Reviews & hands-on

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    Best Buy CinemaNow Disc to Digital pictures and hands-on

    By 14 January 2013

    One of Rovi's major announcements at CES in Las Vegas this year was that DivX Plus Streaming digital rights management has been approved for UltraViolet use. This allows several of Rovi's back-end entertainment delivery services to add UV compatibility,...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Toshiba 26DV615D television review

    By 18 March 2010

    The idea behind pairing a LCD TV with a DVD player seems obvious, but for some reason it’s never caught on beyond the budget brands. And while Toshiba does tend to be most successful at the "value" end of the market, it’s the only major brand we know...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    A Serious Man - DVD review

    By 12 March 2010

    I’d always thought that ours was a generation of pussies, that next to our parents, we’re a bunch of indulged wasters, with the intellectual teat of the internet killing our sense of wanderlust, encouraging us to expect everything on a plate. Not...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    The White Ribbon - DVD review

    By 5 March 2010

    Having won his place in the hearts of countless suburban multiplex-goers with such joyous spectacles as Weekend At Bernie's 4: Suffer The Consequences and the more recent Harry Potter & The Ceaseless Pain Of Eternal Damnation, funny-guy movie director...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Fantastic Mr Fox - DVD review

    By 26 February 2010

    Even though we here at Pocket-lint are coaxed into gleeful states of frothy delirium whenever technological advancements come into our purview, what’s equally heart-warming is that, rather than rendered past inventions as obsolete, such creations actually...

  • Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Jennifer’s Body - DVD review

    By 19 February 2010

    It’s been a lively time for teen flicks in the past few years, from the multiplex-gobbling Twilight to the wry Superbad, and films like Juno and Adventureland have shown that there’s plenty of reasons for those of us who don’t look like members...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Up - DVD review

    By 12 February 2010

    We could probably do this review in one short sentence: buy this DVD, schmucks.   But that would be unfair on you guys, plus my Editor may feel a bit short-changed. In truth, Up’s credentials are by now no secret or surprise, having hoovered up a vat...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Adventureland - DVD review

    By 5 February 2010

    Success in the Hollywood mainstream is often pretty much all about the maths – "from the people who brought you X" + "starring Y" x "vogue for Z" = smash. Here we have bloke behind Superbad, plus the girl from Twilight and the boy from Zombieland. Should...

  • Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Invention of Lying - DVD review

    By 29 January 2010

    God loves a trier, which is ironic when the trier in question is devout atheist Ricky Gervais. Never one to dwell on his achievements - both The Office and Extras refused to outstay their welcome - and after just a clutch of acting gigs stateside, his...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Mesrine: Public Enemy No.1 - DVD review

    By 22 January 2010

    Able to brush off plaudits like so much dandruff, French gangster opus Mesrine has already folk pointing at it, saying things like: "best crime flick since Scorsese, that is". The crime scene genre is hardly a field that’s starved of cinematic action,...

  • Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Funny People - DVD review

    By 15 January 2010

    Having helped reclaim the teen comedy from the American Pie gross-out gang, 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up director Judd Apatow attempts to move into a smarter, more mature, but no less funny terrain with the over-reaching, yet still perfectly satisfactory...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    District 9 - DVD review

    By 11 January 2010

    It’s suitably documented how Pavlov’s dog developed an innate response to repeated events, but did they stick around to see what happened when it got bored and sick of the sound of the bell? Was it ultimately able to fashion the "whatever" hand gesture...

  • Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Antichrist - DVD review

    By 8 January 2010

    Should there come a time that a film is released starring Dame Judi Dench, George Clooney and Nick Griffin as action heroes in a 3D costume drama period piece documentary written by Harold Shipman and Danny Dyer and directed by James Cameron, Michael...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    The Hangover - DVD review

    By 11 December 2009

    Stag do, Vegas, booze, drugs, strippers, vomiting and the casting of Heather Graham - The Hangover boats a mighty number of signifiers that suggest that it was going for nothing nobler than the lowest common denominator. Which makes it all the more prop-worthy...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Inglourious Basterds - DVD review

    By 4 December 2009

    After cashing in a few of his critical acclaim chips to spend a fair few years paying homage to scuzzy 42nd Street grindhouse scene, Quentin Tarantino turned to more viable genre territory with this stunning, textured and ballsy WW2 flick. Inglourious...