Premiering this week at the Southern Cross Cinema:
Starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Emily Meade.
If there's one thing missing from current Hollywood cinema, it's a feeling of risk.
No wonder if young people prefer to seek out alternative, interactive forms of entertainment – Pokemon Go, for example, or the fictional equivalent portrayed in Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman's Nerve, an inventive teen thriller that comes as a welcome change of pace after a season's worth of lumbering blockbusters.
Nerve takes its name from an imaginary online game in which players perform a series of dares, filmed on mobile phones and streamed live to a select audience, with dire punishments threatened for anyone who spills the beans. The challenges start off relatively innocent – kiss a stranger, go to a store to try on an expensive dress – but the stakes rise as players gradually drop out.
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller.
A doctor moves into a London skyscraper where rising tensions and class warfare lead to anarchy.
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Also screening this week:
Jason Bourne (M)
Starring Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander.
The CIA’s most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.
War Dogs (M)
Starring Jonah Hill, Miles Teller and Steve Lantz.
Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.
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Pete’s Dragon (PG) and Ben-Hur (M).
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