This week’s Movie Chart for the UK w/e September 21st 2014 is as follows:
Tokarev on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review
Tokarev stars Nicolas Cage as Paul Maguire, a man whose daughter has been kidnapped… Hang on, he’s very careless isn’t he, since the same happened to Mr Cage’s screen-daughter in Stolen. Hence, I was hoping this one was a better attempt at such a film. And if all this sounds very familiar to US viewers, […]
Brick Mansions on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review
Brick Mansions is set in Detroit, 2018, and rioting is in full flow in housing block known by this film’s very title. The council want to regenerate the area, which means that the tower blocks must come down first. Think “The Wire”, but just not that quality of writing. Lino (David Belle) washes his drugs […]
Time Heist – Doctor Who: Series 8 Episode 5 – The DVDfever Review – and great Keeley Hawes pics!
Time Heist finds the TARDIS’ phone ringing. Very few people have his number, and “nothing can happen just by answering the phone”, but he does so, and something does happen, and both he and Clara are transported to a room with an augmented human called Psi (Green Wing‘s Jonathan Bailey), and a mutant human called […]
Destiny on PS3 – The DVDfever Review
Destiny comes to us from Bungie, the development team that have brought us such titles as Marathon – and its sequel which were early first-person shooters, Myth, which is a fantasy-based combat strategy game that removed the resource gathering for tactical head on skirmishes, as well as Oni which was released on PC/Mac and PS2 […]
Blue Ruin on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review
Blue Ruin opens showing drifter Dwight (Macon Blair), a man in his early 30s, living on the streets. Something clearly went wrong in his life and, for some time – as shown by the length of his unkempt beard, he’s had it tough. Then the police pick him up and explain that a certain man […]
Charlo Greene used to be a TV reporter for KTVA, but she got a bit bored with her job and decided to call it a day by announcing that she was the owner of an Alaskan cannabis club, and wanted to put all her energies into the fight to legalise marijuana in Alaska, after previously having reported on the Alaska Cannabis Club without mentioning her connection to it.
At the end, she announced: “Now everything you heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska.
“And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, fuck it, I quit.”
Also check out the Wright Stuff double f-word caller from last month. Which is best? Watch both and make up your mind!
Check out the Charlo Greene video below:
In this week’s all-formats video games charts for week ending September 20th 2014, there are three new entries, but none of them have the ‘Destiny’ to be No.1… (ho, ho)
- 1 (1) Destiny (Activision) (review)
2 (-) Disney Infinity 2.0 (Disney Infinity)
3 (-) Hyrule Warriors (Nintendo)
4 (3) Watch Dogs (Ubisoft) (review)
5 (2) The Sims 4 (EA Games)
6 (6) Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
7 (4) Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision) (review)
9 (9) Minecraft: PS3 Edition (Sony)
10 (8) Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (EA Games)!–more–>
11 (12) The Lego Movie Videogame (Warner Bros. Interactive)
12 (11) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar) (review)
13 (16) Tomodachi Life (Nintendo)
14 (15) Titanfall (EA Games)
15 (13) Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition (Blizzard)
16 (20) Sniper Elite 3 (505 Games) (review)
17 (-) Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix)
18 (19) Terraria (Xbox 360 Classics)
19 (RE) Lego Marvel Super Heroes (Warner Bros Interactive)
20 (14) Metro Redux (Deep Silver)
A Most Violent Year is a thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.
The film stars Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davies), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks and written and directed by J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost), so it looks like it’s worth a watch.
A Most Violent Year is released in both the US and UK on December 31st.
Check out the video below and click on the poster for the fill-size image:
Tokarev stars Nicolas Cage as Paul Maguire, a man whose daughter has been kidnapped… Hang on, he’s very careless isn’t he, since the same happened to Mr Cage’s screen-daughter in Stolen. Hence, I was hoping this one was a better attempt at such a film.
