UK Top 100 Music chart summary & my views w/e May 2nd 2015

May 2nd 2015Wiz Khalifa Feat. Charlie Puth stay at No.1, in the UK Top 100 Music Chart w/e May 2nd 2015, and it’s a drippy ballad from Fast And Furious 7. Bleah! Mucho vomito! In fact, I think I’d rather hear the theme from '80s kids TV show Wizbit!

There’s just one new entry in the Top 10, at No.4 for Clean Bandit with Stronger, and it’ll go down well in nightclubs but it’s not really a patch on Rather Be.

Highlight of this week is Markus Feehily, who goes in at No.56 with Love Is A Drug. I wouldn’t normally big up a song from someone from Westlife, but this is completely different from anything they ever produced and I was surprised to find how much I liked it:

Call of Duty Black Ops III – 4K screenshots!

call-of-duty-black-ops-iiiCall of Duty Black Ops III is the latest in the Black Ops series and, in addition to the #backinblack teaser, the Ember teaser video and the Reveal trailer featuring Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones, there are also some 4K screenshots!

50 years from now, technological advancements full of neural implants, voluntary limb replacements and DNA being altered as vanity dictates, but it’s a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.

Call of Duty Black Ops III is set in a dark, gritty future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the cutting-edge military robotics that define the future of combat and is released worldwide on November 6th on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Call of Duty Black Ops III – Reveal Trailer

call-of-duty-black-ops-iiiCall of Duty Black Ops III is the latest in the Black Ops series and, following the #backinblack teaser and the Ember teaser video, we now get the full-on Reveal trailer, featuring the music of Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones.

50 years from now, technological advancements full of neural implants, voluntary limb replacements and DNA being altered as vanity dictates, but it’s a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.

Call of Duty Black Ops III is set in a dark, gritty future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the cutting-edge military robotics that define the future of combat and is released worldwide on November 6th on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Peter Kay’s Car Share Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review

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Peter Kay's Car SharePeter Kay’s Car Share is the first new series starring Peter Kay since… well, I had to look it up, since he’s made a fortune living off the fortunes of Phoenix Nights after taking the credit for it when, as Max And Paddy’s Road To Nowhere proved, everything that was great about Phoenix Nights came from the minds of co-writers Dave Spikey and Neil Fitzmaurice, so yes, my view was coloured before watching this, but I’ll give anything a chance.

Anyhoo, it’s his first TV foray since that godawful “Britain’s Got the Pop Factor… and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice” from 2008 when he ‘sang’ as the painfully unfunny Geraldine McQueen. I’ve had more laughs at funerals.

Nana’s Party – Inside No.9 Series 2 Episode 5 – The DVDfever Review

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Nana’s Party is the penultimate episode of series 2 of Inside No.9, and it’s the most disappointing in the series so far. In fact, while I normally post a detailed look at each episode in the series, this one just left me cold. At every turn I was wating for the defining moment where it would strike out and grab me… but it never came.

Battlefield Hardline on PS3 – The DVDfever Review

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Battlefield Hardline is a continuation, much like the Call of Duty and the Assassins Creed games in that we are starting to see slightly more regular releases to the Battlefield series. Also much like Call of Duty, there are now a few different teams doing the games alternating each year so it works out at around a 2-year development cycle per developer.

This year’s Battlefield Hardline brings in developer Visceral Games (formerly, EA Redwood Shores), better known for third-person action games such as the excellent Dead Space series, The Simpsons Game, 007 From Russia With Love, Dante’s Inferno and a good few others since 2001.

Eliza Graves and Avengers: Age Of Ultron and lead the new cinema releases & trailers – w/e April 24th 2015

Eliza GravesThis weekend there are five new films out for you to choose from: horror in Eliza Graves, action aplenty in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, a Maisie Williams mystery in The Falling, Reese Witherspoon drama in The Good Lie, and a drama about the Turkish view of the Armenian Genocide in The Cut.

Eliza Graves (known in the US as Stonehearst Asylum) tells the tale of a recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues – though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.

It stars Kate Beckinsale, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Caine, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, David Thewlis, Jason Flemyng, Sophie Kennedy Clark and Sinéad Cusack, but didn’t particularly win me over from the trailer.

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

Movie Charts – UK & US – w/e April 19th 2015

April 19th 2015This week’s Movie Chart for the UK w/e April 19th 2015 is as follows:

Black Mass – Official Trailer #1 – Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch Crime Drama HD

black-massBlack Mass tells the true story of Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp), the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) and James “Whitey” Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the late 1970s, they would meet again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI’s Boston office and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish Mob. What happened between them – a dirty deal to trade secrets and take down Boston’s Italian Mafia in the process – would spiral out of control, leading to murders, drug dealing, racketeering indictments, and, ultimately, to Bulger making the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List.

The trailer shows Johnny Depp at his finest, making me feel as uncomfortable as I did when Joe Pesci was asking “Am I funny?” in Goodfellas

Black Mass is directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) from a screenplay by Jez Butterworth and Mark Mallouk, based on the book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, and also stars a great cast including Dakota Johnson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, and one of my favourites, Juno Temple.

It’s released in the UK on September 25th and looks fantastic based on this trailer.

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

Ember – New Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video

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Ember is the second teaser for the third entry in the Call Of Duty: Black Ops series, now up to No.3.

50 years from now, technological advancements full of neural implants, voluntary limb replacements and DNA being altered as vanity dictates, but it’s a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.

And when the whistleblower shows up, it instantly makes you think Edward Snowden.

The worldwide reveal for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer will be on April 26th.

Read our Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare review.

Also check out the official Call of Duty website.

In the meantime, check out the Ember teaser below and click on the above image for the full-size version:

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