Spectacular school holiday movies coming to The Roxy

April 15, 2009

WALL-E will screen on Wednesday April 15 at 2:30pm.  High School Musical 3 will screen on Thursday April 16 at 2:30pm and Friday April 24 at 2:30pm, and Madagascar:  Escape 2 Africa will screen on Monday April 20 at 10:30am and Wednesday April 22 at 2:30pm.

In a distant, but not so unrealistic future, where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with rubbish, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess.  His initials stand for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class. Like all machines he does what he was designed to do; unlike all machines, he has begun to develop a personality.

Mesmerized with trinkets of earth’s history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach.  One day, Eve, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. 

WALL-E eventually falls in love with Eve, and follows her into outer space on an adventure that changes the destiny of both his kind and humanity.  From the creators of Finding Nemo, WALL-E is a profound and moving work of art that has been described as a genuine masterpiece.

Much like the robot himself, the movie WALL-E is built to last and bursting with life.

High School Musical 3
Finally it’s here!  After becoming an unprecedented global phenomenon on the small screen, the makers of the High School Musical series have been saving the best ‘til last.  Trumping the first sequel, and equally as good as the original, High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a truly winning reprise.

The poignant, funny and unashamedly feel-good senior year more than proves its worth as big screen entertainment, hitting its straps in the final quarter and ultimately scoring a grandstand, slam-down finish for the series.

High School Musical 3 is a contagious, colourful and uplifting musical that merges fantasy and reality together with such zest that we suddenly feel the sky is the limit.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa begins where its predecessor left off with Alex the Lion, (Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra, (Chris Rock), Melman the giraffe, (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the hippo, (Jada Pinkett Smith), attempting to return to the New York zoo from whence they came but their rickety plane, in a very funny sequence, crashes in the heart of Africa – giving the quartet an opportunity to return to their roots.

The animation is as breathtakingly beautiful as before and if anything, the sequel is funnier and sharper than the original thanks to a witty screenplay.

Animated films as good as this are guaranteed to keep audiences of all ages thoroughly entertained.