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  • Big [1988] Big | DVD | (13/10/2003) from £2.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (77.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    A perfect marriage of novel but incisive writing, acting and direction, Big is the story of a 12-year-old boy who wishes he were older, and wakes up one morning as a30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). The script by Gary Ross(Dave) and Anne Spielberg finds some unexpected ways of attacking obvious issues of sex, work, and childhood friendships, and in all of these things the accent is on classy humour and great sensitivity. Hanks is remarkable in the lead, at times hilarious (reacting to caviar just as a 12-year-old would) and at others deeply tender. Penny Marshall became a first-rate filmmaker with this 1988 work. --Tom Keogh

  • Miracle On 34th Street [1994] Miracle On 34th Street | DVD | (07/11/2005) from £4.33  |  Saving you £5.66 (56.70%)  |  RRP £9.99

    This remake of the popular heartwarming Christmas classic captures all the joy of the original version. A little girl who has been raised not to believe in fantasy fairy tales and Santa Claus meets a department-store Santa who claims he's the real Kris Kringle. Her mother insists that it can't be true--that Kris is only a nice old man who isn't all too sane. But soon things start happening that may make both of them change their minds... and have faith in magic once again.

  • 28 Days [2000] 28 Days | DVD | (12/04/2004) from £1.99  |  Saving you £1.14 (19.00%)  |  RRP £5.99

    To appreciate 28 Days, it's best to be thankful that director Betty Thomas hasn't forced Sandra Bullock into a remake of Clean and Sober. Instead Thomas has balanced her comedic sensibility (evident in Dr. Dolittle and Private Parts) with the seriousness of alcoholism and substance abuse, and she succeeds without compromising the gravity of the subject matter. Some critics have scoffed at the movie's breezy, formulaic portrait of 27-year-old boozer and pill-popper Gwen Cummings (Bullock), but this smooth-running star vehicle does for Bullock what Erin Brockovich did for Julia Roberts, focusing her appeal in a substantial role without taxing the limits of her talent. It's no wonder that Susannah Grant (who wrote both films) was one of the hottest new screenwriters of 1999. She writes "Hollywood Lite" without insulting anyone's intelligence. As played by Bullock, Gwen is an alcoholic in denial whose latest bender with boozer boyfriend Jasper (Dominic West) ruins the wedding of her sister (Elizabeth Perkins) and lands her in a month-long rehab program with the requisite gang of struggling drunks and junkies. Newcomer Alan Tudyk steals his scenes as a gay German rehabber who might've dropped in from a Berlin performance-art exhibit, and Steve Buscemi aptly conveys the weary commitment of a counsellor who's seen it all. Thomas has surrounded Bullock with a sharp ensemble, and the addition of singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III (as a kind of Greek chorus crooner) is sublimely inspired. Certainly no surprises here--the warring sisters will reconcile, and at least one rehabber will fail to recover--but there's ample pleasure to be found in Bullock's finely tuned performance, and in Thomas's inclusion of flashbacks and tangents that add depth and laughter in just the right dosage. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Must Love Dogs [2005] Must Love Dogs | DVD | (06/02/2006) from £3.76  |  Saving you £15.00 (79.00%)  |  RRP £18.99

    The hardest trick is making them stay.. Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane) is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mis-matches and first dates Sarah begins to trust her own instincts again and learns that no matter what it's never a good idea to give up on love!

  • About Last Night [1986] About Last Night | DVD | (17/05/2010) from £2.99  |  Saving you £3.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £5.99

    For better or worse, David Mamet's hit play Sexual Perversity in Chicago is watered down into this romantic comedy about a couple (played by Rob Lowe and Demi Moore) who get together and then fall apart due to Lowe's character's inability to commit. Jim Belushi is on hand as the gratuitously swinish best friend who looks at women as meat, and Elizabeth Perkins is entertainingly arch as Moore's gal pal and Belushi's nemesis. There is nothing about this 1986 film by Edward Zwick (co-creator of TV's thirtysomething and director of Glory and Courage Under Fire) that is at all reminiscent of Mamet, but that doesn't make it bad or dull. While one can feel the script straining to fill in gaps where chunks of the original play have disappeared, Zwick often successfully tells the story without words at all, relying on the actors to convey pure emotion. Lowe is good, and the then-willowy Moore's understated performance reminds one of the actress she might have been before she became a spectacle. --Tom Keogh

  • Hop [DVD] Hop | DVD | (05/09/2011) from £2.99  |  Saving you £17.00 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Blending state of the art animation with live action Hop is a comedy about E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. On the eve of taking over the family business E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer. He encounters Fred (James Marsden) an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals who accidentally hits E.B. with his car. Feigning injury E.B. manipulates Fred into providing him shelter and Fred finds himself with the world's worst houseguest.

  • Weeds - Series 2 [2006] Weeds - Series 2 | DVD | (07/01/2008) from £9.79  |  Saving you £15.20 (60.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The second series of Weeds is funnier darker and more daring! Mary-Louise Parker returns as Nancy Botwin who after her husband's unexpected death and struggling to survive financially has become the neighbourhood pot dealer! Her new business is a hit as everyone seems to want what she's selling!

