Noah on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

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Noah begins with a crash court of biblical mythology about Adam & Eve’s sons, where Cain killed Abel, and something about the Watchers, and temptation leading to sin, and the big man upstairs deciding to send a flood to wash all the scum off the streets… hang on, I’ve veered into Taxi Driver territory.

Anyhoo, those Watchers are what you’d expect Salvador Dali to dream up if he was to remake a Michael Bay Transformers film.

Early on, Noah (Russell Crowe) proves that popping over to your grandfather, Methuselah’s (Anthony Hopkins), house is nothing to do with driving 25 minutes to his house down the A6

Sin City A Dame To Kill For – Comic-Con Red Band Trailer – Eva Green Action Thriller HD

A Dame To Kill ForSin City: A Dame To Kill For saw the first trailer released early last month, and now a second one is upon us.

This follow-up is directed by both Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez and in it, the town’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. It stars Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Alba, Juno Temple, Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke, Jamie Chung, Lady Gaga, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Marton Csokas, Stacy Keach, Dennis Haysbert and Powers Boothe.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For has had its UK release date brought forward to August 25th and the excellent trailer shows that it retains the cool feel of the first film. Might even be worth a watch in 3D, since it was filmed that way according to realorfake3d.com.

Check it out below:

See No Evil 2 – Official Trailer #1 – Horror Sequel HD

see-no-evil-2See No Evil 2 is a sequel to a 2006 horror film I’d never heard of about a group of delinquents who are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Glenn Jacobs) has holed away in the rotting hotel, and when one of the teens is captured, those who remain – a group that includes the cop who put a bullet in Goodnight’s head four years ago – band together to survive against the brutal killer.

This time round, Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead in the city morgue after his killing spree at the Blackwell hotel. In this ominous, underground locker for the dead, a group of medical students fight to survive as this deranged psychopath once again starts to pick them apart one by one.

In this sequel, Glenn Jacobs is joined by a cast of more unknowns – Chelan Simmons, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Lee Majdoub and Danielle Harris (right), once the bratty daughter in The Last Boy Scout, now looking slightly different these days…

See No Evil 2 doesn’t yet have a release date anywhere.

I’m not exactly sold on the film from this trailer, though, and the fact it’s taken 8 years to come to the screen doesn’t fill me with confidence. You can see it below:

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 – Official Teaser Trailer #1 – THG Movie HD

mockingjay-part-1The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 stems from the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy, and the book is being split into two films.

This time round, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.

This new teaser doesn’t seem to have too much structure to it, but then it is only a teaser…

The film is directed by Francis Lawrence, who took over the franchise with the second film, and also stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, Michelle Forbes and Prison Break‘s Robert Knepper.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 is released in the UK on November 21st.

Check out the new teaser trailer below:

Tusk – Official Comic-Con Trailer – Kevin Smith Horror Comedy HD

tuskTusk is a weird new horror/comedy written by Kevin Smith, who also directed it, which stars Justin Long, Genesis Rodriguez, Michael Parks and The Sixth Sense‘s Haley Joel Osment, looking rather different these days.

When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins forces with his friend’s girlfriend to search for him…

Tusk looks like it could be worth a watch, but hasn’t yet got a UK release date yet. US cinemagoers can catch it from September 19th.

Check out the trailer below:

Transformers: Age of Extinction IMAX 3D – The DVDfever cinema review

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Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction is so-called because it involves the dinosaurs and, as the film begins, we see them being wiped out, circa 65 million BC, but this time it’s because an asteroid has hit the Earth and they’ve all been frozen in time with a metal relating to our robot friends and enemies, and that’s what preserved their structure for mankind to find in the future and for Steven Spielberg to make a film about this in 1993 (which could be the reason why he has a hand in this production).

Fast-forward to the present day and we have Mark Wahlberg as the ridiculously-named Cade Yeager – although, quite frankly, I watched the entire film not knowing the identities of the majority of the characters and it didn’t matter one jot. However, I can only assume that writer Ehren Kruger worked most of them out by drawing letters at random from a Scrabble bag.

The Last of Us – PS4 Remastered – Photo Mode video

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The Last of Us was easily my favourite game of 2013 and it’s due out this Friday on Playstation 4 with remastered 1080p graphics (yes, the PS3′s were only 720p if you hadn’t realised), and now there’s a new video which looks at the photo mode, which allows you to pause the action and rotate the camera through 360-degrees to get the perfect shot you want. This is quite incredible! Change the colour filter and frame your shot by moving the borders, i.e. making it look cinemascope. There’s many other effects described in the video too.

There’s also a photo competition pending…

And in a PS4 exclusive, Joel will be able to give Ellie a slap across the back of the head when she’s even being just the *slightest* bit annoying…. (I’m kidding)

Read our review of The Last Of Us here.

Check out the photo mode video below, as well as the full-size packshot:

Mad Max: Fury Road – Official Comic-Con Trailer – Tom Hardy Post-Apocalypse Action Movie HD

mad-maxMad Max: Fury Road is the resurrection of the franchise which saw Mel Gibson depict Max Rockatansky in the trilogy from the latest 70s to the mid-80s. The first two films were great, but the third was a bit rubbish. This new trailer looks promising.

This time round, it’s Tom Hardy in the driving seat, and it’s an apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order.

There’s Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

Mad Max: Fury Road is again directed by George Miller, who also co-writes, and it also stars Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, ZoĆ« Kravitz and Nicholas Hoult, and it’s due for release on May 15th 2015.

Check out the trailer below, as well as the full-size poster:

The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies – Official Teaser Trailer #1 – Peter Jackson Movie HD

The Battle of the Five ArmiesThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the final chapter in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, and was originally going to be subtitled “There and Back Again”, but “The Battle of the Five Armies” is a better title. Sounds more cool!

In this final part, deemed “The Defining Chapter”, obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain…

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance…

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has a release date of December 17th in this trailer, but IMDB lists it as December 12th. I do hope it’s the 12th, as I’ve booked off the following Monday to go and see it!

The question remains, however – how long will this final part be? The Desolation of Smaug wasn’t quite as long as An Unexpected Journey, but both tipped over 160 minutes. This teaser only lasts 1:55. Will it translate to a 1hr 55min running time? Nah!

Interestingly, while the first two films were in 2.35:1 for all formats, IMDB hints that the final part will also include some scenes in 16:9 for IMAX 3D. Really? Digital IMAX prints only open up to 1.90:1 at most these days, and the days of opening up to 1.44:1 seem long gone because that required shooting on actual film, and such film stocks are depleted. It seems the last film that will be shot in 1.44:1 will be Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, due out later this year.

Check out the trailer below, and below that, the full-size poster:

Video Games Charts (All formats) – week ending July 26th 2014

week ending July 26th 2014In this week’s all-formats video games charts for week ending July 26th 2014, and once again there are no new entries, but there are two re-entries.

    1 (1) Watch Dogs (Ubisoft) (review)
    2 (2) FIFA 14 (EA Sports)
    3 (6) Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
    4 (5) Sniper Elite 3 (505 Games)
    5 (12) The Lego Movie Videogame (Warner Bros. Interactive)
    6 (7) Minecraft: PS3 Edition (Sony)
    7 (11) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar) (review)
    8 (8) Titanfall (EA Games)
    9 (3) Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision) (review)
    10 (10) Battlefield 4 (Activision) (review)
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