TELEVISION STREAMING ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTS JANUARY 2022
VIEWPOINT TAMMY FAYE BAKKER
STEPHEN FREARS KIRSTIE STANWAY
SLICE OF LIFE LICORICE PIZZA
The dream didn’t fade, it was taken Premieres 8.30pm, Thursday 13th on Rialto Documentary
WATCHING OUT FILM & CINEMA The King’s Man; Bergman Island; Spencer; The Eyes of Tammy Faye; King Richard; One Second; The Hating Game; Scream; Ghostbusters: Afterlife; Belle; Morbius, Gold, plus more 7 Nightmare Alley Guillermo del Toro 12 Licorice Pizza Paul Thomas Anderson ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS 35 Michelangelo – A Different World 36 In The Shade Film Festival a perfect day with a movie or two... WATCHING IN SKY HIGHLIGHTS Country TV, Investigation Discovery, Living, Vibe, MTV, Rialto Channel 21 Kenny Sharff: When Worlds Collide 23 Stephen Frears Retrospective finding light in the dark FREE TO AIR TV 24 Attenborough’s the Mating Game birds do it,,, bees do it... STREAMING 27 The Tragedy of Macbeth here there be monsters 28 The House knock, knock WATCHING NOW VIEWPOINT 14 Tammy Faye Bakker here’s looking at you 38 Kirstie Stanway what are you watching? 40 2022 the New Year Questionnaire Tom Sainsbury, Kate Rodger, Pru Morrall, Adrian Hailwood, Dos Ojos Collective, Hélène Ravlich, Roger Wyllie, Danyel Simich 44 Directory cinemas nationwide WATCHING SOON
Spencer Cinema, page 6
Nightmare Alley Cinema, page 7
House of Gucci Cinema, page 6
Morbius Cinema, page 11
Euphoria Streaming, page 31
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And Just Like That... here we are! Welcome to the year after the year that many will have been fond to farewell. Welcome back big blockbusters, big outdoor events, big get-togethers, and a big HAPPY New Year! This month, we ask the important questions to a lovely bunch of our past contributors (and some of the VIEW team), and due to too much time between popcorn buckets, we have a closer look at NY cinematic blockbusters, as well as independent films, many of which are already featuring in the Awards buzz as we swiftly head into Oscar, BAFTA and the Golden Globes season... Cheers to you and yours – thanks for being a part of all of this, we very much appreciate your support for the past year and a bit, and look forward to bringing you more cinema, entertainment, events, streaming, and television news in 2022. GIVEAWAYS
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THE KING’S MAN In the early years of the 20th century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a group of notorious tyrants plotting a world war. Prequel to the Kingsman spy comedy series, based on the comic book The Secret Service . Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci, Harris Dickinson, Gemma Arterton. PREMIERES 6TH CLICK TO SEE MORE BERGMAN ISLAND Multi-layered film within a film. Two American filmmakers retreat to Fårö island, Sweden, for the summer hoping to find inspiration in Ingmar Bergman’s favourite location. The couple navigate love and creativity in a serene, self-reflective ode to film and storytelling. Tim Roth, Vicky Krieps, Mia Wasikowska. PREMIERES 6TH CLICK TO SEE MORE SPENCER The marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold, however a truce is ordained for the Royal Christmas festivities at Sandringham. But this year, fighting for her sanity, Diana changes everything. Part ethereal ghost story, part arch social satire, fully no-holds-barred psychodrama. Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Stella Gonet. PREMIERES 20TH CLICK TO SEE MORE THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker in the 1970s and ‘80s. She was a splash of technicolor, eager to embrace people from all walks of life, in an era filled with dour, bible- thumping men in dark suits. Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield. – Feature page 12 – PREMIERES 27TH CLICK TO SEE MORE LICORICE PIZZA Thrilling, loose, funny, buoyant, coming-of-age story. – Feature page 12 – PREMIERES 27TH CLICK TO SEE MORE
KING RICHARD Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on the neglected tennis courts of South Central
Los Angeles, rain or shine, shaped by their father’s
unyielding determination and their family’s commitment, the girls defy the odds and social expectations laid before them. Based on the true story of the tennis legends and executive produced by them. Will Smith. PREMIERES 13TH A borderline-operatic tale of family feuding, jealousy and capitalist intrigue, with plenty of drinks, cigarettes and snacks. Also cars, shoes, coats, dresses, handbags –whatever you want! IN CINEMAS NOW CLICK TO SEE MORE CLICK TO SEE MORE HOUSE OF GUCCI
The King’s Man Premieres 6th
House of Gucci in cinemas now
Spencer Premieres 20th
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THE HATING GAME Resolving to achieve professional success, without compromising her ethics, Lucy embarks on a ruthless game of one-upmanship against cold and efficient nemesis Joshua, a rivalry that is complicated by her growing attraction to him. A rom-com that dares to be – gasp! – genuinely sexy, adapted from the X-rated Sally Thorne novel. Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Corbin Bernson. PREMIERES 13TH CLICK TO SEE MORE GOLD Two men find the biggest gold nugget ever discovered and must find a way to excavate it. However, doubt and greed begin to creep in as the two put their plan into motion. Australian thriller. Zac Efron, Susie Porter, Anthony Hayes, Sam Worthington PREMIERES 20TH CLICK TO SEE MORE
