Movie Charts UK and US week ending March 19th 2017

Movie Charts UK and US week ending March 19th 2017This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending March 19th 2017 are as follows:

Life leads the new cinema releases and trailers March 24th 2017

LifeThis week, there are EIGHT new films out for you to choose from: Alien cloning in Life, Portuguese horror in The Eyes of My Mother, a Korean thriller in The Age of Shadows, deep forest action in The Lost City of Z, remake time in Power Rangers, remake time again in CHiPs, Sonia Braga takes the lead in Aquarius, and Ronan Keating tests out his acting chops in WW2 drama Another Mother’s Son.

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

Starring Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal, I’m in two minds about this. The reviews are middling and it does look like an Alien rip-off…

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

New Blu-ray and DVD releases March 20th 2017

New Blu-ray and DVD releases March 20th 2017 New Blu-ray and DVD releases March 20th 2017 are as follows:

    1990 Series 1 (DVD)
    A United Kingdom (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Another Woman (Blu-ray)
    Arrival (Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray and DVD)
    Battleship (4K Blu-ray)
    Born Free (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    Call the Midwife Series 6 (DVD)
    Fast & Furious 6 (4K Blu-ray)
    Fast & Furious 7 (4K Blu-ray)
    Ghost in the Shell (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Ghost in the Shell/Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society (Blu-ray and DVD)

Beauty and the Beast (2017) – The DVDfever Review

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast – Meh.

More or less a beat by beat retread of the animation. On the couple of occasions it adds something new its quite good but adds little to the original. Emma Watson is dull as ditch water as Belle. The best thing you can say about her performance is at least it wasn’t Anna Kendrick.

Video Games Charts week ending March 18th 2017

Video Games Charts week ending March 18th 2017The Video Games Charts week ending March 18th 2017 are as follows:

    1 (1) Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) (review)
    2 (3) Lego Worlds (Warner Bros Interactive)
    3 (2) Horizon Zero Dawn (Sony)
    4 (5) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games (review)
    5 (7) FIFA 17 (EA Sports) (review)
    6 (4) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
    7 (8) Rocket League (505 Games) (review)
    8 (10) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision) (review)
    9 (12) Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft)
    10 (16) Forza Horizon 3 (Microsoft)

The New Man – a captivating documentary – The DVDfever Review

The New Man

The New Man is a documentary about becoming a parent which, based on the trailer, made me think this was going to be a little too light-hearted and knockabout, but I was so wrong.

The trailer says the film it’s aimed at anyone who has children… anyone who wants them… (and, personally, I have no major desire to sire a child) and anyone who still feels like a child themselves (tick!). Despite not quite fulfilling Meatloaf’s maths for me, one out of three ain’t bad… in fact, it’s far more than that – it led to what I found a captivating documentary.

Private View – Inside No.9 Series 3 Episode 6 – The DVDfever Review

Private View

Private View is the sixth and final episode of Inside No.9 and it brings to a conclusion a series which has been almost all good-to-excellent save for the fourth episode, Empty Orchestra.

“Nine” is the art gallery with an installation by Elliot Quinn (Johnny Flynn), where we quickly learn that their Health and Safety procedures need looking at.

Carnage: Swallowing The Past – The DVDfever Review – Simon Amstell – BBC iPlayer Exclusive

Carnage: Swallowing The Past Carnage: Swallowing The Past is set in 2067, a time when everyone in the world when everyone is vegan.

Comedian Simon Amstell, who made a success on his brief presenting of Never Mind The Buzzcocks before jacking it in after two years to create the superb downbeat sitcom Grandma’s House, but now made a mis-step with this spoof documentary about veganism, questioning why would anyone eat an animal.

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e March 23rd 2017

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e March 23rd 2017Staying at No.1, in the UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e March 23rd 2017, is Ed Sheeran with Shape Of You. He’s trying a bit of reggae, and it’s terrible.

He still dominates the rest of the Top 20, so there are no new entries within it.

Out this week is a new track from Erasure with Love You To The Sky, their upbeat and first new single from their forthcoming album World Be Gone.

Get Out… into a screen showing a better film – The DVDfever Cinema Review

Get Out Get Out brings British actor Daniel Kaluuya (Psychoville) to the fore in a US movie as Chris Washington, a young black man with a white girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams); he’s off to meet her parents and assumes they’re uptight about the fact he’s black. But can he settle down a bit when he realises the family have a male and female servant who are also black?

Yes, the premise sounded a bit iffy being based all around the colour of someone’s skin when I thought Hollywood had got past all that, except when making period drama. However, the trailer (below) looked good as there’s a lot of ‘shock horror’ moments, and a mystery that needs resolving.

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