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House of the Dragon Is Playing Its Hand Too Soon. Episode 5 Review

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With five episodes already come and gone, we are now past the halfway point of the first season of House of the Dragon. Without a doubt, the series has provided some of the best character...
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Review: House of the Dragon: Season 1 – Episode 5: We Light the Way

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With five episodes already come and gone, we are now past the halfway point of the first season of House of the Dragon. Without a doubt, the series has provided some of the best...
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Review: House of the Dragon Season 1 – Episode 4: The King of the...

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House of the Dragon’s fourth episode, The King of the Narrow Sea, feels like this spin-off season hitting its stride. Previous episodes seemed to brush over key characters and moments of introspection for the...
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NFL Thursday Night Football Prime Video Streaming Quality Review

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Amazon’s debut of Thursday Night Football on Prime Video last night probably looked good on smaller screens, but not so much on big-screen TVs. The video compression really chipped away at the details, rendering...
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Review: Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Director’s Edition impresses with Dolby Atmos &...

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Theatrical Cut was already available in 4k in The Original 4-Movie Collection released exactly a year ago on Ultra HD Blu-ray. The 4k video and Dolby Vision/HDR10 color...
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House of the Dragon S1 – Episode 3: Second of His Name Review

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Yes, there are spoilers. House of the Dragon’s third outing is, in some respects, the strongest episode to date. As with the better episodes of Thrones, there is an abundance of scenes filled with...
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Breaking Down the House of the Dragon Opening Credits

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This week, House of the Dragon unveiled its sleek new opening credits sequence. After fans had grown used to the iconic Game of Thrones credits greeting them before every episode many were caught off...
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House of the Dragon S1 – Episode 2: The Rogue Prince Review

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Full spoiler warning for Episodes 1-2, and potential spoilers for Episode 3. House of the Dragon debuted last week with a robust and streamlined premier, one that recaptured the highly compelling political intrigue of its...
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House of the Dragon S1 – Episode 1: The Heirs of the Dragon Review

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The prequel that was promised. Three years after David Benioff and D.B Weiss’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire saga both rushed and tumbled over the finish line, Westeros has returned to...
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Heat (1995) on 4k Blu-ray is sharper but also darker

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Michael Mann’s Heat (1995) has been long overdue for a 4k upgrade. It’s been on our radar for at least a year after having been listed as an upcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray release, albeit...
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Review: Event Horizon Is Even More Thrilling & Horrific In 4k

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Paramount Home Entertainment releases a 4k Blu-ray edition of Event Horizon on August 9, 2022, to celebrate 25 years since its theatrical premiere in 1997. The film was previously restored and remastered in 4k...
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RRR Netflix Review 4k UHD & 5.1 Channel Audio

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Netflix premiered the Indian film RRR in the US on May 20, 2022. The Telugu-language movie (released in Hindi and English in the US) was directed by S. S. Rajamouli who co-wrote the story...
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The Best 4k Blu-rays So Far in 2022 (January – June)

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We've definitely seen a surge this year in new 4k Blu-ray releases, even with the improvements in streaming and the fact that many new 4k movies and shows never make it to 4k disc....
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Sony UBP-X800M2 4k/HDR Blu-ray Player Hands-On Review

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The new Sony UBP-X800M2 was released on May 11, 2019, and we spent some time giving the player a test drive. If you’re thinking about picking up the X800M2 here’s a hands-on review...
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The Contractor 4k Blu-ray Review: Can Decent Sound & High Bitrates Save This Cliche...

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Previously released to theaters and digital on April 1st, Paramount Home Media Distribution packaged The Contractor on Blu-ray, 4k Blu-ray, and DVD for release on June 7, 2022. The 4k Blu-ray and Blu-ray editions...
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Review: Lawrence of Arabia 60th Anniversary 4k Blu-ray SteelBook Edition

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Columbia Pictures’ Lawrence of Arabia is considered by most historians to be one of the greatest and most influential films of all time. It was selected to be preserved by the US National Film...
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The Batman Is So Much Better On 4k Blu-ray Than HBO Max

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When we did our review of The Batman on HBO Max we found the video to be grainy, dark, and flat. The flatness of the video image was the worst part, resulting in a...
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Antoine Fuqua’s Infinite On 4k Blu-ray Disc Reviewed

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Antoine Fuqua’s 2021 sci-fi action film Infinite was released on the streaming service Paramount+ in the summer of 2021, a year after it was supposed to debut in theaters but was postponed (twice) due...
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Review: The Batman on HBO Max is Dark, Grainy, & Flat

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Dark we can live with. The Batman does, after all, live in the shadows. Grainy? Well, take it with a grain of salt. But flat? Can’t have it.  The Batman started streaming on HBO...
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Review: Spider-Man: No Way Home Delivers On 4k Blu-ray Disc

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You could spend hours talking about how relevant Spider-Man: No Way Home is to other Marvel titles. It's the 27th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and loaded with Easter eggs that make it...
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Review: Apple TV Friday Night Baseball Delivers Higher Quality Video

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Apple TV debuted its Friday Night Baseball product last night with two back-to-back MLB games to start it off featuring the New York Mets vs. the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros vs. the...
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Shooter (2007) on 4k Blu-ray improves Picture & Audio Quality

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Paramount released a special limited 4k Blu-ray SteelBook edition of Director Antoine Fuqua’s Shooter (2007) on Mar. 15, 2022. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover, and Kate Mara. Based on the 1993 novel...