Summary: After a few years off the Bourne series returns with Matt Damon again reprising the role of Jason Bourne. Nicky Parsons has just broken into the CIA database, stealing classified files including those on the Treadstone project that Jason Bourne was a part of. Using this files to try to uncover information about the death of his father, the CIA now once again is after Jason Bourne worried that he might put their Iron Hand program at risk. (more…)
Review Types Archives: Reference HT Reviews
In 2016 we finally got the UltraHD TVs we’ve been waiting for. Not just offering resolution, but offering expanded color gamuts, dynamic highlights, and a visual experience that goes beyond what we’ve had before. The Roku Premiere+ is the media streamer for those UltraHD displays. The Roku 4 only really offered added resolution, while the Premiere+ adds full HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 support for wide color gamut and HDR, removes the noisy fan, and costs less. Notably for Vizio and projector owners, it can do Amazon Instant Video with UltraHD resolution, HDR, and WCG. It is the best media streamer today if you want the widest selection of UHD content with HDR and WCG along with the easiest interface. (more…)
Summary: Sausage Party follows Frank, a hot dog in a grocery store. All of the food in the store yearns to be purchased by shoppers, who they refer to as gods. The gods will then take them to the Great Beyond (outside the store) where all of their dreams will come true. When a jar of honey mustard is purchased and then returned, it begins to tell them stories about what the Great Beyond is really like, shattering the image for Frank. He must now make a journey to find out what the truth actually is while working to save his girlfriend Brenda (a hot dog bun) at the same time. (more…)
Summary: Star Trek Beyond finds the crew of the USS Enterprise continuing their five year mission to explore deep space. When a strange ship arrives at their newest starbase, Yorktown, the Enterprise sets off to help them rescue their crew inside of an uncharted nebula. This turns out to be an ambush, as a massive swarm of attack ships destroys the Enterprise, causing everyone to eject.
Now trapped on the planet Altamid with no way to signal star command, the members of the ship that have not been captured must try to survive while working to rescue their crew and stopping Krall from unleashing an ancient bio-weapon on the rest of the galaxy. (more…)
Summary: The sequel to The DaVinci Code, Angels & Demons finds Robert Langdon being called in by the Vatican to help solve a mystery. Following the death of the pope, as the cardinals assemble in Rome to choose his successor four of them have been kidnapped. At the same time, at the Large Hadron Collider, someone has stolen a vial or anti-matter that they captured from a collision of protons. Now the Vatican is being threatened by the anti-matter, which will incinerate the whole city if the battery holding it runs out. Robert Langdon has very little time to unravel the mystery around the Illuminati and find the Cardinals and anti-matter in time.
I recently reviewed the Vizio P65-C1 and liked it to the point that I kept it. There was one drawback for us: no integrated TV tuner. As a household that ditched cable years ago, we rely on an OTA tuner to watch live sports, presidential debates, and other programming. We had an old TiVo HD with a tuner laying around, but since we no longer paid for service it worked as a dumb box with no channel guide at all. Instead of buying another standard tuner to use with the Vizio, I decided to try out an HDHomeRun. (more…)
Summary: The franchise makes its long-awaited return with Director Paul Feig’s unique and hilarious take on the classic supernatural comedy, led by the freshest minds in comedy today, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth. Together they team up to save Manhattan from a sudden invasion of spirits, spooks and slime that engulfs the city.
Directed by Paul Feig and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL is based on the 1984 Ivan Reitman film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. It is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal and executive produced by Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Pollock, Joe Medjuck, Ali Bell, and Michele Imperato Stabile.
Summary: Based upon the novel you likely read during high school, The Great Gatsby is set during the roaring 20’s in New York City. Jay Gatsby is a mysteriously wealthy man living in West Egg. Gatsby is known to throw large, extravagant parties but no one has ever met him. Nick Carraway moves into a small cottage set next to Gatsby’s mansion as he sets out to become a bond trader in the city.
Nick’s cousin Daisy Buchanan lives with her husband Tom across the water from Gatsby. After having dinner with them, Nick returns home to find Gatsby looking across the water towards Daisy and Tom’s house. As he’ll soon discover, Gatsby’s past and his intentions for Nick are intertwined.
Summary: Set in the future, the world is being attacked by a race of giant monsters called Kaiju. The Kaiju emerge through a portal called the rift that appears in the ocean between the tectonic plates. To battle the Kaiju, the world creates the Jaeger program. The Jaegers are gigantic robots piloted by two humans, one for each side. The Jaegers begin to dominate the Kaiju, but over time more and more Kaiju keep appearing. As the menace to earth grows greater, the pilots of the Jaegers have to find a way to deal with the Kaiju once and for all. (more…)
Summary: In the taut thriller, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. (more…)