New to Amazon Prime Video in December

A series about one of Hollywood’s most famous couples and the final season of sci-fi series The Expanse lead the Amazon Prime Video premieres in December, along with two new romantic-comedy series and two new thriller movies. Being the Ricardos, from writer-director Aaron Sorkin, dramatises stars Nicole Kidman as  Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Phil Burbank in Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog.

New to Netflix in December

Lost in Space: Season 3 (01/12/2021) In an epic final season, the Robinsons’ survival instincts kick into hyperdrive as they race to reunite and protect Alpha Centauri from a robot invasion. Coyotes (02/12/2021) A close group of summer campers finds diamonds in the woods, setting off a wild ordeal that tests their friendship — and puts […]

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Sky Movies Collection in December

For December on the Collection channel, Sky has curated seasons of movies made in NZ and the ’90s, a Christmas movie marathon and two franchises. ’90s Week (December 3-9, from 1pm) I Know What You Did Last Summer Goodfellas Reservoir Dogs Saving Private Ryan Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels The Adventures of Priscilla Queen […]

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New to Sky Movies in December

  Sky Movies Premiere Charm City Kings Nobody Voyagers Embattled The Night House The Last Duel Half Brothers Lake Placid: Legacy A Quiet Place Part Ii Land The Courier Godzilla Vs. Kong Professor and the Madman Fatale Sky Movies Classics Dirty Harry Decision at Sundown The King of Comedy Magnum Force The Enforcer Philadelphia Sudden […]

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Network Movies in HD: November 27 – December 3

Saturday Red Dog: True Blue (Three, 1.25) The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King (TVNZ 2, 7.00) The Road to El Dorado (Maori TV, 7.00) Holmes and Watson (Three, 8.30) One Thousand Ropes (Maori TV, 8.30) Freddy vs Jason (Duke, 9.30) The Neighborhood Nightmare (Three, 10.20) Logan (TVNZ 2, 10.35)   Sunday Dave (TVNZ 2, 2.50) […]

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New to Disney+ in December

Here’s everything coming to Disney+ in December TOP PICKS  December 29 The Book of Boba Fett SEASON 1 PREMIERE NEW EPISODES WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS “The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian,” finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and […]

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New to Neon in December

TV’s newest post-apocalyptic saga, Station Eleven, leads a strong December slate on Neon that includes the Sex and the City revival, a Dan Brown adaptation and HBO Max comedy The Sex Lives of College Girls. Station Eleven spans multiple timelines as it dramatises the rebuilding of the world after a flu epidemic decimates mankind. It may […]

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Nothing Arcane About New Netflix Strategy

Netflix seems to have cracked the code of adapting popular video game IP into globally in-demand TV, reports Parrot Analytics. Here’s the full analysis: Arcane Skyrockets in Global Demand, Highlighting Netflix Gaming Strategy Netflix’s Arcane, a League of Legends prequel, is the streaming giant’s latest video game adaptation to take the world by storm, lending credence […]

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FIBA Rights a Slam Dunk for Spark Sport

Spark Sport claims it is now the “new go-to platform” for basketball fans with its acquisition of FIBA rights. Here’s the media release: Spark Sport scores FIBA rights in major coup for NZ basketball fans Spark Sport is broadening its basketball offering for fans, securing exclusive broadcast rights in Aotearoa for FIBA (International Basketball Federation) […]

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New Grand Tour Presents Trailer

Tonight Amazon Prime Video lifted the bonnet on the first look at part two of The Grand Tour Presents: Carnage a Trois. In their second lockdown special, which will stream from December 17, the trio dive into the bizarre world of French car culture. On an epic road trip starting in the Welsh hills, they dish […]

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NZ TV Awards Finalists

TVNZ 1 and Three are neck-and-neck frontrunners in this year’s NZ Television Awards, with a combined 54 nominations for their shows. Dominating the nominations is the TVNZ 1 drama series Black Hands, with 10, while Sky’s INSiDE, which this week won an International Emmy for Best Short-Form series, is nominated for best drama script and […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 4 – 10

➢➢ Back to Life is back for a late-night run on a new channel (TVNZ 2, 11.05 Wednesdays from December 8). The excellent first season aired on TVNZ 1 and both can be streamed OnDemand. About an ex-con (Breeders’ Daisy Haggard) who tries to start life over in her home town, its return in the UK was hailed […]

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Network Movies in HD: November 20-26

Saturday The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers (TVNZ 2, 7.00) The Dragon Pearl (Maori TV, 7.00) Ghost (Three, 8.30) Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (Duke, 9.25) The Cold Light of Day (TVNZ 2, 10.15)  Deadly Expose (Three, 10.55)   Sunday Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (TVNZ 2, 3.05) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 […]

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New to TVNZ OnDemand in 2022

Here are the TVNZ blurbs for some of the series destined for TVNZ OnDemand in 2022: Bel-Air Set in modern-day America, highly anticipated drama series Bel-Air is a contemporary retelling of the beloved and culture defining 90’s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Starring newcomer Jabari Banks as Will, Bel-Air leans into the original premise – Will’s complicated […]

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New to TVNZ Duke in 2022

Here are the TVNZ blurbs for some of the series destined for TVNZ Duke in 2022: Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman Famous jailbreaks are the stuff of legend as their true stories are often untold. Now, with dramatic recreations, dynamic storytelling and cutting-edge visual effects, escapes from prisons like Alcatraz will come to life in […]

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