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Updated: 19/04/2017 10:12 a.m.

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Adults

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Vikings

Season 4, volume 2

Adventure
Ragnar and the Vikings have returned to Kattegat after raiding Paris. While Ragnar recovers from his wounds suffered in Paris, he meets a new slave, Yidu, whom he grows close to. He must also deal with Floki, who has been imprisoned by Bjorn for the murder of Athelstan. Bjorn also reveals to Ragnar that he intends to travel into the wilderness to find himself, but not before Kalf and Erlendur plot against him.
Meanwhile, the Viking women have growing ambitions, as Lagertha and Aslaug both attempt to plot themselves back into power.
In Paris, Rollo and the Franks prepare for the eventual return of Ragnar and his Viking warriors, and Rollo attempts to build a relationship with his new wife Princess Gisla.
In Wessex, relationships are tense as Ecbert grows closer to Judith, while his son Aethelwulf forms a relationship with Queen Kwenthrith.
Rating: R18

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Truman

Drama
'Truman' is a funny, heartfelt portrait of friendship and life's unexpected ups and downs. When theatre actor Julián receives an unexpected visit from his childhood friend Tomás, the encounter is bittersweet. This reunion is their first meeting in many years, triggered by Julian's failing health. Tomas is baffled by his friend's decision to forgo treatment and instead focus on putting his affairs in order: distributing possessions, reconciling past disputes and, most importantly, finding a home for his beloved Boxer, Truman. It's this task that is causing Julián the greatest concern. With characteristic understatement and sensitivity, Gay finds great dignity and humour in ordinary lives, delivering a witty, moving and hugely entertaining reflection on human connection and a reminder that the best friendships are, indeed, forever.
Rating: R16

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Little Men

Coming-of-Age
When 13-year-old Jake's grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan into his father's Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony, whose single Chilean mother Leonor runs the dress shop downstairs. When Jake's parents Brian and Kathy ask Leonor to pay higher rent - and a feud ignites between their parents in protest.
Rating: PG

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Birth of a Nation

Drama
Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate American slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. But as Nat witnesses countless atrocities, against himself and his fellow slaves, he orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
Rating: R16

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I, Daniel Blake

Drama
Daniel Blake has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie's only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn't know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man's land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of 'striver and skiver' in modern day Britain.
Rating: M

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The Founder

Drama
Tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He manoeuvred himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.
Rating: M

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantasy
Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets of 1926 New York, threatening to expose the wizarding community. Newt Scamander (Eddy Redmayne) arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures. When unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt's beasts loose, a band of unlikely heroes must recover the missing beasts before they come to harm, but their mission puts them on a collision course with Dark forces.
Rating: M

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Girl Asleep

Comedy
The world is closing in on 14 year-old Greta Driscoll (Bethany Whitmore, 'Mental'). A teen at a cross roads, she cant bear to leave her childhood behind because it contains all the delightful things that give her comfort in this otherwise incomprehensible world. Existing in a bubble of security alongside only friend Elliott (Harrison Feldman, 'Upper Middle Bogan') Greta's parents decide to throw her a surprise 15th birthday party where she's taken well out of her comfort zone and flung into a strange parallel world of ludicrous circumstances and twisted logic, a place where only she can find herself.
Rating: M

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The Idol

Comedy
Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program “Arab Idol.” Gaza. Synonymous to so many with conflict, destruction and despair but to Mohammed Assaf, and his sister Nour, Gaza is their home and their playground. It's where they, along with their best friends Ahmad and Omar, play music, football and dare to dream big. Their band might play on second hand, beaten up instruments but their ambitions are sky-high. For Mohammed and Nour, nothing less than playing the world famous Cairo Opera Hall will do. It might take them a lifetime to get there but, as Mohammed will find out, some dreams are worth living for.
Rating: PG

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The Edge of Seventeen

Coming-of-Age
For everyone who is a teen, remembers being a teen, knows a teen or wished they'd never met a teen, finally her is a movie we can all relate to. Nadine is a greasy-haired, pimply teen at the peak of her awkwardness, throwing her own 'pity party' where no-one shows up. Darian is Nadine's hot jock brother who's life seems perfect; Krista is Nadine's only friend in the world until she hooks up with her annoying brother; Mona is Nadine's high-strung mum who can't cope with her angst; and cantankerous, foul-mouthed, eye-rolling Mr. Bruner is Nadine's History teacher who might just turn our to be her reluctant mentor and saviour.
Rating: R13 

