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Mark Craven  |  Apr 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Dug out of a basement in a London property, the first domestic IMAX cinema in Europe is certainly one of UK installer Cornflake's most prestigious projects. Built around the cinema company's Theatre Palais specification (there's an even more premium flavour for larger setups), it uses its custom projection and surround sound speaker/amp technologies to provide a state-of-the-art movie-watching experience.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Westworld stretches the term 'original series', as for this sci-fi Western HBO has simply reimagined the 1973 Michael Crichton flick of the same name. Yet it's successfully taken that film's premise (a Wild West-themed 'park' populated with androids), flipped it so the audience focus is mainly on the A.I. rather than attendees, and expanded it into a layered narrative spanning this first 10-episode season and at least a second run due to air in 2018. Even if the Yul Brynner movie didn't float your boat, this is worth a watch.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Optoma is refreshing its 4K projector lineup with the UHD51, an HDR-capable 4K DLP model that also supports 3D Blu-ray playback.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Sky has announced that its pay-per-view broadcast of Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight unification bout against Joseph Parker will be available in 4K.

Mark Craven  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  0 comments

The owner of this cinema room has an extra reason to love it – last year it was crowned Best Home Cinema in the £40,000-£100,000 category in the CEDIA Awards. Completed by London/south coast-based pro outfit Pyramid AV, it features native 4K projection and a state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos speaker configuration.

Mark Craven  |  Feb 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Sky has confirmed that its Sky Q platform is getting an update in 2018, ushering in HDR content, a ramping up of available 4K material, Spotify integration, a new user interface, and more. Described as ‘a major wave of product innovation’, changes to Sky Q will begin to rollout next month.

Mark Craven  |  Feb 18, 2018  |  0 comments

Steven Spielberg followed up 1975's Jaws two years later with this superior sci-fi drama that centres around a fine performance from Jaws alumnus Richard Dreyfuss and some memorable VFX.

Mark Craven  |  Feb 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Say 'Spielbergian' and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is the film that probably pops into most people's heads. On the surface, it's a simple tale of boy meets alien, boy and alien become friends, boy loses alien, but like all good flicks there's more here than mere story, from the wonderful puppet design and John Williams's spine-tingling score to the script's understanding of its childhood characters and Spielberg's deft direction. It treads a fine line between involving drama and syrupy sentimentality, though.

Mark Craven  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

It's been 21 years since Trainspotting cemented the reputation of director Danny Boyle and made leading man Ewan McGregor a star. Now we get a sequel, and the lengthy gap between instalments certainly works in its favour – the passage of time giving this eventual reunion of Trainspotting's four major players (Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie) plenty of narrative scope and tension.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Released last year to tie-in with the arrival in cinemas of its long-awaited sequel, Ridley Scott's Philip K. Dick adaptation starring Harrison Ford gets a 4K HDR outing. Now 35 years old, Blade Runner has lost none of its charm, even if its attempts at mixing film noir tropes with dystopian sci-fi don't always come off smoothly. Icy cool, extravagantly designed and with a spine-tingling Vangelis soundtrack, it's a film no collection should be without.

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