The Danish Girl – Official Trailer #1 – Eddie Redmayne

the-danish-girl The Danish Girl is sadly not the tale of a woman in love with a particular tasty pastry-baked product.

Instead, it’s the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Ex Machina‘s Alicia Vikander). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Formerly born in the wrong body, the trailer shows how Lili, as Einar Wegener, realises things aren’t quite what they used to be when his wife paints him as a lady, and that he wants to make the change, literally, and become the first-ever male to have attempted female sex reassignment surgery.

Eddie Redmayne was a powerhouse in the surprisingly so-so The Theory of Everything, and The Danish Girl shows his star to continue to be in the ascendancy, regardless of tripping up with Jupiter Ascending (no pun intended).

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e September 10th 2015

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e September 10th 2015Justin Bieber goes straight in at No.1, in the UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e September 10th 2015, with What Do You Mean?, and dear, oh dear, what the hell is this autotuned toss and who has bought it?

As such, Rachel Platten drops to No.2 with Fight Song, and it’s the most pedestrian and autotuned piece of utter bilge ever to have surfaced from the deepest surface of the bottom of my bottom.

The only other action in the Top 10 is a new entry at No.7 for Demi Lovato with Cool For The Summer.

And with Jimi Hendrix at No.87 in the album charts, at the Atlanta Pop Festival, let’s have a great sample of his music below:

Boy Meets Girl Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review

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Boy Meets Girl may sound like an original idea, bringing transgender characters into a sitcom, with a man falling in love with a trans girl, but a quick search online gives us the 2014 American comedy movie of the same name centred around Ricky, played by Michelle Hendley.

Both the BBC and the US movie studios couldn’t have had the same idea with the same title simultaneously, so perhaps it was like way back in 1991, as both Patrick Bergin and Kevin Costner were about to grace the big screen as Robin Hood, in that order. Everyone remembers the latter movie, but no-one ever admits to watching the first. Rumour has it that all prints from that movie have since been burnt in a deep pit in the Arizona desert. And by “rumour has it”, I mean “I made that up.”

Cradle To Grave Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review

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Cradle to Grave is set in the 1970s, recalling Danny Baker‘s childhood having been based on his autobiography “Going To Sea In A Sieve”, starting off with the man, himself, narrating, but it soon changed to the voice of Laurie Kynaston playing his young self, and with a theme by Squeeze.

His father, Fred (Peter Kay) was a regular Arthur Daley, before Arthur Daley appeared on our screens, wheeling and dealing in all kinda of items which either were or weren’t quick to shift. He worked on the docks but always found a way to make a quick quid or three, shown early on mistaking a tub of booze for a tub of embalming fluid, complete with corpse inside. Oh, please rush me to A&E as my sides have split.

American Ultra leads the new cinema releases & trailers – w/e September 4th 2015

american-ultraThis weekend there are seven new films out for you to choose from: action/drama in American Ultra, comedy in Dope, action in No Escape, alleged action in The Transporter Refueled, indie drama in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, period drama in Miss Julie and godknowswhat in Ricki And The Flash.

American Ultra stars Jesse Eisenberg as Mike Howell, a stoner who is actually a government agent, who is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he’s too well-trained and too high for them to handle.

Also starring Kristen Stewart as his girlfriend Phoebe, plus Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, Monique Ganderton, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo and Bill Pullman, directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis, and this looks like one of those rare things – a comedy that’s actually hilarious!

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

The 5th Wave – Official Trailer #1 – Chloë Grace Moretz

the-5th-wave The 5th Wave is another of those ‘end of the world’ sci-fi dramas, but I do like that sort of nonsense.

Why “The 5th Wave”? Well, the first wave was to take away all our power sources (wot no internet?), then the 2nd was to destroy all towns and cities; The 3rd is to infect as many people as possible with an airborne virus; then the 4th is your standard alien invasion.

And then the 5th wave, which is to take over all human bodies still alive. Yes, you get the feeling they only really needed three of them and they’ve just embelished the number required because five sounds good… except when it refers to the boyband “5ive”.

The only downside is that the billing is very ‘seen it all before’ as it says Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is desperately trying to save her younger brother, and as she prepares for the final wave, she “teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him”. Oh, purlease!

The 5th Wave also stars Liev Schreiber, Nick Robinson, Maria Bello, Ron Livingston and Maika Monroe (The Guest, It Follows) and is released in the UK on January 22nd 2016. Jan and Feb are NOT optimum release dates for non-Oscar/BAFTA contenders as it usually means they suck so much that they couldn’t get a summer release.

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

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson on Nintendo 3DS – The DVDfever Review

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Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is, as its title states a sequel to Senran Kagura. I never played the first game or heard of it so when I was offered the chance to review the game I had to check it out to find out what I was getting myself into. I had no idea if it was a Japanese RPG, a fighting game or a dance rhythm game. As it turns out, it’s a take on the God Of War scrolling fighting game. I got into God Of War on the PSP so the prospect of playing a GOW-style fighting game with improved visuals was right up my street.

The last quirky Japanese game I played was the survival horror Corpse Party. (Man, I enjoyed that game)

Movie Charts UK and US week ending August 30th 2015

Movie Charts UK and US week ending August 30th 2015This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending August 30th 2015 are as follows, starting with the UK Top 10:

Madman Special Edition on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

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Madman begins with tales around the summer camp campfire before bedtime on Halloween, the last one being told by Max (Carl Fredericks) about Madman Marz who quietly killed his family with an axe, was eventually caught by the townfolk and hung from a tree overnight, but the next morning, he had apparently freed himself…

Now, come on, I’m quite sure that as soon as he swung his axe into the neck of his wife, she would’ve screamed so loud it would’ve woke the children. But I’m trying to apply logic to a horror film.

The Trials of Jimmy Rose Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review

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The Trials of Jimmy Rose stars Ray Winstone as the titular character, getting out of jail after he was imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit… no, that was actually The A-Team. In Jimmy’s case, he DID do it, and he got a dozen years for armed robbery.

Getting home, his wife Jackie (Amanda Redman) feels distant from him, not sure if she loves him any more, which is rather a kick in the nuts on your first night out of chokey. He’s shunned by one his children – his son, Joe (Tom Cullen); as well as granddaughter Ellie (Montanna Thompson).

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