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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray review

By Ced Yuen | Fri, 4 Apr 2014, 3:20pm

The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugOut April 7th on Blu-ray and DVDThree starsIt’s too long. Yes, it’s also fun, epic and more thrilling than the first part. But, crucially, it’s too long. The Desolation of Smaug spans about five chapters (or a ...

Captain America: The Winter Soldier review

By Ced Yuen | Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 3:10pm

Captain America: The Winter SoldierOut todayFive starsThis is the ninth film in Marvel’s series of interconnected superhero flicks, and there’s no sign of slowing down. Indeed, this is possibly the studio’s strongest outing yet – it’s certainly ...

Gravity Blu-ray review

By Ced Yuen | Tue, 4 Mar 2014, 12:25pm

GravityOut now on Blu-ray and DVDFIve starsIf there ever was a film that could make up for the rubbish 3D we’ve seen over the years, it’s Gravity. Finally there’s a good reason to have things flying in your face.It's a tale of astronauts ...

Rush Blu-ray review

By Ced Yuen | Wed, 5 Feb 2014, 5:53pm

RushOut now on Blu-rayFour starsSpeed fans, rejoice. Not your thing? Well, rejoice anyway. You’re in for a ride, regardless of your knowledge of motor racing. Petrolheads will certainly be pleased. Rush is a sincere and mostly accurate ...

Hands-on: Sony NW-ZX1 high-resolution Walkman review

By Ced Yuen | Mon, 9 Dec 2013, 4:42pm

 Disclaimer: this hands-on test is based on an early prototype that Sony lent us, and is not intended to be a comment on the final product that was released in Japan at the weekend. We’ll try to get one of those too, but that’s why there’s ...

Man of Steel Blu-ray review

By Ced Yuen | Fri, 6 Dec 2013, 12:06pm

Man of SteelOut now on Blu-rayTwo starsIt’s not Superman. It’s the story of a man, and the title just happens to be Superman’s nickname. That worked for Batman, after all. You see, in order to be taken seriously, you can’t admit to making a ...

World War Z Blu-ray review

By Ced Yuen | Fri, 6 Dec 2013, 11:53am

World War ZBlu-ray out nowFive starsZombie movies are like pizzas. Even when they’re not very good, they’re pretty good. That’s the case with World War Z. It ignores the intelligent recipe of the novel that inspired it, but there are some meaty ...

Hands on: Samsung S9C curved OLED TV review

By Ced Yuen | Thu, 5 Sep 2013, 12:02am

 MORE: Samsung S9C curved OLED TV reviewWe got to clap eyes on Samsung’s first curved OLED TV, the Samsung KE55S9CSTXXU or S9C for short. And it’s really quite something.Curved OLED is suddenly all the rage, with Samsung and LG ...

Oblivion Blu-ray review

By Ced Yuen | Tue, 13 Aug 2013, 4:39pm

OblivionBlu-rayRelease date: August 19Five starsA little guy potters about on an abandoned Earth. It’s not WALL-E: it’s Tom Cruise, left behind after the planet got beaten up by aliens. But did that really happen? As he starts asking questions, ...

Cloud Atlas Blu-ray review

By Ced Yuen | Fri, 12 Jul 2013, 11:07am

Cloud AtlasBlu-rayRating: **** There was a time when books that were supposedly ‘unfilmable’ were generally left alone. In recent years, however, Hollywood seems to treat them as a challenge.The latest hurdle is a 2004 novel comprising six ...