ONE SECOND During the Cultural Revolution a prisoner escapes, desperate to see his daughter in a film. He sets off for a village cinema and crosses paths with a homeless girl who is also desperate to see the movie – so she can steal it – and the film that drives them on becomes the root of an unexpected friendship. PREMIERES 1ST CLICK TO SEE MORE THE 355 When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, a CIA agent joins forces with three international operatives to find it. Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger, Penelope Cruz. PREMIERES 13TH CLICK TO SEE MORE SCREAM Twenty-five years after the original series of murders, a new killer emerges, and Sidney Prescott must return to Woodsboro to find the truth. Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette. PREMIERES 13TH CLICK TO SEE MORE MORBIUS One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters: the enigmatic antihero Dr Michael Morbius is dangerously ill and tries a radical treatment. While at first it seems to be a success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Jared Leto, Matt Smith. PREMIERES 27TH CLICK TO SEE MORE
The 355 Premieres 13th
Morbius Premieres 27th
Gold Premieres 20th
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BELLE A shy high school student adopts the online persona of “Belle”, a superstar singer, when she enters the fantastical virtual world of “U”. There she embarks on an emotional and epic quest to help a mysterious creature who’s on the run from ruthless vigilantes. Anime. PREMIERES 20TH CLICK TO SEE MORE SINGA BIT OF HARMONY A mysterious girl transfers to a new high school, where she quickly becomes popular due to her open-hearted personality and exceptional athletic talent. Secretly she’s an AI in the testing phase, but in a world where technology has, refreshingly, not given rise to a dystopian nightmare – instead it has made the world a better, happier, and more convenient place. PREMIERES 27TH CLICK TO SEE MORE
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE The sequel to the 1984 classic takes the action away from big city New York and out to smalltown Oklahoma, and turns it into a child-oriented fantasy adventure complete with a new type of nice, “non-bustable” ghost. Co-written and directed by Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, who directed the original. PREMIERES 1ST CLICK TO SEE MORE THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2: ROADTRIP There’s not much qualtiy-time happening in the house, so in an attempt at family bonding, Gomez, Morticia, and the rest of the Addams clan hit hyperdrive and head off on a hilariously hideous holiday in a humongous haunted housetruck. PREMIERES 6TH CLICK TO SEE MORE KOATI Three unlikely heroes: a free-spirited coati, a fearless monarch butterfly, and a hyperactive glass frog set out on an adventure to prevent a wicked coral snake from destroying their land of Xo. Animation. Voices of Sofia Vergara, Marc Anthony. COMING SOON CLICK TO SEE MORE FOR FILMS SHOWING NEAR YOU SEE OUR NATIONWIDE CINEMA DIRECTORY PAGE 44
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Premieres 1st
Koati Coming soon
Sing a Bit of Harmony Premieres 27th
The Addams Family 2: Roadtrip Premieres 6th
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LICORICE PIZZA WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON A story about growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley in the early 1970s – an era when the lines between childhood and adulthood got blurry, and the freewheeling ’60s started to give way to political and cultural upheaval, gas shortages and other ’70s headaches. Gary, a teenage actor and entrepreneur, sort-of pursues twentysomething photographer’s assistant Alana, after he meets her while waiting to get his school photograph taken. He enlists her in his schemes and dreams, and together they start a waterbed company, audition for movies, and get involved in a mayoral campaign. The filmmaker fuses the comedic romp of first love and self- discovery, with a debunking of classic Hollywood myths and heroes. The adventures of the two friends (or, rather, flirtatious platonic lovers) cause them to brush up against old and new Hollywood: Sean Penn plays a tough-guy-William Holden doppelgänger, while Bradley Cooper portrays producer Jon Peters (the former hairstylist and boyfriend of Barbra Streisand), depicted as a narcissistic sleaze-bag in polyester. An upbeat, loose, funny, thrilling coming-of-age, comedy- drama. Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, Benny Safdie. PREMIERES 27TH CLICK TO SEE MORE * Licorice Pizza : the slang term for “LP” (pizza/round, licorice/black), and a chain of record stores in 70s California, which inspired the film’s title. .
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HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU TAMMY FAYE
Perfectly titled, referencing its subject’s more- is-more approach to mascara application, The Eyes of Tammy Faye is a biopic, spanning the 1960s to the ’90s, that digs beneath themakeup to explore a truly fascinating character. The film is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker who, along with her husband Jim, ruled the television airwaves of religion through the 1970s and ’80s. The dynamic duo rose from humble beginnings to create an evangelical empire encompassing a Christian ministry, the world’s largest religious broadcasting network, and a theme park, becoming two of the most recognisable faces in America along the way. THE EFFERVESCENT EVANGELIST WAS A SPARKLING SPLASH OF COLOUR IN AN ERA FILLED WITH DOUR, BIBLE-THUMPING MEN IN DARK SUITS. WRITER HÉLÈNE RAVLICH EXAMINES THE ICONIC FIGURE PROFILED IN THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE , AND THE MOTIVES OF THE WOMAN WHO PLAYS HER.
