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Turkey Hol­low TVNZ 2, 8.15am

Voices Mary Steen­bur­gen, Jay Har­ring­ton. Pass­able an­i­mated fam­ily film about Turkey Hol­low, a town that is ob­sessed with find­ing the Howl­ing Hoodoo, a three-me­tre-long leg­endary mon­ster. ★★

Fifty Shades Freed Sky Premiere, 8.30pm Star­ring Dakota John­son, Jamie Dor­nan. Anas­ta­sia Steele and Chris­tian Grey are now mar­ried and con­tinue their sex­ual hi­jinks in this non­sen­si­cal ex­ploita­tive erotic thriller, which grossed US$371 mil­lion de­spite over­whelm­ingly neg­a­tive re­views. It rounds up a tril­ogy, or should we say three­some, fol­low­ing on from Fifty Shades Of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker, and is pos­si­bly the drea­ri­est of them. ★

Hell Or High Wa­ter M ori TV, 8.30pm Star­ring Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges. Su­perb, ac­tion-packed drama about a cou­ple of broth­ers who set out to rob the banks that are about to fore­close on their fam­ily land. Smartly crafted and with a sur­pris­ing emo­tional depth, it blurs the lines be­tween right and wrong as it paints a pic­ture of a Texas gripped by a cy­cle of poverty and de­cline. ★★★★

Seven Psy­chopaths Choice, 8.30pm Star­ring Colin Far­rell, Woody Har­rel­son. Play­ing a hap­less screen­writer caught up in the Los Angeles un­der­world, Colin Far­rell again pairs up with writer-di­rec­tor Martin McDon­agh, in a movie as off­beat as their last col­lab­o­ra­tion In Bruges. The plot cen­tres around a kid­napped shih tzu dog be­long­ing to a gang­ster. It’s com­edy, sort of, if you can laugh along with its graphic na­ture. ★★★★

Kem­per On Kem­per: In­side The Mind Of A Se­rial Killer Bravo, 8.30pm Star­ring John Dou­glas. A some­what lurid doc­u­men­tary about se­rial killer Ed­mund Kem­per, who raped, mur­dered and mu­ti­lated mul­ti­ple vic­tims in a crime spree last­ing from 1969 to 1973, cul­mi­nat­ing in the mur­der of his mother. John Dou­glas is a for­mer FBI agent who in­ter­ro­gated Kem­per, who is still in prison. ★★

Fan­tas­tic Four Three, 8.40pm Star­ring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B Jor­dan. We have been treated to some spe­cial

stuff cour­tesy of the comic book movie genre – films such as Avengers, Dark Knight, and Guardians Of The Galaxy to name a few. Fan­tas­tic Four, how­ever, is a re­minder of how it can all go so wrong with zero hu­mour, lack­lus­tre act­ing and a poor script. One to miss. ★

Any Given Sun­day TVNZ Duke, 9.30pm

Star­ring Al Pa­cino, Den­nis Quaid, Jamie Foxx. Al Pa­cino plays the age­ing coach of a trou­bled Amer­i­can foot­ball team on a los­ing streak. Star quar­ter­back Den­nis Quaid is get­ting past his prime, so the coach takes a punt on cocky young player Jamie Foxx, who is boom­ing with po­ten­tial. Cameron Diaz also stars, play­ing against type as the team’s hard­ball, money-hungry co-owner. A testos­terone-heavy, cyn­i­cal and en­ter­tain­ing look at the busi­ness be­hind sport. ★★★

John Wick TVNZ 2, 10.05pm

Star­ring Keanu Reeves. Keanu Reeves as a for­mer mob hit­man out for vengeance? Dis­re­gard any pre­con­cep­tions you might have, be­cause this ac­tion thriller is punchy, stylish and sat­is­fy­ing – and Reeves rocks in it. ★★★★

Lights Out TVNZ 2, 12.55am (Mon­day)

Star­ring Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bate­man. This bud­get film was based on a cult short film of the same name, and was a sur­pris­ing box-of­fice suc­cess. It’s a tale about a ghostly ap­pari­tion with a homi­ci­dal streak and keeps the viewer guess­ing up un­til a suit­ably bloody con­clu­sion. Best keep the lights on when you’re watch­ing. ★★★★

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