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  • The Muppets Bumper 6 Movie Box Set [DVD] The Muppets Bumper 6 Movie Box Set | DVD | (11/08/2014) from £14.99  |  Saving you £25.00 (62.50%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Muppets Most WantedThere's plenty of fun for the whole family as Kermit the Frog Miss Piggy Animal and the entire Muppets gang head out on a world tour. But mayhem follows the Muppets as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper. Now Kermit is behind bars at the mercy of prison warden Nadya (Tina Fey) and the World's Number One Criminal Constantine - a dead ringer for Kermit - has taken his place. As Constantine and his dastardly sidekick Dominic (Ricky Gervais) plot the robbery of the century they are pursued by Sam Eagle and Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell). Will Constantine get away with his nefarious scheme? Will Kermit escape in time to save the day? Disney's Muppets Most Wanted is the most hilarious most wanted Muppet movie ever! The MuppetsMuppet domination continues with a hilarious movie from Walt Disney Studios. Jason Segel Academy Award® nominee Amy Adams and Chris Cooper join everyone's favourite Muppets and an all-star celebrity cast in a comic adventure for the whole family. Bring home the biggest Muppet adventure ever on Disney DVD! The Muppets MovieThey're irreverent irrepressible and downright irresistible. They're the Muppets! - starring in their first full-length movie. See how their meteoric rise to fame and fortune began: with a rainbow a song... and a Frog. The Great Muppet CaperStop the press! The crime of the century has occurred and Kermit Fozzie and Gonzo are out to crack the case! In this song-filled star-studded extravaganza directed by the legendary Jim Henson. The Muppet Christmas CarolThis is the season for love laughter and one of the most cherished stories of all time! Join Kermit the Frog Miss Piggy and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry magical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale. Muppet Treasure IslandAhoy matey! Get ready for hilarity on the high seas with Kermit the Frog Miss Piggy and all the Muppets in their first-ever action adventure inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate tale. Special Features: Muppets Most Wanted The Longer; Longest Blooper Reel in Muppets History 'I'll Get You What You Want' Music Video Performed by Bret McKenzie Rizzo's Biggest Fan Mickey Short 'No Service' On Set with Walter' Inside The Gulag The Muppets (2011) The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History*) *We Think Scratching The Surface: A Hasty Examination Of The Making Of The Muppets Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song A Little Screen Test On The Way To The Read Through Deleted Scenes Theatrical Spoof Trailers' Audio Commentary With Jason Segel James Bobin And Nicholas Stoller The Muppet Movie (1979) Frog-E-Oke Sing-Along (Songs are also within Disney Intermission) Jim Frawley's Extended Camera Test Doc Hopper's Commercial Original Trailers Outtake Easter Egg Classic Bonus: Pepe Profiles Presents Kermit: A Frog's Life Disney Intermission (Frog-E-Oke) The Great Muppet Caper Frog-E-Oke Sing-Along: 'Steppin' Out With A Star' 'Happiness Hotel' The Muppets Christmas Carol Disney Intermission Frogs Pigs And Humbug: Unwrapping A New Holiday On The Set - Blooper Reel Pepe Profiles Presents - Gonzo: A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Weirdo Christmas Around the World Audio Commentaries: With Director Brian Henson With Kermit Rizzo Gonzo and More Muppet Treasure Island Frog-E-Oke Sing-Along: 'Cabin Fever' The Tale Of The Story Beyond The Tail 'Let The Good Shine Out' Music Video (with Kermit) Audio Commentary with Gonzo Rizzo and Brian Henson

  • Despicable Me [DVD + UV Copy] [2010] Despicable Me | DVD | (30/09/2013) from £4.57  |  Saving you £15.42 (77.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Three orphan girls cause the deplorable Gru to rethink his plan to steal the moon. Special Features: Theatrical Feature Commentary Despicable Me Minion Mania App Trailer Despicable Me The Game Trailer A Global Effort Gru's Rocket Builder Game Super Silly Fun Land Games Despicable Beats The World of Despicable Me Voices of Despicable Me Despicable Me Mini-Movies (Home Makeover Orientation Day and Banana) Hop Teaser Trailer Universal Family Blu-ray Trailer Thank You Anti Piracy Trailer