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Renowned for her message of love, accep- tance and prosperity, Tammy Faye became inseparable from her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. Easily the more likable of the two, she was a woman who talked the talk and walked the walk, and her signature style followed her everywhere she went. However, like any quick rise to the top, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled the Bakker’s carefully constructed empire. And when it all crashed and burned, it was before a nationwide televised audience who lapped it up. Instantly recognizable with her iconic makeup and larger-than-life personality, Tammy Faye’s face was plastered across every tabloid in the grocery checkout line – but this time the headlines weren’t always in her favour. But that wasn’t for long. In a world where powerful men, religious or otherwise, inevitably escape scandal with little to no consequences, Tammy Faye stood apart. Unlike her no good cheating ’n’ lying
husband, she never turned away from her faith or forswore her kind and loving version of God for a fire and brimstone replacement. Her heart remained open to the experiences of others, and she rose above her transgressions and evolved beyond tabloid stardom. Her fol- lowers knew that behind all the clothing and makeup was real humanity. On their show, Tammy Faye had always chal- lenged her viewers by inviting guests who might be considered controversial to the av- erage bible-basher. She encouraged her viewers to show compassion and empathy, showing how people whose beliefs and lives seemed foreign were actually not so different. In a key scene in the film, Tammy Faye is seen in interaction with Southern Baptist pastor and fellow televangelist, Jerry Falwell, well known for his fervent homophobia and bigotry. We see her responding to Falwell’s accusations that “feminists and homosexuals”, among other enemies of the religious right, are ruining the fabric of the United States. “I don’t think of them as homosexuals. I just think of them as other human beings that I love,” Tammy Faye says.
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“We’re all just people made out of the same old dirt, and God didn’t make any junk,” she continues, while her husband Jim squirms at her radical openheartedness in the presence of the anti-LGBTQ+ Falwell. Later in life, Tammy Faye went on to per- form at Pride events and even judged a Tammy Faye look- alike contest replete with drag queens, and she was a vocal AIDS advocate and a beloved supporter of the community in an era where HIV patients were largely rejected and ostracised. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain plays Tammy Faye in the film, starring opposite Andrew Garfield as Jim Bakker, and Chastain also produces the film. She is an actor known for her meticulous preparation and research. Becoming Tammy Faye was no different. Completely con- sumed, she reportedly studied her subject for over seven years, going so far as to memorise all of her mannerisms and vocal inflections learned by watching hours and hours of tape. It is said that building a character based on a well-known, public figure is always a challenge, but the biggest hurdle Chastain said she faced was overcoming how other people perceived Tammy Faye. “I spent years looking at footage of her and never once saw mascara running down her face,” Chastain told an inter- viewer. “Tammy Faye was nothing like the caricature the media fed off of. She was the ordained minister Jim wasn’t. She preached acceptance and compassion and meant it,
“I THINK THE
EYES ARE SO IMPORTANT. I BELIEVE THE EYES ARE THE SOUL.”
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(née LaValley, formerly Bakker) – evangelist, singer, author, talk show host, advocate and television personality –
died in 2007 at the age of 65 after a decade- long battle with cancer.
“I WON’T GO FORWARD LOOKING IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR OF MY LIFE.”
and that’s what we wanted people to see in this film. When everyone turned their backs on people with HIV and AIDS, she invited a high profile gay pastor who had AIDS to be on her show. She also hosted Praise The Lord network shows all day long, wrote four books and released twenty-four albums. She never got paid for any of it, she gave her money back to the church.” She also acknowledged the all-male world that Tammy Faye inhabited – which in some ways has changed little over the years – and her impact as a high profile woman. “Women have been punished for being large, and I just mean energy- wise – so in terms of how much space you take up, how much makeup you wear, how loud your voice is, how loud your opin- ion is, how flashy your clothes can be,” Chastain has said. “But then also being punished for owning too many pant suits, or you have short hair. I’m so tired of society telling women how they need to present themselves in the world. And I was so tired of people caring more about how much mascara Tammy Faye Bakker was wearing than the actual incredible things that she did.” Building layer upon layer, just like its subject’s makeup, The Eyes of Tammy Faye tells a story about faith, acceptance, and re-
silience, and promises to be essential viewing. THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE CLICK TO SEE MORE
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RIALTO CHANNEL PREMIERES RIALTO SELECTION CLICK TO SEE MORE PREMIERE FILMS EVERY SATURDAY AT 8:30 Inheritance a shocking secret inheritance threatens to unravel and destroy the lives of a wife and daughter. Lily Collins, Simon Pegg. 1st
