Tag Archives: Steven Spielberg

Heavenly News for Falling Skies Fans

Falling Skies has been renewed for a third season on the eve of season one’s Blu-ray release. The two-disc disc goes on sale on August 29 and TV2 will re-run the Steven Spielberg production in HD late-night from July 22 — which probably means season two will premiere in October. “Falling Skies is television storytelling at […]

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Terra Nova No More

 Fox TV in the US has axed Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur fantasy, Terra Nova. “Terra Nova did not become a runaway hit, but its decent ratings, coupled with strong international sales for sibling 20th Century Fox TV, which produces the series, were keeping renewal hopes alive,” Deadline reports. 20th Century Fox TV hopes to sell the show to another US network but […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: Falling Skies

HDTV Heads-Up: Falling Skies

Coming soon to TV2 in HD is the Steven Spielberg production, Falling Skies. The sci-fi series about life on earth six months after aliens have invaded is among the mid-season shows the network will roll out over the next month or two. It’s unusual for TVNZ to air a drama series so close to the […]

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HDTV Movie Premieres: August 28-September 3

The History Boys: TV3, 10.20pm Saturday. If you liked the stage play, you’ll probably give this quirky comedy high marks. But those new to its questionable scenario won’t be won over by the exaggerated performances, grotesque and clichéd characterisations, or dull direction. The perennially unappealing Richard Griffiths plays a maverick history teacher with a predilection […]

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Blu-ray of the Day: Saving Private Ryan

Cast: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Paul Giamatti, Vin Diesel, Ted Danson. Director: Steven Spielberg. Screenplay: Robert Rodat. Score: John Williams. Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski. To paraphrase a line from the highly decorated, 1998 D-Day dramatisation, this Ryan upgrade is worth it, with an HD transfer as jaw-dropping as the combat sequences that […]

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Blu-rays of the Day: Toy Story and Toy Story 2 – Special Editions

Voices: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, John Ratzenberger, Kelsey Grammer, Joan Cusack, Annie Potts. Directors: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich. Screenplays: Joss Whedon Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin, Chris Webb. Scores: Randy Newman. Cinematography: Sharon Calahan. The original hi-tech ‘toon about an old-school cowboy doll that gets pushed off […]

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The Pacific Rides Hollywood Reporter Rave

The first published review of The Pacific calls it “as sensitive and realistic portrait of American combat in the Pacific as you ever will see”. The hotly anticipated follow-up to Band of Brothers will screen in HD on TV One from April 5. The Hollywood Reporter today acclaimed the Tom Hanks-Steven Spielberg collaboration as “a […]

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