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Amanda Peet: List of Movies, Films and TV Shows

  • Something's Gotta Give [2004] Something's Gotta Give | DVD | (14/06/2004) from £3.49  |  Saving you £10.50 (75.10%)  |  RRP £13.99

    As upscale sitcoms go, Something's Gotta Give has more to offer than most romantic comedies. Obviously working through some semi-autobiographical issues regarding "women of a certain age", writer-director Nancy Meyers brings adequate credibility and above-average intelligence to what is essentially (but not exclusively) a fantasy premise, in which an ageing lothario who's always dated younger women (Jack Nicholson, more or less playing himself) falls for a successful middle-aged playwright (Diane Keaton) who's convinced she's past the age of romance, much less sexual reawakening. As long as old pals Nicholson and Keaton are on screen discussing their dilemma or discovering their mutual desire, Something's Gotta Give is terrific, proving (in case anyone had forgotten) that Hollywood can and should aim for an older demographic. Meyers falls short with the sitcom device of a younger lover (Keanu Reeves) who wants Keaton as much as Nicholson does; it's believable but shallow and too easily dismissed. She also skimps on supporting roles for Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet and Jon Favreau, but thankfully this is one romantic comedy that doesn't pander to youth. Mature viewers, rejoice! --Jeff Shannon

  • What Doesn't Kill You [Blu-ray] What Doesn't Kill You | Blu Ray | (02/09/2013) from £4.75  |  Saving you £15.24 (76.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Inspired by true events, <i>What Doesn't Kill You</i> follows the story of two childhood friends Brian (Ruffalo) and Paulie (Hawke). The pair have grown up on the tough and unforgiving streets of South Boston doing whatever they can to survive in the dog-eat-dog neighborhood and ultimately falling under the sway of a powerful crime boss. As the vicious cycle of drugs, murder and robbery consume them the pair plan one last heist will they pull it off and escape the only life they know?

  • X Files Collector's Edition [DVD] X Files Collector's Edition | DVD | (29/10/2008) from £8.39  |  Saving you £12.60 (60.00%)  |  RRP £20.99

    The supernatural thriller is a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show's most acclaimed and beloved episodes and takes the always-complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his unshakable quest for the truth and Scully the passionate ferociously intelligent physician remains inextricably tied to Mulder's pursuits.

  • A Lot Like Love [2005] A Lot Like Love | DVD | (24/10/2005) from £4.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    There's nothing better than a great romance... to ruin a perfectly good friendship. In the spirit of When Harry Met Sally comes A Lot Like Love the romantic comedy about destiny and the possibilities of a chance encounter evolving into a close encounter of the happily-ever-after kind. Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet set off sparks as opposites who attract and have a one-flight stand from LA to New York. When the trip's over they are too -- and both

  • The Way, Way Back [Blu-ray] The Way, Way Back | Blu Ray | (17/03/2014) from £8.39  |  Saving you £16.60 (66.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The Way Way Back is the coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncans summer vacation with his mother Pam her overbearing boyfriend Trent and his daughter Steph. Having a rough time fitting in the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen the gregarious manager of the Water Wizz Water Park. Through his funny clandestine friendship with Owen Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world - all during a summer he will never forget.

  • 2012 [DVD] 2012 | DVD | (29/03/2010) from £2.29  |  Saving you £17.70 (88.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Now this is how you destroy the world. Roland Emmerich's 2012 pounces on a Nostradamus-style loophole in the Mayan calendar and rams the apocalypse through it, gleefully conjuring up an enormous amount of Saturday-matinee fun in the process. A scientist (Chiwetel Ejiofor) detects shifting continental plates and sun flares and realizes that this foretells the imminent destruction of the planet. Just as the molten lava is about to hit the fan, a novelist (John Cusack) takes his kids on a trip to Yellowstone; later he'll hook up with his ex (Amanda Peet) and her new boyfriend (Tom McCarthy) in a global journey toward safety. If there is any safety. The suitably hair-raising plot lines are punctuated--frequently, people, frequently--by visions of mayhem around the globe: the Vatican falls over, the White House is clobbered (Emmerich's Independence Day was not enough on that score), and the California coastline dives into the Pacific Ocean. Unlike other action directors we could name, Emmerich actually understands how to let you see and drink in these vast special-effects vistas--and they are incredible. He also honors the old Irwin Allen disaster-movie tradition by actually shelling out for good actors. Cusack and Ejiofor are convincing even in the cheesiest material; toss in Danny Glover (the U.S. president), Woody Harrelson (a nut-bar conspiracy-theorising radio host), Thandie Newton, and Oliver Platt, and you've got a very watchable batch of people. Emmerich hasn't developed an ear for dialogue, even at this stage in his career, and the final act goes on a bit too long. This is a very silly movie, but if you've got a weakness for B-movie energy and hairbreadth escapes, 2012 delivers quite a bit of both. --Robert Horton

