City of Lies – Trailer 1 – Johnny Depp

City of Lies City of Lies has a great premise for a film, but a terrible title.

It centres around the investigation about the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG, in 1996, and the possible connections between them.

This trailer doesn’t give too much away about how things will pan out, but it certainly looks like a decent drama, given its two leads, Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker. Thankfully, based on what we’ve seen so far, there won’t be anyone playing the real Biggie or Tupac, the latter of whom starred in the superb Gridlock’d, alongside Tim Roth and Thandie Newton, and the film was released posthumously.

Mowgli – Trailer 1 & Featurette – Andy Serkis

Mowgli Mowgli – yes, despite the most recent version of The Jungle Book only coming out two years ago, it’s time for Andy Serkis‘ version, as he steps in the director’s chair, as well as into the CGI body of Baloo, and word has it that this will be a much darker version.

It was originally due to be called The Jungle Book, but how daft would that have looked so soon, so Mowgli it is, and he’s played by newcomer Rohan Chand.

The basic premise, as you’ll know, is that the lad is raised by wolves, and must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch), as well as his own origins.

A new trailer, poster and featurette have been released today.

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e May 24th 2018

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e May 24th 2018 In the UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e May 24th 2018, Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa stay at No.1 with One Kiss, and it’s fairly bland compared to most of what we’re normally expecting from Harris.

About a couple of new entries outside the Top 40, it speaks volumes that the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Netta, goes in at No.49 with Toy, while UK flop SuRie is at No.50, with Storm.

The Top 10 singles are as follows:

  • 1 (1) Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – One Kiss
  • 2 (2) Drake – Nice For What
  • 3 (3) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
  • 4 (4) Lil Dicky – Freaky Friday (feat. Chris Brown)
  • 5 (5) Anne-Marie – 2002
  • 6 (14) Childish Gambino – This Is America
  • 7 (6) Banx & Ranx and Ella Eyre – Answerphone (feat. Yxng Bane)
  • 8 (7) George Ezra – Paradise
  • 9 (11) David Guetta and Sia – Flames
  • 10 (21) Shawn Mendes – In My Blood

A Very English Scandal Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review – Hugh Grant

A Very English Scandal
A Very English Scandal centres around the late Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), an MP who became the leader of the Liberal Party, but – starting in 1965 and with the story going back to 1961 – it was a time when being gay was very much frowned upon back then. Thankfully, times these days are much more enlightened. As long as you don’t bump into an idiot from Britain First.

Facebook Page reviews – easily open to abuse

Facebook Page reviews Facebook Page reviews are something that might sound like a good idea.

I’ve had to switch off the Reviews section for this Page, following the actions of a troll called Alex Watkins (right), from Youtube channel Edge Of Your Seat, who was on my friends list, but until whenever he disagreed with anything, he started telling me to f-off. Then he messaged me, calling me a “nasty c***”” and I blocked him. Had that been all that happened, I would’ve left it there and you wouldn’t be reading this.

New Blu-ray and DVD releases May 21st 2018

New Blu-ray and DVD releases May 21st 2018 New Blu-ray and DVD releases May 21st 2018 are as follows:

    A Fantastic Woman (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Black Venus (Blu-ray)
    Breakheart Pass (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    Coco (Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD)
    Death Smiles On a Murderer (Blu-ray)
    Episodes Series 5 (DVD)
    Episodes Series 1-5 (DVD)
    Existenz (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    Five Tall Tales: Budd Boetticher & Randolph Scott at Columbia (Blu-ray)
    Inherit the Wind (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    Innocent: The Complete Series (DVD)
    Insidious: The Last Key (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Jurassic Park: Trilogy Collection (Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray and DVD)

Sorry To Bother You – Red Band Trailer – Armie Hammer

Sorry To Bother You Sorry To Bother You is a forthcoming comedy set in an alternate present-day version of Oakland, where black telemarketer Cassius Green (Get Out‘s Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success… basically, putting on your ‘white’ voice, thanks to colleague Langston (Danny Glover), and his success pushes him up the corporate ladder and propels him into a macabre universe.

This didn’t look particularly funny, so I’d like to be in an alternate universe where this film doesn’t exist… so, it DID bother me.

A new Red Band trailer has been released, but my thoughts are still the same.

Sorry To Bother You is released in the US on July 6th, but as of yet, there’s no UK date. I can’t say I’m in a huge rush for it, but you might’ve gathered that already.

Writer/Director: Boots Riley
Also stars: Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Patton Oswalt, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, David Cross, Omari Hardwick, Marcella Bragio, Tom Woodruff Jr

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

Shock And Awe – Trailer 1 – Woody Harrelson

Shock And Awe
Shock And Awe centres around a group of journalists, covering George Bush’s planned invasion of Iraq in 2003, and who are skeptical of the President’s claim that Saddam Hussein has WMD, aka, “Weapons of Mass Destruction”

Once again, it’s another Rob Reiner film where Rob Reiner thinks he can act, but on the plus side, it stars Woody Harrelson plus James Marsden, Jessica Biel, Milla Jovovich, Richard Schiff, Al Sapienza and Tommy Lee Jones. It looks like it could be a decent film, however.

Shock And Awe is released in the US on July 13th, but as of yet there’s no UK release date.

Check out the trailer below:

Bleeding Steel – Trailer 1 – Jackie Chan

Bleeding Steel Bleeding Steel stars Jackie Chan as Lin Dong, a special-force agent/police officer who is assigned to protect a young woman involved in a science experiment of longevity from a gangster with an army of advanced technology who desires to obtain her power, while also having connections with him.

Watching the trailer, it looks like every Jackie Chan film you’ve ever seen where he’s running about, fighting people and talking in broken English. You’ll either love or hate that.

Bleeding Steel seems to have been due for release before Christmas, but then disappeared without trace. It would’ve been due out on DVD by now if that was the case.

Director: Leo Zhang
Writers: Siwei Cui, Erica Xia-Hou, Leo Zhang
Also stars: Callan Mulvey, Tess Haubrich, Na-Na OuYang, Damien Garvey, Show Lo, Kim Gyngell, Kaitlyn Boyé

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

AXL – Trailer 1 – Becky G

AXL AXL seemed like a good idea when I first heard about this.

With a brief premise of how the life of a teenage boy is forever altered by a chance encounter with cutting edge military technology, this sounds like Short Circuit, and while I never got round to seeing Chappie, from all the trailers and clips I saw, it looks like that’s also had an influence.

As you watch this trailer, it’s a typical case of “boy with robot meets girl” – the girl being 2017’s Power RangersBecky G, but it quickly fell down a hole around halfway through when some teen pop music burst out. Ugh!

Writer/Director: Oliver Daly
Also stars: Thomas Jane, Dominic Rains, Alex Neustaedter, Eric Etebari, Dorian Kingi

AXL doesn’t yet have a UK or US release date, but don’t hold your breath.

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

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