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  • Bad Santa 2 [DVD] Bad Santa 2 | DVD | (06/11/2017) from £10.00  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    BAD SANTA 2 returns Academy Award®-winner BILLY BOB THORNTON to the screen as everyone's favourite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (TONY COX), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

  • Bad Santa [2003] Bad Santa | DVD | (14/11/2005) from £2.75  |  Saving you £17.24 (86.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Instantly qualifying as a perennial cult favorite, Bad Santa is as nasty as it wants to be, and there's something to be said for comedy without compromise. The Coen brothers conceived the basic idea and served as executive producers, but it's director Terry Zwigoff who brings his unique affinity for losers and outcasts to the twisted tale of Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton), a hard-drinking, chain-smoking, foul-mouthed sexaholic safe-cracker who targets a different department store every holiday season, playing Santa while he cases the joint with his dwarf elf-partner Marcus (Tony Cox). With comedic support from Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, Cloris Leachman, and John Ritter in his final film, Thornton milks the lowbrow laughs with a slovenly lack of sentiment, warming Bad Santa's pickled heart just enough to please a chubby misfit (Brett Kelly, hilariously deadpan) who may or may not be mentally challenged. As dry as an arid martini and blacker than morning-after coffee, Bad Santa is an instant cure for yuletide schmaltz, and if you think this appropriately R-rated comedy is suitable for kids, your parenting skills are no better than Willie's. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Fargo: Season 1 & 2 [DVD] Fargo: Season 1 & 2 | DVD | (25/04/2016) from £12.99  |  Saving you £11.91 (47.80%)  |  RRP £24.9

    Season 1 The Coen Brothers' Best Picture Oscar nominee transforms into the season's most talked about TV debut. Fargo features a new true crime story and new characters...all chilled in the trademark dry wit, murderous mayhem and Minnesota nice of the original classic film. Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton stars as Lorne Malvo, a anipulative master criminal who changes the life of insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman). Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks) and Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman) are the small-town police officers who join forces to uncover Lester's secrets and stop the relentlessly destructive Malvo. Season 2 The all new true crime case in FARGO's latest chapter takes you back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson), a young State Police Officer recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang, a major mob syndicate and a small town beautician Peggy Blumquist (Kirsten Dunst) along with her husband Ed (Jesse Plemons), the local butcher's assistant. Helping Lou piece things together is his father-in-law, Sheriff Hank Larsson (Ted Danson).

  • Armageddon [DVD] [1998] Armageddon | DVD | (01/02/2010) from £4.09  |  Saving you £13.70 (76.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    This 1998 testosterone-saturated blow-'em-up from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay (The Rock, Bad Boys) continued Hollywood's millennium-fuelled fascination with the destruction of our planet. There's no arguing that the successful duo understand what mainstream audiences want in their blockbuster movies--loads of loud, eye-popping special effects, rapid-fire pacing, and patriotic flag waving. Bay's protagonists--the eight crude, lewd, oversexed (but, of course, lovable) oil drillers summoned to save the world from a Texas-sized meteor hurling toward the earth--are not flawless heroes, but common men with whom all can relate. In this huge Western-in-space soap opera, they're American cowboys turned astronauts. Sci-fi buffs will appreciate Bay's fetishising of technology, even though it's apparent he doesn't understand it as anything more than flashing lights and shiny gadgets. Smartly, the duo also try to lure the art-house crowd, raiding the local indie acting stable to populate the film with guys like Steve Buscemi, Billy Bob Thornton, Owen Wilson, and Michael Duncan, all adding needed touches of humour and charisma. When Bay applies his sledgehammer aesthetics to the action portions of the film, it's mindless fun; it's only when Armageddon tackles humanity that it becomes truly offensive. Not since Mississippi Burning have racial and cultural stereotypes been substituted for characters so blatantly--African Americans, Japanese, Chinese, Scottish, Samoans, Muslims, French ... if it's not white and American, Bay simplifies it. Or, make that white male America; the film features only three notable female characters--four if you count the meteor, who's constantly referred to as a "bitch that needs drillin'". Sadly, she's a hell of a lot more developed and unpredictable than all the other women characters combined. Sure, Bay's film creates some tension and contains some visceral moments, but if he can't create any redeemable characters outside of those in space, what's the point of saving the planet? --Dave McCoy

