New Logitech universal remote takes on Alexa voice control

  Logitech has announced the Harmony Express, a universal voice remote that will control a home theater or entertainment system with Amazon Alexa built-in. ‘Press-and-Ask’ is the function which will allow users to watch TV, access streaming apps or change channel. “We designed Harmony Express as an entirely reimagined Harmony […]

Sony unveils pricing for new AV products

Sony has today revealed pricing and availability for its latest home audio, video and mobile products, and as announced earlier this year at CES 2019. The following descriptions and pricing are direct from Sony: HT-S350 2.1ch Soundbar: Enjoy deeper, richer bass and immersive surround sound with the S350 soundbar, which […]

Pandas 4K Digital Review

One of the highlights of my trips to the San Diego Zoo has always been the Panda exhibit. These large, rather timid-looking adorable fluff balls would always be sitting out watching the humans parade by while munching down on bamboo while the cub would be either sleeping up in the tree or having a jolly time playing within the [...]

Kismet Blu-ray Review

Kismet Blu-ray Review The idea of making a musical which takes place in Baghdad would be a non-starter in the 21st Century, but it made perfect sense when Kismet was released by MGM in 1955. The story had actually been filmed as a drama several times before, the first being a silent […]

A few words about…™ Emmanuelle – in Blu-ray

Just Jaeckin’s Emmanuelle (1974), set a tone for many artful, soft-core, aka “erotic” films that would follow. Beautifully, and lushly photographed in Thailand and Seychelles, it’s a class act. Kino is releasing the first three films in the series, all starring Sylvia Kristel, who was featured in the hit Private […]

Replicas – Bluray Review

In Replicas, Keanu Reeves plays William Foster, a neuroscientist on the brink of the impossible: transferring the memories and consciousness of newly deceased into robotic hosts. Under crushing pressure to get it right after expensive failures, William takes his family on a brief respite from the corporate offices at Aricebo, […]

THX certifies first live music event for Aerosmith

If we thought THX was uniquely a licensing organization aimed at improving the playback of filmed entertainment in both the home and professional theaters, that perception will almost certainly change. Aerosmith has launched a Las Vegas residency for the so-titled extravaganza Aerosmith: Deuces are Wild, at Park Theater at the […]

Glass 4K UHD Review

Glass concludes the Unbreakable superhero trilogy of M. Night Shyamalan with the anticipated showdown between the lead characters of Split(2016) and Unbreakable(2000) providing mixed results with a lead in to a spectacular battle that never arrives fully.  

The Vengeance of She – Blu-ray Review

In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Hammer Films made a series of films that either dealt with the prehistoric/ancient ages or had elements of them mixed in. Made to capitalize on the success of She (1965), The Vengeance of She was Hammer’s second take on the characters created by […]