Tag Archives: Mildred Pierce

Sky Box Sets in February

When so-called “psychic” Charlie Haverford receives a blow to the head, he finds himself experiencing visions and premonitions just like the ones he’s been faking all his life. But he soon finds out that his newfound gift could be more of curse, as he’s taken deeper into the mob-ruled psychic empire that runs this shady world. That’s the […]

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New to Blu: March 14-20, Part One

It’s the battle of the Blu-ray blockbusters this week, with Game of Thrones and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I going on sale a day apart. In the US, where Thursday’s Breaking Dawn was released a month ago, disc sales topped five million units in its first 10 days – or 13% more […]

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Due on Blu: SoHo Heroes

Sky’s showcasing of HBO product on its new SoHo channel isn’t delaying the release of key series on Blu-ray. Often Blu-ray buyers in this territory are disadvantaged by boadcaster holdbacks on series that can’t be released on disc until clearance from licence holders TVNZ or MediaWorks. That can lead to delays if a show is […]

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Tonight in HD: December 23

SoHo Highlight: Mildred Pierce (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) As Veda’s singing career takes off, Mildred’s attempts to reconcile with her estranged daughter finally pay off, though at a painful price. New York magazine reckons this five part mini-series closes with “the best ‘is that really the final line?’ since Eyes Wide Shut … Whether you found it all a bit slow and meandering, […]

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Tonight in HD: December 16

SoHo Highlight: Mildred Pierce (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Parts three and four: In the wake of tragedy, Mildred opens her new restaurant and reconnects with Monty, whose lethargy tests the bonds between Mildred and Veda. “There’s a very slow pacing to Mildred Pierce but not one that should come as a surprise to fans of HBO, which lets its creative people tell […]

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Tonight in HD: December 9

SoHo Highlight: Mildred Pierce (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) After throwing her cheating husband out of the house, a young mother tries to find suitable work in Depression-era California. It won five Emmy Awards (but lost in 16 other categories) and was adored and scorned in equal measure. Salon called it a “masterpiece. I say that with some surprise, because I […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: Mildred Pierce, It’s Complicated, The Bachelor

Sky’s SoHo Channel will screen the Emmy-winning mini-series, Mildred Pierce, in its Friday movie slot over December. The first two episodes will air on December 9, the second two on December 16 and the fifth on December 23. Directed by Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven), it stars Kate Winslet as a 1930s divorcee struggling to […]

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