  • Fargo - Season 1 [DVD] Fargo - Season 1 | DVD | (22/09/2014) from £7.99  |  Saving you £20.00 (71.50%)  |  RRP £27.99

    An original adaptation of the Academy Award - winning feature film FARGO features an all-new story and follows a new case and new characters all entrenched in the trademark humour murder and 'Minnesota nice' that made the film an enduring classic. Billy Bob Thornton stars as 'Lorne Malvo ' a rootless manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman 'Lester Nygaard ' played by Martin Freeman.

  • Faster [DVD] Faster | DVD | (01/08/2011) from £4.21  |  Saving you £11.78 (73.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    An ex-con (Dwayne Johnson) sets out to avenge his brother's death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago. During his campaign however he's tracked by a veteran cop and an egocentric hit man. Billy Bob Thornton Maggie Grace and Tom Berenger also star in this violently explosive revenge thriller.

  • The Alamo [2004] The Alamo | DVD | (27/12/2004) from £4.19  |  Saving you £10.80 (72.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton (Best Adapted Screenplay Sling Blade 1996) Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow) and Jason Patric (Sleepers) team up for the year's most explosive motion picture epic. In the spring of 1836 facing incredible odds fewer than 200 ordinary men of all races defended a small Texas fort for 13 days against thousands of soldiers led by the dictator of Mexico. Based on this true story - The Alamo depicts what would become a legendary rallying cry

  • 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.

  • The Judge [DVD] [2014] The Judge | DVD | (02/03/2015) from £4.83  |  Saving you £15.16 (75.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) returns to his childhood home where his estranged father the town’s judge (Robert Duvall) is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

  • 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

  • Bruce Willis Collection - Die Hard/Bandits/The Siege/Hart's War Bruce Willis Collection - Die Hard/Bandits/The Siege/Hart's War | DVD | (19/02/2007) from £11.98  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Die Hard: New York cop John McClane facing Christmas alone flies to Los Angeles to see his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) and their kids in an attempt to patch things up. He arrives at his wife's high tech office building in the middle of their Christmas party just as it is gatecrashed by the ruthless master criminal Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) and a dozen fellow activists intent on relieving the Nakatomi Corporation of six hundred million dollars in negotiable bonds... McClane's a maverick smartass with a distinct disdain for being given orders. He's alone tired hurting and the only chance anyone has got. Twelve bad guys one cop. The odds are against John McClane; just the way he likes it! Bandits: Strap yourself in for one hilarious action-comedy with great chemistry great one-liners and expert direction. Bruce Willis makes all the right moves as the man with the perfect bank-robbing plan - and two imperfect partners. Busting out of prison Joe (Willis) and Terry (Billy Bob Thornton) are on the run and out of money. That changes when they devise a scheme to place bank managers under house arrest the night before they rob their banks. But success as the infamous sleepover bandits isn't the only change in store for them. As they cross state lines and federal laws they meet Kate (Cate Blanchett) a sexy eccentric housewife whose indecision as to which of the two bandits she wants could spoil their partnership for good! The Siege: When a crowded city bus blows up in Brooklyn and a campaign of terror begins to make its bloody mark on the streets of New York it's up to FBI special agent Anthony ""Hub"" Hubbard (Washington) and U.S. Army General William Devereaux (Willis) to find out who's responsible and put an end to the destruction. Together they face explosive danger at every turn when they team up to a wage an all-out war against a ruthless band of terrorists. Hart's War: Fourth generation war hero Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still as the camp's highest-ranking American officer he commands his fellow inmates keeping a sense of honour alive in a place where honour is easy to destroy all under the dangerous ever-watchful eye of SS Major Wilhelm Visser. Never giving up the fight to win the war McNamara is silently planning waiting for his moment to strike back at the enemy. A murder in the camp gives him the chance to set a risky plan in motion. With a court martial to keep Visser and the Germans distracted McNamara orchestrates a cunning scheme to escape and destroy a nearby munitions plant enlisting the unwitting help of young Lt. Tommy Hart. Together with his men McNamara uses a hero's resolve to carry out his mission ultimately forced to weigh the value of his life against the good of his country.

