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Updated: 23/03/2017 9:18 a.m.

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Adults

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The Wave

Action
The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian gets worried and his worst nightmare is about to come true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family.
Rating: M

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Embrace of the Serpent

Adventure
The film centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.
Rating: M

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Louder than Bombs

Drama
An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed (Isabelle Huppert) three years after her untimely death brings her eldest son Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg) back to the family house - forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene (Gabriel Byrne) and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but the struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.
Rating: M

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American Honey

Road Movie - Youth -Independent
An astonishing portrait of youth on the American fringe, 'American Honey' is told through the eyes of a vivacious teenage rebel who joins a group of fellow misfits hustling and partying their way across the country. Bursting with electric, primal energy, American Honey is an immersive, exhilarating odyssey of heartbreaking beauty - a generation-defining film that celebrates the defiant resilience of youth in pursuit of the American Dream.
Rating: R16

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Queen of Katwe

Drama
Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
Rating: PG

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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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Sunset Song

Drama
Based on Lewis Grassic Gibbon's novel, 'Sunset Song' is the story of Chris Guthrie, a young woman, living on a working farm who must battle tradition, change and society's expectations to forge her own voice. As World War One looms, and with moments of heartbreak and pain, celebration and joy, Chris stands strong, drawing from the ancient land in looking to the future.
Rating: M

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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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The Last Panthers

Crime
When several diamonds are stolen from a jewellery store in Marseilles, the heist bears the hallmarks of the supposedly retired Pink Panther gang.  After a child is accidentally killed in their getaway, the thieves resort to desperate measures to fence the jewels. This sparks a series of events that set a British insurance-loss adjuster, a French-Algerian cop, and a Serbian soldier turned diamond thief on a dramatic and dangerous collision course.
Rating: R16

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Ray Donovan

Season 4

Crime
One of the most critically acclaimed dramas on television is back with its most exciting season yet! After the bloody Minassian shootout, Ray Donovan is focused on healing himself and his damaged relationship with his family. But Ray is soon pulled back into his old life by a troubled boxer and an enigmatic art dealer with ties to the Russian mafia.
Rating: R16

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Narcos

Season 1

Crime
Based on the incredible true story of Pablo Escobar, Narcos is an inside look at the men who would stop at nothing to take down the notorious cocaine trafficker. This ground-breaking series takes an unfiltered look into the war that would change the drug trade forever. They were violent, crazy and filthy rich guys used to getting what they want… one way or another.
Rating: R16

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Billions

Season 1

Crime
Complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and the brilliant ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Damian Lewis) are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmanoeuvre the other. The stakes are in the billions in this timely, provocative series.
Rating: R16

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Under the Shadow

Horror
Shideh and her young daughter, Dorsa, are left alone in a war-torn city when her husband is drafted and sent to the front lines. After a dud missile strikes their apartment building, a neighbor mysteriously dies and Dorsa's behavior becomes erratic. Shideh scoffs at her superstitious neighbor's warning that the missile carries an ancient curse, Shideh now realizes that the malevolent force in her home is infinitely more evil and terrifying than the missiles raining down on the city.
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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Togetherness

The complete first season

Comedy
The story about two couples living under one roof on the fringes of Los Angeles. Brett and Michelle are struggling to rekindle the spark in their relationship, which has puttered out from the stresses of marriage and children. When Brett's friend Alex and Michelle's sister Tina move in with them, the foursome engage in a tragically comedic struggle to follow their personal dreams while still remaining good friends, siblings, and spouses to each other.
Rating: R16

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UnREAL

The complete second season

Comedy
Everlasting, Season 2 of UnREAL is led by flawed heroine Rachel Goldberg, who returns as supervising producer, renowned for her skills manipulating her relationships with, and among, the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage that the program's dispassionate executive producer, Quinn King, demands. What ensues once again is an eye-opening look at what happens in the outrageous world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and being a producer is a whole other reality.
Rating: R16

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La Belle Saison

Romance
1971. Delphine, a twenty-something farm girl of humble means, takes a huge step by packing up and moving to Paris, searching for independence and a life beyond the duties of her rural upbringing. It's not long before she is drawn to dynamic thirty-something Carole who is actively involved in the emerging feminist movement. Carole lives with her boyfriend, but the two women quickly fall head over heels, and become inseparable. Their bliss is interrupted, however, when a family emergency forces Delphine back to the farm and to her mother, and Carole decides to follow her. There, the couple has to face a far different reality...
Rating: M

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Arrival

Science fiction
When twelve mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and physicist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) - are brought together to investigate. As the grapple to unlock the linguistic codes that will allow them to communicate with this mysterious alien life form, the world's super powers are planning their attack. With mankind on the brink of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life  and quite possibly all humanity.
Rating: M