HIGHLIGHTS COUNTRY TV CLICK TO SEE MORE Pro Bull Riding Australia the Monster Energy Tour features Australia’s elite bull riders, squaring off against the rankest, bucking bulls from across the continent. Events offering the largest purses and most points of the Aussie bull-riding league, witness exhilarating 8-second rides – and wrecks – throughout the action-packed competition. 8:30, Sundays from 9th INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY CLICK TO SEE MORE Special Event every Saturday night delve into the fascinating, yet horrifying, lives of America's most infamous serial killers. LIVING CLICK TO SEE MORE Valerie’s Home Cooking more than a successful actress, Valerie Bertinelli is also a whiz in the kitchen. 4:15, Thursdays from 13th VIBE CLICK TO SEE MORE Lost Letter Mysteries a group of postal detectives work to solve the mysteries behind undelivered letters and packages from the past. 7:30, Saturdays from 1st Vera a DCI, obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons, tracks down killers with the help of her long-suffering sidekick. Brenda Blethyn. S11, 8:30 from Tuesday 11th MTV CLICK TO SEE MORE The Challenge All Stars past champs return for the best-of-the-best competition. S1 & S2, 4:05pm, weekdays from 17th SKY SPORT CLICK TO SEE MORE Australian Open 17th–30th
The Song of Names a talented Polish boy is adopted by an English family during WWII. Years later, on the eve of his first solo violin concert, he suddenly disappears leading his brother on a
search to find him. Tim Roth, Clive Owen. 8th Then Came You travelling with her husband’s ashes in tow, a widow finds a second chance at love... but he’s about to be married! Kathy Lee Gifford, Craig Ferguson, Elizabeth Hurley. 15th The Furnace a tale of greed, and the search for identity, highlighting the forgotten history of Australia’s cameleers: mainly men from India and the Middle East who made the vast interior desert home. David Wenham, Jay Ryan. 22nd State of the Union a couple reveal much about themselves when they meet up in a pub before their weekly marital therapy sessions. Rosamund Pike. Directed by Stephen Frears. 29th – see Stephen Frears feature, next page RIALTO DOCUMENTARY CLICK TO SEE MORE WEDNESDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 Screen stories: the men behind the magic THURSDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 This month: culture & identity Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide , 6th; Roller Dreams , 13th; All the Streets are Silent , 20th; Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait , 27th RIALTO WORLD CLICK TO SEE MORE MONDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 The best of independent international film and filmmakers. This month: spotlight on SouthAmerica RIALTO FILM CLICK TO SEE MORE FRIDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 Director Stephen Frears Retrospective – see feature, next page
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Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide Rialto Documentary – culture & identity
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KENNY SCHARF: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE PREMIERES ON RIALTO CHANNEL – 8:30, THURSDAY 6TH CLICK TO SEE MORE Before Bansky, there was Kenny Scharf. A prolific New York street artist who, together with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, would become one of the icons of the Pop art scene. Scharf lived through cataclysmic shifts in New York City and the art world, and despite setbacks along the way, he continues to follow his particular technicolor artistic vision, while growing public and critical appreciation for his ouvre has cemented his place in art history. The documentary, co-directed by the artist’s daughter Malia, shows how ’80s Pop art poster boy Scharf is still hard at work decades later. Featuring footage and interviews with artists including Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Yoko Ono.
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RIALTO CHANNEL RETROSPECTIVE
DIRECTOR STEPHEN FREARS FINDING THE LIGHT IN THE DARK
GUMSHOE A nightclub bingo caller, eager for a career change, advertises himself as a private eye in the newspaper. He dons a trench coat, and begins engaging others in rapid-fire dialogue as if he were Humphrey Bogart, or some Dashiell Hammett creation. Soon after, he receives a phone call – and a package containing a gun, a photograph, and a large sum of money. Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw. Frears’ first feature film (1971). 7th PRICK UP YOUR EARS Biopic about notorious British playwright, Joe Orton. At drama school he starts an affair with older, introverted Kenneth Halliwell; as Orton becomes more confident with his sexuality and successful with his writing, Halliwell becomes increasingly alienated and jealous, ultimately ending in a tragedy that shocked the London theatre world. Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes (1987). 14th HERO A down-on-his-luck crook makes a rare selfless gesture when he rescues passengers from a crashed plane and then vanishes into the night. Hoping to find the hero who pulled her from the wreck, a TV reporter offers a big reward, but when a good-looking grifter takes credit, the accidental hero is overlooked amidst the media circus and adoring fans. Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia (1992). 21st CHÉRI Set amongst the opulent decadence of France’s Belle Époque, a retired courtesan asks her former colleague to instruct her son in the ways of love. The result is a passionate affair that lasts six years, until they are forced apart by fate and circumstance... Based on the novel by Colette. Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates. Nominated for the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival (2009). 28th 8:30PM, FRIDAYS IN JANUARY CLICK TO SEE MORE
“THE PEOPLE I MEET ARE
BY AND LARGE INTELLIGENT GRIFTERS, PEOPLE FOR WHOM I NATURALLY HAVE AN AFFECTION, SMALL CON-ARTISTS, PEOPLE LIKE ME.” – Stephen Frears on working in Hollywood.
