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The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Jan 2010



The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Jan 2010

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16 Northern Territory News, Tuesday, January 5, 2010 www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 5 -J A N -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 1 6 C O L O R : C M Y K OLD DOGS (PG) NO FREE TICKETS TUE 10.00, 11.50, 1.45, 5.45, 7.40, 9.30PM ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL (G) NO FREE TICKETS TUE 10.15, 12.15, 2.15, 4.15PM AVATAR (M) TUE 12.10, 3.15, 8.45PM BRIGHT STAR (PG) TUE 10.30, 4.00, 6.30, 9.00PM SHERLOCK HOLMES (M) NO FREE TICKETS TUE 1.00, 3.40, 6.45, 9.15PM THE LOVELY BONES (M) NO FREE TICKETS TUE 10.20, 1.10, 6.40, 9.20PM DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS (PG) TUE 10.00, 3.40, 6.30PM CITY ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL (G) NO FREE TICKETS TUE 9.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.40, 2.40, 4.40, 6.40PM OLD DOGS (PG) NO FREE TICKETS TUE 9.45, 11.45, 1.45, 3.45, 7.30, 9.30PM SHERLOCK HOLMES (M) NO FREE TICKETS TUE 12.50, 3.40, 6.40, 9.30PM DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS (PG) TUE 10.30, 4.45, 7.00, 9.15PM THE LOVELY BONES (M) NO FREE TICKETS TUE 1.10, 4.00, 6.45, 9.30PM THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (G) NO FREE TICKETS TUE 10.00, 12.15, 2.30PM FANTASTIC MR FOX (PG) TUE 9.30, 11.20AM THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON (M) TUE 8.50PM CASUARINA ONLINE: birch.com.au MOBILE: m.birch.com.au DOWNLOAD FREE on iPhone: POCKET CINEMA at the app store BUY TICKETS *AVATAR 3D and CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 3D are special event screenings. Screensavers and Gift Vouchers can be used with payment of applicable surcharges. Complimentary and other discounts cannot be redeemed. This applies for 3D screenings in traditional, Vmax and Gold Class auditoriums. Session Times Copyright 2010 - Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas. Times subject to change without notifi cation. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) WED 9.30AM OPEN CAPTION SESSION ENGLISH SUBTITLES *Offer available every Tuesday excluding Public Holidays. $1 booking fee per ticket applies for tickets purchased online. Offer excludes 3D films. EVERY MOVIE! EVERY SESSION!* EVERY MOVIE! EVERY SESSION!*$9.50 AVATAR 3D (M) NO FREE TICKETS TUE 11.30, 1.30, 2.45, 4.45, 6.00, 8.00, 9.15 3D-CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (G) NO FREE TICKETS TUE 9.30AM 3D* Sir Elton aids Eminem LONDON: Elton John says he has been helping US rapper Eminen fight drug problems formore than a year. John says Eminem (pictured) is succeeding in his well-publicised battle against substance abuse. John said as a recovered drug abuser he is happy to help people if theywant the assistance but drugs make people so cocky and arrogant that they often reject help. Avatar rakes in $1.12b LOSANGELES: JamesCamerons science-fiction epicAvatar had another stellar weekendwith $A76.49 million in the US, shooting past $A1.12 billion worldwide only the fifthmovie ever to hit thatmark. No. 1 for the third-straight weekend, 20th Century FoxsAvatar added $A148.95 million overseas. Avatar is his first film since 1997s Titanic ($A2.02 billionworldwide). Sharing isnt caring: Bono WASHINGTON: Irish rock star Bono has called for tougher controls on the spread of intellectual property over the internet, arguing file swiping and sharing hurt creators of products. The only thing protecting the movie and TV industries from the fate that has befallenmusic and indeed the newspaper business is the size of the files, the lead singer of the band U2wrote in an op-ed piece published in TheNewYork Times. Fans track down Miley in Australia FAN: The Twitter picture of a girl known only as Ally standing with singer Miley Cyrus in Singapore MELBOURNE: Superstar teenMiley Cyrus has seemingly kicked off the new year on Phillip Island in Victoria with her boyfriend, rising Aussie star LiamHemsworth. Cyrus is believed to have slipped in toMelbourne fromLondon onNew Years Eve after finishing her world tour last Tuesday. A fan saw her at Singapore airport and, after a quick happy snap together, Cyrus let slip shewas heading toMelbourne, TheHerald Sun reports. Cyrus fans in the Twittersphere went into overdrive after the photowas posted on the social networking site. The frenzy grewwhen aCyrus fan wrote that she had seen the teen queen on the island. OnNewYears Eve, I sawMiley at the Pyramid Rock Festival, an event that happens on Phillip Island (Victoria, Australia) every year, a festival-goer called Ally wrote. We sawMiley at the show chilling with Liam andChris Hemsworth, a lady that looked about 40 and a few other girls and guys that I didnt recognise. Shewaswearing a Billabong top, a bikini top underneath and denim shorts and honestly looked like every other teenage girl that was there. The relationship between the red-hot young stars would seem to be intensifying, with Cyrus no doubt meetingHemsworths family, including dadCraig,mumLeonie and eldest brother Luke, while in town. While Hemsworths brother Chris headed back to the US yesterday, the Last Song couple are believed to still be inMelbourne. Big plans for Jackson project GARY, Indiana: Plans to honour late pop icon Michael Jackson (pictured) and his familys roots in Gary, Indiana, have expanded to possibly include a golf course and an amusement park with characteristics of Jacksons Neverland Ranch and the former Riverview Park amusement park in Chicago. The latest addition to plans that already include a Jackson family museum, a performing arts centre and a 300-roomhotel are slated to be built on about 100 hectares of city-owned vacant land, said Odie Anderson, who is president of the project. Themuseum, performing arts centre and hotel will most likely be built on city-owned land in downtown Gary, Anderson said. The project likely will be built in phases, with themuseum, arts centre and hotel built first, followed by the golf course and theme park. Then developersmight build a monorail system to connect the two areas, Anderson said. If themonorail systemwas built, he estimates the entire project would cost $US1 billion ($A1.12 billion) over a 10-year construction period. READY TO BLOW: A scene from prize-winning Iraq war film The Hurt Locker Explosive thriller puts heat on Oscars PHILADELPHIA: TheHurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelows urgent Iraqwar thriller about a squad that defuses improvised explosive devices, collected three top prizes on Sunday at theNational Society of Film Criticsmeeting in NewYork. The group cited it as best film of 2009, with Bigelow the best director and Jeremy Renner the years best actor. The independent film has dominated critics awards this season, earning kudos from the Los Angeles FilmCritics Association, theNewYork Film Critics Circle and the Boston Society of FilmCritics. While critics groups are not alwaysOscar bellwethers, these laurels and its three GoldenGlobe nominations make TheHurt Locker a serious Oscar contender. At its 44th annualmeeting, theNational Society of Film Critics honoured indie and offHollywood films fromBigelow, Jane Campion, the Coen brothers, Lee Daniels and Quentin Tarantino. For her lyrical performance as the self-taught artist Seraphine Louis in the French filmSeraphine, the critics voted French actress Yolande Moreau best actress. MoNique, searing in Precious, took supportingactress honors. The supporting-actor vote resulted in a tie: The critics cited ChristophWaltz for his memorable turn as a sadistic Nazi officer in Inglourious Basterds and Paul Schneider, who played John Keats snappish roommate in the biopicBright Star. Joel and EthanCoen took screenplay honors for their black comedy,ASeriousMan. The Beaches of Agnes, a kaleidoscopic self-portrait by Agnes Varda, took honours for best nonfiction film.