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  • The Game [1997] The Game | DVD | (09/11/2007) from £3.05  |  Saving you £12.94 (80.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    It's not quite as clever as it tries to be, but The Game does a tremendous job of presenting the story of a rigid control freak trapped in circumstances that are increasingly beyond his control. Michael Douglas plays a rich, divorced, and dreadful investment banker whose 48th birthday reminds him of his father's suicide at the same age. He's locked in the cage of his own misery until his rebellious younger brother (Sean Penn) presents him with a birthday invitation to play "The Game" (described as "an experiential Book of the Month Club")--a mysterious offering from a company called Consumer Recreation Services. Before he knows the game has even begun, Douglas is caught up in a series of unexplained events designed to strip him of his tenuous security and cast him into a maelstrom of chaos. How do you play a game that hasn't any rules? That's what Douglas has to figure out, and he can't always rely on his intelligence to form logic out of what's happening to him. Seemingly cast as the fall guy in a conspiracy thriller, he encounters a waitress (Deborah Unger) who may or may not be trustworthy, and nothing can be taken at face value in a world turned upside down. Douglas is great at conveying the sheer panic of his character's dilemma, and despite some lapses in credibility and an anticlimactic ending, The Game remains a thinking person's thriller that grabs and holds your attention. Thematic resonance abounds between this and Seven and Fight Club, two of the other films by The Game 's director David Fincher. -- Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Casualties of War Casualties of War | DVD | (11/10/2004) from £3.33  |  Saving you £2.28 (38.10%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Hailed by critics as a masterpiece Casualties of War is based on the true story of a squad of soldiers caught in the moral quagmire of wartime Vietnam. Witness to a vile crime Private Eriksson (Michael J. Fox) is forced to stand alone against his fellow soldiers and commanding officer Sergeant Meserve (Sean Penn). A powerful and charismatic man pushed over the edge of barbarism by the terror and brutality of combat. With sweeping scope action and raw power master filmmaker Brian De Palma creates a devastating and unforgettable tale of one man's quest for sanity and justice amidst the chaos of war.

  • The Thin Red Line [Blu-ray] The Thin Red Line | Blu Ray | (16/05/2011) from £7.87  |  Saving you £12.12 (60.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Near the beginning of World War II a squad of American soldiers become close comrades when they encounter fierce Japanese resistance in one of the war's most barbarous battles in Guadalcanal island.

  • State Of Grace [1990] State Of Grace | DVD | (23/06/2003) from £6.50  |  Saving you £6.20 (47.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Having been away for several years Terry Noonan (Sean Penn) is reunited with his gangland friends the ruthless Jackie Flannery (Gary Oldman) and his brother Frankie (Ed Harris) the Kitchen's most powerful racketeer. Terry grew up in Hell's Kitchen he's streetwise and knows the rules. But returning as an undercover cop to the squalor of his childhood haunts leads him deep into a dark underworld of deceit corruption betrayal and murder. He's been assigned to put Frankie Flannery

  • Fair Game [DVD] Fair Game | DVD | (11/07/2011) from £3.89  |  Saving you £16.10 (80.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power Fair Game is a riveting action-thriller based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) whose career was destroyed and marriage strained to its limits when her covert identity was exposed. As a covert officer in the CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie's husband diplomat Joe Wilson (Sean Penn) is drawn into the investigation to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger. But when the administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to support the call to war Joe writes a New York Times editorial outlining his conclusions and ignites a firestorm of controversy.

  • The Thin Red Line [1999] The Thin Red Line | DVD | (12/06/2000) from £4.93  |  Saving you £15.06 (75.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • The Falcon And The Snowman [1984] The Falcon And The Snowman | DVD | (08/01/2001) from £6.79  |  Saving you £6.20 (47.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Academy Award Winner Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn deliver 'superb performances' Variety in a true-story spy thriller that is 'scathing arresting' (The New York Times) and laced with white-knuckle excitement. From Oscar winning director John Schlesinger and writer Steven Zaillian the film blows the lid off the modern-day American dream with its riveting story of two young men of privilege money and ambition who end up selling out their country ruining their families and destroyi

