Dr. Strange is the latest in Marvel Studios’ characters, who becomes a powerful sorcerer. Doctor Strange, Blu-ray & 3D (2017) Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton Director: Scott Derrickson Studio: Marvel Studios/ Buena Vista Home Ent. 1433039 (2/28/17) Video: 2.39:1 for 16:9 screens, 1080p HD color 3D Audio: […]
David Bowie’s Impact on Classical Music – During the past year, a number of classical musicians and composers have done their own tributes to the legendary musician. They run from straight ahead covers to stirring original compositions. Shortly after Bowie’s death Amanda Palmer of the The Dresden Dolls and composer Jherek Bischoff released a short […]
Another great family animated film, and in 3D! The Secret Life of Pets, Blu-ray 3D (2016) Voice-overs: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper Director: Chris Renaud Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy Studio: Universal Studios 61181890 (2 discs) [12/6/16] plus digital HD and Ultraviolet Video: 1.85:1 for 16:9 screens, color 3D Audio: […]
A wonderful Disney live-action story similar to some ways to their Jungle Book. Pete’s Dragon, Blu-ray (2016) Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban Director: David Lowery Studio: Walt Disney Studios (11/29/16) Video: 2.39:1 for 16:9 screens, HD Technicolor Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1, French DD 5.1, Spanish DD 5.1 […]
Classical Music Can Be Your Best Friend in This Political Turmoil – Research suggests that classical music could be just the thing to calm you down. Sort of like Vivaldi replacing Valium. Recent Research in Bochum, Germany had 120 participants in which half lay down in silence while the other half listened to classical music. […]
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Starts Today – The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest starts today, October 7, from noon to 7 pm, in the Denver Marriott Tech Center. The three-day audio show, which ends on October 9 at 4pm, promises 128 exhibit rooms, 32 vendor displays, plus three more in the parking lot, 332 exhibit companies, […]
CBS Radio to Cease – More and more Americans, particulary young people, don’t tune into on-air radio stations anymore. Advertising dollars and audiences are dwindling everywhere. Revenues for terrestrial radio as a whole have been on a downward march for years. The biggest indicator is that CBS Corp. – once the home of Edward R. […]
A delightful live action family movie version of the Disney animated classic. The Jungle Book, Blu-ray (2016) Only live action human: Neel Sethi Voice-overs: Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johanssen, Christopher Walken, Idris Elba Director: Jon Favreau Studio: Walt Disney 135331 (8/30/16) (also avail. in 3D) Video: 1.85:1 for 16:9 screens, HD 1080p color Audio: […]
A noisy cgi-filled adventure with Marvel comic book characters. Captain America – Civil War, Blu-ray 3D (2016) Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle Directors: Anthony & Joe Russo Studio: Walt Disney Studios/Marvel 135201 (9/13/16) 3D (2 discs) Video: 1.29:1 for 16:9 screens HD color 3D Audio: English […]
Dolby Cinema Construction Accelerated – 100 Dolby Cinema theater venues will be completed by the end of this year by AMC Theaters and Dolby. Each venue will be capable of projecting Dolby Vision and using Dolby Atmos immersive sound. The Dolby Vision laser projection system in the theaters delivers high dynamic range (HDR), with richer […]
Yamaha Adds 4K Blu-ray Players With Stereo SACD – The BD-S681 offers 3D playback, 4K upconversion, Wi-Fi networking, and compatibility with hi-res audio formats (in stereo). It retails for $329.95. The Aventage BD-A1060 adds a 192K/32-bit DAC, a high-purity power supply and independent circuit boards to reduce signal noise. Both players reduce disc vibration by […]
DTS iHeartRadio Streaming – DTS has announced that their iHeartRadio streaming is now available on their DTS Play-Fi app on both iOS and Android devices. It allows streaming music over an existing home Wi-Fi network in high quality lossless audio from smartphones, tablets or computers. Sources, speakers and audio components from different manufacturers interoperate seamlessly […]
A really good continuation of the Star Wars universe. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Blu-ray (2016) Actors: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill Director: J.J. Abrams Studio: LucasFilm/ Walt Disney Studios (4/5/16) (3 discs) Video: 2.40:1 for 16:9 screens, 1080p HD color (shot on film) Audio: English DTS-HD MA 7.1, DD […]
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