Entertainment Reviews

Sony HX850 BRAVIA Review (1080p 3D LED Internet TV)

Sony HX850 BRAVIA Review (1080p 3D LED Internet TV)

There was a time when Sony's BRAVIA TVs led the industry, and were the automatic first-choice for home entertainment enthusiasts. Little stays still in consumer electronics, however, and now Sony finds itself fighting Korean upstarts for the King of TVs crown. Into the fray wades the Sony BRAVIA HX850, on the SlashGear test bench in 55-inch form, and bearing a $2,500 RRP as well as a lengthy list of specs and abilities. Read on for our review.

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Samsung UN75ES9000 75-Inch Review (1080p 240Hz 3D Slim LED HDTV)

Samsung UN75ES9000 75-Inch Review (1080p 240Hz 3D Slim LED HDTV)

Samsung has an impressive track record with big-screen LED TVs, and the current 75-inch flagship UN75ES9000 aims to maintain that legacy. Packaging the smart TV functionality from the ES8000 with a few of the picture processing features best loved from 2011's D8000, all in a slim, rose gold frame, the ES9000 promises plenty; then again, so it should with a $10,000 price tag. With a mile-long spec sheet there's plenty going on, so keep reading for the SlashGear review.

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Men in Black 3 Movie Touch app Review

Men in Black 3 Movie Touch app Review

The folks at Sony Home Entertainment have teamed up with the folks at both UltraViolet and Sony Pictures Imageworks to bring to you an iPad-based interactive "Movie Touch" experience for the home video release of Men in Black 3. What you've got here is a vast collection of features that help you immerse yourself in the film, the plotline in and outside the film, and the creation of the film as well. The app itself is free, including a 10 minute preview of the movie inside, and if you've got the Men In Black 3 movie in your UV collection you can work with the full timeline right away.

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Libratone Zipp Review

Libratone Zipp Review

Time was, if you wanted a wooly column of wireless musical pleasure, you had to train a sheep to stand upright and sing. Libratone's new Zipp, however, changes that: a wool wrapped portable speaker delivering not only Apple's AirPlay but a tweaked version intended for the wide open spaces that the Zipp - or sheep, for that matter - might go frolicking in. Read on for the SlashGear review.

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LOOPER movie Review

LOOPER movie Review

Any review of the movie LOOPER that tells you essentially any elements of the plot is going to be written by a jerk who doesn't want you to get the full movie experience - take that to the bank. What we're going to talk about here and now is how you need to see the movie and what sort of mood you need to be in. LOOPER is a time travel movie when you go into it, and a bit of a baffling mystery wrapped inside an enigma when you walk out of it - but you wont be walking right out of it, you'll be sitting in the chair thinking about what you just watched, just like you're supposed to while the credits are rolling.

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The Expendables 2 Review

The Expendables 2 Review

By far the best scene in Expendables 2 is when Dolph Lundgren kicks a bad guy in the face off a balcony, casually shouting “Goodbye!” in the process. It’s an utterly ridiculous and over the top moment that caused me to burst out laughing, and it’s exactly what the movie needed more of.

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Pyle Audio PLTTB8UI Record Player Review

Pyle Audio PLTTB8UI Record Player Review

I'm going to go right ahead and assume that most of the people checking out this review are here because they're confused about why SlashGear would review a vinyl record player. I think that's fair to wonder. There are two reasons, the first of which is the fact that this record player not only has audio input via a convenient little smartphone dock. The second is this: I've still got a massive stack of records that I want to play, and I'm certain that there's a massive population of readers out there that have their own, too - you don't just throw those things away!

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Samsung UN55ES8000 55-inch Smart TV Review

Samsung UN55ES8000 55-inch Smart TV Review

Samsung's D8000 was our TV of choice back in 2011, and the company is hoping to repeat its success with the new 2012 flagship, the Samsung UN55ES8000. A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design, the ES8000 ticks just about every box you'd expect for a modern Smart TV, and then some more after that. It also has a hefty $3,749.99 RRP, so can the quality live up to the cost? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Men in Black III IMAX 3D Movie Review

Men in Black III IMAX 3D Movie Review

When we spoke with Ken Ralston and Jay Redd of Sony Pictures Imageworks, they described this movie just as it was: a collection of plausible alternate realities. It is at this point in the Men in Black series that they're able to take for granted the fact that most of their audience will have seen a previous installment, Men in Black I or II, and can move forward with the characters to explore new non-origin adventures. This Men in Black takes everything positive from the first two films and hits a home run with not just a fabulous new story, but exquisite visuals and a collection of engaging characters as well.

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Prometheus Movie Review and Red Carpet Coverage

Prometheus Movie Review and Red Carpet Coverage

Alien was all about dark, ominous spaces and a sense of intense claustrophobia and mounting tension - in part due to Ridley Scott's withholding of the final Xenomorph in all its glory as the film reached its climax (along with hiding its comparably low-tech costume). Prometheus is the CGI-overspilling, determinedly 3D and generally expansive movie Scott could never make back in 1979. It's a fraught process, returning to a story that not only helped make a career but shaped a genre, and Prometheus swings between sensation, horror and a sometimes uncomfortable philosophy.

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