Tag Archives: Hannibal

Critical Condition: Mary Kills People

Mary Kills People (Neon, from Tuesday) ➢ “Mary Kills People is a smart, entertaining series that understands, on a core level, that nobody really wants to watch a TV show about medically assisted suicide. Use of that phrase so early in this review may send some running for the exits, but that would be a mistake. […]

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Critical Condition: American Gods

American Gods (Amazon Prime, from today) “Adapted from the 2001 bestseller by erudite geek icon Neil Gaiman, the new Starz series is the latest act of aesthetic derring-do and sophisticated irreverence from Bryan Fuller, the cult TV producer-god who made Hannibal Lecter mesmerising and biting again. Fuller’s eclectic work (which includes the more whimsical but no less […]

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New to Blu: June 1 – 7

“Deadpool looks terrific. Resolution and available details are sharp. Colours are vivid at times, especially Deadpool’s suit and all the blood. Fiery explosions also look pretty darn good. Black levels and shadow details are strong, while skin-tones and highlights are accurate.” “The Blu-ray looks fantastic virtually every step of the way, and one of the […]

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This Week in HD: November 21 – 27

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00, F) Movie: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Shrek 2 (TV3, 7.00, R) Movie: Premonition (TV2, 8.40, R) Movie: Out of Time (TV3, 9.00, R) Last Tango in Halifax (TV1, 9.35, F) Movie: Extract (TV2, […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 21 – 27

TV2 will compensate for the pre-emption of Arrow and The Flash in the last week of November by screening the network movie premiere of Thor: The Dark World. Neither superhero series will air in the week starting November 21 because each will be off-air that week in the US. TV2 is replacing them with The Day I […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 14 – 20

News of plans to film the fourth book in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo franchise coincides with Hollywood’s re-make of the original having its free-to-air HD premiere the same weekend as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. TV3 will screen David Fincher’s take on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on November 14 at 9.00. But […]

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HD Heads-Up: Superheroes Flex Primetime Muscle

TV2 will screen the network movie premiere of Iron Man 3 in HD the same week it farewells The Flash and reunites Agents of SHIELD. Iron Man 3 will go head-to-head with TV3’s repeat of Transformers: Dark of the Moon on May 17, which will benefit from having a 90-minute “Grand Final Performance” of The […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 6-12

T’is the season for season finales. Ahead of the networks’ Christmas specials rush comes a raft of HD finals. Exiting the week starting December 6 are Nashville, Our Big Blue Backyard, Happy Valley, Secrets and Lies, Hannibal, Motorway Patrol, The Bogan Hunters, The Flash, Arrow, Neighbours and, in an hour-long cliffhanger on Thursday, Shortland Street. […]

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HD Ratings: X Marks the Slot Winners

TV3 had the X factor on Sunday when it won the night in all the key demographics. The X Factor Australia (7.0% – 9.1%) topped the 18-39, 18-49 and household shoppers with kids demos while a re-run of X-Men: First Class (5.3% – 7.2%) made a clean sweep. TV2’s network movie premiere of The Campaign […]

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HD Highlight: Hannibal (Season Two Premiere)

Hannibal: TV3, 11.20 Sunday Here’s a handful of reviews to whet your appetite for tonight’s return, which Variety recommended for “the clever use of a bracing season-opening sequence that frames essentially everything to come as an extended flashback.” Gushed  TV Guide: “Hannibal, in its second season, is a feast of macabre freakishness, going beyond the realm […]

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