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The Ant Bully TVNZ 2, 7am

Voices Nicolas Cage, Ju­lia Roberts. While boast­ing an im­pres­sive ar­ray of voice tal­ent, this an­i­mated fea­ture is more squarely aimed at the kid­dies than most of its kind. A mildly pleas­ant watch. ★★★

Pleas­antville TVNZ 2, noon

Star­ring Tobey Maguire, Reese Wither­spoon. Two teenage sib­lings who are mag­i­cally pro­pelled into a clean-cut black-and-white 50s fam­ily TV show start tam­per­ing with the sto­ry­lines. As the char­ac­ters are ex­posed to new emo­tions, they start to burst into colour. ★★★ As­teroid: Fi­nal Im­pact Three, noon Star­ring Mark Lutz. A whistle­blower con­ceives a des­per­ate plan to stop an as­teroid from hit­ting Earth. Not re­viewed.

A Fish Tale Three, 2pm Star­ring Lexi Gio­vagnoli. Two sis­ters unite af­ter a 10-year sep­a­ra­tion. Not re­viewed.

Tooth Fairy Three, 3.50pm Star­ring Dwayne John­son, Ash­ley Judd. Even Dwayne John­son’s charisma can’t quite over­come the weak script­ing of this av­er­age fam­ily film about a mi­nor league ice hockey player sad­dled with a fan­tas­ti­cal new oc­cu­pa­tion. ★★

Miss Con­ge­nial­ity 2: Armed And Fab­u­lous TVNZ 2, 7.30pm

Star­ring San­dra Bul­lock. Bul­lock has a nat­u­ral flair for com­edy, which is just as well, as this se­quel to the orig­i­nal box-of­fice smash doesn’t have nearly as much go­ing for it. ★★

Step Broth­ers Prime, 8.30pm Star­ring Will Fer­rell, John C Reilly Thanks to their abil­ity to con­vinc­ingly por­tray adults who have never emo­tion­ally ad­vanced be­yond pre-ado­les­cent years, Will Fer­rell and John C Reilly per­fectly in­habit two ob­nox­ious yet hi­lar­i­ous char­ac­ters. ★★★

Good­bye Christo­pher Robin Sky Premiere, 8.30pm Star­ring Domh­nall Glee­son, Mar­got Rob­bie. The story of the cre­ation of Win­nie-the-Pooh is al­most as en­ter­tain­ing as the chil­dren’s car­toon it­self. But while this film glosses over some of the more in­ter­est­ing de­tails, it’s still a mov­ing tale ex­am­in­ing the pit­falls of celebrity sta­tus and the dan­ger of shar­ing chil­dren’s lives with the world. ★★★

Wild Things TVNZ Duke, 8.30pm

Star­ring Matt Dil­lon, Neve Camp­bell. Twist­ing all the way to the end, the grow­ing greed and dis­trust of all in­volved in this sexy thriller gets ex­po­nen­tially more pre­dictable to­wards the end, although this does noth­ing to lessen the en­ter­tain­ment value. ★★★

Two Weeks No­tice TVNZ 2, 9.45pm

Star­ring Hugh Grant, San­dra Bul­lock. An en­vi­ron­men­tal lawyer work­ing for a well-mean­ing but in­de­ci­sive bil­lion­aire be­comes frus­trated and quits the job, but then gets jeal­ous of her re­place­ment in this rou­tine ro­man­tic com­edy. ★★★

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