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Bring in the new year with fetch

By Robert Buckler

With the excitement of New Year’s Eve behind us, most people will be settling in to spend the day catching up with their television sets. To save yourself watching the same Simpsons marathon you watch every year, let’s take a look at what’s new on fetchtv this month.

Movie rentals

Hanna – Hanna (Academy Award-nominee Saoirse Ronan) is no ordinary teenage girl. She has the strength, stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; qualities given her by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA agent, who has raised her in the wilds of Finland to become the perfect assassin. Sent into the world by her father on her first mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.

The Nutcracker (PG) – Set in 1920’s Vienna, this is a tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.

Friends With Benefits (MA) – The relationship between two friends gets complicated when they decide to get romantic.

The Hangover: Part 2 (MA) – Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu’s wedding. Stu’s plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.

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Straight Time (M) –  An ex-convict’s life begins a downward spiral when he embarks on a crime spree upon being released from the state penitentiary.

Peter’s Friends (M) – When his father dies, a grieving man invites his old college friends to holiday with him at a countryside estate, and reveals a secret that shocks them all.

Benji The Hunted (G) – When everyone’s favourite show dog Benji is lost at sea and then stranded in the wilderness, he tries to find his way home but along the way meets four orphaned cougar kittens who he takes care of.

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David Rocco’s Dolce Vota (PG) – Proving good food doesn’t have to be difficult, David Rocco returns to cook up classic, easy-to-learn recipes for his friends and family in and around the cities and countrysides of Italy. Available on Nat Geo Adventure (Channel 130) on Saturdays at 6:30pm.

LA Ink (PG) – TLC’s hit series LA Ink is back with brand new episodes, following the amazing Kat Von D and her group of talented artists at LA’s hottest tattoo shop. Kat’s new journey will see her re-evaluating and re-imagining both her career and her personal life. Tune in to see more amazing art, moving personal stories and the inevitable clashing of egos that comes within the high pressure creative world of LA Ink. Available on TLC (Channel 131) on Wednesdays at 7:30pm, from 21 December 2011.

For more on fetchtv, head to iiNet’s fetchtv website. Happy New Year!

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