Prick Up Your Ears 14th
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STATE OF THE UNION
PREMIERES ON RIALTO CHANNEL, 8:30, SATURDAY 29TH CLICK TO SEE MORE After fifteen years of marriage, and in the wake of an affair, a couple are trying marital therapy together. They meet up before each session in the same pub, with the same drinks (a dry white for her, and a pint for him), and... talk. About everything, and nothing, and all points in between. State of the Union offers an honest, brutal, tender, multi-faceted examination of marriage; the pros and cons of familiarity, and the difference between reconcilable and irreconcilable differences. Written by Nick Hornby, directed by Stephen Frears. Rosamund Pike, Chris O'Dowd, Patricia Clarkson, Brendon Gleeson.
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ATTENBOROUGH’S THE MATING GAME – TVNZ 1 CLICK TO SEE MORE Finding a mate is not just about love: the survival of an entire species could depend on it. Sir David Attenborough reveals spectacular scenes of courting and companionship in the natural world: from thoughtful gestures, displays of power, deception or flamboyance, these interactions provide us with some of the most beautiful – and shocking – wildlife spectacles on Earth. Captured in stunning 8K resolution, The Mating Game lays bare the extraordinary lengths animals, both underwater and on land, will go to in order to pass their genes down to the next generation. Five episode series premieres 7:30, Sunday 9th BIRDS DO IT... BEES DO IT...
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THREE CLICK TO SEE MORE Four Hours at the Capitol examining the day the far right ‘fought like hell’ and a violent mob descended on the US Capitol. With previously unseen footage, first-hand accounts from lawmakers, staffers, police, protesters, and people who stormed the building, on the first anniversary of the event. Documentary 8.30pm, Thursday 6th – Also available on ThreeNow. BRAVO CLICK TO SEE MORE The Circus Aotearoa’s favourite circus family is back, with the Weber’s taking on the adventure capital of NZ: Queenstown! Prepare for circus drama, adrenaline-filled activities, and even a proposal on top of Aoraki Mount Cook. 7:30, Saturdays from 15th Emma Willis: Delivering Babies the stories of families having babies during a pandemic, and a new arrival feels more daunting than ever. 8:30, Wednesdays from 12th Kitchen Nightmares celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey returns to the USA to deal with America’s nightmare restaurants and dish out wakeup calls they'll never forget. S7 premieres 22nd, then weekly 8:30, Saturdays. TVNZ DUKE CLICK TO SEE MORE Women’s and Men’s Super Smash Cricket MA¯ ORI TELEVISION CLICK TO SEE MORE Indigenous 100 Julian Wilcox goes one- on-one with indigenous leaders as they share their unique perspectives on the world today. 7:30 Mondays from 3rd. – Also on demand and on the MA¯ ORI+ app.
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TVNZ 2 CLICK TO SEE MORE The Drew Barrymore Show an infectious brand of humour with heart and positivity – this is optimism TV! New series, 1pm, Thursdays from 6th 9 Lives host Matai Smith returns with a new series of the NZ general knowledge game show that will have you glued to the couch and shouting at the screen. 6pm, Saturday 6th Shortland Street returns 7pm, Monday 17th Shortland Street: Retribution spin-off mini-series that’s grittier than the main show, following characters and storylines that take place outside Ferndale. Mini-series premieres 9:25, Sunday 26th Taskmaster: New Year's Special Greg Davies and devoted sidekick, assistant, and stats keeper Little Alex Horne, put five famous faces through ludicrous tests. 8:30, Weds 19th TVNZ 1 CLICK TO SEE MORE Under the Vines new series with wine, and a healthy serving of humour. Kiwi star Rebecca Gibney and Charles Edwards star as two unlikely city slickers who inherit a failing vineyard in Central Otago, NZ. 8pm, from Weds 19th T20 Black Clash Team Rugby take on Team Cricket. Live coverage 6:30, Saturday 22nd – Also available on TVNZ OnDemand. PRIME CLICK TO SEE MORE
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Emma Willis: Delivering Babies Bravo
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NETFLIX CLICK TO SEE MORE The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window A heartbroken woman sits with her wine, staring out the window every day, watching life go by without her. But when a handsome neighbour and his adorable daughter move in across the street, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. That is until she witnesses a gruesome murder... Or did she? A darkly comedic, wine- soaked, satirical take on the plot-twisting psychological thriller genre, 8 Ep season, 28th Neymar: The Perfect Chaos One of the most famous and highest-paid athletes in history – a hero on the field and a controversial figure off. This docuseries gets up close and personal with the soccer star, featuring interviews with legends including Beckham, Messi, and Mbappé, as they weigh in on Neymar's place in sports history. 3 Ep limited series, releasing 25th The Orbital Children the story begins in the year 2045, when AI is everywhere, and anyone can travel into space. Children born on the moon, and children from Earth on a trip to space, meet at the Japanese-built Anshin space station. Anime. 6 Ep season, from 28th Archive 81 an archivist takes a job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994. Reconstructing the work of a documentary filmmaker, he is drawn into her investigation of a dangerous cult, and as the story unfolds across these two timelines, he becomes convinced that he can save her from the terrifying end she met 25 years ago. 8 Ep season, from 14th The Journalist an adaptation of the 2019 hit feature film, which created a sensation by confronting of Japanese political crimes and scandals of recent years. In this new series, a reporter known as the ‘maverick of news media’, strives to expose the issues facing modern Japanese society. Expect shocking revelations, breaking taboos, and stylish visuals. Season releasing 13th
WHAT A NIGHT!
