Video Games Charts (All formats) – week ending May 16th 2015

week ending May 16th 2015In this week’s video games charts, week ending May 16th 2015, there are two new entries.

    1 (1) Project Cars
    2 (-) Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (Bethesda)
    3 (2) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games) (review)
    4 (3) Mortal Kombat X (Warner Bros)
    5 (-) Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix)
    6 (4) FIFA 15 (EA Sports)
    7 (6) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision) (review)
    8 (5) Dying Light (Warner Bros Interactive)
    9 (10) Destiny (Activision) (review)
    10 (7) Battlefield Hardline (EA Games) (review)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Official Trailer #1

the-scorch-trialsMaze Runner: The Scorch Trials is the second chapter in the “Maze Runner” saga, where Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

The film also stars Nathalie Emmanuel, Katherine McNamara, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aidan Gillen, Kaya Scodelario, Giancarlo Esposito, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, plus Six Feet Under‘s Patricia Clarkson and Lili Taylor.

I wasn’t wholly sold on the first one, but as they realise that, unlike Highlander, there isn’t just one… maze, that is. And so the scene is set.

Now let’s just hope that Fox don’t cut this sequel to shreds to get a 12-cert!

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is released in the UK on September 18th.

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

Steve Jobs – Official First Look – Michael Fassbender

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Steve Jobs is the man who used to run Apple until his untimely death on October 5th 2011. Apple sell you a load of overpriced junk which you really don’t need. I mean, Apple watches? The same goes for all the other companies selling you the same tripe.

But the official blurb for the movie states: His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO of Apple inc. Steven Paul Jobs.

And who’s playing him? Michael Fassbender, with other cast members including Kate Winslet, Sarah Snook, Jeff Daniels and Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The film is directed by Danny Boyle.

I’ve never bought an Apple product as I’m an Android fan, but I’m curious to see how this all pans out.

Steve Jobs is released in UK cinemas on November 13th.

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

LEGO Dimensions: Back To The Future – Live Action Trailer

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LEGO Dimensions! With Christopher Lloyd! Great Scott!!

What is LEGO Dimensions?

When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO worlds, different characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and The LEGO Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle bravely jump into the vortex and quickly find themselves fighting to save all of LEGO humanity.

COMPETITION – Win Drone on DVD!

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DVDfever.co.uk and Spectrum have teamed up to give you a chance to win a copy of Drone on DVD directed by directed by Tonje Hessen Schei.

There are 3 DVDs to be won!

Drone is a new documentary directed by award-winning female director Tonje Hessen Schei, and released by Spectrum.

A profound and at times terrifying insight in to the world of drone warfare, Drone offers unprecedented access to those with first-hand experience in one of the most controversial practices of modern day conflict.

Drone covers diverse and integral ground: from the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the re-definition of “going to war”, to the moral stance of engineers behind the technology, the world leaders giving the secret “green light” to engage in the biggest targeted killing program in history, and the people willing to stand up against the violations of civil liberties and fight for transparency, accountability and justice. This is just the beginning. In the midst of fast advancement of technology and lagging international legislation the film shows how drones change wars and possibly our future.

Tomorrowland and Moomins on the Riviera lead the new cinema releases & trailers – w/e May 22nd 2015

tomorrowlandThis weekend there are eight new films out for you to choose from: sci-fi action in Tomorrowland, cartoon fun in Moomins on the Riviera, French thriller in The New Girlfriend, horror remake in Poltergeist, alleged comedy in The Cobbler, alleged thriller in Return To Sender, vampires attack in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and kids stuff in Dino Time.

Tomorrowland – also known as Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, not that it needs a title extension – is a forthcoming futuristic drama starring George Clooney, and this trailer really sets the scene – moreso than the teaser released last October, especially since I love films which involve time travel, although this looks like it’s just plain bizarre as to what’s going on.

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland“.

Also starring Britt Robertson, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn and Hugh Laurie, and directed by Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Ratatouille, The Incredibles), this looks fascinating and I definitely want to see it.

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

Movie Charts – UK & US – w/e May 17th 2015

May 17th 2015This week’s Movie Chart for the UK w/e May 17th 2015 is as follows:

Pan – Official Trailer #2 – Hugh Jackman

panPan is the story of Peter Pan (Levi Miller), an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny – to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

Hugh Jackman takes the role of Blackbeard, Rooney Mara is Tiger Lily (who plays Bob Geldof’s other children?) and for some reason, Cara Delevingne pops up as a mermaid. The cast also includes Amanda Seyfried, Garrett Hedlund, Nonso Anozie, Paul Kaye, Emerald Fennell, Kathy Burke, Adeel Akhtar, plus Bronson Webb as Steps – what, all five of them?!!

One thing that did seem very bizarre to me, is that the shot of Levi Miller, 24 seconds in, makes him look the spitting image to my six-year-old nephew! I know that comparison will be lost on almost everyone who reads this, but I had to mention it anyway :)

Pan is released in the UK on October 16th, just in time for the finally half-term of 2015.

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

A Most Violent Year on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

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A Most Violent Year stars Inside Llewyn DavisOscar Isaac as Abel Morales, who is a good man, in principle, running a business to supply oil. He’s buying a new facility which will allow him to bring in fuel via the river, so he can buy from any supplier worldwide, and it’s also a place which will allow him to store over ten million gallons of fuel, so he can buy when the price is low and sell when it’s high.

Unfortunately, it’s New York City in 1981 and his tanker drivers are being held up, beaten half to death and then are liberated from their vehicles, meaning they’ll have to be tooled up if they’re to stand a chance.

Rogue Cut – X-Men: Days of Future Past – released July 13th

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Rogue Cut is the version of X-Men: Days of Future Past which the fans have been waiting for, where you get to put on your favourite make-up and a bit of lipstick and… (pardon? …Oh, I see) …Hmm… apparently that’s the ROUGE cut. And there are no plas for a release of that one.

However, what we still have is the Rogue Cut, an alternate, never-before-seen version with nearly 90 minutes of new special features, as well as the theatrical version.

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