• Movies & TV News

    78

    Top 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2022

    by Cas Harlow
    Top 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2022
    Spies and Samurai, Scorsese and the Spider-Verse, Strange and Sam Raimi - 2022 is shaping up to be stunning, but the real question is will Top Gun: Maverick finally get released?  
  • Movies & TV News

    21

    Best 10 Blu-rays (UK) for January 2022

    by Mark Costello
    Best 10 Blu-rays (UK) for January 2022
    Another year will no doubt bring yet more doomsaying about the ‘death’ of physical media. A good job then that no-one from the boutique labels we know and love seems to be listening! Read the lineup. Plus enter competitions to win over half of this month's releases!  
  • Movies & TV Review

    10

    The Tender Bar (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Tender Bar (Amazon) Movie Review
    George Clooney's eighth directorial effort lands on Amazon and starts well with Ben Affleck on fine form, but can it stick the landing?  
    6
  • Movies & TV Review

    19

    Mother/Android (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Mother/Android (Netflix) Movie Review
    Straight from Hulu in the US to Netflix in the UK, Chloe Grace Moretz styles out this very tame clash of 28 Days Later and A Quiet Place which features very little of either androids or motherhood.  
    5
  • TV Review

    83

    Sony A80J (XR-65A80J) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Sony A80J (XR-65A80J) 4K OLED TV Review
    With new models announced for 2022 at CES, is it worth picking up the 2021 A80J? Let's find out...  
    9
  • Gaming News

    36

    Top Ten Most Anticipated Games of 2022

    by Ian Collen
    Top Ten Most Anticipated Games of 2022
    Our top picks of just some of the standout videogames to put on your shopping list for the year ahead…  
  • Movies & TV Review

    11

    The Lost Daughter (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Lost Daughter (Netflix) Movie Review
    Maggie Gyllenhaal's strikingly assured directorial debut will likely garner a lot of attention, not least for a trifecta of excellent performances from Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley and Dakota Johnson.  
    8
  • TV News

    141

    Samsung unveils QD-Display: The Quantum Dot meets OLED TV display

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung unveils QD-Display: The Quantum Dot meets OLED TV display
    QD-Display is the name Samsung has given its latest TV screen development which started life as an $11 billion gamble on QD-OLED technology.  
  • TV News

    84

    Panasonic introduces flagship LZ2000 OLED with new 77-inch screen size

    by Andy Bassett
    Panasonic introduces flagship LZ2000 OLED with new 77-inch screen size
    Panasonic has taken the lid off its top-end OLED TV for 2022 and unveiled the LZ2000 which comes in 55-, 65- and, now for the very first time, 77-inch screen sizes.  
  • TV News

    231

    Sony Bravia XR 2022 TV lineup includes QD-OLED and Mini LED flagships

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony Bravia XR 2022 TV lineup includes QD-OLED and Mini LED flagships
    Sony’s new Bravia XR TV lineup introduces the brand new QD-OLED panel in the 4K A95K OLED models, plus there's 8K Z9K and 4K X95K Mini LED models, A90K and A80K 4K OLED ranges and the X90K 4K LED series.  
  • TV News

    147

    LG reveals new OLED and QNED TV lineups for 2022

    by Andy Bassett
    LG reveals new OLED and QNED TV lineups for 2022
    LG Electronics’ OLED offerings for 2022 aim to deliver higher brightness in more models alongside a new processor and improved webOS experience.  
  • Movies & TV Review

    39

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    Venom: Let There Be Carnage 4K Blu-ray Review
    Sony attempts yet again to squeeze even more life out of its Spider-verse cash cow with a sequel that certainly improves over its poor original… but only just.  
    6
  • TV News

    20

    Samsung 2022 TV lineup adds new Neo QLED and Micro LED ranges

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung 2022 TV lineup adds new Neo QLED and Micro LED ranges
    UPDATED 04-Jan-2022, QD-OLED Revealed: Samsung has unveiled its 2022 TV lineup with the focus very much on the continuation of the Neo QLED ranges, with new AI, audio and smart UI enhancements in tow.  
  • Home AV Review

