Office Christmas Party on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party begins with Josh (Jason Bateman) getting a divorce, which is rather handy given that for the rest of the movie, he’ll be dilly-dallying around computer whizz Tracey (Olivia Munn), and if you’re wondering whether or not they’ll get together by the time 111 minutes have passed, it’s not a puzzle that’s as complex as the JFK ‘mystery bullet’ theory.

The company’s run by Clay (TJ Miller in a standard slacker role, which is all he knows how to do), who’s struggling to come to terms with the fact that his sister, Carol (Jennifer Aniston), holds higher value in their company and plans to close his branch down because it’s not meeting its new, unobtainable targets. Plus, like Alan Rickman’s Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Christmas is cancelled… well, the office party is… maybe.

Video Games Charts week ending November 11th 2017

Video Games Charts week ending November 11th 2017The Video Games Charts week ending November 11th 2017 are as follows:

    1 (1) Call of Duty WWII (Activision)
    2 (3) FIFA 18 (EA Sports) (review)
    3 (2) Assassins Creed Origins (Ubisoft) (review)
    4 (-) Need For Speed Payback (EA Games)
    5 (-) Sonic Forces (Sega)
    6 (4) Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
    7 (7) Forza Motorsport 7 (Microsoft)
    8 (9) Forza Horizon 3 (Microsoft)
    10 (-) Football Manager 2018 (Sega)

Tesco – ‘Muslim’ Christmas advert – Xmas tree or Xmas twee?

Tesco
Tesco have come under fire for their 2017 Christmas advert, with the slogan ‘Every Which Way’, because a group of knuckle-dragging morons are moaning about how it features a Muslim family (for all of a few seconds) and how “they don’t celebrate Christmas” when some Muslims will do regardless of what those viewers think, and what difference is it to these complaining boneheads, anyway?

New Blu-ray and DVD releases November 13th 2017

New Blu-ray and DVD releases November 13th 2017 New Blu-ray and DVD releases November 13th 2017 are as follows:

    2 Broke Girls: Complete Series 1-6 (DVD)
    American Dad! Volume 12 (DVD)
    American Dad! Volumes 1-12 (DVD)
    Baby Driver (Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray and DVD)
    Billions Season 2 (DVD)
    Birds of a Feather: The Christmas Collection (DVD)
    Birds of a Feather: The Complete Collection (DVD)
    Black Sabbath: The End of the End 2017 (Blu-ray and DVD) (both including CD)

Nioh: Complete Edition on PC – The DVDfever Review

Nioh

Nioh: Complete Edition is out now for the PC and I was genuinely surprised when I saw that the once-PS4-exclusive title, released in February this year, had been announced for the PC. Literally, the game was announced and then came out around 6 weeks later!

For those not in the know, Nioh is a Dark Souls-like game – hard difficulty level with huge demonic bosses that can occasionally one-hit-kill you if your guard is down! I proceeded to buy it on PS4, shortly after release, but in all honesty, I didn’t really play it too much as I was struggling with all the systems and the tough bosses.

Baby Driver on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

Baby Driver is another of those heist films where the protagonist has to complete just one more job, and he’s out… and you’ll just know that there’s no escape, since why would a bad-guy boss let you go when you’re so damn good at your job?

However, don’t let the initial premise put you off, since what you need is a director who’ll add some exceptional style – step forward Edgar Wright (the Shaun of the Dead ‘Cornetto’ Trilogy, Spaced).

Bad Moms Christmas – The DVDfever Cinema Review – serving up an early Christmas turkey

Bad Moms Christmas Bad Moms Christmas is actually titled “A Bad Moms Christmas”, but as well as it being bad for SEO (search engine optimisation) – given the ‘A’ at the start, calling it that will just file it ‘incorrectly’ when it comes to Blu-ray and DVD, as people will be looking for it until ‘B’, when it falls under ‘A’. But as Homer Simpson would say, “File it under ‘R’… for arrivederci”, since this is a total stinker of a sequel.

Okay, so it starts off amusingly enough with a brief run-through about how Christmas is a royal pain for any parents having to go through it. I’m not a parent, so I’m missing none of that. Also, while there are people who buy Christmas presents for everyone they know, I just give money to my nieces and nephews, since kids like to save up for stuff or buy Steam vouchers. Still, I get the issues.

Game Night – Teaser 1 – Jason Bateman

Game Night Game Night centres around a group of friends, who meet regularly for game nights, then find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery after one decides they’re going to have a different kind of game, but as you’ll see from the start of the trailer, playful intentions lead to mishaps they’d rather forget about.

A film with two directors (John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, responsible for 2015’s Vacation and the forthcoming sequel, Vacation Guide to the Solar System) rarely works, but I got a lot of laughs from this trailer, so I hope they’re not the only laughs in the movie. I remember Mark Kermode saying how 10-second trailer clips in Vacation were strung out to seven minutes with no extra comedy, so that doesn’t bode well.

Writer: Mark Perez
Stars: Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Jesse Plemons, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Kylie Bunbury, Sharon Horgan, Camille Chen

Game Night is released in the US on March 2nd, but for us in the UK, we’ll have to wait until May 4th.

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

Hostiles – Trailer 1 – Christian Bale

Hostiles Hostiles tells the tale of legendary Army captain Captain Joseph J Blocker (Christian Bale) who, in 1892, reluctantly agreed to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

And now, there’s a full trailer, and like the teaser, I wasn’t wowed at all by it. When I heard the words, “I’ve killed everything that ever walked or crawled…”, well, that’s straight out of the brilliant Unforgiven, from Clint Eastwood, so it sounds like he’s trying to rip-off that legendary movie.

The film also stars Rosamund Pike, who can’t act to save her life. Who keeps hiring her?! That said, there are a lot of decent actors in it, too.

Hostiles hasn’t yet got an official release date either in the US or the UK.

Director: Scott Cooper (Black Mass)
Writers: Scott Cooper, Donald Stewart
Also stars: Peter Mullan, Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons, Stephen Lang, Paul Anderson, Rory Cochrane, Wes Studi, Bill Camp

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

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e November 16th 2017

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e November 16th 2017Staying at No.1, in the UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e November 16th 2017, is Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug) with Havana, and I’ve heard worse No.1s, but at least it has an amusing video, which I’ll include below. Shame it also includes autotune.

Released this week is a great dance track for Dannii Minogue with Galaxy. She’s still got it, and I still prefer her to Kylie 😉

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