When Movies and Video Games go Hand in Hand

When Movies and Video Games go Hand in HandEver since the dawn of video games there have been tie-ins with movies. Take, for example, the cult classic Robocop, released in 1987. It was set in the (then) near future in Detroit, Michigan which has become a dystopia on the edge of collapse due to high crime and financial ruin with big companies like Omni Consumer Products (OCP) using the chaos to its advantage. The plot revolves around an honest cop, Alex Murphy, played by Peter Weller, who is killed and mutilated in the line of duty. The remains of Murphy are fused with robotic components and his mind is wiped and reprogrammed as part of an experimental program by OCP to replace the Detroit Police Department with robots in order to restore order to the city. The movie follows Murphy/Robocop through his initial deployment and his search for his killers driven by flashbacks of his death that could not be erased.

Quacks Episode 1 – The Duke’s Tracheotomy – The DVDfever Review

Quacks Quacks is so-called because all of those featured a very dodgy doctors. And I *do* need a fix of doctors of some sort, since my favourite soap is off-air for the summer yet again!!!

Leading the surgery at the beginning is Rory Kinnear as Robert, who wants to attempt to break the record for performing a below-the-knee leg amputation, originally done in 92 seconds, while dentist, John (Tom Basden), just *smashes* out bad teeth. Doctors and other forms of medical practitioners, today, would take a more measured approach, but the only measures this lot seem interested in, is the measures of spirits. Yes, they’re all constantly on the lash!

Ozark recommissioned for Season 2 on Netflix

Ozark recommissioned Ozark recommissioned for season 2? Less than a month after the first season aired in full, on July 21st? Yes! Woohoo!

Set in the Missouri Ozarks, it’s the not-so-happy family tale where husband to an angry wife, and father to two annoyed children, Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman, has to launder $8m for dodgy drug dealer Del Rio (Esai Morales) in a place where it will NOT be the least bit easy.

Call of Duty WWII Multiplayer Private Beta Trailer

Call of Duty WWII

Call of Duty WWII is the latest entry in first-person-shooter series and is the first in a long time which is actually making me excited to play them again.

And now, you can be among the first in the world to get hands-on with the Call of Duty WWII Multiplayer in the Private Beta, which includes brand new maps and Sledgehammer Games’ new War Mode experience. Enlist in all five Divisions and watch for new content throughout the Beta. Private Beta begins on 25th August, first on PS4, and on September 1 for PC and Xbox One.

New Blu-ray and DVD releases August 14th 2017

New Blu-ray and DVD releases August 14th 2017 New Blu-ray and DVD releases August 14th 2017 are as follows:

    Clash (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Cop and a Half 2: New Recruit (DVD)
    DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Seasons 1 & 2 (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Dicte – Crime Reporter: Season 2 (DVD)
    Dicte – Crime Reporter: Season 1 & 2 (DVD)
    Dracula Untold (4K Blu-ray)
    Going in Style (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: Complete Series 1-4 (DVD)
    I Am Not Your Negro (DVD)
    I Know Who You Are Season 1 (DVD)
    Maggie and Her: The Complete Series (DVD)
    Massacre Gun (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Poldark Series 3 (DVD)

Cheap Cheap Cheap Episode 1 – new Noel Edmonds gameshow – The DVDfever Review

Cheap Cheap Cheap Cheap Cheap Cheap# how do you like it, how do you like it #

Yes, you can understand Channel 4 giving Noel Edmonds another chance. Despite the fact that the ratings for the final ten shows of Deal Or No Deal dwindled down to as low as 200,000, just before Christmas last year, it was a smash hit back in the day and ran for eleven years, including Christmas Day editions, celebrity specials and even some live shows.

The Limehouse Golem – Trailer 1 – Bill Nighy

The Limehouse Golem The Limehouse Golem is a series of murders which shook its community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical so-called Golem – must be responsible…. like you do.

The film has a good cast, but I wasn’t gripped by the trailer. Perhaps that’s down to the writer, Jane Goldman – aka Mrs Jonathan Ross, who adapted the novel from Peter Ackroyd.

The Limehouse Golem is released in the UK on September 1st.

Stars: Olivia Cooke, Eddie Marsan, Bill Nighy, Douglas Booth, María Valverde, Sam Reid, Daniel Mays.

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

Wonder – Trailer 2 – Jacob Tremblay

Wonder Wonder-ful? To say Wonder looks heartwarming sounds like the kind of movie you’d run a million miles away from – and I normally would to, but there was something about the way this one panned out which really drew me in.

And now a second trailer has been released.

It’s based on the New York Times bestseller (hopefully better than their use of police intelligence leaks!), and tells the tale of August Pullman (Jacob Tremblay Room), a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade. Up until that point, they prevented him from going to a mainstream school, but from then, he becomes the most unlikely of heroes. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Wonder has been brought forward a week in the UK to December 1st. My only reservation is that if you’re searching for “Wonder”, then the only thing that’ll come up top in the searches, this year, will be Wonder Woman. Hence, a different title might’ve helped.

Also stars: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Sonia Braga

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

Mother! – Trailer 1 – Jennifer Lawrence

Mother Mother! is a new film from writer/director Darren Aronofsky about a couple, played by Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Mother! is released in the UK on September 15th, and I wasn’t grabbed from the trailer, however good the director may be, or its other stars including, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Stephen McHattie and Kristen Wiig.

I did enjoy Black Swan when I saw that, but I still haven’t got round to seeing Requiem In A Dream.

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

Duck Duck Goose – Teaser 1 – Zendaya

Duck Duck Goose Duck Duck Goose is another example of how Hollywood has run out of ideas, following Emoji Movie and The Nut Job 2.

In this latest CGI laugh-free fest, Peng (Jim Gaffigan) is a freewheeling bachelor goose who’d rather do anything than practice for the upcoming migration. He thinks he’s better than everyone else and spends his time attempting crazy stunts at even crazier speeds. In one such stunt, Peng flies too near the ground, hits a flock of ducklings and separates brother and sister, Chao (Lance Lim) and Chi (Spider-Man Homecoming‘s Zendaya), from the rest.

In this unlikely meeting, Peng will begin a journey that will break his wing and nearly break his heart as he grows to understand the power of unconditional love in the form of two ducklings, who likewise grow to see him as the best father they could ever have.

If you still care, the cast also includes Greg Proops, Carl Reiner, Stephen Fry, Craig Ferguson and Jennifer Grey.

Duck Duck Goose hasn’t yet got a US or UK release date, but it’s expected in Spring 2018.

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


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