  • The Muppets Bumper 7 Movie Box Set [DVD] The Muppets Bumper 7 Movie Box Set | DVD | (11/08/2014) from £11.99  |  Saving you £24.00 (66.70%)  |  RRP £35.99

    Muppets Most WantedThere's plenty of fun for the whole family as Kermit the Frog Miss Piggy Animal and the entire Muppets gang head out on a world tour. But mayhem follows the Muppets as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper. Now Kermit is behind bars at the mercy of prison warden Nadya (Tina Fey) and the World's Number One Criminal Constantine - a dead ringer for Kermit - has taken his place. As Constantine and his dastardly sidekick Dominic (Ricky Gervais) plot the robbery of the century they are pursued by Sam Eagle and Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell). Will Constantine get away with his nefarious scheme? Will Kermit escape in time to save the day? Disney's Muppets Most Wanted is the most hilarious most wanted Muppet movie ever! The MuppetsMuppet domination continues with a hilarious movie from Walt Disney Studios. Jason Segel Academy Award® nominee Amy Adams and Chris Cooper join everyone's favourite Muppets and an all-star celebrity cast in a comic adventure for the whole family. Bring home the biggest Muppet adventure ever on Disney DVD! The Muppets MovieThey're irreverent irrepressible and downright irresistible. They're the Muppets! - starring in their first full-length movie. See how their meteoric rise to fame and fortune began: with a rainbow a song... and a Frog. The Great Muppet CaperStop the press! The crime of the century has occurred and Kermit Fozzie and Gonzo are out to crack the case! In this song-filled star-studded extravaganza directed by the legendary Jim Henson. The Muppet Christmas CarolThis is the season for love laughter and one of the most cherished stories of all time! Join Kermit the Frog Miss Piggy and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry magical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale. Muppet Treasure IslandAhoy matey! Get ready for hilarity on the high seas with Kermit the Frog Miss Piggy and all the Muppets in their first-ever action adventure inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate tale. The Muppet Wizard of OzJoin Kermit the Frog Miss Piggy and all the Muppets as they turn everyone's favourite classic tale into a musical madcap adventure that shines brighter than Emerald City! Special Features: Muppets Most Wanted Mickey Short 'No Service' The Muppets (2011) The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History*) *We Think The Muppets Movie (1979) Pepe Profiles Present Kermit: A Frog's Life: Join Pepe the King Prawn as we profile the life of Kermit The Frog The Great Muppet Caper Pepe Profiles Present Miss Piggy: The Diva Who Would Not Be Denied: Join Pepe the King Prawn as we profile the life of Miss Piggy The Muppet Christmas Carol Pepe Profiles Present Gonzo: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Weirdo: Join Pepe the King Prawn as we profile the life of Gonzo On The Set Gag Reel Christmas around the World Muppet Treasure Island Pepe Profiles Present Fozzie Bear: A Long Day's Journey Into Nightclubs Join Pepe the King Prawn as we profile the life of Fozzie Bear The Muppets Wizard of Oz Outtakes and Bloopers: Oz Oops! Backstage Disney: Pepe's Exclusive 'Making Of' Extended Interview with Quentin Tarantino

