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  • The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) | DVD | (22/04/2002) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    With The Man Who Wasn't There the Coen brothers--those ironic geniuses of left-field bizarre--have pulled off another side-swerve into the unexpected. A movie "about a hairdresser who wants to become a dry-cleaner" as the brothers gleefully claim to have pitched it, it's set in 1949 in the small Northern California town of Santa Rosa (venue for Hitchcock's 1943 classic Shadow of a Doubt) and filmed in lustrous, deep-shadowy black-and-white--an affectionate, though never slavish, tribute to the great era of film noir. Not only in its austere monochrome but in its tone, it comes as a total contrast to the Coens' previous film, the cheerfully picaresque O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Though they toss in plenty of surreal gags, including a whole running thread about flying saucers (this is Roswell-era America, after all), the overall mood is quiet, reflective and even--something quite new for the Coens--compassionate. Their protagonist, barber Ed Crane (Billy Bob Thornton, proving himself one of the great chameleon actors of our time), is a man trapped by his own impassivity--inside him, a seething mass of emotion that he's utterly unable to express. In true Coen style, his frustration leads him into a fatal move that spirals disastrously out of control. Thornton is ably supported by a whole gallery of Coen regulars--Frances McDormand, Jon Polito, Tony Shalhoub--plus James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) and an amazingly assured turn from Scarlett Johansson (Ghost World). The dialogue, as you'd expect, is masterly, while the brothers' regular collaborators Director of Photography Roger Deakins and production designer Dennis Gassner work wonders of period evocation, and Carter Burwell contributes a haunting score. On the DVD: The Man Who Wasn't There comes to DVD in a sharp, clean 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer that captures all the depth and subtlety of Deakins' superb photography, impeccably matched by the crystal-clear Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. A lavish helping of extras includes a trailer and two TV spots, stills photo gallery, filmographies, a 16-minute "making of" featurette, an overlong (47 minutes) interview with Deakins, a batch of deleted scenes, and best of all, the voice-over commentary. This gives us not just Joel and Ethan, but Billy Bob as well, chatting and chortling and clearly enjoying every second of the movie they've made. Their enthusiasm is irresistible. –-Philip Kemp

  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [DVD] [2015] Whiskey Tango Foxtrot | DVD | (19/09/2016) from £4.19  |  Saving you £3.66 (46.60%)  |  RRP £7.85

    Glenn Ficarra and John Requa direct this film adaptation of Kim Barker's memoir 'The Taliban Shuffle'. Tina Fey plays Kim Barker, an American journalist working as a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. The story follows her experiences reporting on the tumultuous conflict, including the friendship she forms with a fellow journalist from Scotland (Martin Freeman) and the difficulties she encounters working as a woman in the Middle Eastern war zone.

  • Our Brand is Crisis [DVD] [2016] Our Brand is Crisis | DVD | (30/05/2016) from £5.49  |  Saving you £14.50 (72.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Our Brand is Crisis, from director from David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, George Washington), stars Oscar winners Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade). A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist Calamity Jane Bodine (Bullock). In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy (Thornton), now coaching the opposition. Click Images to Enlarge

  • 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

  • Sling Blade Sling Blade | DVD | (06/07/2005) from £11.08  |  Saving you £6.03 (33.50%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed, and starred in Sling Blade, a mesmerizing drama with haunting overtones of To Kill a Mockingbird. Thornton plays a mentally retarded man who has spent 20 years in a psychiatric hospital for killing his mother and her lover. Released into the community from which he came, he befriends and protects a lonely boy regularly harassed and abused by his mom's boyfriend (a terrific performance by Dwight Yoakam). The story is ultimately about sacrifice, but Thornton certainly doesn't get twinkly about it. Some of the best material concerns the hero's no-big-deal efforts to integrate into a "normal" life: working, eating fast food, earning admiration for his handyman skills, and attaining a semblance of community among other damaged souls. John Ritter has a great part as a gay shopkeeper who tries to assuage his own loneliness by spilling his guts out to Thornton's uncomprehending character. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Monster's Ball [2002] Monster's Ball | DVD | (24/02/2003) from £2.75  |  Saving you £17.24 (86.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A harrowing portrayal of Deep South life in the 21st century, Monster's Ball hits you where it hurts most, in the complex realm of extreme human emotions. This is not a movie to pass the time on a Sunday afternoon. With intriguing juxtapositions and some of the best editing of recent times it has all the makings of a modern film noir, yet it's not only the men that end up on the wrong side of the track: pride and ill-fortune are the real femme fatales here. Billy Bob Thornton is a death row officer whose redneck father has taught him that emotions make you weak, leading to an inability to love his son (Heath Ledger) and feel any compassion for the convicts in his care. When he loses a "loved one", he embarks on a relationship with the widow (Halle Berry) of a man whom he strapped in the electric chair, and the two of them search for comfort in sex, alcohol and chocolate ice-cream. The movie features fine turns from all actors involved, with Berry deservedly winning an Oscar for best actress and Ledger proving he is more than eye candy. Far from concluding the suffering, the ending leaves the viewer in an emotional void in which you will find yourself analysing your own shortcomings, prejudices and emotional ties. --Nikki Disney

