Video Games Charts week ending February 18th 2017

Video Games Charts week ending February 18th 2017The Video Games Charts week ending February 18th 2017 are as follows:

    1 (-) For Honor (Ubisoft) (review)
    2 (-) Sniper Elite 4 (Sold Out Sales and Marketing (review)
    3 (1) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games (review)
    4 (4) FIFA 17 (EA Sports) (review)
    5 (6) Battlefield 1 (EA Games) (review)
    6 (3) Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom) (review)
    7 (5) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision) (review)
    8 (7) Rocket League (505 Games) (review)
    9 (12) Forza Horizon 3 (Microsoft)
    10 (10) Watch Dogs 2 (Ubisoft) (review)

Fortitude Season 2 Episode 5 – The DVDfever Review

Fortitude Season 2 Episode 5

Fortitude Season 2 Episode 5 is where I am this increasingly ridiculous series part ways.

I have tried, but while the first series was occasionally “so bad it’s good”, this one has stumbled along like a lame calf being led to the slaughter, desperate to be put down.

Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 19th 2017

Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 19th 2017This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 19th 2017 are as follows:

Alien: Covenant – Prologue: Last Supper

Alien: Covenant Alien: Covenant seemed hit or miss as to whether Ridley Scott would be directing again, or just hanging about for the producer reins a la Blade Runner 2049, but he’s back in the hot seat for the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Prometheus, which I loved in IMAX 3D.

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

And today, a five-minute prologue has been released…

A Cure For Wellness leads the new cinema releases and trailers February 24th 2017

A Cure For WellnessThis week, there are NINE new films out for you to choose from: Weirdness abound in A Cure For Wellness, Deepwater Horizon’s Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg team up again for Patriots Day, Mommy’s Xavier Dolan is back with a new engaging French drama in It’s Only the End of the World, border patrol guards in the desert have a mystery to solve in Transpecos, one of Hollywood’s favourite tropes – a film with spooky shocks – does the rounds again with Shut In, Stalin is back in 1930s Ukraine in Bitter Harvest, there’s more spooky shocks in Crawlspace, there’s acclaimed drama with epilepsy in The Fits, and Nicolas Cage and John Cusack team up again in Arsenal (aka Southern Fury).

A Cure For Wellness centres around an ambitious young executive, played by Dane DeHaan, who’s sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic, but mysterious, “wellness centre” in a remote Swiss Alps location. As the trailer gets across, once you arrive, it’s difficult to escape, hence he soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.

Directed by Gore Verbinski, who co-wrote the story with screenwriter Justin Haythe, the film also stars Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Celia Imrie, Susanne Wuest, Carl Lumbly and Adrian Schiller and I’m very intrigued by this. I assumed it was adapted from a novel, but it’s a whole new story and I’m very much looking forward to this. I can’t see it getting too many screens, though, since it’s an 18-cert and it’s a rare 18 which is given the time of day in the cinema.

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

Logan – the first official X-Men 15-certificate theatrical movie

Logan Logan is the third and (allegedly) final solo outing for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and takes places in the near future, where the aging character and the always-old Professor X (Patrick Stewart) have to protect a young female clone of Wolverine, Laura Kinney (Dafne Keen), from an evil organisation, while dark forces are afoot…

Today, it was confirmed not only that the film will be the first official X-Men 15-certificate theatrical movie, but also what the reasons were (Note that Deadpool wasn’t officially an X-Men film, while 2013’s The Wolverine was a 15-cert in its uncut form, but the cinema release was censored down to a 12-cert. Thankfully, however, when it comes to superhero films, both Deadpool and Suicide Squad showed that you CAN make a 15-cert film AND get plenty of bums on seats, as they both took the No.1 slot in the UK for three weeks in a row, and both made a ton of money worldwide.

The following (which I’ll hide with a spoiler heading) is what the BBFC have published today:

Hyper Sentinel – a new retro arcade shoot-em-up Kickstarter

Hyper Sentinel Hyper Sentinel is a forthcoming arcade shoot-em-up for ’80s retro gaming fans which has recently been launched as a Kickstarter courtesy of Rob Hewson and Andrew Hewson, who fans of videogaming back in the day will remember as Hewson Consultants, responsible for two of my all-time ZX Spectrum favourites.

For Honor on PS4 – The DVDfever Review

For Honor

For Honor is a third-person action fighting game. However, it takes many a twist to your standard entry from said genre. First of all, to play this, you must be online (similar to Tom Clancy’s The Division) even if you are partaking in the short but sweet story mode. This is a bit of a ball-ache if you have the same provider as I do and your internet likes to take sporadic days off, but in 2017 shouldn’t really be an issue for most. The online world, here, is a bit like a big game of Risk. You choose whether you want to fight as a Samurai, Viking or Knight then compete in team games, team deathmatch, duels or other missions to win that area for your faction. A risky style to the online gaming which succeeds much sweeter than I was expecting.

The Riddle of The Sphinx – Inside No.9 Series 3 Episode 3 – The DVDfever Review

The Riddle of The Sphinx

The Riddle of The Sphinx proved that The Bill wasn’t just streets ahead of the rest of the series so far, but that it has strong competition.

Based around crossword puzzles with Nina (Utopia‘s Alexandra Roach) letting herself into her professor’s study (which is room No.9, naturally), he – Professor Squires (Steve Pemberton) – is referred to as The Sphinx, and is the person who sets these puzzles in the student paper.

The Bill – Inside No.9 Series 3 Episode 2 – The DVDfever Review

The Bill

The Bill is the second episode of series 3 of Inside No.9, and if that has you wondering where the first episode went, well, that was the Christmas one.

As always, the story takes place in a building of some description with the number in place, and this is a restaurant called “number nine”, and about to close up for the night… until it comes to who’s going to pay the bill.


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