  • High Crimes [2002] High Crimes | DVD | (21/06/2004) from £5.49  |  Saving you £7.50 (57.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Just about acceptable as an in-flight movie, High Crimes is a tad weak for the big-screen, though its amiable stars and typical plotting offer the comforts of familiarity for home viewing. Ashley Judd plays a high-end lawyer who specialises in brilliant defence of the guilty, while Morgan Freeman is a broken-down ex-drunk who specialises in court martials ("military justice is to justice what military music is to music"). When Judd's handyman husband (Jim Caviezel) is arrested by the FBI and indicted for a massacre carried out in El Salvador while he was serving as a marine, Judd gets over the fact that he has concealed his entire past and even his real name and rallies to fight the case, even if it means going up against the shadowy masters of a conspiracy to cover up what actually happened. The movie rattles through all the clich&eacute;s: bugs in phones; cars that cruise ominously by; staged road accidents; night-time intrusions; mystery men who hand out clues in the supermarket; dubious polygraph results; appearing and disappearing witnesses; smugly brutal generals, brilliantly made points of law; fights in the interview room; multiple revelations; a media circus and a final tussle in a darkened, deserted house. Judd, one of the best screen actresses of her generation, needs to pick better scripts since her commitment to rubbish only makes her look silly, but Freeman has done enough of these walk-through parts to get by on charisma and the odd smart line. On the DVD: High Crimes on disc comes with a gaggle of featurettes: a chat with the author of the original novel, Joseph Finder, some making-of puffery about staging stunts and the working relationship of the stars, and interesting little bits with the technical advisors about the court martial system and how to beat a polygraph. Franklin contributes a commentary track with a lot of enthusiasm, which is a little more pleased with the end product than most viewers will be. --Kim Newman

  • 2012 [Blu-ray] 2012 | Blu Ray | (29/03/2010) from £2.89  |  Saving you £22.10 (88.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Now this is how you destroy the world. Roland Emmerich's 2012 pounces on a Nostradamus-style loophole in the Mayan calendar and rams the apocalypse through it, gleefully conjuring up an enormous amount of Saturday-matinee fun in the process. A scientist (Chiwetel Ejiofor) detects shifting continental plates and sun flares and realizes that this foretells the imminent destruction of the planet. Just as the molten lava is about to hit the fan, a novelist (John Cusack) takes his kids on a trip to Yellowstone; later he'll hook up with his ex (Amanda Peet) and her new boyfriend (Tom McCarthy) in a global journey toward safety. If there is any safety. The suitably hair-raising plot lines are punctuated--frequently, people, frequently--by visions of mayhem around the globe: the Vatican falls over, the White House is clobbered (Emmerich's Independence Day was not enough on that score), and the California coastline dives into the Pacific Ocean. Unlike other action directors we could name, Emmerich actually understands how to let you see and drink in these vast special-effects vistas--and they are incredible. He also honors the old Irwin Allen disaster-movie tradition by actually shelling out for good actors. Cusack and Ejiofor are convincing even in the cheesiest material; toss in Danny Glover (the U.S. president), Woody Harrelson (a nut-bar conspiracy-theorising radio host), Thandie Newton, and Oliver Platt, and you've got a very watchable batch of people. Emmerich hasn't developed an ear for dialogue, even at this stage in his career, and the final act goes on a bit too long. This is a very silly movie, but if you've got a weakness for B-movie energy and hairbreadth escapes, 2012 delivers quite a bit of both. --Robert Horton

