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Network Movies in HD: December 3-9

Saturday Valerian & the City of 1000 Planets (TVNZ 2, 7.00 The Dragon Pearl (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Deep Blue Sea (Three, 8.30) Penguin Bloom (Eden 8.30) Jirga (Whakaata Māori, 8.40) Blockers (TVNZ 2, 9.35) Piranha 3D (Three, 10.30) A Man Apart (Duke, 11.30) Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (TVNZ 2, 11.40)   Sunday Return of Tthe Living […]

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New to DocPlay in December

Here are the key highlights for this month’s DocPlay slate: Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful One of the great masters of photography, Helmut Newton made a name for himself exploring the female form, and his cult status continues long after his tragic death in a Los Angeles car crash in 2004. Newton’s unique […]

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Good Grief! Stream Charlie Brown for Free

Apple TV+ will allow non-subscribers to stream A Charlie Brown Christmas, in which the gang put on a play, from December 22-25. As part of its festive slate, Apple TV+ also will expand its Peanuts Classics line-up to include I Want a Dog for Christmas and Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales. And there will be new specials […]

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New Trailers from Netflix and Disney+

Directed and produced by Oscar-nominated Rory Kennedy and executive produced by Ron Howard and Leonardo DiCaprio, The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari (Netflix, December 16) chronicles the minute-by-minute accounts of the eruption in 2019. The documentary was done in collaboration with the local community and puts the people who experienced this tragedy first, allowing them to tell […]

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If You Love Suzie …

Sky has added three more drawcards to Neon’s December schedule, including season two of I Hate Suzie. Streaming from December 21, it has Billie Piper’s frazzled child star-turned-actress returning to her first love – the public. She must try to keep life stable for her young son while remaining in a new reality TV competition […]

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Shrinking Expands Ford’s TV Roles

Apple TV+ will premiere its original comedy series Shrinking, starring Jason Segel and Harrison Ford, on January 27. It follows a grieving therapist (Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives … including his […]

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House Rules Sidelines The Block

In case you missed yesterday’s announcement, Three’s The Block NZ has become the latest casualty of the unravelling housing market and will be replaced next year by a local version of House Rules. Here’s the media release: WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY ANZ POSTPONES THE BLOCK NZ Local version of House Rules announced for 2023 30 November 2022 […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 10-16

➢➢ Prime will spruce up Saturday nights with a dramatic overhaul that pairs a superior two-and-a-half-hour comedy block with a new soap opera about a vintner dynasty. It will sandwich a 7.30 re-run of the award-winning Kiwi comedy Raised by Refugees between another acclaimed immigration comedy, HBO Max’s Gordita Chronicles (6.00), about a family of Dominican Republicans who move to […]

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New to Disney+ in December

David O. Russell’s Amsterdam, an original crime epic about three close friends at the centre of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history, leads the December premieres on Disney+. Billed as being “based on facts that meet fiction”, it stars Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Alessandro Nivola, Andrea Riseborough, Anya […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in December

FX’s A Christmas Carol, a dark three-part Steven Knight adaptation starring Guy Pearce and Andy Serkis, will add festive flavour to next month’s slate on Sky Box Sets. Screening in order of their nightly 7.30 rotation will be: A Black Lady Sketch Show S1 Nurse Jackie S5 The Magicians S5 Downton Abbey S3 House of Lies S4 Californication S1 Parenthood S2b […]

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