Movie Charts – UK & US – w/e May 24th 2015

May 24th 2015This week’s Movie Chart for the UK w/e May 24th 2015 is as follows:

Search Party and San Andreas lead the new cinema releases & trailers – w/e May 29th 2015

search-partyThis weekend there are six new films out for you to choose from: comedy in Search Party, action in San Andreas, romantic comedy in Results, John Lennon-inspired comedy in Danny Collins, medieval action in Sword of Vengeance, and alleged comedy in Man Up.

Search Party simply describes itself as “a pair of friends embark on a mission to reunite their pal with the woman he was going to marry.”

However, starring Alison Brie, Krysten Ritter, Thomas Middleditch, Shannon Woodward, Lance Reddick and TJ Miller (Mark Wahlberg’s hippy friend from Transformers: Age of Extinction who got turned to stone), it actually looks very funny and worth a watch.

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

Jermaine Beckford video – hands young fan replacement Playoff Final shirt

jermaine-beckfordJermaine Beckford is a footballer currently with Preston North End, having been on loan from Bolton Wanderers and, since I don’t follow football, then before last week, I wouldn’t know him from Adam.

However, on Monday, I was disgusted to see the footage from a football match on Sunday when he took off his shirt and kindly chucked it over to a group of young boys… not because of anything he did, but because of the woman who wasn’t even in the ‘catching zone’ and, some time after the initial tussle between the lads, with the one in yellow winning, she waded in and snatched it off them!

San Andreas – The DVDfever Cinema Review

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San Andreas stars Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) as Rainier Wolfcastle, aka Ray.

He’s a maverick helicopter rescue pilot, rescuing helicopters in danger all around the area where they have that San Andreas fault thing. Occasionally, he also helps damsels in distress, starting with a girl whose car careers down a mountainside through no fault of her own. It’s a scene which tells us how tough and resourceful and maverick Ray is, even though I really wanted that girl to die a la the opening of Cliffhanger, on the sole basis that she kept using her mobile instead of paying attention to the road, before heading down the rocky mountain way.

Point Break 2015 – Reimagined Featurette

point-breakPoint Break 2015 is coming soon, and today, a new “Point Break: Reimagined featurete” has been released.

The original is one of my all-time favourite action films, focusing on FBI agent Johnny Utah who goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers-cum-surfers, known as the Ex-Presidents (because of the masks they wear). It’s a pile of tosh but there’s chemistry between Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayze, plus great support from Gary Busey and John C McGinley, aka Perry in Scrubs. It’s such an iconic movie, too; a boys’ own action adventure… so it’s even more surprising that the director was female – Kathryn Bigelow, who later went on to direct the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker, even though I thought it was mostly dull.

But in this age of remakes, occasionally, they’ll try and redo the classic (hell, even Psycho couldn’t escape that treatment!)

SunTrap Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review

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SunTrap – there’s a reason this is on at 10.45pm. Most people have gone to bed, so they’ll be able to easily avoid it.

I had to learn from the description online, that Kayvan Novak‘s character, Woody, is an undercover reporter on the run after uncovering a plot which goes right to the heart of the British establishment. And there was me thinking the whole show was just an exercise for him to frequently dress up (slightly) and put on a succession of dodgy accents that we experienced almost ten years ago in Fonejacker when, for on hearing them the first time, they were funny. Many times later, they’re not funny fat all.

The Affair Episode 4 – The DVDfever Review

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the-affairThe Affair Episode 4 begins with Noah and Alison on a boat together, for reasons I won’t bore you with, but just before they get to chat after he buys a coffee.. an old friend of hers goes up to chat to her, so he keeps his distance. Still, what about the bit just before when an idiot bumps into him, causing him to spill boiling hot coffee all down his shirt, which he somehow casually ignores??

While going clothes shopping, they almost get it together again (in his mind) but get disturbed by the assistant. Outside, they behave like an old couple, yet how come he can spend so much time away from his wife and family? She gives him the impression she’s very promiscuous, which is a bizarre conversation to have when they’re talking about whether or not their parents are dead.

Point Break 2015 – Official Trailer and Poster

point-breakPoint Break is one of my all-time favourite action films, focusing on FBI agent Johnny Utah who goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers-cum-surfers, known as the Ex-Presidents (because of the masks they wear). It’s a pile of tosh but there’s chemistry between Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayze, plus great support from Gary Busey and John C McGinley, aka Perry in Scrubs. It’s such an iconic movie, too; a boys’ own action adventure… so it’s even more surprising that the director was female – Kathryn Bigelow, who later went on to direct the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker, even though I thought it was mostly dull.

But in this age of remakes, occasionally, they’ll try and redo the classic (hell, even Psycho couldn’t escape that treatment!)

For Point Break 2015, the surfers are now extreme sports athletes, but Utah still has to infiltrate Bodhi’s gang, whilst also banging his girlfriend, Tyler (Teresa Palmer).

Still, at least we’ve got big names for this one, right?

Savage Road – New Mad Max videogame Story Trailer

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Savage Road is the latest trailer to be released for the forthcoming Mad Max game.

Mad Max is best known as a trilogy of films from 1979 to 1985, even though only the first two were really any good, with Mel Gibson as the titular hero in a post-apocalyptic landscape, the kind of thing also seen last year in Bounty Killer.

Last year, the Magnum Opus trailer was released, and now we have the Savage Road Story trailer.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks cancelled after 19 years

never-mind-the-buzzcocksNever Mind The Buzzcocks was a fantastic quiz show when it began, in November 1996.

It had the sarcasm from Mark Lamarr, the dry and bizarre wit from Sean Hughes, and the ever-reliable Phill Jupitus, who played it more straight than the others, but still held his own.

First to leave, after 10 series and six-and-a-half years, was Sean, to continue with his stand-up comedy. I really missed him from that show but I couldn’t blame him for moving on. He was replaced by Bill Bailey, who a lot of people really like, but he’s too surreal for my tastes. Like Ross Noble, he’s best digested in ten-minute chunks, not an entire show on his tour. Bailey jumped after Series 21 to be replaced by Noel Fielding, but I’m not a huge fan of him, either.

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