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Veep

The complete fifth season

Comedy
Onetime VP and now-President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) finds herself in the midst of a tie in the Electoral College. With her presidency on the line, she and her staff in D.C. continue their mission of making her seem presidential (even though she is the President). She is also fending off the ambitions of her charismatic vice presidential running mate who, through an obscure constitutional procedure, could end up being President.
Rating: R13

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Rogue One

A Star Wars story

Science Fiction
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rating: M

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Humans

2.0

Science Fiction
Humans is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'synth' - a highly developed robotic servant eerily similar in appearance to humans. These incredible machines share our homes, our jobs and our lives and so become the objects of our fear, hatred, lust and even love. The Hawkins family struggles to put past events behind them. Their efforts are complicated further when they are unexpectedly drawn into battles being waged by their old conscious synth friends. As their emotional capabilities expand, the synths are pushed to the limit as they confront huge moral questions about their place in the world. While a mysterious organisation threatens to exploit the precious secret behind conscious synthetics, the possibilities and limitations of relationships between synth-kind and humankind are put to the ultimate test.
Rating: R13

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Underworld

Blood wars

Vampires
The next instalment in the blockbuster franchise follows vampire death dealer Selene as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David and his father Thomas, she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Rating: R16

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Hell or High Water

Crime
After years of estrangement, Texan brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) decide to rob the branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that was stolen from under them. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves on the radar of Marcus (Jeff Bridges), a Ranger looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their scheme, and with Rangers on their heels, a murderous showdown looms.
Rating: R16
 

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Allied

Suspense
The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
Rating: M

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Mr. Robot

Season 2

Suspense
Winner of the Golden Globe for Best TV Drama, it follows Elliot Alderson, a young cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader. Following the events of fsociety's 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp, the second season explores the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.
Rating: R16

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Acquitted

Season One

Suspense
Acquitted follows the story of Aksel Borgen, who left his hometown after being cleared of the murder of his high school sweetheart. Twenty years later, he returns to save the place that once turned its back on him but the past has not been forgotten. His arrival opens old wounds and sparks new conflicts as he battles to save the town's cornerstone business from bankruptcy. But, as Askel finds, a man who pleaded not guilty can still be judged by society.
Rating: M

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The Americans

The complete second season

Suspense
Technological advances have escalated Cold War tensions to an all-time high, and undercover KGB operatives Elizabeth and Philip Jennings face the growing threat of discovery. As their assignments grow more deadly, their family is in more danger, and their loyalties are tested like never before.
Rating: R16

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Sherlock

Series four

Suspense
Sherlock returns with three brand-new feature length episodes, promising laughter, tears, shocks, surprises and extraordinary cases. Sherlock Holmes, back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest ever challenge, becoming parents for the first time.
Rating: M

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Hacksaw Ridge

War
During the bloodiest battle of WWII, in Okinawa, Desmond Doss saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he singlehandedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Rating: R15

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When We Go to War

War
This is a historical saga, that tells the story of six young men and women, who, in 1914 on the eve of World War I, are full of plans and dreams for the future. Raised in the early years of a brave new century, they are a generation feeling that almost anything is possible. But their lives are changed forever as New Zealand enters the Great War. Beginning a few weeks before the outbreak of war in August 1914, this epic mini-series follows the landing at Gallipoli in April 1915, the disastrous assault on Chunik Bair and eventual evacuation of Gallipoli in December 1915-through the eyes of New Zealand soldiers, officers, medical staff and family back home! New Zealand has one of the highest living standards in the world, is part of the mighty British Empire - but few could foresee the horrors soon to come!
Rating: M

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Hell on Wheels

Season 5, Volume 2

Western
This is the end of the line for Cullen Bohannon and his work on Americas first transcontinental railroad. The final push to finish the road brings with it a reckoning for Bohannon and the men standing in his path, Cullen contends with corruption, greed and murder as he leads the Central Pacific through the Sierras to Promontory Point. While the railroad's completion is certain, who and what will survive?
Rating: R16

 

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The Banksy Job

Call No: 709 BAN

Art Thefts
The insane true story of the heist that shocked the Art World! The equally mysterious and notorious artist Banksy dominates tales from the world of street art, but in this documentary, the spotlight shines on another characterthe gritty, charismatic, and larger-than-life, AK47an ex-porn star and acid rave promoter turned self-anointed art terrorist. Declaring himself the villain to Banksys hero, AK47 sets out to swipe a well-known piece of Banksys public art, in broad daylight, in Central London, no less.
The ensuing heist thriller is told to us by AK47 himself, and a highly entertaining art-world caper begins. Blurring the lines between what is fiction and what is fact, this film is a rollicking ride, a frenetic and adrenaline-fueled crime caper that catapults its audience from the London art scene to its underground, making for a film experience almost as wild, unbelievable, and insane as its protagonist.
Rating: M

