Doctor Strange leads the new cinema releases & trailers w/e October 28th 2016

Doctor Strange This weekend there are TEN new films out for you to choose from: Marvel’s latest in Doctor Strange, Korean zombie horror in Train to Busan, another triumph for Joanne Froggatt in Starfish, Raymond Briggs latest animation in Ethel and Ernest, British black comedy in Burn Burn Burn, horror meets augmented reality in Let’s Be Evil, James Buckley strays no distance from his Inbetweeners character in The Comedian’s Guide to Survival, a French couple are divorced in After Love, a superhero movie released in the wrong week in Max Steel, and there’s a comedy abomination in Boo! A Madea Halloween.

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…

Movie Charts UK and US week ending October 23rd 2016

Movie Charts UK and US week ending October 23rd 2016This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending October 23rd 2016 are as follows, and…

I, Daniel Blake teaches us that at the age of 80, Ken Loach is still a master filmmaker.

Trolls teaches us how easy it is for Hollywood to fleece parents of money for any old junk.

while, Jack Reacher: Never Goes Back teaches us that you can, indeed, check your watch 20 times during a film to see just much longer you have to sit there.

Elvis and Nixon on DVD – The DVDfever Review


Elvis and Nixon

Elvis and Nixon is when The King met The Crook, and is set between December 1970, when Elvis Presley wanted to stamp his mark on American politics, and February 16th, 1971, when then-President Richard Nixon began recording the audio of every meeting and phone call that took place in the Oval Office.

The singer wants to meet Nixon because the world is at war, the hippies are all on drugs, and he thinks he can help plus… he wants to go undercover as a member of the FBI and get the official seal of approval from the man at the top.

The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review


The Conjuring 2

The Conjuring 2 is the sequel to… ooh, er.. what’s it called.. erm.. oh yes, The Conjuring.

That was the film about paranormal investigators Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and his wife Lorraine (Vera Farmiga), briefly featuring Annabelle, the doll that can trash a house whilst being as inanimate as a carbon rod.

Film no.2 begins in Amityville, 1976 where evil is afoot, but which soon moves to Enfield, London, where punk music is in full flow, and while it’s not quite yet the ’80s when I spent most of my time in school, part of me would like to return to those days,

Batman: Return to Arkham on PS4 – The DVDfever Review


Batman: Return to Arkham

Batman: Return to Arkham incorporates the two first games in the series from the prior generation of consoles. So with this, you get Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, all with their respective DLC and pre-order bonus content. This basically makes the entire trilogy available on a single generation of console with last year’s Arkham Knight finishing things up. A glaring omission in my eyes – and a strange one to omit – is 2013’s Arkham Origins. Granted, it is not part of the trilogy, or done by Rocksteady, but I would have liked to see that game bringing to current-gen as I feel it is as good as Arkham City with a few decent extra mission variations.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on Xbox One – The DVDfever Review


Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – colour me surprised.

Let’s go back in time to where I was in my early teens and a huge fan of anime movies, especially those made by Manga. When I heard we were getting a Dragon Ball Z animated series in the UK, I got excited as I heard great things. All was going great. for a few episodes – you know the ones where they fight between 10 episodes of recharging. Anyway, my love of the series was short lived so I didn’t play many of the games, in fact I think I played two Dragon Ball games in my life – one on the SNEs and the other on PS1 – exactly what I expected, just beat-em ups. So when I was going into Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 without even playing the first game, I’m sure you can guess what I was expecting, but.

Doctor Strange – easily kicks Captain America’s arse – The DVDfever Cinema Review


Doctor Strange Doctor Strange is a brilliant, but arrogant, neurosurgeon. He also must earn a fortune since he has a drawer full of rotating watches – yes, individually rotating, for no apparent reason, and presumably still continue to rotate once the drawer is closed! That’s crazy-extravagant!

I generally know little about most Marvel characters – and DC, for that matter – before seeing one of their first films, as I’m not into the comic books, but I know even less about this one. I do know that it stars Benedict Cumberbatch. Or BenCum, as I like to call him.

Red Dead Redemption 2 – due Autumn 2017 – Trailer

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available to pre-order now and is due out in Autumn 2017 on PS4 and Xbox One.

Developed by Rockstar Games, the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.

Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games: “With Red Dead Redemption 2, the team is working hard to push forward our vision for interactive entertainment in a truly living world. We hope to deliver players an epic experience that builds upon everything we’ve learned making games.”

Logan – Official Trailer 1 – Hugh Jackman

logan Logan (aka Wolverine – Hugh Jackman) takes places in the near future, where the aging Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and the always-old Professor X (Patrick Stewart) have to protect a young female clone of Wolverine, Laura Kinney, from an evil organisation led by a man called Nathanial Essex.

At this point in time, Logan’s healing abilities are regressing, while Xavier is suffering from Alzheimer’s forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.

Directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine, Knight and Day), the film also stars Boyd Holbrook, Doris Morgado, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Stephen Merchant, Richard E Grant and ER‘s Eriq La Salle. Wonder if he’ll do that air-fist-punch thing in the film, like he did in the ER opening credits? Probably not.

However, is this the final X-Men-specific film? Well, I think we’ve had of them enough by now.

Either way, enjoy Johnny Cash‘s cover of Nine Inch Nails’ Hurt, even if it is a bit truncated in this version.

Naturally, I’ll go and see Logan when it’s released in the UK on March 2nd, 2017, one day ahead of the US.

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

Sleepless – Official Trailer 1 – Jamie Foxx

Sleepless Sleepless stars Jamie Foxx as FBI bloke Vincent Downs, and his son has been…. TAKEN!

Yes, you can see where this is going from the off. Still, if it works for Liam Neeson, why not do it again here.

Directed by Baran bo Odar, and also starring Michelle Monaghan, David Harbour, Dermot Mulroney, Gabrielle Union, Kimberly Battista and Scoot McNairy, you can imagine how this will play out from start to finish, especially with lines like, “Whatever you’re pointing at, be sure to kill it” (Zzzzzz….)

Sleepless is released in the US on February 24th, 2017, the time of year when rubbish movies go to die, but there’s no UK date as of yet.

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


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