Website server update in progress…

Website server update in progressWebsite server update in progress…

I’ve had some recent server issues and my hosts, 1&1, tell me that an upgrade to sort it out may stop me being able to make new posts on here for 3-5 days, so if you hear nothing new from me for a short while then I haven’t dropped off the face of the Earth and, like James Bond, I will return… obviously a lot more quickly.

Of course, if Jennifer Aniston pops round and asks me to run away with her to Los Angeles or wherever she resides, then I’ll be a little longer. But the chances are that will not happen….

Chappie and Still Alice lead the new cinema releases & trailers – w/e March 6th 2015

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This weekend there are six new films out for you to choose from: sci-fi in Chappie, dementia drama in Still Alice, crime thriller in Kill The Messenger, French farce in Life of Riley, alleged comedy in Unfinished Business, and tedious drama in White Bird in a Blizzard.

Chappie is the latest film from Neill Blomkamp, director of the superb District 9, and also Elysium.

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot.

The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.

As with The Voices, I’m in two minds as to whether this will be any good. It’s got a great director, and also high-profile cast (Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Dev Patel, plus Sharlto Copley doing the motion capture for Chappie, himself), but it feels like we’ve been here before with Short Circuit. On balance, I’ll err on the side of…

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

Movie Charts – UK & US – w/e March 1st 2015

March 1st 2015This week’s Movie Chart for the UK w/e March 1st 2015 is as follows:

    1. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    2. Fifty Shades of Grey
    3. Focus
    4. Big Hero 6
    5. Shaun The Sheep: The Movie
    6. Kingsman: The Secret Service
    7. The Boy Next Door
    8. It Follows
    9. The Wedding Ringer
    10. The Theory Of Everything (review)

Video Games Charts (All formats) – week ending February 28th 2015

dying-lightIn this week’s video games charts, week ending February 28th 2015, there are two new entries, and one re-entry.

    1 (-) Dying Light (Warner Bros Interactive)
    2 (2) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision) (review)
    3 (-) Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Namco Bandai)
    4 (1) The Order 1886 (Sony)
    5 (5) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games) (review)
    6 (6) FIFA 15 (EA Sports)
    7 (4) Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft) (review)
    8 (3) Evolve (2K Games)
    9 (7) Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft)
    10 (9) Minecraft: Playstation Edition (Sony)

Poldark – New BBC1 2015 series – Official Trailer

poldarkPoldark returns to BBC1 after nearly 40 years as it originally ran for two series between 1975 and 1977, with Robin Ellis in the lead role.

This time round, Aidan Turner takes the lead as Ross Poldark, and the actor may be best known to viewers as Mitchell from BBC’s Being Human, and as Kili in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, which came to a finale last Christmas with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Poldark returns to England after fighting in the American Revolution. His family and friends thought he was dead. The woman he hoped to marry is now engaged to his cousin. His father is dead, and the property he has inherited has been allowed to deteriorate. It is the late 1700s in Cornwall, England.

The Casual Vacancy Episode 3 – The DVDfever Review

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The Casual Vacancy Episode 3

The Casual Vacancy Episode 3 finally puts itself out of its misery, and a good job too as, quite frankly, over the course of these three weeks I could’ve pulled a better story out of my arse!

Howard and Miles are fussing over the vandalism on the front of the former’s pie shop, adorned with the election poster for the latter, with the added scrawl, “I like soapy tit-wanks”.

Fortitude Episode 6 – The DVDfever Review

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Fortitude Episode 6

Fortitude Episode 6 starts with a flashback, jumping a few episodes back to when Frank was having it away with Elena. Jules is seen heading out without a hat on, and is chanced upon by Henry, who insists frostbite can severely knacker your ears and wants her to take his hat because he doesn’t live far away and can make it home without it. She refuses, but since she’s wearing a big parka jacket, WHY DIDN’T SHE JUST PULL HER BLOODY HOOD UP!!?!???

Ode to a lack of House of Fools tonight (2.3.15)

Ode to a lack of House of Fools tonight
Ode to a lack of House of Fools tonight… is my ode to erm.. well, you know.

I love House of Fools starring Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer and Matt Berry, to name but three, but… it’s not on tonight because of Let’s Play Darts For Comic Relief!

So I therefore sang a song in the style of Beef (Matt Berry’s character)…

House of Fools will return next Monday on BBC2 at 10pm.

Leonard Nimoy to be honoured by Elite Dangerous

Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek legend, as well as an accomplished writer and director in his own right, sadly passed away on Friday afternoon. He lives long and he prospered…

Fans and friends around the world were saddened to learn of this news, including the makers of the fantastic space-trading game Elite Dangerous, and Frontier’s executive producer Michael Brookes has announced that a new station will be added to the orbit of the planet Vulcan, system LHS-3006.

UK Top 100 Music chart summary & my views w/e March 7th 2015

March 7th 2015Ellie Goulding stays at No.1, in the UK Top 100 Music Chart w/e March 7th 2015, with Love Me Like You Do, taken from the recent big cinema release, Fifty Shades of Grey, and it’s a drippy power ballad without any real power.

There’s just one new entry in the Top 10: a No.7 for Kelly Clarkson with Heartbeat Song, while Madonna took at a tumble at The Brits while singing her no.26 hit Living For Love. Certainly didn’t inspire anyone to buy the record in great numbers!

Check out the video for this below:

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