The Post – The DVDfever Cinema Review – Pentagon Papers Pish

The Post
The Post centres around US newspaper The Washington Post, and revealing deep government secrets about the Vietnam War, courtesy of military analyst Daniel Ellsberg (Matthew Rhys) who’s travelled to the country in question, in 1966, to experience the war on the ground, and who – five years later – seizes this opportunity, even though it could result in a serious amount of jail time.

The New York Times has stolen a march on everyone by publishing some of the documents, but Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) now has a full set of what became known as the Pentagon Papers, and wants to put out the whole lot. The legality of the situation looks like it could only go south for The Post’s owner, Kay Graham (Meryl Streep), who has just assumed running of her late husband’s paper and wants to take the company public. What could go wrong?!

Movie Charts UK and US week ending January 14th 2018

Movie Charts UK and US week ending January 14th 2018This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending January 14th 2018 are as follows:

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – Teaser 1

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot continues the wonderful tradition that streaming services Amazon and Netflix have managed which is making some of the most offbeat and original films around.

This one comes from Amazon and centres around John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix), who became paralysed after a car accident at age 21, and turned to drawing as a form of therapy. Throw in a cast that includes Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black, all looking like they’re playing against type, and this looks fantastic.

It’s also written and directed by Gus Van Sant, based on a story by him, Callaghan, Jack Gibson and William Andrew Eatman, all based on Callahan’s novel, and also stars Beth Ditto, Olivia Hamilton, Udo Kier and Kim Gordon.

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is released in the US on May 11th, and since it’s an Amazon movie, I expect the date will be the same for the UK and everywhere else.

Check out the new trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size iamge:

Beast of Burden – Trailer 1 – Daniel Radcliffe

Beast of Burden Beast of Burden stars Daniel Radcliffe as Sean Haggerty, a man who only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo… an hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong… an hour to make sure his wife survives. Plus, he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.

I’m sure there’s more to it than this trailer suggests, but if I was solely basing my opinion on this, I wouldn’t be 100% sold on it. However, Mr Radcliffe has made some phenomenal post-Harry Potter films, such as Horns, Swiss Army Man and Imperium.

Director: Jesper Ganslandt
Screenplay: Adam Hoelzel
Also stars: Grace Gummer, Pablo Schreiber, Renée Willett, John Gettier, Alec Heroux

Beast of Burden doesn’t yet have a specific date for release, as there’s no UK date at all, while the US have it down as “February 2018”.

Check out the new trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size iamge:

Tomb Raider 2018 – Trailer 2 – Alicia Vikander

Tomb Raider 2018
Tomb Raider 2018 reboots the movie franchise with Ex Machina‘s Alicia Vikander (above) as Lara Croft, and while the first trailer quickly tangled you up in a tomb called the The Mother of Death, a sea known as The Devil Sea, I begin to quickly get the idea of how plot-by-numbers it feels.

A second trailer has now been released today, but while it shows a lot more derring-do, as AV swings about like Lara, going from one stunt to the next, I hope it holds up as a movie experience, but based on what I’ve seen – and especially comparing them to Angelina Jolie’s movies, this new film looks quite mediocre and nothing we’ve not seen before.

Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) is an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. For Lara, now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, she navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class.

Maze on DVD – The DVDfever Review

Maze

Maze is the prison, in Northern Ireland, where, in 1983, Larry Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) ends up after ten of his friends have died from hunger strike, including Bobby Sands.

Marley’s plan is to break out, and given his previous actions, he’s given one chance at being a cleaner, after volunteering for work duty. We can tell that he clearly wants to observe other parts of the prison so he can figure out how to escape, which will partially involve trying to befriend warden Gordon (Barry Ward), although it doesn’t help when that man’s family is threatened, and it’s nothing to do with Marley.

The Post leads the new cinema releases and trailers January 19th 2018

The Post This week, there are FOUR new films out for you to choose from: Hanks and Streep take on the establishment from their newsroom in The Post, the aliens return – this time in Russia – for Attraction, there’s an animated movie with a lot of awards buzz in Coco, and Liam Neeson does more action nonsense in The Commuter.

The Post is inspired by true events and centres around a cover-up which spanned four US Presidents and pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher, Kay Graham (Meryl Streep), for The Washington Post, and a hard-driving editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, this is the fifth time he has worked with Hanks,following 1998’s Saving Private Ryan, 2002’s Catch Me If You Can, 2004’s The Terminal and 2015’s Bridge of Spies.

Once Removed – Inside No.9 Series 4 Episode 3 – The DVDfever Review

Once Removed

Once Removed is the third episode of Inside No.9 Series 4, and kicks off with an opening-and-a-half which leads to a situation which has to be seen to be believed, before the action heads back to ten minutes earlier.

I Am Not A Witch on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

I Am Not A Witch

I Am Not A Witch is one of those films where I wasn’t really sure what I just watched, even though it parts of it were certainly worth a watch.

Shula (Maggie Mulubwa) is an eight-year-old girl in a commnuity full of residents in an area of Zambia, who clearly can’t be very bright because they assume that certain females are witches, which leads to a whole group of Women, tied up with ribbons to ensure they can’t fly off and kill people. Yes, it’s not a very tolerant society.

Video Games Charts week ending January 13th 2018

Video Games Charts week ending January 13th 2018The Video Games Charts week ending January 13th 2018 are as follows:

    1 (3) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games (review)
    2 (2) Call of Duty WWII (Activision) (review)
    3 (1) FIFA 18 (EA Sports) (review)
    4 (4) Assassins Creed Origins (Ubisoft) (review)
    5 (12) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)
    6 (7) Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (Microsoft)
    7 (5) Star Wars Battlefront II (Activision) (review)
    8 (9) The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The World (Nintendo)
    9 (10) Forza Motorsport 7 (Microsoft)
    10 (8) Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
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