Kapiti Observer : May 26th 2011
47 THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011 Contestants will walk down the runway in DRAG in front of everyone who attends. All fundraising will be donated to the AND THE CONTESTANTS ARE.... CLINTON GRIMSTONE Bank Manager of Westpac Paraparaumu Branch Reserve of $500 PAUL GOODE Bank Manager of Westpac Levin and Otaki Branch Reserve of $500 RANDAL PENI Bank Manager of Westpac Foxton Branch Reserve of $500 ROBERT LOCHHEAD Westpac Wealth Advisor - Reserve of $500 To pledge an amount please write your name, contact details, the 'Drag Queen' you wish to pledge on, the amount, and send to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: PO Box 151, Paraparaumu Fax: 04 296 1479 You can also pledge on Facebook... Westpac Drag Queen Competition 2011 When: Friday 10th June 2011 at 7.30pm Where: St Mary's Church, 3 Manchester Street, Levin You may choose more than one contestant. Any $ amount. Payment of pledge will be due on the June 17th to account 03-0732-0615203-25 Wellington North Drag Queen Competition pix.ccn.co.nz To order your own copy of photos in this paper, or other CCN titles, check out: c c c c c Back on the Caribbean current PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES Starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally, Sam Claflin, Stephen Graham. Screenplay by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, directed by Rob Marshall. 137 minutes, rated M (violence, fantasy horror). Showing at Reading Cinemas and Light House Pauatahanui (2-D and 3-D). Reviewed by Matt Dallas. Treasure hunt: Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Penelope Cruz as Angelica. You won't find a bigger champion of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie than myself. I think The Curse of the Black Pearl is one of the great adventure movies. The slapstick and sword- fights were tempered with sharp wordplay, and its tall tale of undead pirates was grounded enough in its own sense of reality to engage us emotionally. I think my review at the time even made allusions to Raiders of the Lost Ark, I was so impressed with the picture's tone. You also may not find a bigger detractor than myself of Black Pearl's bloated sequels. Gone was the wit, the narrative focus and the emotional involvement. There was no meat, no guts to hang the convoluted story on, just goofy gags and Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow, who became more caricature, less character as the saga went on. On Stranger Tides is a welcome return back to basics, though you wouldn't know it from the dire opening 20 minutes, in which Depp flaps about London, evading King George's soldiers and old adversary Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). After about 10 seconds of Rich- ard Griffiths hamming it up as the pompous monarch, I feared the worst and wanted to walk. It was this kind of pantomime puffery that killed the earlier movies, and Captain Jack comes on like a Carry On . . . in an urban setting. But fear not mateys, once Spar- row is off terra firma, caught in the middle of a three-ship race to the mythical Fountain of Youth, involving pirates, the British and the Spanish, On Stranger Tides finds the right current. Barbossa, Sparrow and his first mate Gibbs (Kevin McNally) are all who remain from the first three movies. The nixing of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knigh- tley's exhausted lovey-dovey thread and the arrival of the theatrically-focused Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine)inthe director's chair, ensure a very Depp-centric movie. This could have been fatal -- a little Captain Jack goes a long way -- but the story is solid and Sparrow's new adversaries, the infamous Black- beard (Ian McShane) and jilted ex Angelica (Penelope Cruz) are worthy of the customary gamesmanship that is at the heart of Pirates of the Caribbean. Though it still pales in compari- son to Black Pearl, On Stranger Tides gets enough things right with colourful characters and swashbuckling action -- gotta love those mermaids -- to make one feel there's still life left in this franchise.
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