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    District 9 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    District 9 4K Blu-ray Review
    We take a look at District 9 newly releases in 4K, even for an up-scale it looks stunning.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

    Nura NuraLoop Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Earphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Nura NuraLoop Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Earphone Review
    The makers of the fascinating NuraPhone have shrunk the technology down to create their first in ear - does the cleverness transfer successfully?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Back to the Future Part III 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Back to the Future Part III 4K Blu-ray Review
    A fitting conclusion to a basically perfect trilogy, Back to the Future Part III goes wild in the Old West, and completes the new Ultimate Trilogy 4K Box Set, with easily the best native 4K Dolby Vision-enhanced video of the bunch.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Batman: Death in the Family Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Batman: Death in the Family Blu-ray Review
    The seminal Batman tale, Death in the Family makes for a pretty effective and innovative interactive first for Warner/DC, delivering bloody violence in this multi-faceted look at revenge.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    On the Rocks (Apple TV+) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    On the Rocks (Apple TV+) Movie Review
    Festival darling Sofia Coppola premieres her latest on Apple TV+, a welcome return to near-Lost in Translation form for both her and star Bill Murray.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    The Queen's Gambit (Netflix) TV Show Review

    by Kumari Tilakawardane
    The Queen's Gambit (Netflix) TV Show Review
    If you’re reading this thinking that a period drama series about a female teenage chess prodigy isn’t for you, hold on a second. The Queen’s Gambit might have a very niche premise, but you definitely don’t need to be a Grandmaster to be hooked…  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Over the Moon (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Over the Moon (Netflix) Movie Review
    Pearl Studios, the Chinese production company behind Abominable, teams up with Netflix Animation for its second movie, a familiar-feeling but no less engaging romp into Chinese mythology, which has more than a little Tron: Legacy-lite at its core.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (Amazon) Movie Review
    Reportedly secretly filmed during lockdown, Amazon drops the sequel to 2006's Borat, an unsurprisingly awkwardly funny farce which works best when it's taking stabs at Trump America.  
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  • Tech Review

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    Apple iPhone 12 Pro Review

    by David Phelan
    Apple iPhone 12 Pro Review
    The iPhone 12 Pro takes the iPhone 12 series staples of 5G connectivity, an OLED display, A14 Bionic chip, Ceramic Shield protection, MagSafe accessories and Dolby Vision recording and adds an extra camera and depth sensing LiDAR scanner. Does this make the already good even better?  
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  • Tech Review

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    Apple iPhone 12 Review

    by David Phelan
    Apple iPhone 12 Review
    The iPhone 12 range is Apple's first to feature 5G connectivity and there's also a move from LCD to OLED displays. Throw in a brand new 5nm A14 Bionic chip, Ceramic Shield protection, MagSafe compatible accessories and the ability to record video in Dolby Vision and the price rise over last year might just be seen as acceptable.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Rebecca (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Rebecca (Netflix) Movie Review
    Netflix's Rebecca: A film about being haunted by the memory of someone with your title who is far more beloved than you and whose standards you can never live up to. Yikes. Meta.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    AKG Y600nc Wireless Headphones Review

    by Greg Hook
    AKG Y600nc Wireless Headphones Review
    AKG's latest set offers Active Noise Cancellation, AKG's reference sound, auto play/pause function, 25 hours battery life and Bluetooth 5.0. Available for around £160, these look like being another quality AKG (Samsung) product!  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Back to the Future Part II 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Back to the Future Part II 4K Blu-ray Review
    One of the best sequels of all time, Back to the Future Part II doubles-down on the time travel hijinks, looking even more impressive than the first movie in 4K, with Dolby Vision and Atmos leaving it in the best shape it's ever been.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Blu-ray Review
    Over a decade after Breaking Bad first landed, and long after it ended with some finality, this excellent spin-off sequel proves there was clearly still some unfinished business to address.  
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  • Home AV Review

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    NAD T 778 AV Receiver Review

    by Phil Hinton
    NAD T 778 AV Receiver Review
    The NAD T 778 introduces a new design concept including a large TFT touchscreen, support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X along with Dirac Live room correction and BluOS streaming. So is it any good?  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Mission LX-2 MkII Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Mission LX-2 MkII Speaker Review
    Mission’s latest affordable standmount is designed to build on the success of the original but does the extra money spent on aesthetics leave anything left for performance?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Back to the Future 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Back to the Future 4K Blu-ray Review
    Robert Zemeckis' 1985 all-time classic Back to the Future jumps onto Ultra HD Blu-ray with mostly impressive native 4K Dolby Vision and Atmos, as part of a lavish must-have trilogy set.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Kumari Tilakawardane
    The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix) Movie Review
    Though Sorkin’s ideology and politics and whatever else can feel a bit much at times, The Trial of the Chicago 7 is still a great watch and is a high-quality courtroom drama.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Blumhouse's Nocturne (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Blumhouse's Nocturne (Amazon) Movie Review
    Blumhouse saves the best for last as its mostly underwhelming quartet, ‘Welcome to the Blumhouse,’ draws to a close for 2020.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Premiere (Netflix) TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Premiere (Netflix) TV Show Review
    Star Trek: Discovery premieres its third season without any sign of the actual Discovery, leaving the show - and the constipatedly earnest lead character of Burnham - free from the shackles of formula, and with a great new co-star to keep her in check.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Olympus Has Fallen 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Olympus Has Fallen 4K Blu-ray Review
    The unexpectedly good first film in the series debuts on 4K as part of a German trilogy release, boasting Dolby Vision and a much cleaner image than the Blu-ray, mostly thanks to a very liberal application of DNR.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Blood and Money Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Blood and Money Movie Review
    Tom Berenger surprises with a thoughtful, character-driven antithesis to larger-than-life revenge/survival thrillers like Rambo: Last Blood, affording something a little bit different in this low budget, small scale indie flick.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Blumhouse's Evil Eye (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Kumari Tilakawardane
    Blumhouse's Evil Eye (Amazon) Movie Review
    With a remote relationship between family members at its heart, Evil Eye is another timely addition to the Amazon Prime streaming collection.  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Marantz SR7015 AV Amplifier Review

