Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - Four teens in detention stumble upon - and are pulled into - an old video game that requires them to complete a difficult challenge in order to save the day, end the game and return them to the real world. If they can learn to trust and rely on each other, they will conquer Jumanji; if they don't, Jumanji will conquer them.
Comments: I'm a fan of the original and I wasn't sure what to expect from this quasi-sequel but I was pleasantly surprised: It was entertaining overall and, in a few instances, laugh-out-loud enjoyable.
Blu-ray: PQ and AQ - appropriately huge and thunderous - were perfect.
Just played The Matrix in 4K. It looked amazing in Dolby Vision. The picture had much greater detail than the Blu Ray.
HDR really came through (in Dolby Vision). I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to see what a UHD Blu Ray can do!
Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads play Hollywood's Pantages Theater in 1983 during a tour to promote their latest album ("Speaking in Tongues").
Comments: I am not a Talking Heads fan, but this was a weirdly interesting blend of concert movie and performance art. The song "Once In A Lifetime" (a personal favourite) is, IMO, worth the (~$17) price of admission.
Blu-ray: PQ, overall, was roughly SD quality but at least it was relatively consistent. AQ of the "regular" DTS-HD MA mix was big and reasonably immersive, while the DTS-HD MA "Studio Mix" was distractingly bass-heavy.
The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live - The Stones play Hyde Park, London, in 2013 as part of their "50 & Counting" concert tour.
Comments: Beautiful set, great sound and visuals (notwithstanding a few too many audience shots - a minor quibble), a solid set-list and an infectiously entertaining performance by the band. What's not to like?
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - Unlikely allies Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw team up to find Shaw's sister, retrieve and neutralize the programmable virus, battle Eteon and cyber-soldier Brixton Lore and save the world. They say you can never go home...but sometimes that's exactly what you have to do.
Comments: It was pretty much what I expected: A big, explosion-y and highly-improbable - but reasonably-entertaining - movie.