Bohemian Rhapsody Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Ralph Potts reviews the Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).
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97
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Studio and Year: 20th Century Fox – 2018MPAA Rating: PG-13Feature running time: 135 minutesGenre: Drama/Biopic
Disc Format: BD-66Encoding: HEVCVideo Aspect: 2.39:1Resolution: 2160p/24
Audio Format(s): English Dolby Atmos/TrueHD 7.1, English DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French DTS 5.1Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, FrenchStarring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazello, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen LeechDirected by: Bryan SingerMusic by: QueenWritten by: Anthony McCartenRegion Code: A
Release Date: February 12, 2019
“Fearless Lives Forever”
Synopsis:
“Bohemian Rhapsody is an enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (Malek), who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history’s most beloved entertainers. Following Queen’s meteoric rise, their revolutionary sound and Freddie’s solo career, the film also chronicles the


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Sony Pictures Open Sources Software Used to Make ‘Into the Spider-Verse’

An anonymous reader quotes Variety:
Sony Pictures Imageworks has contributed a software tool used to create movies like “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “Hotel Transylvania 3,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” to the open source community. OpenColorIO, a tool used for color management during the production process, has become the second software project of the Academy Software Foundation, an industry-wide open source association spearheaded by the Linux Foundation.

Sony Pictures Imageworks has for some time given the industry free and open access to OpenColorIO under a modified BSD license. By contributing the tool to the Academy Software Foundation, the studio hopes to encourage the community to take charge of the future of the tool, said Sony Pictures Imageworks vice president and head of software development Michael Ford. “We want to contribute OpenColorIO back to the community that relies on it, and the Academy Software Foundation is the


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Plex Cloud will shut down November 30 due to technical challenges

Plex today announced it’s shutting down its troubled Plex Cloud service, via a forum post that hasn’t found its way over to the company’s official blog – likely a choice the company made in order to downplay the news, or avoid media scrutiny. Plex Cloud, launched in fall 2016, was meant to serve as a way for Plex customers to save their files to online storage services like OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive, instead of having to host their saved files locally on their own machines or network-attached storage devices.
But now that will no longer be an option, as the service will stop functioning on November 30, 2018, Plex says.
Plex Cloud had struggled from the beginning with technical issues.
Almost immediately, its debut launch partner, Amazon, stopped working with Plex Cloud. Users were complaining that Amazon Drive files couldn’t be accessed and wondered if Amazon was imposing upload limits. There were


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Avengers: Infinity War Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Ralph Potts reviews Marvel Studio’s record-breaking adventure that was ten years in the making and features nearly every member from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as they battle to save not only mankind but, the entire universe.
The Review at a Glance:
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94
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Studio and Year: Disney/Marvel – 2018MPAA Rating: PG-13Feature running time: 149 minutesGenre: Fantasy/Action/Adventure
Disc Format: BD-66Encoding: HEVCVideo Aspect: 2.39:1Resolution: 2160p/24
Audio Format(s): English Dolby Atmos/TrueHD 7.1, English/Spanish Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, 1080p Blu-ray: DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio, Spanish/French Dolby Digital 5.1Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, FrenchStarring: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Chadwick Bosman, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper, Peter Dinklage, Josh Brolin, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Danai Gurira, Dave Bautista, Sebastian StanDirected by: Anthony and Joe RussoMusic by: Alan SilvestriWritten by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeelyRegion Code: A,B,C
Release Date: August 14, 2018
“An Entire Universe. Once and for All”
My Take:
Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and


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How ‘Mission Impossible’ Made the Leap To 4K and HDR

In the run up to the release of Fallout, the new movie in the Mission Impossible franchise, Paramount studio re-released the entire Mission Impossible series on 4K Blu-ray last month. The new discs aren’t only a huge upgrade for cinephiles — they’re also a fascinating glimpse at how studios can revive older films for the 4K/HDR era. Engadget: “In terms of any re-transfers or remastering that we are doing for our HDR releases, we will go back to the highest resolution source available,” Kirsten Pielstick, manager of Paramount’s digital mastering group, said in an interview. In the case of Mission Impossible 1 and 2, that involved scanning the original 35mm negatives in 4K/16-bit. As you’d expect, the studio tries to get the original artists involved with any remasters, especially with something like HDR, which allows for higher brightness and more nuanced black levels. Pielstick worked with the director of photography


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Now You Can Watch Netflix Offline on Windows

Great news if you’re the sort of person who just wants to kick back and watch movies on your laptop when you’re flying. The Netflix app for Windows 10 now supports offline playback, meaning you can download shows and movies and save them for when you don’t have Wi-Fi.Read more…


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Kodak Is Bringing Back Ektachrome Film

sandbagger writes: Kodak, the film stock maker, is bringing back the Ektachrome film stock that was the popular alternative to its other product, Kodachrome. The Ektachrome is more sensitive to the cool side of the spectrum as opposed to the warmer Kodachrome. Apparently the product will be back on shelves later this year. âoeThe reintroduction of one of the most iconic films is supported by the growing popularity of analog photography and a resurgence in shooting film,â Kodak Alaris says. âoeResurgence in the popularity of analog photography has created demand for new and old film products alike. Sales of professional photographic films have been steadily rising over the last few years, with professionals and enthusiasts rediscovering the artistic control offered by manual processes and the creative satisfaction of a physical end product.â

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All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix in September 2016

September marks the beginning of fall, and that chill in the air means more excuses to sit inside binging on Netflix. This month, Netflix brings along som originals and some true classics.Read more…


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