Best of AVForums: 1st - 7th of Dec, 2018

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by Aaron Macarthy Beards Dec 9, 2018 at 1:28 PM

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    Best of AVForums: 1st - 7th of Dec, 2018
    Take a moment to relax, look back and catch up with all the stories you missed from last week.
    Blu-ray and Streaming Reviews:

    Netflix's Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Review
    After Disney's own live-action remake of The Jungle Book, Netflix offers an even darker take in Andy Serkis' Mowgli. Read the full review here.

    They Shall Not Grow Old Blu-ray Review
    Peter 'LOTR' Jackson works his visual magic on century-old footage for this unforgettable look at The Great War. Click the link to read the review.

    The Magnificent Ambersons Blu-ray Review
    Expected to be better than Citizen Kane, but butchered by the Studios, Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons is a flawed but fierce classic which gets the Criterion treatment on Blu-ray. Read the full review here.

    Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. Blu-ray Review
    Daughter of a terrorist, this new documentary looks back at the colourful life journey of controversial Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. Click the link to read the review.

    The Lion King 4K Blu-ray Review
    Completing the circle of life, The Lion King returns to 2D in all its glory for Disney's first 4K release of one of their classic hand-drawn animated titles. Read the full review here.

    Hotel Artemis 4K Blu-ray Review
    The writer of Rogue Nation makes his directorial debut with this futuristic Smokin' Aces-style thriller, out in 4K but only in the US. Click the link to read the review.

    Ant-Man and the Wasp 4K Blu-ray Review
    Fluffy filler until Captain Marvel or fantastic introduction to the Quantum Realm? Either, or both, at least Disney finally deliver audio to match the superb 4K video. Read the full review here.

    Cinema Reviews:

    Ralph Breaks the Internet Review
    Ralph gets an upgrade, taking his signature mayhem viral as he unleashes a chaotic assault on the internet. But can he bring the magic of the first film with him too? Click here to read the full review.

    Hardware Reviews:

    SVS Prime Wireless Speaker Review
    The company that embodies bang for your buck has turned its attention to powered speakers - does the Prime Wireless keep to the company’s high standards? Read the full review here to find out.

    Sony VPL-VW570ES Review
    The latest native 4K (4096 x 2160) SXRD projector from Sony claims full bandwidth HDMI ports, 4K MotionFlow, Reality Creation and HDR, along with a claimed contrast of 350,000:1. So does it measure up? Find out here.


    Tom Cruise Gives Advice on Best TV Settings For Movies at Home. Read the full story here.


    AVForums Podcast: 3rd December 2018
    This week Ed admits to having a safe word, Mark realises a financial mistake and Steve admits to wearing unusual things to bed. Meanwhile, Phil interviews Danny Tack from Philips, we review the Marantz AV8805 and round-up the best of November. Listen here.

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