Author: Jessica Martin

For this round of our Family Movie Night recommendations, we bring you a family flick that you wouldn’t have seen as part of the blockbuster hits but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deliver. This week we delve into the fantastical world of “Wonder Park” (2019), an animated fantasy adventure directed by Dylan Brown, that’s guaranteed to captivate young and old. Plot “Wonder Park” tells the story of June, an imaginative young girl who, together with her mother, creates a model of an amusement park called Wonderland, which is full of fantastic rides and talking animals. When her mother becomes ill,…

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In this edition of ‘Family Movie Night’ series, this is one you may have missed — Netflix’s “Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, the Movie.” A captivating blend of action, humour, and heart that promises to enchant the younger viewers as well as have us adults following along. Directed by Jeremy Zag and released in 2023, this animated spectacle springs from the beloved television series which can also be found on Netflix, bringing its characters to the big screen with enhanced animation and of course songs. And, by the end of the movie, we guarantee the whole house will be yelling…

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The latest film in our Family Movie Night series will take us on an icy adventure. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” directed by Mark Waters and released in 2011, stands out as a fun and left-of-centre pick for families looking to bond over a movie that’s both entertaining, heartwarming and of course has lovable penguins. Plot “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” dives into the life of Tom Popper, a high-flying real estate mogul whose life takes an unexpected turn when he inherits six penguins. This peculiar legacy transforms his swanky New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland and his life into a series…

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A spellbinding glimpse as we get the first look at the Wicked trailer starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo. In a world where the anticipation for movie trailers can rival that of the films themselves, the first look at the “Wicked” trailer has arrived, casting a mesmerising spell over fans and newcomers alike. Will the movie be as good as the award-winning play? What to expect from Wicked “Wicked” offers us a ticket back to the enchanting land of Oz, but not as we’ve known it from the tales of Dorothy Gale. Instead, the trailer teases a story that predates…

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Netflix’s latest music documentary offering, “The Greatest Night in Pop,” directed by the visionary Bao Nguyen, marks another significant addition to the platform’s expansive library. This 2024 star-studded release chronicles a pivotal moment in music history and the transformative power of music. About At the heart of “The Greatest Night in Pop” on Netflix is the story of January 28, 1985, a night that saw some of the most illustrious names in the music industry gather to record “We Are the World.” The documentary goes beyond the surface, offering a nuanced look into the complexities of orchestrating such an unprecedented…

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After a big month of Netflix originals to start the year in January, our attention now turns to Netflix Australia February 2024 lineup and we have our top Netflix originals to watch this month. Must-watch Netflix Originals February 2024 One Day After spending graduation night together, Emma and Dexter go their separate ways — but their lives remain intertwined. Based on David Nicholls’ novel. Release Date: 8/2/2024 Einstein and the Bomb What happened after Einstein fled Nazi Germany? Using archival footage and his own words, this docudrama dives into the mind of a tortured genius. Release Date: 16/2/2024 Can I…

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In our latest instalment of ‘What to watch on Netflix’ Sofia Vergara is back on screen yet unrecognisable in the latest captivating crime miniseries on Netflix, “Griselda.” Director Andrés Baiz takes audiences into the gritty world of Griselda Blanco, a notorious drug lord with a raw and intense portrayal of Blanco’s ascent in the male-dominated drug trafficking world. Starring Sofía Vergara in the lead role, this series paints a vivid picture of Blanco’s life, from her humble beginnings to becoming one of the most feared figures in the drug trade. The show, part of Netflix’s collaboration with the creative team…

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Welcome to our very first instalment of “What To Watch On Netflix,” where we dive into the must-see shows waiting for you in the vast content ocean of Netflix’s library. Today, we’re focusing on a series you may have missed — “Safe,” a gripping 2018 thriller series starring the talented Michael C. Hall. This show is a tantalising blend of mystery and drama that keeps you guessing until the very end. Plot While you might be thrown by Michael C. Hall’s British accent at first, “Safe” takes you into the life of Tom, a pediatric surgeon and widowed father of…

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When sitting down and deciding ‘what to watch’ you might often not think to open up Apple TV+, however, we are here to tell you “Black Bird” is a show you need to add to your must-watch list. Kicking off our ‘What to Watch on Apple TV+’ series is the 2022 crime biography mini-series “Black Bird.” Starring Targon Egerton and created by Dennis Lehane, the series is based on real events and will have you on the edge of your seat — guaranteed. Plot “Black Bird” grips you from the start with its intricate plot. It follows the story of…

