Critical Condition: White Dragon

White Dragon (aka Strangers) | SoHo2, 8.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “So many questions by the end of Strangers, chief among them being, am I really going to watch another seven episodes of this? It’s not that the premise is terrible or the cast bad — John Simm did a heroic job with dialogue that was sometimes […]

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Network Movie Highlights: January 5 – 11

Saturday     RV | TVNZ 2, 7.00    King Kong | Three, 7.00    Fool’s Gold | TVNZ 2, 8.45    Signs | Duke, 9.20 Lincoln | Three, 10.30 Addicted to Love | TVNZ 2, 10.55   Sunday    Cradle 2 the Grave | TVNZ 2, 12.45am    Zootopia | TVNZ 2, 7.00    The Bourne Identity | Three, 8.30   […]

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New to Sky Movies in February

   Sky Movies Premiere Midnight Sun Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Isle ofDogs I Feel Pretty Breath Skyscraper The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Deadpool 2 Sky Movies Greats Hitchcock Mama Grudge Match If I Stay Sky Movies Classics Demons of the Mind Running Scared Straight On Till Morning Roadhouse 66 The Mirror Crack’d […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 12 – 18

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will start to roll out its new season schedule mid-January with the return of Shortland Street and the premiere of Bride and Prejudice Australia. Shortland Street will open with an hour-long episode on January 14 and initially will air Monday to Thursday. B&P will be its lead-out on Mondays and Tuesdays, and […]

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Critical Condition: Press

Press | Lightbox, from Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “Mike Bartlett’s new drama gets more things right about newspapers than most, but this will still amuse or rankle with many journalists … I imagine this is how police and doctors feel watching cop or hospital dramas. Bartlett is, however, a very good writer, and I sense the drama will ramp up […]

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Network Movie Highlights: December 29 – January 4

   Saturday     Life of Pi | Three, 7.00    Single White Female | Duke, 9.20    Click | TVNZ 2, 9.25    Valkyrie | Three, 9.25 The Guardian | TVNZ 2, 11.30   Sunday    Wreck-It Ralph | TVNZ 2, 7.00    Taken 3 | Three, 8.30    One Thousand Ropes | Maori TV, 8.30    Ghost | TVNZ 2, 8.55   […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 5 – 11

➢➢ After one of the dreariest Christmas schedules ever across all of the free-to-air channels, TVNZ 1 is the first to spring forth in to the new year with a fresh look. It will premiere as a curtain raiser to the January 20 premiere of Dynasties the two-part series, Big Cats, on January 6 (7.00 […]

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Critical Condition: Watership Down

Watership Down | Netflix, from Sunday ☆☆☆☆ “Netflix and the BBC revive the fantasy tale as a potent, stunning, and a tad too ugly vision of a rabbits’ world not that different from our own. Sent fleeing from their den by human development, the new four-part story tracks Hazel (James McAvoy), Fiver (Nicholas Hoult), and […]

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Christmas Comes Early for Sky Subscribers

Sky’s renewal of a $200 million-plus satellite deal to expedite 4K delivery coincides with the satcaster rewarding “loyal” customers with Christmas bonuses. Channels that aren’t part of subscribers’ premium subscription tiers will be unlocked from 6am Christmas Eve until 6am January 7, for accessing free-of-charge content from across Sky’s platform, including Arts, Rialto and niche sports […]

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New to Neon in February

New medical drama New Amsterdam and season two of parallel worlds thriller Counterpart are among the streaming highlights on Sky’s Neon in February. New Amsterdam (weekly from February 9) stars The Blacklist’s Ryan Eggold as a maverick doctor who disrupts the status quo to resuscitate an ailing hospital that once was a health care leader. It sounds […]

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