Video Games Charts week ending July 23rd 2016

Video Games Charts week ending July 23rd 2016In the Video Games Charts week ending July 23rd 2016, there are no new entries and 7 re-entries.

    1 (1) LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Warner Bros Interactive) (review)
    2 (7) FIFA 16 (EA Sports)
    3 (4) Overwatch (Blizzard) (review)
    4 (5) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games) (review)
    5 (6) Doom (Bethesda Softworks)
    6 (2) Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Sony)
    7 (8) Call Of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision)
    8 (9) Rocket League (505 Games)
    9 (3) Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom)
    10 (16) Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft)

Movie Charts UK and US week ending July 24th 2016

Movie Charts UK and US week ending July 24th 2016 This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending July 24th 2016 are as follows, and, the top two were very close: £5.2m vs £4.7m…

Poor Cow on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review


Poor Cow

Poor Cow was Ken Loach‘s first feature-length movie and this is the first time I’ve seen it – another in a long line of films I’ve never got round to seeing until their Blu-ray debut.

With I, Daniel Blake releasing in cinemas on October 21st, I hope we get more of these in the run-up to that, not least because I’d like to see them as I have a lot of catching up to do, and even those that I have seen I probably didn’t appreciate at the time as I was too young, so it would be good to revisit them. However, there’s always the question of whether the latest one will be Loach’s last.

I am Setsuna on PC – The DVDfever Review


I am Setsuna

I am Setsuna: Tokyo RPG Factory’s first game hails back to days gone by, a time when the Super Nintendo was the in-thing (or SEGA Megadrive in my case!)

I am Setsuna is similar in its execution to the older titles that were the norm for that era – ones like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger are a prime example or what has inspired this new release. The tale itself is your usual old-style JRPG fare – save the world from an unrelenting evil. You play a mercenary named Endir, and your task is to escort the titlular Setsuna and keep her safe from harm, and deliver her to where she is to be sacrificed to save the world.

Skiptrace – Official Trailer #1 – Jackie Chan

Skiptrace Skiptrace stars Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville as wise-cracking buddy-buddy cop-partner things who… hang on, we’ve been here several times before. Yes, based on the trailer, this is like Rush Hour but less annoying, since no-one is more annoying than Chris Rock. Well, maybe Kevin Hart.

The bland description is simply: A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal, but at 107 minutes, it sounds like it’ll be about 17 minutes too long.

Directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Cliffhanger), Jackie Chan is… Bennie Chan, while Johnny Knoxville is… Connor Watts. But, they’re basically playing themselves as always.

The film also stars Eric Tsang, Eve Torres, Winston Chao and the stunning Bingbing Fan.

With a budget of $32m, it’s a comparatively low-budget mainstream feature, so if it’s a hit, expect a trilogy.

Skiptrace is released in China on July 21st, but as of yet there’s no UK date.

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

In a Valley of Violence – Official Trailer #1

In a Valley of Violence In A Valley Of Violence is all ‘wild west’, gruff voices, sneering, sculpted goatees and a lot of shooting.

Ethan Hawke is Paul, the mysterious stranger who steps into town. Following a random act of violence, this drags the joint made up of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge…

Written and directed by Ti West, and also starring Karen Gillan as ‘snivelling woman’ Ellen, and John Travolta as the grumpy Marshal, plus Taissa Farmiga, Burn Gorman, James Ransone and Toby Huss.

In A Valley Of Violence is released on October 21st in the USA, but as of yet there’s no UK release date. It looks okay, but I’m not in a massive rush.

Operation Avalanche Official Trailer #1-Matt Johnson

Operation Avalanche Operation Avalanche is set in 1967, at the height of the Cold War.

The CIA suspects there is a Russian mole inside of NASA, sabotaging the Apollo program. They send two young agents on a mission to go undercover, posing as documentary filmmakers to capture NASA’s race to the moon. The real mission – use their access and technology to hunt down the leak. But what they discover is far more shocking than soviet spies – Their government may be hiding a secret about Apollo that could define the decade, and the White House will stop at nothing to silence anyone who learns it.

Written by and starring Matt Johnson (not him from The The, sadly) and Josh Boles, the former of whom also directs, the cast also includes Owen Williams, Jared Raab, Andrew Appelle, Krista Madison, and many more who are all seemingly playing themselves.

However, it does look fascinating.

Operation Avalanche is released in the US on September 16th, but as of yet, there’s no UK date.

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

Hands of Stone – Official Trailer #1 – Robert De Niro

Hands of Stone Hands of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramírez), who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16-year-old and retired in 2002 at age 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in the November rematch, saying ‘no mas’ (no more).

Written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz the cast also includes Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Ana de Armas, John Turturro, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rubén Blades plus The Wire‘s Reg E Cathey as Don King.

Boxing dramas are hit and miss (no pun intended) for me, so when Hands of Stone enters the ring in the US on August 26th, I won’t be ringing the bell. As for the UK, take a time out as there’s no date yet.

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

A Tale of Love and Darkness – Official Trailer #1

A Tale of Love and Darkness A Tale of Love and Darkness tells the story about the childhood of Amos Oz (Amir Tessler), in Jerusalem, and his youth in the Kibbutz during the British Mandate and the first days of the state of Israel, describing the relationship between young Oz to his mother and his first steps as a writer.

With the dialogue in French, this movie marks the full-length directorial debut of Natalie Portman, who also wrote the script based on the memoir by Amos Oz. The film also stars Shira Haas, Ohad Knoller and Makram Khoury.

While it doesn’t instantly grab me, there’s a potential to this film, so perhaps one to check out.

A Tale of Love and Darkness is released on September 3rd in Israel, and August 19th in the US, but as of yet there’s no UK date.

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

Spaceman – Official Trailer #1 – Josh Duhamel

spaceman Spaceman tells the Story of former MLB pitcher Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee (portrayed by Josh Duhamel, above-right with the real Bill Lee, centre), following his release by the Montreal Expos.

And now, the official trailer has been released.

Personally, I don’t know a whole great deal about baseball, only having played a bit when I was at school, quite a few years ago, although over here in the UK we called it rounders, but even from this brief trailer, Duhamel shows there’s quite a character behind the man and so it’s definitely a film I want to see. And, interestingly, according to IMDB, the pitching scenes were flipped to transform right-hander Duhamel into the left-hander Bill “Spaceman” Lee.

Directed and written by Brett Rapkin, the cast also features W Earl Brown, Sterling K Brown, Blake Lindsley, Carlos Leal, Peter Mackenzie and Ernie Hudson.

Spaceman is out in the US on August 19th, but as of yet there’s no UK release date.

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


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