Tag Archives: Monsters vs Aliens

This Weekend in HD: January 28-29

SoHo Highlight: Hell on Wheels (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) After a rickety premiere, hopefully this revenge Western will deliver on its potential, as Cullen fights for his life, Lily struggles in the wilderness and Durant attempts to spin tragedy for political gain. As The AV Club aptly observed, “Two episodes in, Hell On Wheels promises to be the […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: January 28-February 3

Monsters vs Aliens and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian will have their free-to-air HD premieres on TV3 in the last week of January. It’s also the week in which TV3 and TV2 will clear the decks for a raft of new-season programmes. Expect TV3’s February highlights to include Homeland, Terra Nova, Bones, […]

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HDTV Movie Premieres: July 17-23

The Soloist: Sky Movies, 8.30pm Saturday. In this restrained true-life dramatisation, an unusually sympathetic Robert Downey Jr plays a Los Angeles Times columnist who befriends a mentally-ill homeless man who was a classical music prodigy (a virtuosic Jamie Foxx). What starts as fodder for his readers turns into a test of endurance, commitment and understanding […]

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MySky HDi … Sky Movies in July

The animated Monsters vs Aliens, Coraline and even more cartoon-ish Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen head the HD heavyweights Sky Movies will roll out in July. They’re among the channel’s 19 HD premieres for the month, with many of the rest also being drawn from the fantasy/horror genre (District 9, Inkheart, Joy Ride 2, Night […]

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Samsung 3DTV “Spectacularly Immersive”

On the eve of Samsung releasing details of its NZ 3DTV plans, reviewers in Australia and Britain have analysed the technology’s strength and weaknesses using the Korean juggernaut’s kit. The Sydney Morning Herald’s Asher Moses writes that after playing with a 46-inch Samsung Series 7 3DTV (above), he was “wowed by the spectacularly immersive experience […]

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