The Great Wall – Official Trailer #1 – Matt Damon

The Great Wall The Great Wall is situated around said landmark in China, with the tagline: 1700 years to build. 5500 miles long. What were they trying to keep out? Well, some form of monsters, it seems.

Thanks to the directorial hand of Yimou Zhang (House of Flying Daggers), everyone flies about or jumps into oblivion and survives, and with a script from Max Brooks and Tony Gilroy (the latter responsible for The Bourne Legacy), the Bourne who escaped that one appears here – Matt Damon, along with Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Andy Lau and the film’s token hottie, Jing Tian.

I just hope that, with Matt Damon’s presence, this doesn’t turn out awful like the other recent “Hollywood A-lister in Asian movie” that was Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronin.

The Great Wall (of China) is released in the UK on February 24th, 2017, so is clearly aiming for the Oscars/BAFTA market.

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

Split – UK Official Trailer #1 – M Night Shyamalan

split Split stars the versatile James McAvoy (back with a bald head again, after X-Men Apocalypse) as Kevin, a man with at least 23 different personalities, including a 9-year-old boy called Hedwig. He abducts three teenage girls under one guise, then in another tells them, “Don’t worry, he’s not allowed to touch you. He knows what you’re here for.” Reassuring(!!)

Eventually, a final personality – “The Beast” – will materialise…

Jason Bourne – The DVDfever Cinema Review

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Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne is Matt Damon‘s titular hero who gave us ‘Die Hard in a Forgetful Man’s Head‘ in Robert Ludlum‘s Bourne Trilogy, beginning with Doug Liman‘s superb 2002 opener, The Bourne Identity which, even before I saw it, I had a vision in my head as to how it started based on what I’d heard… and somehow, even though I don’t read books – and the films are apparently only loosely based on those, I was precisely right.

Video Games Charts week ending July 23rd 2016

Video Games Charts week ending July 23rd 2016In the Video Games Charts week ending July 23rd 2016, there are no new entries and 7 re-entries.

    1 (1) LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Warner Bros Interactive) (review)
    2 (7) FIFA 16 (EA Sports)
    3 (4) Overwatch (Blizzard) (review)
    4 (5) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games) (review)
    5 (6) Doom (Bethesda Softworks)
    6 (2) Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Sony)
    7 (8) Call Of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision)
    8 (9) Rocket League (505 Games)
    9 (3) Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom)
    10 (16) Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft)

Movie Charts UK and US week ending July 24th 2016

Movie Charts UK and US week ending July 24th 2016 This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending July 24th 2016 are as follows, and, the top two were very close: £5.2m vs £4.7m…

Poor Cow on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

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Poor Cow

Poor Cow was Ken Loach‘s first feature-length movie and this is the first time I’ve seen it – another in a long line of films I’ve never got round to seeing until their Blu-ray debut.

With I, Daniel Blake releasing in cinemas on October 21st, I hope we get more of these in the run-up to that, not least because I’d like to see them as I have a lot of catching up to do, and even those that I have seen I probably didn’t appreciate at the time as I was too young, so it would be good to revisit them. However, there’s always the question of whether the latest one will be Loach’s last.

I am Setsuna on PC – The DVDfever Review

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I am Setsuna

I am Setsuna: Tokyo RPG Factory’s first game hails back to days gone by, a time when the Super Nintendo was the in-thing (or SEGA Megadrive in my case!)

I am Setsuna is similar in its execution to the older titles that were the norm for that era – ones like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger are a prime example or what has inspired this new release. The tale itself is your usual old-style JRPG fare – save the world from an unrelenting evil. You play a mercenary named Endir, and your task is to escort the titlular Setsuna and keep her safe from harm, and deliver her to where she is to be sacrificed to save the world.

Skiptrace – Official Trailer #1 – Jackie Chan

Skiptrace Skiptrace stars Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville as wise-cracking buddy-buddy cop-partner things who… hang on, we’ve been here several times before. Yes, based on the trailer, this is like Rush Hour but less annoying, since no-one is more annoying than Chris Rock. Well, maybe Kevin Hart.

The bland description is simply: A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal, but at 107 minutes, it sounds like it’ll be about 17 minutes too long.

Directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Cliffhanger), Jackie Chan is… Bennie Chan, while Johnny Knoxville is… Connor Watts. But, they’re basically playing themselves as always.

The film also stars Eric Tsang, Eve Torres, Winston Chao and the stunning Bingbing Fan.

With a budget of $32m, it’s a comparatively low-budget mainstream feature, so if it’s a hit, expect a trilogy.

Skiptrace is released in China on July 21st, but as of yet there’s no UK date.

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

In a Valley of Violence – Official Trailer #1

In a Valley of Violence In A Valley Of Violence is all ‘wild west’, gruff voices, sneering, sculpted goatees and a lot of shooting.

Ethan Hawke is Paul, the mysterious stranger who steps into town. Following a random act of violence, this drags the joint made up of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge…

Written and directed by Ti West, and also starring Karen Gillan as ‘snivelling woman’ Ellen, and John Travolta as the grumpy Marshal, plus Taissa Farmiga, Burn Gorman, James Ransone and Toby Huss.

In A Valley Of Violence is released on October 21st in the USA, but as of yet there’s no UK release date. It looks okay, but I’m not in a massive rush.

Operation Avalanche Official Trailer #1-Matt Johnson

Operation Avalanche Operation Avalanche is set in 1967, at the height of the Cold War.

The CIA suspects there is a Russian mole inside of NASA, sabotaging the Apollo program. They send two young agents on a mission to go undercover, posing as documentary filmmakers to capture NASA’s race to the moon. The real mission – use their access and technology to hunt down the leak. But what they discover is far more shocking than soviet spies – Their government may be hiding a secret about Apollo that could define the decade, and the White House will stop at nothing to silence anyone who learns it.

Written by and starring Matt Johnson (not him from The The, sadly) and Josh Boles, the former of whom also directs, the cast also includes Owen Williams, Jared Raab, Andrew Appelle, Krista Madison, and many more who are all seemingly playing themselves.

However, it does look fascinating.

Operation Avalanche is released in the US on September 16th, but as of yet, there’s no UK date.

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

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