• Cas Harlow

    Blu-ray Reviewer

    Cas Harlow works as the Movie Review Co-ordinator for AVForums and is responsible for all the Cinema, Streaming, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray content, organising the movie coverage, PR screenings, PR discs and competitions, and producing reviews and articles for the site, as well as participating in the podcasts.

    Cas has been reviewing movie content and discs for over 15 years, is an avid film buff and is our resident movies expert, having reviewed several thousand titles both on the Big and Small Screen, across DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray and now Ultra HD Blu-ray. Cas is also a non-practicing Barrister and practicing Solicitor and has a degree in Electronic Engineering and a Postgrad in Law.

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    Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Review

    Following the fall of the film franchise, the strongest Trek property returns for its second season with a superb opener.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 19, 2019 at 4:59 PM

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    Netflix's IO Review

    IO proves a nice if slight little sci-fi distraction, with its ostensible similarities to Oblivion and The Martian, albeit drawn on a Netflix scale.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM

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    Netflix's Close Review

    The original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Noomi Rapace, hits the target with her third Netflix movie, the bodyguard thriller Close.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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    True Detective Season 3 Review

    True Detective returns to the multiple timeline glories of its first season with this decades-spanning missing persons case.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 18, 2019 at 9:40 AM

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    The Nun Blu-ray Review

    The Conjuring, Annabelle, and now The Nun, expanding out James Wan's highly successful paranormal franchise, but still not earning a 4K release in the UK.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 12, 2019 at 4:05 PM

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    Titans Season 1 Review

    Hitting Netflix full throttle, the Teen Titans franchise drops the 'Teen' to go adult for this surprisingly brutal new DC TV show.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 11, 2019 at 5:19 PM

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    Alpha Blu-ray Review

    Journey back to the last Ice Age with this survival adventure, as Alpha comes to Blu-ray.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 9, 2019 at 7:04 AM

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    Waterworld Blu-ray Review

    This rip-roaring Mad Max: The Sea Warrior-esque epic may have bombed, but Arrow finally do it justice by releasing the fabled uncut 3 hour Ulysses Cut.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 5, 2019 at 3:06 PM

  • 30 Movies for 2019

    It's another bumper year for Disney, with remakes and sequels galore, but also a few choice originals which may be the real gems of 2019.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 2, 2019 at 7:42 AM

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    Slender Man Blu-ray Review

    Slender Man makes a movie out of the internet meme character, basically refashioning a poor man's Ring story for the internet generation.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 31, 2018 at 8:08 AM

  • The Best Movies of 2018

    We look back at some of the best releases of 2018

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 28, 2018 at 8:27 AM

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    Final Score Blu-ray Review

    Dave Bautista's Die Hard in a Football Stadium provides a UK variant to Van Damme's Sudden Death, out now on Blu-ray.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 25, 2018 at 10:41 AM

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    Netflix's Bird Box Review

    Netflix's anticipated Sandra Bullock-starring variation on A Quiet Place (and, in turn, Pitch Black) arrives with this supernatural horror.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 22, 2018 at 8:07 AM

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    Papillon Review

    Despite the earnest efforts here, Papillon is an utterly unnecessary remake of the classic Steve McQueen / Dustin Hoffman gem.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 19, 2018 at 9:45 AM

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    Galveston 4K Blu-ray Review

    From the writer of True Detective, this underrated character-driven anti-noir gets the 4K treatment, but only in the US.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 17, 2018 at 9:06 AM

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    Leave No Trace Blu-ray Review

    Another underrated gem almost misses out on a UK Blu-ray release but for an HMV exclusive, Leave No Trace is a great little study of psychological survival.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 16, 2018 at 7:58 AM

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    Mandy Blu-ray Review

    Nicolas Cage's best movie in years is a wild sensorial assault of audiovisual excess, earning a UK Blu-ray release, but only as an HMV exclusive.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 16, 2018 at 7:58 AM

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    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?

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 14, 2018 at 5:39 PM

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    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.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 14, 2018 at 6:50 AM

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    The Meg 4K Blu-ray Review

    Always wanted to see Jason Statham fighting a giant shark? Let's see if the 4K release of The Meg delivers.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 11, 2018 at 8:18 AM

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    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.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 10, 2018 at 9:57 AM

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    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.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 9, 2018 at 9:46 PM

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    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.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 9, 2018 at 2:07 PM

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    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.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 9, 2018 at 10:14 AM

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    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.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 9, 2018 at 10:10 AM

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    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.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 7, 2018 at 2:52 PM

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    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.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 7, 2018 at 2:15 PM

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    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.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 7, 2018 at 7:53 AM

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    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.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 6, 2018 at 1:03 PM

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    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.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 6, 2018 at 7:54 AM

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