  • High Crimes [Blu-ray] [2002] High Crimes | Blu Ray | (27/05/2013) from £10.15  |  Saving you £2.84 (21.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Just about acceptable as an in-flight movie, High Crimes is a tad weak for the big-screen, though its amiable stars and typical plotting offer the comforts of familiarity for home viewing. Ashley Judd plays a high-end lawyer who specialises in brilliant defence of the guilty, while Morgan Freeman is a broken-down ex-drunk who specialises in court martials ("military justice is to justice what military music is to music"). When Judd's handyman husband (Jim Caviezel) is arrested by the FBI and indicted for a massacre carried out in El Salvador while he was serving as a marine, Judd gets over the fact that he has concealed his entire past and even his real name and rallies to fight the case, even if it means going up against the shadowy masters of a conspiracy to cover up what actually happened. The movie rattles through all the clichés: bugs in phones; cars that cruise ominously by; staged road accidents; night-time intrusions; mystery men who hand out clues in the supermarket; dubious polygraph results; appearing and disappearing witnesses; smugly brutal generals, brilliantly made points of law; fights in the interview room; multiple revelations; a media circus and a final tussle in a darkened, deserted house. Judd, one of the best screen actresses of her generation, needs to pick better scripts since her commitment to rubbish only makes her look silly, but Freeman has done enough of these walk-through parts to get by on charisma and the odd smart line. On the DVD: High Crimes on disc comes with a gaggle of featurettes: a chat with the author of the original novel, Joseph Finder, some making-of puffery about staging stunts and the working relationship of the stars, and interesting little bits with the technical advisors about the court martial system and how to beat a polygraph. Franklin contributes a commentary track with a lot of enthusiasm, which is a little more pleased with the end product than most viewers will be. --Kim Newman

  • Identity [2003] Identity | DVD | (12/01/2004) from £5.50  |  Saving you £11.86 (59.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    With an ace up its sleeve, Identity does for schizophrenia what The Silence of the Lambs did for fava beans and a nice Chianti. On the proverbial dark and stormy night, this anxiety-laced thriller offers a tasty blend of And Then There Were None and Psycho, with a dash of Sybil for extra spice and psychosis. Things go from bad to worse when 10 unrelated travellers converge at an isolated motel and proceed to die, one by one, with no apparent connection...until they discover the common detail that's drawn them into this nightmare of relentless trauma. Even while its take on abnormal psychology fails to impress, Michael Cooney's screenplay offers meaty material for a superior ensemble cast including John Cusack and Rebecca DeMornay (who wins the Janet Leigh prize in a bitchy comeback role). Director James Mangold pivots the action around one character (played by his Heavy star, Pruitt Taylor Vince, in eye-twitching cuckoo mode) and half the fun of Identity comes from deciphering who's who, what's what and who'll be the next to die. --Jeff Shannon

  • The Whole Ten Yards [2004] The Whole Ten Yards | DVD | (17/01/2005) from £3.60  |  Saving you £9.73 (69.50%)  |  RRP £13.99

    They missed each other. This time their aim is better! Thanks to falsified dental records retired hitman Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski faked his own death and has taken up a new line of work as a homemaker for his wife Jill a novice assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past appears. It's their former neighbour Oz who begs them to help rescue his wife from the Hungarian mob. The mission mounts into Mafioso mayhem in thi

  • X-Files - I Want To Believe (1-Disc Edition) X-Files - I Want To Believe (1-Disc Edition) | DVD | (24/11/2008) from £2.40  |  Saving you £16.10 (80.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The supernatural thriller is a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show's most acclaimed and beloved episodes and takes the always-complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his unshakable quest for the truth and Scully the passionate ferociously intelligent physician remains inextricably tied to Mulder's pursuits.

  • Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip - The Complete Series Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip - The Complete Series | DVD | (21/01/2008) from £12.25  |  Saving you £38.74 (76.00%)  |  RRP £50.99

    Aaron Sorkin creator of The West Wing brings you Studio 60 On Sunset Strip a new comedic television show featuring Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford. Studio 60 On Sunset Strip is a show within a show! Filled with engaging characters ear-grabbing dialogue and a Hollywood hive of insider buzz. Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford portray the likable hotshots brought in to revive NBS-TV's sagging flagship comedy series and Amanda Peet plays their savvy boss in episodes exploring the lives and loves of and the make-or-break creative pressures on the show's staff. Panic. Chaos. Fear. Sleep deprivation. Just make sure it's funny by Friday. Because that's when a nation tunes in to Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

  • Body Shots [2000] Body Shots | DVD | (21/08/2000) from £3.81  |  Saving you £16.18 (80.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Its Friday night and the girls are getting ready for a big night out. The boys they are meeting up also making their preparations for a wild night ahead. They meet and all seems to be going well the drinks are going down quick and fast and the four women and four lads seem to be well paired off for a night of wild raging. The couples go their own way until 4 am when Emma arrives at Jeans in bad shape accusing Mike an NFL player of rape. When arrested he says he is innocent

  • Two Weeks Notice / Something's Gotta Give / What Women Want [2004] Two Weeks Notice / Something's Gotta Give / What Women Want | DVD | (17/10/2005) from £10.25  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £20.99

    Two Weeks Notice Attorney Lucy Kelson wants to save the world. Instead she's choosing ties and interviewing prospective girlfriends for her handsome and hapless billionaire boss George Wade. Is this why she got a Harvard Law degree? Lucy's fed up so she submits her notice. But Wade - with an assist from Cupid - has other plans. Something's Gotta Give Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) is a perennial playboy with a libido much younger than his years. During a romantic weekend with his latest infatuation Marin (Amanda Peet) at her mother's Hamptons beach house Harry develops chest pains. He winds up being nursed by Marin's reluctant mother Erica Barry (Diane Keaton) a successful divorced New York playwright. In the process Harry develops more heart pangs - the romantic kind - for Erica a woman appropriately the same age whom he finds beguiling. Yet when Harry hesitates his charming thirtysomething doctor (Keanu Reeves) steps in and starts to pursue Erica. Harry who has always had the world on a string finds his life unraveling... What Women Want Meet Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson). A successful advertising executive Nick has the world and its women at his fingertips. Or so he thinks. The world of advertising is fast becoming a woman's world and slick-talking chauvinistic womanising Nick is out of touch. Enter Darcy McGuire (Helen Hunt). Darcy is hired by the agency as Nick's superior to bring a woman's perspective to the agency in a bid to win new clients from the untapped female market. But Nick's problems are just beginning. To his dismay a freak accident allows him to hear the thoughts of all the women around him. After consulting a psychiatrist (Bette Midler) he decides to use his newfound ability to his advantage both professionally and personally. However Darcy McGuire is no pushover and romance inevitably gets in the way.

  • Martian Child [2007] Martian Child | DVD | (28/04/2008) from £3.79  |  Saving you £16.20 (81.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Based on an award-winning short story by sci-fi luminary David Gerrold Martian Child sees John Cusack as a recently widowed science fiction writer who forms an unlikely family with a close friend (Amanda Peet) and a young boy he adopts who claims to be from Mars. The new couple ignore some sage parenting advice from the widower's sister (Joan Cusack) and get more than they bargained for when a series of strange occurrences lead them to believe that the child's claim may be true!

  • 6 Film Box Set: 2012 (2009)/ Backdraft/ Bronson/ Crank/ Death Race 2/ S.W.A.T. [DVD] 6 Film Box Set: 2012 (2009)/ Backdraft/ Bronson/ Crank/ Death Race 2/ S.W.A.T. | DVD | (24/10/2011) from £3.99  |  Saving you £36.00 (90.00%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Titles Comprise:2012: From Roland Emmerich, director of The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day, comes the ultimate action-adventure film, exploding with groundbreaking special effects. As the world faces a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions, cities collapse and continents crumble. 2012 brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.Bronson: In 1974, a misguided 19 year old decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, armed with a sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams, he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Michael Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years and transformed into Charles Bronson, Britain's most notorious prisoner.For this controversial but critically acclaimed film from director Nicolas Winding Refn (the Pusher trilogy), Tom Hardy physically transformed himself for the role and gives a performance described by The Sun as utterly brilliant.Crank: Poison in his veins. Vengeance in his heart.A professional hit man, Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) discovers that a poisonous injection threatens to kill him if his heart rate drops below a certain point. Now he must exact his revenge on the people who injected him before he takes his last breath!Death Race 2: In the not too distant future, the United States economy is in decline and violent crime is spiraling out of control. In an attempt to regain power over the growing criminal population, a vast network of for-profit, private prisons has opened up. But rather than solving society's problems they have created a lawless subculture run by gangs, killers and sociopaths. S.W.A.T.: An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