APPLE TV+ CLICK TO SEE MORE The Afterparty a murder is committed at a high school reunion, and all the people present remember the fateful night differently. Each episode is a recollection of the events from one character’s perspective – and each is presented in a film genre and visual style to match the teller’s personality. Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Dave Franco, Ben Schwartz. Murder mystery comedy, 8 EP season launches 28th Servant Season 3, from M. Night Shyamalan. Continuing the story of a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. Psychological horror thriller. 21st
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HERE THERE BE MONSTERS
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JOEL COEN – APPLE TV+ CLICK TO SEE MORE Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand play the toxic power couple in Joel Coen’s pared-down, razor-sharp adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play. The original text has been slashed, and every scene distilled to its furious essence. The best-known lines are still there of course – ‘Is this a dagger which I see before me” and all the rest – but the story of the Macbeths’ murderous ambition is told with ruthless concentration: at 105 minutes it’s about half the running time of the stage play. The visuals are as stark and stripped down as the text, shot in spectral black-and-white on incredibly stylised sets. A very ‘noir’ film.
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THE HOUSE – NETFLIX CLICK TO SEE MORE An eccentric dark comedy centred around a single house, telling three separate, surreal tales about its various inhabitants. The quirky characters each face their own existential challenges: trying to make sense of their place in the world, and attempting to conform to an idea of who they think they are, or who they think they ought to be. The three chapters are directed by Emma de Swaef and Marc James Roels; Niki Lindroth von Bahr; and Paloma Baeza. The vocal talent lineup includes Helena Bonham Carter, Dizzee Rascal, Miranda Richardson, Matthew Goode, and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker. Stop-motion adult animation, series releases 14th
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IN THE GLOW OF LOVE The Tender Bar tells the story of J.R., a fatherless boy growing up in the glow of a bar where the bartender, his Uncle Charlie, is the sharpest and most colourful of an assortment of quirky and demonstrative father figures. As the boy’s determined mother struggles to provide her son with opportunities denied to her (and leave the dilapidated home of her outrageous father), J.R. begins to gamely pursue his romantic and professional dreams – with one foot persistently placed in Uncle Charlie’s bar. Based on the best-selling memoir by J.R. Moehringer. Directed by George Clooney. Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe, Daniel Ranieri. Available exclusively from Friday 7th Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania When Van Helsing’s mysterious invention, the ‘Monsterification Ray,’ goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans – and Johnny becomes a monster! In their new mismatched bodies, they must race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late – and before they drive each other crazy. Available exclusively from Friday 14th Shane for a guy who grew up thinking only of Australian Rules football, it’s almost an accident that Shane Warne became the greatest cricketer of a generation, and one of the greats of all time. Featuring never- before seen interviews including Lord Ian Botham, Sachin Tendulkar, Allan Border, Ian Chappell, Shane Warne & his family. Documentary exclusive from Tuesday 14th
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Blue is the Warmest Colour the life of a sensitive 15-year-old girl is changed forever when she meets a young woman with bright blue hair who introduces her to womanhood, igniting her passion through the discovery of desire. BAFTA Winner. Léa Seydoux. The Ideal Palace discover the unlikely true story of a 19th century French postman, who dedicated thirty-three years of his life to building an extraordinary palace for his beloved daughter. THREE NOW CLICK TO SEE MORE MA¯ ORI TELEVISION ON DEMAND CLICK TO SEE MORE
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PULSE TV CLICK TO SEE MORE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORIES & DOCUMENTARIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. Wayne the exhilarating story of 1987 World Motorcycle Grand Prix Champion Wayne Gardner’s triumphant, improbable journey – from riding a five dollar dirt bike to the international pinnacle of his sport. New Zealand film directed by Jeremy Sims. Chicken People a funny and uplifting look at the world of show chickens and the people who love them. Starting at the largest national poultry competition, likened to the Westminster Dog Show for chickens, the film follows three top competitors over the course of a year, as they grapple with life’s challenges while vying to win the next year’s crown. An unforgettable and heartwarming celebration of the human spirit. Breaking Habits a group of activists in California, led by a once high-flying corporate exec (now self-proclaimed nun), seek to legitimise their lucrative marijuana farm – and expand their medicinal- marijuana empire ‘Sisters of the Valley’. The Heart Dances, The Journey of the Piano: The Ballet the iconic New Zealand film is re-imagined by celebrated Czech dancers Jirí and Otto Bubenicek for the Royal New Zealand Ballet – a voyage into uncharted territory for everyone involved. WALTER PRESENTS CLICK TO SEE MORE TV EXPERT WALTER IUZZOLINO HANDPICKS COMPELLING SERIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SKY GO CLICK TO SEE MORE Sky TV customers can watch live sports, news, box sets, and catch up on movies, shows, and entertainment, online, anywhere in NZ.
