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Updated: 16/03/2018 9:49 a.m.

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Season 1

Bob Lee Swagger is a highly-decorated veteran coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. When Swagger's former commanding officer, Isaac Johnson, solicits Swagger's expertise for the clandestine operation, Swagger discovers that he has been framed and must do everything in his power to protect his family and clear his name.
Rating: R16

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20th Century Women

In the summer of 1979, a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion, Dorothea is a determined single mum. Concerned that she cannot connect with her teenage son Jamie, she enlists the help of two younger women to help raise him - Abbie, a free-spirited, punk-loving photographer; and Julie, a savvy and provocative teen.
Rating: M

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Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War (1914-1918), the film recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's 'lost generation': Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare; and Adrien, a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz's grave.
Rating: PG

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Tommy's Honour

Follows the relationship between golfer Tommy Morris and his father, Old Tom, as they compete together and become an integral part in the founding of the modern-day game of golf. As their fame grew, Tom and Tommy, considered by many to be Scotland's Golf royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father's success, Tommy's talent and fame grew to outshine his father's accomplishments and respect as founder of the Open Championship in 1860 with a series of his own triumphs. But in contrast to Tommy's public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both aristocracy who gave him opportunity, and his parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his wife.
Rating: M

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The Mountain Between Us

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.
Rating: M

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Goodbye Christopher Robin

At the end of the First World War, beloved children's author A. A. Milne creates the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh which brings him immediate acclaim. But international success comes at a cost to the author, his wife Daphne and their young son Christopher Robin, in this beautifully filmed, compelling and poignant story about fame and family.
Rating: PG

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Thor : Ragnarok

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
Rating: M

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American Gods

Season One

Based on the international best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, American Gods follows Shadow Moon as he embarks on a road trip across America with the enigmatic conman Mr. Wednesday. On their journey, Shadow discovers that Mr. Wednesday is in fact one of the old gods brought to this country by settlers long ago, who warns of a war brewing between the forgotten old gods of myth and the new American Gods of money, technology and media. And as Shadow finds himself evermore deeply embroiled in this world of gods among men, he has a choice to make. Should he follow Mr. Wednesday into battle and find out more about his own mysterious past or attempt to reconcile with his recently deceased wife, who has now returned from the grave?
Rating: R18

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Season three

The third season picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie's child, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire's heart... as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?
Rating: R16

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The Limehouse Golem

Victorian London is gripped with fear as a serial killer - dubbed The Limehouse Golem - is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in his victims' blood. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare - a seasoned detective with a troubled past an a sneaking suspicion he's being set up to fail. Faced with a list of suspects, including music hall star Dan Leno, Kildare must discover which one is the killer before Golem strikes again.
Rating: R16

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That's Not Me

Polly's dreams of making it as an actor are shattered when her identical twin sister Amy catapults to international stardom. Mistaken for her famous sister at every turn, Polly scrambles to catch up, juggling woeful auditions, painfully awkward dates and her underwhelming job at the local cinema. Running out of options, Polly takes an ill-advised trip to the coalface of celebrity dreams: Los Angeles, Califonia. There Polly begins to realise that maybe there's no such thing as 'making it' after all.
Rating: M

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Brigsby Bear

James has grown up with the goofy kids' show Brigsby Bear and the program has grown with him as well. One dramatic night, James' insular world is upended. Upon learning the series has been cancelled, he adopts the old adage that the show must go on. By becoming Brigsby Bear's new creator, James finally builds meaningful connections his life has lacked.
Rating: M

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Adding a little spice to a waning marriage, Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well-connected American couple, move into a manor house in romantic Paris. While preparing a particularly luxurious dinner for sophisticated international friends, our hostess discovers there are 13 guests. Panic-stricken, Anne insists her loyal maid Maria disguise herself as a mysterious Spanish noble woman to even out the numbers. But a little too much wine and some playful chat lead Maria to accidentally endear herself to a dandy British art broker. Their budding romance will have Anne chasing her maid around Paris and finally plotting to destroy this most unexpected and joyous love affair.
Rating: M

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A Date for Mad Mary

When Mary McArdle returns to her small Irish home town after a short spell in prison for something she'd rather forget, everything and everyone seems different. Her best friend Charlene is about to get married, and Mary is the maid of honor. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she can't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. But her attempts at dating are a disaster, until she meets Jess, a lesbian wedding photographer, and everything changes.
Rating: M

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Brad's Status

Brad Sloan runs his own not-for-profit business, is happily married and has a prodigiously talented son who is wanted by every leading university in the U.S. Of course Brad couldn't be more miserable. He is in his late 40's and with all his former college friends now living the dream of power and wealth, Brad is having a mid-life crisis of colossal proportions.
Rating: M

