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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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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: 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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Tonight in HD: February 3

SoHo Highlight: Lackawanna Blues (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) An uplifting story of unconditional love fueled by rhythm and blues, in which a young boy’s life is shaped by the stories of characters in the boarding house where he lives. Said the New York Times: “This HBO film is set in a poor neighbourhood of Lackawanna, NY, and […]

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Tonight in HD: January 13

SoHo Highlight: Stuart – A Life Backwards (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) A writer takes a backward look at the life of his unlikely friend, Stuart Shorter: a violent, homeless alcoholic with muscular dystrophy and a traumatic past. Adapted from the book by Alexander Masters, it stars Sherlock Holmes’ Benedict Cumberbatch, Inception’s Tom Hardy and Made in Dagenham’s Nicola Duffett. “As the title suggests, the structure […]

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Tonight in HD: December 30

SoHo Highlight: Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1)  A trio of social misfits are thrust into a time-travel conundrum of mistaken identities, close calls, romance and anarchy. Bridesmaids’ Chris O’Dowd, Married Single Other’s Dean Lennox Kelly, Marc Wootton and Anna Faris star. Said Digital Spy: “FAQ is more Bill & Ted than Back to the Future (like the latter, it cleverly sets […]

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HDTV Ratings: November 23-27

It wasn’t just John Key who was on a roll at the weekend – so, too, was TV3, which won Friday and Saturday nights outright, and dominated the 18-49 ratings on Sunday. TV3’s election night coverage was more popular than TV One’s on Saturday while its HD premiere of It’s Complicated on Sunday was a […]

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HDTV Ratings: November 16-20

Ice Road Truckers kept up with The Joneses when the HD outdoors hours went head-to-head on Saturday. TV One launched Keeping Up With the Joneses half-an-hour ahead of IRT and the outback reality hour had the edge where the two shows overlapped. Overall, Joneses won the household shoppers and 25-54 demographics (9.6% versus 6.7% + […]

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Tonight in HD: November 18

SoHo Highlight: Cinema Verite (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Decades before housewives had screaming matches with each other on camera in public, the Loud family became a television sensation when they appeared on the groundbreaking 1973 PBS documentary series, An American Family. Most critics applauded this dramatisation: “Even without the original source material, Cinema Verite offers provocative insight into how far we’ve […]

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HDTV Ratings: October 27-31

Quick long-weekend catch-up: What a difference a time slot can make: Rove LA doubled its 25-54 viewership on Thursday when it aired at 9pm instead of 9.30pm. It averaged 7.8%, the same as lead-in The X Factor USA, an improvement that was mirrored in the other key demographics — although, worryingly for TV3, the 25-54 […]

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