Tag Archives: Harry Potter

Fantastic 4K News for Harry Potter Fans

  On the eve of the UHD and Blu-ray release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros Home Entertainment announced today that all eight films in the Harry Potter series will be released on UHD Blu-ray this year.  The March 15 UHD and Blu-ray releases of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will feature a […]

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MySky + Movies … in August

Sequels and re-makes dominate Sky’s HD movie premieres in August. Scheduled for Sky Movies are the latest in the Harry Potter, Planet of the Apes and Hangover franchises, along with new versions of The Thing and Fright Night, while ‘new’ to Sky Movies Greats are the first three Saw movies and the most recent Mummy […]

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Tonight in HD: February 5

 Sky Movies Premiere: Megamind (Sky 20, 4.35, 5.1) What would happen if Lois Lane fell for Lex Luthor after Clark Kent hung up his cape? That’s largely the premise of this rollicking, fate-versus-free will superhero ‘toon, which explores an arch villain’s dilemma of being the world’s only super power. What would be the fun in that? Plenty, […]

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Tonight in HD: November 12

SoHo Highlight: The Hour (Sky 10, 8.30) Ratings are down, reviews are terrible and Hector and Freddie are bickering. As events escalate in Suez, Bel seeks an interview with an Egyptian diplomat but is Hector up to it? Meanwhile, Freddie searches for clues to Ruth’s death. “If the spy stuff and the journalism stuff got a […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: Rugby and Baseball Pre-Empt X Factor

Two episodes of The X Factor USA are being pre-empted by sport. Tonight’s episode won’t screen until tomorrow because Fox TV in the US had to postpone its broadcast after rain delayed its baseball coverage (TV3 is replacing it with the movie, Night at the Museum). And there will be only one screening next week, […]

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HDTV Ratings: September 29-October 2

                  Round two of the Harry Potter versus Simon Cowell contest again went to The X Factor USA. Friday night’s instalment of the talent quest averaged 9.6% of 25-54 year-olds compared with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’s 7.7%, 9% of 18-40 year-olds (vs 7.8%), 7.7% of […]

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HDTV Ratings: September 23-24

The X Factor USA and the Rugby World Cup helped TV3 to score free-to-air ratings wins over the weekend. Saturday’s live HD coverage of the All Blacks versus France was watched by 15.8% of TV3’s core audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to Sky Sports 1’s 13.7% (Maori TV’s SD telecast rated 6.1%). TV3’s 18-49 rating was […]

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Tonight in HD: September 23

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫ Monica splashes out on some expensive but excruciatingly painful boots; Phoebe tries to befriend Sting when she learns Ben attends the same school as his son. Shortland Street (TV2. 7.00) ✫✫✫ Roimata takes on a new challenge; Vinnie battles a pesky problem; Winston’s loyalty is on the line. Movie: Harry Potter and the […]

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HDTV Movie Premieres: September 17-23

The 40 Year Old Virgin: TV3, 8.30pm Sunday. This ribald romantic-comedy about a bachelor with a monk’s personal life stars Steve Carell as a 40-year-old who’s never had sex – until his workmates find out and try to engineer some close encounters of the fervid kind. Virgin is smarter — and sweeter — than it […]

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HDTV Movie Premieres: September 18-24

A Serious Man: Sky Movies, 8.30pm Saturday. It won’t just be “goys”, or non-Jews, who’ll be left echoing the hero’s plea, “What does it all mean?” Set in 1967, Joel and Ethan Coen’s A Serious Man stars Michael Stuhlbarg as a Jewish academic whose family life is disintegrating as fast as his faith and profession. […]

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