Tag Archives: The Sopranos

Sky Box Sets in February

When so-called “psychic” Charlie Haverford receives a blow to the head, he finds himself experiencing visions and premonitions just like the ones he’s been faking all his life. But he soon finds out that his newfound gift could be more of curse, as he’s taken deeper into the mob-ruled psychic empire that runs this shady world. That’s the […]

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TVNZ Spotlights Scandi-Noir

Scandi-noir fans no longer have to subscribe to Sky TV channels like Rialto or streaming services like Netflix and Lightbox to enjoy subtitled suspense: TVNZ is about to roll out two examples of the genre, one in primetime on TVNZ 1, the other on-demand. Swedish detective thriller Modus, which streams from January 22, follows psychologist and ex-FBI profiler […]

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Sopranos Overkill? Fuggedaboutit!

To mark the sad passing of Sopranos star James Gandolfini, Sky’s SoHo will run a 10-episode tribute on Sunday. The commemorative ‘box set’ will be preceded by the excellent HBO movie, Cinema Verite, in which Gandolfini plays the producer of the groundbreaking ’70s reality TV sensation, An American Family. It will screen 10am Sunday, and […]

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SoHo Delays Ray Donovan’s Debut

After an exceptional run of series screening within only hours or days of their US broadcast, SoHo is unexpectedly delaying the debut of hot new crime drama Ray Donovan. The Showtime series goes to air in the US on June 30, the same night as the final season of stablemate Dexter premieres. SoHo will launch […]

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Boardwalk Empire Back on Terra Firma

Has Boardwalk Empire regained its footing for the third season, which begins tonight on SoHo (Sky 10, 8.30)? The Herald on Sunday reckons it’s become “badder and much better”, with critic Nick Grant arguing the premiere “demonstrates that Nucky’s (Steve Buscemi) resolution to be the best bad guy he can be hasn’t wavered” after season […]

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HD Lure for Fisher Fans

Six Feet Under fans at last can look forward to seeing the Fisher family in HD when season three starts on Sky’s SoHo channel on May 4. HBO made the first two seasons of the Alan (True Blood) Ball drama available only in SD for the first two seasons. Unlike The Sopranos, which was in […]

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New to Blu: October 13-19

Few TV-on-Blu-ray transfers have polarised critics like season one of The Sopranos. “Fuhgeddaboudit!” essentially was Blu-ray.com’s advice on Wednesday’s release, bemoaning its inconsistency, unnatural hues and noise: “looks substantially better than its DVD counterpart, but falls far short of expectation (as well as the quality previously established by HBO’s two-stage Blu-ray release of The Sopranos: […]

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Badfellas Abound in New Scorsese Empire

Paying a premium for Sky’s paltry HD service will seem worth it this month with the launch of Boardwalk Empire. I’ve only seen the first episode, and merely in SD on a screener DVD. But I’m in no doubt as to how glorious the Martin Scorsese-directed premiere will look in HD come Saturday (Sky Movies, […]

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Sky’s Scorsese Gangster Series Scores With US Critics

If early reviews for Boardwalk Empire are any guide, Sky’s new HD gangster drama could be untouchable. The Hollywood Reporter is the latest to publish its verdict, calling the Martin Scorsese-directed pilot about Prohibition-era Atlantic City “nothing short of intoxicating”. “Not since Mad Men has a slice of history been so meticulously re-created for television, from […]

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Boardwalk Empire to Bow on October 2

Sky TV will screen the new HD gangster drama from HBO, Boardwalk Empire, two weeks after its September 19 launch in the US. The 12-part adaptation of Nelson Johnson’s book about the development of Atlantic City during the Prohibition era will air here 8.30pm Saturdays, on Sky Movies, from October 2. But because it will […]

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