  • The Tree of Life [DVD] The Tree of Life | DVD | (31/10/2011) from £4.47  |  Saving you £15.52 (77.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The long front lawns of summer afternoons, the flicker of sunlight as it sprays through tree branches, the volcanic surge of the Earth's interior as the planet heaves itself into being--you certainly can't say Terrence Malick lacks for visual expressiveness. The Tree of Life is Malick's long-cherished project, a film that centres on a family in 1950s Waco, Texas, yet also reaches for cosmic significance in the creation of the universe itself. The Texas memories belong to Jack (Sean Penn), a modern man seemingly ground down by the soulless glass-and-metal corporate world that surrounds him. We learn early in the film of a family loss that happened at a later time, but the flashbacks concern only the dark Eden of Jack's childhood: his games with his two younger brothers, his frustrated, bullying father (Brad Pitt), his one-dimensionally radiant mother (Jessica Chastain). None of which unfolds in anything like a conventional narrative, but in a series of disconnected scenes that conjure, with poetry and specificity, a particular childhood realm. The contributions of cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and production designer Jack Fisk cannot be underestimated in that regard, and it should be noted that Brad Pitt contributes his best performance: strong yet haunted. And how does the Big Bang material (especially a long, trippy sequence in the film's first hour) tie into this material? Yes, well, the answer to that question will determine whether you find Malick's film a profound exploration of existence or crazy-ambitious failure full of beautiful things. Malick's sincerity is winning (and so is his exceptional touch with the child actors), yet many of the movie's touches are simultaneously gaseous (amongst the bits of whispered narration is the war between nature and grace, roles assigned to mother and father) and all-too-literal (a dinosaur retreats from nearly killing a fellow creature--the first moments of species kindness, or anthropomorphic poppycock?). The Tree of Life premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Palme d'Or there after receiving boos at its press screening. The debate continues, unabated, from that point. --Robert Horton

  • I Am Sam [2002] I Am Sam | DVD | (28/10/2002) from £5.20  |  Saving you £14.79 (74.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Sam Dawson (Penn) has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old and is obsessed with the Beatles. When the mother of his daughter abandons them he names his daughter Lucy Diamond (after the Beatles song) and raises her. But as she reaches age 7 herself Sam's limitations start to become a problem at school when Lucy intentionally holds back to avoid looking smarter than her father. The authorities take her away and in protest Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita Harrison into taking his

  • Carlito's Way [1994] Carlito's Way | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £5.59  |  Saving you £14.40 (72.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Al Pacino cuts a noble figure in this very enjoyable drama by director Brian De Palma (Scarface), based on a pair of books by Edwin Torres. Pacino plays a Puerto Rican ex-con trying hard to go straight, but his loyalty to his lowlife attorney (a virtually unrecognisable Sean Penn) and enemies on the street make that choice difficult. Penelope Ann Miller plays, somewhat unlikely, a stripper who has a romance with Pacino's character. The film finds De Palma tempering his more outlandish moves (think of Body Double or Snake Eyes) just as he did with the popular Untouchables and Mission: Impossible. But while Carlito's Way was not as commercially successful as those two movies, it is a genuinely compelling work graced with a fine performance by Pacino and a surprising one from Penn. --Tom Keogh

  • The Game [Blu-ray] The Game | Blu Ray | (25/10/2010) from £6.39  |  Saving you £11.60 (64.50%)  |  RRP £17.99

    It's not quite as clever as it tries to be, but The Game does a tremendous job of presenting the story of a rigid control freak trapped in circumstances that are increasingly beyond his control. Michael Douglas plays a rich, divorced, and dreadful investment banker whose 48th birthday reminds him of his father's suicide at the same age. He's locked in the cage of his own misery until his rebellious younger brother (Sean Penn) presents him with a birthday invitation to play "The Game" (described as "an experiential Book of the Month Club")--a mysterious offering from a company called Consumer Recreation Services. Before he knows the game has even begun, Douglas is caught up in a series of unexplained events designed to strip him of his tenuous security and cast him into a maelstrom of chaos. How do you play a game that hasn't any rules? That's what Douglas has to figure out, and he can't always rely on his intelligence to form logic out of what's happening to him. Seemingly cast as the fall guy in a conspiracy thriller, he encounters a waitress (Deborah Unger) who may or may not be trustworthy, and nothing can be taken at face value in a world turned upside down. Douglas is great at conveying the sheer panic of his character's dilemma, and despite some lapses in credibility and an anticlimactic ending, The Game remains a thinking person's thriller that grabs and holds your attention. Thematic resonance abounds between this and Seven and Fight Club, two of the other films by The Game 's director David Fincher. -- Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Falcon and the Snowman [Blu-ray] Falcon and the Snowman | Blu Ray | (19/10/2015) from £7.69  |  Saving you £7.30 (48.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

  • The Gunman [Blu-ray] [2015] The Gunman | Blu Ray | (20/07/2015) from £4.44  |  Saving you £18.55 (80.70%)  |  RRP £22.99

    A gripping action-thriller from the director of Taken and the producer of The Matrix and Non-Stop The Gunman stars Oscar-winner Sean Penn as a former military operative dragged into a deadly cat and mouse game. With Penn in his first action role and a top-notch cast including Javier Bardem and Idris Elba The Gunman is a high-octane must-see.

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High Fast Times at Ridgemont High | DVD | (10/04/2003) from £4.45  |  Saving you £11.54 (72.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Based on the humorous bestselling novel Fast Times at Ridgemont High details the individual struggles of teenagers as they deal with independence success sexuality money maturity school and just making it through the formative year. Features music by The Go-Go's Graham Nash Jim Buffet Stevie Nicks Tom Petty The Cars and Quarterflash.

  • Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride | DVD | (03/09/2007) from £3.39  |  Saving you £11.60 (77.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    ""I hate to advocate drugs alcohol violence or insanity to anyone "" Hunter S. Thompson once wrote ""but they've always worked for me"". In this acclaimed documentary narrated by Nick Nolte experience the true story of the American master whose gonzo reportage defined an era while his depraved appetites forged a legend. Through archival footage and revealing interviews with family friends partners in crime and Thompson himself meet the man - and the myth - who created his own unforgettable world of fear loathing journalistic genius shotgun golf and a cannon-fired funeral to live on as one of the most extraordinary literary icons of all time.

  • The Interpreter [2005] The Interpreter | DVD | (15/08/2005) from £2.49  |  Saving you £15.30 (76.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Director Sydney Pollack delivers megawatt star power, high gloss, and political passion to The Interpreter, his first thriller since The Firm. With Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn delivering smooth, understated performances, the film more closely recalls Pollack's 1975 Robert Redford/Faye Dunaway paranoid thriller Three Days of the Condor, trading conspiratorial politicians for potential assassination in the United Nations General Assembly (this being the first film ever granted permission to use actual U.N. locations). Kidman plays a U.N. interpreter who inadvertently overhears hints of a plot to kill the reviled, tyrannical leader of her (fictional) African homeland; Penn is the Secret Service agent assigned to protect her, or to determine her role (if any) in the assassination scenario. By distancing itself from real-life politics, The Interpreter softens its potential impact as a thriller about contemporary globalization and threats to international peace, but the Penn/Kidman personal drama (between two people who gain a deep appreciation for shared anguish, without being artificially forced into romance) adds a richly human dimension to Pollack's expert handling of the thriller elements of a complex yet easily-followed plot. Indie-film stalwart Catherine Keener shines in her supporting role as Penn's sarcastic by sympathetic Secret Service partner. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Dead Man Walking [1996] Dead Man Walking | DVD | (17/09/2001) from £3.24  |  Saving you £12.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

  • Persepolis [2008] Persepolis | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £5.85  |  Saving you £12.14 (67.50%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Persepolis is a poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of the precocious and outspoken nine year old Marjane that we see a people's hopes dashed as fundementalists take power - forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless she outsmarts the 'guardians' and discovers punk. Yet when her uncle is senselessly executed - and as bombs fall around Tehran - the daily fear that permeates life in Iran is palpable. As she gets older Marjane's boldness causes her parents to worry over her continued safety. And so - at age fourteen - they make the difficult decision to send her to school in Austria. Vulnerable and alone in a strange land she endures the typical ordeals of a teenager.

  • The Thin Red Line - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] The Thin Red Line - Limited Edition Steelbook | Blu Ray | (12/05/2014) from £11.16  |  Saving you £10.83 (49.20%)  |  RRP £21.99

    A powerful front-line cast - including Sean Penn Nick Nolte Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II. Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director (Terrence Malick) The Thin Red Line is an unparalleled cinematic masterpiece.

  • U-Turn [1998] U-Turn | DVD | (01/10/1999) from £7.98  |  Saving you £-4.55 (-76.00%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Oliver Stone used such words as "liberating" and "fun" to talk about U-Turn's relatively quick production schedule of 42 days. Stone's ideas of film fun, however, are something older generations would call sick. This film is a Southwestern noir tale about Bobby Cooper (Sean Penn), a hotshot who is stuck in the tight confines of Superior, Arizona, when his car breaks down. His subsequent adventure is a meatball comedy--loud, obnoxious and violent, and stuffed with diffused light, a hot cast and a no-fat Ennio Morricone score. This film has plenty of odd characters but you never really find out much about them. Bobby's first encounters include a repulsive mechanic (Billy Bob Thornton under the grease) and a blind Indian (Jon Voight under the makeup). Then there's Grace McKenna (a sizzling Jennifer Lopez), who is as dangerous as the curves of her red sundress. Bobby's got time to kill and Grace seems more than willing. Unfortunately, it seems that Bobby has never seen a movie such as A Touch of Evil; if he had, he would know it can only get worse. About the time Grace's husband, Jake (Nick Nolte), shows up, Bobby is knee-deep in murder plots and double-crosses. The first 40 minutes or so are "fun" to a point. Penn is the perfect near-creep to root for and as he wanders back into town after meeting Grace, the eclectic characters pile up. But soon it gets monotonous, tiring and just plain ugly. And when incest and bloody fights begin, the fun is gone. If Penn wasn't so solid an actor and able to be empathetic in the most morose situations, the movie would be unwatchable in stretches. Lopez makes another good impression but this is not a performance that stands out. Nolte, raspy and ill-looking, is the Lee Marvin of the 90s. Before U-Turn is over, you are already wondering if Oliver Stone will do something else, something more important, soon. --Doug Thomas

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