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Ed Selley  |  Jan 12, 2012  |  0 comments
Stuck in the middle Optoma's first 3D PJ offers Full HD at a very aggressive price point. But that’s not enough for John Archer

If you want to get a handle on what makes the Optoma HD83 one of the year’s most interesting projectors, all you have to do is take in its price: £2,400. This makes it comfortably more aff ordable than the likes of Panasonic’s AT5000 and Sony’s VPL-HW30ES.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 12, 2012  |  0 comments

The fifth outing in this popular horror series gets the franchise back on track after the disappointing fourth flick. The setup is still the same as ever, but the ensuing scenes of stereoscopic slaughter are more mischievous and distressing than ever (Eye surgery! Acupuncture!). It also finds time to add a new wrinkle to the series’ mythology. Great fun.

HCC News Team  |  Jan 10, 2012  |  0 comments

Bang & Olufsen has used the CES trade show, currently taking place in Las Vegas, to highlight three new hi-end products that will be hitting available through its approved dealers in the very near future.

HCC News Team  |  Jan 10, 2012  |  0 comments

On April 30, 1912, Universal Film Manufacturing Company came into being. Flash-forward 100 years and Universal Studios is now one of the biggest players in Hollywood. To celebrate a century of film production, Universal Studios is planning a yearlong celebration of its cinematic legacy, including a series of extensive film restorations and the long-awaited Blu-ray debut of a number of its classic films from the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 10, 2012  |  0 comments

Piranha 3D is the ultimate in cinematic guilty pleasures and marks a renaissance of sorts for director Alexandre Aja after the abysmal Mirrors. The plot is so thin that it’s barely worth mentioning. All that really matters is that it’s Spring Break at Lake Victoria, Kelly Brook and adult movie star Riley Steele are 'Wild Wild Girls!', the waters are full of barely-clothed teenagers and an underwater earthquake has unleashed a shoal of prehistoric piranha. What follows is a perfectly playful mix of sex and violence, unleashing both by the barrel-load but always remembering to smile at the same time.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 10, 2012  |  0 comments

Resident Evil: Afterlife finds writer/director Paul WS Anderson getting back behind the camera to continue the adventures of Alice (Milla Jovovich) as she fights against the undead in her mission to destroy the nefarious Umbrella Corporation and find a safe home for the human survivors following at her heels. In other words its business as usual then – fast-action, countless nods to the original video games (whether they make sense in the film world or not) and idiotic plotting – but this time it’s in 3D!

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 09, 2012  |  0 comments

The home of The Sopranos is dipping its toe into the world of organised crime once again. Only this time around it has set its sights on Prohibition-era Atlantic City and its corrupt city treasurer Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson (Steve Buscemi). Add to that the presence of Martin Scorsese as executive producer (and director of the pilot episode) and it’s small wonder that Boardwalk Empire is the smartest and most compelling show around.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 06, 2012  |  0 comments

How do you follow up an existential viking movie? If you’re Valhalla Rising director Nicolas Winding Refn you do it by heading over to Hollywood and making the best Michael Mann movie Michael Mann never made.

Mark Craven  |  Jan 06, 2012  |  0 comments

Face it – your home cinema system may offer spine-tingling sonics and hi-def visuals to die for, but until you’ve got rid of the cable clutter, the mountain of plasticky remote controls and the BD-strewn carpet, some of your friends won’t be impressed. The owners of this gorgeous theatre room in North London won’t have that problem, though...

HCC News Team  |  Jan 06, 2012  |  0 comments

LG has today announced that it will launch its first Google TV at next week's CES tech show in Las Vegas.

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