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Critical Condition: The Get Down

The Get Down (Netflix, from today) “Baz Luhrmann, the movie director, has brought to Netflix his first television series, and — like his baroque takes on Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby and his pop-musical rewrite of La Traviata, Moulin Rouge — it is a thing by turns, and even simultaneously, ridiculous and sublime, romantic and […]

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New to Blu: TV > September 19-25

On the eve of their latest seasons going to air, Homeland and Glee can be taken home this week on Blu-ray – along with Birdsong, an outstanding BBC drama that’s yet to screen here. “Homeland is captured on the Arri Alexa with Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses in high definition. “It has a […]

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Glee Fast-forwards to Four

Glee is the latest HD show to wind up in SD on Four. After three seasons on TV3, the high school musical-drama is switching channels. The good news for fans is season four will screen within a week of its US broadcast; the bad news is MediaWorks doesn’t plan to upgrade Four to HD in […]

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Tonight in HD: July 13

Season Finale: Glee (TV3, 7.30, 5.1, F) Graduation is finally here, as McKinley High’s class of 2012 looks to the past and present while contemplating the future. “It turned out to be a solid, at times fantastic, season-closer where some of Glee’s general weaknesses turned out to be strengths,” Time magazine said. But Rolling Stone thought otherwise: “With a […]

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Tonight in HD: July 6

Series Premiere: Vera (TV One, 8.30) When a young boy is found murdered in his bath, surrounded by flowers, DCI Vera Stanhope is called in to investigate and soon is on the trail of a serial killer. “Brenda Blethyn played a shambolic middle-aged woman with a perpetually puzzled expression. She also happened to be a Chief Inspector […]

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Tonight in HD: June 29

Season Premiere: Supernatural (TV2, 10.35, 5.1) Assuming his new role as God, Castiel sets out to right some of the wrongs in the world; Dean decides to bind Death in order to stop him. According to website 28 Days Later, “Supernatural’s season seven premiere is looking promising as long as the series’ writers know where to focus the tale. […]

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Tonight in HD: June 22

Network Premiere: Endeavour (TV One, 8.30) A young Detective Inspector Morse plans to leave the force, only to be pulled back in to work on the case that changed everything. As The Guardian said: “Post-Morse has been pretty much bled dry with Lewis, so now we’re going back to before, and a young detective on his first posting in […]

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Tonight in HD: June 15

SoHo Cinema: Hemingway & Gellhorn (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) The Hollywood Reporter hailed this HBO dramatisation of Ernest Hemingway’s relationship with his third wife, war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, as “a dynamic, vivid, well-acted look at two major 20th century writers who shared wars on the battlefront and at home”. Entertainment Weekly was equally enthusiastic (“maddeningly, irresistibly […]

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Tonight in HD: June 8

SoHo Premiere: The Gathering Storm (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) The first volume of Winston Churchill’s Second World War memoirs was first dramatised for TV nearly 40 years ago and starred Richard Burton. But that production couldn’t muster any of this Storm’s multiple Emmys, Baftas and Golden Globes. It opens in 1934 and chronicles Churchill’s return […]

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Tonight in HD: June 1

Series Premiere: Hounds (TV3, 10.00) A shiftless lawyer inherits a half-sister, half a house, and an alcoholic dog trainer after his father dies suddenly at the dog track. TV3 could be on to a winner with this Kiwi comedy if advance reviews are any guide to its form. “This isn’t the laugh-out-loud, neon-lit, canned-laughter comedy we […]

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