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A frenetic action-packed comedy/drama
Film review by Bob Walker
Director Wes Anderson's witty
masterpiece The Grand Budapest
Hotel is widely regarded as one
of the Berlin Film Festival's best
curtain-raisers of all time.
The film recounts the adventures
of Gustave H (brilliantly portrayed
by Ralph Fiennes), a concierge at a
famous European hotel between the
wars and Zero Moustafa, the lobby
boy who becomes one of his most
Gustave H's activities are relayed
to us by an itinerant novelist (Jude
Law) whilst dining with the hotel's
owner Zero Moustafa (F. Murray
Abraham) as seen through the
eyes of Mustafa's younger self
(introducing Tony Revolori).
Gustave's mastery of the concierge
arts includes seducing mature
female aristocrats who frequent
the hotel. One of these, Madame D
(Tilda Swinton) leaves a priceless
renaissance painting to Gustave in
Her son Dmitri (Adrian Brody) will
stop at nothing to deprive Gustave
of his inheritance and sets loose
psychopathic hitman Jopling (Willem
Dafoe) on a path of violence.
Chaos ensues as Inspector Henckels
(Edward Norton) joins in the pursuit
of Gustave and Zero around the
countryside. Gustave appeals to a
zany organisation of top Europoean
concierges led by M. Ivan (Bill
Murray) for assistance. Zero's
girlfriend Agatha (Saoirse Ronan)
also lends a hand.
Magnificent cinematography, great
performances from a stellar cast
and the genius of Wes Anderson
combine to make this a must see
film for all.
Preview courtesy of Palace Nova
Eastend. Season commences
Thursday 10 April.
Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
offer a diverse selection of film --
from special interest Arthouse, to
Hollywood blockbusters, Festivals
"We find seniors are the most
adventurous part of our audience
when it comes to their film choices"
says Yolanda Sulser, Marketing
"Overall they seek quality, not only in
their films, but also in their service,
coffee and general aesthetics -- and
we endeavour to provide a warm
environment where our guests feel
welcomed and comfortable, whether
coming on their own or with friends."
Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas is
located comfortably in the heart of
vibrant Rundle Street, close to all
the amenities and the ever-popular
Rundle Mall. As well as eligibility to
their cherished Golden Movie Club,
Seniors are also offered $7 tickets to
any film starting before 12 noon on
Monday -Friday (excluding 3D, public
holidays and special events).
Diverse selection of entertainment
All that's old is new again
any day, any time
and so much more.
Palace Nova Cinemas, Rundle Street Adelaide. www.palacenova.com
* Not valid public holidays, special events and 3D
Nick Parnell and his vibraphone will
continue doing what they do best
-- re-inventing the world's greatest
musical pieces -- in a genre-defying
performance, Vibes Virtuoso, at the
Space Theatre on 2 and 3 May.
Nick Parnell makes old music
new again, injecting energy into a
repertoire that includes favourites
such as Gershwin's Summertime,
Albeniz's Tango, Ravel's Alborada del
Gracioso and Handel's Arrival of the
Queen of Sheba to create a whole
new listening experience.
The vibraphone, superbly melded
with piano, gets its moment in
the spotlight, ranging from the
technically challenging to sheer
lyrical beauty in the space of a
With a spirit of recklessness,
Parnell takes one of the newest of
classical instruments and gives it a
Nick Parnell continues to strengthen
his performing skills with a cache
of international ensembles --
including the English National
Ballet, Russian Ballet Company, the
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, West
Australian Symphony Orchestra and
Australian String Quartet.
He attracted world- wide attention in
2008 by recording one of the world's
first solo classical vibraphone
albums, Classical Vibes, which
followed his debut album, Generally
Spoken It's Nothing but Rhythm.
His subsequent performances were
met with critical acclaim.
As one of the first musicians to bring
the vibraphone to the attention of
the classical music world, Parnell's
ongoing ambition is to break down
the elitism of classical music and
make it available for everyone to
"Parnell wields the mallets with the
nonchalance of mastery....virtuosity
worthy of the highest praise." West
Tickets are available from BASS
131 246 or online at bass.net.au.
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