Tag Archives: Game of Thrones

New to Sky Box Sets in June

Next month Sky Box Sets will premiere the graphic novel adaptation Happy!. It stars Law & Order: SVU’s Christopher Meloni as a drunk ex-cop turned hit man who wakes up in hospital with an imaginary friend — a blue winged unicorn named Happy — who helps him to rescue his estranged daughter from a Very Bad […]

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Critical Condition: Britannia

Britannia | SoHo, 8.30 Wednesday ➢ “Violence it has. Also, domestic drama. Dynastic intrigue. A soupçon of the supernatural. Set in A.D. 43, during the second Roman invasion of the British Isles-to-be, the nine-part Britannia also displays what might be an unfortunate side effect of the rise of bingeable drama–the seeming nonchalance with which writers […]

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Critical Condition: Altered Carbon

Altered Carbon | Netflix, from today ➢ “The main conceit of this slow-building but satisfying series is that people can download their consciousness into a series of bodies, or ‘sleeves,’ indefinitely. These extensions are only possible for individuals with sufficient funds, of course: Living forever, which involves growing or acquiring an array of sleeves, is […]

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Critical Condition: Gunpowder

Gunpowder | Lightbox, from Thursday ➢ “This Kit Harington-starring three-parter got off to an explosive start. It might might be historically accurate but did it need to be quite so gruesome? … The first half hour is not the easiest of watches, tension followed by utter horribleness … It’s certainly historically fascinating, and genuine, in […]

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New to Blu: December 12 – 18

   One of the year’s biggest Golden Globe snubs, Wind River, heads this week’s movies-on-Blu-ray slate while season seven of Game of Thrones, which earned only one nomination, dominates the TV releases. “Films set in the dead of winter often appear drab and sterile, and Wind River is no exception, yet the excellent 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 […]

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TVNZ 2 to Fast Track Marvel’s Inhumans

TVNZ 2 will premiere Marvel’s Inhumans within two days of the US. The latest superheroes series will launch 9.05 on October 1 after the free-to-air premiere of another comic book adaptation, Ant-Man. Marvel’s Inhumans will go to air on September 29 in the US, where early reviews suggest it could be another ABC bomb (Agents […]

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Westworld Rides Again in 4K

Westworld may have wound up firing blanks at the primetime Emmy Awards but fans of the sci-fi shoot-’em-up can look forward to its release on 4K-UHD and Blu-ray. It goes on sale on November 8, a month ahead of season seven of Game of Thrones. “We are thrilled to release the first season of HBO’s […]

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Rellik Comes to oHoS

SoHo has picked up the latest mind-bending thriller from the creators of The Missing. Rellik, which is Killer spelt backwards to reflect the storytelling, stars Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones), Jodi Balfour (Quarry) and Clare Holman (Silent Witness), and will screen 8.30 Sundays from October 15. The reverse engineered serial killer serial went to air this […]

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Critical Condition: The White Princess

The White Princess | Prime, 8.30 Tuesday ➢ “A scheming queen, a suspicious court, and an uncertain young king — it’s all been done before. But The White Princess, Starz’s follow-up to the 2013 miniseries The White Queen … chronicling the War of the Roses and its aftermath, manages to make even 15th-century politics feel contemporary … The White Princess‘ biggest fault […]

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Critical Condition: Outlander

Outlander | Lightbox, from Monday ➢ “To call the third season a reset wouldn’t be wrong, but not exactly right either. At outset, Frank and Claire are together, while Jamie and Claire are apart, effectively inverting much of the narrative of the first two seasons. But both theme and soul of Outlander remain the same […]

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