Tag Archives: Enlightened

Tonight in HD: April 8

Sky Movies Premiere: Rango (Sky 20, 4.40, 5.1) Clint Eastwood has a cameo of sorts in this rootin’, tootin’, six-gun shootin’ ‘toon that gloriously evokes the spirit of the Western. It’s named after a chameleon with an identity crisis who becomes an unlikely Boot Hill hero in a dry gulch town where a Chinatown-ish water-siphoning plot is […]

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Tonight in HD: April 1

Sky Movies Premiere: True Grit (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1)  True Grit is true bliss in HD. The transfer does breathtaking justice to the autumnal, painterly compositions that grace the Coen Brothers’ darker, more sophisticated – but not necessarily superior – spin on the 1969 western that won John Wayne his first Oscar. Leaner and meaner, but […]

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Soft Touch to Get Extra Screening

TV3 will repeat Sunday’s premiere of Touch at 11.10pm on Saturday. The new series from Heroes creator Tim Kring made a modest debut with slightly softer ratings than the previous week’s House in the same time slot. It averaged 7.0% of TV3′s target audience, 25-54 year-olds (compared to House’s 7.8% the previous Sunday), 6.2% of […]

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Tonight in HD: March 25

Series premiere: Touch (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland) discovers that his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son can predict events before they happen in this series from Heroes creator Tim Kring. For once, NZ free-to-air TV is part of a global launch for a show that previewed to top US ratings in January before beginning its run proper […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: March 24-31

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday The Secret Lives of Dancers (TV3, 4.30, R) TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.30, R) Season premiere: Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Terra Nova (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Movie: Independence Day (TV3, 8.30, 5.1, R) Winners & Losers (TV One, 10.30, R) Movie: The […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: March 24-30

Two new Sunday night HD dramas are slated to debut in the last week of March while returning for the first time in HD is one of TV’s better cop shows. One of the newcomers is Enlightened, an HBO series that 18 months ago TVNZ was touting as one of its big new-season attractions for […]

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