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New to Sky Movies in June

   Sky Movies Premiere The Darkest Minds Halloween Gotti Unfriended: Dark Web The Con is On The Meg Dear Dictator Fallen The Happytime Murders A Simple Favour Class Rank 55 Steps The Forgiven The Predator Unbroken: Path to Redemption Alpha Hotel Artemis Crazy Rich Asians Sky Movies Extra Black Site Chaplin in Bali Between Worlds […]

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New to Neon in May

Neon will stream the NZ premiere of new CW series In the Dark from May 11. It went to air in the US on April 4 and stars Perry Mattfield (Shameless ) as a hard-drinking hard-living blind woman who investigates the apparent murder of her friend. US reviews were mixed. They ranged from “a good […]

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Prime Shoots for Thursday Night Hoop Dreams

Prime is abruptly changing its Thursday night line-up to screen live National Basketball League games. The changeover occurs tomorrow at 7.30, when the Jets will square off against The Rangers. The new weekly NBL slot is being sponsored by Sal’s pizza chain and is the first sign of new Sky chief executive Martin Stewart’s influence […]

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Critical Condition: Warrior

Warrior | SoHo, 9.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “Created by Banshee’s Jonathan Tropper and based on the writings of Bruce Lee, Warrior follows the story of a martial arts prodigy, Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), who comes to San Francisco in the 1800s with the intention of finding his sister (Dianne Doan) and bringing her back home to China […]

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Critical Condition: Fosse/Verdon

Fosse/Verdon | SoHo2, 8.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “Fosse/Verdon follows the romantic and creative entanglement of legendary director/choreographer Bob Fosse and his should-be-equally-legendary muse, Gwen Verdon. They’re played by Sam Rockwell (a recent Oscar winner) and Michelle Williams (a four-time nominee), respectively, two signifiers that this is a real prestige package. Both Rockwell and Williams hold up their […]

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New to SoHo2 in May

Gentleman Jack, a BBC drama series about Britain’s “first modern lesbian”, will premiere next month on SoHo2 (9.30 Wednesdays from May 1). From award-winning writer Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax), it’s the true story of Anne Lister (Suranne Jones), who turned gender norms on their head in 1832 Yorkshire. The charismatic and swashbuckling Lister […]

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New to SoHo in May

SoHo will launch the intense docudrama Chernobyl within 24 hours of its HBO premiere (9.30 Tuesdays from May 7). The five-part “real-life horror story” was directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, Bloodline) and dramatises the sacrifices made to save Europe from the 1986 nuclear catastrophe. According to GQ, “The series will tell the largely untold parts […]

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SoHo Lines Up Line of Duty V

SoHo will premiere the latest season of top cop drama Line of Duty on May 19 (8.30 Sundays). The Jed (Bodyguard) Mercurio series about an anti-corruption unit returned last weekend to UK screens, where The Guardian observed: “AC-12 are back after a fevered two-year wait – and, as ever, not a scene, line or beat […]

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Critical Condition: Barry (S2)

Barry | SoHo2, 8.00 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “Bill Hader and Alec Berg’s Emmy-winning Hollywood hitman comedy returns for a second season with fewer laughs and more pathos … Through its first three episodes of the season, Barry has simply become a half-hour drama, albeit one with occasional snarky jabs at the entertainment industry and a Chechen mobster […]

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Critical Condition: Veep (S7)

Veep | SoHo2, 7.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “It was bound to happen. After avoiding, or pretending to exist in a different reality than, the funhouse mirror of horror that is the Trump presidency, Veep has decided to tackle it. Or, more precisely, to tackle and in the process pummel to the ground the overwhelming awfulness of all politics […]

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