Summer Of Rockets Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review – Keeley Hawes

Summer Of Rockets

Summer Of Rockets is a new Stephen Poliakoff drama set around the beginning of the Cold War, circa 1957/58, and while I’ve not really been able to get into his earlier works, this one did seem quite accessible from the start.

It follows Russian Jewish inventor Samuel Petrukhin (Toby Stephens) who’s living with family in Britain, and the clever guy invents a staff locator, which is a pager, really. Accompanied by his colleague, Courtney (Gary Beadle), he also makes a packet by selling his version of the hearing aid, which is the first ever to include a volume control, and has a number of wealthy clients including one to Winston Churchill, who’s now in his post-PM days.

The Flood – Trailer 1 – Lena Headey, Iain Glen

The Flood
The Flood gives us Lena Headey (Fighting With My Family), as Wendy, a hardened immigration officer who’s offered a high-profile asylum case, judged on her ability to quickly and clinically reject applicants. Through her interrogation, she must uncover whether Haile (Ivanno Jeremiah) is lying and has a more sinister reason for seeking asylum.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Trailer 2 – Quentin Tarantino

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood now has a second trailer, and I definitely want to see this, but again, Tarantino can’t keep a rein on the length of a film as this one runs to 2hrs 39 minutes, according to IMDB.

The film is out in the UK on August 14th, but the US get it earlier on July 26th.

Check out the trailer below:

Downton Abbey 2019 – Trailer 1 – Hugh Bonneville

Downton Abbey 2019
Downton Abbey 2019 – The spin-off movie now has a full trailer, and the King and Queen are coming to tea. Yes, the family that gets it all for free now leeches off everyone else. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Much like the makers of this tripe.

The precise plot isn’t yet known, though, as it just states: “Adapted from the hit TV series Downton Abbey that tells the story of the Crawley family, a wealthy owner of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.”

The film is out on September 13th.

Check out the new trailer below:

Toy Story 4 – Final Trailer – Tom Hanks

Toy Story 4
Toy Story 4 now has a Final Trailer. It’s still out on June 21st. Who cares?

Check out the new trailer below:

Rocketman leads the new cinema releases May 24th 2019

RocketmanThis week, there are FIVE new films out for you to choose from, led by Rocketman. Here are the titles, with more info below:

    Rocketman
    John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
    Secret Life Of Pets 2
    Aladdin 2019
    Booksmart

Mary Queen Of Scots on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

Mary Queen Of Scots
Mary Queen Of Scots begins with the premise:

    “Mary Queen Of Scots was born a Catholic. As Protestants fight to control Scotland, the infant Mary is sent to Catholic France. At 15, she marries the heir to the throne.

    At 18, Mary is widowed and returns home. Scotland is now dominated by Protestants, and governed by her half-brother.

New Blu-ray and DVD releases May 20th 2019

New Blu-ray and DVD releases May 20th 2019 New Blu-ray and DVD releases May 20th 2019 re as follows:

    633 Squadron (Blu-ray and DVD)
    At Eternity’s Gate (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Badlands (The Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray)
    Beautiful Boy (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Belladonna of Sadness (Blu-ray)
    Chimerica (DVD)
    Django (Blu-ray)
    Glass (Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray and DVD)
    Go Fishing With Jack Charlton: The Complete Series (DVD)
    Godzilla (1998) (4K Blu-ray)
    How I Won the War (John Lennon) (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)

What We Do In The Shadows 2019 Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review – Taika Waititi

What We Do In The Shadows
What We Do in the Shadows follows a quartet of vampires who’ve lived together for centuries, on Staten Island, and is the second programme starting on the BBC tonight (following BBC1’s Gentleman Jack), which has already begun on another network in the US. The Suranne Jones drama has so far half-aired on HBO, while this comedy has almost completely finished on FX.

Gentleman Jack Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review – Suranne Jones

Gentleman Jack
Gentleman Jack begins in 1832, and sees Suranne Jones (Save Me, Scott and Bailey, Doctor Foster) take the lead of landowner Anne Lister, who’s trying to transform her family estate, so it’s a bit like a 19th Century Homes Under The Hammer… possibly.

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