And if all this sounds very familiar to US viewers, as well as those from other countries, who saw a film like this called Rage, then it’s the same film but just renamed. Why? Probably because it bypassed the cinema altogether, in most major countries, which isn’t an indicator of a good film.
Where the title, “Tokarev” comes into the proceedings is that it’s the name of the type of gun which comes up in the film but I’ll say no more about that so as to avoid potential spoilers.
Men Women and Children follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet.
And now, an international trailer has been released.
As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.
Men Women and Children is directed by co-written by Jason Reitman, and stars Ansel Elgort, Judy Greer, Emma Thompson, Jennifer Garner, Dean Norris, Dennis Haysbert, J.K. Simmons, plus a rare drama turn from Adam Sandler, who was great in Punch Drunk Love. If only he’d break away from the terrible comedies more often.
The film also now has a UK release date of October 24th.
Check out the trailer below:
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The world’s favourite postie makes his big screen debut in the CGI-animated children’s feature Postman Pat: The Movie.
Leaving behind those nearest and dearest to him when his head is turned by the chance of fame on a TV talent show, Pat (voice of Stephen Mangan) seems certain to discover that there is more to life than the lure of wealth, celebrity and some smart new clothes, and that the problems they cause are no match for the love to be found with his friends and family back in Greendale. Other cast members include David Tennant, Rupert Grint and Jim Broadbent.
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Fargo Season 1 leads the new Blu-ray and DVDs releases out this week, and even though I love the Coen Brothers’ movie, I really enjoyed this series, too, even if it did sag a bit in the middle. Roll on Season 2!
The Coen Brothers’ Best Picture Oscar nominee transforms into the season’s most talked about TV debut. Fargo features a new “true crime” story and new characters…all chilled in the trademark dry wit, murderous mayhem and “Minnesota nice” of the original classic film.
Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton stars as Lorne Malvo, a anipulative master criminal who changes the life of insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman). Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks) and Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman) are the small-town police officers who join forces to uncover Lester’s secrets and stop the relentlessly destructive Malvo.
- Commentary by Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman and Noah Hawley (on select episodes)
This Is a True Story
Greetings From Bemidji
Shades of Green
- 1. The Crocodile’s Dilemma
2. The Rooster Prince
3. A Muddy Road
4. Eating the Blame
5. The Six Ungraspables
6. Buridan’s Ass
7. Who Shaves the Barber?
8. The Heap
9. A Fox, A Rabbit, and A Cabbage
10. Morton’s Fork
Arrow Season 2
After being marooned on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series. Reinventing the DC Comics character for a modern audience, the Arrow is not a superhero but a hero – every bit as dangerous as the criminals he’s hunting. After suffering unimaginable ordeals on the island, the former fun-loving Oliver Queen returns to Starling City a new man. Determined to deliver justice to those who have corrupted his city, Oliver (aka The Hood) – with the help of tech-savvy Felicity Smoak and his iron-fisted right hand, John Diggle – narrowly averts the rich and powerful’s “Undertaking” to cleanse the city of its most desperate citizens.
But Oliver’s crusade is complicated by his emotional connections to friends and family, as the Queen family still trades on secrets that conflict with the Arrow’s agenda. Oliver’s return also affects the love of his life, Laurel Lance, and he must find a balance between being there for her as Oliver Queen, and being there for Starling City as the Arrow. A dark and dangerous crime procedural with edge, intrigue and action, Oliver’s story is told through his harrowing trials on the island, his connections to his mother, Moira, and sister, Thea, and the Arrow’s adventures in Starling City. Showing all facets of the mysterious loner, the drama follows the charismatic Oliver that disappeared, the hardened Oliver that returned and the Oliver that’s been forged into the weapon against injustice known as… the Arrow.
The Blacklist Season 1
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader, TV’s The Office, Boston Legal) has been one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as “The concierge of Crime.”
Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: he will help catch the world’s most elusive criminals, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone, TV’s Law & Order: Los Angeles), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, it’s going to be one hell of a first day on the job.
- Commentary on the pilot episode, Anslo Garrick Part 1 and Berlin: Conclusion with Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath and Joe Carnahan
- The Insider: Making Season One – The cast, writers and executive producers of The Blacklist take us through Season One, from brainstorming the weekly Blacklisters to developing the relationships between Elizabeth Keen, Tom Keen, and the “concierge of crime,” Raymond Reddington.
- Beyond the Blacklist – A behind-the-scenes look at all 22 episodes of The Blacklist Inception: Making the Pilot – An inside look at the making of the pilot, introducing the team that brought The Blacklist to life.
- Rogue’s Gallery: Villains– The writers and executive producers of The Blacklist discuss their process of creating the notorious criminals on the show. The cast weighs in on some of their favorite guest stars.
- Raymond Reddington – Who is Raymond Reddington really? James Spader, Megan Boone and the producers of The Blacklist discuss Spader’s role.
- Elizabeth Keen — Megan Boone talks all things Liz Keen from her relationship with Raymond Reddington to her emotional journey throughout the first season.
- Tom Keen — Ryan Eggold discusses the challenges and joys of playing a character whose motivations aren’t revealed until late in the season.
- Donald Ressler — Megan Boone and producers John Eisendrath and Jon Bokenkamp weigh in on working with Diego, how Ressler almost lost a leg, and why we shouldn’t believe everything we see.
- Harold Cooper — Harry Lennix and producer Jon Bokenkamp discuss the character of Harold Cooper, a character whose history, especially with Raymond Reddington, might just come further into focus as the show progresses.
- Meera Malik — Parminder Nagra and the producers discuss the multiple dimensions to Meera Malik.
- Aram Mojtabai — Amir Arison takes us through his season from starting as a day player to his scene with James Spader as Aram races against the clock to save his own life.
Hannibal Season 2
All 13 episodes from the second season of the US TV drama that examines the early relationship between FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and eminent psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). After being sworn in by Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), the head of the FBI Behavioral Science Unit, to help capture a serial killer who is on the rampage, Will finds himself increasingly struggling to control his thought processes that inform his uncanny ability to empathise with serial killers.
When damning evidence shows up at the FBI that implicates Will in a string of grisly murders he is immediately placed under the care of the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. As Will tries to assure Jack of his innocence he also attempts to convince him of the identity of the real killer. The episodes are: ‘Kaiseki’, ‘Sakizuki’, ‘Hassun’, ‘Takiawase’, ‘Mukozuke’, ‘Futamono’, ‘Yakimono’, ‘Su-zakana’, ‘Shiizakana’, ‘Naka-Choko’, ‘Ko No Mono’, ‘Tome-wan’ and ‘Mizumono’
Other film releases out this week on both Blu-ray and DVD:
- Alien Vs Predator Steelbook (Blu-ray only)
Alien Vs Predator: Requiem Steelbook (Blu-ray only)
Eyes Without a Face Special Edition (Blu-ray/DVD double pack)
A Farewell To Arms Special Edition (Blu-ray/DVD double pack)
Goldfinger Steelbook (Blu-ray only)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
Night of the Demon Special Edition (Blu-ray/DVD double pack)
Tokarev (aka Rage)
Other films on DVD:
- Before The Winter Chill
Looters, Tooters & Sawn-off Shooters
TV Series out this week on Blu-ray and DVD:
- Boomers Series 1 (DVD)
From Dusk Till Dawn Season 1 (DVD)
In The Club Series 1 (DVD)
Lucky Feller: Complete Series (DVD)
Phil Silvers Box Set (DVD)
The Questor Tapes (DVD)
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Complete Series (DVD)
Who Do You Think You Are? Series 10 (DVD)
All other releases:
- Sting: The Last Ship Live (Blu-ray & DVD)