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Critical Condition: Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew | Neon ☆☆☆☆ “It’s hard not to look at this incarnation of the teenage gumshoe as Veronica Mars by way of Riverdale … There are elements to this sexed-up and murdered-up version of Nancy Drew that feel entertaining and nicely updated and the cast is decent, albeit extraordinarily CW-y. But somehow fiction’s original teenage girl […]

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This Week in HD: July 2 – 8

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Series Premiere: Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth (TV3, 4.55) The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00)  Wonderful World of Disney: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV2, 5.10, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: 17 Again (TV2, 7.00, R)  Movie: Ghostbusters(TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Britain’s Got Talent (TV1, 7.30)  Coronation […]

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Tonight in HD: March 23

SoHo Cinema: Game Change (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) HBO’s adaptation of the best-seller provides an insider’s look at John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and how the choice was made to select Sarah Palin as his running mate. Recount’s Jay Roach directs Julianne Moore, Ed Harris and Woody Harrelson. “The film isn’t trying to break ground with revelations,” The […]

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Tonight in HD: January 20

SoHo Highlight: Into the Storm (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) 2009 sequel to 2002’s The Gathering Storm, but with Brendan Gleeson (The Guard) taking over from Albert Finney as Winston Churchill. The Washington Post said it covers not only Churchill’s heroic leadership during World War II but also “what has long been a puzzling footnote to the story — […]

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New to Blu: TV > October 5-11

Fans of TV’s top-rating comedy will get a bigger Bang for their buck this week on Blu-ray. Warner Bros is simultaneously releasing seasons three and four of The Big Bang Theory in HD. The latest season is on sale for $50 but season three, which was released last year only on DVD, is new to […]

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Tonight in HD: September 9

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫ Monica and Chandler’s wedding day has arrived, but Chandler is missing, and which of the girls is pregnant? Shortland Street (TV2. 7.00) ✫✫✫ Bella lays down the law; Nicole fosters a new friendship; Roimata’s hopes are dashed. Rugby World Cup 2011 (TV One, 7.25) Opening Ceremony (7.45pm); the All Blacks opening pool A […]

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Tonight in HD: August 26

Tonight in HD: August 26

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫ As Rachel is about to turn 30, the gang remember their own disastrous and memorable 30th birthdays. Shortland Street (TV2. 7.00) ✫✫✫ Bella smells a gold-digging rat; Brooke makes things right with Winston; TK’s shocked by Sarah’s worst fear. New Zealand’s Next Top Model (TV3, 7.30) ✫✫ The final four try to impress […]

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Tonight in HD: July 29

Tonight in HD: July 29

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Ross worries when his student girlfriend goes on vacation with her wild friends; Rachel needs a date for a ball; Joey’s refrigerator breaks down. Shortland Street (TV2. 7.00) Hunter tries to placate Evan; Jill’s good deed misfires; Callum resorts to desperate measures. New Zealand’s Next Top Model (TV3, 7.30) The girls […]

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Tonight in HD: July 22

Tonight in HD: July 22

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Angry that Rachel interfered in her relationship with Ross, Jill sets out to seduce him, and Chandler has trouble expressing emotion. Part two. Reese Witherspoon guest stars. Shortland Street (TV2. 7.00) Winston champions Brooke; Hunter hits an all-time low; Sarah lays down the law when TK goes too far. New Zealand’s […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: Nikita, The Vampire Diaries

HDTV Heads-Up: Nikita, The Vampire Diaries

Friday nights on TV2 are hotting up for HD fans with a bent for demon hunters and sexy assassins. Tomorrow night’s fifth-season finale of Supernatural will be the last episode to screen here in SD. From next week, with the premiere of season six, the series will air in HD (season five bows here on […]

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