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Tonight in HD: April 6

SoHo Highlight: The Sunset Limited (Sky 10, 8,30, 5.1) Samuel L Jackson, who also directed, and Tommy Lee Jones star in an HBO Films dramatisation of Cormac McCarthy’s play that explores the ongoing debate between belief and atheism, afterlife and nihilism, salvation and suicide. The Washington Post said it “more than overcomes the challenge of getting a satisfying […]

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HDTV Ratings: March 28-April 1

TV3’s new touchy-feely Kiefer Sutherland drama, Touch, sustained most of the premiere’s audience when the second episode aired Sunday. It averaged 6.8% of 25-54 year-olds (versus 7.0% for the premiere), 6.7% of 18-49 (vs 6.2%) and 5.6% of household shoppers (vs 6.3%). While these weren’t great numbers, the show was competitive with TV2’s The Dukes of […]

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Tonight in HD: March 30

SoHo Highlight: Hot Coffee (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) HBO documentary about what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the infamous Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s; as well as three other cases of people seeking justice through the American legal system. Variety dubbed it “an eye-opening indictment of the way big business spins the media and […]

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Tonight in HD: March 23

SoHo Cinema: Game Change (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) HBO’s adaptation of the best-seller provides an insider’s look at John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and how the choice was made to select Sarah Palin as his running mate. Recount’s Jay Roach directs Julianne Moore, Ed Harris and Woody Harrelson. “The film isn’t trying to break ground with revelations,” The […]

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Tonight in HD: March 16

SoHo Highlight: Iron Jawed Angels (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) The inspirational true story of how two young suffragists, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, dared to make a stand for women’s rights and ended up shaping the future of America. Said the US TV Guide: “All the elements for a splendid film about the early days of the women’s […]

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Tonight in HD: March 9

SoHo Highlight: Bernard and Doris (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) HBO’s 2008 dramatisation of  tobacco billionairess Doris Duke’s relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her fortune. “Susan Sarandon is at her scrappy, sexy best as tobacco heiress Doris Duke — think Paris Hilton with brains and genuine hotness,” said Rolling Stone. “And this is Ralph Fiennes […]

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Tonight in HD: March 2

SoHo Cinema: Boycott (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) This HBO movie was inspired by the act of defiance that sparked the American civil rights movement. Said one critic: “The creators of Boycott are only too aware that a straightforward narrative about this seminal moment in American history — an episode set in motion when Rosa Parks defied ‘Whites Only’ […]

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Tonight in HD: February 24

SoHo Highlight: Paradise Lost 3 – Purgatory (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) 18 years after three eight-year-old boys were slain in Arkansas, HBO presents the complete inside story of the “West Memphis Three,” who remained imprisoned for years despite new evidence supporting their innocence. “Destined to rank as one of the major achievements in American documentary, the Paradise Lost […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: February 18-24

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i: Saturday The Secret Lives of Dancers (TV3, 4.30, R) The Middle (TV2, 5.00, R) TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00, R) Suburgatory (TV2, 5.30, R) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.30) Keeping Up With the Joneses (TV One, 7.00) Revenge (TV2, 9.30, R) Homeland (TV3, 9.45, 5.1, R) Winners […]

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New to Blu > TV: November 30-December 6

Thanks to TVNZ taking so long to screen the series, The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season releases here eight months later than in the US. But the wait will be worth it for fans who want to collect the first six episodes in pristine 1080p with a slew of lively extras, although there’s nothing […]

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