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The Northern Territory news Thu 4 Feb 2021



The Northern Territory news Thu 4 Feb 2021

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

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28 ENTERTAINMENT THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 LEIGH PAATSCH WILD MOUNTAIN THYME (PG) Director: John Patrick Shanley (Doubt) Starring: Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Christopher Walken, Jon Hamm Rating: hh Too Irish, to be sure From its opening milliseconds to its final frame, Wild Mountain Thyme is all Irish, all the time. In fact, the movie is so hellbent on dousing Ireland-loving viewers in its overproof Irishness, some will feel as if they are being repeatedly dunked in a Dublin swimming pool filled with Baileys Irish Cream. Ten minutes into Wild Mountain Thyme, the Oirish factor has already multiplied to unfeasible levels. The grass is way too green. The Guinness way too brown. The behaviour way too wacky. The voices way too lilting. The possibility that a lengthy line of pipe-smoking leprechauns will suddenly materialise and then gaily Riverdance across the screen never, ever goes away. Do you wish for a world where it is St Patricks Day every day? Leaving Wild Mountain Thyme on aroundthe-clock repeat could be as close as youre ever gonna get. The screenplay detonates a controlled explosion of woozy whimsy around its two romantically linked protagonists, both of whom are so obviously made for each other that they have made a mess out of ever getting together. Anthony (Jamie Dornan) is a farmers son. He likes donkeys and drinking. Rosemary (Emily Blunt) is a farmers daughter. She likes horses and smoking. This pair have been living on neighbouring properties for three decades, and are yet to move past an unfortunate incident where one is believed to have pushed the other over. This occurred when they were both 10 years old. Anthony and Rosemary do not get along like a house on fire. They get along like a house that has already been burnt to the ground. Therefore it is going to be left to the winds of fate and a few strong gusts of unlikely coincidence to blow these two within kissing range. Waiting for this simple task to be completed will severely test the patience of those who dont quite get the peculiar sense of humour informing the comedy aspect of the picture. Even if that does not prove to be a problem, the everchanging Irish accent used by Christopher Walken (who plays Anthonys obstinate old man) could be a deal-breaker. Wild Mountain Thyme is now showing in general release. THE NEST (MA15+) Rating: hhhk Selected cinemas. This faintly haunting, consistently unsettling drama squeezes and releases its audience like a concertina. This addling effect at work throughout the movie is executed with the greatest of (un) ease thanks to two unfailingly precise lead performances. Jude Law plays Rory, a former highflyer in British finance whose career in America has recently crashed and burned. Now hes back home, trying to bluff his way back into the big time by passing himself off as the greatest deal-making dynamo of them all. Carrie Coon is Allison, who has seen, heard and inhaled all of her husbands bull LIVE SUNDAY SESSIONS LIVE SUNDAY SESSIONS Andy Toombs ON STAGE FROM 3PM Andy Toombs ON STAGE FROM 3PM Happy Hour from 4pmHappy Hour from 4pm + A ll Day Dining+ A ll Day Dining Cnr of Universi ty Avenue and Dwyer Ci rcui t , PalmerstonCnr of Universi ty Avenue and Dwyer Ci rcui t , Palmerston Information for Members and GuestsInformation for Members and Guests 8932 13248932 1324 DRINK SPECIA LS,DRINK SPECIA LS, SESSIONS + A ll Day Dining+ A ll Day Dining+ A ll Day Dining+ A ll Day Dining+ A ll Day Dining+ A ll Day Dining 8932 13248932 13248932 1324 Open to the public, come down & enjoy our FREE entertainment, events & food specials! Looking for the ultimate venue to host your next function, event, birthday or meeting? We can do it all! Kids Eat Free on Mondays! 08 8935 0888 - 901 Stuart Highway, Holtze elements@darwinfreespiritresort.com.au Elementsbar&bistro Darwinfreespiritresort Just a bit too Irish, to be sure ll\ 11\ u1 uay u1n1ng PALMERSTON GOLF & COUNTRY C:LUB 8932 1324 WHATS ON THIS WEEKEND: FRIDAY 5TH BERNIE & THE TROPPO LOUNGE 5PM SATURDAY 6TH SCOTT MURPHY 5PM SUNDAY 7TH DAN FERGURSON 2PM 11 0 KEMO 'f{ewU~ Varw-i11 free, Snirit f Resort GAMING ROOM SPORTS LOUNGE

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