  • How I Met Your Mother - Season 1-9 [DVD] How I Met Your Mother - Season 1-9 | DVD | (13/10/2014) from £35.99  |  Saving you £4.00 (10.00%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Season 1 The Emmy® Award Winning How I Met Your Mother is about Ted and how he met his wife. The show is told in a flashback form documenting his quest to find the right lady. This journey began when Ted got word of his best friends getting married - he was worried that he would never find that special someone. So with the help of his friends (often unsolicited) he goes about finding the girl of his dreams. Barney, Ted's friend has the propensity to harm him more than help him. The show also follows Ted's best friends Marshall and Lily as they get ready for married life. Season 2 The woman of his dreams is out there - the question is, who is she? Told in a series of flashbacks, How I Met Your Mother is the hilariously unpredictable story of how twenty-something Ted meets his soul mate and says goodbye to the single world of pick-up lines, one-night-stands, and relationship deal-breakers. With friends Marshall and Lily's wedding fast approaching, the outrageously inappropriate Barney remains a consummate bachelor, while Ted's romance with Robin heats up - but is she really the one for him? Things have a funny way of working out in this delightfully fresh and fast-paced comedy. Season 3 The search for a soul mate has never been so wildly inappropriate. Ted is still looking for Miss Right, but his road to domestic bliss is paved with punk rock girls, tattoos, adult video expos and an epic St. Patrick's Day bender. Meanwhile, as Marshall and Lily adjust to married life, the incorrigible Barney commits a major violation of The Bro Code. Featuring a host of hilarious guest stars, including Britney Spears, Sarah Chalke (TV's Scrubs), Enrique Iglesias, Mandy Moore and Heidi Klum. Season 4 From dating dilemmas to career conundrums, the recently engaged Ted and his feisty friends find themselves at the crossroads of young adult life. While newlyweds Marshall and lily contemplate parenthood, single gal Robin explores the advantages of having friends with benefits. Meanwhile, the irrepressible, opinionated Barney continues his hilariously dogged pursuit of the fairer sex. As for Ted, his Miss Right is out there, but amid bar brawls and blizzards, how will he ever find her? Season 5 Suit up for the hilarious Season Five of How I Met Your Mother, the outrageous, Emmy-nominated hit starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan! The show's season is loaded with hook-ups, break-ups and the return of Slapsgiving - not to mention the hottest guest stars imaginable, including Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Amanda Peet and Rachel Bilson. On the dating front, Barney and Robin take their relationship to the next level - before calling it off- and Ted meets the roommate of his future wife in this uproarious, modern-day love story told in reverse. Season 6 How I Met Your Mother is a comedy about Ted (Josh Radnor) and how he fell in love. It all started when Ted's best friend, Marshall (Jason Segel), dropped the bombshell that he was going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, and now wife, Lily (Alyson Hannigan), a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realised that he had better get a move on if he too hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest is Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted met Robin (Cobie Smulders), it was love at first sight, but when things didn't work out, Ted realised destiny must have something else in store. Season 7 With both a baby and a wedding on the way, change is in the air and awesomeness abounds in the hilariously unpredictable season seven of How I Met Your Mother. As Marshall and Lily move away to start their family, Ted continues the search for the woman of his dreams. Meanwhile, Robin reveals a shocking secret and special guess star Katie Holmes joins the fun in the long-awaited return of the slutty pumpkin! And, wedding bells are ringing at last for confirmed bachelor Barney, but why is he wearing that ridiculous ducky tie, and just who is the lucky lady? Season 8 In the uproarious Eighth Season of How I Met Your Mother, the arrival of baby Marvin reminds Marshall and Lily of things they need, like sleep, better jobs and sex! Meanwhile Barney uses his playbook to win over Robin, but not her scary dad. Marshall tries to right a wrong in court in hopes of becoming a judge, and Robin's past is judged. Ted designs an amazing building, and also has designs on Barney's half-sister! But does he meet his future wife? Season 9 The ninth and final season of the comedy smash hit US series How I Met Your Mother. This season takes place over the course of Barney and Robin's wedding weekend, when the lives of the gang change dramatically. Ted is about to move to Chicago, Marshall and Lily are about to move to Rome, and Robin and Barney are about to become husband and wife.

  • Despicable Me [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2010] [Region Free] Despicable Me | Blu Ray | (30/09/2013) from £3.19  |  Saving you £21.80 (87.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Three orphan girls cause the deplorable Groo to rethink his plan to steal the moon. Special Features: Theatrical Feature Commentary Despicable Me Minion Mania App Trailer Despicable Me Game Trailer A Global Effort Miss Hattie's Top Secret Cookie Recipes Gru's Rocket Builder Game Super Silly Fun Land Game Despicable Beats The World of Despicable Me The Voices of Despicable Me Despicable Me Mini-Movies (Home Makeover Orientation Day and Banana) Gru Control Hop Teaser Trailer Thank You Anti Piracy Trailer

  • Bad Teacher [DVD] Bad Teacher | DVD | (31/10/2011) from £1.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (88.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Some teachers just don't give an F. For example there's Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She's foul-mouthed ruthless and inappropriate. She drinks she gets high and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she's dumped by her fiance she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich handsome subsititute (Justin Timberlake) - competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting of the advances of a sarcastic irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel) the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students her coworkers and even herself an education like no other.