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For lovers of true crimes, you are in for a treat in this week’s ‘What To Watch On Netflix.’ “American Nightmare,” the latest addition to Netflix’s true-crime library, debuted on January 17, 2024, which dives into the abduction of Denise Huskins in Vallejo, California, in 2015. It not only chronicles the events of her kidnapping but also paints a vivid picture of the scepticism faced by Huskins and her partner, Aaron Quinn, from both law enforcement and the media. This scepticism, which initially labelled the incident as a hoax, forms a key part of the series’ narrative, exploring the impact…

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Our latest addition to the ‘What to watch on Netflix’ series we take a look behind the curtain of the U.S OxyContin opioid epidemic. Netflix’s gripping drama “Painkiller,” released in 2023, is a deeply moving and insightful series that delves into the heart of America’s opioid crisis. Directed by the acclaimed Peter Berg, this series stands out as a powerful exploration of one of the most significant public health emergencies of our time. “Painkiller” is not just a show; it’s a dramatic portrayal of a real-life nightmare that has affected millions. The series takes viewers on a journey through the…

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The new year means new Netflix Originals and a number of titles are coming to the Netflix Australia January 2024 lineup that need to be added to your must-watch list. Must-watch Netflix Originals January 2024 Fool Me Once “Fool Me Once,” a British adaptation of Harlan Coben’s novel, is set in the UK and follows Maya Stern (Michelle Keegan), who sees an image of her late husband on her nanny cam, leading her into a dangerous conspiracy. The show features a mix of suspense and drama, with a focus on uncovering dark secrets and deception. Cast: Michelle Keegan, Laurie Kynaston,…

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Netflix is set to start the year in style with several quality original films as part of Netflix Australia’s January 2024 lineup. From the survival drama ‘Society of the Snow’ based on a true story to a light-hearted comedy heist ‘Lift’ starring Kevin Hart, the roster for January 2024 is as varied as it is captivating. Netflix Original Films January 2024 Let’s dive into the upcoming Netflix original films for January. Society of the Snow This survival drama brings to life the harrowing true story of a rugby team’s fight for survival after a plane crash in the Andes. The…

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Sing 3, the third instalment of Illumination’s animated film franchise, has been the talk of the town among fans. The original movie that started it all centres around Buster Moon, the owner of Moon Theater, who conducts a singing competition show to save his theatre from foreclosure. The success of the show saves his theatre and the contestants become members of his troupe. Illumination, the studio behind the franchise, has officially announced the sequel, as reported by The Direct. The article suggests that the story of Sing 3 will pick up from where the second movie left off. Buster, Rosita,…

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“Leave the World Behind” has arrived on Netflix, sending shivers down our spines. The film, a brainchild of Sam Esmail, the visionary behind “Mr. Robot,” is an apocalyptic masterpiece starring the illustrious Julia Roberts, the ever-charismatic Mahershala Ali, and the versatile Ethan Hawke. This narrative unfolds the harrowing tale of two families trapped in a mysterious blackout, with the unsettling certainty that life as they know it has irreversibly changed. In this perplexing world, the ordinary has become obsolete. Technology fails without explanation, and even the deer near the families’ Long Island sanctuary behave unnervingly. The spine-tingling trailer and embedded…

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As the holiday season rolls in, bringing the twinkling lights and the festive cheer, Netflix has just the right treat for your family gatherings. Let’s unwrap “Family Switch,” the latest Netflix Original Christmas movie that’s charming its way into family watchlists this festive season. Family Switch Plot What would happen if your family members switched bodies with each other? Think Freaky Friday, but with the whole family and with Christmas vibes. In “Family Switch” we follow the Walker family as their lives are interchanged after a cosmic event. Dad becomes the son, the son becomes dad, mum becomes the daughter…

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2023 is coming to an end and Netflix Australia is finishing the year by adding a number of new TV shows, movies, and documentaries to its library, giving you plenty of options to choose from — ensuring you stay out of the heat and in the AC. Whether you’re in the mood for a heartwarming holiday film, a gripping crime series, or a laugh with the latest Ricky Gervais Netflix special — there’s something for everyone this month. Among the highlights of what to watch on Netflix is the second season of “Sweet Home,” a South Korean horror series that…

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If you’re a fan of historical dramas, you won’t want to miss Netflix’s limited series, “All the Light We Cannot See.” Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doerr, this drama follows the paths of a blind French girl and a German soldier as their lives collide in the final days of World War II. The series is a beautifully crafted adaptation of Doerr’s novel, with a talented cast bringing the characters to life. Aria Mia Loberti stars as Marie-Laure, the blind French girl, while Louis Hofmann portrays Werner, the German soldier. Mark Ruffalo also stars in the series,…

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