UK Top 100 Music chart summary & my views w/e January 31st 2015

January 31st 2015Staying at No.1 yet again, in the UK Top 100 Music Chart w/e January 31st 2015, is Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars with Uptown Funk. PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!!!

Staying at No.1 yet again, in the UK Top 100 Music Chart w/e January 31st 2015, is Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars with Uptown Funk. PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!!!

And there’s still no new entries at all in the Top 10 singles (albeit a good few in the album charts), but Meghan Trainor climbs from No.50 to No.2 with Lips Are Movin. Is that a reference to her jogging bottoms?

Here’s her track:

Cucumber, Banana and Tofu – Series 1 Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review


cucumberCucumber, banana and tofu are the stages of male sexual arousal, and the first in a new series from Russell T Davies

This first entry in the series, and the trilogy, concentrated on Henry (Vincent Franklin) and Lance (Cyril Nri), a couple who have been together for 9 years but for whom all is not well. Lance wants to get married while the thought of commitment frightens Henry. They go through the processes of what would happen if you cheat on your partner, as well as each watching porn separately rather than be together… although couldn’t that also apply to straight couples as well? Yes, is the answer.

Ex Machina and Mortdecai lead the new cinema releases & trailers – w/e January 23rd 2015

ex-machinaThis weekend there are four new films out for you to choose from: sci-fi drama in Ex Machina, comedy in Mortdecai, period drama in A Most Violent Year, documentary entertainment in Beyond Clueless, and high-stakes drama in The Gambler.

Ex Machina stars Domhnall Gleeson (Frank) as Caleb, a 24-year-old coder at the world’s largest internet company, who wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company.

But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl (Alicia Vikander).

Ex Machina also stars Chelsea Li and Evie Wray, and I love this kind of stuff. Click on the poster for the fill-size image.

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – Official Movie Clip – Bicycle – Animated Movie HD

The SpongeBob MovieThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is the sequel to the film which graced box-offices in 2004, so it seems odd to wait a whole 11 years to release a sequel. However, today, a clip has been released which shows Spongebob and pals messing about on a bicycle.

In the film, this time round, SpongeBob Squarepants (Tom Kenny) goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate. The sizeable cast also includes Antonio Banderas - most recently seen in a cheesy commercial talking to animated food items which should also remain non-animated in real life, Clancy Brown, Thomas F Wilson, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Mr. Lawrence, Kaitlyn Ervin and Carolyn Lawrence, and directing reins are in the hands of Paul Tibbitt, who has done the honours with a number of episodes beforehand.

You’ve got a while to wait, though, as The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water has been put back a week to March 27th in the UK, three weeks after the US release date.

Check out the new clip below and click on the poster for the full-size image:

Kidnapping Mr Heineken – Official Trailer #1 – Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington Movie HD

kidnapping-mr-heinekenKidnapping Mr Heineken tells the inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred “Freddy” Heineken (Anthony Hopkins), which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.

The film also stars Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten and Jemima West (Channel 4′s forthcoming drama, Indian Summers), and looks like a pretty entertaining piece of nonsense, but while it has a US release date of March 6th, there is no UK release date yet.

Kidnapping Mr Heineken is directed by Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest).

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

Good Kill – Official UK Trailer #1 – Ethan Hawke, January Jones Movie HD

good-killGood Kill stars Ethan Hawke as Tom Egan, a Las Vegas-based fighter pilot turned drone pilot, who fights the Taliban by remote control for 12 hours a day, then goes home to the suburbs and feuds with his wife, Molly (January Jones), and kids for the other 12.

But he’s starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he fighting a war without end?

Written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Lord of War, and the Hawke-starring Gattaca), the film also stars Jake Abel, Bruce Greenwood and Zoë Kravitz (X-Men: First Class).

Good Kill is released in the UK on April 10th and looks very engaging, so I’ll definitely go to see this.

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

It Follows – Official UK Trailer #1 – Horror Movie HD

it-followsIt Follows stars The Guest‘s Maika Monroe as Jay, a 19-year-old girl whose autumn season should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her teenage friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind…

And here we have a potentially intriguing horror thriller. The film also stars Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt and Heather Fairbanks, and I’m not 100% sold on it on the first viewing of the trailer, but I think the proof will be in the eating.