  • Despicable Me (4K UHD+2D BD+UV) [Blu-ray] [2017] Despicable Me (4K UHD+2D BD+UV) | Blu Ray | (05/06/2017) from £19.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    4x SHARPER THAN HD In a happy suburban neighbourhood with its well-kept gardens and white picket fences, sits a black house with a dead lawn! This is the secret hideout of Gru (Steve Carell), who, with his army of excitable little yellow minions, plans to TAKE OVER THE WORLD. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze guns and battle ready vehicles for land and air, Gru is accustomed to defeating all who stand in his way. But the arrival of three little orphaned girls, and their determination to make him their Dad, threatens his reputation as a SUPER-VILLAIN! DISC ONE 4K ULTRA HD MOVIE + 3 MINI-MOVIES FOR THE ULTIMATE MOVIE WATCHING EXPERIENCE, THIS DISC FEATURES: 4X sharper picture than HD HDR (HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE) for brilliant brights and deepest darks IMMERSIVE AUDIO for a multi-dimensional sound experience DISC TWO BLU-RAYâ?¢ MOVIE + BONUS FEATURES 3 MINI-MOVIES STARRING THE MINIONS THE WORLD OF DESPICABLE ME DESPICABLE BEATS GRU'S ROCKET BUILDER MISS HATTIE'S TOP SECRET COOKIE RECIPES COMMENTARY WITH THE DIRECTORS & THE MINIONS THE VOICES OF DESPICABLE ME SUPER SILLY FUN LAND POCKET BLU BD-LIVE AND MORE!

  • Gulliver's Travels [DVD] Gulliver's Travels | DVD | (16/05/2011) from £3.94  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Gulliver's Travels is about as marginal as the trailers suggest; it's a tepidly entertaining, irreverent, and sometimes crass comedy starring Jack Black that takes some gigantic liberties with Jonathan Swift's classic story about the land of Lilliput and its tiny inhabitants. Mailroom loser Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) is stuck in a dead-end job and living a dead-end life until the promotion of a fellow employee spurs him to speak up and take action. While a trip to the Bermuda Triangle may not be the date with crush Darcy Silverman (Amanda Peet) that Gulliver had envisioned, the voyage promises to take his career in a new direction, and it eventually delivers him to a kingdom known as Lilliput, which is populated by miniature people. After initially being captured and locked away in a dungeon, Gulliver wins the hearts of the Lilliputian people by saving their princess (Emily Blunt) from being kidnapped and rescuing their king (Billy Connolly) from a fire in a most unorthodox and unsavoury way, and he quickly finds himself in a position of gigantic influence. Problem is, Gulliver is completely unprepared and unqualified for his new leadership roles, both on the personal and professional levels, and his ineptitude puts himself and all of Lilliput in extreme danger. Grade-school humour abounds in this fairly mindless film, something Jack Black always excels at, but viewers will find that the chuckles and the message about the power of believing in oneself fade equally as fast as the credits roll. (Ages 9 and older) --Tami Horiuchi

  • Despicable Me - 6 Mini-Movies Collection [DVD] Despicable Me - 6 Mini-Movies Collection | DVD | (14/10/2014) from £2.34  |  Saving you £7.65 (76.60%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Illumination Mini Movies 2014 - of DM1 and DM2 episodes

  • How I Met Your Mother - Season 9 [DVD] [2014] How I Met Your Mother - Season 9 | DVD | (13/10/2014) from £6.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The ninth and final season of the comedy smash hit US series How I Met Your Mother. This season takes place over the course of Barney and Robin's wedding weekend when the lives of the gang change dramatically. Ted is about to move to Chicago Marshall and Lily are about to move to Rome and Robin and Barney are about to become husband and wife. Episodes Comprise: The Guide Coming Back The Broken Code Last Time In New York The Poker Game No Questions Asked Knight Vision The Lighthouse Mom and Dad Platonish The Rehearsal Dinner Bedtime Stories Bass Player Wanted Unpause Slapsgiving 3: SLAP

