Gunpowder: The Complete Series – The DVDfever Review – Kit Harington

Gunpowder

Gunpowder is centred around the 1605 Gunpowder plot, as Guy Fawkes wants to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

However, this three-parter begins in 1603, at which point Elizabeth I has died, and James I has taken over, although it doesn’t take long before everyone wants HIM dead, too… as if any further replacements would be an improvement.

Kate Leaver vs Rupert Meyers – who’s right?

Kate Leaver
Kate Leaver is a journalist who states she met another journalist, Rupert Myers – who until this week wrote for GQ, amongst other publications.

I’ll add at this point, that this post contains strong language, but it reflects what has been said online.

She tweeted on Thursday that she went out with him for a drink, assuming it would be “friendly”. She alleges she wasn’t interested in him, and that he said he didn’t want to be mates and continued

The Death of Stalin leads the new cinema releases and trailers October 20th 2017

The Death of StalinThis week, there are TWELVE new films out for you to choose from: Armando Iannucci brings us a new comedy in The Death of Stalin, a female student tries to solve her own murder in Happy Death Day, Gerard Butler tries to save the world from itself in Geostorm, there’s Oscars in the offing for My Little Pony: The Movie, Chadwick Boseman tells the story of Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, Vince Vaughn has a Brawl in Cell Block 99, there are important documentaries in Dina and Unrest, there’s an intriguing Zambian-set tale in I Am Not a Witch, a gang of teens head for a concert in Access All Areas, there’s a tale of revenge in Bad Day for the Cut, and if you like BBC’s Planet Earth, there’s Earth: One Amazing Day.

Movie Charts UK and US week ending October 15th 2017

Movie Charts UK and US week ending October 15th 2017This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending October 15th 2017 are as follows:

Churchill on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review – Brian Cox

Churchill

Churchill… Winston Churchill… like Solo… Han Solo… and Bond… James Bond…

Okay, let’s be serious for a moment.

Churchill probably sounded like a great idea on paper. Wartime movies are sprinkling their way through the cinema schedules of late, so inbetween Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Gary Oldman’s Oscar/BAFTA-contender The Darkest Hour, someone thought: Brian Cox is around the same age that Churchill was in 1944, so let’s get Brian Cox to chew the scenery like Churchill chewed cigars.

The Party on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

The Party

The Party is an invite I’d not accepted until now… yes, that’s a lame joke with which to introduce a review for a comedy from Pink Panther collaborators Blake Edwards and Peter Sellers which was consistently funny almost from start to finish.

Sellers takes the lead as Indian actor Hrundi V Bakshi, who we first meet when he’s fired from a film set after he inadvertently causes a ruckus. Due to a mix-up, he’s invited to the director’s party, a man who’s invited so many people that he seems completely oblivious to the fact that he’s allowed in the one man he wouldn’t want to see again in a million years.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Single Player Trailer

Star Wars Battlefront 2

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is coming to consoles and PC on November 17th and, in a presentation brought to us by the uber-hot Janina Gavankar, who takes the role of Commander Iden Versio, the game features a brand new storyline that bridges the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

There’ll be a single-player campaign this time round – for which there’s a trailer released today, and overall there’ll be more than three times the content, with features including more of a skill facility to the weapons, plus the ability to build up points and spend them on new weapons etc to fight within the game.

Rogue Trooper Redux on PC – The DVDfever Review

Rogue Trooper Redux

Rogue Trooper Redux reminds me that Rogue Trooper happens to be one of my all time favourite characters from 2000AD alongside Dredd, Slaine and Nemesis the Warlock. I purchased the original game on its day of release back in 2006 for the PC and recently sourced a copy for my PS2, since I enjoy it that much.

A Man Called Ove on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove portrays Rolf Lassgård in the titular role as the grumpiest of grumpy old men, not understanding why he can’t get one bunch of flowers for 35krone, simply because he has a voucher that states two bunches are 70kr. I’ve seen that happen before in shops, so clearly this man’s trials are ones with whom we can all sympathise.

It doesn’t take long for this very socially and emotionally awkward man, before we get to those irritants of mine, such as smokers dropping fag butts on the ground, Audi drivers (“Four zeroes on the bonnet, and one behind the wheel!”) as well as any car owner who simply can’t park their vehicles properly… plus a little yappy dog which he refers to as “a hairy winter boot with eyes”.

Earth Atlantis on Nintendo Switch – The DVDfever Review

Earth Atlantis
Earth Atlantis is out now on the Nintendo Switch, and the unit, itself, seems to be a changing console. With third party games coming at a fast rate and even the inclusion of some more adult-orientated titles, we may finally be seeing the ‘Switch’ Nintendo had to do.

The new game is one which seems to have slipped relatively under the radar, but will go down as a bit of a cult classic like Gradius (although this isn’t a carbon copy).

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