Hated In The Nation – Black Mirror Series 3 Episode 6 – The DVDfever Review


Hated In The Nation

Hated in the Nation, the final entry in the third series of Black Mirror, with cop Karin (Kelly Macdonald) taking the witness stand (or seat, in this court), to recount the events that began on May 15th last year, and which will unfold effectively, and it shows a return to form for the series after the disappointing San Junipero and Men Against Fire.

Men Against Fire – Black Mirror Series 3 Episode 5 – The DVDfever Review


Men Against Fire

Men Against Fire is the fifth, and penultimate, entry in Black Mirror Series 3, and after the disappointment of San Junipero, I was hoping for a return to form. But I didn’t get it.

San Junipero – Black Mirror Series 3 Episode 4 – The DVDfever Review


San Junipero

San Junipero is the fourth new Black Mirror episode from series 3, and for me, the first disappointment.

Such a shame, since it began in 1987 with nerdy Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis) being entranced by hip Kelly (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), meeting in a nightclub called Tucker’s, and taking me back to the era of The Lost Boys, Max Headroom & The Art of Noise‘s Paranoimia, The BanglesWalk Like An Egyptian, and as Yorkie walks in, a song I’ve not heard in many a year – one hit wonder Robbie Neville‘s C’est La Vie.

Shut Up And Dance – Black Mirror Series 3 Episode 3 – The DVDfever Review


Shut Up And Dance

Shut Up and Dance is the third episode in this third series of Black Mirror, and the best of the new run so far.

After a mysterious car park scene, the bulk of the story centres around young burger joint employee Kenny (Alex Lawther). Thanks to his sister letting his laptop attract some malware, and with him enjoying the pleasures of his own flesh to the tune of whatever certain internet sites have to offer,

Nintendo Switch – am I the only one not particularly bothered?

Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch – am I the only one not particularly bothered about this new console?

I’m not one for multiplayer, and the press release, as detailed by Slashgear, doesn’t say anything about processing power (all I’m interested in), but instead focuses on how you can play the game in the house on minute, and then take your dog to the park and ignore him or her while you cantinue to play the game on a Wii U-type screen.

Playtest – Black Mirror Series 3 Episode 2 – The DVDfever Review



Playtest is the second new entry in the third series of Black Mirror, and follows Cooper (Wyatt Russell), an American guy who’s getting in the trip of a lifetime while he’s young, whilst avoiding calls from his mother, and coming to the last leg of his world tour with London, where he hooks up with gamer Sonja (Hannah John-Kamen) via Tinder, hits the buffers cash-wise, as he can’t get any money out of his bank, but how to get a lot of money urgently?

Assassins Creed – Official Trailer 2 – Michael Fassbender

Assassins Creed Assassins Creed is a long-running series of videogames which have been hit and miss over the years, with Assassins Creed Unity really suffering from glitches in its launch offering. However, videogames always make great movies, right?

Oh, so wrong… still, that never stops them trying. And now, the second trailer is out.

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender Prometheus, Shame, Frank) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 – Teaser – Chris Pratt

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 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.

This time, 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.

Also returning are Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, and there’s Chris Sullivan, Sylvester Stallone, Elizabeth Debicki, Kurt Russell, Nathan Fillion, Tommy Flanagan, Michael Rooker and Glenn Close.

And the music in this teaser is, as featured in the first film, Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede, which many will also remember from Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.

Also check out our IMAX 3D cinema review of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 opens in the UK on April 28th 2017, a whole week ahead of the US day of May 5th, although it’s far off, so expect everything to change by then.

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

I, Daniel Blake leads the new cinema releases & trailers w/e October 21st 2016

I Daniel Blake This weekend there are seven new films out for you to choose from: Ken Loach’s latest British drama, currently winning the awards at every film festival at which it’s shown – I, Daniel Blake, Tom Cruise returns for Lee Child’s sequel in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, chess championship drama in Queen of Katwe, horror sequel in Ouija: Origin of Evil, knockabout comedy in Keeping Up with the Joneses, Spanish/Canadian animation in Ozzy, and typical American animated dross in Trolls.

I, Daniel Blake is the latest film from veteran director Ken Loach (Kes, Looking For Eric), and is also his second film to win the Palme D’Or at Cannes, the other being 2006’s The Wind That Shakes the Barley, also written by the same screenwriter, Paul Laverty.

Starring comedian Dave Johns in the lead role, Daniel Blake, aged 59, has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie (Hayley Squires A Royal Night Out) and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away.

Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain.

I, Daniel Blake has felt like a long time coming, particularly since I just missed out on the free screening at a local cinema, and there also having been what feels like a zillion other screenings around the world as it has won a great number of film awards, and it looks like another cracking drama from Mr Loach packed full of emotion and I can’t wait to see this.

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

King-Pin – The Virtual Pinball Table from Bespoke Arcades

King-Pin King-Pin, from Bespoke Arcades, is the world’s most advanced virtual pinball table, which allows for a huge catalogue of pinball classics in a single cabinet!

The new machine is available to ship worldwide from next month, and while it may look like an ordinary pinball table, the cabinet actually conceals a powerful PC allowing for an army of pinball tables ready to play at the touch of a flipper!

Building on Bespoke Arcades’ years of knowledge in producing custom arcade cabinets, the King-Pin uses the same uncompromising quality and attention to detail to deliver a hand-crafted pinball table, certain to delight fans the world over. The King-Pin combines new technology and traditional pinball components to create a flawlessly authentic experience. Hand-crafted using precision cut CNC assembly and state-of-the-art engineering, the machine utilises multiple displays to drive the action. Cunningly integrated are a 43-inch high-definition display used for the table action itself, a secondary 28-inch Back Glass Display combined with an LCD DMD (Dot Matric Display) to present accurate pinball artwork, as well as table specific scoring and mini-game features.


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