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Updated: 19/09/2017 4:20 p.m.

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Adults

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John Wick. Chapter 2

Action
In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hit man John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers.
Rating: R16

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The Country Doctor

Drama
Francois Cluzet is Jean-Pierre, a much-loved doctor in a rural French town. He reassures and cares for his patients day and night, seven days a week. When he becomes sick himself, he keeps this a secret, but soon realises that he needs to find someone to take over his practice. A younger city doctor, Nathalie, is introduced as the new medic - will she adapt to this new life and take over from the man who thought he was irreplaceable?
A huge success in France, this new film from Thomas Lilti was warmly embraced by audiences for its generosity of spirit and gentle humour. With exceptional performances from Franois Cluzet and Marianne Denicourt, The Country Doctor is a touching celebration of life.
Rating: M

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The Affair

Season three

Drama
Three years after Noah's shocking admission of guilt at the murder trial of Scott Lockhart, he attempts to restart his life, but the damage wrought by his past decisions has made him a ghost of his former self. Alison has been raising daughter Joanie alongside Cole and Luisa in Montauk, but Alison's past continues to rear its ugly head as Cole and Luisa attempt to build their own future.
Rating: R16

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A Place to Call Home

Season 4

Drama
Marta Dusseldorp leads the cast of this sweeping romantic drama set in 1950s rural Australia. The season follows the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy and complicated pastoralist family, who live in Inverness, NSW. With George now married to Regina, Sarah is seemingly separated from him forever but still they struggle to move on from the deep love that they feel for each other; Anna and Gino's new marriage is tested again; Jack tries to prove to Carolyn, full of self-doubt, that she's worthy of him; and Elizabeth shocks the family with her new attitude to life. The story unfolds against the backdrop of the conservative wave of fear generated by the "Reds Under The Beds" scare surrounding the Petrov Affair, but also the wave of liberal change that has opened up new social and moral choices.
Rating: M

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Poldark

Complete series three

Drama
1794: War and the revolution in France hang over Britain. In Cornwall, George Warleggan grows his empire with a view to crush the Poldarks while Ross and Demelza attempt to keep the peace and repair their relationship at Nampara. However, the arrival of Demelza’s brothers disturbs the fragile truce and Ross must ask himself how long he can allow George’s ascent to continue unchecked… Facing battles both at home and abroad, will Ross answer the call and risk losing everything he holds dear?
Rating: M

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King Arthur

Legend of the Sword

Fantasy
When his father is murdered and his uncle seizes the crown, Arthur is robbed of his birthright and must grow up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy.
Rating: M

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Land of Mine

History
After the Nazi surrender in May 1945, a unit of young Germans - most barely out of their teens - are put to work by their Allied captors. With minimal training, they are placed under the supervision of a righteous and embittered sergeant, Rasmussen, and sent to locate and disarm Hitler's munitions that still litter the beaches along Denmark's west coast. Based on true events.
Rating: R13

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The Last Kingdom

Season two

History
The Last Kingdom returns in Season 2 with epic battles and breathtaking landscapes. Season 2 is based on Bernard Cornwell's 3rd and 4th novels from The Saxon Stories. Set in the late ninth century AD, when England was divided into seven separate kingdoms. The Anglo-Saxon lands are attacked and, in many instances, ruled by Danes. The Kingdom of Wessex had been left standing alone. The protagonist Uhtred, the orphaned son of a Saxon nobleman, is captured by Viking Danes and reared as one of them. Forced to choose between a kingdom that shares his ancestry and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are constantly tested.
Rating: R16

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Saint Amour

Comedy
Every year, Bruno, a disheartened cattle breeder, attends the Paris Agricultural Show. This year, his father, Jean, (Gérard Depardieu) joins him: he wants to finally win the competition with their bull and convince Bruno to take over the family farm. Every year, Bruno makes a tour of all the wine stands, without setting foot outside the Show's premises and without ever finishing his wine trail. This year, his father suggests they finish it together, but a real wine trail, across the French countryside. Accompanied by Mike, a young, quirky taxi driver, they set off in the direction of France's major wine regions. Together, they are going to discover not only the wine trails, but also the road that leads back to Love.
Rating: M

