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    Smile Movie Review

    by Mark Costello
    Smile Movie Review
    With one of the most effective and quite brilliant viral ad campaigns in recent years raising mainstream awareness of Parker Finn’s unnerving and genuinely creepy premise, can the film surrounding it all actually really deliver?  
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    The Old Man (Disney+) Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Old Man (Disney+) Season 1 TV Show Review
    A 72 year old Jeff Bridges reinforces his legendary status by going on the run as a former spy with a shady past, in this cracking, fabulously tense, 7-episode thriller - UPDATED 1st October for the UK release with a full season review  
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  • Tech Review

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    Sony Xperia 5 IV Smartphone Review

    by David Phelan
    Sony Xperia 5 IV Smartphone Review
    Sony's latest Xperia handset keeps a surprising number of features from its flagship sibling and sports impressive display and camera capabilities, even at this premium level. While not cheap, has Sony managed to squeeze in a decent balance of features and value?  
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    Elvis 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    Elvis 4K Blu-ray Review
    A ‘Baz Luhrmann’ film in every sense of the word, the Australian master of gaudy excess dives with gusto into the legend of Elvis Aaron Presley and delivers an experience for the senses befitting of them both.  
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    Sonos Sub Mini Subwoofer Review

    by Simon Lucas
    Sonos Sub Mini Subwoofer Review
    Sonos has expanded its subwoofer options to now include the Sub Mini, a compact and nimble model which adds an element of choice against the larger, original Sub. As Sonos users are committed to their ecosystem, does the Sub Mini give them what they've been patiently waiting for?  
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    Blonde (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Blonde (Netflix) Movie Review
    Ana de Armas shines, painfully, in this brutally mesmeric Marilyn Monroe mood piece from Andrew Dominik, landing its epic NC-17 runtime on Netflix in 4KDV/DA.  
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  • TV Review

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    Philips OLED807 (48OLED807) 4K OLED TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Philips OLED807 (48OLED807) 4K OLED TV Review
    The OLED807 is a new Philips OLED TV for 2022 featuring the latest 6th Gen P5 AI picture processing suite. There's IMAX Enhanced compatibility and Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10 and HDR10+ adaptive are all supported as well as four-sided Ambilight and Android 11 TV OS controls the smart TV features. So, is it any good? Let's find out...  
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    The Woman King Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Woman King Movie Review
    With a bit of dramatic license, Viola Davis gives an explosive performance in an otherwise frustratingly by-the-numbers depiction of the Agojie, West Africa's real life "Amazons."  
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    The Lost Boys 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    The Lost Boys 4K Blu-ray Review
    Joel Schumacher’s Bat Pack teen classic shines brighter than it ever has before on this stunning new 4K release from Warner Bros.  
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    Jurassic World Dominion Extended Edition 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Jurassic World Dominion Extended Edition 4K Blu-ray Review
    Improbably managing to both be worse than the last entry, and waste the return of the original cast, Dominion is shot and edited so incompetently you might find it unintentionally amusing, though that's still not worth 161 minutes of your waking life.  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Anthem MCA 525 Gen 2 5-Channel Power Amplifier Review

    by Doug Pyper
    Anthem MCA 525 Gen 2 5-Channel Power Amplifier Review
    The Anthem MCA 525 Gen 2 is an impressive addition to Anthem’s new line up and would look, and sound, magnificent paired with an AVM series processor. But that performance comes at a price.  
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    The Police Story Trilogy 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Police Story Trilogy 4K Blu-ray Review
    Eureka's first foray into 4K is Jackie Chan's classic Police Story Trilogy, boasting stunning native 4K/DV presentations, and marking the first time that Supercop has been released in the UK in a high def format.  
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    Don't Worry Darling Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Don't Worry Darling Movie Review
    Olivia Wilde and Katie Silberman have strayed from their Booksmart comfort zone to experiment with something tonally and narratively more complex. And it’s a total slice.  
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    Anthem AVM 90 AV Processor Review

    by Doug Pyper
    Anthem AVM 90 AV Processor Review
    The latest flagship from Anthem is said to represent the culmination of all the company knows about AV processor design. It turns out that’s quite a lot.  
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    Poltergeist 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Poltergeist 4K Blu-ray Review
    As scary now as it was back then, Poltergeist comes to 4K Blu-ray sending chills down your spine.  
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  • Tech Review

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    Apple iPhone 14 Review

    by David Phelan
    Apple iPhone 14 Review
    It may be missing a few of the big gun features found on the latest Pro and Pro Max handsets but Apple's standard iPhone 14 still has a handy basket of goodies that make it tremendously appealing. Has it got enough to keep it ahead of the iPhone 13, which has just had a price drop, though?  
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    Star Wars: Andor (Disney+) Premiere TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Star Wars: Andor (Disney+) Premiere TV Show Review
    Andor proves to be the Rogue One of Star Wars TV shows, with returning writer Tony Gilroy delivering the goods on this superbly atmospheric, claustrophobically tense tale of a Rebellion in the making.  
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  • Home AV Review

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    KEF KF92 Subwoofer Review

    by Martin Dew
    KEF KF92 Subwoofer Review
    Legendary British loudspeaker manufacturer KEF continues to build on its legacy of getting great performance from small enclosures. The KF92 subwoofer sits outside the company’s Reference Series and commands the middle of the range, but can its tiny form factor deliver the goods on demanding source material?  
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    After Yang (Sky) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    After Yang (Sky) Movie Review
    Kogonada's festival darling lo-fi sci-fi puts a family in existential crisis mode when their robot child shuts down, taking us on a journey of sublime contemplation.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Neat Petite Classic Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Neat Petite Classic Standmount Speaker Review
    Neat is the latest brand to channel their history into a product for the present… is the Petite Classic the perfect solution for 2022?  
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    The Meaning of Life 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    The Meaning of Life 4K Blu-ray Review
    Monty Python’s final messy cinematic masterpiece comes to 4K with songs about sperm, Christmas, all manner of male genitalia and the universe itself, given a new lease of life thanks to its amusingly unnecessary DTS:X soundtrack...  
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  • Tech Review

