Cheesy and over the top, Cruise's Top-Gun-with-cars is still an absolute blast of a guilty pleasure, with some of the best race sequences of all time, looking and sounding better than ever in native 4K with Dolby Vision and Atmos.
The CX-A5200 is a replacement for the long-running CX-A5100 processor and adds some better audio components and also changes some of the inputs available. The big updates are new DACs and a new power transformer, as well as the addition of Surround:AI to the Cinema DSP HD3 processing for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio formats.
The highly anticipated Snowpiercer series launches with a two-part opener that, for good and bad, vastly deviates from both the novel and the 2013 adaptation, dropping the social commentary in favour of something that feels more like a train-based Prison Break.
An undeniable technical feat, Sam Mendes' quest for sound, fury and the impression of single-take continuity overshadows all else, leading to an audiovisually stunning native 4K release with Dolby Vision and Atmos.
From the team behind The Crown, Money Heist's Alex Pina ill-advised attempt at a multi-lingual blend of his trademark crime drama and vapid hedonistic sex and nudity makes for a disjointed production that never comes together.
One of the best Star Wars films of all time, Rogue One reworked The Dirty Dozen to sublime effect, finally giving this universe a much-needed War movie, and exploding onto 4K with a superb native 4K presentation and Dolby Atmos, albeit currently only in the US.
Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi Ultra HD Blu-ray Review
by Cas Harlow
Star Wars The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson's controversial and divisive follow-up to the much safer The Force Awakens, is a bloated combination of spectacular setpieces and monumental missteps that stuns in 4K.
This week's Early Access Premium Rental is the first major release to go straight to streaming in lieu of the cinema, no doubt seeking to make back its $90M budget by appealing to a captive family audience.
Apple TV+'s first movie sees Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson attempt to right some wrongs in backwards 60s Texas, just about balancing sobering true-tale drama with a more frivolous heist movie tempo.
Dolby Vision IQ is the latest feature added to the company's dynamic metadata HDR format that now works in conjunction with a sensor in the TV, adjusting the tone mapping for the ambient light in the room.
40 years after The Shining, Doctor Sleep delivers the impossible: a superbly atmospheric and disconcertingly creepy sequel to the 1980 classic and also an adaptation of King's sequel to the original book, earning a spectacular 4K release and a three hour director's cut, albeit not in 4K.
Netflix returns for a second season of one of their strongest sci-fi properties, adapting further tales of re-sleeved rebel warrior Takeshi Kovacs, this time played by Falcon's Anthony Mackie, uncovering more mysteries in the future-tech dystopian Blade Runner-esque landscape.
Why don't manufacturers make a TV that has everything?
by Andy Bassett
Member shoestring25 wants to know if it's unreasonable to expect TVs to provide all the latest features such as HDR formats and HDMI 2.1. Are we getting closer to that goal with the latest 2020 TVs or is some differentiation important to encourage innovation? Join in the conversation and let us know what you think.