  • A Simple Plan A Simple Plan | DVD | (07/03/2005) from £8.62  |  Saving you £5.10 (31.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    When Hank Jacob and Lou find $4.4 million inside a crashed plane in a nature preserve they quickly come up with the plan to keep the money safe until the plane has been found by others and the dust has settled. But Jacob Hank's brother and Lou a friend do not behave the way they decided to. Lou constantly in financial debt wants his share soon and Jacob wishes to renovate their parents' farm. The trusty atmosphere between the unequal partners dissolves slowly and intrigues are spun. Also accidents start happening and when an FBI agent comes into town looking for a crashed plane Hank and his partners get into very deep water...

  • Pushing Tin [1999] Pushing Tin | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £3.95  |  Saving you £0.60 (10.00%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Blessed with a fantastic cast and slick direction by Mike Newell, Pushing Tin is one of those invigorating movies (like Wall Street or All the President's Men) that takes you behind the scenes of a dramatic profession--in this case, the high-stress world of air-traffic controllers--and throws in a source of conflict to ramp up the tension. For ace "tin-pusher" Nick Falzone (John Cusack), that conflict arrives in the form of Russell Bell (Billy Bob Thornton), whose Zen-like control of air traffic immediately puts Nick on the defensive. Add an incident of infidelity and Nick's subsequent self-loathing and guilt and Pushing Tin turns into a macho contest, with Nick's and Russell's spouses (Cate Blanchett and Angelina Jolie, respectively) stuck in the middle. At that point, this otherwise splendid comedy-drama turns almost fatally silly and hits additional turbulence by lapsing into a predictable series of pat resolutions. Fortunately, the jazzy cast avoids a nosedive into the tarmac, and if you recall Blanchett's Oscar-nominated performance in Elizabeth, you'll be amazed by her flawless transformation into a smart and sweetly devoted New Jersey housewife. Dialogue is a major asset here, and the script (by TV veterans Glen and Les Charles) gives Cusack & co. plenty to chew on. That makes Pushing Tin a breezy good time, and its flaws are easily forgiven. --Jeff Shannon

