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    Underwater Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Underwater Movie Review
    The increasingly impressive Kristen Stewart turns in a perfectly entertaining little B-movie riff on Pitch Black meets The Abyss.  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Yamaha MX-A5200 11-Channel Power Amplifier Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Yamaha MX-A5200 11-Channel Power Amplifier Review
    Yamaha's latest 11-channel power amplifier offers serious amounts of power to drive your Atmos home cinema system, but it also adds in the ability to bridge the front channels to add even more grunt to your two-channel music. What's not to like?  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Yamaha CX-A5200 11.2 AV Processor Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Yamaha CX-A5200 11.2 AV Processor Review
    The CX-A5200 is a replacement for the long-running CX-A5100 processor and adds some better audio components and also changes some of the inputs available. The big updates are new DACs and a new power transformer, as well as the addition of Surround:AI to the Cinema DSP HD3 processing for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio formats.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Netflix's Space Force Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Netflix's Space Force Season 1 TV Show Review
    Greg Daniels' second new sitcom in two months hits Netflix with a dream cast and, true to life, its launch doesn't quite go off without a hitch.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    HBO's I Know This Much Is True TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    HBO's I Know This Much Is True TV Show Review
    Mark Ruffalo turns in a pair of career best performances in this tremendous and heartbreaking new HBO drama from Derek "The Place Beyond the Pines" Cianfrance.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Pro-Ject Classic Evo Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley
    Pro-Ject Classic Evo Turntable Review
    The Classic Evo channels both styling and design approaches from a bygone age - does it make for a great modern turntable?  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Sharp HT-SBW800 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Sharp HT-SBW800 Soundbar Review
    The Sharp HT-SBW800 delivers affordable 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos thanks to upwards- and sideways-firing drivers combined with a wireless subwoofer.  
    8
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    PMC twenty5 21i Loudspeaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    PMC twenty5 21i Loudspeaker Review
    PMC has refreshed the twenty5 series and claims that the improvements are considerable. Does the smallest member of the family deliver on the promise?  
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  • Gaming Review

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    Maneater Review (Xbox One)

    by Ian Collen
    Maneater Review (Xbox One)
    Live out your ultimate Jaws fantasy with an adventure you can really sink your teeth into…  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Netflix's Snowpiercer Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Netflix's Snowpiercer Season 1 TV Show Review
    The highly anticipated Snowpiercer series launches with a two-part opener that, for good and bad, vastly deviates from both the novel and the 2013 adaptation, dropping the social commentary in favour of something that feels more like a train-based Prison Break.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Netflix's The Lovebirds Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Netflix's The Lovebirds Movie Review
    After his breakthrough in Amazon's The Big Sick, Kumail Nanjiani's latest goes from planned theatrical release to straight-to-Netflix, far from landing every joke but delivering fun enough date night entertainment nonetheless.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Bad Boys For Life 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Bad Boys For Life 4K Blu-ray Review
    Somehow spanning a quarter-century, the Bad Boys franchise survives the loss of Michael Bay, and impossibly endures the protracted delays since the last chapter, with the boys making a welcome return, and the actioner impressive in 4K.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Snowpiercer Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Snowpiercer Blu-ray Review
    A long seven years late and this now strangely timely post-apocalyptic outing finally makes its UK debut just in time for the launch of the Netflix series.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Amazon's Little Fires Everywhere Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Kumari Tilakawardane
    Amazon's Little Fires Everywhere Season 1 TV Show Review
    Perfectly timed if it feels as though you’ve burned your way through everything else on streaming services during the hundreds of weeks of lockdown we’ve already had, Little Fires Everywhere stars Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon and is based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Amazon's Homecoming Season 2 TV Show Review

    by Kumari Tilakawardane
    Amazon's Homecoming Season 2 TV Show Review
    Can Kyle Patrick Alvarez's sophomore year of Amazon's Homecoming live up to Sam "Mr Robot" Esmail's impressive first season?  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Emotiva XPA-11 Gen3 11-Channel Power Amplifier Review

    by Steve Withers
    Emotiva XPA-11 Gen3 11-Channel Power Amplifier Review
    The Emotiva XPA-11 Gen3 11-channel power amplifier brings plenty of American muscle to your system thanks to the company's modular design and SMPS technology.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Cyrus ONE Cast Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Cyrus ONE Cast Integrated Amplifier Review
    The latest member of the ONE range of amplifiers takes Cyrus’ baby in a slightly different direction and to a new price point. Is this the ONE you want?  
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  • Home AV Review