  • Identity [Blu-ray] [2003] Identity | Blu Ray | (30/04/2007) from £12.92  |  Saving you £6.75 (33.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Identity is a daring thriller from director James Mangold (the writer/director of Girl Interrupted Cop Land and Heavy) and producer Cathy Konrad (Scream 1 2 & 3 Cop Land Girl Interrupted) featuring an all-star ensemble cast including John Cusack Ray Liotta Amanda Peet Alfred Molina Jake Busey Clea DuVall and Rebecca De Mornay. Caught in a savage rainstorm ten travellers are forced to seek refuge at a strange desert motel. They soon realize they've found anything but shelter. There is a killer among them and one by one they are murdered. As the storm rages on and the dead begin to outnumber the living one thing becomes clear: each of them was drawn to the motel not by accident or circumstance but by forces beyond imagination forces that promise anyone who survives a mind-bending and terrifying destiny.

  • The X Files: I Want To Believe (1 Disc Edition with Exclusive Free X Files Poster) [DVD] The X Files: I Want To Believe (1 Disc Edition with Exclusive Free X Files Poster) | DVD | (24/11/2008) from £4.65  |  Saving you £15.34 (76.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The feature film The X-Files: I Want to Believe is a satisfying if unspectacular installment in the X-Files series, taking place an unspecified time after the show's nine-year television run. Former agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) is now a doctor, while Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) is being hunted by his former agency and living in seclusion. He and Scully are summoned back by a case involving a missing agent and a former priest (Billy Connolly) who claims to be able to see clues to the agent's whereabouts psychically, though his initial search turns up only a severed limb. Don't expect the usual cast of characters; the FBI has completely turned over (except for the George W. Bush portrait), and the only reason Scully and Mulder are back is because agent Dakota Whitney (Amanda Peet) remembers his success on similar cases involving the inexplicable. Don't expect the same rogues' gallery either; unlike the previous X-Files feature film, which was inextricably linked to the series' convoluted mythology arc (and served as a bridge between the fifth and sixth seasons), I Want to Believe is a stand-alone piece that makes use of the series' roots in horror/sci-fi and moody Vancouver, B.C., locales. Also unlike the previous film, which was almost self-consciously shot for the big screen, this film is on a smaller scale, like a double-length episode of the series. But it's still a good reminder of the creepy vibe that hooked fans for years. And the relationship between Mulder and Scully? It seems to have resumed pretty much where it left off, at least when you take into account the long period of separation. But stick around for the end-credit sequence to take in all the possibilities for the future. --David Horiuchi, Amazon.com

  • 2012/Terminator Salvation/Children Of Men [DVD] 2012/Terminator Salvation/Children Of Men | DVD | (06/09/2010) from £3.09  |  Saving you £21.90 (87.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    2012: From Roland Emmerich director of The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day comes the ultimate action-adventure film exploding with groundbreaking special effects. As the world faces a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions cities collapse and continents crumble. 2012 brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Terminator Salvation: The year is 2018. Judgment Day has come and gone. At the behest of Skynet an army of Terminators roams the wastelands killing or collecting humans. The only hope for the survival of humanity is Resistance fighter John Connor: a man whose destiny has always been intertwined with the fate of human existence. As the future of the world teeters on the brink of the future John has been warned about his whole life something totally new shakes his belief that mankind stands a chance against the machines: the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) a man from the past whose last memory is of being on death row before awakening in this post-apocalyptic nightmare. In the face of an ever-adapting Skynet John must decide whether Marcus can be trusted as he prepares to face the enemy head-on. Children of Men: In a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind...

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