Troy: Fall Of A City Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review – BBC drama

Troy: Fall Of A City

Troy: Fall Of A City sadly has nothing to do with actor Troy McClure, who you may remember from The Simpsons, which is a shame because none of this new BBC drama series was available for preview, which rarely bodes well.

Despite that, you can’t get away from the fact that this is an eight-part adaptation of Homer’s classic tale… *oh*, not THAT Homer.

Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 11th 2018

Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 11th 2018This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 11th 2018 are as follows:

Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Replicated in Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace at night by Goynang, CC BY 2.0

World-famous chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay is turning up the heat at Caesars Palace by launching the world’s first Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in Las Vegas. The replica of the kitchen, featured on the hit American reality television show, has already captured the imagination of many visitors to Sin City wishing to dine in a restaurant operated by a chef awarded with 16 Michelin stars throughout his illustrious career. The restaurant, which opened on January 26, was designed in close collaboration with the show’s producers and designers to replicate the atmosphere of the “Hell’s Kitchen” reality show.

The Shape Of Water leads the new cinema releases and trailers February 16th 2018

The Shape Of Water This week, there are THREE new films out for you to choose from: Guillermo del Toro has a aqua-based ’60s tale in The Shape Of Water, Greta Gerwig writes and directs the fabulous Saoirse Ronan as the titular Lady Bird, and Owen Wilson & Ed Helms wastes everyone’s time with Father Figures.

The Shape of Water comes from the mind of director Guillermo del Toro, giving us an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Her life is changed forver when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

And this is a Red Band Trailer… which usually means it’s NSFW, aka Not Safe For Work.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Also stars: Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins, Lauren Lee Smith, John Kapelos

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Read the review!

Lady Bird – The DVDfever Cinema Review

Lady Bird

Lady Bird is another film selected for potential BAFTA and Oscar glory, yet is also another film that’s less than the sum of its parts, which is a shame, as Saoirse Ronan is superb in the titular lead as Chistine “Lady Bird” McPherson, and upon calling herself that, when questioned in the convent at which she attends, “Is that your given name?”, she replies in the affirmative, “I gave it to myself. It’s given to me, by me.”

It’s a coming-of-age story about how Lady Bird wants to study in New York, but her mother’s having none of that as she doesn’t think she can amount to anything, so she’s doomed to spend the rest of her life in Sacramento, like her family… which leads to a major argument in the car that’s resolved in a very unexpected way, as long as you haven’t seen the trailer.

Lost Sphear on PS4 – The DVDfever Review

Lost Sphear

Lost Sphear is out now on PS4, and in times of turmoil and uncertainty, we always know that Square Enix will keep those RPGs coming. This is a game from the developers of I am Setsuma, which was an enjoyable adventure that ended up getting a little tedious come the later hours. The director had promised that they had impacted all feedback from the previous title so I was intrigued to see if they had.

This new title’s biggest problem is it’s lack of identity – it encompasses elements of so many Square Enix RPGs that it never feels like an entity itself. Unlike some reviewers, this didn’t put me off as much as it may put off others. Personally, throughout a lot of my gameplay, I was wishing that the upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake would have taken this approach.

The Shape Of Water – The DVDfever Cinema Review

The Shape Of Water

The Shape Of Water centres around a weird water-dwelling creature which, on first encounter, almost thuds through the container it’s within, giving every unspecting Tom, Dick or Harriet a fright.

Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) and Zelda D Fuller (Octavia Spencer) are the facility’s resident cleaners, the former being a mute and the most curious about the new arrival, potentially getting herself in hot (ahem) water as she occasionally nips in to feed it, teach it sign language, as well as let it listen to music, specifically the sounds you’d hear in a jazz club… nice.

Monster Energy Supercross on PS4 – The DVDfever Review

Monster Energy Supercross

Monster Energy Supercross is the type of game I haven’t played in a while, and the way it plays when it comes to leaping over humps in the ground, must date back as far as Enduro Racer in the arcade and, a bit later, on the ZX Spectrum. The basics haven’t changed too much, and I can still fall off just as many times because I’m a bit rubbish, although with a title like this, practice does, indeed, make… well, not perfect, but… how shall we say…. improvement.

That can be done by moving your weight around the bike as you jump about, as well as learn how to accelerate and brake at the right time – and not just go full tilt, otherwise you’ll fall off a lot, like me!

GodinWorld – the Facebook Valentine’s Day app scam

GodinWorld follows social media junk like Kueez in tricking you into handing over all your personal data, since no-one reads the terms and conditions properly when they’re just after a quick ‘lol’ on Facebook, and this site’s latest app reckons it can tell you who your Valentine will be this year.

It reads:

The LEGO Ninjago Movie 3D on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

The LEGO Ninjago Movie 3D

The LEGO Ninjago Movie begins, unlike The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie, with a live-action piece and a mysterious story where store owner Mr Liu (Jackie Chan) introduces a young boy into the world of Lloyd, alongside Master Wu, the latter also voiced by Chan – and then it’s off into LEGO land.

Alas, for Lloyd (Dave Franco), he’s the son of the evil Lord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), and no-one lets him forget it, even when, like today, it’s his 16th birthday. Maybe they’ve all forgotten? His Dad certainly has.


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