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The Big Bang Theory

The complete 10th season

Comedy
The universe of Drs. Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper is endlessly complicated and infinitely hilarious as The Big Bang Theory enters the tenth dimension. Last season, Leonard and Penny went from neighbours to newlyweds with a nuptial excursion to Vegas. This season, they find themselves in a repeating paradigm as they re-create their wedding, this time with family, including Penny's mother and brother and Leonard's parents. Meanwhile, Sheldon has drafted a new roommate agreement as he and Amy engage in an experimental cohabitation. Howard and Bernadette prepare for the arrival of Baby Wolowitz and Raj offers up his expert parenting advise, whether they want it or not.
Rating: M

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Alien Covenant

Science Fiction
The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape. Sequel to the film "Prometheus".
Rating R16

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Colossal

Science Fiction
Glora is an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and being kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown and old friends, such as Oscar. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realisation that she is somehow connected to his far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
Rating: M

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Into the Forest

Suspense
In medieval England, Merlin and King Arthur banish the evil enchantress Morgana and her son Mordred to the ends of the universe as Morgana vows revenge. In present day, Knights descendant Penn doesn't take much stock in the legends of his supposed ancestors, even as the descendants meet in Thailand to practice fighting. But when Morgana and her son return to earth, armed with alien technology and hell-bent on destroying every last descendant of King Arthur and his knights, Penn must to come to terms with who he was born to be, and bring together the new Knights of the Round Table to save themselves and the earth from Morgana's total vengeance.
Rating: R16

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Personal Shopper

Suspense
Surrounded by luxury, indulgence and extravagance, Maureen is a young American unhappily living in Paris, working as the personal shopper for a demanding French celebrity. While drawn into the world of excess that is foreign and repulsive to her, Maureen begins to have visions that are both terrifying and real - does she have the psychic ability to communicate with spirits, just like her recently deceased twin brother Lewis? Or is something even more sinister at play? When she starts to receive mysterious messages from an unknown source, Maureen realises it is not only her sanity that is in danger - but her life.
Rating: M

 

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David Lynch

The art life

Call No: 791.430 LYN

Artists - United States
Uncompromising. Uncategorizable. Unmissable. David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch The Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As Lynch states "I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them, even if they're new ideas, the past colors them."
We're invited in and given a private view from Lynch's compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as Lynch retells personal stories from his past that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus, only to fade again into the past, leaving an indelible mark on Lynch, the artist. We become witnesses to the fears, misunderstandings and struggles that Lynch overcomes and along the way, meet the various people that have helped to mold him. It becomes evident early on in Lynch's life that he views the world differently, absorbing its shadows and weaving a dream like tapestry for audiences worldwide to become tangled in.
This film is dedicated to Lynch's youngest daughter and serves as a private memoir from father to daughter. By pulling back the curtains on the icon we hope to uncover the individual, David Lynch.
Rating: M

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Tomorrow

Call No: 333.794 TOM

Environmental Protection
What if telling a hopeful story that points out solutions is the best way to solve the ecological, economic and social crises that shake our world? Following the publication of a study forecasting the possible extinction of mankind by 2100, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent travel through 10 countries to understand the reasons for this catastrophic prediction and most of all, how to prevent it becoming a reality. During their journey, they meet pioneers who are reinventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. By pulling together these positive, concrete and tested initiatives, they start to envisage a sustainable world of tomorrow.
Winner of the Best Documentary French Academy Award, Tomorrow is an urgent and passionate film offering real solutions to save our planet.
Rating: PG

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Servant or Slave

Call No: 362.849 SER

Documentary
In Australia, during the era of the Stolen Generations, thousands of Aboriginal girls were taken from their families and pressed into domestic servitude by the Australian Government. Servant or Slave follows the lives of five such women, stolen from their families and trained to be domestic servants and later forced into slave labour where they endured immense hardship, rape and even torture - coerced into remaining silent or even punished for reporting mistreatment to the local police or institutional authorities. Bringing to light the heartbreaking experiences of Rita Wright, Violet West, the Wenberg sisters Adelaide, Valerie (Linow) and Rita, Servant or Slave observes the strength an determination of these courageous women as they pursue justice for the crimes committed against them, opening up their stories for all to understand and acknowledge.
Rating: M

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