Tag Archives: Mr. Robot

Critical Condition: Homecoming

Homecoming | Amazon Prime Video ☆☆☆☆ “The creator, writer and director of USA’s Mr. Robot, which redefined what a television series could do visually, is the director and executive producer of Amazon’s latest series, Homecoming … a visually dazzling thriller that plays on memory, the military industrial complex, conspiracy and unchecked government privilege to immediately set the hook as an […]

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Amazon Prime’s First Weekly Series Soon to Launch

Amazon Prime’s first weekly series, The Romanoffs, will stream Fridays from October 12. Created, written, directed and executive produced by nine-time Emmy award winner Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), the anthology features eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. It was shot on location in seven countries across Europe, the Americas, […]

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Age Before Beauty Lightbox-Bound

Spark’s streaming service Lightbox, which this week marked its fourth birthday, has picked up the BBC series Age Before Beauty. Set in a Manchester hair salon, the family drama stars Robson Green, Sue Johnston and Polly Walker. It ended its UK run this week as one of the BBC’s 30 most-watched shows and is likely […]

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New to Blu: May 9 – 15

   Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri signposts a strong week for 4K-UHD releases, with The Commuter and Fifty Shades Freed also being released on the higher resolution format. “Three Billboards was shot digitally in the ARRIRAW codec (2.8K) using ARRI Alexa XT cameras and finished to a 2K Digital Intermediate,” The Digital Bits reports. It was given […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 12

➢ TVNZ 2 is giving its Friday night make-out marathon a make-over, with two October 27 premieres sandwiching Take Me Out: Love Connection at 7.30 and Naked Attraction at 9.45. The former is a revival of theChuck Woolery classic, with Bravo’s Andy Cohen, who’s just been announced as Kathy Griffin’s replacement for CNN’s New Year’s Eve show, […]

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Critical Condition: Queen of the South

Queen of the South | Sky Box Sets, 7.30 Thursday/Monday ➢ “Although the show’s title might sound like a Bravo reality show about a sorority mom in Alabama, it actually follows a tough-as-nails Mexican woman named Teresa (Alice Braga) as she gets swept up in the drug world after hooking up with a cartel member, Güero (Jon […]

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Lightning-Fast Lightbox Premieres in October

Next month Lightbox will fast-track the latest seasons of Mr Robot and Chance within hours of their US premieres but fans of Trans-parent will have to endure a month-long gap between its US and NZ streaming. Lightbox also is holding back the Channel 4 sci-fi anthology Electric Dreams until October 18. The Philip K Dick (Blade Runner) adaptation went to air […]

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Electric Dreams Do Come True

October is a red letter month on Lightbox for sci-fi buffs with the streaming service premiering season three of Mr Robot and Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams. Lightbox announced this morning that the latter, which it describes as a “hugely ambitious” 10-part anthology series based on the stories of the Blade Runner author, will stream from October […]

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Critical Condition: Mr. Robot

Mr Robot (Lightbox, from today) “The much anticipated second season picks up about 30 days after the cyberattack on E Corp/Evil Corp by hacktivist group fsociety has erased everyone’s debt and, not surprisingly, thrown the world financial markets into chaos. The fallout has begun and it’s safe to say that season two will delve heavily […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 11

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show a no show … Barack Obama slow-jams with Jimmy Fallon … Mr Robot “hacked” … Beyond Borders beyond belief? … TV3 is pre-empting Sunday’s 9.30 premiere of Michael McIntyre’s Big Show for the documentary special, Black Power: America’s Armed Resistance. According to the billing, “Filmmaker Dan Murdoch meets members of the Black […]

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