  • The Astronaut Farmer [2006] The Astronaut Farmer | DVD | (31/03/2008) from £5.44  |  Saving you £4.55 (45.50%)  |  RRP £9.99

    All systems are ""Go"" for Charles Farmer. He's faced bank foreclosure neighborhood naysayers and a government alarmed by his huge purchase of high-grade fuel but now he's ready to blast into space inside the homemade rocket he built in his barn. Just be home in time for dinner Charlie. Billy Bob Thornton portrays Charlie in this charmer about chasing dreams...and about what it means to be a family. 10 000 pounds of rocket fuel alone can't lift Charlie into the heavens. He needs a launch/recovery crew and he has one of the best: his wife (Virginia Madsen) and children dreamers all. They have liftoff. Our spirits have uplift. Gravity cannot hold down our dreams. The Astronaut Farmer is that kind of movie.

  • The Informers [DVD] [2008] The Informers | DVD | (09/11/2009) from £3.89  |  Saving you £16.10 (80.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The Informers is an adaptation of Bret Easton Elis' novel and stars Winona Ryder Amber Head Billy Bob Thronton Mickey Rouke Kim Basinger Brad Renfo and Rhys Ifans. The Informers is set in LA and details over the course of a week in 1983 a collection of loosly related short stories involving movie execs rock stars a vampire and other morally challenged characters.

  • Sling Blade [Blu-ray] Sling Blade | Blu Ray | (11/06/2012) from £6.79  |  Saving you £18.20 (72.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    A simple man. A difficult choice.25 years after commiting an unthinkable crime, quiet Karl is finally returning home. Once there, the mentally disabled man is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother. But when his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend, Karl is suddenly placed on a collision course with his past...Winner of the 1997 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Billy Bob Thornton who was also nominated for the Best Actor award.

  • Sling Blade [DVD] Sling Blade | DVD | (02/05/2011) from £6.59  |  Saving you £13.40 (67.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A simple man. A difficult choice. 25 years after commiting an unthinkable crime quiet Karl is finally returning home. Once there the mentally disabled man is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother. But when his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend Karl is suddenly placed on a collision course with his past... Winner of the 1997 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Billy Bob Thornton who was also nominated for the Best Actor award.

  • The Apostle [DVD] The Apostle | DVD | (06/07/2015) from £5.69  |  Saving you £4.30 (43.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

  • The Informers [Blu-ray] [2008] The Informers | Blu Ray | (09/11/2009) from £5.39  |  Saving you £19.60 (78.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The Informers is an adaptation of Bret Easton Elis' novel and stars Winona Ryder Amber Head Billy Bob Thronton Mickey Rouke Kim Basinger Brad Renfo and Rhys Ifans. The Informers is set in LA and details over the course of a week in 1983 a collection of loosly related short stories involving movie execs rock stars a vampire and other morally challenged characters.

  • Jayne Mansfield's Car [DVD] Jayne Mansfield's Car | DVD | (17/03/2014) from £2.56  |  Saving you £10.43 (80.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In what critics are calling his best work as writer/director since Sling Blade Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton stars along with Oscar winner Robert Duvall two time Oscar-nominee John Hurt and Golden Globe-winner Kevin Bacon in this story of fathers and sons wars and peace and the turbulent time that changed America forever. It's 1969 in a small Alabama town and the death of a quirky clan's long estranged wife and mother bring together two very different families for the funeral. But do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart or expose truths that could lead to the most unexpected collisions of all? Robert Patrick (Walk The Line) Ray Stevenson (Dexter) Katherine Lanasa (Deception) and Frances O'Connor (The Hunter) co-star in the acclaimed comedy/drama where 'the performances are first-rate' (NY Daily News).

