Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock And Roll Mystery
TVNZ 2, 8.15am
Voice Frank Welker. Scooby-Doo and the gang team up with rock band Kiss to stop the Crimson Witch from destroying the Earth. Younger fans of Scooby may well be confused by the appearance of the ageing rockers, headed up by the Demon, aka Gene Simmons. ★★★
Blockers Sky Premiere, 8.30pm Starring Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz. Three teenage girls, who are longtime best friends, pledge to lose their virginity on the night of their school’s senior prom. But a parent finds out, and a covert operation to foil the teens’ plan is launched. A bit tawdry but quite funny. ★★★
Hidden Figures Three, 8.30pm Starring Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae. Drama about the often-overlooked contribution of three African-American women to the American space programme. It is a simple, crowd-pleasing tale and while it does play fast and loose with some of the facts, it is still an important, enlightening story that doesn’t shy away from the racist attitudes of the times. A real joy, well-paced, fun and feisty. ★★★★
Charlie Wilson's War M ori TV, 8.30pm Starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts. With a script that truly deserves to be described as sparkling, this sharp-edged political comedy, based on a true story, features great performances from Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Wickedly funny. ★★★★
The Girl On The Train Choice, 8.30pm Starring Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett. Twisted, dark tale about an alcoholic woman prone to blackouts who uncovers disturbing secrets about her failed marriage while becoming a murder suspect. It is based on the 2015 best-seller, but is quite Hitchcock-like in its voyeuristic approach. Blunt keeps the whole thing on track in the title role. ★★★
Clueless Bravo, 8.30pm Starring Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd. Fun satire inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma.