The Child In Time – The DVDfever Review – Benedict Cumberbatch BBC drama

The Child In Time
The Child in Time is a one-off drama based on Ian McEwan‘s novel, presenting a Madeleine McCann-type situation beginning with Stephen Lewis (Benedict Cumberbatch), in a supermarket, turning his attention from four-year-old daughter Kate away for a second, leaving him completely bereft as he desperately searches for her. She was there one minute, and then gone the next. Where’d she run off to? Or was she taken?

Baywatch: Extended Cut (2017) on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review – Extend your Johnson on Blu-ray!

Baywatch

Baywatch was a classic piece of escapist entertainment back in the day, and forget Pamela Anderson. For me, Erika Eleniak was my Baywatch babe, even if her breasts were similarly fake. Plus, don’t forget Billy Warlock in the brilliant Brian Yuzna horror movie, Society.

When I first heard about this new incarnation, I figured it’d go the way of a tame 12-certificate remake, with a bit of “T ‘n’ A” for the adults and some smutty innuendo that would push it into that certificate and avoid the PG-cert, that in the US is considered box-office death for a non-CGI film. But I was wrong, and it was laden with f-words and designed as a 15-cert movie (or R-rated in the US).

New Blu-ray and DVD releases September 25th 2017

New Blu-ray and DVD releases September 25th 2017 New Blu-ray and DVD releases September 25th 2017 are as follows:

    90210: The Complete Series (DVD)
    A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (DVD)
    An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (Blu-ray)
    Baywatch (2017) (Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray and DVD)
    Blade Runner Special Edition (4K Blu-ray)
    Blazblue: Alter Memory (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    Bride from Hell (Blu-ray)
    Bride of Chucky (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series (DVD – 20th Anniversary Edition)
    Certain Women – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

Isle of Dogs – Trailer 1 – Wes Anderson

Isle of Dogs Isle of Dogs is a new stop-motion animation movie, but from an unlikely source – director Wes Anderson.

Set in a dystopian future Japan where dogs have been outlawed due to a “dog flu” and have been quarantined on a remote island, Isle of Dogs follows, on the eponymous island, five local dogs named Rex (Edward Norton), King (Bob Balaban), Duke (Jeff Goldblum), Boss (Bill Murray) and Chief (Bryan Cranston) who are fed up with their isolated existence until a boy named Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin) who ventures to the island to search for his dog, Spots. Atari receives their help and they will protect him from the Japanese authorities who have come to retrieve him.

Once again, Wes Anderson comes up trumps with a delioursly offbeat movie that’s quite unlike anything I’ve seen from him before.

Peter Rabbit – Trailer 1 – James Corden

Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit is the feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter‘s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

Sadly, however, the lead is taken by James Corden. I don’t know about Americans, but here in the UK, we are sick and bloody tired of him, so I will NOT be watching this. Even two minutes of a trailer is two minutes I won’t get back.

Peter Rabbit is released in the UK on March 16th, 2018, so… just in time for Easter, unsurprisingly. Hmm.. perhaps we can take that opportunity to nail Corden to a cross and crucify him?

Dear America, is there ANYONE who finds James Corden funny? And if so, why?

He’s on TV, adverts and films and I’ve had more laughs at funerals. So, whatever he’s in, if it’s got James Corden – KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIRE!

If I do watch this, I know it’ll be an early contender for the worst film of 2018.

Director: Will Gluck
Also stars: Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne

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

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) – Trailer 2

Murder on the Orient Express Murder on the Orient Express retells Agatha Christie‘s many-told tale with plenty of dodgy cod-French accents, as shown by the trailer, on a lavish train ride, on which unfolds a stylish & suspenseful mystery, it says here, and all in a race for thirteen stranded strangers and one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

And now, a second trailer has been released.

Shot in Panavision Super 70 by Kenneth Branagh – who also plays Detective Hercule Poirot, I saw people raving about the first trailer but I couldn’t see why. It looks more like a TV special than a big-screen movie.

As for this one, since it’s a thriller and I expect the less that’s known about it the better, I’ll post this here, but I’ll pass on watching it myself so everything in the movie is more of a surprise.

The film also stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Miranda Raison, Adam Garcia and Derek Jacobi.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) is released in the UK on November 3rd.

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

The Guardian Brothers – Trailer 1 – Meryl Streep

The Guardian Brothers The Guardian Brothers is a Chinese animation which is getting a Western release but has taken its time in doing so.

There’s a crisis in the Chinese Spirit World – humans don’t believe in gods anymore! A Door God, facing unemployment, ventures into the human world to prove his worth, leading to unexpected encounters and transformations for humans and spirits alike.

If you like CGI films, it might be your bag but it wasn’t for me. It has a large cast, including Meryl Streep, but a fairly predictable cast for a big release.

Director: Gary Wang
Screenplay: Dan Edelstein, Terrence Stone, Gary Wang
Also stars: Mike Birbiglia, Mel Brooks, Dan Fogler, Nicole Kidman, Edward Norton, Bella Thorne

The Guardian Brothers hasn’t yet got a UK release date, but came out in China on January 1st 2016! So it’s taken a long time to get an English dialogue version together.

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

All the Money in the World – Trailer 1 – Kevin Spacey

All the Money in the World All the Money in the World is set Rome, 1973.

Masked men kidnap a teenage boy named John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). His grandfather, Jean Paul Getty (Kevin Spacey), is the richest man in the world, a billionaire oil magnate, but he’s notoriously miserly. His favorite grandson’s abduction is not reason enough for him to part with any of his fortune. The film follows Gail (Michelle Williams), Paul’s devoted, strong-willed mother, who unlike Getty, has consistently chosen her children over his fortune.

Her son’s life in the balance with time running out, she attempts to sway Getty even as her son’s mob captors become increasingly more determined, volatile and brutal. When Getty sends his enigmatic security man Fletcher Chace (Mark Wahlberg) to look after his interests, he and Gail become unlikely allies in this race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

Red Sparrow – Trailer 1 – Jennifer Lawrence

Red Sparrow Red Sparrow centres around Jennifer Lawrence as Dominika Egorova, a woman who is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future.

That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

All I See Is You – Trailer 1 – Blake Lively

All I See Is You All I See Is You centres around a blind woman, Gina (Blake Lively The Age of Adaline), whose relationship with her husband, James (Terminator GenisysJason Clarke), changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.

I haven’t been particularly wowed with any films where the two leads were leads in other films, but there’s always a first time.

Director: Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, World War Z)
Also stars: Ahna O’Reilly, Miquel Fernández, Xavi Sánchez, Yvonne Strahovski, Wes Chatham, Danny Huston

All I See Is You is relased on October 27th in the USA, but as of yet there’s no UK date. I’m not in a rush.

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

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