Tag Archives: 2012

This Week in HD: December 22-28

NZ’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks:   Saturday Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30, R) The Food Truck (TV One, 7.00, R) The Voice (TV2, 7.30, F) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) CSI: New York (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) CSI: Miami (TV3 9.25, 5.1) Pan Am (TV One, 9.35, 5.1) Homeland (TV3, 10.25, 5.1, R, F) Sunday ITM […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: December 22-28

The Ewings will ride again when TV One saddles up the HD reboot of Dallas on December 28. It will air 8.30pm Fridays in double-episodes on the same channel that aired the original Southfork soap 30 years ago. People magazine thought it “a comfy piece of nostalgia that doubles as a fresh guilty pleasure” and […]

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HDTV Ratings: September 29-October 2

                  Round two of the Harry Potter versus Simon Cowell contest again went to The X Factor USA. Friday night’s instalment of the talent quest averaged 9.6% of 25-54 year-olds compared with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’s 7.7%, 9% of 18-40 year-olds (vs 7.8%), 7.7% of […]

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Tonight in HD: October 2

Premiere: Hellcats (TV2, 5.30) ✫✫✫ Marti Perkins faces her dislike for cheerleading when she must try out for the Hellcats, Lancer University’s competitive cheerleading squad, to win a scholarship. Reviews: Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, USA Today, TV Guide. Raising Hope (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) ✫✫✫ Jimmy gets Burt’s idol, Smokey Floyd, to help him realise the […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: October 1-7

TV2 isn’t waiting until next year to premiere 2012 in HD. The doomsday blockbuster will have its free-to-air debut on October 2, opposite TV One’s HD premiere of The Young Victoria. Completing the HD movie hat-trick on TVNZ that week will be a TV2 re-run of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on October […]

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HDTV Movie Premieres: October 16-22

The Happening: TV3, 8.30pm Saturday. Everything but the script is happening in another eerie-fairy tale from writer/director M Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs). It stars Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel as a couple in the wilderness trying to survive a mysterious airborne plague that sparks mass suicides across the East Coast of the United […]

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My Sky HDi … Sky Movies in October

The end is ‘nigh — at least if you subscribe to Sky Movies. Among the HD premieres the premium movie channel will roll out next month are the doomsday disaster blockbuster, 2012, and the horror hit, Drag Me to Hell. Comedy dominates the rest of the line-up, ranging from the sometimes sublime — Ricky Gervais’ […]

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Blu-ray Alert: March 12-18

Blu-ray Alert: March 12-18

After two, back-to-back weeks of bumper Blu-ray slates, only a handful of titles is being released in HD this week. Dwarfing the competition will be the doomsday blockbuster, 2012, which debuts on Wednesday in standard and steelbook packaging. But in both cases it will be a single disc only, whereas the US edition, which went on […]

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