Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Time to Take Some Time out; Escape from Reality over the Holidays with a Trip to the Cinema

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Time to Take Some Time out; Escape from Reality over the Holidays with a Trip to the Cinema

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Byline: SCREEN LIFE with Seanna Cronin

Star profile: Gal Gadot

Quirky fact: She is the first actress to portray Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in a live-action theatrical film. Lynda Carter only performed the role for television.

Best known for: Fast and Furious, Keeping Up With The Joneses, Justice League.

If you like Wonder Woman you'll like these: Guardians of the Galaxy, Justice League, Suicide Squad.

Quote: "At the end of the day Wonder Woman is a peace seeker. But when fight arrives, she can fight. She's a warrior and she enjoys the adrenaline of the fight."

IF THE wind and rain are blowing or it's just too cold outside, then the cinema is a great way to keep the kids entertained during the upcoming mid-semester school holidays.

Studios always save some of their big guns for when families have the time to see an extra movie or two, and there's plenty on offer in the next few weeks to keep the little ones through to the teenagers entertained.

Here is your school holiday movie guide:

Despicable Me 3

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Like Toy Story and Shrek, Despicable Me is a film franchise that keeps getting better with age. Illumination's story about a villain-turned-good-guy navigating the pitfalls of a career change, fatherhood and romance manages to entertain young and old alike. The third instalment continues the formula and settling in to watch it in the cinema is like cuddling up with a comfy blanket. You know what you're going to get.

Stars: Kristen Wiig, Jenny Slate, Steve Carell. Rating: PG. In cinemas: now. Verdict: 4 stars

Wonder Woman

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars and discovers her full powers and true destiny. With so much at stake, thank Zeus that Wonder Woman didn't fall into the same trap as its DC Extended Universe predecessors. Instead of taking the dull, dark and dreary path laid out before it, Wonder Woman took a full run down the byroad to somewhere warm, funny and properly entertaining. …

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