  • Cats & Dogs [2001] Cats & Dogs | DVD | (03/12/2001) from £2.39  |  Saving you £11.60 (82.90%)  |  RRP £13.99

    How can you hate a movie that features ninja Siamese cats wreaking havoc with their kung fu prowess? Cats & Dogs is an effects-laden family film that mystifies cat fanciers by casting dogs as the undisputed heroes in all-out warfare with nefarious felines. Hidden headquarters and high-tech gadgets are featured on both sides of this age-old battle. On the feline side, the long-haired Persian Mr. Tinkles (voice of Sean Hayes) plots to sabotage the efforts of Professor Brody (Jeff Goldblum) to discover a cure for human allergies to dogs. On the canine side, stalwart shepherd Butch (voice of Alec Baldwin) trains the mistakenly recruited beagle puppy Lou (voice of Tobey Maguire) to foil Mr. Tinkles's scheme--a mission that begins when Mrs. Brody (Elizabeth Perkins) adopts Lou for her son Scott (Alexander Pollock). Using combinations of live animals, animatronic puppets and digital wizardry, Cats & Dogs has just enough imagination to match its effects, climaxing with a feline global-domination scheme involving mice sprayed with chemicals that will make all humans allergic to dogs. Goldblum and Perkins gamely play second fiddles to this menagerie of mayhem and, as madcap "realism" gives way to cartoonish fantasy, the movie escalates into utter chaos, burdened by lame jokes but highlighted by a furry supporting cast including a Saluki hound (voice of Susan Sarandon), a shaggy sheepdog (voice of Michael Clarke Duncan), and a Chinese hairless techno-geek named Peek (voice of Joe Pantoliano). Though never as charming as the Babe movies, Cats & Dogs is harmless fun--especially for dog lovers. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • The Flintstones [1994] The Flintstones | DVD | (13/12/1999) from £4.19  |  Saving you £5.80 (58.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    This pleasant, lightweight live-action version of the popular cartoon is about as good as you might expect. The kids should love the broad humour and the Henson Studios creatures but like The Addams Family movies, the look and the cast are the best things going for it. Considering that the nature of the material is so sparse, the thinly plotted story works better than other TV-to-movie fare. Our fabulous Stone Age man is promoted per a calculated move by a scheming exec (Kyle MacLachlan, whose casting ensured at least one cute guy). As a comedy, the humour is one-note and flat for anyone older than 12. The special-effects creatures look wondrous, though not as seamless as in other movies, such as in Roger Rabbit. The most joyous moments come during the full-scale re-creations of the famous credits. The Flintstones provided a major launching pad for Halle Berry as a vamping secretary. --Doug Thomas

  • Moonlight And Valentino [1995] Moonlight And Valentino | DVD | (05/06/2006) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £5.99

    This is a powerful comedy drama about four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them. In the blink of an eye the happily married Rebecca Lott becomes a widow or as she puts it 'the w word'. She is not alone for long however when her eccentric friend Sylvia neurotic younger sister Lucy and controlling ex-stepmother Alberta move in with a lot of baggage - both emotional and literal! But when Alberta hires a sexy house painter to raise Rebecca's spirits he inspires unforseen passion - and unexpected compassion - within each of the women as they learn to let down their defences and let go of their innermost fears. Both poetically poignant and fall-down funny Moonlight and Valentino will make its way into your heart.

  • Weeds - Series 1 [2005] Weeds - Series 1 | DVD | (03/09/2007) from £2.99  |  Saving you £22.51 (75.10%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Comedy about a suburban mother turned marijuana dealer. After her husband's unexpected death and subsequent financial woes suburban mom Nancy Botwin (Parker) embraces a new profession: the neighborhood pot dealer. As it seems like everyone secretly wants what she's selling -- even city councilman Doug Wilson (Nealon) -- Nancy is faced with keeping her family life in check and her enterprise a secret from her best friend/PTA president Celia Hodes (Perkins).

  • Miracle on 34th Street Double Pack [DVD] [1947] Miracle on 34th Street Double Pack | DVD | (01/10/2012) from £4.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (61.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    <strong>Miracle On 34th Street (1947):</strong> Discover that miracles really do happen with one of the most spellbinding Christmas classic tales of all time. When Kris Kringle is hired to be Santa Claus in a department store's 34th Street branch, his success is overwhelming, much to the disdain of a rival store. When their attempts to discredit Santa take hold, threatening all that is sacred and magical about Christmas, prepare to find out that miracles really do happen... <strong>Miracle O...

  • Cats & Dogs [Blu-ray] Cats & Dogs | Blu Ray | (04/10/2010) from £5.95  |  Saving you £12.04 (66.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Things Are Gonna Get Hairy! They're cunning. They're stealthy. They're waging a top-secret ultra-high-tech struggle for global domination right under our noses. They're Cats & Dogs! Witness this epic tail of what happens when an eccentric professor (Jeff Goldblum) makes a discovery that could tip the age-old balance of pet power. Now an inexperienced young beagle pup named Lou (voiced by Tobey Maguire) is about to begin the ultimate mission im-paws-ible: to save humanity from a total cat-tastrophe!

