Angela Rippon gets her shoe back – WTF? (Breakfast, Rip Off Britain, 22.10.14)

angela-ripponAngela Rippon (left) is one of the presenters of BBC1′s Rip Off Britain, which also features Gloria Hunniford and Julia Somerville.

In a preview of what’s to come on that day’s show, which was shown during Breakfast, Angela Rippon had somehow lost her shoe and was getting it back via the help of the cameraman!

Ever seen a woman say goodbye to a shoe? Well, now she’s saying hello!

Check out the video below:

Movie Charts – UK & US – w/e October 19th 2014

October 19th 2014This week’s Movie Chart for the UK w/e October 19th 2014 is as follows:

    1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    2. Gone Girl
    3. Annabelle
    4. The Maze Runner
    5. The Best Of Me
    6. The Boxtrolls
    7. Dracula Untold
    8. The Equalizer
    9. The Judge
    10. Northern Soul

UKIP Calypso – what is Mike Read smoking?

UKIP CalypsoUKIP Calypso is a bizarre experience with “Where is he now?” ex-Radio 1 DJ Mike Read singing the praises about UKIP and their leader Nigel Farage, expressing a preferenece for him to be the new Prime Minister, come the general election next May.

Whoever does lead No.10, I doubt it’ll be thanks to Mike Read putting on a fake Jamaican accent and singing the “UKIP Calpyso”.

Mike Read clearly has some form of mental issues because this video has had embedding disabled by request, so when you click on the video below, you have to click it AGAIN to see it on Youtube itself, even though embedding will also give him the same number of hits.

Give me strength…

Check out the video below:

Richard Ayoade gives a rare interview (Channel 4 News, 21.10.14)

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade, actor, comedian and director (The IT Crowd, Submarine, Gadget Man, The Double) is interviewed by Krishnan Guru Murthy on Channel 4 News about his new book, in which he effectively interviews himself.

You can find out more info about his book, Ayoade on Ayoade, here.

Check out the interview below:

Be Lucky – The Who (New Track 2014)

be-luckyBe Lucky is the first new track from one of the best rock bands of all time, The Who, who were formed in 1964 by Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and the late Keith Moon, and it leads ahead of their new 42-track double CD compilation, Who Hits 50, and yes, it sounds like it should’ve had 50 hits on it, but it’s 50 years since they formed, of course.

Check out the full track listing.

As for the song, I’m not particularly sold on it on first listen. It’s no Substitute, My Generation or Baba O’Riley, for example, but maybe it’ll grow on me. What do you reckon to it?

The track was produced by Dave Eringa, who is best known for his work with the Manic Street Preachers, Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey. It was recorded at the end of the summer at British Grove and Yellowfish Studios, and long-time Who live players Zak Starkey (son of Ringo Starr), on drums, plus Pino Palladino on bass with the keyboards played by ex-Style Council’s Mick Talbot. Following their ongoing support for Teenage Cancer charities, the royalties from Be Lucky are going to Teen Cancer America, a charity founded in 2011 by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.

Who Hits 50 is out on November 3rd, and will coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary tour of the same name, starting in Glasgow on November 30th and ending at The O2 Arena in London on December 18th.

Check out the full track listing of Who Hits 50 here, and listen to the track below:

Video Games Charts (All formats) – week ending October 18th 2014

week ending October 18th 2014In this week’s all-formats video games charts for week ending October 18th 2014, there are three new entries for The Evil Within, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and F1 2014, which seems rather late in the day for the 2014 Formula 1 season.

    1 (1) FIFA 15 (EA Sports)
    2 (-) The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks)
    3 (-) Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (2K Games)
    4 (3) Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros Interactive) (review)
    5 (4) Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft)
    6 (2) Alien Isolation (Sega)
    7 (6) Destiny (Activision) (review)
    8 (5) Driveclub (Sony)
    9 (10) Minecraft: PS3 Edition (Sony)
    10 (-)

Maleficent and Northern Soul plus more new Blu-ray & DVDs out October 20th 2014

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Maleficent tells the tale of Sleeping Beauty, told from the perspective of the titular villain, played by Angelina Jolie, looking at the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse young Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora.

As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realises that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

Also starring Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley, Brenton Thwaites, Peter Capaldi, Miranda Richardson, Imelda Staunton, Sam Riley and Lesley Manville, Maleficent is released now on all formats…

However, like last week’s Edge of Tomorrow, a 3D version was made out of the 2D version, but the film was NOT shot in 3D, so DO NOT pay extra for the 3D version. Maleficent was also shown on IMAX screens, despite none of it being shot in IMAX! What a con!

UK Top 100 Music chart summary & my views w/e October 25th 2014

mu251014Staying at No.1, in the UK Top 100 Music Chart w/e October 25th 2014, is Meghan Trainor with All About That Bass. Please, someone, tell me – this ‘song’ is a joke, yes?

There are two Top 10 new entries and one chart entry: One Direction at No.3 with Steal My Girl, then it’s No.10 for Eminem feat. Sia with Guts Over Fear. I’m not a huge Eminem fan, but Sia is always worth a listen in my book.

The chart entry comes from the godawful The Vamps feat. Shawn Mendes who go from No.46 to No.9 with Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart).

Thankfully, the BBC’s self-congratulatory back-slipping “God Only Knows” shite drops from No.20 to No.38.

You can hear the Eminem & Sia track here:

Cold in July on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

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Cold in July is set in East Texas, 1989, and while that part of the world still has the delights of Bros and Stock Aitken And Waterman to encounter, Richard Dane (Michael C Hall) finds an intruder in his house, after being woken up by wife Ann (Vinessa Shaw), who was previously woken up by something being smashed. By accident, he shoots and kills the person, resulting in their brains splattered all over the wall behind them, and leaving the couple in deep shock.

Early on, it gets a bit like Cape Fear when the convict father of the dead lad, Ben Russel (Sam Shepard), keeps turning up to silently harrass Dane and his family, with it looking to the police like he’s just going about his daily business. Thankfully, though, this is only a small part of it, so just when I thought it might possibly be about to derail itself, it quickly gets back on track (ooh, two train references in one sentence!)

Flatline – Doctor Who: Series 8 Episode 9 – The DVDfever Review

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flatline

Flatline finds the Doctor and Clara having to step out of a TARDIS which has made the blue box about 50% of its original size. With Clara wanting to get back to her classroom, and them both stuck in Bristol for no apparent reason, thus 120 miles from where they need to be, the Doctor insists: “Could you not just let me enjoy this moment of *not* knowing something? It happens so rarely.”

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