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The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Apr 2011



The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Apr 2011


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 64 no. 89

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Centralian Advocate, Friday, April 15, 2011 45 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 5 -A P R -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 4 5 C O L O R : C M Y K 3 6 4 2 0 5 / 1 1 a s 2 5 4 2 0 5 /1 1 s e XXXX GOLD ALICE SPRINGS CUP CARNIVAL Pioneer Park Racecourse Saturday 16th April 10:30am - 6:30pm This event in particular, will be greatly enjoyed by the children as it will involve a playground, jumping castle, childrens entertainers, treats, Kids Fashions on the Field including great prizes to be won and much more. Free bus services will run after the event to The Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge the after party venue. p : ( 0 8 ) 8 9 5 2 4 9 7 7 f : ( 0 8 ) 8 9 5 3 0 4 2 6 e : i n f o @ a l i c e s p r i n g s t u r f c l u b . o r g . a u w : w w w . a l i c e s p r i n g s t u r f c l u b . o r g . a u Family Fun Day FIRST NATIONAL FRAMPTONS GENERAL ADMISSION TO RACES Pensioners: $10 General admission: $15 Family Pass (2 Adults): $20 Children under 18, accompanied by an adult: Free Members Guest Tickets $25 Gates Open 10:30am First Race 1:51pm 5 7 4 2 0 5 / 1 1 a s ALICE LIVE ALL GIG GUIDE DETAILS MUST BE PHONED IN (8950 9777) OR FAXED (8950 9740) TO THE CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE BY TUESDAY. ROCK BAR: Fri Dom Costello from 8pm. Sat The Rock Wallabies from 9pm. Sun Sista Selectra from 7pm. Mon Leon Spurling and Damien Armstrong from 7pm. Tue Shaun Nancarrow from 8pm. Wed Duncan Rae from 8pm. Thu Gareth Dawkins from 9pm BOS SALOON: Live @ Bos Broadcasts live on Sun FM, via satellite and on the internet, at www.bossaloon.com.au 8.30pm. HEAVITREE GAP TAVERN: Fri Tim Rickards Chris Callaghan 6 - 10pm. Sun Reptile show at 6pm followed by musicians Tim and Chris. $10 specials every night. MEMO CLUB: Fri karaoke from 9pm. SOUNDS OF STARLIGHT: Tues Fri The Didgeridoo Outback Show with Andrew Langford. For bookings call 89530826. GAPVIEW HOTEL: Sun Karaoke from 4pm. TCT: Thurs to Sat DJs from 10pm. JUICY RUMP: Fri Joe Relic from 5pm to 8pm and DJ Alex from 10.30pm. Sat MMA Fight with Catch the Fly, doors open 6pm and DJ Alex from 10.30pm. Sun Cain Gilmour from noon to 3pm. ANNIES PLACE: Sun Dan Kelly from 7.30pm. FIRKIN AND HOUND: Fri Duncan and Dennis from 9pm. Sun Duncan Rae from 4pm to 7pm. EDITORS NOTE: Would you like your gig in our free weekly gig guide? Call the Centralian Advocate on 8950 9777 or fax to 8950 9740 for a free mention in every Friday edition. www.therockbar.com.au All new acts welcome at The Rock Bar Ph: 8953 8280 Its clever stuff being mindless Sweet Pea, Rocket, Baby Doll, Blondie and Amber march ahead of Wise Man in the movie Sucker Punch Cameron Boon IT takes a lot of skill to make a movie that is ridiculously mindless and at the same time ludicrously clever. But somehow Sucker Punch manages to pull it off. Watchmen and 300 director Zack Snyder pulls out all the stops to make this all-girl, allaction film defy audience expectations. At first glance, Sucker Punch is about a young girl in the 1950s (Aussieactress Emily Browning) who is sent to an insane asylum by her evil stepfather. When she arrives, she begins to hallucinate that she is in a brothel, that her psychiatrist is the madam and the head orderly is a pimp. Now nicknamed Baby Doll, she makes friends with the other girls in the bordello/asylum and makes a plan to escape. The thing is Baby Doll is such a good dancer that whenever people watch her they cant focus on anything else and that allows the other girls to go about putting the escape plan into motion. But when she dances, the hallucinations go down another level she and the girls are action heroes fighting ninja-pirate-zombierobots in a video gamestyle epic quest to retrieve objects. While this might sound epically stupid and designed to appeal to young boys, its the little things that make the film special. Its never really clear w h o i s a c t u a l l y hallucinating what: is the bordello experience a collective effort by the girls to survive living in a Bedlam House? Is it Baby Doll retreating from reality to process the horrors of her past? If youre watching the film with a scrutinising eye, youll find lots of little details that will make everything that could be considered mundane about Sucker Punch shrink and the subtleties shine all the brighter. Id love to tell you the subtle touches, but I fear it would give too much away. But if you are looking for a bunch of hot 20-somethings dress up in schoolgirl outfits while fighting dragons, robots and Nazis, youll get that too. The one criticism that I can stain what might sound like an overlylong wedding proposal of a movie review with is that there was very little character development. Baby Dolls character is flat and two of the other girls only get the m o s t m i n i m a l o f character establishment. Snyders love of slowmotion gets the better of him and perhaps if there was less of that and more time spent developing the personalities of all five girls, I would have been more emotionally involved. n Sucker Punch is rated M and can be seen at the Alice Springs Cin ema Biutiful exploration NOMINATED for two 2011 Academy Awards, Biutiful, is an emotional exploration of one mans spiritual journey. Its the story of Uxbal (Javier Bardem), devoted father, tormented lover, mystified son, underground businessman, friend of the disposed, ghost seeker ... He is a survivor at the invisible margins in todays Barcelona. Uxbal, sensing the danger of death, seeks to reconcile with love and save his children, as he tries to save himself. A redemptive, powerful tale of love, Biutiful, is spearheaded by an emotionally charged performance by Academy Award winner Bardem. Biutiful is showing at the Araluen Arts Centre, Sunday, 7pm.