Movies

Sharknado - 2013It is rare that the second screening of something on TV rates higher than its debut.  Even more rare is when the third outing tops the first two.  Case in point is the 2013 made-for-tv disaster movie about a waterspout that flings sharks at Los Angeles.

Sharknado debuted on the 11th of July in the US and was watched by 1.37 million viewers.  It created such a buzz on social media that when the movie played a second time on the 18th of July, 1.89 million viewers tuned in, an increase of 38%.  On the 27th of July, SyFy gave the campy horror a third airing which saw the ratings jump to 2.1 million viewers, making it the most watched original movie encore in the channel’s history. Continue reading »

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Here’s another reason why we love Jennifer Lawrence.

The Silver Linings Playbook actress photo-bombs Sarah Jessica Parker at the Met Ball to the amusement of Marion Cotillard and Lena Dunham.

maori-tv-logo-300pxMaori Television has lined up a range of award-winning films and documentaries from around the world for its new season.

Maori Television is excited to present its new season of films and documentaries from New Zealand and around the world. Starting in April, the top line-up of new and award-winning works will be broadcast every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tuesday Festival Documentaries premiere on April 9 at 8.30pm with The Cove, the Academy Award winner for Best Documentary in 2009, which follows a team of activists, filmmakers and free-divers as they embark on a mission to penetrate Japan’s dolphin hunting culture. Continue reading »

skytv_logoViewers who felt short-changed by the Sonny Bill Williams fight this month have been offered a free pay-per-view movie by Sky.

The bout against South African Francois Botha was controversially cut down from 12 rounds to 10 mid-fight, leaving many of the viewers – who had paid $39.95 to watch it – feeling a little ripped off.

A letter was sent this week to viewers who purchased the fight, advising them that they can watch a pay-per-view movie on the house.

“Some of our customers have told us they were disappointed that the SBW fight was contested for 10 rounds when it was advertised as a 12 round fight,” the letter read. Continue reading »

The winner of the ‘Best Actress’ award at the Oscars gives a bunch of brilliant answers to some seriously idiotic questions.

oscarsgifimageHere’s some of the best moments from the Academy Awards in GIF form. Continue reading »

PhilSpector-HBOAl Pacino leads a pretty great cast in the new HBO TV movie Phil Spector, which includes the likes of Helen Mirren and Jeffrey Tambor, but it appears his wigs may just overshadow all of them.

SoHo will be airing the movie in New Zealand on March 26 at 8.30pm.

Check out the trailer below.

 

 

Extract

9:20pm Sunday, January 20 on TV2

Joel (Jason Bateman, Horrible Bosses), the owner of an extract manufacturing plant, enjoys his simple existence. However, his professional and personal lives soon become a lot more complicated!

Firstly, Joel gets some bad advice during a drug-induced brainstorming session on how to test his wife’s faithfulness.

Then, Joel’s soon-to-be floor manager acquires a serious injury in a machine malfunctioning accident. New employee Cindy (Mila Kunis, Ted), who happens to be a scam artist, decides to take this opportunity to milk the company for all it’s worth.

Joel must now attempt to piece his company and his marriage back together, all while trying to figure out what he’s really after in life.

VIBE – Friday 25 January, 8.30pm

Based on Carrie Fisher’s best-selling confessional novel, Postcards from the Edge follows a Hollywood star’s struggles with drug addiction and mother-daughter rivalry on a frequently amusing journey. Starring: Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.

MGM – Friday 25 January, 8.30pm

Science Fiction: On the eve of retirement, Kirk (William Shatner) and McCoy (DeForest Kelley) are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace. This film marked the final appearance together of the original series’ cast and introduced new characters and actors.