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Godzilla vs. Kong Delivers on Spectacle, Not Much Else

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Mind-Blowing Action and a Dumbed-Down Plot: Godzilla vs. Kong Delivers on Spectacle, Not Much Else Not every film needs to be a cinematic masterpiece. Sometimes, all movie-goers want is a chance to shut off...
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The Ten Commandments (1956) Reviewed on 4k Blu-ray

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Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956) is a historical piece of cinema that is recognized by AFI in their list of Top 10 epic films of all time, ranking among masterpieces such as...
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Biopunk Thriller ‘Gattaca’ Resonates on 4k Blu-ray

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What can be referred to as a "biopunk thriller," the genre is typically represented by more action-based films such as Lucy and the Resident Evil franchise. But Gattaca is less action and more pyschological. It's...
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Akira 4k HDR10 Version Boosts Color & Black Levels

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When Akira was released to Ultra HD Blu-ray last December, Funimation failed to include a 4k disc encoded with the HDR10 spec, a layer of metadata using the Rec. 2020 color space that expands...
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Sci-fi thriller Life (2017) impresses on 4k Blu-ray

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Life is not a movie to watch if you’re looking for a feel-good, happy ending in which humanity is saved. Rather, the concept of the film (that is completely relevant today as NASA pursues...
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The Good. The Bad. A Review of Paramount+

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We’ve had a few days to take some time with the new streaming service Paramount+ that launched on March 4, 2021. The service is more of a rebrand of CBS All Access (launched back...
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New HBO Max Movies & Shows Video Quality Scores

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With Wonder Woman 1984 no longer on HBO Max, there are only two films (as of Feb. 6, 2021) that offer 4k/HDR resolution: Wonder Woman (2017) and The Little Things (2021). The rest of...
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Read a review of Elysium (2013) on 4k Blu-ray

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Sony Pictures’ Elysium (2013) releases to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray on February 9, 2021. The 2-disc edition includes a 4k Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and Digital Copy, as well as multiple pieces of bonus content (including on...
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Read a Review of The Hobbit Trilogy on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray

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The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy released to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc on Dec. 8, 2020 simultaneously with The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy also on UHD BD. The three Hobbit...
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Review: Marvel Studio’s WandaVision Premieres in 4k, HDR & Atmos

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Marvel Studio's much-anticipated series WandaVision has premiered on Disney Plus with the first two 29 and 36-minute episodes presented in 4k, HDR (HDR10 or Dolby Vision depending on device) and Dolby Atmos audio. The...
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‘Doctor Sleep’ Theatrical & Director’s Cut 4k Review

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Doctor Sleep is a great film that you can literally watch twice (we suggest the theatrical version followed by the Director’s Cut) and still get something out of it. McGregor’s performance never gets old...
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The Top 10 Best 4k Blu-ray Discs of 2020

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2020 will forever be marred by the coronavirus pandemic that has practically destroyed the theater industry and stalled the premiere of many new movies. But as folks have stayed indoors more often home media...
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Read a review of Akira (1988) on 4k Blu-ray

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Funimation released a 3-disc Ultra HD Blu-ray 1 of Akira on Dec. 22, 2020. The combo edition includes a 4k Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and bonus Blu-ray Disc with 95 minutes of special features including the...
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Read a review of Tenet in 4k on Blu-ray & Digital

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After seeing the movie in its entirety twice (once in theaters and once at home) and giving it some time to settle, I found Tenet to be basically a glorified action film. The plot...
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Read a review of Spartacus on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Universal’s restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s 4x Oscar-winning film Spartacus (1960) arrived this past week on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray. The new 4k edition celebrates 60 years since debuting in 1960 and features 12 additional minutes...
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Review of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy on 4k Blu-ray

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Watching The Lord of the Rings Trilogy in 4k with HDR is really like watching the film for the first time. Even though you may already have every scene memorized, the visual improvements are...
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Review of Collateral (2004) on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Collateral (2004) releases to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray on December 8th, 2020. The film was remastered under the supervision of the director Michael Mann for Ultra HD presentation, which provides 2160p resolution and High...
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Read a Review of Beverly Hills Cop on 4k Blu-ray

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984) released to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray on Dec. 1, 2020 along with another hit Eddie Murphy film Coming to America (1988). Two other movies starring Murphy, The Golden Child (1986)...
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Review of Game of Thrones: Season 8 on 4k Blu-ray

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The final season of Game of Thrones is a short one, but the episodes themselves are not. With only six installments Season 8 still clocks in at 430 minutes, not including bonus features. Each...
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Coming of Age Quietly: A Review of House of Hummingbird on Blu-ray Disc

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Few experiences in a child's life are more brutal than adolescence. Proving that coming of age is not that different globally, House of Hummingbird, written and directed by Bora Kim, follows 14 year-old South...
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Read a Review of Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula on 4k Blu-ray

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Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula is an entertaining film that would probably be better experienced in theaters, but during Covid-19 times most people will likely see it on smaller screens (unless you’ve got a...
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The Crown: Season 3 Blu-ray Review: Not 4k, But Quality Presentation.

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