We’ll Never Have Paris leads the new cinema releases & trailers – w/e October 9th 2015

We'll Never Have Paris This weekend there are eight new films out for you to choose from: comedy in We’ll Never Have Paris and Addicted To Fresno, period drama in Suffragette, horror in Regression, horror/comedy in Cooties, alleged comedy in Leading Lady, alleged horror in A Haunting In Cawdor, and finally, a country-wide release for The Walk.

We’ll Never Have Paris

Quinn (Simon Helberg) is a man who’s wanting to propose to his long-term girlfriend, Devon (Melanie Lynskey), but the right moment never quite comes around and amongst flying to Paris to win back the girl he thinks is “the one”, he also inadvertently draws the attention of tall, blonde model Kelsey (Maggie Grace).

Also starring Alfred Molina and Zachary Quinto, this is a classic example of a film which doesn’t sound like a lot to shout about from the premise, but turns out to be a very funny trailer indeed and I hope the rest of the film follows suit.

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

The 12 Games of Christmas: a Retro Review Kickstarter

the-12-games-of-christmas The 12 Games of Christmas is a new Kickstarter project from Matt Heald, aka Retro Review, where he’s looking to spread Christmas gaming nostalgia around the world with retro-inspired cards, shirts and more.

Matt had the idea a few years ago when a friend of his bought him a retro game for Christmas and it made him feel like a kid again, restoring those treasured memories any videogame fan gets when delving back into their favourite games of years gone by.

By backing Matt, you’ll be able to secure one or more of 12 great designs as a Christmas card, T-shirt, sweater, signed art print and much more. Designs include Christmas-themed variations on Super Mario Bros, Metroid Prime and Bubble Bobble. Plus, you can even commission a custom design for your favourite 8-bit game!

The 12 Games of Christmas is looking to raise £1500 by Monday November 2nd.

Check out the The 12 Games of Christmas Kickstarter page, visit Matt’s Retro Review page on Facebook, click on the above image for the full-size version, and also watch the video below:

Elite Dangerous – Xbox One version available now

elite-dangerous Elite Dangerous is less a game and more an experience to behold, especially when I’m playing it on my 50″ Plasma TV (although I wish my TV also did 4K, since the game can on PC), and now it’s available for Xbox One users.

Elite Dangerous brings gaming’s original open-world adventure to Xbox One with all 400 billion stars of the Milky Way re-created at their full galactic proportions, an evolving player-driven narrative and fully connected multiplayer experience.

Laser IMAX – format of the future? – Kermode Uncut

Laser IMAX Laser IMAX is a format I’m very excited about, generally because I love a big film showing in IMAX that’s been shot with IMAX cameras (or at least partially in IMAX), but while most recent modern films are shot in digital IMAX, they only have a widescreen aspect ratio that opens up to around 1.89:1, while IMAX footage shot on film can open right up to 1.44:1 – but that’s only as long as the cinema supports it.

For example, my favourite IMAX cinema (as I live oop North) is the Odeon Manchester Printworks. It’s capable of showing films in 1.44:1 and is also the second largest IMAX screen in Europe (second after the BFI in London). As such, it was one of just FOUR cinemas chosen to screen Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar in 70mm IMAX, an experience which is forever burnt into my retina because, as good as the subsequent Blu-ray release is, that version can only open up to 1.78:1 (16:9) for those scenes, so outside of a cinema I will never see its true majesty again (and I really want to see the extended version with an extra 12 minutes of IMAX footage).

Momentum – Official Trailer – Olga Kurylenko, James Purefoy

momentum Momentum is a new action-thriller starring Bond girl Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) as the ultimate femme fatale, who is joined by James Purefoy (Solomon Kane, John Carter) in this film directed by Stephen Campanelli, from Signature Entertainment.

A gripping thriller set in the labyrinth of Cape Town, South Africa, Momentum follows the fallout after a seemingly meticulously planned heist goes seriously wrong. Beautiful, ruthless criminal Alex Faraday (Kurylenko) is forced to go on the run, and after witnessing one of her comrades being brutally murdered discovers her problems are only just beginning.

Asthma – Official Trailer #1 – Krysten Ritter

asthma Asthma stars Benedict Samuel as hero of the piece Gus, who steals a white Rolls Royce, then meets up with Ruby (Krysten Ritter), a stunning tattoo artist he’s always had a thing for, who joins him.

The misfits escape the city and into nature, sharing a joint, wondering why things used to be so much cooler in the ’70s. The billing states that “Asthma is a modern romance that explores addiction in a fresh and honest way”, and how “She warns him not to fall in love with her, but the higher you are the harder you fall”, which rather undersells it as it looks like a great movie.

The film also stars Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Goran Visnjic, Iggy Pop and Jerry Zucker.

Asthma is released in the US on October 23rd, but doesn’t yet have a UK date.

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

Bone Tomahawk – Official Trailer #1 – Kurt Russell

bone-tomahawk Bone Tomahawk is the weirdest name for a film I’ve come across in a long time, but it’s about four men, who set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers.

From first-time director, S Craig Zahler, the cast is a lot more well-known and is comprised of Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Sean Young, Lili Simmons, Matthew Fox, David Arquette, Kathryn Morris, Michael Paré and Richard Jenkins.

As for when Bone Tomahawk is out, that’s an interesting question as it’s due for release in the US on October 23rd, with a UK date confirmed on FilmDates as December 11th. It certainly looks interesting, so I definitely want to check this out.

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

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 – Final trailer

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 is soon upon us and now, finally, we have the final, final trailer. After days of a teaser here, a film clip there, there’s now a final trailer. FINALLY!!!

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 brings the story of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) to a close, and after being symbolised as the “Mockingjay”, she and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol and the dastardly President Snow (Donald Sutherland).

The first film and Catching Fire were worth a look, but Mockingjay Part 1 really felt lacking for me. I hope this finale makes up for that. At least this trailer shows The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 will be a damn sight better than Part 1.

The Walk IMAX 3D – The DVDfever Cinema Review


the-walk The Walk tells the real-life tale of Philippe Petit, a high-wire walker who sets himself increasingly challenging goals, culminating in 1974 with walking across a wire that’s stretched between the top of the North and South towers of the newly-built World Trade Center.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes the lead as Petit, narrating the entire movie in flashback whilst stood on and around the flame of the Statue of Liberty (I do hope that’s CGI!), and with an accent that’s a bit dodgy, but no less so than the Czech attempt by Ben Kingsley as his mentor, Papa Rudy (making the second film in two days where I’d seen Mr Kingsley as a mentor, following The Physician). Still, put that all to one side and you have a biographical film that feels longer than it needs to be at times, but which is also thorough enough so that nothing is missed out. Hence, it’s a thin line to tread between the two (to bring in a tightrope metaphore).

The Physician on DVD – The DVDfever Review



The Physician is set in the 11th Century, at a time when modern day hospitals are way off and the great unwashed have to rely on travelling barbes with poor knowledge. Meanwhile, an NHS, of sorts, is getting underway on the other side of the world.

In a family with 3 children, their mother dies and the eldest, Rob, is left to fend for himself after his only chance of another family refuse him for being too old to be cared for. Wanting to learn how to heal the sick, he chases after the latest barber, played by Stellan Skarsgård, who offers nonsense health solutions such as kidney ash to solve kidney problems, or to solve forgetfulness, just tie the dried tongue of a hooper bird around your neck.


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