Everest IMAX 3D – The DVDfever Cinema Review



Everest is the tale of how Ted Moult built up his famous double-glazing company… Well, at least that’s what I was led to believe… (not really).

As of 1992, it had become a business for climbers to be guided up Mount Everest, and this film tells the tale of a big climb to be made on May 10th 1996. It’s a climb that worked for some – to a degree, but due to weather conditions, and a bizarre situation on the Hillary Step, it led to a number of casualties including some fatalities. Who lives and who dies? That’s what you’ll only find out by watching.

I hadn’t been expecting too much from this film as the trailer made it look like it had a plot akin to a ‘TV movie of the week’, and that’s precisely how it was scripted.

Under The Lake – Doctor Who Series 9 Episode 3 – The DVDfever Review


Under The Lake

Under The Lake was set in such an environment due to the fact that it wasn’t always underwater. The base is a flooded military town. Quite why such a place wouldn’t suddenly be abandoned, I don’t know, since it wouldn’t be built to withstand the pressures of all that water, but hey, I’m trying to apply logic to Doctor Who!

Spectre – Official Trailer #2 – Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz

spectre Spectre is the 24th film in the James Bond series, following 2012’s disappointing Skyfall, and now, the second official trailer has been released, but what do you think of it?

The plot of Spectre revolves around a cryptic message from Bond’s past which sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Daniel Craig portrays 007 for the fourth time, and there’s an exchange between Craig and Waltz’s characters – when Bond is asked why he came, the reply comes, “I came here to kill you”, and the reply coming, “And I thought you came here to die.”, to which Bond adds, “Well, it’s all a matter of perspective”…

Star Squad – The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 clip

Star Squad Star Squad is what Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her merry band of troops have been named now they’ve been commanded to go into a specific area that’s populated by pods and peacekeepers…

Sorry, that’s “paaaaaaaaaaads”, or such as the guy speaking seems to make them sound.

And what do these “paaaaaaaaaaads” contain? Lots of stuff designed to kill them all. So, it’s basically the beginning of the 76th Hunger Games!

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 brings the story of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) to a close, and after being symbolised as the “Mockingjay”, she and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol and the dastardly President Snow (Donald Sutherland).

Class – new Doctor Who BBC3 spinoff

class Class is a forthcoming Doctor Who spin-off which will air on BBC3 in eight 45-minute episodes, and is written by acclaimed young adult author Patrick Ness (right).

‘Young adult’ is a term bandied around with film series like The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner, so you know what to expect, and this series is set in contemporary London where incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected. With all the action, heart and adrenalin of the best YA fiction, this is Coal Hill School and Doctor Who like you’ve never seen it before.

Steven Moffat: “No one has documented the dark and exhilarating world of the teenager like Patrick Ness, and now we’re bringing his brilliant storytelling into Doctor Who. This is growing up in modern Britain – but with monsters!”

Under The Lake – Doctor Who Series 9 Episode 3 preview videos

Under The Lake Under The Lake is the third episode in the new series of Doctor Who Series 9, and with The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) telling Clara (Jenna Coleman) to be careful what she wishes for after she tells him she wants another adventure with monsters, and things blowing up. And so he gives her an unknown homicidal force, under water, and in a nuclear reactor! It’s set in 2150 but will eventually take them back into the past…

But he’s still got sunglasses instead of a sonic screwdriver…

As well as the trailer, below you can check out an introduction to the episode, Steven Moffat’s teaser for the episode, plus two clips – Be careful what you wish for and Running from ghosts.

The Martian leads the new cinema releases & trailers – w/e October 2nd 2015

the-martianThis weekend there are a six new films out for you to choose from: sci-fi thriller in The Martian, high-wire drama in The Walk, comedy in Convenience, Shakespearean action in Macbeth, animation in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, and alleged comedy in The Intern.

The Martian is effectively Matt Damon as Mark Watney, an astronaut who, during a manned mission to Mars, is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet.

With only meager supplies – having to somehow make 31 days’ worth of rations last four years until NASA can reach him, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

The film also stars Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Mackenzie Davis, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Donald Glover, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Chiwetel Ejiofor, plus HeadhuntersAksel Hennie and Jonathan Aris from BBC2’s The Game.

The Forest – Official Trailer #1 – Natalie Dormer #TheForestIsReal

the-forest The Forest is one of those horror films where lots of spooky stuff is a-happening, and right in the thick of it is Sara (Natalie Dormer – The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1), because her sister is travelling to a place known as The Suicide Forest to… y’know, commit suicide.

However, it’s a very dangerous place and Sara is told that no-one will be free to accompany her because “Spirits cannot rest there. They come back… Angry!” and that whatever you do… stay on the path!

The Forest is directed by Jason Zada and scriptwriting credits come from David S Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice – so he likes his Batman and Superman nonsense), Ben Ketai (30 Days Of Night: Dark Days), Nick Antosca and Sarah Cornwell, and it also stars also stars Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Eoin Macken, Rina Takasaki and Stephanie Vogt.

It’s released in the US on January 8th, but we’ll have to wait until March 25th to see it. Now, films that aren’t Oscar/BAFTA contenders, and which get released in January/February, usually, aren’t worth a light. This looks like it could be enjoyable hokum, though.

Check out the teaser for The Forest below and click on the image of Natalie Dormer for the full-size version:

Movie Charts UK and US week ending September 27th 2015

Movie Charts UK and US week ending September 27th 2015This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending September 27th 2015 are as follows, starting with the UK Top 10:

Video Games Charts week ending September 26th 2015

Video Games Charts week ending September 26th 2015In this week’s Video Games Charts week ending September 26th 2015, there are 4 new entries and 3 re-entries!

    1 (-) FIFA 16 (EA Sports)
    2 (1) Destiny: The Taken King (Activision)
    3 (2) Forza Motorsport 6 (Microsoft)
    4 (-) Skylanders Superchargers (Skylanders)
    5 (4) Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami) (review)
    6 (3) Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Konami)
    7 (5) Mad Max (Warner Bros Interactive) (review)
    8 (7) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games) (review)
    9 (14) Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision) (review)
    10 (10) Lego Jurassic World (Warner Bros Interactive)

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