  • The Badge The Badge | DVD | (31/03/2008) from £1.72  |  Saving you £14.27 (89.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The Badge features Billy Bob Thronton as a local sheriff who begins an investigation into the death of a transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic his investigation causes him to be rejected by others forcing him to seek help from the people he once despised.

  • Levity [2003] Levity | DVD | (23/05/2005) from £3.58  |  Saving you £12.15 (76.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    How you gonna make it right? Available on DVD for the first time! Billy Bob Thornton stars in 'Levity' as Manual Jordan an ex-con recently released from a 21-year jail sentence who is seeking redemption from Adele Easley (Holly Hunter) the sister of the guy he murdered. His mild manner and passivity make him immune to the new freedoms he'll experience outside of jail and so his release seems like more of a punishment than a reward. By a stroke of luck he meets a spiritual man (Morgan Freeman) who runs a soup kitchen and community center. He is given a job as a parking attendant for the nearby nightclub. This job is the catalyst that brings him in touch with a young girl Sofia (Kirsten Dunst) whose difficult home life has turned her into a self-destructive wreck wasting her life on booze and drugs. However her faith is restored by Manual's gentle way of looking out for her. Little by little Manual's goodness - the result of years of guilt spent reflecting on his crime in prison - casts a ray of new light on everyone involved including the young and troubled son of Adele.

  • One False Move [1991] One False Move | DVD | (22/01/2001) from £15.99  |  Saving you £4.00 (20.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    They did it for money. For power. For fun. Two ruthless drug dealers commit a brutal mass murder in Los Angeles and are forced to flee the state. And when Fantasia their beautiful accomplice begs to go home to Arkansas she unwittingly leads them into the eye of the hurricane. Waiting for them in Arkansas is an unlikely arsenal of law enforcers that includes two cynical L.A. cops and one eager small-town sheriff. Sheriff Dale ""Hurricane"" Dixon has waited all his life for a majo

  • The Apostle The Apostle | DVD | (02/01/2006) from £1.78  |  Saving you £8.21 (82.20%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The hardest soul to save was his own. He was touched by the power and filled with the spirit. A man of faith. A man of the flesh. A man plagued by the darker side of human desire and rage. Robert Duvall stars (and directs) as Sonny a gifted Southern preacher loved by his community. When Sonny loses control and commits a crime of passion he is forced to run from the law. Hiding out in the small town of Bayou Boutte Sonny adopts a new identity and sets out on a new mission

  • Enemy Of The State/Armageddon [1998] Enemy Of The State/Armageddon | DVD | (20/08/2007) from £4.84  |  Saving you £15.15 (75.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Enemy Of The State (Dir. Tony Scott) (1998): Hot Hollywood favourite Will Smith stars with Gene Hackman in a high-powered suspense thriller where non-stop action meets cutting edge technology! Robert Clayton Dean (Smith) is a successful Washington D.C. Attorney who without his knowledge is given a video that ties a top official of the Nation Security Agency (Jon Voight) to a political murder! Instantly every aspect of Dean's once normal life is targeted by a lethal team of skilled NSA surveillance operatives who wage a relentless ultrahigh-tech campaign to discredit him and retrieve the incriminating evidence! Get ready for the action to explode as Dean desperately races to reclaim his life and prove his innocence before it's too late! Armageddon (Dir: Michael Bay) (1998): When NASA's executive director Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) makes the terrifying realisation that the Earth has just 18 days before it's obliterated by a meteor the size of Texas he has only one option - land a ragtag team of roughneck oil drillers led by their boss Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis) on the asteroid and drop a nuclear warhead into its core. Entirely re-mastered with bonus special features spectacular special effects laugh-out-loud humour great characters riveting storytelling and heartfelt emotion make Armageddon an exhilarating thrill ride you'll want to experience like there's no tomorrow!

  • Daddy And Them [1999] Daddy And Them | DVD | (05/05/2003) from £11.99  |  Saving you £3.00 (20.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Set in the deep American south Claude Montgomery (Thornton) and his wife Ruby (Dern) head back to their roots in Little Rock Arkansas to reunite with their family and lend support to their Uncle Hazel (Varney) who has been arrested for attempted murder. Here they meet with Ruby's eccentric mother Jewel (Ladd) her sultry sister Rose (Preston) and other members of their outrageous family in an amusing yet poignant story of family feuds mixed with sweeter emotions.

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