TV & movies

TV & movies


planes fire and rescue

Planes: Fire and Rescue

REVIEW: Overall, Planes: Fire and Rescue is one trip to the movies worth taking these school holidays.

Limiting screen time

Do you need some tips in how to wean your kids off TV of the iPad?

Soap addresses tough issue

Extra staff will be brought in to crisis helplines this week as Shortland Street tackles a youth suicide storyline.

Turtles go back to the future

REVIEW: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles does everything you could hope for and delivers exactly what the trailer promises.

Motherless Disney princesses

Why are so many heroines in Disney movies motherless? One theory is that Walt Disney was guilt-ridden over his mother's death.


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Kids TV

Couch potatoes for life

The more television children watched at age 10, the more they watched in middle age, according to a new report.

If I Stay

Review: If I Stay

This young adult movie suffered from an overdose of tragedy.

Cate Blanchett

Blanchett to star in Jungle Book

Cate Blanchett has joined the cast of the upcoming adventure tale Jungle Book: Origins.

dora the explorer

Dora grows up

Dora the Explorer is growing up and we're not sure how we feel about it.

Robin Williams

Robin Williams tribute

A tribute to Robin Williams.

postman strap

First-class entertainment

Postman Pat conjures up plenty of contemporary corporate satire, along with visual gags and knockabout fun for a pre-school audience.


Frozen writer's next project

Frozen's writer and co-director Jennifer Lee is writing the adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's book A Wrinkle in Time.

Noah Ritter

This kid is TV gold. Apparently.

A five-year-old boy has become an instant TV personality after a reporter interviewed him at a county fair.

sound of music

Top 10 parenting films

There's a lot you can learn about parenting by watching some old - and not so old - movies.

Kids TV

How much TV do kids watch?

A survey is planned on how much television New Zealand children watch.


Kia ora Maori Spongebob

Who lives in a painaporo under te moana?


Watching the World Cup

Argentine maestro Messi dribbles past a German defender Miss A dribbles her Weetbix down her chin from her high chair.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon

Except for one fairly major asterisk, this is a school holidays winner.


Holiday movies for all

Your guide to movies currently showing - for young and old.

the moe show

Moe finds new friends

James Croot talks with The Moe Show's female performer of fairy Fern, Sarah Thomson.

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