PRESS PLAY. REWIND. BE KIND.
The first female Doctor Who. Cause for celebration, right?
What the creator of Mad Men did next. And what it’s like.
Why millions of people have tuned in to this British police drama - and what it gets remarkably wrong.
The scariest thing is NOT watching this spooky sibling drama.
Twin Peaks, Eternal Sunshine and Black Mirror decide to combine forces. Yes, it is that good.
Jim Carrey’s bittersweet comedy about the cost of trying to be a good person in a world that doesn’t want to hear about it.
Mark is a hardcore Trekkie. So how will he handle Seth MacFarlane’s version of the space opera?
For the first time ever, Jaws meets Law and Order - in Sydney.
Mark investigates the new world of news - and finds gripping bite-sized chunks, from BuzzFeed.
From the makers of Flight of the Conchords come a spooky mockumentary series … with this one amazing scene … But we’ll get to that.
60 Second Verdict
What do you get when you mix Harry Potter with Johnny Depp?
The Queen is a vigilante lesbian crusader! So, um, how does that turn out?
We are the Champions or Another One Bites the Dust?
Interesting idea. But what do they with it?
Shock: One of Spider-Man’s greatest villains is, um, a hero. Kinda.
Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy in an account of the Moon landing. Just how epic can this drama be?
Did someone say “Oscars!”
Proof that 1980s-esque comedies of a C grade nature might well have their place.
Off-screen scandal and one of the 80s biggest action creatures can’t add up to a rollicking reboot of Arnie’s former nemesis.
Jack Black and Cate Blanchett star in a hybrid of Harry Potter and Goosebumps. Magic?
Nowhere near as forgettable or cheesy as Mark feared.
A familiar thriller set entirely inside computers and phones, as a frantic dad tries to find his missing daughter.
Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen read 50 Shades of Grey. Incredibly, they start to question relationships and deep commitment.
You know those unknown animated movies which you really want to like?
Based on the true story of an African-American cop who went undercover … in the Ku Klux Klan!
Need more teen dystopian melodramatic action in your life?
New Zealand comedy about destroying relationships - by outsourcing it.
Ten years on, the morally dubious world of the Mamma Mia movie musical returns. Here we go again …
Sick of Marvel movies? Don’t grab the fly swatter just yet; this super sequel is worth your while.
Just how true is this “based on a true story” about the young, female author of Frankenstein …
Ever felt like you (dino)saur it all before?
Get ready! In about one minute’s time, you will have worked out whether to see this Pixar sequel.
A superb horror film … that has left me kinda speechless.
Well-intended if cheesy doco-drama about real people confessing to sexual sin - and God’s power for change.
Starring Australian actor Jason Clarke, Chappaquiddick charts the reaction to an accidental death caused by Ted Kennedy in 1969.
Or: here’s the next movie your mum and dad will want to see at the pictures.
The much discussed (and troubled production) origin story of the Millennium Falcon flyboy. Worth it?
Martin Freeman. Australia. Zombies. And a baby. And social commentary trying to escape out of an average post-apocalyptic movie.
SEE Mark geek out about this huge Marvel extravaganza
Simon Baker’s filmed version of Tim Winton’s beloved beach novel. Mark was taken with its bold message of NOT giving in to every urge you have.
The most imaginative movie of 2017 AND what it still is unable to come up with.
No, really. Stop it. Right now. DO NOT WATCH THIS.
The Star's unusual perspective on the birth of Jesus misses one critical detail.
Or.... How To Write Jesus Out Of His Birthday.
Wonder goes beneath the surface of what it means to be different.
What do all superhero stories have in common?
She was into bondage? What?
Be the first to know what you and the whole family will be chewing popcorn over next year.
Where exactly is Murder on the Orient Express still taking us?
Prepare early for the big finale to 2017, starring Star Wars and Paddington.
George Clooney and Matt Damon's latest has only one good idea. And its about how bad we can be.
Lavish new TV series Victoria reminds Mark that we all love to rule.
Mark's not. And here is exactly why.
Here's more good news: He's also like you, too.
TV proves that Satan is really a nice guy. Hmmmmm.
What's God got to do with it?
Graphic, explicit and shocking but this TV show also screams loudly about the consequences of doing whatever you want, sexually.
Netflix new comedy presents life in heaven. Cool. So, how can I get in?
Violence, sex, spies and Elton John. The Kingsman sequel turns it up to 11, but Ben reckons the graphic adventure isn't extreme enough.
How tiny animated bricks speak incredible truth about where our real-life families are at.
The revamp of Stephen King's IT should strike fear into our minds and drive our minds to striking out at fear.
The biggest royal scandal is not the one about a Queen hanging out with a guy 44 years younger than her.
Go on. We dar you to watch this.
Staring and caring is not as daft as it sounds.
Mark was as shocked as you will be at All Saints.
American Made helps to confirm a big distinction for Mark.
The Hitman's Bodyguard offers relationship counselling. Surprised?
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets reckons it can show us the way.
Heard the one about Jame Bond, a Star Wars villain and the Million Dollar Baby?
now we're talking
Does being religious drive you to murder?
You and I love to binge on TV shows. Ben and Mark take a look at what that's doing to us.
A new perspective on those who are "different".
The very modern message of an old-school whodunit.
Or: What would happen if the lies stopped?
Mark believes we ALL need to hear this.
Can drama The Young Messiah be a blessing to your faith?
