Tag Archives: Poltergeist

New to Blu: October 21 – 27

Great Scott! It’s not only Arnie’s who back — both back-to-the-future franchises blast their way back on to Blu-ray. Terminator Genisys comes with a Dolby Atmos option and less impressive extras about the casting, locations and vfx. The 30th anniversary edition of the Back to the Future trilogy isn’t worth upgrading to if you already have the 25th […]

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My Sky + … Movies in January

Vampires, exorcists and poltergeists abound on Sky’s movie channels in January. Highlights include The Exorcist: The Version You’ve Never Seen and the original Poltergeist and Friday the 13th on Classics, while among the lesser lights are Vampire Academy on Extra and Banshee Chapter on Premiere. All is Lost and Out of the Furnace are the pick of […]

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Tonight in HD: October 16

Hellcats (TV2, 5.30) ✫✫✫ After Michael and Abby break up, Joey takes Michael to Tijuana to help him get over it; Alex and Gina go to a night club. Rugby World Cup (TV One, 7.00/TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Semi-final II: NZ vs Australia (9pm kick-off). Mike & Molly (TV2, 7.30) ✫✫ The ‘bro-mance’ is in jeopardy: Mike and Carl […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: October 15-21

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i   Saturday The Secret Lives of Dancers (TV3, 4.00, R) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Season premiere: Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) Get Fresh With Al Brown (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (TV2, 7.30, R) Hamish & Andy’s […]

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HDTV Movie Premieres: October 15-21

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest: TV2, 7.30pm Saturday. The writing of this first sequel didn’t start until pre-production, which explains why the screenplay isn’t as shipshape as the spectacular special effects. Otherwise, it’s an even more rollicking mix of goofy gags and gung-ho derring-do in which barmy buccaneer Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) spars […]

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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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