It looks like April is set to offer a step up in quantity as much as quality for Netflix' new arrivals, with an intriguing Lewis Capaldi documentary and a feature-length Last Kingdom film, joined by a number of eye-catching shows, such as Beef, Florida Man, and The Diplomat, plus the Chimp Empire docuseries and the return of Sweet Tooth.
What's new on UK streaming services for April 2023
by Andy Bassett
UPDATED: 29-Mar-2023: Even with April the 1st on the horizon there’s no fooling UK streaming fans, so the three big streamers are each serving up a high profile movie along with an Easter basket full of new and returning drama and comedy series. Whichever service you end up watching, there’s plenty of choice to accompany your chocolate eggs.
The Amazon Fire TV Cube (3rd Gen) combines a healthy set of streaming features with great performance and a slick new design, making for a nice upgrade over the 2nd Gen device. But is Amazon pushing the price envelope a little too far?
Master Gardener continues Paul Schrader's loose thematic trilogy following on from First Reformed and The Card Counter, providing a solid indie lead role for Joel Edgerton with juicy, slimy, support from Sigourney Weaver.
This week there’s a look at Samsung and LG’s 2023 TV prices for UK consumers plus reviews of the Sharp 55FN2KA LCD TV, Amazon’s latest Fire TV Cube and an automatic turntable from Dual. We also hear about the kit a professional display calibrator uses and round up all of the latest news from the worlds of TV, Home AV and Hi-Fi.
Somewhat impossibly shot over 12 years, using the same cast, Richard Linklater's Boyhood is another authentic, moving and compelling piece from the writer/director, reminiscent of his "Before" trilogy, only even more audacious in its ambitions.
If you had a blast with the previous John Wick outings, spending the best part of three hours watching him kick, stab, shoot and nun-chuck his way through another cast of increasingly grandstanding players will be a similarly fabulous ride.
Stylish Korean hit-man tale that just about gets by on its very good looks. Rote plotting and bland characterisations be damned, as surely all us action junkies need is slick and quick choreography and lashings of the red stuff, amiright?
Between Night and Dawn, there was Martin. A confused young man who may or may not be a vampire. George A Romero’s haunting character study finds a new lease of life on a lavish new 4K limited edition boxset from boutique superstars Second Sight…and it’s been well worth the wait.
Amazon set to launch new Fire TV QLED series in the UK
by Ian Collen
The company is expanding its Fire TV line-up with three fresh models, with the all-new Fire TV Omni QLED and Fire TV 2-Series displays, along with an upgraded Fire TV 4-Series, marking a UK debut for the range.
Astell & Kern A&ultima SP3000 Portable Audio Player Review
by Simon Lucas
There's no doubting the build and specification of Astell & Kern's flagship A&ultima SP3000 DAP - the South Korean specialist has gone to town, come back, and then gone even further back into town - but can it justify the asking price?