Oasis In Their Own Words – BBC iPlayer – The DVDfever Review


Oasis In Their Own Words Oasis In Their Own Words sounds like an intriguing documentary for a band who have been going for over 20 years, albeit in rather split form of late as brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher went their separate musical ways with Beady Eye and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, respectively, so when I heard about this documentary on BBC iPlayer, I assumed it would run for approximately 90 minutes. It lasts 28. That’s disappointment number one.

The Level Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review – ITV Drama


The Level

The Level shows that every cop has got a snout or three, who’ll give them the information they require when they need a tip-off, but Nancy Devlin’s (Karla Crome) bitten off more than she can chew, with haulier Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister). Her association leads to a mysterious text: “Frank’s girl. I’m coming for you”, and a murder investigation where Nancy knows more than she’s letting on. She’s a maverick cop! A renegade! And she’s got a complicated home life with a mother in a care home, and a grumpy Scots Dad! And her love life’s a bit of a mess, too!

Deepwater Horizon – a gripping big-screen experience – The DVDfever Cinema Review


Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon is the name of the rig which BP used to go exploring under the sea bed for oil.

On April 20, 2010, it caught fire. Why? You’ll get the full details while you watch it, but it all begins when the previous team didn’t finish off all their checks, including a vital one relating to the cement layer between them and where they’re drilling. In due course, the blow-out preventer then stops preventing blow-outs. I can’t pretend to know the ins and outs of every last technical detail, but as we’re introduced to the crews on the rig, there are captions explaining certain things, so you can follow it all as it happens.

Destiny: Rise of Iron on PS4 – The DVDfever Review


Destiny: Rise of Iron

Destiny: Rise of Iron is here, and I remember well the first time I fired up Destiny on the PS3; I gelled with it instantly and really enjoyed the solid gameplay and the large open areas. I enjoyed it that much I bought the PS4 version when The Taken King was released and pulled my character over from the PS3. This gave me plenty of extra things to be doing with having the two earlier season pass expansions and the larger story driven Taken King.

Note that instead of video clips in this review, I’ve taken some great screenshots. For each of them, click on them for the full-size versions.

Deepwater Horizon leads the new cinema releases & trailers w/e September 30th 2016

Deepwater Horizon This weekend there are ELEVEN new films out for you to choose from: disaster movie in spades with Deepwater Horizon, more Tim Burton madness in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, off-the-wall comedy with the Swiss Army Man, a French courtroom-based comedy in Courted, Russian period drama in The Fencer, a new Netflix documentary about Amanda Knox, Iranian horror in Under the Shadow, the 2011 UK summer riots come to the fore in Urban Hymn, Matthew McConaughey takes us back to the American Civil War in Free State of Jones, Jean Claude Van Damme takes us back to the ’80s in a new Kickboxer movie, and when Obama met Michelle in Southside With You.

Deepwater Horizon is the name of an offshore drilling rig, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The trailer told enough to tempt you to watch it, without going into too much detail, and I’ve seen this today, with my review coming tomorrow. So… if you’re going to see it before that goes online, I’ll just say that YES, it is worth watching.

Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, and also appearing as Dr Billy Cronk in many a Chicago Hope episode), the film is written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand, the film also stars Dylan O’Brien, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez and also marks the first time that father and daughter Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson have been in the same film together, although they don’t appear together onscreen, unfortunately.

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Official Trailer 2

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is JK Rowling‘s latest foray into fantasy nonsense, telling the adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards, seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

And now the second official trailer has been released.

I still haven’t got round to seeing a Harry Potter movie, but while I’ve no desiree to sit through all eight, the one I *do* keep meaning to catch up with is the third one, Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban, as is was directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who had some fantastic one-take scenes in Children Of Men with Clive Owen, one lasting around 20 minutes. Mr Cuarón also made a little-known space movie called Gravity.

Doctor Strange – Official Trailer 2 – Benedict Cumberbatch

Doctor Strange Doctor Strange. Doctor Who. Doctor Foster. “Doctor, Doctor” by the Thompson Twins… the world is never short of doctors to put in the entertainment outlets…

Benedict Cumberbatch is Stephen Strange, the world’s top neurosurgeon, unfortunately injured in a car accident that ruins his career, but helpfully letting him discover the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. This leads him to set out on a journey of healing, where he encounters the Ancient One (Ben Kingsley as Tilda Swinton), who later becomes Strange’s mentor in the mystic arts.

And now, a second trailer has been released.

I’m very tempted to see this one on the big IMAX screen at the Odeon Manchester Printworks, which is the second biggest IMAX screen in Europe and only slightly smaller than the BFI IMAX, since if the visuals are as regular in the film as they are in this trailer, then it’ll be quite a treat.

King Cobra – Official Trailer 1 – James Franco

King Cobra King Cobra tells the story of Sean Paul Lockhart (aka Brent Corrigan), played by Garrett Clayton, a gay porn headliner who, and how he fell out with the producer, Joe (James Franco), who made him famous. When Sean decides he’d be better off a free agent, a cash-strapped pair of rival producers aim to cash in by any means possible.

Written and directed by Justin Kelly, based on a story by D. Madison Savage, the film also stars some people you haven’t seen in a big film for a while, in Christian Slater, Molly Ringwald and Alicia Silverstone, plus Keegan Allen, Sean Grandillo and Spencer Rocco Lofranco, and it looks pretty good. Certainly will be worth it for Slater and Ringwald.

King Cobra is released on October 21st in the US, but as of yet there’s no UK date.

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

Fences – Official Trailer 1 – Denzel Washington

Fences Fences stars Denzel Washington as Troy, an African American father, who struggles with race relations in the USA while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.

Denzel also directs himself, plus Viola Davis (Suicide Squad) and Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump) from a script written by August Wilson, based on their own play.

Little else is known about this film just yet, although his character is rather a bar-steward, and I still don’t think that Denzel Washington can act his way out of a paper bag, and this was brought home even more with his recent foray into a Western with The Magnificent Seven, but despite all that, for a change, Fences does look like a Denzel film worth watching.

Fences is built in the US on December 25th, but as of yet, we’ve not got a release date for construction to begin in the UK.

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

Damned Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review – Jo Brand comedy


Damned Damned is a new sitcom about social workers who are damned if they do, and damned if they don’t. In reality, they can never get a break. Too much is expected from them, and the moment something goes wrong, the press jump on them.

So far, I’ve seen the first two episodes, and both have begun with various calls coming in from the public including one-liners such as “What’s the alcohol allowance for a 12-year-old?” and “You’ve taken all the kids into care. Can you take the rabbit as well?”


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