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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.

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