TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL
Streaming only on Showmax
Recently returned to Sydney, Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) is trying to rebuild her life. When the body of an Asian girl washes up on Bondi Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Robin realises ‘China Girl’ didn’t die alone. Created by Oscar-winner Jane Campion (The Piano), Top of the Lake: China Girl co-stars three-time Golden Globe winner Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones), among others. Best Limited Series nominee, Golden Globes, 2018. Binge-watch now.
Season one, which earned Moss her first Golden Globe and the series a Cinematography Emmy, is also available on Showmax.
MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS S1
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All teenagers have moments when they think their parents are evil. But when six teens realise their parents really are supervillains, they band together to stop them. Binge-watch from 13 April 2018.
“One of Marvel’s most promising series to date.” Indiewire
A 2018 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films nominee for Best Superhero Series.
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With Los Angeles on the verge of a riot, Bosch is assigned a new case where his findings may either piss off his department or tip the city over the edge. This Emmy-nominated police procedural is based on the bestselling crime novels by Michael Connelly. Binge-watch from 20 April 2018.
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Lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons and aging bedbugs having midlife crises – Animals centers on the downtrodden creatures of New York City. This adult comedy guest stars everyone from Aziz Ansari to Emilia Clarke and Jonah Hill to RuPaul, not to mention featured musical performances from the likes of Killer Mike, Big Boi, Kurt Vile, Ty Segall, A$AP Rocky, and A$AP Ferg. Binge-watch both seasons from 1 May 2018.
NEED A HOLIDAY IN GREECE?
The Durrells S2 (due 01/04)
The Durrells stay in Corfu for another season of dealing with their eccentric mother and some unusually wild pets. Based on Gerald Durrell’s classic autobiography. A 2017 BAFTA nominee for Best Drama Series.
WANT SOME AWE AND WONDER?
Planet Earth II (due 02/04)
Filmed 10 years on from the original, Planet Earth II is an immersive exploration of the jungles, mountains, deserts, islands, grasslands and cities of the world. IMDB’s top ranked TV series, Planet Earth II won Emmys for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series and Cinematography, among other prizes.
NEED SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS?
Kung Fu Panda (due 02/04)
An obese panda must learn martial arts and become the Dragon Warrior to save China from the savage Tai Lung. Nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe as Best Animated Feature.
Wizards vs Aliens S1-3 (due 05/04)
Tom is a teenager with a secret: he comes from a family of wizards. When aliens try to invade Earth, he teams up with scientific genius Benny to fight back. A British Academy Children’s Awards and Writers Guild of Great Britain nominee for Phil Ford, who also wrote for Dr Who.
MISSING PHOEBE FROM FRIENDS?
The Comeback S1-2 (due 01/05)
Lisa Kudrow (Friends) was nominated for two Best Actress in a Comedy Emmy Awards for her role as an ex A-list celebrity attempting to rekindle her career.
THINK YOUR IN-LAWS ARE THE WORST?
Meet The Parents, Meet the Fockers, and Little Fockers (due 03/05)
Robert de Niro was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy for his role as Ben Stiller’s future father-in-law in this number one box office hit comedy and its two sequels.
PLANNING A WEDDING AND NEED TO LAUGH?
Bridesmaids (due 10/05)
Kristen Wiig was nominated for the Golden Globe and Melissa McCarthy for the Oscar for their roles in this MTV Awards and People’s Choice winning comedy about bridesmaids getting competitive.
FEEL LIKE FILM NOIR?
Sin City (due 14/05)
Frank Miller codirected this adaptation of his classic graphic novel with cult filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Starring Bruce Willis, Clive Owen and Mickey Rourke, this stylised film noir topped the box office on its release in America and went on to win over 30 international awards.
WANT SOME CLASSIC TARANTINO?
Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill 1 and 2 (due 17/05)
Quentin Tarantino won his first Oscar for the screenplay for Pulp Fiction, currently at number seven on IMDB’s top ranked films of all time list. John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L Jackson, Harvey Keitel and many more star in this cult classic that weaves together four tales of violence and redemption. In Kill Bill, Uma Thurman puts in a Golden Globe-nominated performance as The Bride, who wakes from a four-year-coma ready for revenge on her fellow assassins who betrayed her.
FEEL LIKE A CLASSIC FAMILY ANIMATION?
Shrek 2 (due 17/05)
Princess Fiona’s parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres. Nominated for Oscars for Best Animation and Best Song (Accidentally In Love).
NEED SOME STEVE BIKO?
Cry Freedom (due 24/05)
South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, activist Steve Biko. Oscar-winners Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline co-star as Biko and Woods respectively, with Washington earning his first ever Oscar nomination for the role. Jonas Gwangwa and George Fenton were also Oscar-nominated for their song Cry Freedom.
WANT A QUIRKY CLASSIC?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (due 28/05)
When their relationship turns sour, a young couple (Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey and Oscar winner Kate Winslet) undergo a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories. Directed by Michel Gondry and written by Charlie Kaufman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is in the top hundred on IMDB’s Top Rated Movies, Rotten Tomatoes’ Top Rated Romances, and the BBC’s Greatest Films of the 21st Century lists.
NEED A LAUGH?
Insecure S2 (due 01/06)
Issa Rae was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy at the Golden Globes for the last two years in a row for her role as an awkward black girl in this stereotype-destroying, raunchy and hilarious series, and was a MTV Awards nominee for Show of the Year.
NEED A PEOPLE’S CHOICE-WINNING MURDER MYSTERY?
Castle S1-8 (due 01/06)
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard “Rick” Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team. Castle won four People’s Choice Awards for Favorite TV Crime Drama, with Nathan Fillion taking home Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor in 2016. The show was also nominated for three Emmys.
NEED SOME TIME WITH MEGHAN MARKLE?
Suits S7 (due 01/06)
Meghan Markle will become royalty in May when she marries Prince Harry but for us, she’ll always be Rachel Zane in Suits. And love is in the air in season seven of this hit legal series…
FEEL LIKE HANGING WITH THE ROCK IN VEGAS?
Ballers S3 (due 01/06)
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson returns as retired professional football star Spencer Strasmore in this Emmy-nominated HBO series. This season he has his most ambitious plan yet: to bring professional football to Las Vegas.
AND SO MUCH MORE…
This is just a small selection of the confirmed titles; many more will be added as contracts are finalised in the coming weeks. Please note schedules are subject to change. Let us know if you need updated lineups or more information and high-res pictures on any of these titles.