TV & movies

TV & movies



Toy Story 4 in the pipeline

Woody, Buzz and the gang will be coming to a cinema near you once again.

Gabriella Goat sues Peppa Pig

A woman with the same name as a Peppa Pig character wants NZ$157,000 compensation for ridicule.

Kiwi kid scores Hollywood role

10-year-old Dylan Farrell is kicking off his acting career in a high-octane Hollywood action flick.

A world without TV

When our TV broke down during the week there was a bit of mild panic in the air.

JK Rowling's Twitter riddle

JK Rowling has sent the Muggle world into a frenzy with just 12 words.


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Life lessons from Frozen

Like most parents, I've watched Frozen approximately 473 times. Here's what I've learnt.

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Limiting screen time

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

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Soap addresses tough issue

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

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Planes: Fire and Rescue

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

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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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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.

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Blanchett to star in Jungle Book

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

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Dora grows up

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

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Robin Williams tribute

A tribute to Robin Williams.

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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.

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Top 10 parenting films

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

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