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Francofonia

Call No: 708.945 FRA

From master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov, the director of Russian Ark, comes the powerful story of how precious artworks from the Louvre were saved during WW2 occupied Paris. Francofonia is the story of two remarkable men, Louvre director Jacques Jaujard and Nazi Occupation officer Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich - enemies then collaborators - whose alliance would be the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures. Francofonia explores the relationship between art and power, the Louvre museum as a living example of civilization, and what art tells us about ourselves even in the midst of one of the bloodiest conflicts the world has ever seen.
Rating: M

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George Clarke's Amazing Spaces

Series 1

Call No: 728.37 GEO

Architecture
For many the dream of having a bolt hole or a place to escape from their hectic lives can seem unobtainable. Architect George Clarke shows how such big dreams can be achieved in small and affordable places. George delves into the extraordinary world of small builds to meet the highly creative people who are taking tiny, unpromising spaces and creating the most incredible places to live and work and play. There are homes made out of shipping containers, horseboxes, and old buses. Others are building tiny huts or incredible treehouses in the middle of the woods.
Rating: G

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With Great Power

The Stan Lee story

Call No: 791.509 WIT

Cartoonists - United States - Biography
With  great power : The Stan Lee Story explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee, the 89-year-old comic book legend who co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk. Featuring interviews with both fans and colleagues including Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson, and Eva Mendes, the film is the tale of one man's determination to tell incredible stories that have enchanted the world for over 40 years.
Rating: PG

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Dancer

Ballet
Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 21, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom – his talent more a burden than a gift. Here is an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral. Urban rebel, iconoclast, airborne angel, Sergei is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it. But virtuosity comes with a high price. How can you be free to be yourself when you are ballet’s ‘hottest property'?
Rating: M

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Tony Robinson's Wild West

Call No: 978.02 TON

Voyages and travels
From Custer's Last Stand and the Battle of Little Big Horn to the gunfight at the OK Corral and the death of Jesse James, this is a history of the West like no other. Tony Robinson's Wild West uses exclusive, never-before-seen 3D stereoscopic photographs to expose the untold story of the Wild West, and reveal the true stories of the men and women who tamed the American wilderness. This three-part documentary charts the fifty-year period that began at the end of the American Civil War in 1865, when all the western territories in America were opened up to be exploited. Throughout the series, Tony, a huge fan of western movies, investigates the clashes between the native American tribes and pioneers, namely the famous 'Last Stand' of General Custer at Little Big Horn. He examines the infamous western bandits, including Butch Cassidy and Jesse James, often glorified in Hollywood's latter-day spaghetti westerns, to find out if the films he grew up with relate to the reality of the Old West. Finally Tony looks at how the west was won, focusing on the pioneers that capitalised on the opportunities of the West, one of which was the renowned Buffalo Bill, the world's first global superstar.
Rating: PG

 

Big and Little Kids

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Ice Age 5

The great egg scapade

Comedy
Scrat, Manny, Sid, Diego and the rest of your prehistoric pals from Ice Age are back for an all-new hilarious animated adventure! Business is booming at Sid's new egg-sitting service but when the dastardly pirate bunny Squint steals the eggs, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the gang take off on a daring rescue mission that turns into the world's first egg hunt.
Rating: G

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Shaun the Sheep

Happy Farmer's day

Comedy
Get ready for more outrageous inventiveness, sheepish shenanigans and panic in the pasture with Shaun the Sheep. In these episodes Bitzer makes the mistake of accepting Shaun's offer of help in the kitchen, Timmy decides to show the Farmer what it's like to be sheep while the flock attempt to transform an outcast pig into the epitome of porcine sophistication.
Rating: G

 

Big Kids

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Moana

Adventure
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, Moana meets the once mighty demigod Maui, and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage.
Rating: PG

 

Little Kids

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Trolls

Musical
A musical adventure. When their village is invaded by the grumpy Bergens, two mismatched friends must work together in perfect harmony to save the day. Featuring hit songs performed by Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick and more.
Rating: G

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Ballerina

Animation
Felicie is a young orphan from Brittany with only one passion: dance. With her best friend Victor, who wants to become a great investor, she devises a madcap plan to escape the orphanage for Paris, the City of Lights where the Eiffel Tower is still being built! Felicie will have to work like never before to surpass herself and to learn from her mistakes, to make her wildest dream come true: becoming a prima ballerina at the Paris Opera!
Rating: G

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