Shamed – The DVDfever Review – Channel 4 drama

Shamed
Shamed is a one-off “What’s going on?” drama, where one minute, we see Nathan (Nick Blood, above) happy with fiancee Julia (Tanya Fear), and the next, he’s locked up in a small, red room; waking up and seemingly drugged, and unable to escape. What happened? It’s certainly not quite the stag party he was expecting…

I won’t go into any more detail than I witnessed in the trailer, but with Nathan locked away, and Sarah (Faye Marsay) on the other side, controlling what’s going on, it feels like some sort of sick, twisted fantasy for her, as she’s screwing with his mind. Presumably, he’s done something to require being named and shamed, but what?

The Clapper – Trailer 1 – Amanda Seyfried

The Clapper The Clapper looks like such a ridiculously stupid premise, about a man called Eddie (Ed Helms), whose job as a clapper in television is destroyed by 15 minutes of fame, since he pops up on every show and everyone wants to know who he is.

Okay, so there are some people out there, somewhere, especially on The Wright Stuff, where you get the same people in the audience day in day out, but in this case, Ed’s character comes across like he’s stalking Judy (Amanda Seyfried), which is weird. Even more weird is that she likes this!

The Clapper doesn’t yet have a UK or US release date.

Writer/Director: Dito Montiel
Also stars: Leah Remini, Adam Levine, Brenda Vaccaro, Russell Peters, Tracy Morgan, PJ Byrne

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

Annihilation – Trailer 1 – Natalie Portman

Annihilation
Annihilation centres around a biologist (Natalie Portman, simply known as The Biologist, like everyone else in the cast when it comes to their profession), who signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply.

In an alien-style world and landscape, I was reminded of 2016’s Arrival, in terms of weirdness going on. However, I really enjoyed that, while writer/director Alex Garland’s Ex-Machina left me wanting.

This full trailer? It looks like Alien meets Jurassic Park. Hmm…

Annihilation is released in the UK on February 23rd, 2018.

Director: Alex Garland
Screenplay: Alex Garland (based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer)
Also stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez, Sonoya Mizuno, Benedict Wong, Tuva Novotny, Cosmo Jarvis

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

The 15:17 To Paris – Trailer 1 – Clint Eastwood

The 15:17 To Paris The 15:17 to Paris is a forthcoming movie based by Clint Eastwood and written by Dorothy Blyskal, about three American soldiers who discover a terrorist plot on a Paris-bound train. They are Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos , and they portray themselves in this.

The trailer doesn’t really make me desire to go and see this, but in any event, it has drawn criticism for Eastwood turning a 5-minute event into a whole feature film. Sounds rather like the dire Sully: Miracle on the Horizon.

The 15:17 To Paris embarks on its journey on February 9th, 2018.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Screenplay: Dorothy Blyskal (based on the autobiography The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes by Jeffrey E Stern, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos)
Also stars: Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer, Bryce Gheisar, Thomas Lennon.

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

Ataribox is dead before it’s born

Ataribox
Ataribox was due to become available for pre-order from today, even though – despite some pictures of the first prototypes, back in September (and in this post) – we’ve still no-idea what we’re pre-ordering!

Today, they announced an update:

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi – A Mix Of Dark And Light – The DVDfever Cinema Review

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi treads a very well-worn path: The First Order want to obliterate the Resistance out of existence, and the Resistance don’t really want that, and have to fight back.

If I said I was really excited about The Last Jedi prior to watching this, I’d be lying. I was disappointed with The Force Awakens. I did enjoy Rogue One, but obviously, we won’t be getting any more of their story. What was annoying me most before I saw it? That’s it’s so damn long. TFA could easily have had 30 mins cut out of its 135-min running time. This is 152 mins. Ridiculous. Still, at least it’s not Spider-Man or Wonder Woman, which were both long and mostly dull. Justice League was fun, though.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Nintendo Switch – The DVDfever Review

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is out now on Nintendo Switch and there are now about 16 different versions of the game available. I played it for about 90 hours on the PS3 and didn’t even complete it. You can also get this title for Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, PC and even a new VR version for the PS4. There have been endless mods, to the point where I could no longer count that high and people have spent scores of hours on this beast of a game.

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi leads the new cinema releases and trailers December 15th 2017

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last JediThis week, there are FOUR new films out for you to choose from: sci-fi sequel for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, prison brawling in Shot Caller, a family mystery in The Unseen, and what’s in the bag in… The Bag?

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is coming to a cinema near you tomorrow, and the poster in this post pays tribute to Carrie Fisher, placing her right in the centre.

The film is directed by Looper and Breaking Bad‘s Rian Johnson. And starring Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford… maybe. Then next May will see the Young Han Solo movie. Then Episode IX will follow in Christmas 2019.

Carrie: Limited Edition on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

Carrie

Carrie is out now in a special Limited Edition Blu-ray release, and opens with a particular scene in a girl’s locker room which you definitely wouldn’t see today (which wasn’t in that form for the remakes, but check out the extras about that), but life’s bad enough when you’re the classmate no-one wants to be friends with, and then you hit upon an emergency which causes all them just to poke fun like bullies, who are very pig-unfriendly.

New Blu-ray and DVD releases December 11th 2017

New Blu-ray and DVD releases December 11th 2017 New Blu-ray and DVD releases December 11th 2017 are as follows:

    78/52 (Alfred Hitchcock) (DVD)
    Ajin: Demi-human: Complete Series (Blu-ray Collector’s Edition)
    Alice in the Cities (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Atomic Blonde (Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray and DVD)
    Carrie (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
    Chicago PD Season 4 (DVD)
    Chicago PD Seasons 1-4 (DVD)
    Culture Club: Live at Wembley (Blu-ray + DVD + CD)
    Dimension W: Complete Series (Blu-ray Collector’s Edition)
    Eureka Seven: Part 2 (Blu-ray Box Set)
    Game of Thrones Season 7 (Blu-ray, Blu-ray Steelbook and DVD)
    Game of Thrones: Complete Seasons 1-7 (Blu-ray and DVD)
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