Tag Archives: Westworld

Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Offers TV-Only Neon

Within months of Spark’s Lightbox adding movie rentals to its TV streaming platform, Sky’s adopting the reverse strategy of launching a TV-only Neon service. By removing movies from the package, Sky has nearly halved the monthly subscription cost to $12. You can still choose the combined TV and movies service for $20 a month. But […]

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Critical Condition: Westworld (S2)

Westworld | SoHo, 1.00/8.30 Monday ➢ “As if we could ever forget. Westworld is an epic robot Western wrapped in multiple timelines and stuffed inside concentric Easter eggs — and its pleasures remain as extensive (and baffling) in season 2, which expands the world with new parks, new faces, new mysteries, and new details about […]

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Sky and HBO: Bond of Brothers

  Sky has tied up HBO content in this market with a new multi-year deal that puts streaming upstarts on notice and will include developing an HBO Download to Go app. The pact cements Sky’s entrenched partnership with HBO, which  began with the launch of the SoHo channel in 2011, and nixes prospects of HBO […]

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New to SoHo in April

Amid the high-profile returns of Westworld, Legion, Silicon Valley and Fear the Walking Dead next month on SoHo, don’t overlook the premiere of violent hitman hoot Barry (10.00 Fridays from April 6). It launches this weekend on HBO and stars Saturday Night Live alumni Bill Hader as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest who falls in love with […]

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New to Neon in April

Britannia rules next month on Sky’s SoHo and streaming service Neon. It’s taken three months the for the Sky Atlantic drama about Rome’s occupation of Britain in 43AD to reach these shores. But the series will be available on Neon within a day of its April 18 launch of SoHo (where it will screen 8.30 […]

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New to Blu: November 8 – 14

   War for the Planet of the Apes and Westworld are out on 4K-UHD and Blu-ray but Cars 3 misses out on the 4K-UHD release it’s won in the US. Blu-ray.com called the Apes sequel “another stunner of a presentation” on Blu-ray. While a lot of this film is ominously dark and shadowed, detail levels […]

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Westworld Rides Again in 4K

Westworld may have wound up firing blanks at the primetime Emmy Awards but fans of the sci-fi shoot-’em-up can look forward to its release on 4K-UHD and Blu-ray. It goes on sale on November 8, a month ahead of season seven of Game of Thrones. “We are thrilled to release the first season of HBO’s […]

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Outta’ the Way, Westworld — Deadwood’s Back (Almost)

Westworld may be HBO’s new darling, with its 22 Emmy nominations, but diehard western fans will be elated to learn the cable channel’s Deadwood is poised to ride again. Today on the Television Critics Association tour, HBO Original Programming chief Casey Bloys said he was impressed by creator David Milch’s script for a movie-length send-off more […]

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Critical Condition: Emerald City

Emerald City (TVNZ 2, 8.40 Saturday) ➢ “You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t seen The Wizard of Oz, read the source material by L. Frank Baum, or come across some retelling of Dorothy’s picaresque journey. And therein lies the core problem with Emerald City. In look and tone, it does not imitate the classic […]

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Neon Shines Bright on PS4

PlayStation 4 users can immerse themselves in the virtual reality of Westeros’ seven kingdoms with today’s release of Sky’s streaming service Neon on the 4K games console. The Neon app can be downloaded from the PlayStation store for both the PS4 and the PS4 Pro. It allows users to not only stream Sky’s TV series and […]

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