Deadpool leads the new cinema releases & trailers w/e February 12th 2016

deadpoolThis weekend there are nine new films out for you to choose from: an adult Marvel action movie in Deadpool, comedy horror in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, re-released animation for 1999’s The Iron Giant, alleged comedy in Zoolander 2, Will Smith annoyed-at-no-Oscar-nomination in Concussion, two-year-delayed horror from Eli Roth in The Green Inferno, children’s comedy in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, one the children will ignore in Jem and the Holograms, and a drama for everyone to ignore in A Bigger Splash.

Deadpool is yet another superhero movie, but while I’m kinda getting tired of these coming out every month or two, there’s a lot to enjoy in this, showing that this isn’t just going to be another 12A-certificate pile of crap like Ant-Man.

I know, it has the downside that Ryan Reynolds playing the titular character, but it also stars Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano (Haywire), TJ Miller (Transformers: Age Of Extinction) and Ed Skrein, even if The Transporter Refuelled stank.

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 7th 2016

Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 7th 2016This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 7th 2016 are as follows:

Sadly, Trumbo only managed No.15! :(

Video Games Charts week ending February 6th 2016

Video Games Charts week ending February 6th 2016In this week’s Video Games Charts week ending February 6th 2016, there are 3 new entries and 1 re-entry.

    1 (2) Call Of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision)
    2 (1) Lego Marvel Avengers (Warner Bros Interactive) (review)
    3 (-) Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Bandai Namco)
    4 (3) FIFA 16 (EA Sports)
    5 (4) Tom Clancy’s Rainbox Six Siege (Ubisoft) (review)
    6 (6) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games) (review)
    7 (5) Star Wars Battlefront (EA Games)
    8 (7) Just Cause 3 (Square Enix) (review)
    9 (20) Assassins Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft) (review)
    10 (12) Minecraft: Story Mode (Telltale Games)

Sheba, Baby on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

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Sheba, Baby stars Pam Grier as Sheba Shayne, Baby, whose father, Andy (Rudy Challenger), Baby, runs a loan company, and he’s being hassled out of the business by bad guys. Someone needs to shake them down. Perhaps a new girl in town, Baby, or one who used to live round there but has returned, Baby.

(That ‘Baby’ talk is probably getting annoying so I’ll stop)

With Pam Grier often looking hotter than the sun, as Sheba, she’s a private eye, going around town kicking bottom until she gets to the bottom of who’s trying to wreck her father’s business and endanger his life. Will she succeed?

Dark Souls III – Opening cinematic – To The Kingdom of Lothric

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Dark Souls III is coming soon and the opening cinematic, To The Kingdom of Lothric, has been revealed.

In venturing North, the Pilgrims discover the truth of the Old Words… Discover in exclusivity the opening cinematic of Dark Souls III! Yhorm the Giant, Aldrich Saint of the Deep, Farron’s Undead Legion and more await you in Lothric. Are you ready to fight them all?

COMPETITION: Win The Program on DVD

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DVDfever.co.uk and Studiocanal have teamed up to give you a chance to win a copy of The Program on DVD, which stars Ben Foster and Chris O’Dowd.

First Prize is 1 DVD, 1 Quad poster and 1 book – Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh (portrayed by Chris O’Dowd)

3 Runner up prizes: Quad poster

It’s a sports drama about the Lance Armstrong doping scandal which was the subject of David Walsh’s book ‘Seven Deadly Sins‘. Irish sports journalist David Walsh (O’Dowd) grows suspicious of professional cyclist Lance Armstrong (Foster)’s success, certain that he has been taking performance-enhancing drugs. As Walsh investigates, looking for evidence to prove his theory, Armstrong continues to deny his consumption of banned substances. The cast also includes Lee Pace, Dustin Hoffman and Guillaume Canet.

Check out the trailer below:

Far Cry Primal – Live action extended TV trailer

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Far Cry Primal is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC from February 23rd 2016 and this new trailer is also showing on TV, but in a truncated form, whereas the full version is below.

You take the role of Takkar the hunter (voiced by Elias Toufexis), moving about the land of Oros and it’s set in 10,000 BC, during the Stone Age, a time where humans began to use stones to create tools for their daily life, where survival is a daily challenge as tribes come into conflict with one another and nature.

You’re stranded in this valley that was once covered in ice, with no weapons or resources after your hunting party was ambushed. Your aim is to rise to power and lead your own tribe.

New Blu-ray and DVD releases February 8th 2016

New Blu-ray and DVD releases February 8th 2016 New Blu-ray and DVD releases February 8th 2016 are as follows:

    After the Ball (DVD)
    Army Dog (DVD)
    Benny Hill: The Best of Benny Hill (DVD)
    Between Two Worlds (DVD)
    Bolshoi Babylon (DVD)
    Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Children of the Corn (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Children of the Corn Trilogy (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Cyberbully (2015) (DVD)
    Doc (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Dr Finlay’s Casebook: The Complete Collection (DVD)

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – PS4 Story Trailer

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst was another highlight of E3 2015 and follows on from the glorious first-person parkour actioner, Mirror’s Edge, released in November 2008, which was a huge amount of fun when I played it originally on the Xbox 360, and since I later moved on to my PS3, I bought it on there as well.

This new game will actually be a prequel, looking into Faith Connors’ past, and will use the newer Frostbite 3 engine.

Hitman: World of Assassination – PS4 Trailer

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Hitman is, as the title suggests, a new Hitman game!

It’s bound to be better than the recent movie reboot starring Homeland‘s Rupert Friend (right), and is set in a world of assassination (as per this new trailer), which is said to be more of an open-world event than ever before as in the contracts mode, some baddies are only available once while others will come around again, but for those where you only get – literally – one shot, they’re gone forever if you miss out.

You’ll travel to exotic locations around the world and take out high profile targets as Agent 47 returns in the biggest game in the series ever created.

Let’s just hope they don’t screw the game up as they did with Hitman Absolution, when it would sometimes finish levels off for you.

All that said, I think “World of Assassination” would’ve suited this as a subtitle to the brand, rather than just ‘Hitman’ again, making it sound like 2014’s Thief reboot, which could make it confused with the original.

IO interactive are putting this out first as a digital release prior to physical copy, in a landscape which will evolve as time goes on. There’s also a console-exclusive Beta for PS4 when you pre-order the game, and 6 unique contracts as DLC which are also exclusive to PS4.

And once again, David Bateson will be the voice of Agent 47, as he confirmed on Twitter:

Check out the trailer below and click on the above image of the full-size version:

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