BAFTA 2017 nominations announced!

BAFTA 2017 The BAFTA 2017 Awards will take place on Sunday February 12th and will be broadcast on BBC1 that evening. The nominations are as follows and, as usual, they include a stack of films which haven’t even been released yet in the UK.

Best film:

    Arrival
    I, Daniel Blake
    La La Land
    Manchester by the Sea
    Moonlight

All Nighter – Trailer 1 – JK Simmons

All Nighter All Nighter looks to be a decent – if a bit goofy – comedy, with JK Simmons (Whiplash) as a dad, trying to find his daughter, Ginnie (Analeigh Tipton) after she goes missing in Los Angeles.

Teaming up with her ex-boyfriend Martin (Emile Hirsch) – yes, it’s another mismatch comedy movie – the film also stars Kristen Schaal, Taran Killam and WeedsHunter Parrish. Directed by Gavin Wiesen, from a script by Seth W Owen, this certainly looks worth a watch as long as the film can match the quality of the trailer.

All Nighter is released in the US on March 24th, but as of yet, there’s no UK date.

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

Cult of Chucky – Teaser Trailer 1 – Jennifer Tilly

Cult of Chucky
Cult of Chucky is the seventh in the long line of Child’s Play movies starring the murderous and mouthy doll, again voiced by Brad Dourif.

Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions – an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face – a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.

Written and directed by Don Mancini, (2004’s Seed of Chucky, 2013’s Curse of Chucky), I’ve yet to see one of Chucky’s films and I don’t feel I’ve missed out at all.

As IMDB message board member Xylko said on there: “Why another one?”

Cult of Chucky doesn’t yet have a release date, but I presume it’ll be due around Halloween.

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

Cars 3 – Teaser Trailer 2 – Owen Wilson

Cars 3 Cars 3 is due out soon, and it only took until just recently for the original movie to finally be broadcast on UK TV in its original 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio. For years, BBC1 had the rights and they showed it in a bastardised 16:9 alternative which was partly cropped and partially reconstructed, all done by Pixar, all for idiotic channels. Thankfully, the rights have since transferred to Channel 4. That said, BBC1 have shown Cars 2 in 2.35:1, but clearly, they couldn’t be bothered to source a correct print for the first one while they had the rights.

This time round, blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage…

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e January 12th 2017

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e January 12th 2017 Staying at No.1, in the UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e January 12th 2017 is Clean Bandit Feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie with Rockabye, and it sounds like a very average summer hit that you’d hear in Spain, although it’s November. And why has Anne-Marie forgotten her top?

There are no new entries in the Top 10, but this is always a slow period for the charts as the New Year has just passed, but at least there’s a new song we can look forward to from Sia, with Move Your Body:

Love Stalk – The DVDfever Review

Love Stalk Love Stalk highlights the problem a lot of us have in that we probably share too much of our lives online. Do you really need to Instagram your dinner? Well, if everyone else does…

Sharon Ong (Angie Palmer) is one of the fastest-rising talents at PR Central, one of those PR companies where you sometimes have to make something out of nothing, the latest being a mobile phone service that the client is wowed by, but who sees nothing for the pitch other than shoving a big pop star up front , much to the chargrin of Sharon and her colleague, Ricky (Jae Leung), as the man isn’t listening to any of their ideas.

New Blu-ray and DVD releases January 9th 2017

New Blu-ray and DVD releases January 9th 2017 New Blu-ray and DVD releases January 9th 2017 are as follows:

    AC/DC: The Thunder from Down Under (DVD with Book)
    After Love (DVD)
    Aldnoah.Zero Season 2 (Blu-ray Collector’s Edition and DVD)
    Assault On Precinct 13 (1976) (Blu-ray)
    Berlin 36 (DVD)
    Broadway Danny Rose (Blu-ray)
    Chi-raq (DVD)
    Equity (DVD)
    Hell Or High Water (Blu-ray and DVD)
    In Plain Sight (ITV Drama) (DVD)
    Invaders of the Rokujyoma!? Collection (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Julieta (Blu-ray and DVD)

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage looks at the period in World War II from March 31st, 1945 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour, leading to the titular ship exporting its devastating payload to Hiroshima, but it’s a so top secret a mission that they’re not getting any cover – since if they had a fleet of protector ships, then it’d spook the enemy – and they were never there, so if they died, the US government would disavow any knowledge of their actions… so it’s like Mission: Impossible, although they look at it as “a glorified postal service with two packages, and no protection”.

Rupture on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

Rupture

Rupture was only ever billed with a brief premise that it centres around single mother Renee (Noomi Rapace) who’s abducted by a strange organisation and has to try and escape. But why? And who would be mad enough to kidnap someone in broad daylight?

It’s one of those films that’s also best to watch without knowing too much else about it, so I’ll try not to, yet at the same time, you need an idea of whether it’s the sort of film you want to watch.

Hell Or High Water on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

Hell Or High Water

Hell Or High Water centres around Texan bank-robbing brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner Howard (Ben Foster), going from one institution after another, in desperate need of cash after their mother dies and, thanks to the outstanding mortgage, her fiduciary issues are leading to the bank to foreclose on her entire ranch.

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