Tag Archives: Featured

Next Week in HD: July 1 – 7

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i   Saturday  Extreme Road Rescue (TV1, 4.55) The Block NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) Movie: Toy Story (TV2, 5.30, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) Britain’s Got Talent (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Kung Fu Panda (TV2, 7.00, R) […]

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This Week in HD: June 24 – 30

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Extreme Road Rescue (TV1, 5.00) Dolphins: Spy in the Pod (TV3, 5.00, F) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) Network Movie Premiere: Planes 2: Fire & Rescue (TV2, 5.25) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) Britain’s Got Talent (TV1, 7.00) […]

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Netflix Adds New Generation Dynasty

The network TV reboot of ’80s soap Dynasty will stream here on Netflix. It’s the latest deal Netflix has done with The CW network, after landing another of its shows, Riverdale, earlier this year. Deadline Hollywood reports the streaming giant was involved early in Dynasty’s genesis because of its global appeal and serialised storytelling, making […]

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New to Netflix in July

Castlevania: Season 1 (7/7/2017) The last surviving member of a disgraced clan fights to save Eastern Europe from Dracula. Inspired by the classic video game series. Friends From College: Season 1 (14/7/2017) As they face down their forties, a group of friends who met at Harvard experiences a range of success — or lack thereof […]

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Critical Condition: GLOW

GLOW (Netflix, from Friday) ➢ “Lurid leotards are the new orange in GLOW, Netflix’s dramedy set against the backdrop of the camptastic 1980s professional wrestling television series … GLOW has superficial similarities to Orange Is the New Black in its excellent, multicultural female-driven ensemble — and deeper similarities in the way it uses a traditionally male space […]

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Blu-ray Bounty for Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast will waltz on to Blu-ray and Digital HD next week with a bevy of extras not on the DVD. It will go on sale here three weeks after its US bow but three weeks ahead of its UK launch. And unlike the US market, the June 28 NZ release includes a […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 22

➢ TVNZ 2 is turning Emerald City into a mini-series event. The Wizard of Oz re-imaging that ran for only 10 episodes in the US will screen as double-episodes after the Saturday Family Movie from July 1. “Fans of the alternate reality/fantasy genre should enjoy Emerald City, and I think they’ll get a kick out […]

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New to Blu: June 21 – 27

    Alien-wannabe Life launches here on Blu-ray the same week as the US and next month will touch down on 4K-UHD whereas The Great Wall is being released simultaneously on both formats. “For as good as the movie looks on 1080p Blu-ray, this 2160p/HDR-enhanced presentation of The Great Wall, sourced from a 4K digital intermediate, […]

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Critical Condition: Mary Kills People

Mary Kills People (Neon, from Tuesday) ➢ “Mary Kills People is a smart, entertaining series that understands, on a core level, that nobody really wants to watch a TV show about medically assisted suicide. Use of that phrase so early in this review may send some running for the exits, but that would be a mistake. […]

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This Week in HD: June 17 – 23

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Premiere: Dolphins: Spy in the Pod (TV3, 4.55) Extreme Road Rescue (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) Movie: Planes (TVNZ 2, 5.15, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) Britain’s Got Talent (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Bee Movie (TV2, 7.00, […]

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