It Follows is released in the UK on February 27th 2015, and now the UK trailer has been released.

Check it out below and click on the poster for the full-size image:

DomSez… Page 3 topless girls – why ban them? – Vlog

page 3Today, The Sun have seemingly dropped topless girls from Page 3, largely due to the “No More Page 3″ campaign, which is run by a narrow-minded minority who want to spoil the entertainment of the majority.

The pictures will still be online on the Sun’s website, behind a pay-wall, but things that start off online tend to disappear before too long, especially when tits are available online for free.

Are you in favour of the ban? The you’re wrong. And here’s why.

Note that this video is NSFW… but then, who can access Youtube at work anyway?

Movie Charts – UK & US – w/e January 18th 2015

January 18th 2015This week’s Movie Chart for the UK w/e January 18th 2015 is as follows:

    1. Taken 3
    2. American Sniper
    3. The Theory Of Everything (review)
    4. Into The Woods
    5. Paddington
    6. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
    7. Whiplash (review)
    8. Birdman (review)
    9. Wild
    10. The Merry Widow – Met Opera 2015

Catastrophe – Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review


catastropheCatastrophe is a new six-part sitcom from Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney.

Sharon and Rob play… Sharon and Rob, and have a one-night stand after a chance meeting in a bar. It’s all very casual and he’s due to go back to the US in a few days, so the odds are that they won’t see each other again. However, before long, after this brief fling where they got it on 25 times and he only wore protection twice, she became pregnant. And that’s the catastrophe.

Yes, the potential birth of a new life the source for this comedy.

The show came about following another chance meeting – when the two leads got together via Twitter. They put the characters’ names as Sharon and Rob in the original script, and then were going to change them for the finished programme, but they’ve stayed the same because Channel 4 preferred to keep them as they were.

In the first episode, Sharon entertained the idea of going ahead with the pregnancy, yet attracted Rob’s disgust when he replied, “How old *are* you??”

Later, she was revealed by a doctor to have cervical dysplasia – a pre-cancer, which isn’t cancer… but is *next door* to cancer, and so needs to be checked so it doesn’t become cancer. That said, it still didn’t stop her having a cigarette soon after.

She also bumped into an old friend – who she’d clearly rather not bump into, played by Ashley Jensen (The Office, Ugly Betty), who invited them both round for dinner. After a brief exchange, Rob said expectantly, “She seems nice”, to which she replied, directly, “She’s a c**t”.

I wouldn’t normally shy away from using that word, but in the case of this comedy, it seemed a little unnecessary and simply thrown in for shock value. Hey, I guess that’s Channel 4 being “Born Risky”(!)

The dinner party was a relatively sparse affair with the three of them plus her husband, played by Mark Bonnar (Psychoville, Line of Duty), one of the humourous references being in relation to an old woman who “is in a wheelchair – the type you have to blow into to make it move”.

I’m not sure how it’ll play out. I really enjoyed Horgan’s series Dead Boss, Free Agents and Pulling, but not all of these go on for more than one series when they should really last longer, as they felt more consistent throughout each episode, whereas Catastrophe seemed like a random set of ideas which were thrown together and it sometimes works – where, if you miss one witty exchange then it’s not long before another one comes along.

One such exchange came from when Sharon asked Rob for his surname, and he said, “Norris”. She repeats this disdainfully, and then states it’s because her surname is Morris, following up with “Norris… Morris… well, that’s fucking ridiculous(!)”

Catastrophe certainly wasn’t a catastrophe, but it felt rather unsatisfying, following so many things Sharon Horgan has been in. I don’t know much of Rob Delaney’s output. Apparently, he’s the King of Twitter. Sounds like something that’s been forced on him by the media rather than, say, when Michael Jackson declared himself the King of Pop.

I’ll stick with the show and hope it improves, but based on the first episode, I think it’s going to be a series which is fun but forgettable.

One question – early on, why did Sharon take some things from Rob’s bathroom? Is that what women do after a one-night stand?

Score: 5/10

Catastrophe continues next Monday on Channel 4 at 10pm.

Check out the trailer below:


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