The Cul De Sac (meaning 'dead end') is a YA drama from New Zealand about a group of teens trying to survive in a world where all the adults have suddenly vanished along with the Internet and electricity and evil forces want them dead.
Based on the Carnegie Medal winning novel by Margeret Mahy. Sixteen year-old Laura Chant lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a ... See full summary »
Albert is a seasoned renegade with a heart of gold. With his memory beginning to fail and his wife wheelchair bound, his young granddaughter, Jean, has her hands more than full taking care ... See full summary »
Millennials arrived at the party too late - our world is on the brink of environmental catastrophe, and we continue to deny it. Bright Summer Night brings together a motley group of ... See full summary »
A shy and brave boy, Nori, lives in the famous amusement park, Nori Park. Nori wants to be the star of rollercoasters and a hero, like his father Dragon Rider, who is the king of racing and... See full summary »
A fairly interesting and easy to watch bio of Jean Batten, New Zealand's greatest female flier. This made for TV movie is mostly concerned with her quest to set new long distance flying records and a brief peep into her love life.
Amelia Earhart may hold the title of the most legendary female flier of the first half of the 20th Century but Jean Batten holds the record of the most accomplished female flier of the first half of the 20th Century. I believe the story stated she held the world record for solo female flier for over 30 years.
As for the movie, there are lots of airborne scenes and beautiful photography. The story itself can be described as mostly surface and sentimental. The actress Kate Elliott captures the beauty of Jean Batten and her drive to fly under forbidding circumstance.
As a made for TV movie it's a fine source for an evenings entertainment!
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