Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 – The DVDfever Cinema Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is kinda stuck in the past…. 2014, to be precise.

It’s a bit like Rogue One in that it hops from planet to planet at the start before settling down, but starting off with a pre-credits scene on Earth – Missouri to be precise – and in 1980 when Peter’s parents are getting together to make a family, with his mum affectionally calling his dad her ‘spaceman’. Hmm…

Then fast-forward 34 years to 2014 for one of the best opening credits sequences I’ve ever seen, so I won’t describe it here, but safe to say that it involves the Guardians battling a big space monster at the behest of the High Priestess, Ayesha (The Night Manager‘s Elizabeth Debicki), in return for turning over a captured Nebula (Karen Gillan) to them, who Gamora (Zoe Saldana) will take to Xandar for the bounty on her head, and for her bad sister to rot in jail for all eternity. Think that’ll really happen? Yeah, right…

Hover: Revolt of Gamers – Gameplay video

Hover: Revolt of Gamers Hover: Revolt of Gamers is a Jet Set Radio-style action/adventure that will be released on Steam/PC, PS4 and Xbox One on May 31st.

It’s a fast paced single and multiplayer Parkour game in a futuristic 3D open World, taking place in ECP17, a high-tech city, also called Hover City by its inhabitants and based on a distant planet. The Great Admin cut the communication with the Galactic Union and established a strong dictatorship. Having fun became illegal and entertainment is banished.

Video Games Charts week ending April 22nd 2017

Video Games Charts week ending April 22nd 2017The Video Games Charts week ending April 22nd 2017 are as follows, and while Persona 5 went straight in at No.1 last week, this week it’s dropped right out of the Top 20!:

    1 (1) Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) (review)
    2 (3) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games (review)
    3 (5) FIFA 17 (EA Sports) (review)
    4 (2) LEGO Worlds (Warner Bros Interactive) (review)
    5 (8) Rocket League (505 Games) (review)
    6 (11) Horizon Zero Dawn (Sony)
    7 (4) Overwatch (Blizzard) (review)
    8 (7) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision) (review)
    9 (12) Mass Effect Andromeda (Electronic Arts) (review)
    10 (9) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Movie Charts UK and US week ending April 23rd 2017

Movie Charts UK and US week ending April 23rd 2017This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending April 23rd 2017 are as follows:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 leads the new cinema releases and trailers April 28th 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 This week, there are FIVE new films out for you to choose from: Marvel action/comedy sequel in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, intriguing 19th Century period drama in Lady Macbeth, Irish comedy with Sherlock‘s Andrew Scott in Handsome Devil, pimp your ride in Lowriders, and break a promise about making a decent drama in The Promise.

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.

In this film, 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.

Catfight on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

Catfight

Catfight is a film which didn’t grab me from the trailer, despite anything featuring feisty Asian women usually fits right up my street, but then the Blu-ray arrived, so I thought I’d check it out… After all, there’s a chance I could be wrong.

Kip’s (Giullian Yao Gioiello) parents don’t encourage him in any way – in fact, they’re quite dismissive of him trying to better himself. His parents are Veronica (Sandra Oh) and Stanley (Damian Young), a couple obsessed with money and trying to ‘keep up with the Joneses’.

Call of Duty WWII – Reveal Trailer – out Nov 3rd

Call of Duty WWII

Call of Duty WWII is the latest entry in first-person-shooter series and is the first in a long time which is actually making me excited to play them again. Last Christmas, Iain reviewed Infinite Warfare and it wasn’t as great as it could’ve been. I know the ‘tech’ aspect would’ve put me off even more. I prefer old-school shooters, so at the same time, Battlefield 1 was the game for me. But now, it has a new competitor.

Batman Arkham VR – now on Oculus Rift & HTC Vive

Batman Arkham VR Batman Arkham VR is now available on PC for both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment.

The game was originally released for PSVR on the PS4 last year, the fans loved it, and it’s a top-selling virtual reality experience from the critically-acclaimed Rocksteady Studios.

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard on PS4 – The DVDfever Review

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard: Being a console action role playing game is quite hard in this day and age. Everyone knows of Diablo and pretty much everyone loves it, too. On the other hand, on the PC there are a few other games that are worth a play but when it comes to consoles, you literally only have Diablo. So releasing an action RPG on the Xbox One and PS4 (as well as the PC) could either go two ways: it could be a massive hit or a massive flop.

The Exception – Trailer 1 – Lily James

The Exception The Exception centres around German soldier Capt. Stefan Brandt, played by Jai Courtney. Yeah, I know… Jai Courtney from Terminator Genisys! He couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag!

Anyhoo, he’s trying to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but… he falls in love, for a young Jewish Dutch woman, Mieke de Jong (Lily James), during his investigation.

However, with Eddie Marsan popping up in the trailer as Heinrich Himmler, it doesn’t actually look that bad from the trailer, despite Jai Courtney!

The Exception is released in the US on June 2nd, but as of yet there’s no UK date.

Director: David Leveaux
Writer: Simon Burke (based on the novel “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss” by Alan Judd)
Also stars: Christopher Plummer, Ben Daniels, Janet McTeer

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.

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