Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Your Guide to the Movies

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Your Guide to the Movies

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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Starring: Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla

Rated:MA

Running time: 120mins

A penniless, eighteen-year old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, Jamal Malik, is one question away from winning the staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to get to the bottom of Jamal's story, the jaded Police Inspector spends the night probing Jamal's incredible past.

BRIDE WARS

Starring: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Johnson, Candice Bergen Rated: PG

Running time: 89mins

Liv and Emma, best friends since childhood, are always there for each other, through good times and bad. Together they plan their weddings, each to take place at New York's ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza Hotel. But a clerical error and subsequent clash in wedding dates pits the two brides against each other in a competition that quickly escalates into all-out war.

DOUBT

Starring: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Rated: M

Running time: 104 mins

IT is 1964, St Nicholas in the Bronx. Vibrant, charismatic priest Father Flynn is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. But when Sister James, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to the school's first black student, Donald Miller, Sister Aloysius is galvanised to begin a crusade to both unearth the truth and expunge Father Flynn from the school.

HOTEL FOR DOGS

Starring: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Kyla Pratt

Rated: PG

Running time: 100mins

When their new guardians forbid 16-year old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce to have a pet, Andi has to use her quick wit to help find a new home for their dog, Friday. The resourceful kids stumble upon an abandoned hotel and using Bruce's talents as a mechanical genius, transform it into a magical dog-paradise for Friday - and eventually for all Friday's friends. …

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