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall [2008] Forgetting Sarah Marshall | DVD | (15/09/2008) from £4.19  |  Saving you £5.80 (58.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    From the producers of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up comes a comic look at one guy's arduous quest to grow up and get over the heartbreak of being dumped - if he can only make himself start Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Struggling musician Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) has spent six years idolizing his girlfriend television star Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell). He's the guy left holding her purse in paparazzi photos and accidentally omitted from acceptance award speeches. But his world is rocked when she dumps him and Peter finds himself alone. After an unsuccessful bout of womanizing and an on-the-job nervous breakdown he sees that not having Sarah may just ruin his life. To clear his head Peter takes an impulsive trip to Hawaii where he is confronted by his worst nightmare: his ex and her tragically hip new British-rocker boyfriend Aldous (Russell Brand) are sharing his hotel. But as he torments himself with the reality of Sarah's new life he finds relief in a flirtation with Rachel (Mila Kunis) a beautiful resort employee whose laid-back approach tempts him to rejoin the world. He also finds relief in several hundred embarrassing fruity cocktails.

  • The Muppets [DVD] The Muppets | DVD | (11/06/2012) from £3.89  |  Saving you £14.00 (77.80%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Movies attempting to retrieve cherished nuggets of pop culture often stumble, either by appealing solely to the die-hard minutia enthusiasts or clunking up the batter with unnecessary additions to the base material. (Enough with the human love triangles, get to the giant robots fighting.) Thankfully, this revival of Jim Henson's beloved characters gets the formula delightfully right, providing a googly-eyed nostalgia trip for adults while also retaining the original's sense of bright (and mildly subversive) wonder. All that's missing is a cameo from Shields and Yarnell, really. Kicking off with a boffo musical number, the story follows Walter (voice of Peter Linz), a small-town boy with a uniquely personal affection for the long-retired Muppets. (OK, he's made of felt.) Teaming up with his brother (Jason Segel, who also co-scripted) and the local schoolteacher (Amy Adams), they attempt to get Kermit, Fozzie, and the gang back together in order to save their studio from an evil oil baron (Chris Cooper, going all in). Director James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) does a marvelous job of updating and honoring his material, weaving sly references to days gone by (the contents of Kermit's rolodex are a particular delight) into the mix of songs, celebrity cameos, and barn-broad puns that gave the original show its bubbly kick. (Fans of Animal and the Chickens will not go home disappointed.) Even the moments that don't quite work land with a cornball brio that feels wholly of a piece with Henson's universe. The result is a true family movie that still brings on the blissful, uncomplicated grins days after viewing. No matter what Statler and/or Waldorf might say, the show goes on. --Andrew Wright

  • Despicable Me [DVD] Despicable Me | DVD | (21/02/2011) from £3.42  |  Saving you £16.57 (82.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In a happy suburban neighbourhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbours hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless little yellow minions we discover Gru (Steve Carell) planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes the moon!) to prove to his Mum (Julie Andrews) that he is better than the other super-villains especially the new kid on the block Vector (Jason Segal). Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays freeze guns and battle-ready vehicles for land and air he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. One of the world's greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo Edith and Agnes in the box office hit Despicable Me.

  • How I Met Your Mother Season 5 [DVD] How I Met Your Mother Season 5 | DVD | (08/11/2010) from £2.76  |  Saving you £22.23 (89.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    How I Met Your Mother: Season 5

  • Bad Teacher [Blu-ray] Bad Teacher | Blu Ray | (31/10/2011) from £3.99  |  Saving you £19.00 (82.60%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Some teachers just don't give an F. For example there's Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She's foul-mouthed ruthless and inappropriate. She drinks she gets high and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she's dumped by her fiance she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich handsome subsititute (Justin Timberlake) - competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting of the advances of a sarcastic irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel) the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students her coworkers and even herself an education like no other.

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall/Get Him To The Greek [DVD] Forgetting Sarah Marshall/Get Him To The Greek | DVD | (09/09/2013) from £5.59  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Get Him to the GreekForgetting Sarah MarshallPeter (Jason Segal) a successful composer is heart-broken and devastated when his girlfriend of five years Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) the famous star of a popular crime show splits up with him. Peter is even more devastated at the fact that she has left him to be with renowned rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand).Peter soon goes into turmoil and becomes a recluse until his step brother convinces him to take a much needed vacation. Peter agrees and goes to Hawaii but when checking in at his hotel he comes across Sarah and her new lover Aldous. But Peter refuses to leave and so does Sarah.Will Peter be able to forget about Sarah Marshall despite being on the same island as her and has he possibly found a new love in hotel receptionist Rachel (Mila Kunis)?