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    BenQ TK850 4K DLP Projector Review

    by Phil Hinton
    BenQ TK850 4K DLP Projector Review
    A new 4K DLP projector offering a 10-element, 8-group lens which also features HDR-PRO technology that brings enhanced tone mapping and claims to cover 98% of the Rec.709 colour gamut. With so many new DLP projectors on the market, what makes the TK850 stand out?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    1917 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    1917 4K Blu-ray Review
    An undeniable technical feat, Sam Mendes' quest for sound, fury and the impression of single-take continuity overshadows all else, leading to an audiovisually stunning native 4K release with Dolby Vision and Atmos.  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Denon DHT-S516H Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Denon DHT-S516H Soundbar Review
    The Denon DHT-S516H 2.1-channel soundbar expands the company's line-up, not only incorporating the HEOS multi-room system, but adding the ability to work with smart assistants.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Netflix's White Lines Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Netflix's White Lines Season 1 TV Show Review
    From the team behind The Crown, Money Heist's Alex Pina ill-advised attempt at a multi-lingual blend of his trademark crime drama and vapid hedonistic sex and nudity makes for a disjointed production that never comes together.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Campfire Audio Andromeda 2020 In Ear Earphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Campfire Audio Andromeda 2020 In Ear Earphone Review
    The Andromeda is one of the longer running models from Campfire Audio and here for 2020 is the newly updated version. Does it deliver?  
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  • Tech Review

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    Acer ConceptD CP7271K 4K HDR Monitor Review

    by Greg Hook
    Acer ConceptD CP7271K 4K HDR Monitor Review
    We take a look at Acer's top of the range Concept D CP7271K 4K UHD HDR PC Monitor with FALD, Quantum Dot, a 4ms response time, G-Sync Ultimate and 144Hz refresh rate.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Pro-Ject T1 Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley
    Pro-Ject T1 Turntable Review
    Pro-Ject tweaks its entry level formula in the pursuit of higher performance and better looks. Can the T1 deliver on the brief?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    The Boys Season 1 Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Boys Season 1 Blu-ray Review
    Preacher's Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg duo bring Garth Ennis' extremely graphic comic to life, putting a very dark spin on life with superheroes who are anything but, and landing on Blu-ray for those who didn't catch it on Amazon.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Amazon Prime's My Spy Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Amazon Prime's My Spy Movie Review
    A surprise last-minute 4K entry to the "Amazon Original" banner, Dave Bautista's My Spy proves a light but surprisingly fun and funny ode to Arnie's Kindergarten Cop that enjoys plenty of hilarious film references.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    47 Ronin 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    47 Ronin 4K Blu-ray Review
    Keanu Reeves' deeply flawed fantasy period samurai flick 47 Ronin comes to 4K with superb HDR implementation and a tremendous DTS:X track, available in the UK only as a Zavvi Exclusive Steelbook.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Neat Ministra Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Neat Ministra Standmount Speaker Review
    The Ministra looks a little more conventional than some Neat speakers we’ve seen in the past but there’s still some unusual engineering at work - how does it stack up?  
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  • TV Review

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    Samsung Q95T Review

    by Steve Withers
    Samsung Q95T Review
    The Samsung Q95T is the company's flagship QLED 4K TV for 2020. It includes the majority of new features, and offers a high-end alternative for those not interested in 8K.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Campfire Audio Io In Ear Earphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Campfire Audio Io In Ear Earphone Review
    The Io is Campfire Audio’s approach to making a relatively affordable earphone that embodies the virtues that they consider important. Does it deliver?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Movie Review
    After seven years and fifteen films, the DC Animated Movie Universe reaches its Endgame, as Darkseid returns and a decimated Earth makes one final stand.  
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  • Tech Review

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    MSI GL65 9SD Gaming Laptop Review

    by Greg Hook
    MSI GL65 9SD Gaming Laptop Review
    We take a look at MSI's 15" GL65 9SD gaming laptop with Nvidia GTX1660Ti Graphics and a 9th Gen Intel i7 CPU.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    The Assistant Movie Review

    by Kumari Tilakawardane
    The Assistant Movie Review
    A subtle drama that gets under the skin of the #MeToo movement.  
    8
  • Movies & TV Review

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    Disney's The Mandalorian Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Disney's The Mandalorian Season 1 TV Show Review
    The flagship vehicle for Disney+, this punchy sci-fi western show is much more enjoyably Rogue One in tone than anything else recently in the Star Wars universe.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Disney+'s Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Final Season TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Disney+'s Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Final Season TV Show Review
    Finally doing justice to this underserved era in Star Wars lore, this superb animated show goes out on a dark high as Ahsoka and Maul return to face the impact of Order 66.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 4K Blu-ray Review
    One of the best Star Wars films of all time, Rogue One reworked The Dirty Dozen to sublime effect, finally giving this universe a much-needed War movie, and exploding onto 4K with a superb native 4K presentation and Dolby Atmos, albeit currently only in the US.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Sea Fever Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Sea Fever Movie Review
    Irish Independent Cinema takes a shot at The Thing meets The Abyss in a surprisingly effective small scale horror that, remarkably, resonates rather strikingly during the current pandemic.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Amazon Prime's Upload Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Amazon Prime's Upload Season 1 TV Show Review
    Amazon provides its own answer to Black Mirror's question: What if technology... but bad? And struggles to justify its own afterlife.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    BBC's Normal People Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    BBC's Normal People Season 1 TV Show Review
    The BBC's faithful adaptation of the best-selling novel proves to be a richly honest, well-written, directed and acted drama.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Apple TV+'s Defending Jacob Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Apple TV+'s Defending Jacob Season 1 TV Show Review
    Chris Evans tries to distance himself from Captain America in this sobering and diverting crime mystery which is a little like Apple's answer to Netflix's Sinner.  
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