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At the movies 

With a bit of a nip still in the air, August is a great time to head to the cinema. There’s a wide range of new movies upcoming this month including the romantic comedy Falling For Figaro and a great true golf story Phantom Of the Open. This wonderful film tells the true story of Maurice Flitcroft - an ordinary bloke, crane operator and optimistic dreamer who managed to gain entry to 1976 British Open qualifier despite having never played a round of golf in his life. Great British

actor Mark Rylance plays Flitcroft with a terrific supporting cast. One not to be missed.

If you’re after some action, then check out Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock. It follows the story of five assassins on a bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka. Each has a different mission but as the train progresses, these become

interwoven with each other. This is nonstop action and a fun way to spend a few hours.

If horror thrillers are your thing, then Nope (11 August) will be the one for you. Set on a Californian horse ranch it tells the story of a mysterious force that affects animal and human behaviour.

Then there’s locally made Bosch & Rockit, shot in Byron Bay and starring Luke Hemsworth. Inspired by true events, it tells the story of a boy’s magical holiday with his father, which actually turns out to be a drug run. Matt Damon said, ‘I love this movie’ and I think you will agree.


Our local theatre group Ballina Players always puts on a great show so make sure you circle your calendar for 26 August - 11 September when they present I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. This musical comedy is the second longest running

Off-Broadway musical and the local version promises to be a great fun night out.