Battlezone Gold Edition on PS4 / PSVR – The DVDfever Review

Battlezone Gold Edition
Battlezone Gold Edition takes what was great about the Virtual Reality edition of the game, as released on PC and PS4, and gives us more.

You can see my full review of the PC version here, but for a brief premise of the game: Back in 1980, Atari launched Battlezone – you’re a tank, the enemy’s a tank the sky is black. and everything is black apart from green wireframe graphics drawing everything in sight, including the enemy and other elements that are either there to be shot at for you to gain more points, or the same but on a collision course for yourself. What set this arcade game back from most of the rest was that you look through a tank-style visor, with handlebars either side as you turn the position of your vehicle round. It wasn’t quite the same with an Atari VCS 2600 joystick soon after that, but a modern joypad has two sticks which can either replicate the same arcade game’s movement, or provide you simply with one stick to move and one to aim – like you expect with any modern game, these days.

Omensight on PC / Steam – The DVDfever Review

Omensight
Omensight has the premise of an action/murder-mystery game where you must prevent the apocalypse; and a bit like Groundhog Day, you have to repeat the same day over and over – albeit in this case, that day is the end of the world – and once you’re done, life can move on.

When I first saw this, it looked a little *too* RPG-like, as those sorts of games aren’t really my bag, but thankfully, it’s not like that at all, and focuses more on the combat. Engage in lots of fighting to get points which, inbetween levels, you can use in levelling-up weapons and strengths with ‘gift amber’ (just go with it. It’s not as complex as it makes it sound) – and what do points make? …I just told you: levelling-up weapons and strengths.

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:

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