    16

    JBL Bar 5.0 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    JBL Bar 5.0 Soundbar Review
    The JBL Bar 5.0 soundbar promises a big and immersive delivery from a single unit thanks to MultiBeam technology and Dolby Atmos support. The inclusion of Chromecast, AirPlay, and Alexa Multi-Room Music rounds out a competitively priced package.  
    9
  • Movies & TV Review

    10

    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within 4K Blu-ray Review
    Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in style, The Spirits Within - which bankrupted a Studio - is still the best Final Fantasy movie, with seemingly outdated effects that somehow stun in 4K.  
    8
  • Movies & TV Review

    39

    Hard Target 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Hard Target 4K Blu-ray Review
    John Woo's Hollywood breakthrough was also arguably Van Damme's best action flick, but how on earth did Kino screw up this native 4K restoration so royally?  
    7
  • Movies & TV Review

    88

    Dune (2021) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Dune (2021) 4K Blu-ray Review
    A modern sci-fi classic in the making, this is grand, epic filmmaking at its absolute best, with a stunning 4K release to boot.  
    10
  • Movies & TV Review

    26

    The Protégé (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Protégé (Amazon) Movie Review
    Two time best Bond director Martin Campbell, who gave us Casino Royale and Goldeneye, gifts the latest Nikita, Maggie Q, her first real shot at a decent solo lead action movie and it's... fine.  
    6
  • Movies & TV Review

    28

    Best 10 4K Blu-rays of 2021

    by Cas Harlow
    Best 10 4K Blu-rays of 2021
    Star Trek, Indy, and Second Sight coming into their own, it's been a pretty spectacular year for 4K.  
  • Movies & TV News

    72

    Best 10 Movies of 2021

    by Cas Harlow
    Best 10 Movies of 2021
    Still reeling from the ongoing pandemic, cinema has come back with a bang arguably better than anybody could have expected, with a few strong Big Screen hitters, and plenty of heavyweight smaller support.  
  • TV News

    47

    LG Display unveils OLED EX next generation display technology

    by Andy Bassett
    LG Display unveils OLED EX next generation display technology
    Ahead of CES, LG Display has unveiled the new OLED EX panel technology that will power the new OLED TVs coming in 2022.  
  • Movies & TV Review

    151

    The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+) Season 1 Premiere TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+) Season 1 Premiere TV Show Review
    Disney+ rounds out the year with the opening episode of its latest Star Wars spin-off, as fan-favourite Boba Fett's past and future get fleshed out.  
    7
  • TV Review

    59

    Samsung QN95A (QE65QN95A) Neo QLED Mini LED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Samsung QN95A (QE65QN95A) Neo QLED Mini LED TV Review
    We take a look at Samsung's flagship 4K Mini LED TV for 2021 and test it to see if it is worthy of a place in an AV enthusiast's living room now that prices are starting to fall. So, does this Neo QLED offer enough performance to warrant its flagship status? Let's find out...  
    8
  • Movies & TV Review

    9

    The King's Man Movie Review

    by Mark Costello
    The King's Man Movie Review
    We head back to WWI for a prequel to Matthew Vaughn’s fun but flawed spy franchise which, if it had maintained its opening blistering insanity, could have been something really quite special indeed…  
    6
  • Movies & TV Review

    126

    Don't Look Up (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Don't Look Up (Netflix) Movie Review
    Adam McKay's Chicken Little for adults is just shy of being funny, just shy of being insightful and just shy of being a good movie. What it isn't shy of is impotently railing at the stupidity of government and media.  
    5
  • Gaming News

    23

    Best 10 Games of 2021

    by Ian Collen
    Best 10 Games of 2021
    We cherry pick a handful of our favourite gaming moments from the past 12 months. What did we miss?  
  • Movies & TV Review

