Best of AVForums: 8th - 14th of Dec, 2018

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by Aaron Macarthy Beards Dec 16, 2018 at 8:39 PM

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    Best of AVForums: 8th - 14th of Dec, 2018
    It's not long till Christmas. So take a moment to relax, look back and catch up with all the stories you missed from last week.
    Cinema Reviews:

    Aquaman Review
    With the likely loss of both Batman and Superman, will a surprisingly fun Aquaman be able to save Warner's Justice League plans? Click the link to read the review.

    The Old Man & the Gun Review
    This understated heist story with a difference makes for a fitting end to legendary actor/director Robert Redford's much celebrated 60-year acting career. Read the full review here.

    Blu-Ray and Streaming Reviews:

    Kin Blu-ray Review
    Urban youth family drama meets sci-fi energy weapons in the indie flick Kin, making for a striking directorial debut and an even more impressive Blu-ray release. Read the full review here.

    Netflix's Roma Review
    The first film from Alfonso Cuaron since 2013's Gravity could earn Netflix some credibility courtesy of an Oscar, but is it actually any good? Click the link to find out.

    The Meg 4K Blu-ray Review
    Always wanted to see Jason Statham fighting a giant shark? Click the link to see if the 4K release of The Meg delivers.

    Once Upon a Time in China and America Blu-ray Review
    Returning to the role after a 2-film absence, Jet Li's Once Upon a Time in China and America makes for a fabulous 'extra' on Eureka's remastered box set of the original trilogy. Read the full review here.

    Once Upon a Time in China II Blu-ray Review
    Our look at Eureka's stunning 4K-remastered release of Tsui Hark's Jet Li-starring period martial arts series continues with Once Upon a Time in China II. Make sure to click the link to read our review.

    Once Upon a Time in China III Blu-ray Review
    Eureka's 4K-remastered release of Tsui Hark's Jet Li-starring trilogy concludes with Once Upon a Time in China III. Read out entire review at the link.

    The Equalizer 2 4K Blu-ray Review
    Washington's first sequel is a little flabby and predictable, but also reliably brutal, and looks and sounds spectacular on UHD. Read the full review here.

    Once Upon a Time in China Blu-ray Review
    Tsui Hark's, Jet Li-starring period martial arts series gets the lavish 4K-remastered Eureka box set treatment, starting with Part One of the original trilogy. Click the link for the full review.

    AV Hardware Reviews:

    Sony ZF9 (KD-65ZF9) Review
    Part of the new Sony MASTER SERIES of TVs the ZF9 replaces the highly regarded ZD9 LED LCD TV. So can this new kid on the block offer image quality to match a reference monitor and better the outgoing ZD9? Read the full review here to find out.

    Arcam AVR390 7-Channel AV Receiver Review
    The Arcam AVR390 7-channel AV receiver has the same Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, and Dirac Live 2.0 support as the AVR850 but uses cheaper amplification. But do you really need the Class G? Find out here.

    Phone Reviews and Comparisions:

    Huawei Mate 20 Pro Smartphone Review
    The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of the most beautiful phones yet made, by any manufacturer. Read our full review to find out all you need to know.

    OnePlus 6T Smartphone Review
    With a fingerprint sensor in the screen and a price tag of just £499, how does the OnePlus 6T stack up against rival flagship models? Find out in our full review.

    Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs OnePlus 6T Smartphone Comparison
    We pit two brilliant, flagship smartphones arriving towards the end of 2018 against each other. Read our comparison here.

    Editor's Choice Awards:

    Best Hi-Fi 2018
    2018 saw some outstanding products hit the market but this is the gear that really stood out. Click here to find out who the winners are.


    AVForums Podcast: 10th December 2018
    This week Ed tells the tale of the Legion of Santa Claus, we discuss beer sponsors and can Steve sleep in a Panama hat? Phil reviews the Sony ZF9 and gives his initial thoughts on the 8K Samsung Q900, plus the Editor's Choice Awards and Christmas. Click this link to listen, or subscribe with your favorite podcast app.

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