Video Games Charts week ending June 25th 2016

Video Games Charts week ending June 25th 2016In the Video Games Charts week ending June 25th 2016, there are 2 new entries and 2 re-entries.

    1 (1) Doom (Bethesda Softworks)
    2 (4) FIFA 16 (EA Sports)
    3 (3) Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Sony)
    4 (2) Overwatch (Blizzard) (review)
    5 (5) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games) (review)
    6 (-) Rocket League (505 Games)
    7 (7) Call Of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision)
    8 (9) Star Wars Battlefront (EA Games)
    9 (12) Ratchet and Clank (Sony)
    10 (8) UEFA Euro 2016/Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Konami)

Ivan’s Childhood on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

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Ivan's Childhood

Ivan’s Childhood centres around twelve-year-old Ivan (Nikolay Burlyaev), who gets involved with the Russians in World War II, acting as a scout for them behind German enemy lines. I found it a bit odd to get into at first, as he’s talking like an adult, commanding the Soviet officers to make calls to a specific man on his behalf, yet sounding like he’s having them on. His demands turn out to be credible and his story goes from there.

It’s a plus for Ivan because he wants to avoid military school, and early parts of his journey include chancing upon an old man standing in the bom -bed-out wreck of his home, who simply can’t leave, even though there’s just the stove and chimney remaining.

Now You See Me 2 leads the new cinema releases & trailers w/e July 1st 2016

Now You See Me 2This weekend there are eight new films out for you to choose from: less than magical sequel in Now You See Me 2, black comedy in The Mafia Kills Only in Summer, something quite different in Queen Of Earth, action/comedy in American Hero, historical drama in The Colony, more drama in From Afar, and alleged comedy in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and Central Intelligence.

Now You See Me 2 follows one year on from Now You See Me‘s antics of outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles as The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate.

The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

The film is directed by Jon M Chu and stars Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, Sanaa Lathan, Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Jay Chou.

Now You See Me 2 is released almost exactly 3 years after the first film, as it was put back 3 weeks to July 4th. Since I saw the first trailer for this, I’ve since seen the first movie and it was terrible – instead of getting to see proper magic tricks, they just used crappy CGI. And this second film just appears to repeat everything we saw before, except adding Harry Potter into the mix. What’s the point??

Whatever you think of it, it has a good chance getting to No.1 next time, since it’s released next Monday, rather than the usual Friday, which means that the film has a SEVEN-day ‘weekend’. The most a film can get is nine days, by being released on a Saturday, but even a Monday shows that the studio are running scared.

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

Movie Charts UK and US week ending June 26th 2016

Movie Charts UK and US week ending June 26th 2016This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending June 26th 2016 are as follows:

Triple 9 on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

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Triple 9

Triple 9 centres around a four-man gang of ne’er-do-wells, headstrong Mike (Chiwetel Ejiofor Doctor Strange, The Martian), junkie Gabe (Aaron Paul Need For Speed, Central Intelligence) and two corrupt cops, Marcus (Anthony Mackie Captain America: Civil War) and Franco (Clifton Collins Jr Pacific Rim), plus driver Russell (Norman Reedus Death Stranding).

They’re tasked with a dangerous armed robbery job for dodgy Russian Irina Vlaslov (Kate Winslet, doing a dodgy Russian accent) and now are forced to do a second one if they want to get paid, because she’s a dodgy get, you see.

X-Men Apocalypse vs Deadpool – Japanese trailer

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Well, sort-of. X-Men Apocalypse is released in Japan on August 11th, while Deadpool is out there already, but in this unique trailer, you can a standard-ish trailer for the X-Men movie, followed by Deadpool, himself, played by Ryan Reynolds, giving his thoughts about five things you should’ve spotted during the trailer…

X-Men Apocalypse concludes the trilogy for the ‘young X-Men’ (and girls) and this film picks up 10 years after the timeline of X-Men: Days of Future Past, with Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) still estranged from one another. Their paths are forced back together when Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) awakens in his tomb and, finding the 1980s era wanting, decides to give the world a forced evolutionary jumpstart.

Mighty No.9 on PS4 – The DVDfever Review

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Mighty No.9

Mighty No.9‘s review starts with identifying that this game was funded through KickStarter and was probably one of the most anticipated titles for gamers for a long time. It was published by Deep Silver, who were in charge for the new Dead Island: Definitive Edition which I reviewed earlier in the year, and developed by Comcept, who are led by Keiji Inafune, formerly of Capcom, and a lead developer for all of the Megaman games. Comcept formed in 2010 and started their life with Soul Sacrifice for the Vita, which is a decent game with some cool artwork.

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir on Playstation Vita – The DVDfever Review

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is developed by Atlus and Vanillaware. Atlus are responsible for games like Trine 2 and Persona 5 (very much looking forward to this). They have strong links with the old giants Sega and focus heavily on Japanese gaming. Finding out about Vanillaware proved quite tricky, but when viewing the gallery on their website, but it did have me making sure no one was looking over my shoulder as it’s not exactly work-safe.

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens – Kylo Ren Character Vignette

Kylo Ren Character Vignette

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens is out on Tuesday, allowing players to relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a fun-filled, humorous way that only a LEGO game can offer, and prior to its release, there’s Vignettes for Kylo Ren and The Empire Strikes Back Character Pack!

And I still maintain that this game looks a lot more engaging as a game than The Force Awakens did as a film, especially since I was laughing like a drain at the Official Announcement Trailer!

New Blu-ray and DVD releases June 27th 2016

New Blu-ray and DVD releases June 27th 2016New Blu-ray and DVD releases June 27th 2016 are as follows:

    A Bigger Splash (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Aldnoah.Zero: Season 1 (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Alien 2: On Earth (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Anna (DVD)
    Attack On Titan Season 1 (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Attack On Titan: Part 1 (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Boulevard (DVD)
    Cabin Fever (2016) (Blu-ray and DVD)
    CSI Cyber Season 1 (DVD)
    Dr Terror’s House of Horrors (Blu-ray and DVD)
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