  • 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

  • Friday Night Lights [2004] Friday Night Lights | DVD | (05/09/2005) from £5.59  |  Saving you £10.40 (65.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Based on the non-fiction bestseller by H.G. Bissinger, Friday Night Lights looks at high school football in the harsh light of reality, finding heart and hardness while stirring our emotions. Actor-director Peter Berg is Bissinger's cousin; he knows the material well, and understands how an obsession with winning turns high school kids into somber, over-pressured gladiators--expendable soldiers in a community war against shame and obscurity. The fact-based story focuses on the 1988 football season of Odessa-Permian high school in West Texas, and as a fast-paced sports movie, Berg delivers the goods with a rousing, frenetically styled crowd-pleaser. But there's darkness in this tale of weary underdogs, including an abusive father (well-played by country music star Tim McGraw), threatening townsfolk, an injured star running back (Derek Luke), a tormented quarterback (Lucas Black), and the melancholy coach (Billy Bob Thornton) who takes his team to the finals. Berg's film could use less flashy cutting and more drama to support its gridiron intensity, but Friday Night Lights offers a refreshing alternative to the conventional sports movie. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Princess Mononoke [2001] Princess Mononoke | DVD | (22/10/2001) from £11.97  |  Saving you £8.02 (40.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Princess Mononoke has already made history as the top-grossing domestic feature ever released in Japan, where its combination of mythic themes, mystical forces, and ravishing visuals tapped deeply into cultural identity and contemporary, ecological anxieties. For international animation and anime fans, this epic, animated 1997 fantasy, represents an auspicious next step for its revered creator, Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service), an acknowledged anime pioneer, whose painterly style, vivid character design, and stylised approach to storytelling take ambitious, evolutionary steps here. Set in medieval Japan, Miyazaki's original story envisions a struggle between nature and man. The march of technology, embodied in the dark iron forges of the ambitious Tatara clan, threatens the natural forces explicit in the benevolent Great God of the Forest and the wide-eyed, spectral spirits he protects. When Ashitaka, a young warrior from a remote, and endangered, village clan, kills a ravenous, boar-like monster, he discovers the beast is in fact an infectious "demon god", transformed by human anger. Ashitaka's quest to solve the beast's fatal curse brings him into the midst of human political intrigues as well as the more crucial battle between man and nature. Miyazaki's convoluted fable is clearly not the stuff of kiddie matinees, nor is the often graphic violence depicted during the battles that ensue. If some younger viewers (or less attentive older ones) will wish for a diagram to sort out the players, Miyazaki's atmospheric world and its lush visual design are reasons enough to watch. For the English-language version, Miramax assembled an impressive vocal cast including Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup (as Ashitaka), Claire Danes (as San), Minnie Driver (as Lady Eboshi), Billy Bob Thornton, and Jada Pinkett Smith. They bring added nuance to a very different kind of magic kingdom. -- Sam Sutherland, Amazon.com On the DVD: with an impressive widescreen aspect of 2.35:1 and a pleasant 5.1 Dolby digital sound, you cannot fault the transfer of this animation in any way. However, the special features leave a lot to be desired on what is a classic piece of modern anime. The "Behind the Scenes" feature holds no information on the making of Princess Mononoke in its original form--with no input from animator Hayao Miyazaki--and the trailer is taken from the American release of the movie (even though it calls itself an "original" theatrical trailer), complete with the annoyingly hyped-up voiceover that comes with US film trailers. The redeeming feature of this DVD is the ability to watch the anime in its original language with subtitles, a much more passionate and beautiful form--so much of the feeling and lyricism of the movie is lost with the transfer to English language and misplaced casting. After watching the original Japanese version of Princess Mononoke and reading the book you begin to wonder why the West has become such a solitary child of Disney. --Nikki Disney

  • Monster's Ball [2002] Monster's Ball | DVD | (24/02/2003) from £2.74  |  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

  • Intolerable Cruelty [2003] Intolerable Cruelty | DVD | (23/02/2004) from £3.60  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A sleek George Clooney and a seductive Catherine Zeta-Jones square off magnificently in the divorce comedy Intolerable Cruelty. The plot is simple: lawyer supreme Miles Massey (Clooney) skilfully outmanoeuvres gold-digger Marylin Rexroth (Zeta-Jones) when she divorces her wealthy husband--and she sets out to get revenge. But this movie comes from the creative minds of the Coen Brothers (Fargo, O Brother Where Art Thou?), and so Intolerable Cruelty includes a Scottish wedding chapel in Vegas, an asthmatic hit man, fluffy-dog-stroking European nobility, and a legendarily unbreakable pre-nuptial agreement. Still, it's pretty restrained for the Coens; smooth and consistent, it never stumbles as disappointingly as their movies can, but also never quite hits the operatic pitch of their best work. It's still damn funny, though, with top-notch performances from the leads as well as Geoffrey Rush, Cedric the Entertainer and Billy Bob Thornton. --Bret Fetzer

  • Armageddon [1998] Armageddon | DVD | (20/08/2001) from £2.99  |  Saving you £12.42 (69.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

  • The Baytown Outlaws [DVD] The Baytown Outlaws | DVD | (26/12/2012) from £4.19  |  Saving you £8.80 (67.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    When the ruthless Oodie brothers, the sweatiest outlaws south of the Mason-Dixon line, get a visit from Celeste (Eva Longoria) they are offered a job that sounds too easy to be true - to rescue Celeste's godson from her mafioso ex-husband Carlos (Billy Bob Thornton). The crazy trio take the case, not knowing that Carlos has a few tricks up his sleeve - tricks such as crooked cops, a ferocious gang of Tomahawk-wielding bikers, a team of strippers-turned-assassins and a truckload of apocalyptic road pirates... Welcome to the world of The Baytown Outlaws - the biggest redneck kick-ass bonanza of the year! Special Features: Behind the Scenes with Cast and Crew Theatrical Trailer Original Trailer

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