Rakuten TV Empire Awards 2018 – The Last Jedi sweeps the board

Rakuten TV Empire Awards 2018 Star Wars Episode VII: The Last Jedi has won big at the Rakuten TV Empire Awards 2018, taking it home for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Costume Design and Best Visual Effects.

The Rakuten TV Empire Awards 2018 celebrate the best in film and entertainment of the past year, as voted for by movie fans. Box-office phenomenon Star Wars Episode VII: The Last Jedi picked up the most awards on the night including the prestigious Best Film honour, presented by Sky Cinema. Daisy Ridley also attended to collect her award for Best Actress, presented by Rakuten TV, as did Rian Johnson who was chosen as Best Director, presented by Vue Entertainment. The film was also honoured in the Visual Effects and Costume categories.

New Blu-ray and DVD releases March 19th 2018

New Blu-ray and DVD releases March 19th 2018 are as follows:

    Daddy’s Home 2 (Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray and DVD)
    Daddy’s Home 1 & 2 (Blu-ray and DVD)
    For the Love of Ada: The Complete Series (DVD)
    Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Gumshoe (Blu-ray)
    Hardcore (Blu-ray)
    Images (Blu-ray)
    Kino’s Journey: Complete Collection (DVD)
    Legend of the Mountain (The Masters of Cinema Series) (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    Logan’s Run (Blu-ray)
    Manifesto (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Napping Princess (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    Northern Exposure: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Robocop Gameboy Theme on Ariston 1994 advert – BEST ADVERT EVER?

Robocop Robocop is one of the most iconic movies of the 1980s, and of all its videogame incarnations, it was the Gameboy theme which stuck out the most, and in 1992, white goods manufacturer Ariston used it in their mesmerising advert to promote their range of fridges, freezers, ovens, washing machines and so on. The longest version of the advert runs for almost two-and-a-half minutes and has to be seen to be believed.

Ariston ends with the word ‘on’, so the super clever idea, from advertising agency Gold Greenless Trott, to make a repetitive advert with the tagline ‘on and on… and Ariston’ paid off big-time for them back in the day. You don’t hear from them much these days – in the UK at least, which is a shame, but perhaps they should bring back an ad like this, since so many adverts try to hook you in by being annoying. FEW hook you in by being amazing.

So, is it the best advert ever??

Badlands: The Premium Collection on Blu-ray & DVD combo – The DVDfever Review


Badlands is one of those films I saw many moons ago but haven’t seen since. Why? I’m not sure, since I absolutely loved it and in this new release, it was great to catch it again.

Firstly, I’ll say that there’s no plot spoilers in this, but I will talk about some elements of the film without being precise in terms of exactly what it happening. It’s difficult not to say ANYTHING.

Badlands is a film which has clearly influenced other directors over the years, and even Tarantino and Tony Scott and Hans Zimmer practically ripped the them off wholesale for 1993’s True Romance.

Sega Mega Drive Classics – Announcement Trailer

Sega Mega Drive Classics
Sega Mega Drive Classics is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, but not the Nintendo Switch, for no apparent reason.

Known as the Sega Genesis in the US, there’s a number of games I’ve played in the past, but many I haven’t, so I’m very much looking forward to checking those out, and this collection has over 50 retro classics to experience across every genre – arcade action, shooters, beat-em-ups, puzzlers, old favourites and hidden gems, with a raft of modern features. These include online multiplayer, achievements, mirror modes, rewind and save states meaning players old and new should find revisiting these great games an absolute Sonic 3D Blast!

The games included are as follows:


God Of War

God of War is due out in early 2018 and looks superb, but is’ another sequel which dispenses with numbers when thinking of a title. Plus, it will be single-player only.

Footage has been leaked and Sony are super-pissed off about it. Why, since it actually looks pretty good. Also below is Dreamcast Guy’s rant about this situation, and he confirms that the footage came from a press event where one participant recorded their footage for the whole three hours and edited it down to ten minutes. I do have to ask how no-one spotted him recording it if it was so hush-hush. That sounds dodgy in itself, like Sony set the whole thing up. There’s also some other trailers and gameplay footage below that.

The Hurricane Heist – Trailer 1 – Toby Kebbell

The Hurricane Heist The Hurricane Heist is, yes, another disaster movie, but every now and again comes one which look like it’ll actually be fun, and this is one of those.

As an unstoppable and deadly hurricane bears down on the Gulf Coast of the US a mandatory emergency evacuation is underway clearing the city. The storm proves to be the perfect cover for a team of hackers to infiltrate a vulnerable Treasury facility and steal $600m.

Bracing himself for the impact of the hurricane, stormchaser and meteorologist Will (Toby KebbellKong: Skull Island) finds himself caught up in the chaos and teams up with Casey (Maggie GraceTaken 3), the only Treasury agent left standing and his wayward brother, Breeze (Ryan KwantenTrue Blood). Together they must stop the ruthless thieves from pulling of the heist of a lifetime and survive the storm of the century.

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e March 22nd 2018

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e March 22nd 2018In the UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e March 22nd 2018, Drake stays at No.1 with God’s Plan, a mumbling, auto-tuned mess. Who on earth is buying this?!

There are no entries in the Top 10.

The Top 10 singles are as follows:

Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Trailer 1 – Melissa McCarthy

Can You Ever Forgive Me Can You Ever Forgive Me? stars Melissa McCarthy in a drama… yes, a drama! Hopefully this marks a change in direction, since all her comedies tend to drift into one another.

The film tells the true story of bestselling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (McCarthy), who made her living in the ’70s and ’80s profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E Grant).

It looks a pretty decent film and, sometimes, when you’re sick of someone making comedies, a drama can be that perfect turning point. I always cite the example of after Lenny Henry stopping being funny when the ’80s ended, but in the ’90s, he made the dramas Alive and Kicking and the series, Hope and Glory, as well as more recently starring in Broadchurch.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? is released in the Us on October 19th, but as of yet there’s no UK date.

Director: Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)
Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener, Lee Israel, Jeff Whitty
Also stars: Anna Deavere Smith, Alice Kremelberg, Julie Ann Emery, Joanna Adler, Marc Evan Jackson, Christian Navarro, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jane Curtin

Check out the trailer below:

Adrift – Trailer 1 – Shailene Woodley

Adrift is where my attention was going when I watched this trailer for an “inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime”, starring dystopian movie stars Shailene Woodley (Allegiant) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2).

Tami and Richard are the two avid sailors who set out on a journey across the ocean, but whom couldn’t anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. Adrift is the unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love.

Possibly one for the teenage female audience, especially given the lead actors.

Adrift is released in the UK on June 1st, and also check out the Facebook page.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur (Everest, 2 Guns)
Also stars: Jeffrey Thomas, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Grace Palmer, Tami Ashcraft (as herself)

Check out the trailer below:


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