HOYTS Riccarton is 7 screen cinema complex with 3D capabilities and an Xtremescreen.
When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's all-important Blue Pixie Dust and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place.
Sex scenes, sexual content, drug use & offensive language
When Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session.
Violence and Offensive language
Flatmates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are just trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited in to nightclubs, they’re just like anyone else - except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood.
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.
Boyhood is the realisation of Richard Linklater’s 12-year project to base a feature around a boy’s progress through childhood to young manhood. His star Ellar Coltrane was six years old when shooting began in 2002 and 18 when his character Mason heads to college at film’s end.
Offensive language, content that may disturb
As obstinately uncommercial as their name is unpronounceable, art rock band The Soronprfbs are evolving in their own universe. Enter their nemesis, the impressionable, fame-obsessed and minimally talented Jon, who steps in to replace their suicidal keyboard player, then dedicates his Twitter account to ending their obscurity.
Offensive Language, sexual references, drug use
Australian transplant Eve is a gifted singer/songwriter undergoing treatment for depression. Singing your heart out clearly offers therapy no clinic can provide. James, an aspiring singer too, sabotaged less by his delicate physique than by his own pithily proclaimed high standards. He’s thunderstruck when his new friend Eve threatens to live up to them.
Violence, horror scenes, offensive language
Morgana O’Reilly, her scowling face firing off at least 50 shades of pissed-off, is Kylie, the awesomely delinquent heroine. Sentenced by the court to eight months’ home detention, and fitted with an ankle tracker to ensure she stays there, she’s set to make life hell for her mother, Miriam.
Notoriously, ear-splittingly loud, underground Christchurch band Into the Void has been laying down Black Sabbath-inspired riffage for more than 20 years. Margaret Gordon’s lively and eccentric documentary introduces us to the band’s original members: guitarist Jason Greig, sound artist Paul Sutherland, drummer Mark Whyte and vocalist Ronnie van Hout.
Inspired by an urban legend that was itself inspired by the Coen brothers’ jest that their black comedy classic Fargo was based on a true story, another team of filmmaking brothers, David and Nathan Zellner, have crafted a quixotic adventure story as beguiling as it is wondrously strange.
Violence, offensive language, sex scenes
Unsure of her purpose, we enter filmdom’s most incestuous enclave with Agatha. Just in off the bus, she befriends limo driver Robert Pattinson and eventually wends her way to employment as PA to ageing movie star Havana Segrand. Havana is desperate to be cast in a remake of a classic that starred her late mother.
A screening of the six finalists in the third New Zealand’s Best short film competition as selected by filmmaker Andrew Adamson. Help give the year’s best New Zealand short films the homegrown recognition they deserve by voting for your favourite at this screening.
Medium level violence
Patema lives in a post-disaster underground world. During her explorations, she falls into a chasm and ends up on the surface. The snag is, it’s an upside-down surface, with upside-down people, where she’s always in great danger of plunging into the sky. Luckily, Patema’s helped by a surface boy her age. He hates his oppressive society, which teaches that ‘Invert’ people like Patema are subhuman sinners. The adventures which follow will flip both their perspectives.
Print the Legend follows US companies fighting it out over five years in the nascent 3D printing market. More than just a primer in an astonishing technology – promising ‘the next industrial revolution’, says one commentator – the story here is one of brilliant, flawed young entrepreneurs, idiosyncrasies and egos, bust-ups and lawsuits, high ideals and commercial compromise.
An infectious merging of mutually delighted spirits, Florian Habicht’s collaboration with Jarvis Cocker fixes the triumphant 2012 concert billed as UK pop rock band Pulp’s last ever within a loving portrait of the town where it all began. Habicht accosts resolutely down-to-earth Sheffielders with questions about love, life and the meaning of Jarvis.
Adapted from a French graphic novel, the film is set in a dystopian near-future where the last surviving humans have taken refuge in a train forever circling the planet. The lower classes, forcibly segregated in the slum-like back end of the train, start an uprising and fight their way to the front to seize control of the train from their tyrannical elite.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong turned to filmmaker Alex Gibney to document his post-cancer comeback in 2009. Though the doping allegations were already flying, Gibney was persuaded that Armstrong was on the level, and that his story of triumphant perseverance was one worth capturing in detail. Fortunately for Gibney the truth finally overtook Armstrong before the feel-good film was finished.
A tale of a nerdy office clerk, Simon James, whose life is overturned by the appearance of a gregarious doppelgänger, James Simon. Horrified that no one else even notices this inexplicable doubling, Simon finds his already questionable identity being eaten away by his own worst enemy: himself.
A precocious talent, Swartz was by his early teens instrumental in several pioneering digital projects including RSS and Creative Commons. He became an internet millionaire at 19 when news discussion site Reddit was sold to Condé Nast, but eschewed the promise of greater riches in Silicon Valley, choosing to pour himself into initiatives promoting civic awareness, net freedom and ‘hacktivism’.
Violence, offensive language, content may disturb
Based on a true story, The Mule draws us into the misadventures of Ray, a good-hearted idiot who agrees to play mule under pressure from his drug-running mate, Gavin. Culminating in his detention in police custody with a belly full of heroin-packed condoms.
Graphic violence and offensive language
Eric (GUY PEARCE) is a cold and angry drifter who has left everything and everyone behind. When his car – his last possession – is stolen by a gang of desperate desert hustlers, Eric embarks on a ruthless mission to track them down.
Offensive language, sexual references and drug use
A tale of suicidal 30-something twins coming to each other’s rescue. Milo, a gay wannabe actor at the end of his rope in Los Angeles. Kristen Wiig is a dental technician in small-town NY State, married to the world’s most upbeat, understanding guy.
T.S. is a boy prodigy whose special scientific talents go unappreciated on the Montana ranch where he lives. One day T.S. is contacted about his perpetual motion machine by the Smithsonian Institution. Blissfully unaware that the brilliant inventor is only ten years old, the museum invites him to Washington. T.S. steals out one night to undertake the journey alone.
Drug use, sex scenes
The film spans 20 years, from Saint Laurent’s arrival at Dior, a fashion house he would go on to direct when barely 21 years old, to the founding of his own YSL label; from dazzling inspiration to the debilitating strain of designing four collections a year.