Bad Moms leads the new cinema releases & trailers w/e August 26th 2016

bad momsThis weekend there are TWELVE new films out for you to choose from: comedy with Americanisation in the title in Bad Moms, road trip thriller in Road Games, intriguing pop documentary in Gary Numan: Android in La La Land, comedy with a darker tone in War Dogs, Jason Statham cracks more skulls in Mechanic Resurrection, there’s murder aplenty in The Purge: Election Year, a Stephen King thriller in Cell, teenage angst in Kids In Love, clubbing movie XOXO, Pedro Almod√≥var returns with Julieta, Noel Clarke returns with Brotherhood, and the idiocy of Adam Samberg returns in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

Bad Moms stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn as the three titular bad mothers, all overworked and under-appreciated, who are pushed beyond their limits, leading them to ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.

Written and directed by both Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, a film with two directors rarely works but this looks from the trailer to have some promise. They’re previously responsible for writing/directing 21 & Over, and writing the three the three Hangover films – none of which I’ve seen but I hear they started off well and then went downhill along the way.

The cast includes Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Emjay Anthony and, for some reason, Kesha (or is it Ke$ha? …who cares)

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

Video Games Charts week ending August 20th 2016

Video Games Charts week ending August 20th 2016In the Video Games Charts week ending August 20th 2016, there is 1 new entry and 2 re-entries.

    1 (-) F1 2016 (Codemasters) (review)
    2 (1) No Man’s Sky (Sony)
    3 (4) LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Warner Bros Interactive) (review)
    4 (3) Overwatch (Blizzard) (review)
    5 (2) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games) (review)
    6 (6) Rocket League (505 Games)
    7 (7) FIFA 16 (EA Sports)
    8 (5) Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Sony)
    9 (8) Doom (Bethesda Softworks)
    10 (10) Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft)

Movie Charts UK and US week ending August 21st 2016

Movie Charts UK and US week ending August 21st 2016This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending August 21st 2016 are as follows:

The Circuit – The DVDfever Review – Channel 4 Pilot

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The Circuit The Circuit was a title that baffled me. Is that what dinner parties are referred to? Perhaps it’s when someone invites you to one, and so you have to reciprocate.

New to the area, Nat (Eva Birthistle) and Gabe (Adeel Akhtar) have been invited to one, but the latter, particularly, doesn’t want to go to attend this do, hosted by posh duo Hungarian Helena (Victoria Hamilton) and grumpy Sasha (Tobias Menzies), with other guests including one-time Bananarama member Marty (Nicola Walker from The Last Train), and suicidal Danny (Paul Ready), who Helena tells them once “tried to kill himself, but only a little bit”.

The Watchman – The DVDfever Review – Stephen Graham drama

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The Watchman The Watchman centres around security guard Carl Freeman (Stephen GrahamOrthodox), a man who spends all his nights alone in a darkened room, and who sees all but can only phone the police if he spots something dodgy on the streets, rather than being able to take action himself.

One Of Us Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review

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One Of Us

One Of Us, one of us, one of us, one of us… sorry, no, there’s no repetitive chanting, here.

The four-parter begins with the lovely tale of Adam and Grace (Jeremy Newmark Jones and Kate Bracken), childhood sweethearts who went to the same Uni and then got married, but it’s worse than that, they’re dead, Jim, dead Jim, dead Jim, it’s worse than that, they’re dead, Jim, dead Jim, dead.

But who did the deed? Well, the title states that it was ‘one of us’, i.e. not you reading this, nor me writing it, but one of those members of the small community. On seeing the trailer, I figured we wouldn’t get to know who it was until much later in this four-part series, but the answer is given early on.

Kidnap – Official Trailer 1 – Halle Berry

kidnap Kidnap will kidnap two hours of your time if you go and see this revenge thriller rubbish from Halle Berry.

She plays a mother who’s in such a hurry, the producers haven’t yet been able to name her. However, as the trailer shows, she loses her son at a park, and then gives chase in her car. The billing states “A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son”, but she still seems to stop the car, so how on earth does she catch up with the ne’er-do-well who took him?

Director Luis Prieto and screenwriter Knate Gwaltney aren’t telling, as they pull out one cliche after another in this film which also stars Robert Walker Branchaud, Dana Gourrier, Lew Temple, Christopher Berry and Justin Lebrun, plus a load of other people you’ve never heard of.

Kidnap hasn’t even yet for a release date in the UK or US, so someone’s kidnapped that as well.

Kidnap: Just pray someone kidnaps you on the way to the cinema if you plan to see this.

Check out the trailer below and click on the top image for the full-size version.

David Brent: Life On The Road – The DVDfever Cinema Review

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David Brent

David Brent: Life On The Road shows that when it comes to his character from The Office, Ricky Gervais is having the last laugh. And it’s on us.

Gervais once used to make fresh, original comedy programmes. The first two series of The Office were fantastic. Then, after his character was sacked, the 2003 Christmas Special showed the man pursuing his dream of becoming a rock star, and the fickle finger of fame that petered out. In 2013, he made a Comic Relief sketch, where David Brent sang a rap song called Equality Street, with Doc Brown. In 2016, he’s made a film which largely treads the same water as the 2003 Christmas Special and he also sings a rap song. Called Equality Street. With Doc Brown. He plays rapper Dom Johnson (yes, Don Johnson… geddit? Well, I goddit in 2005 when I saw Bill Murray in the brilliant Broken Flowers, his character being named Don Johnston.

500 Questions Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review

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500questionsaAs ITV scrabble around to find something as good as The Chase, they hire Giles Coren to host new primetime show 500 Questions.

Can Giles Coren (right) count up to 500? Well, this pillock couldn’t count up to 31 when he applied for the Amazon Prime month-long free trial and then let it run on over a year!

With one player “battling to keep control”, and to make sure they don’t get 3 questions wrong in a row and thus, get kicked out, the first question was: Why is this daytime rubbish in prime time? Oh, so they can build an elaborate set that’s monumentally pointless with screens all over the place in order to bamboozle the contestants, and also invite a studio audience, rather than fake the noise of one during their afternoon quizzes.

New Blu-ray and DVD releases August 22nd 2016

New Blu-ray and DVD releases August 22nd 2016 New Blu-ray and DVD releases August 22nd 2016 are as follows:

    American Hero (DVD)
    Artificial Eye 40th Anniversary Collection: Volume 1 (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Bridget Jones’s Diary/Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 3 (DVD)
    Boy Meets Girl Series 1 & 2 (DVD)
    Cry of the City (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Geordie Shore Series 11 (DVD)
    Great British Railway Journeys Series 7 (DVD)
    Great American Railroad Journeys Series 1 (DVD)
    Jane Got a Gun (Blu-ray and DVD)
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