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New to SoHo in April

Amid the high-profile returns of Westworld, Legion, Silicon Valley and Fear the Walking Dead next month on SoHo, don’t overlook the premiere of violent hitman hoot Barry (10.00 Fridays from April 6). It launches this weekend on HBO and stars Saturday Night Live alumni Bill Hader as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest who falls in love with […]

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New to Blu: November 22 – 28

   The Dark Tower stands out as a towering achievement on Blu-ray and 4K-UHD. The Stephen King saga earned mixed reviews theatrically but its home video specs are extraordinary, especially the dual format 4K-UHD (HDR10 and Dolby Vision). “It’s a winner. Big time,” Blu-ray.com said. The image boasts serious upgrades over the Blu-ray, particularly in […]

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Critical Condition: Legion

Legion (SoHo, 8.30 Thursdays) “The first three episodes of this X-Men-styled mutant melodrama are superb, and the pilot in particular is an all-timer, but the whole thing is so aesthetically fresh that I could see myself continuing to watch it even if it suddenly became dumb as hell, just to see what new storytelling trick […]

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A Legion of First-Class Shows Due on SoHo

  The fast-tracking of Legion, the latest series from Fargo creator Noah Hawley, will spearhead an X-cellent line-up on SoHo in February. Spun off the X-Men franchise, it stars Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as the son of Professor Charles Xavier, a diagnosed schizophrenic who discovers the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real. Legion also stars […]

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HDTV Movie Premieres: May 7-13

HDTV Movie Premieres: May 7-13

American Pie: Sky Movies Greats, 8.30pm Saturday. This raunchy teen comedy about four high school friends who compete to lose their virginity before they graduate was big on bodily-function gags, and short on wit, style and originality yet was oddly likable. It spawned a slew of movie and direct-to-DVD sequels, the latest being American Reunion, […]

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New to Blu: October 27-November 2

Great Scott! The stars of Back to the Future have just got back together to promote the franchise’s 25th anniversary re-issue on Blu-ray. Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis and Mary Steenburgen reunited with filmmakers Bob Gale, Neil Canton and Robert Zemeckis for a “time-travelling panel discussion and Q&A” in New York […]

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