    by Steve Withers
    Marantz SR7015 AV Amplifier Review
    Marantz's new SR7015 9-channel AV amplifier boasts every feature imaginable, including support for 8K. But do all these new bells and whistles justify an upgrade?  
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  • Gaming Review

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    FIFA 21 Review (Xbox One)

    by Ian Collen
    FIFA 21 Review (Xbox One)
    A notable lack of summer signings as next-gen qualification beckons, but a number of small victories just about secures the points.  
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  • TV Review

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    LG 48-inch CX (OLED48CX) TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    LG 48-inch CX (OLED48CX) TV Review
    We take a look at the first-ever 48-inch CX OLED TV from LG to see if it can match the 55- and 65-inch versions for image quality. Plus, is this the perfect screen size for HDMI 2.1 gaming? Let's find out...  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Finding the Way Back Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Finding the Way Back Blu-ray Review
    An excellent character piece with Ben Affleck on fierce, fine form, after missing its Theatrical Window and premiering on digital, this underacknowledged gem at least gets a Blu-ray release.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix) TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix) TV Show Review
    Mike Flanagan steps back to produce the second season of his successful 'The Haunting of...' anthology. But between a poorly observed script and terminal lack of scares, it's unlikely to match the popularity of its predecessor.  
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  • Home AV Review

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    MediaLight Mk2 Flex TV Bias Lighting Review

    by Steve Withers
    MediaLight Mk2 Flex TV Bias Lighting Review
    MediaLight brings its professional products to the UK, with the Mk2 Flex offering a quick and easy way of adding TV bias lighting that hits the industry standard of D65.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    The Right Stuff (Disney+) TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Right Stuff (Disney+) TV Show Review
    More Mad Men-lite than For All Mankind, Disney+'s first and only non-Star Wars series of note - courtesy of National Geographic - is a visually lavish period piece embalmed in rousing, patriotic chords, but it feels like it may be a long ride with little new or interesting to add.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Philips Fidelio X3 Home Headphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Philips Fidelio X3 Home Headphone Review
    Philips’ latest headphone is very much from the old school of design and aimed at ‘audiophiles.’ Is this the secret to open back bliss?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Hubie Halloween (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Hubie Halloween (Netflix) Movie Review
    Twenty-eight films into their 4-film distribution deal with Adam Sandler, and Netflix churns out another harmless bit of all-star nonsense, repurposing a spin on Sandler's Waterboy character for this very mildly engaging stupidity.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Blumhouse's The Lie (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Blumhouse's The Lie (Amazon) Movie Review
    Blumhouse's second Halloween offering delivers a decent enough premise, and some pretty committed acting, but a godawful car crash of a script which stretches credulity way beyond breaking point.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Saint Maud Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Saint Maud Movie Review
    A24 presents a smart psycho-religious horror from newcomer Rose Glass. Has the distributor that can do no wrong struck gold again?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Jordan Peele's The Twilight Zone Season 2 (Sky/Now) TV Show Review

    by Kumari Tilakawardane
    Jordan Peele's The Twilight Zone Season 2 (Sky/Now) TV Show Review
    Season two of Jordan Peele's reboot comes at a time where every night the Ten O'Clock News feels a lot like an episode of The Twilight Zone.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Blumhouse's Black Box (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Blumhouse's Black Box (Amazon) Movie Review
    The first in the Amazon Prime Video Halloween quartet, Welcome to the Blumhouse, sees a father with amnesia struggle with his identity. Is it worth your time? Why, have you got much on at the moment?  
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  • TV Review

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    Sony XH95/ X950H (KD-65XH9505) 4K LCD TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Sony XH95/ X950H (KD-65XH9505) 4K LCD TV Review
    The Sony XH95 is the company's latest high-end 4K LCD TV with full array local dimming and X-Wide Angle technology.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    300 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    300 4K Blu-ray Review
    Zack Snyder's stylish 2007 adaptation of Frank "Sin City" Miller's iconic Spartan graphic novel 300 gave us the definitive angry action man in Gerard Butler, and now charges onto the definitive 4K format with a thunderous new Atmos track.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Rocks (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Rocks (Netflix) Movie Review
    Picked up by Netflix just two weeks after it hit cinemas, the indie drama Rocks is a magnificent slice of raw teen life that would sit comfortably alongside the likes of The Florida Project and Fish Tank.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Ghost in the Shell 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Ghost in the Shell 4K Blu-ray Review
    Mamoru Oshii's classic 1995 adaptation of Shirow Masamune's seminal manga Ghost in the Shell gets a native 4K upgrade complete with Dolby Vision.  
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