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This Beautiful Fantastic

Set against the backdrop of a beautiful London garden, the story is a contemporary fairy tale. Facing eviction in a month if she can't resurrect the dying garden in her backyard, reclusive librarian Bella Brown meets her grumpy next-door neighbor, who happens to be a talented horticulturalist. As the two form an unlikely friendship, Bella begins to wonder if she can revive both the garden, and her dreams of becoming a children's book author.
Rating: M

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Ali's Wedding

Romantic Comedy
Meet Ali, the charming son of a Muslim cleric who despite the best of intentions, just can't seem to make the right life choices. Ali dreams big - he wants to be with the girl he loves, but he's been promised to another girl at his father's mosque. He wants to be the great doctor that the community expects him to be, but he doesn't get the marks. And above all he wants to make his father proud. Really proud. So, what will Ali do to live up to the impossible expectations? Fake it. Because as the son of the cleric, he doesn't have a choice. It's one bad decision after another as Ali's wayward quest to please his father spirals out of control, with cataclysmic consequences.
Rating: M

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Tulip Fever

In 17th-century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant - an unhappy arrangement that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter, a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant's  ever-reaching grasp, the lover's risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip-bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make them a fortune and buy their freedom. Based on the novel 'Tulip Fever' by Deborah Moggach.
Rating: M

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The Survivalist

Science Fiction
In a kill-or-be-killed world where starvation is rife and strangers are always dangerous, The Survivalist off of the grid, and by his wits. When a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover his forest refuge, his loneliness drives him to strike a bargain with them in return for bed and board. But as desire becomes stronger than necessity, this exchange becomes an uneasy, ongoing arrangement which threatens not only his carefully constructed world but also his life.
Rating: R18

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Happy Death Day

Original and inventive rewinding thriller in which a blissfully self-centered college student is doomed to relive the day of her murder unless she can identify her masked assailant and hopefully stop the madness. If she can't, she will be stuck in an insane loop, reliving a ghoulish nightmare that has become her death day.
Rating: M

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The Snowman

When an elite crime squad's lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall. Based on Jo Nesbo's bestselling thriller series.
Rating: R16

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Murder on the Orient Express

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, about thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone is a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Rating: M



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My Year With Helen

Call No: 993.041 MYY

With unique access to high-ranking candidate Helen Clark, award-winning filmmaker Gaylene Preston casts a wry eye on proceedings as the United Nations turns itself inside-out choosing a new Secretary-General. Her cameras explore the cracks between the diplomats, the embedded press and feminist activists as they push for change while caught up in a power process as secretive and patriarchal as the selection of the Pope. This observational documentary travels alongside Helen Clark as she works on global development issues as head of the United Nations Development Programme, while also campaigning for Secretary-General of the United Nations and staying in daily contact with her 94-year-old father back home in New Zealand.
Rating: PG

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The 5th Eye

The Waihopai Three, the war on terror and the GCSB

Call No: 353.170 FIF

A farmer, teacher and priest undertake a daring mission to deflate a giant radome at the Waihopai spy base in protest at New Zealand’s involvement in the US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. An internet millionaire’s mansion is raided sparking an investigation exposing illegal domestic surveillance by the GCSB. While the government rams through law changes legalising spying on its own citizens, an NSA contractor blows the whistle on the Five Eyes network of global mass surveillance. With the rise of the surveillance state in the digital age, and in an era of endless war, new battle lines are drawn in new territories and the enemy is sought out closer to home.

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The Free Man

Call No: 796.937 FRE

Freestyle Skiing
Freedom is defined as the power of self-determination attributed to the will; the quality of being independent of fate or necessity. To reach that level of liberty is a physical and mental endeavor that many will risk their life to obtain. Is life worth risking for the feeling of conquering fear and becoming free? Olympic Freestyle skier, Jossi Wells, meets extreme sports performing artists, The Flying Frenchies, to find out what it really means to be free and what drives individuals to chase such a powerful right.
Rating: PG

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Call No: 796.522 MOU

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty. How then have mountains come to hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives? By the time Mount Everest was vanquished in the midtwentieth century, mountaineering had become a quest for mastery rather than a search for mystery. Mountains were seen as adversaries to be overcome; places where fear could be taken to the edge - or beyond. The Australians Jen Peedom, director of Sherpa, and Richard Tognetti, artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, drove this very international collaboration that also involved US-based cinematographer Renan Ozturk, British writer Robert Macfarlane and American actor Willem Dafoe. There is extraordinary artistry in the finished work, filmed by the worlds leading high altitude cinematographers, with works by Chopin, Grieg, Vivaldi, Beethoven and new works by Richard Tognetti.
Rating: PG


Big Kids

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Swallows and Amazons

An enchanting new take on the beloved by Arthur Ransome. Swallows and Amazons tells the story of the Walker children, whose summer holiday in the Lake District sees them sailing out on their own to a local island, only to find themselves in a competition with a rival group of children who call themselves the Amazons and ultimately an adventure far bigger than they could have imagined.
Rating: PG



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