Wairarapa News : June 15th 2011
6 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JUNE 15, 2011 ENTERTAINMENT 20 Essex Street MASTERTON 370-0012 www.clubwairarapa.com Members, Guests, A liated Members and new Members Welcome Courtesy Coach Available 3131092AS RUGBY FANS - SUPER RUGBY 15 Playoffs, semi-finals and finals Free hot nibbles at half time Watch it on the big screen TV Whatman Restaurant OPENING HOURS: Wed 12.00 - 2pm, 5pm - 8.30pm Fri 12.00 - 2pm, 6pm - 8.30pm Sat 12.00 - 2pm, 5pm - 8.30pm This Friday Music AUDIO JUICE 70's & 80's old school First time in Our Club Gladstone Vineyard welcomes Chef Keep cosy by the fire and enjoy Peters new winter lunch menu open Friday - Sunday 11am - 4pm Gladstone Rd, Carterton 06 379 8563 3082412AT WHAT'S ON Café Solway & Golf Driving Range Soak up these lovely mild days with lunch outside on the deck. Or snuggle up beside the fire with a bowl of homemade soup. Behind Copthorne Solway Park NEW WINTER HOURS We're still open 7 days 11am -- 7pm Phone 370 0511 The Grill at Solway Park Fresh, local and seasonal, our a la carte dining is now available 7 days for lunch or dinner. New winter menu out in the last week of June. High Tea is served ... Indulge in the delicious delights of a Traditional Solway Park High Tea Choose from Traditional, Bubbly or Chocoholics' High Teas Treat yourself from 2pm -- 5pm daily Reservations essential 2991000BS HOWZ YA HAIR Your hair is Your personality 85 Queen Street | Masterton Opposite the Library Square | 06 377 3679 Lisa would like to thank all her loyal clientele for their support over the years and invites new clients to contact her for an appointment today! • Fully qualified Senior Stylist • Late nights Wednesday • Other nights by arrangement Lisa Bull Call Lisa or the Howz Ya Hair Team today 3802492AA Call lL L L Li i is isa aorthe Business Breakfast Leader of the ACT Party Don Brash is the guest speaker at the Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast next Wednesday, June 22, 7.30am till 9am at the Copthorne Solway Park. Bookings to Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce. Phone 06 370 9208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Martinborough book sale Monster book sale at the Martinborough Town Hall, June 17 to 19 from 7pm (Friday). Children's and adult books, jigsaw puzzles, DVDs and more will be on offer. Guitar Quartet to play Greytown Music Group presents Guitar Quartet -- Owen Moriarty, Chris Hill, Jane Curry and Cheryl Rice Watterson, Saturday, 3pm till 5pm, at 57 Wood St in Greytown. $20 adults, $10 children. Bookings essential, phone 06 304 9025 (business hours) or 06 304 9497 (Ed and Juliet Cooke, evenings). A good Operatunity The Operatunity Daytime Concert Series provides quality concerts in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with the chance to meet with singers at lunch afterwards. The next concert, ''Vive la France'', is on Friday, June 24, 11am till 2pm. Operatunity features professional singers and musicians in eight specially themed concerts resulting in more than 200 concerts per year. X-men go back to basics Good to be back: Magneto (Michael Fassbender) stretches his muscles -- and some metal --inX-Men: First Class, a playful and powerful addition to the X-mythology. X-MEN -- FIRST CLASS Reviewed by Matthew Dallas X-Men fans would have been forgiven for thinking all hope was lost following the slap in the face that was X-3, and the adamantium claw to the balls that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But God bless him, English director Matthew Vaughn has made mutants cool again. It s somewhat ironic that a franchise centred on the next step in human evol- ution should reach back the past to get its mojo back, but in mining the comic-book s rich mythology -- particularly the com- plex bond between Charles Xavier (Pro- fessor X) and Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) -- Vaughn and has co-writers (including his Kick-Ass companion Jane Goldman) have rekindled the flame that burned so bright in Bryan Singer s X-Men movies. Friendship, philosophy and the burden of being different have been returned to the fore, and the main characters are given room to develop. The most enthral- ling scenes in First Class are not of Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) flexing their mutant powers in epic battles, but of them sharing a beer; finding common ground in their quest for mutant accept- ance, and the heartbreak when Erik opts for mutant superiority. Much is being made of the swinging- sixties setting and Vaughn certainly uses it to his advantage, both in the aesthetic look of the picture, and its playful tone. CIA agent Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) infiltrates a gathering of a secret club of power mongers in Las Vegas by stripping down to her bra and panties, before stumbling upon the secret lair of turtle-neck-wearing nasty bugger Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) via a jazzy trap door. I half expected Austin Powers to pop his head in and say Groovy, baby! . But don t fear, the tone here is early James Bond, not the camp 1960s Batman show. Shaw, with the help of the icy Emma Frost (January Jones), a telepath who can turn her body to diamond, and a couple of other handy mutants, conspires to start a nuclear war between the United States and the USSR, culminat- ing in the Cuban Missile Crisis. MacTaggert seeks assistance from Xavier and Lehnsheer, who in turn track down several young mutants struggling with their gifts and the social alien- ation its brought them. X-fans will delight in seeing the young Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Mys- tique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Havok hone their powers and go into battle for Professor X for the first time. The recruitment scenes (including a brief but brilliant appearance from Wolverine) are an absolute blast, particularly as you try to figure out who fits in where in the retooling of X-Men lore (i.e. glorified soap opera). Alex Summer is Havok, whose son Scott will be Cyclops; the devilish Azazel (Jason Flemying) will turn out to be Nightcrawler s poppa, and so on. Whenever so many characters are juggled, it s always hard to give them each their due. But Angel (Zoe Kravitz) is the only one who proves to be a waste of space -- and surely a mutant with fly wings who can produce spitballs of fire should be named Dragonfly? It s all frilly thrills of course; the heart, soul and head of this picture is the Xavier and Lehnsheerdynamic, aided by McAvoy and Fassbender s stellar performances. Some of the scenes between these two is the stuff Star Wars fans would have dreamed of for Obi-wan Kenobi and Ana- kin Skywalker in Revenge of the Sith before George Lucas green-screened the life out of them. X-Men: First Class does everything it should. It makes you forget about the last two X-movies; want to run home and watch the first two again; and eagerly anticipate the follow-up to this picture.
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