  • Ring 2, The [2005] Ring 2, The | DVD | (02/07/2006) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Fear comes full circle. Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) and her son Aidan (David Dorfman) have relocated to the quaint mountain town of Asheville where Rachel has found a new job at the local Asheville Gazette working alongside reporter Max Rourke (Simon Baker). The discovery of a local teenage homicide whilst scanning the electronic Asheville Police archives prompts Rachel to uncover the truth behind it. Before long Rachel has linked the homicide to the mysterious video tape.

  • Big [Blu-ray] Big | Blu Ray | (31/03/2014) from £8.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (46.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    12-year-old Josh wishes he was 'big' and wakes up to find that overnight he has developed into an adult male (Tom Hanks). Kicked out of home by his mother, who doesn't believe his story, man-child Josh quickly gets a job developing new ideas for toys, with much success. He also finds himself successful with women - something he isn't quite ready to handle!

  • Miracle on 34th Street [Blu-ray] [1994] Miracle on 34th Street | Blu Ray | (04/11/2013) from £5.79  |  Saving you £7.20 (55.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In this modern update of the beloved 1947 classic six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood&#39;s most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. But after meeting a special department store Santa who&#39;s convinced he&#39;s the real thing Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in. Starring Richard Attenborough Elizabeth Perkins Dylan McDermott and Mara Wilson as Susan this uplifting and joyous film will make believers out of the entire family!

  • Mrs Doubtfire/ Big/ Dr Doolittle Triple Pack [DVD] Mrs Doubtfire/ Big/ Dr Doolittle Triple Pack | DVD | (03/10/2011) from £6.79  |  Saving you £8.20 (54.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Big:Tom Hanks won rave reviews for his Oscar nominated performance (1988, Best Actor) as a twelve-year old boy trapped inside a thirty-year-old body, in director Penny Marshall's winning comedy.At a carnival, young Josh Baskin wishes he was big - only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy (Jared Rushton), Josh lands a job at a toy company. There, his inner wisdom enables him to successfully predict what children want to buy, making the awestruck, naive Josh irresistible to a beautiful ladder climbing colleague (Elizabeth Perkins). But the more he experiences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood.Mrs Doubtfire:How far would an ordinary father go to spend more time with his children? Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) is no ordinary father, so when he learns his ex-wife (Sally Field) needs a housekeeper, he applies for the job. With the perfect wig, a little makeup and a dress for all occasions, he becomes Mrs Doubtfire, a devoted British housekeeper, who is hired on the spot.Free to be the 'woman' he never knew he could be, the disguised Daniel creates a whole new life with his entire family. Outrageous, hilarious and often touching, Robin Williams makes this box-office hit a film to be watched again and again.Dr Dolittle:Treat yourself to a healthy dose of Eddie Murphy's untamed animal magnetism in the smash hit comedy that'll make you roar, howl and hoot with laughter!A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle (Murphy) seems to have the world by the tail, until a long-suppressed talent he possessed as a child - the ability to communicate with animals - is suddenly reawakened...with a vengeance! Now every creature within squawking distance wants the good doctor's advice, unleashing an outrageous chain of events that turns his world upside down!

  • Moonlight And Valentino [1995] Moonlight And Valentino | DVD | (07/02/2005) from £5.99  |  Saving you £6.20 (47.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    This is a powerful comedy drama about four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them. In the blink of an eye the happily married Rebecca Lott becomes a widow or as she puts it 'the w word'. She is not alone for long however when her eccentric friend Sylvia neurotic younger sister Lucy and controlling ex-stepmother Alberta move in with a lot of baggage - both emotional and literal! But when Alberta hires a sexy house paint

  • Cats & Dogs [DVD] Cats & Dogs | DVD | (04/10/2010) from £3.87  |  Saving you £9.10 (70.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Things Are Gonna Get Hairy! They're cunning. They're stealthy. They're waging a top-secret ultra-high-tech struggle for global domination right under our noses. They're Cats & Dogs! Witness this epic tail of what happens when an eccentric professor (Jeff Goldblum) makes a discovery that could tip the age-old balance of pet power. Now an inexperienced young beagle pup named Lou (voiced by Tobey Maguire) is about to begin the ultimate mission im-paws-ible: to save humanity from a total cat-tastrophe!

  • Weeds - Series 3 - Complete Weeds - Series 3 - Complete | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £9.79  |  Saving you £15.20 (60.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Critically acclaimed Weeds has returned for its third season which sees everyone's favourite drug dealing mum expanding her herbal horizons in funnier darker and more daring plot twists. Golden Globe winner Mary-Louise Parker stars as Nancy Botwin the suburban mother of two who had to learn how to deal - weed that is - after the death of her husband. In season 3 Nancy learns that hiding the truth from the utopian suburbia where she lives isn't easy Particularly since her best friend is the town mayor! Now the queen of cannabis has to cope with the collapse of her gang-raided pot paradise and pay back her debts. Get ready to get hooked on Weeds a truly addictive grade A comedy

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