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Doctor Strange

Superhero
From Marvel Studios comes 'Doctor Strange,' the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing-and hope-in an unlikely place: a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange-armed with newly acquired magical powers-is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.
Rating: M

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Jessica Jones

The complete first season

Suspense
Hell's Kitchen has a new hero. Raw, riveting and relentlessly compelling, Marvel's Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season ignites a firestorm of suspense cloaked in the haze of a noir-inspired slow burn. Haunted by a tragedy that broke her world apart, Jessica Jones settles in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, and opens her own detective agency, called Alias Investigations, with the hope of rebuilding her life and keeping the lights on in her apartment. She discovers that the source of her trauma, a mind-controlling sociopath named Kilgrave, has resurfaced, forcing her to use her gifts as a private eye to track him down before he causes more damage to her life or to anyone else.
Rating: R16

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Agent Carter

The complete second season

Superhero
In the wake of World War II, top SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) is dedicated to stopping new, Atomic Age threats. Blessed with brains, beauty and formidable fighting skills, Peggy trades the lampposts of New York City for the palm trees of Los Angeles to cracker baffling case with her partner in crime-fighting, Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy): A body has just been discovered in a frozen lake...during a heatwave. When this bizarre phenomenon is raced to Isodyne Energy, the mystery deepens, exposing a shocking conspiracy and the revelation of a substance that could end life as we know it - once it falls into the hands of actress-turned-mad-scientist Whitney Frost. With the fate of humanity at stake, Peggy must defeat Whitney, face off again with arch nemesis Dottie Underwood and navigate a love triangle involving potential new romance Dr Jason Wilkes and smouldering old flame Chief Daniel Sousa.
Rating: M

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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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Nocturnal Animals

Suspense
Susan (Amy Adams) is living through an unfulfilling marriage when she receives a package containing a novel manuscript from her ex-husband, Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal). The Novel is dedicated to her but its content is violent and devastating. Susan cannot help but reminisce over her past love story with the author. Increasingly she interprets the book as a tale of revenge, a tale that forces her to re-evaluate the choices that she has made, and reawakens a love that she feared was lost.
Rating: R16

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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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A War

War
Company commander Claus Pedersen and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile, back in Denmark, Claus' wife Maria is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a fateful decision which leads to a tragedy that could seriously affect his military career and family life.
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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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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The American West

Call No: 978.02 AME

Frontier and Pioneer Life - Western U.S.A.
This series will provide unprecedented access to the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and after the turn of the 20th Century, when the west was won. From Jesse James and Crazy Horse, to Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill, the characters at the center of this violent, blood-soaked period in American history are explored as each episode follows the stories and struggles of the West's most infamous outlaws as they fight for their land and identity.
Rating: R13
 

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Ancient Impossible

Call No: 930.1 ANC

Ancient Civilization
Ancient Impossible reveals how many of today's technological achievements were actually developed centuries ago. Colossal monuments, impossible feats of engineering and technologies so precise they defy reinvention. the ancient world was far more advanced than we ever imagined. we'll travel through history to reveal a radically different picture of the past, with innovations so far ahead of their time they're still in use today. now, new science uncovers a lost world more like our own than we ever suspected, and reveals how modern technology has its blueprint in the ancient world.
Rating: PG

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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

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Life, Animated

Call No: 616.85882 LIF

Autism
The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man living with autism. Owen Susking who could not speak for years as a child and yet slowly emerged from his isolation by immersing himself in Disney animated movies. The subject of his father Ron Suskind's New York Times bestseller, Owen used these films as a roadmap to reconnect with his loving family and the wider world. Winner of Sundance's prestigious Directing Award, 'Life, Animated' is an emotion coming-of-age story that shows the next stage of Owen's journey as he takes his first steps towards independence.
Rating: PG

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Embrace

Call No: 306.4613 EMB

Body Image in Women
When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. 'Embrace' follows Taryn's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.
Rating: M
 
 

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Our Big Blue Backyard

Season 2

Call No: 33.916416 OUR

Marine Parks
In the second season of Our Big Blue Backyard we venture further afield to the Kermadec Islands, 1000 kilometres north east of northland; the active volcano White Island; the Chatham Islands; Canterbury’s Banks Peninsula; Fiordland; and one of New Zealand’s Sub Antarctic island groups – the Auckland Islands. Each of the six episodes features a coastal “neighbourhood” and the charismatic and varied inhabitants living out their daily dramas alongside each other as they interact in their unique locations. The behaviour of giant marine mammals, dolphins, penguins, sharks, numerous fish species and seabirds in such close proximity will connect New Zealanders to our oceans, like never before.

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