Tag Archives: The Missing

New to Netflix in June

Arthdal Chronicles (1/06/2019) In a mythical land called Arth, the inhabitants of the ancient city of Arthdal and its surrounding regions vie for power as they build a new society. Black Mirror: Season 5 (5/06/2019) 3%: Season 3 (7/06/2019) Michele creates an idyllic Inland sanctuary that’s open to all, but when a crisis hits, she’s forced […]

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New to Blu: June 20 – 26

   TV manufacturers may have stopped marketing 3D as a feature but studios keep releasing movies in the 3D Blu-ray format, the latest being the 2018 reboot of Tomb Raider, which also lands here on Blu-ray and 4K-UHD. “Tomb Raider was shot digitally in the ARRIRAW codec (at 3.4K) using ARRI Alexa cameras and anamorphic […]

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The Missing Rediscovered on Blu-ray

One of the best westerns of the past 20 years, The Missing, will resurface for the first time on Blu-ray next month. The NZ and Australian release appears to be a world first, as the Ron Howard-directed variation on The Searchers doesn’t seem to have been offered on Blu-ray in any other market. The bad […]

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Critical Condition: Liar

Liar | TVNZ 1, 8.45 Sunday ➢ “Liar is the sort of psychological thriller that will leave you lying awake in bed, turning over the evidence in your mind and trying to get at the truth – even though the answer remains elusive. Was Joanne Froggatt’s character Laura Nielson actually raped? Or is Ioan Gruffudd’s […]

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The Tunnel,
Series 03,
First Look,
Clemence Poesy as Elise and Stephen Dillane as Karl,
Photographer: Des Willie,
© Sky Uk Ltd

Critical Condition: The Tunnel – Vengeance

The Tunnel – Vengeance | SoHo, 8.30 Tuesday ➢ “The Tunnel is, of course, the Anglo-French reworking of The Bridge, which, along with The Killing, changed the face of detective drama. Clémence Poésy is outstanding as the nerveless Gallic version of The Bridge’s Saga, Stephen Dillane similar as the understated Brit counterpart. The plot, which […]

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Rellik Comes to oHoS

SoHo has picked up the latest mind-bending thriller from the creators of The Missing. Rellik, which is Killer spelt backwards to reflect the storytelling, stars Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones), Jodi Balfour (Quarry) and Clare Holman (Silent Witness), and will screen 8.30 Sundays from October 15. The reverse engineered serial killer serial went to air this […]

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Critical Condition: The Loch

The Loch | Lightbox, from Friday ➢ “As a murder mystery, this Broadchurch-a-like drama sounds promising on paper. The Loch has been penned by none other than Stephen Brady, formerly of Fortitude, Vera and Silent Witness. It also stars The Missing’s Laura Fraser as ambitious local detective Annie Redford tackling her first murder case, and […]

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Networks Rush to Win Premium Demos

A sharp ratings rise for Three’s NCIS wasn’t enough to beat TVNZ 2’s re-run of cycling thriller Premium Rush on Tuesday. In its third week, the veteran procedural averaged 4.0% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to 2.5% the previous week. And with 18-49 year-olds, which is TVNZ 2’s key demographic, it improved from 2.6% – 3.6%. […]

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Will Innocent Unlock Bigger Ratings for TVNZ 1?

TVNZ 1 is banking on new seasons of I Am Innocent and The Missing to lift its Tuesday night ratings. They go to air tonight from 8.30-10.30, when they will square off against the movies that have restored TVNZ 2’s popularity after 24: Legacy flopped and Three’s new season of NCIS. The latter began last week, […]

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Critical Condition: The Missing

The Missing (TVNZ 1, 9.30 Tuesdays) “The first series of The Missing, about the hunt for an abducted child, was a conventional whodunnit … The new series is not a straightforward sequel, though it does feature retired French sleuth Julien Baptiste, played by Tcheky Karyo … The clues are all here. Like good detectives, we just have to […]

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