The Lobster – the perfect Anti-Valentines Day movie?

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The Lobster is out this week on Blu-ray and DVD and saw the fantastic Olivia Colman being awarded the winner of Best Supporting Actress at the British Independent Film Awards.

This darkly funny love story stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz with a stellar supporting cast including Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, John C Reilly, Olivia Colman, Michael Smiley and Ashley Jensen.

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for seven awards at the British Independent Film Awards, the film has now passed £1m at the UK Box Office and currently stands at £1.3m (approx). It’s a love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate man, David (Farrell) escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.


Now, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, for some of us it’s not all about roses and romance. If you’re fed up of all the schmaltz, pour yourself a glass of red wine, order your favourite takeaway and pop one of the below films in your DVD player with this list of the ultimate Anti-Valentine’s Day movies…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – IMAX poster and Official Final Trailer

Batman v Superman Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice follows on from 2013’s Man of Steel and after two trailers there’s now, after the sneak peek, the teaser and two trailers, there’s now the Official Final Trailer!

At first, I felt it was far too soon for a new Batman movie after Christopher Nolan’s trilogy completed with The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, and I still have no idea why he’s fighting Superman, but… I’m getting more sold on this the more I see it. The previous trailer did that for me.

Don’t get me wrong – Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill are still very average actors, but Gal Gadot is stunning as Wonder Woman – giving the two leads a neat exchange: “She with you??”, “I thought she was with you?!” – and Jesse Eisenberg is perfectly evil as Lex Luthor.

Actually… yes, it’s STILL definitely too soon for a new Batman film.

The Purge: Election Year – Official Trailer #1 – Elizabeth Mitchell, Frank Grillo

election year The Purge: Election Year is the third in the ongoing series which I’ve still not got round to beginning, even though they look rather a laugh.

Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes (Frank Grillo) has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

Also starring Mykelti Williamson and Raymond J Barry, this The Purge: Election Year is released in the UK on July 15th.

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

Hardcore Henry – Official Trailer #1 – Haley Bennett, Sharlto Copley

hardcore henry Hardcore Henry is known in some territories as, simply, Hardcore and is an actioner which looks more like a videogame, such as the brilliant Just Cause 3 as well as a number of other games.

It’s told from a first person perspective where you remember nothing, mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he’s a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination.

You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren’t sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity….

Hardcore Henry also stars Sharlto Copley and Cyrus Arnold and is written by Ilya Naishuller and Will Stewart, the former of whom directs, it’s released in the UK on April 8th and I’m really looking forward to this.

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

Deadpool leads the new cinema releases & trailers w/e February 12th 2016

deadpoolThis weekend there are nine new films out for you to choose from: an adult Marvel action movie in Deadpool, comedy horror in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, re-released animation for 1999’s The Iron Giant, alleged comedy in Zoolander 2, Will Smith annoyed-at-no-Oscar-nomination in Concussion, two-year-delayed horror from Eli Roth in The Green Inferno, children’s comedy in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, one the children will ignore in Jem and the Holograms, and a drama for everyone to ignore in A Bigger Splash.

Deadpool is yet another superhero movie, but while I’m kinda getting tired of these coming out every month or two, there’s a lot to enjoy in this, showing that this isn’t just going to be another 12A-certificate pile of crap like Ant-Man.

I know, it has the downside that Ryan Reynolds playing the titular character, but it also stars Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano (Haywire), TJ Miller (Transformers: Age Of Extinction) and Ed Skrein, even if The Transporter Refuelled stank.

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 7th 2016

Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 7th 2016This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 7th 2016 are as follows:

Sadly, Trumbo only managed No.15! :(

Video Games Charts week ending February 6th 2016

Video Games Charts week ending February 6th 2016In this week’s Video Games Charts week ending February 6th 2016, there are 3 new entries and 1 re-entry.

    1 (2) Call Of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision)
    2 (1) Lego Marvel Avengers (Warner Bros Interactive) (review)
    3 (-) Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Bandai Namco)
    4 (3) FIFA 16 (EA Sports)
    5 (4) Tom Clancy’s Rainbox Six Siege (Ubisoft) (review)
    6 (6) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games) (review)
    7 (5) Star Wars Battlefront (EA Games)
    8 (7) Just Cause 3 (Square Enix) (review)
    9 (20) Assassins Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft) (review)
    10 (12) Minecraft: Story Mode (Telltale Games)

Sheba, Baby on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

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Sheba, Baby stars Pam Grier as Sheba Shayne, Baby, whose father, Andy (Rudy Challenger), Baby, runs a loan company, and he’s being hassled out of the business by bad guys. Someone needs to shake them down. Perhaps a new girl in town, Baby, or one who used to live round there but has returned, Baby.

(That ‘Baby’ talk is probably getting annoying so I’ll stop)

With Pam Grier often looking hotter than the sun, as Sheba, she’s a private eye, going around town kicking bottom until she gets to the bottom of who’s trying to wreck her father’s business and endanger his life. Will she succeed?

Dark Souls III – Opening cinematic – To The Kingdom of Lothric

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Dark Souls III is coming soon and the opening cinematic, To The Kingdom of Lothric, has been revealed.

In venturing North, the Pilgrims discover the truth of the Old Words… Discover in exclusivity the opening cinematic of Dark Souls III! Yhorm the Giant, Aldrich Saint of the Deep, Farron’s Undead Legion and more await you in Lothric. Are you ready to fight them all?

COMPETITION: Win The Program on DVD

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DVDfever.co.uk and Studiocanal have teamed up to give you a chance to win a copy of The Program on DVD, which stars Ben Foster and Chris O’Dowd.

First Prize is 1 DVD, 1 Quad poster and 1 book – Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh (portrayed by Chris O’Dowd)

3 Runner up prizes: Quad poster

It’s a sports drama about the Lance Armstrong doping scandal which was the subject of David Walsh’s book ‘Seven Deadly Sins‘. Irish sports journalist David Walsh (O’Dowd) grows suspicious of professional cyclist Lance Armstrong (Foster)’s success, certain that he has been taking performance-enhancing drugs. As Walsh investigates, looking for evidence to prove his theory, Armstrong continues to deny his consumption of banned substances. The cast also includes Lee Pace, Dustin Hoffman and Guillaume Canet.

Check out the trailer below:

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