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Schedule Watch: September 21

There’s a new billing for Wednesday’s Grand Designs NZ (Three, 7.30): Musicians Justine and Marc swap their Auckland home for the mountains of Central Otago, where they risk all by adapting an American design they found online for the Southern Hemisphere. On this weekend’s Sunday (TVNZ 1, 7.30): New Zealand is in the middle of a measles […]

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Network Movies in HD: September 21 – 27

     Saturday    Megamind | Three, 4.00     James and the Giant Peach | TVNZ 2, 7.00   The Reef 2: High Tide | Maori TV, 7.00    The Shawshank Redemption | TVNZ 2, 8.35   You, Me and Dupree | Three, 9.30   Ghosts of Mars | Duke, 9.30   Mistress America | Three, 11.15   Jupiter Ascending […]

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Critical Condition: American Horror Story: 1984

American Horror Story: 1984 | SoHo2, 8.30 Saturday ☆☆☆☆ “The ninth instalment of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s gory franchise takes a familiar ensemble to summer camp for some stabby fun … Some bloody delights, but mostly running on nostalgic fumes.” — The Hollywood Reporter. ☆☆☆☆ “AHS: 1984’s tone is so much brighter, lighter, and stylised […]

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Critical Condition: Criminal

Criminal | Netflix ☆☆☆☆ “This gripping 12-part series is set entirely in the confines of a police interview suite, where detectives grill suspects in intense Line of Duty-style interrogations … The first episode stars David Tennant as Dr Edgar Fallon, who is tight-lipped while being questioned about his stepdaughters murder … A truly mesmerising watch.” […]

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HD Ratings: Weed Lights Up Wednesday

The final of Patrick Gower: On Weed smoked the competition on Wednesday, averaging 5.4% – 9.0% of the core commercial demographics. It was most popular with Three’s target demo, 25-54, blitzing TVNZ 2’s repeat of 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown (3.5%) and TVNZ 1’s World’s Busiest Train Stations (2.5%). Not only did it […]

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New to Netflix in October

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (11/10/2019) Written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, this sequel follows fugitive Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) as he runs from his captors, the law and his past. El Dragón: Return of a Warrior (04/10/2019) To replace his grandfather as head of a cartel, a Tokyo financier returns to […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 28 – October 4

➢➢ Three will premiere season two of The Rookie (8.30 Wednesdays) on October 2, within a few days of its US debut. In the first episode, Officer Bradford’s life hangs in the balance as the force grapples with a plotted attack. Reports Entertainment Weekly: “Season 2 appears to be picking up exactly where season 1 left […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: RWC Streaming Made Simple

While Aussie Foxtel subscribers can look forward to leaning back and watching all of the Rugby World Cup in 4K, Spark is still trying to encourage Kiwis to familiarise themselves with streaming the games in HD. This is its latest reminder of what you need to know and do in time for kick-off: Here’s the […]

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New to Neon in October

Nancy Drew is one of three exclusive series that will stream next month on Neon (express weekly from October 10). It stars Kennedy McMann in the teenage sleuth’s third TV series, this time for The CW. New York magazine dubbed this darker update “your new horny mystery show”: We won’t spoil any of the actual […]

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New to Blu: September 18 – 24

  Aladdin ➢ “Aladdin‘s 2160p/HDR UHD, framed at 2.39:1, is something akin to a nuts-and-bolts presentation for the format. It offers the obligatory light textural upgrades, modest improvements to sharpness, and general deepening (and darkening) of the colour palette by way of the HDR colour parameters …  This is a good UHD, nothing out of the […]

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