Tag Archives: Hell on Wheels
New to Blu: TV > March 20-26

New to Blu: TV > March 20-26

SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden is a made-for-TV variation on Oscar-nominee Zero Dark Thirty. It was meant to have come out a couple of months ago but has just been rescheduled for Wednesday. From the producers of The Hurt Locker and Into the Blue director John Stockwell, it lands on Blu-ray in […]

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Box Set Redux for SoHo

Box Set Redux for SoHo

SoHo is repackaging its box set weekends. Starting January 12, Sky’s premium HD drama channel will screen uninterrupted a complete season of a series on a Saturday and repeat it on Sunday instead of spitting it over both days. On some weekends, shorter-run series will be double-billed as box sets. For instance, on January 12, […]

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HDTV Highlights: September 15-21

HDTV Highlights: September 15-21

Networks Modern Family (TV3, 7.00 Sunday, R) ✭✭✭✩ Mitchell plants the seed in Jay’s head that he thinks one of Jay’s old buddies, Shorty, might be secretly gay. Chazz Palminteri guest stars. The Big Bang Theory (TV2, 8.00 Sunday) ✭✭✭✭ Sheldon gets to square-off on the bowling alley against nemesis Wil Wheaton while Leonard’s miffed […]

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HD Highlights: September 9

HD Highlights: September 9

SoHo Highlight: Hell on Wheels (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) “Slaughterhouse focuses on the repercussions of Elam killing Schmidt, the man who killed a prostitute, for Lily,” says Paste magazine. “The easiest show to compare Hell on Wheels to has been Deadwood, clearly, but Slaughterhouse somewhat distinguishes it from that show, probably more than any other episode has before. With […]

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HD Highlights: August 26

HD Highlights: August 26

SoHo Highlight: Hell on Wheels (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Former confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon continues his mission to hunt down the Union soldiers responsible for his wife’s death. “It no longer feels like you’re watching a dozen different TV shows now that the main characters actually interact with one another. And the show’s pace seems more brisk, […]

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Spring Sheen for SoHo Strike Back

Spring Sheen for SoHo Strike Back

New seasons of Boss, Strike Back, Hell on Wheels and Dexter will spruce up SoHo for spring. After a sterling second quarter, the premium drama channel has been looking stale of late, with The Newsroom held over until after the Olympics (August 13) and too many 8.30 slots taken up with premature re-runs of shows like […]

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New to Blu: June 27-July 3

It’s a hallowed week for Hollywood on Blu-ray. Releasing alongside this year’s best picture Oscar-winner, The Artist, are Woody Allen: A Documentary and such seminal classics as Chinatown, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, To Catch a Thief, Sabrina and Funny Face. Don’t try to adjust your set with The Artist: the silent movie homage […]

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Tonight in HD: March 13

Tonight in HD: March 13

SoHo Highlight: Hell on Wheels (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) The Cheyenne derail a train; Durant dispatches Cullen and Elam on a mission of vengeance; Lily struggles to find her place in Hell on Wheels. The title of episode eight, Derailed, sums up its critical reception. The AV Club: “Hell On Wheels sometimes seems deranged. That’s what I liked best about […]

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Tonight in HD: March 4

Tonight in HD: March 4

SoHo Highlight: Hell on Wheels (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Revelations: With Elam’s life in the balance, Cullen must decide how much he’s willing to risk; Durant faces financial ruin as Lily confronts the family of her late husband. “The episode really captured the core characters in a way that was compelling and entertaining to watch,” judged TV Fanatic, but […]

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Tonight in HD: February 26

Tonight in HD: February 26

Sky Movies Premiere: The Fighter (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) Mark Wahlberg plays “Irish” Micky Ward, a welterweight boxer whose world title hopes rest on knocking some sense into his crack-addicted mentor, older half-brother Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale), and his overbearing white-trash mother (Treme’s Melissa Leo). It’s a classic, working-class hero story of regret, redemption and […]

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