Vue Cinemas open Manchester Printworks on May 24th

Vue CinemasManchester movie-goers will be treated to a new viewing experience later this month, as Vue Cinemas announce the opening date for their Printworks site as next Wednesday, May 24th.

The much-anticipated announcement comes after the news that Vue Entertainment would be taking over the Odeon Printworks cinema at the heart of the city centre following CMA approval.

Best Tactical Playstation Games

Best Tactical Playstation GamesThe Sony Playstation computer console continues to be one of the most frequently played platforms for computer gaming across the world. Players can enjoy a number of genres of game on the console with tactical games proving particularly popular. Here is a selection of the best tactical games available to play on the PS4 right now.

XCOM 2 (Firaxis Games)

Initially released for PC and Mac, this turn-based tactical game (above-right) is a sequel to the 2012 release that rebooted the XCOM series. It was eventually launched on the PS4 platform. This sequel is set 20 years after its predecessor. The plot continues to follow XCOM, a military organization that has lost a war against an alien civilization intent on invasion and is now existing as a resistance network against the aliens that now populate Earth.

Wonder Woman Is Finally Here: Are You Ready For It?

Wonder WomanIs it June yet? The first of June marks the day that we will finally be able to see director Patty JenkinsWonder Woman movie for ourselves. The title role will be played by Gal Gadot, who is of course no stranger to the titular character, having played her as a supporting role in many movies including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as Justice League, which is in post production. It’s the first time she’s had her own movie of epic proportions, so there’s no wonder that we can’t wait!

What Do The Trailers Say?

That she’s a fascinating character, and her story needs to be told. We’ve learned that this will be an origin story, featuring Princess Diana of the Amazons leaving her homeland, becoming Wonder Woman, and joining the Justice League (a nice set up for the Justice League movie, also out this year, no doubt). The trailers feature the modern day world, but the majority will be set in the First World War, unlike the DC Comic books.

Transformers: The Last Knight – Final Trailer

Transformers: The Last Knight Transformers: The Last Knight is the fifth in the never-ending franchise about toy robots bashing each other to pieces, and Mark Wahlberg returns as the stupidly-name Cade Yeager, although seemingly, Nicola Peltz will not be returning as his daughter, Tessa, and there’s no sign either of the wonderful James Bachman as Gill Wembley, assistant to Stanley Tucci‘s Joshua Joyce who IS returning. Confused? Probably not.

And now the final trailer has been released.

In this new movie, Optimus Prime finds that his home planet, Cybertron, is now completely dead… and it was all his fault. So, he needs to bringing it back to life, and in order to do that… he needs an artifact that just happens to be on Earth! So, he’s on his way back!

Battlezone VR on PC – The DVDfever Review

Battlezone VR

Battlezone VR is a game I first had a crack at just prior to its PS4 PSVR release, at Play Expo Manchester.

I love Virtual Reality and every time I go to that convention, I must partake in a blast of Retro VR‘s Virtuality machines, run by Simon Marston, which first saw the light in the early 90s and include Dactyl Nightmare where you’re trying to shoot the other human player whilst also avoiding a pterodactyl which can snatch you away and drop you somewhere else on the play area. Yes, the graphics for that one look rather rudimentary, but that’s where VR was back then. It’s come on leaps and bounds since, and with the introduction of Playstation’s VR helmet, I also had a go on Jeff Minter's Polybius.

The Surge – Launch Trailer – PS4, Xbox One and PC

The Surge

The Surge is a hardcore action-RPG allowing you to battle through a world gone mad as Warren, on his first day of work at CREO – a megacorporation that has been hit by a devastating catastrophe. The launch trailer is here: prepare for the game’s brutal combat and dystopian setting.

Balancing risk and reward is at the heart of The Surge, as the unique loot system gives you greater control over what you claim from defeated enemies. In visceral combat, individually target specific body parts, damaging them with a combination of vertical and horizontal attacks before slicing the part off entirely – and what you dismember directly determines what piece of equipment you loot. When approaching an enemy, you face a difficult decision: do you target an unarmored body part for a shorter fight, or risk a lengthier, damaging battle for a chance at slicing off a shiny new piece of equipment?

Three Girls Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review

Three Girls Three Girls takes place over three nights on BBC1 and is based on a true story.

The story began with schoolgirl Holly (Molly Windsor) being assaulted in the local ‘Top Curry’ takeaway, her father, Jim (Paul Kaye), not believing her story and insisting they get out of the police station ASAP so they can let the cops “do some proper work”. It then periodically goes back to recent times to explain how they got there.

Kill Switch – Trailer 1 – Dan Stevens

Kill Switch Kill Switch, aka Redivider, centres around pilot Will Porter (Dan Stevens, who was brilliant in The Guest, and also took the lead opposite Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast), who battles to save his family and the planet after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong.

The trailer looks for a decent apocalyptic film, for a change, as the energy-sucking device shoots into the sky and then causes all kinds of problems, bringing vehicles down in random places. Okay, it’s far from original, but it looks to have enough to make a fun popcorn movie.

Kill Switch is released in the US on June 16th, and as of yet, there’s no UK release date, but I am looking forward to this.

Director: Tim Smit
Writers: Charlie Kindinger, Omid Nooshin
Also stars: Bérénice Marlohe, Charity Wakefield, Tygo Gernandt, Chloe-May Cuthill

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

Home Again – Trailer 1 – Reese Witherspoon

Home Again Home Again tells the sickly-sweet tale, rom-com style, of ‘single mom’ Reese Witherspoon, based in Los Angeles, and for whom life takes an unexpected turn when the 40-year-old allows three young guys to move in with her, resulting in at least two relationships, according to the trailer, and no doubt lots of oh-so-hilarious misunderstandings!

This film marks the directing debut for Hallie Meyers-Shyer, who also wrote it. She’s the daughter of Nancy Meyers, who’s made lot of similar sickly-sweet junk over the years like It’s Complicated, What Women Want and The Intern.

Also stars: Lake Bell, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Nat Wolff, Reid Scott.

Home Again is released in the UK on September 29th.

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

Video Games Charts week ending May 13th 2017

Video Games Charts week ending May 13th 2017The Video Games Charts week ending May 13th 2017 are as follows:

    1 (2) Prey (Bethesda) (review)
    2 (3) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games (review)
    3 (1) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)
    4 (8) FIFA 17 (EA Sports) (review)
    5 (6) Rocket League (505 Games) (review)
    6 (5) LEGO Worlds (Warner Bros Interactive) (review)
    7 (4) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision) (review)
    8 (11) Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) (review)
    9 (9) Horizon Zero Dawn (Sony)
    10 (7) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

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