Tag Archives: Kung Fu Panda

HDTV Ratings: January 11-15

Last night’s HD re-run of Kung Fu Panda didn’t have enough punch to dent the appeal of TV One’s new-look line-up. The ‘toon did out-rate TV2’s family movie, Race to Witch Mountain, in the channel’s 18-39 and household shoppers with kids demographics but lost to it in other key demos. It averaged 7.6% of 18-39s […]

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This Weekend in HD: January 14-15

SoHo Highlight: Boardwalk Empire (Sky 10, 8.30 Sunday, 5.1) Season finale: With Nucky’s trial looming, Jimmy looks to make amends; after weighing an offer from Esther Randolph, Margaret makes a decision that will change the course of her future — and Nucky’s. US reviews ranged from it was a “crisply written, beautifully shot, superbly acted and — most importantly […]

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Tonight in HD: October 21

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫ Ross and Rachel hire a caring and sensitive male nanny, who is brilliant at looking after Emma – until he starts to creep Ross out. Freddie Prinze Jr guest stars. Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (TV2. 7.00, R) ✫✫✫ Our Dragon Warrior must now face Shifu’s biggest challenge with […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: October 15-21

While HD-worthy shows like The Amazing Race Australia continue to limp along in SD on TV2, the network has opted to bring us every strand of Donald Trump’s hair in 1080i. That’s right — TV2 will screen the next season of The Celebrity Apprentice in HD. But it gets even scarier: among the other eclectically coiffed […]

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HDTV Movie Premieres: January 15-21

The Men Who Stare at Goats: Sky Movies, 8.30pm Saturday. Director Grant Heslov, who wrote Good Night, and Good Luck, reunites with George Clooney for this military satire about a top-secret unit of psychic “warrior monks” who try to help “the first superpower to develop superpowers”. It uses a real-life ‘70s New Age forerunner of […]

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HDTV Ratings: Can Modern Family Survive the Big Bang?

TV3’s new year’s resolution of turning HD sitcom Modern Family into a primetime drawcard for 2011 will be tested tonight when it squares off against TV2’s The Big Bang Theory in the 7pm weeknight slot. Modern Family’s season-one re-runs started a week ago, opposite TV2’s HD animated specials spun off the movies Kung Fu Panda, […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: Modern and Animated Families

Among the Christmas curtain-raisers the networks will unwrap in HD are a swag of DreamWorks movie spin-offs, the first Ice Age and the partly-animated biography of the farmyard critters sweetheart, Beatrix Potter. TV3’s Ice Age and TV One’s Miss Potter will screen at 7pm and 8.30pm respectively on December 19, the same night TV2 launches […]

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Best Blu-ray Buys: Paramount in November

To herald the Blu-ray release of Shrek Forever After, Paramount is slashing the price of a slew of its HD ‘toons. Selling for under $20 from November 3-December 24 will be Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Madagascar 2 and Shrek the Third. The same price also will buy you Grease, Hotel for Dogs, The […]

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