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18° & CLEAR SKY ON TUESDAY 18 DECEMBER IN WELLINGTON
By Concrete Playground
December 02, 2018
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Five Movies You Need to See in Cinemas This Month

See you at the candy bar.
By Concrete Playground
December 02, 2018
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Whether you're on a date, catching up with your friends, or just looking for a way to kill a few hours on a Tuesday night, there are few modern indulgences that beat settling into a dark cinema and letting your worries escape you as you slip into another world. Spies, superheroes, lovers, musicians, presidents, dictators, robbers and cops: you'll encounter them all as the lights go down and the projector begins to whir.

There's plenty afoot a the pictures this month, so we're here to give you a little bit of help with choosing tonight's movie. See you at the candy bar.cp-line

GHOST STORIES

What our critic said: This is an unnerving anthology that perfects the nuts and bolts of haunted storytelling, and yet also subverts expectations, offers enjoyable nods to horror greats gone by, and builds towards a big finale. Where it eventually lands is a little silly and obvious, but each individual segment — and its bookending framework — is staged in an impeccable and stirring manner.

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CREED II

What our critic said: As much a father/son story as it is a boxing one, Creed II's tale of family and redemption ultimately doesn't match the quality of the original. Even so, it's a compelling sequel, and worthy of your time.

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SHOPLIFTERS

What our critic said: Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda is at his empathetic best with this Palme d'Or-winning family drama.

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SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

What our critic said: An audacious, absurd, amusing and highly entertaining rebuttal of simply accepting, assimilating, trying to conform and aiming to please.

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WIDOWS

What our critic said: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki pack a punch in this stunning heist thriller from 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen.

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Published on December 02, 2018 by Concrete Playground

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