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    Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max Review

    by David Phelan
    Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max Review
    Keeping a similar design to its immediate predecessor and meting out the usual processor and camera improvements, Apple has instead focussed on new user interface features and invites you to... Dynamic Island.  
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    For All Mankind Season 3 (Apple TV+) TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    For All Mankind Season 3 (Apple TV+) TV Show Review
    UPDATED 16-SEP-2022: For All Mankind reached a tremendous conclusion with Season 2's finale, affording a snapshot of a future that Season 3 is clearly going to build tensely towards.  
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    CSI: Vegas (Sky) TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    CSI: Vegas (Sky) TV Show Review
    UPDATED 16-SEP-2022: William Petersen's Gil Grissom is back, kind-of, in this mostly blah resurrection of the endless CSI franchise.  
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    American Gigolo (Paramount+) Premiere TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    American Gigolo (Paramount+) Premiere TV Show Review
    Continuing on from / soft rebooting Paul Schrader's deeply underappreciated 1980 Richard Gere crime drama, Jon Bernthal takes the lead as a recently paroled escort who has to navigate the seedy underworld 15 years after he was framed.  
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    Mike (Disney+) TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Mike (Disney+) TV Show Review
    More compelling than it has any right to be, Hulu's unauthorised chart of the rise and fall and rise and fall of "Iron Mike" Tyson is equal parts tragic and unpleasant, but never less than enthralling.  
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    Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Netflix) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Netflix) TV Show Review
    Studio Trigger offers up another visually stunning, eye-poppingly violent and surprisingly human, piece of animation in the form of a cyberpunk dystopia inspired by the CD Projekt videogame.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Cambridge Audio Alva TTv2 Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley
    Cambridge Audio Alva TTv2 Turntable Review
    Cambridge Audio’s technically interesting turntable gets a revamp - is this the balance of analogue convenience and audiophilia you’ve been looking for?  
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    Fatal Attraction 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    Fatal Attraction 4K Blu-ray Review
    One of the quintessential 80's bonkbusters from one of the 80’s quintessential director-star line-ups gets a very disappointing 4K release from Paramount…  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Roku announces Wireless Bass, 2022 Roku Express, and OS 11.5 updates

    by Ian Collen
    Roku announces Wireless Bass, 2022 Roku Express, and OS 11.5 updates
    Set for an initial US launch, the new subwoofer and improved player with dual-band Wi-Fi, will be joined by improved search options and navigation tools for the streaming platform rolling out during the year.  
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    Top 10 Blu-rays (UK) for September 2022

    by Mark Costello
    Top 10 Blu-rays (UK) for September 2022
    From Antonioni to Chaplin, post war Japanese police procedural to a rain-swept Gotham and a much-lauded crime epic, a Sidney Poitier western to a harrowing gut punch of a classic Vietnam war documentary, this month’s releases will no doubt offer a little bit of everything to everyone. ALSO - Competitions for EIGHT of them!  
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    M&K Sound X12+ Subwoofer Review

    by Doug Pyper
    M&K Sound X12+ Subwoofer Review
    The inventors of the subwoofer are back with the new X+ series. Sitting in the middle of the range, is the X12+ the sweet spot for fans of M&K Sound’s push-pull approach to deep bass?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Beast Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Beast Movie Review
    We take a belated look at Baltasar Kormákur's taut, tense survival flick, which is, surprisingly, far better than its "Idris Elba punches a Lion" marketing.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Bodies Bodies Bodies Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Bodies Bodies Bodies Movie Review
    "You're so toxic!" Halina Reijn's film offers far more than a surface level mockery of Gen Z and the Twitter vernacular in this mischievous deconstruction and reconstruction of the slasher genre.  
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    Star Trek: The Motion Picture Director's Edition 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture Director's Edition 4K Blu-ray Review
    The best version of The Motion Picture comes to 4K Blu-ray, looking and sounding so good, the film is no longer boring.  
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    Pinocchio (2022) (Disney+) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Pinocchio (2022) (Disney+) Movie Review
    Robert Zemeckis reunites with his Forrest Gump star for a soulless CG romp that's 110 minutes too long.  
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    Crimes of the Future Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Crimes of the Future Movie Review
    David Cronenberg's long overdue return to future-bent body-horror is as icky and grotesque as fans could have hoped for, even if he feels a smidge rusty in this realm.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Triangle Antal 40th Anniversary Floorstanding Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Triangle Antal 40th Anniversary Floorstanding Speaker Review
    The archetypal Triangle speaker gets the special birthday treatment. Is it something you’ll be holding a candle for?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Minions: The Rise of Gru Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Minions: The Rise of Gru Movie Review
    A marked improvement to 2015's largely Gru-less prequel, Steve Carell returns to centre stage as the despicable tween in charge of his hapless helpers.  
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    The Retaliators Movie Review

    by Mark Costello
    The Retaliators Movie Review
    Horror sub-genre upon sub-genre is shoehorned into a strange mix of Hallmark Christian movie of the month, MTV Headbangers Ball and Hostel-style grue-fest that is very much less than the sum of its parts…  
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