NEON CLICK TO SEE MORE The Peacemaker set after The Suicide Squad, exploring the origins of Peacemaker – a man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it. John Cena. 8 Eps, weekly from Friday 14th Euphoria Season 2. Raw coming-of-age series about a group of high schoolers navigating love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media. Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Barbie Ferreira, Jacob Elordi. 5 Eps, available from Monday 10th A Discovery of Witches Season 3. The witch and vampire couple are expecting twins, which sparks great interest – and greater fear – within their world. Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode. British fantasy series available from 9th The Gilded Age it’s 1882 and the Gilded Age is in full swing. A young woman, new to New York City, infiltrates the dazzling lives of her stupendously rich neighbours, as she struggles to decide between adhering to the rules of society or forging her own path. Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Taissa Farmiga, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Carrie Coon. 9 Eps, from 25th
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The World According to Jeff Goldblum – he’s back and he’s as curious as ever. In this season Jeff uncovers surprising secrets behind a whole new host of topics including puzzles, backyards, birthdays, tiny things and motorcycles. Passionate fans, to experts and scientists share new insights to discover how these everyday marvels have shaped the world in which we live. Season 2, new episodes, release 19th Eternals when monstrous creatures called the Deviants, long thought lost to history, mysteriously return, the Eternals – a group of heroes from beyond the stars who had protected the Earth since the dawn of man – are forced to reunite in order to defend humanity once again. The star encrusted cast includes: Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi; Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris; Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo; Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite; Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos; Lauren Ridloff as the super- fast Makkari; Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig; Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh; Kit Harington as Dane Whitman; Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak; Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena. Film released 12th – joining thirteen other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies now streaming in IMAX Enhanced on Disney+ Marvel's Hit Monkey after a Japanese snow monkey’s tribe is slaughtered, he joins forces with the ghost of an American assassin, and together, they begin fighting their way through the Tokyo underworld. Jason Sudeikis, Oliva Munn. Season 1 releases 26th on Star The Book of Boba Fett new episodes releasing every Wednesday
TVNZ ONDEMAND CLICK TO SEE MORE The Tourist In the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, a man is pursued by a tank truck trying to drive him off the road. An epic cat-and-mouse chase unfolds and the man later wakes in hospital, hurt, but somehow alive. Except he has no idea who he is. With merciless figures from his past pursuing him, The Man’s search for answers propels him on. Jamie Dornan. New series. Full season now streaming Gowns & Geysers It’s show time at the Miss Rotorua 2021 beauty pageant, and the self-styled king of glam, Kharl WiRepa, is taking the 25 contestants through ‘stiletto boot camp’. Full season from Monday 22nd Outrageous Fortune every episode of the iconic Kiwi comedy-drama is now streaming Guilt Season 2 – the BAFTA Award-winning Scottish series is back with more darkly delicious drama full of twists, turns and deception. Full new season from Weds 5th
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BAY OF ISLANDS MUSIC FESTIVAL Serving up an amazing mix of New Zealand dub, roots, soul and hip hop this Summer, Northland’s BOI Music Festival, is headlined by Dub & Bass heavyweights, Salmonella Dub, featuring Tiki Taane, plus special guests Laughton Kora and Whirimako Black. The all day lineup includes rapper Jess B, Muroki, Sunshine Sound System ft: Rubi Du, dancehall DJ Big G and the legendary Savage. The Festival Village will be buzzing with great Northland food, arts and crafts so take time to explore. Waitangi, Auckland Anniversary weekend, Saturday 29th CLICK TO SEE MORE COME TOGETHER: THE ROLLING STONES’ STICKY FINGERS In 1971 the Stones recorded what is arguably their greatest ever album. Now, on the 50th anniversary of Sticky Fingers ’ historic launch, New Zealand’s finest musicians come together to bring the album back where it belongs: live on stage in the hands of a world-class rock band featuring Jon Toogood, Sam Scott, Luke Buda, Lou’ana, Diane Swann and more. Christchurch 14th; Wellington 20th; Auckland 21st CLICK TO SEE MORE
GOW LANGSFORD GALLERY ANNUAL CATALOGUE EXHIBITION CLICK TO SEE MORE An annual tradition, and a highlight of the gallery exhibition calendar, featuring works by artists including Ralph Hotere, Colin McCahon, Bernar Venet, Judy Millar, Max Gimblett, Frances Hodgkins, Dick Frizzell and Pablo Picasso. Until 29th L.A.B SUMMER TOUR The big winners at the 2021 NZ Music Awards are taking their distinctive blues-electronic-funk-reggae-rock-soul L.A.B sound on tour: New Plymouth 8th; Christchurch (with Shapeshifter) 15th; Western Springs, Auckland 22nd. CLICK TO SEE MORE
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MICHELANGELO – A DIFFERENT VIEW CLICK TO SEE MORE On public days, up to 25,000 people from all corners of the world stream through the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel to see some of the world’s most famous artworks. Now, in this exhibition, Michelangelo’s masterpieces are presented from a very different perspective: reproductions of the paintings, almost in original size, allow visitors an up-close and personal look at the frescoes. The images have been printed on panels with realistic fidelity, however the exhibition doesn’t attempt to reproduce the Sistine Chapel, but offers a unique opportunity to see the detail in the works. Under license from the Vatican Museums, Aotea Centre, Auckland, 3rd–30th.
