Tag Archives: Glee

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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Tonight in HD: May 25

Season Finale: Sherlock (TV One, 8.30, F) James Moriaty has planned the crime of the century: The Tower of London, the Bank of England and Pentonville Prison – all sprung open on the same day, as if by magic! But Moriarty’s plans don’t stop there. “With warped mind games, jabs at the British news media and a […]

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Tonight in HD: May 18

Season Highlight: Sherlock (TV One, 8.30) It’s Sherlock’s most famous case, but is a monster really stalking Dartmoor? What seems like fantasy in Baker Street is a very different prospect in the ultra-secret army base that looms over the moor. “The Hounds of Baskerville took the most famous of all Sherlock Holmes stories, gave the original title […]

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Tonight in HD: May 11

Season Premiere: Sherlock (TV One, 8.30) A case of blackmail threatens to topple the monarchy itself, but the treachery goes even deeper as Holmes and Watson battle international terrorism, rogue CIA agents, and a secret conspiracy involving the British government. “Sherlock is back on our screens and this time it’s even sexier than before,” The Independent said. “Especially, for […]

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Tonight in HD: May 4

Network Movie Premiere: An Education (TV One, 8.30, 5.1) Kiwi Finola Dwyer (Dean Spanley) co-produced this best-picture contender that also was Oscar-nominated for best actress (Carey Mulligan) and adapted screenplay (About a Boy’s Nick Hornby). It’s Mulligan’s extraordinary performance that anchors Hornby’s captivating but not always convincing cautionary coming-of-age tale. She plays a wilful, middle-class teenager suffocating in […]

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Tonight in HD: April 27

SoHo Highlight: How to Die in Oregon (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Physician-assisted suicide has been a legalised practice in Oregon since 1997. This award-winning HBO documentary focuses on the emotional experiences of the individuals who intend to use the law, and those who help them through the process. The Hollywood Reporter said director Peter Richardson’s “clear-eyed, compassionate documentary […]

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Tonight in HD: April 20 UPDATED*

Season Highlight: Titanic (TV One, 8.30) Political strife in Belfast interferes with the construction of the new liner, Titanic; a young engineer takes the opportunity of a lifetime; and class battles are overshadowed by a looming iceberg. Quipped Encyclopedia Titanic of episode two: “This production is beginning to make me fear the onset of Alzheimer’s. I just can’t […]

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Tonight in HD: April 13

SoHo Highlight: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) HBO’s 2007 dramatisation of the US government’s notorious Indian massacre won six of its 17 Emmy Award nominations. But it would have made a better mini-series than movie, given it tackles only the last two chapters of Dee Brown’s book. The New York Times thought it […]

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