Transformers: The Last Knight leads the new cinema releases and trailers June 23rd 2017

Transformers: The Last KnightThis week, there are FOUR new films out for you to choose from: Crash/bang/wallop aplenty with Transformers: The Last Knight, Naomi Watts has trouble raising a child genius in The Book of Henry, Isabelle Huppert is a former Eurovision pop star in Souvenir, and Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson are a mismatched couple in Hampstead.

Transformers: The Last Knight is the fifth in the never-ending franchise about toy robots bashing each other to pieces, and Mark Wahlberg returns as the stupidly-name Cade Yeager, although seemingly, Nicola Peltz will not be returning as his daughter, Tessa, and there’s no sign either of the wonderful James Bachman as Gill Wembley, assistant to Stanley Tucci‘s Joshua Joyce who IS returning. Confused? Probably not.

In this new movie, Optimus Prime finds that his home planet, Cybertron, is now completely dead… and it was all his fault. So, he needs to bringing it back to life, and in order to do that… he needs an artifact that just happens to be on Earth! So, he’s on his way back!

To The Bone – Official Trailer – Netflix – Lily Collins

To The Bone To The Bone is a forthcoming Netflix drama starring Lily Collins (right) (Rules Don’t Apply) as Ellen, an unruly, 20-year-old anorexic girl who spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time. Determined to find a solution, her dysfunctional family agrees to send her to a group home for youths, which is led by a non-traditional doctor. Surprised by the unusual rules—and charmed by her fellow patients—Ellen has to discover for herself how to confront her addiction and attempt self-acceptance, in order to stand a chance against her demons.

She meets an unconventional doctor, Dr. William Beckham (Keanu Reeves), who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.

Written and directed by Marti Noxon, the film also stars Carrie Preston, Alanna Ubach, Liana Liberato, Kathryn Prescott, Lili Taylor, and Brooke Smith, and I found this a very charming tale based on the trailer.

To The Bone is released by Netflix on July 14th in the UK and US and I’m really looking forward to this.

Check out the trailer below and click on the above image for the full-size version:

Underworld: Blood Wars on 3D Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

Underworld: Blood Wars

Underworld: Blood Wars is the fifth in the ‘Vampires vs Werewolves’ action/horror series, only four of which have started Kate Beckinsale as ‘death dealer’ Selene, but if you’re not up to speed, then Blood Wars begins with a very brief potted history of events so far.

For anyone new to the franchise, I would recommend you check out the first four movies initially, but note that the Underworld films never make a great deal of sense, and at times they do drag in the talky bits, but when the action hots up between good guys and girls and the baddies, it’s kick-ass big-time!

Star Trek: Discovery launches September 25th on Netflix

Star Trek: Discovery Star Trek: Discovery launches on Monday September 25th, exclusively on Netflix everywhere excluding the US and Canada.

Brand new episodes will then be available each week on a Monday. The 15-episode season is sreleased in two chapters, the first 8 running up until November 6th, with the season resuming in January 2018.

Star Trek is one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, and returns 50 years after it first premiered with this new series.

It follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

Annabelle 2: Creation – Trailer 2 – Miranda Otto

Annabelle 2Annabelle 2: Creation takes place several years after the tragic death of a girl for a dollmaker and his wife, who then welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, who then soon become the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

Personally, I haven’t yet seen the first Annabelle, although I have seen both Conjuring films and while they were pretty poor, this film’s new trailer looks like there could be enough in it on a horror scale, similar to the original Poltergeist movies.

Annabelle 2: Creation is released in the UK on August 11th, and initially, according to IMDB, the theatrical ratio is a wider-than-usual 2.55:1, the Cinemascope ratio also recently used by La La Land. However, that stat has since disappeared… spooky!

Director: David F Sandberg
Writer: Gary Dauberman
Cast: Javier Botet, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia

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

Video Games Charts week ending June 17th 2017

Video Games Charts week ending June 17th 2017The Video Games Charts week ending June 17th 2017 are as follows:

    1 (4) Horizon Zero Dawn (Sony)
    2 (-) ARMS (Nintendo)
    3 (5) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games (review)
    4 (3) Dirt 4 (Codemasters)
    5 (1) Wipeout: Omega Collection (Sony)
    6 (2) Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco) (review)
    7 (7) FIFA 17 (EA Sports) (review)
    8 (6) Overwatch (Blizzard) (review)
    9 (8) Injustice 2 (Warner Bros Interactive) (review)
    10 (11) Rocket League (505 Games) (review)

One-Eyed Jacks Special Edition on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

One-Eyed Jacks

One-Eyed Jacks is a film I reviewed by chance, and which has completely turned around my opinion of its lead actor and director, Marlon Brando.

Generally, when I review films, I put in a request, they arrive through the post, I watch them and post my review online. For this one, I hadn’t requested it, but I had a bit of a gap as others I’d requested aren’t due out for a while yet. In addition, I’d never rated Marlon Brando, particularly in Apocalypse Now when his bit is the only duff part of the film (except the Redux version when you can add the French Plantation chaps and chapesses). Plus, I found the entire Godfather trilogy overlong and mediocre.

New Blu-ray and DVD releases June 19th 2017

New Blu-ray and DVD releases June 19th 2017 New Blu-ray and DVD releases June 19th 2017 are as follows:

    Aftermath (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Amagi Brilliant Park Complete Season 1 Collection (Blu-ray Deluxe Edition Box Set)
    Assassination Classroom Season 2 Part 1 (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Babe: Pig in the City (Blu-ray)
    Bones Season 12 (DVD)
    Death in the Garden (The Masters of Cinema Series) (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    Eurovision Song Contest: 2017 – Kiev (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Guerrilla (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Harmonium (The Masters of Cinema Series) (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)

Goodbye Christopher Robin – Trailer 1 – Margot Robbie

Goodbye Christopher Robin Goodbye Christopher Robin is centered around the relationship between children’s author AA Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh.

Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive, the lad and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

Goodbye Christopher Robin is due out in the UK on September 29th, but the trailer didn’t do a lot for me.

Director: Simon Curtis (Woman In Gold)
Screenplay: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan
Also stars: Kelly Macdonald, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alex Lawther, Stephen Campbell Moore, Geraldine Somerville, Nico Mirallegro, Shaun Dingwall

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

Detroit – Trailer 2 – John Boyega

Detroit Detroit is the name of the city in which this movie takes place, centered around a police raid in 1967, which results in one of the largest citizen uprisings in the United States’ history, and the film stars John Boyega (Star Wars Episode VIII: The Force Awakens).

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, I loved her original Point Break in 1991, but was less impressed with the otherwise-critically-acclaimed The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. However, this does look good from the trailer.

Detroit is released in the UK on August 25th, three weeks after the US date.

Screenplay: Mark Boal
Also stars: John Krasinski, Kaitlyn Dever, Will Poulter, Jack Reynor, Hannah Murray, Anthony Mackie

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


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