UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e April 27th 2017

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e April 27th 2017Well, as much as I didn’t care for last week’s new No.1 for Harry Styles – who now drops to No.4 with Sign Of The Times and its tedious high-pitched waffle, this week’s No.1, in the UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e April 27th 2017, sees a return for… yes, him… Ed Sheeran, with Shape Of You.

Out this week is the new single from the Pet Shop Boys with Undertow, and damn, why isn’t that at No.1 instead??:

Hospital People Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review

Hospital People Hospital People is the spoof fly-on-the-wall documentary about those who work in said establishment, and a pet project for Tom Binns who takes the multiple lead, best known as inept hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury, with annoying and dodgy jingles such as “Ivan Brackenbury – Out and about, reaching out, and touching patients”.

Impulsive – a short film from Adam Probets

Impulsive Impulsive is an engaging short film co-written by Adam Probets (Five Pillars), who also takes the lead role of David Mason.

Centered around David, after the accidental death of his brother, indirectly, two of his best mates organise the annual ‘lads’ camping trip. However, things don’t quite go to plan. An unexpected situation is looming in the dark and a serious event stirs the night up…

Adam (right) says about the film: “I am particularly strong minded regarding social issues across our nation, or even the world. I decided, last year, to write something that would grip viewers and *hopefully* send out a message that when we act within an impulse state of mind, we have no control and we never think of the consequences.

Impulsive was done with a crew of 5 and a cast of around 13. No one was paid and it was all done voluntarily. We are very pleased with the outcome, considering less than £150 was spent across the board, although it just makes me think what I could do with a bigger budget.”

Impulsive is well worth a watch so check it out below:

Alien Covenant Superticket – Odeon’s Superhype?

Alien Covenant Superticket – it sounds like a great idea! But is it?

Get to your local Odeon for next Wednesday, April 26th, and it looks like they’re showing 261 minutes of Alien-related goodness. The 2012 Prometheus movie, followed by… around 15 minutes of Alien Covenant. On the night, that is.

You will get to see the new Ridley Scott movie, but you’ve got to wait 15 days to see that, until Thursday, May 11th, which is only one day before it’s out in all cinemas, anyway. And you’re paying £20 for the ticket, which is not cheap when one of the films came out a few years ago.

Syberia 3 – Official Launch Trailer

Syberia 3

Syberia 3Benoit Sokal’s critically acclaimed and award winning Syberia series is back with a new instalment that is set to provide a true modern adventure experience.

Discover the pinnacle of the adventure game genre with the return of lawyer turned adventurer, Kate Walker (Sharon Mann), in an awe-inspiring new adventure full of mystery, intrigue and action. Explore sprawling landscapes and solve puzzles in new ways never before seen in a Syberia game.

The story picks up when Kate is found left for dead on a shore by the Youkol tribe, a nomadic people following their snow ostriches during migration. Encountering unexpected troubles, they will have to find a way to continue their journey, while at the same time, Kate’s past is catching up with her…

This latest chapter of this epic saga will take you in the heart of Eastern Europe, through desolated lands, frozen lakes, unexpected encounters, shamans, snow Ostruches and much more… Let the great migration begin!

Syberia 3 is out today on PS4, Xbox One and PC. We’re still waiting on a review copy at the moment, but will bring you the review soon after.

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

The Belko Experiment leads the new cinema releases and trailers April 21st 2017

The Belko ExperimentThis week, there are NINE new films out for you to choose from: Everyone gets the chance to kill their horrible colleagues in The Belko Experiment, Shahid is looking for the love of his life in comedy Finding Fatimah, there’s Finnish boxing comedy in The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, a French/Egyptian thriller in Clash, Rules Don’t Apply isn’t about how Warren Beatty made a muck-up at the Best Film announcement at the Oscars but looks a decent movie, Their Finest is an alleged British comedy that’s getting all the hype this week, The Zookeeper’s Wife also goes back to World War II but looks to be a tedious drama, vampires are about in The Transfiguration, and the least unforgettable thriller out this week is Unforgettable.

The Belko Experiment looks like Battle Royale in an office block of 80 Americans, in high-rise corporate office in Bogata, Colombia as a message booms out over the tannoy that they each have to kill 3 of their colleagues, or six of them will be killed instead. Naturally, they try to rally against this situation, but quickly find they have trackers in the back of their heads that will explode due to non-compliance.

With no means of escape, they don’t have long to comply…. perhaps more than 20 seconds, though.

Directed by Greg McLean, from a script by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), and starring Sean Gunn, Michael Rooker, Adria Arjona, John C McGinley (Scrubs) and Tony Goldwyn (Ghost), this looks awesome, even if the whole deal has been done before.

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

Born To Kill Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review

Born To Kill

Born To Kill is a four-parter which centres on Sam (Jack Rowan), a young lad who gets a taste for being around dead people, given that mum Jenny (Romola Garai, right with Rowan) works as a nurse at the local hospital, although she’s not aware he’s collecting little trophies from those who have passed away.

It’s a slow-burner as he first witnesses a bird flying against the side of his bus shelter, severely injuring itself before befriending another lad after stopping a fight on the bus where he was the victim. This leads to

The Beguiled – Trailer 1 – Elle Fanning

The Beguiled The Beguiled is a remake of Clint Eastwood’s 1971 western, directed by Don Siegel.

While imprisoned in a Confederate girls’ boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women’s hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him.

Directed by Sofia Coppola, who also wrote the screenplay based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan, the film stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Angourie Rice, and this new trailer expands on the teaser, making it look well worth a watch.

I didn’t realise it was a remake when I first saw the trailer as it looks less like a Western and more like a supernatural thriller.

The Beguiled has had its UK release put back three weeks from June 23rd to July 14th.

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

Wakefield – Trailer 1 – Bryan Cranston

Wakefield Wakefield looks like a bizarre but intriguing and fascinating movie starring Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston (right) as the titular Howard Wakefield, a man who has a nervous breakdown and wonders what it’d be like simply to ‘disappear’ off the face of the planet… leading to him effectively leaving his wife, Diana (Jennifer Garner), and living in his attic for several months.

The speculation as to what you might do in that situation could leave you pondering for days.

Writer/Director: Robin Swicord (The Jane Austen Book Club)
Also stars: Beverly D’Angelo, Jason O’Mara

Wakefield is released in the US on May 19th, but as of yet there’s no UK date.

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

The Little Hours – Red Band Trailer 1 – Alison Brie

The Little Hours The Little Hours is bound to get the Daily Mail clickbait journos fuming at the mouth as it takes religion and mixes it with swearing aplenty.

Dave Franco (Now You See Me 2) is the young servant, Massetto, fleeing from his master, and taking refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages, including Alison Brie (The LEGO Movie), Kate Micucci (The LEGO Batman Movie) and Aubrey Plaza (Dirty Grandpa, Ingrid Goes West) with the cast also including John C Reilly (Kong: Skull Island) as Father Tommasso.

Despite it looking fairly straight forward, the trailer made me laugh, so let’s hope the laughs continue for the full 90 minutes.

Writer/Director: Jeff Baena (Life After Beth)
Also stars: Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke, Nick Offerman, Adam Pally, Paul Weitz, Paul Reiser

The Little Hours is released in the US on June 30th, but as of yet there’s no UK date.

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


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