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IN THE SHADE FILM FESTIVAL A PERFECT DAY WITH AMOVIE OR TWO...
A GROUP OF CINEPHILES HAVE JOINED FORCES TO BRING THIS BIG SCREEN CINEMATIC CORNUCOPIA TO FILM DEPRIVED AUCKLAND AUDIENCES. In the Shade marks the first time the city will get a chance to attend a live international film festival since 2019. “Auckland is currently in the throes of a big screen drought, the like never seen in our moviegoing lifetimes. The cine-collective Dos Ojos was assembled to create a much needed big-screen care-package to quench audience’s insatiable hunger for the very best in cinema from around the world” said the collective. The festival was initially conceived with two goals in mind: to fill the gap left by the cancellation of the Auckland leg of of the New Zealand International Film Festival , and to support the Hollywood and Academy Cinemas – two cool independent venues greatly affected by the lockdown. Every ticket and every treat purchased will go a long way in helping them to get back on their feet. 19TH JAN–2ND FEB CLICK TO SEE MORE + Enjoy an oasis of cool cinema for summer an outdoor garden bar will be operating at the Hollywood for the duration of the festival.
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SUMMERTIME & THE LIVING IS EASY KIRSTIE STANWAY THE SKY SPORT COMMENTATOR TALKS WITH VIEW ABOUT LIFE ‘OUT OF OFFICE’.
like that. Having said that, we might get itchy feet and want to escape during the two weeks over Christmas and New Year when the Mount goes crazy, you never know! Have you factored any TV watching into your downtime? Have you got any series queued up? I’m someone who watches a lot of sport, even if I do it for a job! Recently I’ve really got into watching the Ashes series, and loving it. I def- initely wouldn’t call myself a cricket tragic, but I’ve found it so exciting over the last few weeks. Not having to cover it myself has meant that I can really sit back and enjoy it, it’s a totally different way of watching. It’s the same with the Australian Open, I love watch- ing tennis, but it’s such a different experience when you’re there in the thick of it, grinding away. I’m looking forward to just taking it in, which will be really cool. With your holidays plans in mind, what are you wearing over the next few weeks? This is probably TMI, but when I packed my bag to head down here I didn’t even pack underwear or a bra because I really do live in a bikini in summertime! My out of office notifi- cation is on and I’m in my bikini, with a sunhat, no makeup... If someone sees me out they won’t recognise me, seriously. It’s my time to relax and just be, I’m such a summer child that I literally will hardly leave the beach. SKY SUMMER OF SPORT CLICK TO SEE MORE 16 x HD pop-up channels launch on Sky Go covering all the action at the Australian Open tennis tournament, 17th–30th.
A popular Sky Sport presenter whose work has taken her to such prestigious events as the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Kirstie Stanway has had a big year. Feeling more than a little exhausted after returning from Japan via MIQ and then going almost straight into Auckland’s lengthy lock- down, when we chat in late December, she’s ready for a summer of down time, beach days and yes, watching more than a little sport. Where are you right now Kirstie? I’m with my partner at my parents place in Mount Maunganui. I won’t be back in my radio job until January 18th or back to Sky Sports until the rugby kicks off in February, so I’m going to have a LOT of downtime which is amazing! How will you be spending that deliciously lengthy break? I think we’ll spend it right here. I’m so tired that I just want to lie on the beach and do nothing as opposed to traveling around or anything
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THE NEWYEAR 2022
QUESTIONNAIRE A LOVELY BUNCH OF OUR PAST CONTRIBUTORS AND SOME OF THE VIEW TEAM, ANSWER THE (SORT OF) REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FACING US ALL IN 2022.*
TOM SAINSBURY Snapchat Dude and actor, writer, comedian, dancer, director, social media star, satirist, prostitute – and so much more – willing to do anything (ANYTHING!) to be liked. Q : You’re waking up in the brand-new year that is 2022 – what is your very first thought? A : Why did I drink bubbles? Dear God, if you get me through this hangover I’ll become devout. I’ve ruined my New Year Resolutions already. That sort of thing. Q : What is one thing you couldn’t do in 2021 that is first on your to-do list in 2022? A : Perform! Oh I’m going to perform my little heart out in all the venues I can get into. Both theatre and stand up. As much as I can. Q : If you could travel anywhere, near or far, in 2022 where would that be? A : I’ve been doing Duolingo French for 762 days in a row (how do I know?
The app keeps telling me), so I want to go and do a full immersion course somewhere. Maybe New Caledonia? Q : Your dream event to watch or attend in 2022? A : Splore baby. I couldn’t go last year and I’m ready to writhe around and groove out until 4am before having a spicy hot cacao in a teepee beneath an illuminated butterfly in a field. Q : Is there anything that you started doing in 2021 that you intend to keep up in 2022? A : During lockdown I started learning animation through YouTube courses. So definitely that. I love it! I also started teaching myself the piano. So both of those things. Q : Your biggest hope for 2022? A : That authoritarianism is stamped out the world over and that humanity reaches the next stage of consciousness and that climate change is completely combated and that we meet aliens.
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