  • I Love You, Man [DVD] [2009] I Love You, Man | DVD | (24/08/2009) from £2.48  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • Jeff Who Lives At Home [DVD] Jeff Who Lives At Home | DVD | (17/09/2012) from £3.15  |  Saving you £9.84 (75.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Starring Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, TV's How I Met Your Mother), Ed Helms (Hangover 1 and 2) and Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon, Jeff, Who Lives At Home is the story of one man's hilarious search for the meaning of life. As slacker Jeff stumbles towards enlightenment, he uncovers answers to his nagging family's problems. Jeff has no idea where he's going but when he finally gets there, he might just find out what it's all about in this gem of a movie that is funny, tender and ultimately moving.

  • The Muppets [Blu-ray][Region Free] The Muppets | Blu Ray | (11/06/2012) from £5.18  |  Saving you £17.00 (73.90%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Movies attempting to retrieve cherished nuggets of pop culture often stumble, either by appealing solely to the die-hard minutia enthusiasts or clunking up the batter with unnecessary additions to the base material. (Enough with the human love triangles, get to the giant robots fighting.) Thankfully, this revival of Jim Henson's beloved characters gets the formula delightfully right, providing a googly-eyed nostalgia trip for adults while also retaining the original's sense of bright (and mildly subversive) wonder. All that's missing is a cameo from Shields and Yarnell, really. Kicking off with a boffo musical number, the story follows Walter (voice of Peter Linz), a small-town boy with a uniquely personal affection for the long-retired Muppets. (OK, he's made of felt.) Teaming up with his brother (Jason Segel, who also co-scripted) and the local schoolteacher (Amy Adams), they attempt to get Kermit, Fozzie, and the gang back together in order to save their studio from an evil oil baron (Chris Cooper, going all in). Director James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) does a marvelous job of updating and honoring his material, weaving sly references to days gone by (the contents of Kermit's rolodex are a particular delight) into the mix of songs, celebrity cameos, and barn-broad puns that gave the original show its bubbly kick. (Fans of Animal and the Chickens will not go home disappointed.) Even the moments that don't quite work land with a cornball brio that feels wholly of a piece with Henson's universe. The result is a true family movie that still brings on the blissful, uncomplicated grins days after viewing. No matter what Statler and/or Waldorf might say, the show goes on. --Andrew Wright

  • Despicable Me Blu-ray 3D Despicable Me Blu-ray 3D | Blu Ray | (21/02/2011) from £7.69  |  Saving you £22.30 (74.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Despicable Me is a compelling animated comedy about an aging supervillain's falling popularity at the hands of a younger supervillain and three young orphan girls. Gru is a true, bad-to-the-core evildoer who's earned the title of the world's No. 1 supervillain. But when young upstart Vector steals the Pyramid of Giza, Gru's status suddenly sinks to No. 2. Gru counters his fall by speeding up his plan to shrink and steal the moon, enlisting the help of his army of minions and the elderly Dr. Nefario, but a lack of funding and the difficulties involved in stealing the needed shrink-ray gun threaten to derail everything. Adopting three young orphan girls is an unlikely, but seemingly effective means to further Gru's evil mission, but Gru quickly discovers that caring for three young girls is more work, and distraction, than he could ever have anticipated. What unfolds is an unexpected shift in attitude that will forever change the lives of Gru, Vector, and all three young girls. A visually appealing film produced by Chris Meledandri (Ice Age, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, and Horton Hears a Who), Despicable Me is full of weirdly shaped characters and settings that are somehow a perfect fit for Sergio Pablos's story. What's especially refreshing is that in this film, 3-D effects are used skillfully and effectively: even when the effects are exploited for comic reasons, they don't become a distraction, as is all too common in many recent movies. The film is full of corny banter and silly antics that inspire plenty of spontaneous laughter, and the minions, while not the best-developed characters, sure are comical. Ultimately, there's also a wholesome message about following one's heart. Steve Carell is the perfect villain-gone-soft in his role as Gru, Jason Segal is quite funny as Vector, and Julie Andrews makes a surprising appearance as Gru's very un-motherly mom. The story isn't new, the humour is relatively juvenile and somewhat forgettable, and it's no Toy Story 3, but Despicable Me celebrates silliness in a way that's satisfying and highly entertaining. (Ages 6 and older) --Tami Horiuchi

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