Static – Comedy Playhouse 2017 – The DVDfever Review

Static is the final of three Comedy Playhouse sitcoms and gets off to a bad start as one of the sitcoms where the ‘star’ can’t think of a name for his character, hence comedian Rob Beckett is ‘Rob’. He has quit his job in London. Why would anyone just quit a job? They don’t grow on trees! Apparently Rob Beckett would, though, as he moves back in with his parents… except that they now live 80 miles away in a caravan in Margate, or as they call it, “static home”, causing Rob to exclaim “The Borrowers would be cramped in ‘ere!”

And that’s as good as it gets.

Bomb time is boom-time for clickbait journalism

bomb Bombs and terrorism are increasingly becoming a fact of life since Tony Blair held hands with George W Bush in Iraq, before heading into Afganistan, and so on.

Thankfully, no-one was killed in the latest incident, in which a bomb failed to go off properly at the Parsons Green tube station in London, but my reason for posting is in reaction to the a couple of tweets where pictures from the incident were posted online.

Semispheres on Nintendo Switch – The DVDfever Review


Semispheres is a game unlike many others in the market at the moment. In fact, in the two hours it took me to complete it, I was constantly reminded of Portal and Portal 2, without the voice work. This Vivid Helix title is a puzzler where you benefit from being ambidextrous, which is something I swiftly found out I wasn’t – on the PS4, one of the trophies is awarded for completing the game in under 35 minutes.

The Other One – The DVDfever Review – BBC2 Comedy

The Other One

The Other One centres around two young women called Catherine Walcott (Ellie White and Lauren Socha), who only discover each other’s existence when their father, Colin (Simon Greenall) dies, much to the annoyance of their unsuspecting other halves, Marilyn (Siobhan Finneran) and Tess (Rebecca Front), the latter forever dating to wipe Colin’s misdeeds out of her mind.

The Villainess – The DVDfever Cinema Review

The Villainess

The Villainess is like a mix of Nikita, John Wick and the videogame Doom, with all its first-person action.

Essentially, it’s a revenge movie, where Sook-hee (initially played by Ye-Ji Min, before changing to Ok-bin Kim – as her character ages ten years, in circumstances that will become clear when you watch it) is avenging the death of her father and violently takes out the bad guys, since the police are useless when it comes to doing so, undergoing training in a facility to become a sleeper agent.

My Life As A Courgette – Win a Blu-ray and T-shirt – COMPETITION

My Life As A Courgette and Thunderbird Releasing have teamed up to give you a chance to win a copy of My Life As A Courgette, released next Monday on Blu-ray, DVD and digitally.

There are two prizes up for grabs up for grabs in this competition!: Each winner will receive a Blu-ray and a T-shirt!

Nominated for a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, My Life As A Courgette is a vibrant stop-motion animation from director Claude Barras and writer Céline Sciamma (Girlhood).

Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams Episode 1 – The Hood Maker – The DVDfever Review

Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams
Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams begins the new 10-part series with The Hood Maker, airing on Channel 4 in the UK and Amazon in the US, and feels like their alternative to Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, whose fourth series is due on Netflix later this year.

As you’d expect with the creator of Blade Runner, the story is set in an dank and dystopian alternative future, so there are the techological advances, yet Ross still types up his reports on a typewriter. This is because this world is an ‘analogue world’, thanks to the Great Shower, i.e. meteors which took down all the world’s communications, energy and internet.

Rellik Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review


Rellik is a new detective drama which comes from the same writers as The Missing and ITV’s new offering, Liar, which actually premieres at exactly the same time as this!

The lead is DCI Gabriel Markham, portrayed by Fortitude‘s Richard Dormer, sports a badly-burned face from an earlier case, the details of which we’ll learn as the episode proceeds, but it starts bizarrely as he goes to the grave of an Edith Gray, searches with knowledge for a prescription bottle inside the gravel upon it, buys beer at the petrol station and then time whizzes back 10 hours 28 minutes…

Video Games Charts week ending September 9th 2017

Video Games Charts week ending September 9th 2017The Video Games Charts week ending September 9th 2017 are as follows:

    1 (-) Destiny 2 (Activision)
    2 (1) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Sony)
    3 (10) Forza Horizon 3 (Microsoft)
    4 (4) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games (review)
    5 (14) Fallout 4 (Bethesda) (review)
    6 (5) Crash Bandicoot N’sane Trilogy (Activision) (review)
    7 (3) F1 2017 (Codemasters)
    8 (17) Dishonored 2 (Bethesda) (review)
    9 (19) Doom (Bethesda Softworks)
    10 (2) Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft)

Fifty Shades Freed – new poster and teaser revealed!

Fifty Shades Freed Fifty Shades Freed is coming to cinemas on Valentine’s Day 2018, with Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson returning as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the third chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. The film expands upon events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster movies which grossed almost $950 million globally.

And on Anastasia’s birthday, the celebration is marked with a poster!

The movie is directed by Fifty Shades Darker’s James Foley (House of Cards, Glengarry Glen Ross), is again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti, Marcus Viscidi, as well as EL James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay comes from Niall Leonard, based on the novel by EL James.

The cast also includes Arielle Kebbel, Tyler Hoechlin, Max Martini, Dylan Neal, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes and Fay Masterson.

Fifty Shades Freed is released in the UK on February 14th, 2018… which is Valentine’s Day in case you forget. Make a note in your diary for your significant other… unless you’re single like me.

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


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