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African Animation Showcase for Disney+

Disney+ has announced two major commissions: an eight-episode prequel to the 2017 live-action film Beauty and the Beast and a ten-part collection of premium African films. Luke Evans and Josh Gad will reprise their their roles as Gaston and LeFou (Louie) in the Beauty and the Beast limited musical series. The project also will feature […]

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Watch Out for The Shrink Next Door

The new Apple TV+ dark comedy The Shrink Next Door will premiere on November 12. The eight-episode limited series will open with three episodes, then stream subsequent episodes weekly. Inspired by true events, it details the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf (Paul Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz (Will Ferrell). […]

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Fab News for Fab Four Fans

Not so hot off the press release: Disney+ has just confirmed the NZ streaming premiere of Peter Jackson’s Beatles epic that was reported overnight internationally. Consecutive two-hour instalments of the six-part series, which was conceived as a movie, will stream over three days, starting from November 26. In case you missed it elsewhere, here’s the […]

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Discovery+ to Usurp ThreeNow

Three’s streaming service probably will be supplanted by Discovery+ before year’s end, reports Newsroom. In an interview with Newsroom co-editor and ex-TV3 news boss Mark Jennings, the general manager, Australia and NZ for Discovery, Glen Kyne, revealed Discovery+ would replace ThreeNow soon after its Australian launch: “Globally, Discovery+ was launched as a brand in the […]

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Blazing New Speed for Video and Gaming Downloads

Depending on where you live and your ISP, you can now download a 5GB movie or update a video game in five seconds on Chorus’ new 8Gbps fibre broadband service. The previous fastest speeds for these activities were 10 seconds on a 4Gbps service and 20 seconds on a 2Gbps service. Here’s the media release: […]

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Spark Sport Scores New Coup

Spark Sport will add rugby league to its roster with exclusive rights to next year’s Rugby League World Cup. The Cup is considered to be the code’s pinnacle event. It’s globally contested every four years but  RLWC2021 will mark a milestone with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being staged together for the first time. […]

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Raunchy Global Release for Disney+ and Hulu

The “raw and raunchy” comedy Vacation Friends will be the first 20th Century Studios movie to have a simultaneous global release on the Hulu and Disney+ streaming platforms. It will stream here as a Star Original from August 27, the same day it goes live on Hulu in the US. The film stars John Cena […]

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Final Trailer for The Tomorrow War

Amazon Prime Video today dropped the last trailer for its new sci-fi movie, The Tomorrow War, starring Chris Pratt and The Handmaid Tale’s Yvonne Strahovksi. It will stream from July 2. Reads the blurb: The world is stunned when a group of time travellers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty […]

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July Launch for Monsters, Inc Spin-Off

Disney+ will stream the Monsters, Inc spin-off Monsters at Work from July 7. It has just released a trailer for the animated series, which introduces new monster characters while retaining the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman as Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan. Reads the blurb: Monsters at Work takes place the […]

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Spring Dawn for Morning Show S2

The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies is among the stars joining season two of one of the best series on Apple TV+, The Morning Show. The streamer has just dropped a trailer for the 10-part season, which will stream weekly from September 17. It introduces Margulies as a new news anchor and reveals how Steve Carell’s […]

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