Withnail and I: Limited Edition on Blu-ray/DVD dual-format – The DVDfever Review

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Withnail and I is one of those films where everything comes together to make a pivotal point in the world’s film industry, which is so good that, had it not been invented, the world would’ve shifted off its axis. From numerous quotes including, “We’ve gone on holiday by mistake” and “I demand to have some booze!”, to the ill-advised drinking game, where students (generally – and yes, I was one, but I didn’t partake in this) will watch the film and take a drink of whatever Richard E Grant is drinking as he drinks it, which will either result in a prolonged death or a bad tummy.

Play Expo 2014 – The DVDfever Review

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Play Expo 2014Play Expo 2014 is now in its the third year of this event, which is held at EventCity, next to the Trafford Centre (M60 J9 and J10), but it was my first time, with my only previous gaming expo experience being in Wolverhampton at Revival 2013 and Revival 2014.

Play Expo 2014 is a larger event, and I took well in excess of 200 pictures, from arcade titles to retro games and machines, virtual reality, some incredible cosplay costumes, pinball machines, plenty of PS4s and even the DeLorean from Back To The Future!

Avengers: Age of Ultron Official Trailer #1 – Avengers Sequel Movie HD

age-of-ultronAvengers Age of Ultron is the sequel to 2012′s Avengers Assemble, often referred to as Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, just in case anyone might confuse them with the camp performances from Patrick Macnee and Emma Rigg from the ’60s.

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to The Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans…

The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L Jackson, Hayley Atwell, Paul Bettany, Andy Serkis, Stellan Skarsgård, Stan Lee, Don Cheadle, Thomas Kretschmann and Lou Ferrigno as the voice of the Hulk!

Avengers Age of Ultron is written and directed by Joss Whedon and is out on May 1st 2015, and it looks from the trailer like he’s changed the widescreen aspect ratio from 1.85:1 to 2.35:1 since the last film. Obviously, this one will be in 3D again, but will it be shot in 3D, or like Avengers Assemble, will it be filmed in 2D and have the 3D all be done in post-production?

Check out the new trailer below:

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!

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