June sees the third biggest movie of all time hitting Disney+ along with Marvel’s eagerly anticipated next TV show, Secret Invasion. And while these may be stealing most of the bandwidth, Prime Video and AppleTV+ have enough interesting projects in the mix to keep subscribers engaged.
Martin Scorsese has Peter Medak’s classic haunter at number six on his list of all time top horror films. And he knows a thing or two about film does our Marty. Second Sight now bring us George C Scott’s masterful chiller on two new 4K editions and while maybe not the home run several of their previous horror classics have been this year, it's still a worthwhile addition to any horror fan's collection.
Sony's A-series of soundbars starts with the HT-A3000 and we put it through its paces both with and without optional wireless rears and subwoofer to see whether the additional uplift in performance offered is worth the hefty additional cost.
Sony A84L/A80L (XR-65A84L) BRAVIA XR OLED TV Review
by Phil Hinton
The Sony A84L/A80L is a very good mid-level OLED TV with some of the best image processing on the market adding in superb upscaling and motion reproduction. But, does it offer enough over the competition to warrant the price point?
A handsome but flimsy western disguised as a war movie (or vice versa) which hits some enjoyably cartoonish grotesquery in its peaks but flounders when it comes to sustaining tension, delivering an uneven but not totally unrewarding bit of Nazi-smashing action.
Arnie's Back! In an action-comedy about a spy whose family doesn't know he's a spy. Which is definitely nothing like True Lies, which he was also in, and which also transitioned to TV recently, without him, but is completely unrelated.
Everything you could possibly want from a grungy grindhouse mash-up of John Wick and Overlord, Sisu sees a retired 'nobody' unwillingly drawn back into slaughtering a whole bunch of Nazis, and it's bloody good entertainment.
This week we look at the LG C3 and Sony A84L OLEDs, two new BenQ projectors, the latest Hi-Fi, Home AV and TV news and reviews, plus Ed's album, vinyl and playlist, along with a special guest from the Professional Video Alliance (PVA).
What's new on Sky, NOW and Paramount+ UK for June 2023
by Andy Bassett
Sky Cinema movie premieres in June sees a range of genres from fictionalised literary biopics to gay rom-coms and from on-the-nose sci-fi to 50’s period psychological mystery while, Sky Comedy gets a number of returning series and James Spader finally signs off on his list: that’s ‘Black…’ not ‘Shopping…’
It’s a busy week in the Hi-Fi/audio world, so we round up some of the big announcements either making their debut in Germany or coinciding with the event, including the likes of Naim, McIntosh, iFi Audio, HiFi Rose, PMC and Sonus faber.