I, Daniel Blake on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake begins with the 59-year-old carpenter titular character, portrayed by comedian Dave Johns, applying for ESA (Employment and Support Allowance), and being asked a succession of – irrelevant, to him – questions when he just wants to discuss the heart attack that’s led to his doctor signing him off from work until he recovers, such as “Can you walk 50 yards?”, “Can you raise your arms and reach something from your top pocket?”, then another about his fingers, moving onto intimate details about his bowel movements, leading Daniel to retort: “Now, please, can we talk aboot me heart, forget aboot me arse, that works a dream.”

Dirt Rally PSVR DLC on PS4 – The DVDfever Review

Dirt Rally PSVR

Dirt Rally is out now as a DLC on Playstation VR, which is a miraculous piece of equipment and the best VR I have tried (although, I haven’t tried either of the PC equivalents). However, the biggest problem at the moment is the limited selection of titles you can purchase for it. Not only are the titles limited but must of them are more like mini-games then full features. Mainly due to the time it is taking companies to play about with the coding etc – be it in the name, this is where Codemasters have completely changed the game. Even though the game came out in April last year, they still decided to release a DLC enabling the whole game to have VR support. Legends!

New Blu-ray and DVD releases February 27th 2017

New Blu-ray and DVD releases February 27th 2017 New Blu-ray and DVD releases February 27th 2017 are as follows:

    A Street Cat Named Bob (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Absolute Duo (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    Amuck! (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Bunny Lake Is Missing (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    Children of the Corn 2: The Final Sacrifice (Blu-ray)
    Christine (2016) (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Cul-de-sac (The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)
    Dead Heat (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Death in Paradise Series 6 (DVD)
    Dick Emery at Thames Television (DVD)
    Fairy Tail: Part 12 (DVD)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Trailer 1

King Arthur King Arthur: Legend of the Sword reboots the titular legend yet again, this time with Charlie Hunnam in the lead role, and he’s also joined by his Queer As Folk co-star Aiden Gillen as Goosefat Bill, so it’d be great if they get a number of scenes together.

Unfortunately, Guy Ritchie is in the director’s chair, but the cast also includes Annabelle Wallis, Katie McGrath, Jude Law, Tom Wu, Djimon Hounsou and Eric Bana.

The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. He joins the rebellion and a shadowy young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to understand the magic weapon, deal with his demons and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword was originally due to release in the UK on March 24th, but has been put back to May 12th. However, like the initial date, this is also a day after most places in Europe, although the same date as the US.

Check out the trailer below and click on the new poster for the full-size version:

Song to Song – Trailer 1 – Ryan Gosling

Song to Song Song To Song is a Ryan Gosling movie with more singing, but how will it compare to La La Land?

Written and directed by Terrence Malick, it tells the tale of two intersecting love triangles, with obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Little else is known just yet, but there’s a huge cast including Haley Bennett, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale, Boyd Holbrook, Cate Blanchett, Trevante Rhodes, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, Holly Hunter, Bérénice Marlohe, Clifton Collins Jr, Iggy Pop, plus, as themselves, Florence Welch, Patti Smith, John Lydon and Arcade Fire.

Song to Song is not a film I’m rushing to see, but if it’s one for you, then you might have a wait as while it’s out in the US on March 17th, there’s no UK release date yet.

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

Mine – Trailer 1 – Armie Hammer

Mine Mine! Mine! Well, keep it, then! ….*ba-dum-tish!*

In the middle of the desert, in an area filled with 33 million blast mines scattered everywhere, Marine sniper Sargent Mike Stevens (Armie Hammer) is on a mission to locate and neutralise the leader of a terrorist cell. After three months and six days in the desert, one single moment of hesitation was enough to blow the entire mission, and now Sargent Stevens has stranded in a hostile guerrilla territory all alone, and to make matters worse, with his left foot stepping on an active mine.

Against the harsh environment, without food and water, the Sargent must stay glued to the spot and use his Marine training, his resourcefulness and his perseverance for the next 52 hours until a convoy arrives in his area. Between the scolding heat of the day and the freezing cold of the night, if Sargent Stevens wants to survive, he must fight not only against the mighty forces of nature but also versus the greatest adversary of them all: himself.

Written and directed by Fabio Resinaro and Fabio Guaglione, and also starring Annabelle Wallis, Tom Cullen and Clint Dyer, this looks like a simple, but cracking thriller.

Mine is due out in the US on April 7th, but as of yet there’s no UK date.

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

The Institute – Trailer 1 – James Franco

The Institute The Insititute is based in 19th century Baltimore, where a girl stricken with grief from her parents’ untimely death, voluntarily checks herself into the Rosewood Institute, and is subjected to bizarre and increasingly violent pseudo-scientific experiments in personality modification, brainwashing and mind control, she must escape the clutches of the Rosewood and exact her revenge.

Directed by James Franco and Pamela Romanowsky, the former of whom also stars with Pamela Anderson, Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel, Lori Singer, Eric Roberts, Tim Blake Nelson and Beth Grant, this looks very bizarre but also very intriguing and one to watch.

Released on March 3rd in the US, but there’s no UK date for The Institute just yet.

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

Dean – Trailer 1 – Demetri Martin


Dean centres around the titular character, portrayed by writer/director Demetri Martin (above), a New York illustrator who falls big-time for a Los Angeles woman while trying to deal with his father, Robert (Kevin Kline), selling the family home in the wake of his mother’s death.

The moment which shocked me in this trailer was when Dean gets a reminder on his phone about his mother’s birthday. I had a similar moment just after my father died in 2015. Out of the many Outlook reminders on my PC to prompt me to do things I’d otherwise forget, one I didn’t was on a Thursday to give him a call to arrange what time to meet up on the Saturday for lunch. However, it was the same every week and towards the end, he wasn’t well and I was ringing him on a regular basis anyway, but as he died on a Saturday and the reminder caught me by surprise the following Thursday, it stopped me in my tracks.

Also starring Mary Steenburgen, the film only has a score of 6.2/10 on IMDB, but it looks strong from the trailer but as of yet there’s no UK release date, while the US can see it from June 2nd.

Check out the trailer below:

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e March 2nd 2017

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e March 2nd 2017Staying at No.1, in the UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e March 2nd 2017, is Ed Sheeran with Shape Of You. He’s trying a bit of reggae, and it’s terrible.

The new entries in the Top 10 are at No.9 for Kygo and Selena Gomez with It Ain’t Me and… oh dear, Ed Sheeran again, at No.2 with How Would You Feel (Paean).

Out this week is a new David Bowie track, No Plan, part of an EP also featuring Lazarus, Killing a Little Time and When I Met You. It’s out today on CD, black 12″ vinyl and clear blue vinyl on April 21st, and limited edition 12″ white vinyl on 26th May. It was also released digitally on Jan 8th, which would’ve been Bowie’s 70th birthday.

Patriots Day – The DVDfever Cinema Review

Patriots Day

Patriots Day is the third Monday in April, on which the Boston Marathon takes place, but the one in 2013 is the focus here as it was the day two ISIS terrorists planned to set off explosions and do what all those nutjobs do in causing death and destruction – claiming to be Muslims when they’re not, and allegedly doing this in the name of their God when they are just psychopaths who should drown themselves alone and in the nearest river.

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