Saturday, May 15, 2021

TV Guide movie reviews: Monday May 3 to Friday May 7

Monday

Ex-Spouse Killer

Three, 1pm

Starring Arianne Zucker and Marguerite Moreau.

A flower store proprietor turns into caught within the crossfire of a brutal divorce. Not reviewed

Ophir

Māori TV, 8.30pm

Documentary in regards to the creation of Bougainville as an autonomous area in Papua New Guinea, with a selected deal with native resistance to the Rio Tinto-controlled Panguna copper mine which introduced an inflow of migrant staff to the island. ★★★

Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren in The Good Liar.

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Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren in The Good Liar.

The Good Liar

Sky Premiere, 8.30pm

Starring Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen.

A form of darker Soiled Rotten Scoundrels right here the place Ian McKellen performs an ageing conman whose newest goal is a not too long ago widowed historical past professor performed by Helen Mirren. Two nice actors in fact, and it’s primarily based on the wonderful novel of the identical identify by Nicholas Searle. It’s doesn’t fairly add as much as the sum of its elements, although. The 2 leads give performances anticipated of their standing as cinematic luminaries. McKellen is superb because the chilly, calculating Roy who received’t let homicide get in the way in which of his plans, whereas Mirren as Betty all the time hints at one thing deeper than an obsessed widow conned by a person she met on an web courting web site. ★★★

The Legend Of Zorro

Prime, 8.30pm

Starring Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta Jones.

Set seven years after the primary Zorro outing, this sequel is a shade sharper than the primary film, with a mixture of comedy, motion and an intriguing, if quite preposterous, storyline. It revolves across the 1850 poll in California over whether or not it ought to be part of the USA, with Zorro foiling a plot to steal votes! ★★★

Tuesday

Secrets and techniques That Kill

Three, 1pm

Starring Jillian Murray, Kristina Reyes.

A girl turns into suspicious of her mom’s new husband…after which the killing begins. Not reviewed.

Angel Of Mine

Sky Premiere, 8.30pm

Starring Noomi Rapace, Luke Evans.

Though the plot looks as if one thing from a finances TV film, Noomi Rapace’s efficiency saves the day. She performs a mom who believes her ‘useless’ toddler daughter did survive a hospital hearth and is being raised as another person’s daughter. Has she been pushed to the brink of madness by grief, or is she proper? It’s a gripping 97-minute journey of discovery. ★★★

Jude Law in A.I.

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Jude Regulation in A.I.

A.I. Synthetic Intelligence

TVZ Duke, 8.30pm

Starring Jude Regulation, Haley Joel Osmont.

An odd mixture of Spielberg and Kubrick flavours makes this sci-fi pinocchio story a couple of baby robotic desirous to be actual appear overly lengthy, nevertheless it has nice particular results and can in all probability maintain its age for many years. Haley Joel Osment offers a powerful efficiency as a robotic baby purchased, however later deserted, by a household as a alternative for his or her unconscious son. He then goes on quest with a ‘gigolo robotic’ (a completely convincing Jude Regulation) by a world of human prejudice and intolerance. ★★★★

Wednesday

Dying For the Crown

Three, 1pm

Starring April Bowlby, Deborah Twiss.

A highschool reunion reunites a lady with a jealous former classmate. Not reviewed.

Tentacles

Sky Premiere, 8.30pm

Starring Dana Drori, Casey Deidrick.

A whirlwind affair between a lady with secrets and techniques and a photographer spirals into an obsessive, lethal relationship on this finances horror which screened as a part of the Hulu channel’s Into The Darkish sequence. By and enormous, it manages to efficiently mix eroticism with horror, however by no means fairly rises above its pay grade. ★★

Thursday

Killing Your Daughter

Three, 1pm

Starring Allison Web page, Tyler Johnston.

Two actual property moguls are lower than happy to find they’ve a daughter and are able to kill to take away her from their lives. Not reviewed.

Exhausting Kill

Sky Premiere, 8.30pm

Bruce Willis, Jesse Metcalfe

Not reviewed.

Friday

Lethal Alternate

Three, 1pm

Starring Lindsay Hartley, Cynthia Watros.

A British trade scholar schemes to cement her place in an American household. Not reviewed.

Nick Robinson in The Fifth Wave.

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Nick Robinson in The Fifth Wave.

The Fifth Wave

Three, 7.30pm

Starring Cloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson.

Sci-fi thriller primarily based on the younger adults’ novel of the identical identify. After 4 waves of alien assaults have nearly destroyed the planet, a teenage lady and her younger brother desperately attempt to elude the invaders. Generic and no Starvation Video games, however watchable nonetheless. ★★★

Billy Madison

Bravo, 7.30pm

Starring Adam Sandler, Bradley Whitford.

Followers of Adam Sandler will completely adore this crude and tasteless comedy. The incessant childish humour isn’t for everybody although. ★★

Johnny Depp and Eva Green in Dark Shadows.

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Johnny Depp and Eva Inexperienced in Darkish Shadows.

Darkish Shadows

Māori TV, 8.30pm

Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer.

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have teamed as much as wonderful impact prior to now, creating gothic greats equivalent to Edward Scissorhands and Sleepy Hole, however Depp’s quirky characters have been cropping up slightly too often of late and have gotten only a shade acquainted. Right here he performs a vampire who units out to enhance his household’s fortunes after being free of his tomb in Nineteen Seventies America. ★★★

47 Metres Down: Uncaged

Sky Premiere, 8.30pm

Starring Mandy Moore, Claire Holt.

This claustrophobic thriller virtually works however is let down by unhealthy character improvement and poor pacing. It follows two sisters who get into deep-deep hassle once they discover themselves trapped in an underwater shark cage. Visible results go away so much to be desired and, sadly, the top twist on the finish leaves the viewer feeling cheated. ★★

Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Black in Shallow Hal.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Black in Shallow Hal.

Shallow Hal

TVNZ Duke, 8.30pm

Starring Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow.

This intelligent comedy from Bobby and Peter Farrelly is price watching only for the sight of Gwyneth Paltrow in a fats go well with. For many of the movie, nevertheless, she is seen as her regular svelte self, because of the hypnotic spell of self-help guru Tony Robbins, who makes Jack Black’s character see the inside magnificence within the folks he meets. ★★★

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