Tag Archives: Entourage

Critical Condition: White Famous

White Famous | SoHo, 9.00 Thursdays ➢ “White Famous should be better than it is. The half-hour comedy is led by Saturday Night Live veteran Jay Pharoah, a winning impressionist … But White Famous, a shallow show about comedian Floyd Mooney (Pharoah) trying to break into the mainstream, accesses few of its star’s talents. Instead, Pharoah’s […]

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New to Blu: September 16 – 22

The Avengers: Age of Ultron “In both its 2D and 3D guises Age of Ultron makes for demo material. Unsurprisingly the 2D looks slightly better than the 3D conversion, but both are generally very impressive. The former boasts superb clarity, outstanding detail and some genuinely picture-perfect moments, allowing you to arguably better appreciate the visual feast […]

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Critical Condition: Ballers

“Is this series for you? Certainly not all of you. The language alone may be the deal-breaker, while the sexual objectification of women is appalling — possibly an accurate reflection of some parts of the ‘baller’ culture, but appalling nonetheless. Ballers is for those who cherished the great Ted Kotcheff-directed movie North Dallas Forty, or Oliver Stone’s Any […]

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Bill O’Byrne’s Bargain Bin Blues: Last Vegas

Last Vegas: $$$1/2 Directed by on Turtletaub. Written by Dan Fogelman. Starring Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeeman, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline. Five ageing Hollywood superstars walk into an amiable comedy about four old guys in Las Vegas. And that’s about all you need to know as to whether you will like Last Vegas. It’s a nice, undemanding […]

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Entourage at Last to Screen Complete on SoHo

SoHo will air from the beginning double-episodes of Entourage on the eve of the spin-off movie’s release. The first four seasons of the insider-Hollywood comedy already have played in HD on Sky’s premium drama channel but rights to the last four hitherto have been held by TVNZ (which aired all eight seasons in SD). The Emmy-winner will take over […]

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SoHo Says Hello to Ladies

Sky’s SoHo channel has exclusively secured a new comedy series from Ricky Gervais collaborator Stephen Merchant and the next season of the Matt LeBlanc sensation, Episodes. It’s picked up Merchant’s Hello Ladies through its alliance with HBO. He plays a gawky Brit in LA who’s obsessed with finding the woman of his dreams amid the […]

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New to Blu: July 11-17 > TV & Toons

Good news at last for Breaking Bad fans: season three goes on sale today on both Blu-ray and DVD and industry-wide rather than exclusively to JB Hi-Fi, as happened belatedly with previous seasons. It coincides with season four’s 10.15pm Thursday premiere on Four (albeit in SD), which was released last month on Blu-ray in the […]

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Soho – Too Big to Fail?

If SoHo’s first-week highlights are any measure, than Sky’s new premium drama channel looks like being too big on quality to fail. Game of Thrones is the biggest drawcard but Emmy-winning or nominated movies like Too Big to Fail and Temple Grandin are none too shabby, either. Launch week also will see the NZ premiere […]

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New to Blu: TV > October 5-11

Fans of TV’s top-rating comedy will get a bigger Bang for their buck this week on Blu-ray. Warner Bros is simultaneously releasing seasons three and four of The Big Bang Theory in HD. The latest season is on sale for $50 but season three, which was released last year only on DVD, is new to […]

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SoHo’s First Night Unveiled

The first two episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones are the star attraction of SoHo’s opening night. Sky’s new premium HD drama channel will launch 3pm on October 31, and will be free for all subscribers to sample from then until November 30 (thereafter, it will cost $10 a month). The channel fittingly will open […]

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