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Movies & TV Review
Echo 3 (Apple TV+) Premiere TV Show Review
by Cas Harlow
Oscar winning Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty writer Mark Boal's latest project, Echo 3, lands on Apple as a complex kidnap-and-rescue thriller set against an 'authentic' South American political backdrop.
The official TV of the World Cup is aiming to take a place within your home as a midrange LED LCD TV with a VA panel and FALD backlight, mixed with all available HDR formats, decent gaming options and a good quality smart OS, so is it worth consideration?
Mike "Get Carter" Hodges' 1998 neo-noir helped catapult a young Clive Owen into the Hollywood limelight, earning a deluxe Arrow set 4K release and an opportunity for fans and newcomers to (re)discover this gem in style.
Reviving everybody’s 5th favourite 1980s fantasy movie, Jonathan Kasdan makes a smart move by ditching all but the title character from the regular cast, eschewing nostalgia beats for a genuine attempt at a continuation of the story.
It certainly wasn't just the name that led people to suspect that Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 masterpiece, Drive, may have been inspired by Walter Hill's ultra-cool neo-noir, gifted a 4K restoration by Studiocanal.
The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special (Disney+) Movie Review
by Cas Harlow
Peppered with fun - and funny - moments and one glimpse of heartfelt emotion, Gunn's Holiday Special is still a desperately lightweight TV movie romp packed with two too many time-filling live music performances.
Another beautiful picture from Luca Guadagnino matches Timothée Chalamet with Taylor Russell in a touching road movie about love, self-discovery and graphically violent cannibalism that's not quite able to transcend some of its questionable choices.
Philips OLED807 (65OLED807) 4K Ambilight OLED TV Review
by Phil Hinton
The 65-inch OLED807 sits just under the OLED+ models in the 2022 Philips TV line-up and promises an OLED.EX panel, two HDMI 2.1 inputs with full resolution 4K/120 and a decent line-up of gaming features, as well as the 6th Gen P5 processor, accurate Filmmaker Mode and of course, Ambilight.
Jacques Becker’s cult classic that influenced so many of the French New Wave directors that followed in his footsteps is given a new 4K restoration thanks to Studiocanal… but it seems they forgot to include one teeny, tiny, but all-important element…
In the middle of REL’s new Serie HT line, the REL HT/1205 MKII offers a 12-inch driver, 500W and a gorgeous, understated aesthetic. But does it do enough to oust the competition at its hotly contested £849 price point?
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 - UPDATED FOR FULL SEASON REVIEW
Ignoring any sense of trying to hide the insanely stupid but gloriously brilliant twist of the first film, this decade-too-late prequel to the bonkers ‘Orphan’ instead tries to out-gonzo it. And goddamn it, it almost succeeds…
There are showier, more spectacular and also cheaper UST projectors rivals around as the market continues to expand but the HU715Q win hearts and minds with a natural image that edges ever closer to the TV. Add in a decent smart OS for flexible content sourcing and a mid-range asking price and you start to wander if there actually any down sides...
The JVC NP5 is a new native 4K D-ILA projector for 2022, replacing the N5 and featuring a 265W lamp, 1,900 lumens brightness, 40:000 contrast ratio plus 48Gbps 4K120p compatible HDMI inputs. It now supports HDR10+ dynamic metadata HDR along with existing 'Frame Adapt HDR' and 'Theater Optimizer'; so, is this the ultimate bulb based native 4K projector on the market? Let's find out...
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review
by Cas Harlow
Kevin Reynolds' 1991 Box Office hit is a rip-roaring old school action adventure with prime Costner, prime Rickman and prime Freeman tearing up the screen, and Arrow's lavish set doing them justice in 4K.
A beautifully cooked meal blending the bitterness of class-warfare, the sharpness of social satire and the richness of a Ralph Fiennes performance, peppered with just the right amount of Anya Taylor Joy
15 years after the charming Enchanted, Disney unravels a belated, bloated, bottom-heavy sequel which is well-meaning, family-friendly Friday night fodder, and a cut above some of their recent efforts, but still a distinctly TV-movie style follow-up to the now near-classic original.
The JVC NZ7 is a relatively new native 4K D-ILA projector featuring a BLU-Escent laser diode, a claimed 2,200 lumens brightness with 40,000:1 contrast ratio, plus 48Gbps 8K60p / 4K120p compatible HDMI inputs. There's HDR10+ HDR along with the existing 'Frame Adapt HDR' feature with claims to cover 93% of the DCI-P3 wide colour gamut.
Many manufacturers have tried to crack the large-screen-entertainment-in-a-well-lit-family-room conundrum with an ultra short throw projector - all to varying degrees of success. We think Hisense might have managed to take it one step further now with its latest UST laser TV, the 100L9GTUK which comes with its own 100-inch ALR screen.