Steve Carell and Emma Stone's court case confuses has an identity crisis.
How to find any deeper meaning from this life and death melodrama.
Why Ben wants a shocking spy sequel to be much more shocking.
top 5 lists
Will the Batmobile make the list?
No. 1 - "What if God told you to kill the Most Wanted Man in the World?"
In no particular order but in honour of Wonder Woman's big screen comeback, here are 10 leading ladies you need to R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Does what it says.
Prepare for disappointment... like the bit where Ben mentions, gasp, Star Wars. Yes, THE Star Wars.
When getting into government stuff is great, great, great.
What could be worse than that La La Land/Moonlight mix-up? 5 more terrible moments in Academy Award history!
WARNING: Sidney Poitier did not make the list!
Is The Last Temptation of Christ at No. 1?
Unwrap the best Christmas present you've ever had
May the force be with these select few.
Hey, I'm talkin' here.
Animal lovers, rejoice. Your favourite screen companions are here.
One of the most distinct, inventive and memorable film-makers ever. Five of his choicest works.
To recognise the 15th anniversary of the 9'11 attacks on New York City, Mark counts down the best movie depictions of those events (and the aftermath).
What on earth is a smart cartoon? Something that illustrates your intelligence into an increase of incredible proportions. Or something like that.
Are you ready to laugh? With respect and admiration? In a British accent? Good. You may proceed
Boldly go where no Trekkie has gone before ... they're own personal list of best Star Trek bits.
What thou needest to know if thou would like to espionage like they do in the movies.
"Inspired" by the release of Me Before You, Mark picks the best depictions he has seen on-screen of people with some form of disability. And one that he hasn't seen.
Money, money, money. Invest in these profitable films about how hard it can be to get by.
We guarantee you will be surprised by what's at No. 1
SPOILER ALERT: This Top 5 list is one big spoiler. So, you probably shouldn't listen to it. No, really. Don't listen to it. You really, really, really should not listen to it ...
But we really, really, really want to see them made. Hollywood, answer our call!
Who are the heavenly creatures on screen that deserve most attention?
When did the Academy Awards get it wrong? At least five spectacular times, according to Mark.
Mark reveals how his December 26 film adventures have frequently gone horribly wrong.
Some times, being in it to win it is a recipe for disaster.
Does what it says in the title. Because Mark's a real man and movie monsters don't scare him.
Mark limbers up and invites us all to savour his memorable of attempting to be the champion that he saw on screen. And how dreams of finishing first tended to end in tears.
what your kids are watching
Warning: steer clear of this dog's breakfast.
Bring the noise! Guardians are back, complete with a sorta god called Ego. Rock and roll, or turn it off?
Starring Childish Gambino himself, Atlanta might just be the strangest/coolest/insightful shows on TV.
Is it possible to laugh at a differently abled person?
Mark was pleasantly stirred by what this animated family film has to say about, well, family.
Mighty morphin', or a misguided attempt to resurrect a 1990s hit for the after-school crowd?
Why, Disney? Why did you have to remake a beloved animated hit? Ben can't work it out.
Groundhog Day meets Final Destination: The Movie!
What are the kids up to? Find out in ABC's new real-life series - that's not as moany or indulgent as you fear.
Two brothers. One show. All for kids to learn gross and cool stuff about the human body. Mark Hadley highly recommends this educational entertainment.
So, some monsters are hiding out in trucks. Is there anything else you need to know about this absurd family film? Yes, Mark Hadley warns.
Catchy songs and island gods in Disney's own rival to Frozen.
Featuring the voices of Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick and Dami Im, Trolls is a sing-along cartoon about where we find our happiness. And big hair and hugs.
Underrated thriller about the hazards of online existence.
The next Harry Potter phenomena, or a shameless cash-in that's more myeh than magic?
Splendid! The most expensive show ever from Netflix - about a royal ruler who puts serving God ahead of her own glory.
There is good reason for why you should be happy about your kids getting into the second season of The Flash. Allow us to explain...
A strong cast fills out this this 1980s-sounding lark about spies moving into suburbia. Ben wasn't too impressed with this comedy and wondered if we should even think deeply about it. Well, should we?
Jessica Mauboy stars in a new Australian TV drama about lies, schemes, dreams, finding family and trying to redeem yourself.
Mark goes back to the beginnings of Batman, to see what we can learn about this famous superhero and his crimefighting ways.
Mark previews what is likely to be the next big deal in the ever-growing world of kids books turned into film franchises.
A big vocal cast struggles to land jokes and depth in this flightless animated outing.
A lesser-known Disney movie is rebooted, with more realism, mood and emphasis upon belief.
The biggest cult TV hit of 2016. But should you and the kids sit down to watch this nostalgic nod to the 1980s?
An epic adventure into the spiritual realm. This visually spectacular animation features well-known voices and loads of deep, disturbing topics (from grief to ancestor worship).
The latest Harry Potter tale has been published. Mark's a fan of the original series yet was left baffled and irritated by the Cursed Child.
Mark's a massive fan of the Star Trek universe. So what does a diehard Trekkie make of the latest blast into the final frontier?
What Your Kids Probably Shouldn't Be Watching ... is this spin-off of a beloved animated series ... for kids. Confused? Never fear! Mark's here, to help us work out what's going on with The Killing Joke.
... Because it's everywhere. And we need to talk about it.
Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg. Together. For the first time. Is this the instant family film classic we all expect?