Dishonored 2 on PS4 – The DVDfever Review

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Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2 is a game I was hugely excited to play, and yet I was not even sure why. I started playing the first one a little bit late and by the time I was starting to get hooked, I was finding PS4 and Xbox One games to play instead. Then they released Dishonoured on the PS4, but I never did release the game from its cellophane surroundings. So why was I so excited about D2… maybe it was because I had seen some videos and I really liked the looks of it. Maybe it was because I had just got the PS4 Pro and the HDR 4K tv. Maybe it was because I was getting bored of the games I was playing (Mafia III and FIFA 17 – still keeping me hooked). Either way, when the game turned up at my house I was buzzing to play it.

The Mummy 2017 – Trailer 1 – Tom Cruise

The Mummy The Mummy… yes, it doesn’t seem so long since that was last on the big screen but the first of three movies brought cheesy Brendan Fraser to the fore again in 2001, with the brilliant Arnold Vosloo as the baddie. Lately, Tom Cruise must be running out of stories to adapt, so now he’s having a crack at it.

In this tale, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day*, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension…

(*Hey! This sounds like X-Men Apocalypse!)

Directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a script by Christopher McQuarrie (Mission Impossible Rogue Nation) and Jon Spaihts, and also starring Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B Vance and Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll, the first response is for everyone to get in an uproar saying, “But Cruise is just remaking Mr Fraser’s movies!”, even though the concept of The Mummy, itself, has been around since time began.

Vote for DVDfever.co.uk in the UK Blog Awards 2017!

Vote for DVDfever Vote for DVDfever.co.uk in the UK Blog Awards 2016!

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DVDfever.co.uk was founded on February 25th 2000, but I started writing reviews as far back as 1994, since I finished University back in June 1993 and then, nearly a year later, I started my online music chart analysis, after having to take four months off work due to my Aortic Valve Replacement operation. I’ve also had articles published in a number of home entertainment magazines and have also appeared on Channel 4’s sadly defunct, Right To Reply.

The Shallows on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

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The Shallows

The Shallows was pitched as a shark vs. Blake Lively, an actress so deathly dull in never-grow-old drama The Age of Adeline that I willed for the big fish to take her.

Will the shark eat her? Will she eat the shark, washed down by a waffer-thin mint?

After some initial setup where she laments over a lost parent, as if this is a Disney/Pixar cartoon, Blake – as athletic swimmer Nancy – gets out-acted by the dead whale upon which she’s stranded, as well as the seagull who hangs around and chitters as she screams when the shark gives her a great big scratch on the leg.

New Blu-ray and DVD releases December 5th 2016

New Blu-ray and DVD releases December 5th 2016 New Blu-ray and DVD releases December 5th 2016 are as follows:

    Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Aquarius Season 2 (DV D)
    Cohen and Tate (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    Criminal Minds Season 11 (DVD)
    Criminal Minds Seasons 1-11 (DVD)
    Deep Purple: California Jam ’74 (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Doctor Mordrid (Blu-ray)
    Fairy Tail: Part 10 (DVD)
    Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Fear the Walking Dead Seasons 1 & 2 (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Full Metal Alchemist: Part 2 (Blu-ray/DVD Collector’s Edition)
    Girls Lost (DVD)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 – Trailer 1 – Chris Pratt

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 continues the adventures of Starlord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), this time set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, and sees the team traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos.

And now the first official trailer has been released, and the second half of it did make me laugh a lot 🙂

This time, the Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Little else is known at the moment, but while Chris Pratt annoyed me in Jurassic World and The Magnificent Seven, he was decent in the first installment of this series.

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e December 8th 2016

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e December 8th 2016 Staying at No.1 in UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e December 8th 2016 is Clean Bandit Feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie with Rockabye, and it sounds like a very average summer hit that you’d hear in Spain, although it’s November. And why has Anne-Marie forgotten her top?

There are no new entries in the Top 10.

Out now is a great new track from The Rolling StonesBlue & Lonesome album called Ride ‘Em On Down:

The Last Of Us Part II Trailer – PS4

The Last Of Us Part II

The Last Of Us Part II is the forthcoming sequel to the 2013’s The Last Of Us, in case that might’ve slipped you by, and it was easily my favourite game of that year and one of my favourites of the past decade, so much so that I played through it twice on the PS3. I’ve also played the Remastered version on PS4 but not all the way through.

The trailer, shown live at the Playstation Experience 2016, tells us little, but clearly, Troy Baker reprises his role of Joel, while Ashley Johnson returns as Ellie.

No release date is yet known for this second entry in the series, but I would expect it in either summer or Christmas of 2017.

Check out our review of The Last Of Us on PS3, and also the The Last Of Us Part II trailer below, plus our complete walkthrough of the first game, and click on the picture of Ellie for the full-size version:

Death Stranding – 4K Trailer – Mads Mikkelsen

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Death Stranding is the forthcoming game from Hideo Kojima, starring actor Norman Reedus (Triple 9) and this new trailer, shown at the The Game Awards 2016, features both Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange) and Guillermo del Toro (Mimic).

Developed by Kojima Productions, Kojima described the game at E3 as a sort-of action game, but with new and different elements, comparing it to 1987’s stealth title Metal Gear, and one of the game’s main themes through a short story by Kōbō Abe, in which the first tool created by humans was a stick, meant as protection by putting a distance between oneself and “bad things”, followed by a rope in order to secure things.

It all looks very bizarre, but certainly something to take notice of when it’s finally released, on a date yet to be announced.

Check out the new Death Stranding trailer below and click on the packshot for the full-size version:

Sully: Miracle On The Hudson – The non-disaster movie is a disaster – The DVDfever Cinema Review

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Sully

Sully is the one where the studio had to add “Miracle on the Hudson” to the UK title because most people outside of the US wouldn’t remember the nickname of pilot Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger (played by Tom Hanks) who pulled a Homer when both engines failed soon after take-off following an attack by idiotic geese, and he landed the A320 airbus in the river, on January 15th, 2009.

He’s worked as a pilot for 42 years, yet he’s only going to be judged on 208 seconds on an A320 plane; we see him having nightmares about the event, he starts to doubt himself about the actions he took, and he’s classed as a national hero, yet the airline aren’t happy because there’s a ton of compensation claims to settle.

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