING given up his career as a frustrated, under-achieving actor, Mr Maddens (Martin Freeman) is now a frustrated, under-achieving teacher at St Bernadettes Primary School. Each Christmas, his school, and the posh independent school where his long-time adversary, Gordon Shakespeare (Jason Watkins) teaches, compete for a five-star review of their respective nativity plays. Every year Oakmoor wins. Maddens is resigned to this. But since receiving a vicious review from the local drama critic (Alan Carr) for his last production, he refuses to take part in the annual festive fiasco. Five years ago his girlfriend, Jennifer (Ashley Jensen), dumped him under the mistletoe. Now Maddens headmistress (Pam Ferris), plans to add to his misery. She wants a proper nativity in her last year before retirement, and she wants him to direct. See Nativity! on ABC1 at 7.30pm Monday. Annas a true Go Girl ITS a Go Girls thing: make a list of wild ambitions, tell your friends so they can help keep you focused, then spend the next year making the seemingly impossible come true. Over the four seasons of the quirky New Zealand comedy series, its key characters have set themselves all sorts of challenges. Find love, or get a divorce. Have a baby, or tell your best mate hes your babys daddy. Anna Hutchison, who plays newbie lawyer Amy Smart, is making her own life list. Starting with the 60km ultra-marathon shed been training for between filming jobs this year but was forced to pull out of last month because of a pesky virus. While most mortals would have considered themselves lucky to miss the exhaustive exercise, Hutchison says shes gutted. Shes just been to New Zealands answer to the Oscars and was bubbling with enthusiasm for the work celebrated at the event. Twenty-s ix-year-o ld Hutchison was a favourite on the set of Sevens period drama, Wild Boys and before that, Nines Underbelly: The Golden Mile. Despite the disappointment of Wild Boys being axed after just 10 episodes, she says she loved the opportunity to work alongside industry veterans. Her luck has continued, scoring a role on the final season of Spartacus. On the slate next year is her appearance in an upcoming AFL movie, Blinder, where she threw herself into the part after learning to love the code while filming Wild Boys. Go Girls, Channel Ten, Sundays from 10pm. TVs Hunger Games ARE you ready for Ame r i c a s n e x t t o p Katniss? A Hunger Gamesstyle television show which pits contestants against each other in an intense wilderness competition is on its way to the small screen. While the competing tributes wont exactly be killing each other off like the movie, they will have to rely on their physicality, survival skills and hunting skills to endure the harsh conditions and capture one another. A dozen people, divided into teams of two, will be dropped into the wild without food, water or shelter and compete over a month until one is left. The last team standing in the show, which will be called The Hunt, will win a cash prize. The show will be broadcast on CW in the US next year.

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