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New to Blu: October 18 – 24

  Baby Driver roars on to both 4K-UHD and Blu-ray, with top US reviewers praising the fidelity of the former over the latter. “Baby Driver was reportedly finished at 2K, but even so this marks a solid upgrade over a decent-not-great 1080p Blu-ray picture,” Blu-ray.com said. Sony’s 2160p/HDR-enhanced release delivers a more intricate and stable […]

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Lightbox’s Vision for Blindspot

Lightbox’s deal with Warner Bros has paid off with Spark’s streaming service about to launch season three of Blindspot exclusively in this market. TVNZ 1 still plans to screen the series but Lightbox will have it first, starting November 5 with a double-episode (it will stream weekly thereafter). Lightbox also has seasons one and two […]

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Tin Star Shines Brighter

Three’s struggling Tin Star has rebounded in the ratings since TVNZ 1’s pulled Criminal Minds for Doctor Foster. Monday’s episode of the British crime drama averaged 4.1% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, to win the 8.30 hour against Doctor Foster (2.5%) and all but one quarter-hour segment of TVNZ 2’s comedy combo, Will & […]

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Critical Condition: Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams: The Hood Maker | Lightbox, from Wednesday ➢ “The Hood Maker was written by Matthew Graham, co-creator of back-to-the-future cop shows Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. It paired Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) and Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) as an odd couple of spooks in a post-technological society riven by prejudice […]

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Another Month of Comics and Killers on SoHo

Two new comedies and another serial killer thriller are among next month’s highlights on SoHo. Absentia stars Castle’s Stana Katic as an FBI agent who returns six years after being kidnapped to find herself implicated in a string of murders. The Hollywood Reporter describes the Sony Pictures Television Networks series as “part thriller and part procedural with a […]

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Sky Movie Premieres in November

   Sky Movies Premiere Manchester by the Sea Split T2 Trainspotting Live by Night Gold Patriots Day Miss Sloane Logan Army of One Sky Movies Extra Kids in Love Evening Jackie La La Land The Ides of March Fifty Shades Darker The Secret Life of Bees Sky Movies Greats Hot Fuzz Argo Crazy Stupid Love […]

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Sky Box Sets to Bow Ex-Zone Premieres

The latest seasons of two sci-fi series that previously aired on Sky’s The Zone will premiere next month on Sky Box Sets. Season four of The Strain will screen in its entirety from 7.30 on November 10 and the fourth and final season of Beauty & the Beast from 7.30 on November 26. They will […]

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Sick Note for Sky

Sky’s Box Sets channel will screen season one of the new Nick Frost comedy series, Sick Note, on November 23. The Shaun of the Dead star plays a doctor whose patient, Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint, is mis-diagnosed with cancer. Having lost his job and his girlfriend, the seemingly doomed insurance worker suddenly finds himself being […]

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Next Week in HD: October 21 – 27

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday  Nature’s Weirdest Events (TV1, 4.55, R) My Kitchen Rules New Zealand (TV2, 5.00, R) Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers (TV3, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) The Barefoot Bandits (TV2, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, […]

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This Week in HD: October 14 – 20

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i   Saturday  Nature’s Weirdest Events (TV1, 4.55, R) My Kitchen Rules New Zealand (TV2, 5.00, R) Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers (TV3, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) The Barefoot Bandits (TV2, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog […]

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