The Ark – characters talkling in broad Mancunian accents – led by David Threlfall, children defying their parents and gallivanting the night away, and the whole thing filmed in a 2.35:1 cinemascope-style widescreen ratio to make it look like a biblical epic. Yes, The Ark had it all… all those things you never asked for. […]
Coalition – The DVDfever Review
Coalition is a Channel 4 drama based on the week following the 2010 UK general election, as Labour came to the end of a chequered 13-year term in government, with the Tories snapping at their heels. It begins during the time of the first leaders’ debate, but we don’t get to see them actually doing […]
Fortitude Episode 10 – The DVDfever Review
Fortitude Episode 10 begins with Henry enjoying the only thing you can enjoy about this dire series – the snowy hilltops on a clear day, as he listens to his old-fangled Sony Walkman. Lorcan Cranitch from Cracker is trying to get hold of Morton and we learn, as he calls the man’s phone and it […]
La Couchette – Inside No.9 Series 2 Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review
La Couchette, the first episode of series 2 of Inside No.9, wasn’t just looking at who lives at No.9, but more specifically, 9A, 9B and so on up until 9F, since it took place in the 2nd class compartment of a sleeper train going overnight from Paris to Bourg-St-Maurice. Naturally, everyone wants a good night’s […]
The Drop on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review
The Drop is set in a bar in Brooklyn, where everyone effects a ‘New Yoik’ accent, regardless of whether they’re the late, great James Gandolfini, or London-born Tom Hardy. It starts with a group commiserating the disappearance of their friend, Richie Whelan, a man who went missing ten years earlier – with the cops still […]
Mike Leigh will helm the fifth film in the Transformers series which will be produced from a script written by Ehren Kruger, who wrote Transformers: Age of Extinction, which took us back to 65billion years ago and the age of dinosaurs.
The fifth entry in the series, subtitled Rise of the Northerners, will take us back to Manchester, in 1984, during the time of the Miners’ Strike, and whereas Pride told the tale of Mark Ashton and Dominic West taking umbrage against the closure of the coal mines in Wales and everywhere else – while being based in London, Kruger’s script will tell the true story of how Optimus Prime and Megatron – voiced by Christopher Eccleston and Arthur Scargill respectively – will break out of the ground, from underneath Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester Town Centre, bash seven shades of shinola out of each other, and then fly over to Wales where they’ll first confront Margaret Thatcher over a cup of coffee, which naturally fails to resolve things.
This weekend there are five new films out for you to choose from: never ending driving franchise in Fast And Furious 7, a comedy which looks good but has been censored – The DUFF, uncensored comedy in Kidnapping Freddy Heineken, plus drama in While We’re Young and The Water Diviner.
Fast and Furious 7 (aka Furious 7), continues the series that will never end until they’re all pushing up daisies, and this time round, Ian Shaw (Jason Statham) seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his crew for the death of his brother.
I’ve yet to see one of these films in full, and quite frankly, the trailer is enough for me. There’s a scene that takes up half the trailer which is actually quite amusing, but do I need to pay £10 to see that again, plus 2 hours of all the cast standing around talking? I don’t think so.
Furious 7 also stars Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Lucas Black, Vin Diesel, Ronda Rousey, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Jordana Brewster, Iggy Azalea, Djimon Hounsou, Nathalie Emmanuel, Tony Jaa, Tyrese Gibson and is released in the UK on April 3rd 2015.
Check out the trailer below which tells us that the film will be available in IMAX… not that it’ll be filmed that way. I’m surprised they don’t fake a 3D print at the same time:
The D Train stars Jack Black as Dan Landsman, the head of a high school reunion committee, who travels to Los Angeles to track down the most popular guy from his graduating class – Oliver Lawless (James Marsden) – and convince him to go to the reunion, once he learned that he’s rich and famous.
Oddly, this film has two directors – Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul - which is rarely a good sign.
The D Train also stars Jeffrey Tambor and is out on May 8th in the US, but there’s no UK release date yet. It does look pretty good, though.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
Jess Glynne goes straight in at No.1 with Hold My Hand, in the UK Top 100 Music Chart w/e April 4th 2015, and it’s another engaging slice of dance pop. Groovy!
As such, Sam Smith and John Legend drop to No.6 with Lay Me Down, and if one vomit-inducing song from the pair of them didn’t make you hurl lung butter, then two surely will… Oh, but it’s all for charideeee as it’s for Comic Relief 2015.
And there are no other new entries in the Top 10 this week.
RIP to Chris Hardman, aka Lil’ Chris, with Checking It Out below:
Mad Max: Fury Road is the resurrection of the franchise which saw Mel Gibson depict Max Rockatansky in the trilogy from the latest 70s to the mid-80s. The first two films were great, but the third was a bit rubbish. And now a new international trailer has been released and these trailers are getting better and better! Let’s hope the finish product is as great!
And now, a second official trailer has been released.
This time round, it’s Tom Hardy in the driving seat, and it’s an apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order.
There’s Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.
Mad Max: Fury Road is again directed by George Miller, who also co-writes, and it also stars Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoë Kravitz and Nicholas Hoult, and it’s due for release on May 15th 2015.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-sized image:
Masterminds stars Zach Galifianakis as David, a night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.
Also starring Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Kate McKinnon and is directed by Jared Hess, this trailer gave me several big laughs so here’s hoping the film itself does the same and that they haven’t just crammed everything into the trailer.
Masterminds is released in the UK on August 7th.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
The Ark – characters talkling in broad Mancunian accents – led by David Threlfall, children defying their parents and gallivanting the night away, and the whole thing filmed in a 2.35:1 cinemascope-style widescreen ratio to make it look like a biblical epic.
Yes, The Ark had it all… all those things you never asked for. It started at 8.30pm. Well, in the loosest sense of the word. In fact, it never actually felt like it got started. All of Noah’s children had the dream of the present day which was to own their own house… except in olden times with desolate landsccapes and no estate agents, you actually had to build it. A roof was an optional extra.