Tag Archives: The Descendants

Bill O’Byrne’s Bargain Bin Blues: The Way, Way Back

The Way, Way Back | Value for money: $$$$ Written and directed by Nat Faxon, Jim Rash Starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwel, Liam James. What a gem of a movie. It’s funny, dramatic, clever, and the nice guy ends up doing ok. To hell with dark gothic tales, that’s what newspapers are for. And […]

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My Sky + … Movies in December

Blistering bockbusters! The Adventures of Tintin is among the HD premieres bound for Sky Movies in December. Surprisingly, it will screen on December 16 rather than Christmas Day, for which the channel is reserving The Muppets. Other highlights include Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, The Descendants, Contagion, Puss in Boots, and two movies that undeservedly went […]

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New to Blu: May 30-June 5

Aloha The Descendants on Blu-ray! (And Young Adult … and The Darkest Hour …) “The Descendants has been given such a strong 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode that it will make you want to get up and vacation in Hawaii immediately. The strength of this transfer never lets up.” The best picture Oscar-nominee was shot on 35mm […]

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Due on Blu: Hugo, The Descendants, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Several of the year’s Oscar front-runners will bow on Blu-ray in May. Universal Pictures NZ will release Hugo, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Descendants a week apart. Martin Scorsese’s Hugo will go on sale from May 16, the second screen adaptation of John le Carré’s spy classic from May 23, and the George Clooney […]

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