    75

    Hawkeye (Disney+) Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Hawkeye (Disney+) Season 1 TV Show Review
    Enjoying a perfectly-timed Christmas vibe, solid origin storytelling, charming wit and fun street-level action, Hailee Steinfeld's Hawkeye is a great end to an impressive year of MCU TV shows.  
    8
  • Movies & TV News

    84

    Best 10 TV Shows of 2021

    by Cas Harlow
    Best 10 TV Shows of 2021
    An almost unparalleled year of unmissable TV. Audiences may still be navigating their return to the cinema but let's take a look at 10 reasons to stay home.  
  • Hi-Fi Review

    34

    Vertere MG-1 Mk2 Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley
    Vertere MG-1 Mk2 Turntable Review
    The MG-1 Mk2 is comfortably the most expensive turntable to grace AVForums but it’s only in the shallow end of what Vertere does; welcome to serious analogue.  
    10
  • Movies & TV Review

    28

    The Karate Kid Collection 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    The Karate Kid Collection 4K Blu-ray Review
    In the wake of the glorious return of Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence in the wonderful Cobra Kai, Sony releases the first three films in the franchise in 4K. Cynical marketing bandwagon jumping? Or glorious nostalgia visits in the best quality available?  
    6
  • Movies & TV News

    7

    What's new on UK streaming services for January 2022

    by Andy Bassett
    What's new on UK streaming services for January 2022
    UPDATED 13-Jan-2022 (Amazon Prime): The start of a new year can feel like a yawning chasm of existential panic as the wheel turns on another 365 days and we shuffle lemming-like closer to the edge… so what are the streaming giants going to do to make us feel a bit better? Well, rebooting Fraggle Rock’s a start!  
  • Tech Review

    2

    Apple iPad mini 6th Gen Versus iPad 9th Gen Review

    by David Phelan
    Apple iPad mini 6th Gen Versus iPad 9th Gen Review
    With plenty of shared technology between the two, we put Apple's 2021 iterations of its iPad tablets through their paces to determine whether the small and speedy iPad mini is a better prospect than the larger iPad 9th Gen which lacks some features but is still great value.  
    9
  • Movies & TV Review

    262

    The Matrix Resurrections Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Matrix Resurrections Movie Review
    22 years later and we return to a very meta Matrix, but is it still too clever for its own good and, my God, does it really look as cheap as it does in the trailers?  
    6
  • Movies & TV Review

    9

    Swan Song (Apple TV+) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Swan Song (Apple TV+) Movie Review
    Apple TV+ delivers up another powerful feature, with Mahershala Ali putting in some of his finest work, leaving Swan Song a heartbreaking sci-fi drama.  
    8
  • Movies & TV Review

    17

    Encounter (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Encounter (Amazon) Movie Review
    Riz Ahmed delivers another heartwrenching performance in this unusual psychological sci-fi mystery.  
    7
  • TV News

    13

    CES 2022 Preview: What to expect

    by Andy Bassett
    CES 2022 Preview: What to expect
    CES is back at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 3rd - 8th Jan 2022, but it’s not quite business as usual with the world’s largest tech show running as a hybrid event for both online and in-person attendees.  
  • Movies & TV Review

    25

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 4K Blu-ray Review
    The thoroughly gripping and wholly absorbing adaptation of John Le Carre’s classic novel is given a beautiful 4K makeover. Who knew HDR could make beige look so good...  
    8
  • Movies & TV Review

    41

    The Witcher Season 2 (Netflix) TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Witcher Season 2 (Netflix) TV Show Review
    Netflix's adaptation of the massively popular book and videogame series returns for a strong sophomore year, with more swords, sorcery and supernatural SFX.  
    7
  • Movies & TV Review

    119

    No Time to Die 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    No Time to Die 4K Blu-ray Review
    Bond’s triumphant return to both cinema and the UK box offices finally makes its way to 4K disc with a wholly expected stunning transfer...  
    9
  • Movies & TV Review

    2

    Castle Falls Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Castle Falls Movie Review
    Dolph Lundgren returns to directing for the first time in over a decade, teaming up with Scott Adkins for some low budget thrills in a block scheduled for demolition.  
    6

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