Neon Adds Mr & Mrs Newman Tribute

Sky’s Neon service will stream the acclaimed documentary series about Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, The Last Movie Stars, from Sunday. The six-part series was directed by Ethan Hawke and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. It scored a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating, based on 38 reviews. Reads the critics’ consensus: The Last Movie Stars delivers the […]

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Network Movies in HD: August 13 -19

Saturday Boss Baby (TVNZ 2, 7.00)  Zeus and Roxanne (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Friends With Kids (Three, 8.30) Young Ones (Eden, 8.30) American Animals (Whakaata Māori, 8.40) Baby Mama (TVNZ 2, 8.55) Body Snatchers (Duke, 9.30) Ladies in Black (Three, 10.30) Saw 4 (TVNZ 2, 10.50) Natural Born Killers (Duke, 11.10)   Sunday Reign of Superman (TVNZ 2, 2.10am) Stuart Little (TVNZ 2, 4.25) […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 20 – 26

➢➢ George Clarke’s Flipping Fast (TVNZ 1, 8.30 Wednesdays from August 24) gives six teams of novice property developers £100,000 each to see who can make the biggest profit over 12 months. The Guardian dubbed it “an addictive journey into stupidity” while The Telegraph observed “this curious offering from Channel 4, amid a cost of living […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in September

Sky Box Sets in September will screen for the first time season two of The Flight Attendant and S4 of Mayans M.C. Here’s the line-up of box sets in order of their nightly 7.30 rotation: Watchmen All American: Homecoming This Way Up S1-2 Sharp Objects Temple S1 Mayans M.C. S3 Pen15 S1 The Flight Attendant […]

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HD Ratings: Viewers Sample Snackmasters Oz

Monday’s premiere of Snackmasters Australia couldn’t beat either of the 9-1-1 dramas it overlapped in the key commercial demographics. It averaged 1.5% of 25-54 year-olds, the audience Three targets, and 1.1% of TVNZ 2’s core 18-49 viewership. 9-1-1 averaged 2.1%/1.3% of these demos and 9-1-1 Lone Star 1.3% of each. TVNZ 1’s The World’s Most […]

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Streaming Catch-Up: Due on Disney+ Star

True-crime saga Welcome to Chippendales is coming soon to Disney+ under the Star banner . The limited series tells the outrageous story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, an Indian immigrant who became the unlikely founder of the world’s greatest male-stripping empire. It stars Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) Juliette Lewis (Yellowjackets), Annaleigh Ashford (American Crime […]

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Three Pre-Empts Greenland for Grease

Three is replacing Friday’s network movie premiere of Greenland with a re-run of Grease, in honour of star Olivia Newton-John, who died today at the age of 73. Newton-John’s career sizzled with the mega-hit Grease, Variety noted. Though the 29-year-old singer worried she was too old for her role, she turned in a confident performance […]

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HD Ratings: If It Ain’t Broken …

TVNZ 1’s faith in renewing The Brokenwood Mysteries for a ninth season was justified on Sunday when the season eight premiere of the Kiwi whodunit won its time slot in the core commercial demographics. Overall, its ratings were comparable to the series it replaced, George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces: 3.1% of 25-54 year-olds and 2.9% of 18-49s. But […]

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HD Ratings: Attention Seeker Stands Out

TVNZ 2’s Have You Been Paying Attention? stood out on Friday when the season premiere won the 8.30 hour in the core commercial demographics. The panel show averaged 2.5% of the network’s target audience, 18-49 year-olds, and 2.7% of 25-54s vs 1.6%/2.5%   respectively for TVNZ 1’s The Great Big Tony Design Challenge. Despite being […]

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Network Movies in HD: August 6 – 12

Saturday Sing (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Arctic Justice (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Dan in Real Life (Three, 8.25) Fame (Eden, 8.30) Shadowlands (Whakaata Māori, 8.40) Aloha (TVNZ 2, 9.00) Underworld (Duke, 9.30) Searching (Three, 10.25) Saw 3 (TVNZ 2, 11.00)   Sunday Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TVNZ 2, 2.15am) The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding (TVNZ 2, […]

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