Killing Eve at Last Lands Air Date

TVNZ OnDemand hit Killing Eve will make its broadcast debut on July 24. It will air 9.30 Tuesdays, on a double-bill with the latest season of Australian prison drama Wentworth. Killing Eve is a British spy thriller starring Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jodie Comer (Doctor Foster) that was a breakout hit for BBC America on […]

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Due on Blu: Avengers: Infinity War

   The latest Avengers adventure, Infinity War, will go on sale on 4K-UHD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray on August 15. The Blu-ray editions will boast two hours of extras and some retailers will offer packaged bundles with earlier Avengers movies, with both The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron being re-issued on 4K-UHD at the same […]

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New to Blu: July 11 – 17

  A Quiet Place ➢ “A Quiet Place‘s 2160p/Dolby Vision-enhanced presentation can be said to be mildly to modestly better than the 1080p Blu-ray, but better all the same. The Blu-ray delivers a significantly strong and very refined presentation considering textural quality and colours alike. The UHD refines the image and, while there’s not a […]

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Coro St Scramble Unnecessary

TVNZ 1 programmers are to be applauded for ensuring the continuity of Coronation Street having leap-frogged 18 months to catch up with the UK broadcasts. But the programming verges on the peculiar. For instance, tonight the network’s running a half-hour instalment at 9.30 that will push back Under the Influence to 10.00 and force the […]

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Critical Condition: Succession

Succession | SoHo, 8.30 Wednesday ➢ “If Succession was cut down to a half-hour comedy, it would be an apt successor to HBO’s vicious, outgoing political satire, Veep. It’s got the same satiric spirit and vulgar insults, this time applied to Manhattan’s business district, yet the added minutes bring context for its devilish characters. Jesse Armstrong’s […]

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Cohen to Poke the Borax on Sky

Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime satire will screen here the same day as the US. Who Is America? will air 10.30 Mondays on SoHo from July 16 and also will be available for streaming on Neon. The series will pre-empt a repeat of Episodes and provides SoHo a timely substitute for Real Time […]

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Panasonic’s Flagship TV Sets Sail

One of the year’s best-reviewed TVs goes on sale today: Panasonic’s FZ1000U. It’s an OLED TV with a built-in soundbar as its base but otherwise boasts the same picture quality and specs as the FZ950U that was released last month. Both are for sale in 55- and 65-inch sizes, but you’re paying a premium for […]

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Critical Condition: Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects | SoHo, 1.00/8.30 Monday ➢ “Like the Gillian Flynn novel it’s based on, HBO’s Sharp Objects is a fascinating fake-out. It’s a murder mystery, but its main character isn’t a detective. She isn’t even necessarily an especially good journalist. The law enforcement characters are secondary, and the case they’re pursuing is light on enriching […]

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Maori TV to Showcase Classic Movies in HD

Maori TV will use the NZ HD premiere of 1952 Oscar-winner High Noon to launch a season of Paramount Pictures classics in 1080i. Director Fred Zinnemann’s western won three Oscars, including best actor for Gary Cooper, and was nominated for best picture (it lost to what’s widely regarded as “the worst best picture winner ever”). […]

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New Netflix First: Sacred Games

Sacred Games, Netflix’s first original Indian drama, launches today, along with new seasons of Anne With an E, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Freshly Brewed and Somebody Feed Phil: The Second Course. Streaming in Hindi and English, the Mumbai mob drama is the first of several Indian productions Netflix will release globally. “There are great stories everywhere, […]

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