Kapiti Observer : January 10th 2013
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 X FACTOR NEW ZEALAND AUDITIONS, Kapiti College hall. FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 EPHEMERAL ART WORKSHOP, for children, with Lisa Terreni, 10am-11am preschool to primary aged children, 11.30am- 12.30pm, primary aged children, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, bookings recommended, koha, 902 6242. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 BOND ST BRIDGE EXPLORERS CLUB, with Luckless and Rosy Tin Teacaddy, 8pm, St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki, $10. Cruise saves another day JACK REACHER Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Alexia Fast. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. 130 minutes, rated M (violence & offensive language). Reviewed by Matt Dallas. Cruise control: Tom Cruise plays the resourceful, unstoppable hero type -- again -- in action flick Jack Reacher. Jack Reacher, the latest paperback hero to make the jump to film fran- chise, is an ex-military police- cum-drifter who struts his way into convoluted conspira- cies and injustices like a mod- ern day cowboy before punch- ing and kicking his way out. Lee Child s protagonist is resourceful, ruthless and relentless. Indestructible and a text- book anti-hero, it s easy to see what attracted perennial inde- structible anti-hero Tom Cruise to produce the project and never let a little thing like the character s lofty height stop him casting himself as Reacher. But to this end, Cruise has done the picture a disservice. An otherwise vigorous action thriller, Jack Reacher is reduced to white noise. We have simply seen Cruise play this gig too many times already. Sure, Reacher is a grimmer presence than we normally see from the actor -- the pearly whites are never allowed to form that famous smirk -- and he doesn t dress as trendy as Cruise s past action men. But come on, aren t we all a little tired of watching The Cruiser walk into a movie, kick arse and save the day, barely breaking a sweat or revealing a single character flaw? Now, nobody tends to give Humphrey Bogart a hard time for repeatedly playing a gum- shoe, and Bruce Willis has long been celebrated as every- body s favourite Everyman against the odds. But nobody dominates their movies like Tom Cruise and rarely are his characters conflicted or sad- dled with ambiguity, falli- bility, vulnerability or, well, anything that interesting. Cruise is compelling when he does stray into the grey -- Magnolia and Collateral are his best performances -- but when he is in ego-tripping hero mode, as he is in Jack Reacher, he sucks any sense of uncertainty from the picture and leaves no heavy lifting for the supporting cast. Richard Jenkins, Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo are left with little to do but orbit around Cruise s epitome of gallantry. Damn, this review was sup- posed to come off more posi- tive. McQuarrie (who wrote The Usual Suspects)i sn o slouch, the film looks and feels classy, heavy on close-ups and hard-boiled dialogue. Compared to the train wreck that was Alex Cross, this is vintage action film- making. There is also a keen focus on the victims of violence, which makes the actions of the bad guys pack more of a wallop than your average run-and- gun yarn. But the notion that Cruise will likely each year alternate between saving the world as Ethan Hunt on impossible missions and saving America as Reacher is nauseating. Glamour in the gardens Thousands of pots and garden art will be dis- played in park-like surroundings in Otaki from Saturday. In its fifth year, the Festival of Pots and Garden Art is a fundraiser for the Otaki Pottery Club. Potters exhibiting this year hail from as far away as Nelson and Taupo, with several thou- sand pieces of work to be on show over nine days, said host Karen Piercy. Potters include Kapiti s Jenny Shearer and Wel- lington s Aimee McLeod, with Bruce Winter, of Wellington, among the garden artists. Pots and art will be displayed throughout the three acre property and barn and we ve also got paintings this year in the barn, which is some- thing different , said Piercy. The two weekends of the show will feature demonstrations by potters and artists, including Bill Inge s Oamaru stone birds on pieces of wood, which were very popular last year, she said. Other demonstrations included pottery, garden art, flax weaving, mosaics and blacksmithing. Festival of Pots and Garden Art, 10am till 4pm, from Saturday to January 20, Trinity Farm, Waitohu Valley Rd, Otaki, $5. For more infor- mation contact Karen Piercy on 0800 955 555. Band all set to play gig RhythmPlant play their first gig of the year this Sunday in Raumati South. Phill Sim- monds, Rachel Kiel-Taylor and Joe Sim- monds will play originals and covers at the Raumati Social Club from 3pm till 6pm.
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