What Men Want

Featured In Issue 239, May 2019

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Paramount Home Entertainment
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In "What Men Want," Ali Davis (Henson) is a successful sports agent who's constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. After a wld night out with her girls, she mysteriously gains the ability to hear men's thoughts. With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and new love interest to the test. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Adam Shankman; deleted and extended scenes with an introduction by Shankman; a gag reel; five featurettes: "The Dream Team," "Flipping The Narrative," "What DO Men Want?," "Poker Night," and "Ali + Athletes"; the "Sister Spills The Tea" infomercial; upfront previews and a digital code.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed on Kodak film stock in anamorphic Master Scope and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The imagery is pristine throughout with superstar clarity and virtually no film grain. Resolution is superb, with fine detail and textural rendering of facial features, complexions, pores, hair, beards, makeup, clothes and objects that define the agency offices, elevator interiors, sports car, and exteriors. The color palette is vividly saturated with bold primaries that pop and hues that are satisfyingly warm and rich. Fleshtones are perfectly rendered and natural. Contrast is not dramatic but generally constant. This is a vibrantly colorful visual experience that exhibits sharpness throughout. (Gary Reber)

The Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel soundtrack is loud and boisterous with high-energy attitude. The music is energized throughout with plenty of pop songs. The music occupies a wide and deep soundstage that aggressively extends to the four surround channels, with at times very discrete localization. Bass extension is often strong and punchy. Fidelity is excellent throughout. Atmospherics are realistic and nicely enveloping. Sound effects deliver bite. Dialogue is intelligible and often heard as inner thoughts. Spatial integration is good. At times dialogue is aggressively positioned throughout the soundfield. In essence, dialogue drives the sonics, but combined with the energized music this is a terrific holosonic® experience. (Gary Reber)