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  • The Ides of March [DVD] The Ides of March | DVD | (05/03/2012) from £2.58  |  Saving you £16.10 (80.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Director-star George Clooney's The Ides of March is the perfect film to mirror our time, when the approval rating of the United States Congress is at an all-time low and the divisions between the two major parties and their constituents are wider than ever. Everyone'll have some kind of nit to pick with this rather self-serious film. Right-wingers won't like the fact that the central politician (Clooney's Governor Mike Morris of Pennsylvania, who's running for president) is a liberal Democrat who advocates raising taxes on the rich, supports a woman's right to choose, and may be an atheist ("My religion is the Constitution."). But the Left won't be thrilled by the notion that even among the most seemingly high-minded, the desire for victory and the behind-the-scenes maneuverings and compromises made to achieve it easily trump quaint notions like loyalty and integrity, and secrets are like bullets to be fired at close range, where they can do the most damage. The backdrop is the Ohio Democratic primary, a tight race between Morris and a senator from Arkansas. Both candidates have smart, able folks working for them, with Morris's world-weary campaign manager, Paul Zara (Philip Seymour Hoffman), and idealistic press secretary, Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), countered by the opponent's shrewd campaign leader, Tom Duffy (Paul Giamatti). But smart people make mistakes too, and when Stephen meets semi-publicly with Duffy, who tries to lure the young man over to his side, he opens a can of worms with a stink that leads to some very dark places; nor does his dalliance with a young campaign volunteer (Evan Rachel Wood) turn out to be a great idea, to say the least. With Marisa Tomei (as a reporter) and Jeffrey Wright (as an Ohio senator whose endorsement may decide the race) also along for the ride, this is one of the best-cast movies in recent memory, and they're all excellent--especially the ever-reliable Giamatti and Hoffman, whose old political vets have some wonderfully juicy scenes. The dialogue is literate and sharp; the story's twists and turns are, for the most part, surprising enough to keep you in your seat. Best of all, it's another chance to shake our fists at the hubris and cynicism of the people who're supposed to be representing our best interests. --Sam Graham

  • The Reef The Reef | DVD | (25/06/2007) from £2.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (81.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    When Pi an ordinary fish from Boston arrives at the exotic reef to live with his Aunt Pearl he is immediately attracted to Cordelia the fish of his dreams. There's just one big problem in the form of Troy the meanest shark in the ocean who not only patrols the reef keeping its community in fear of becoming his next meal but also has his eye on Cordelia and wants her for himself. Pi must join up with his new group of friends if he stands any chance of outwitting Troy and his henchmen save the reef and win Cordelia!

  • The Missing [2003] The Missing | DVD | (14/01/2008) from £4.22  |  Saving you £5.77 (57.80%)  |  RRP £9.99

    In 19th-century New Mexico Samuel Jones (Tommy Lee Jones) returns home hoping to reconcile with his now adult daughter Maggie (Cate Blanchett). When Maggie's daughter is kidnapped father and estranged daughter are forced to put their troubled past behind them and work together to get her back...

  • King Of California [2007] King Of California | DVD | (02/06/2008) from £4.40  |  Saving you £11.59 (72.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    At the age of sixteen Miranda (Evan Rachel Wood) has already had to live with her share of disappointments. Abandoned by her mother she's dropped out of school and has been supporting herself as an employee at McDonald's while her father Charlie (Michael Douglas) resides in a mental institution. When Charlie is released and sent back to their home Miranda finds the relatively peaceful existence she's built for herself completely disrupted. Charlie has become obsessed with the notion that the long-lost treasure of Spanish explorer Father Juan Florismarte Garces is buried somewhere near their suburban California housing unit. Armed with a metal detector and a stack of treasure-hunting books Charlie soon finds reason to believe that the gold resides underneath the local Costco and encourages Miranda to get a job there so that they can plan a way to excavate after hours. Initially skeptical Miranda soon finds herself joining in Charlie's questionable antics in an effort to give him one last shot at accomplishing his dreams in this darkly funny exciting and surprisingly hopeful take on the modern family and the American dream.

  • The Wrestler [DVD] [2008] The Wrestler | DVD | (01/06/2009) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The Wrestler stars Mickey Rourke as Randy 'The Ram' Robinson a former World Champion wrestler who now makes his money through small exhibitions and working at the local supermarket. After years of success millions of fans and dollars The Ram's body and family are giving up on him and he faces a daily struggle just to keep his head above water. When the offer of recreating his biggest ever match comes along Robinson can't wait for the time to come but it appears his ailing physique ravaged by years of brutal piledrivers suplexes and steroids is not going to hold out for him. Add to this a tumultous relationship with his estranged daughter and The Ram has plenty on his plate to be concerned with.

  • The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman [DVD] The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman | DVD | (02/03/2015) from £2.76  |  Saving you £17.23 (86.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    While travelling abroad, Charlie Countryman (Shia LaBeouf) falls for Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood), a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in Nigel (Mads Mikkelsen), her violent, charismatic ex. As the darkness of Gabi's past increasingly envelops him, Charlie resolves to win her heart, or die trying.

  • The Conspirator [DVD] The Conspirator | DVD | (24/10/2011) from £3.00  |  Saving you £9.99 (76.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Based on a true story, The Conspirator tells the powerful story of a woman who would do anything to protect her family, and the man who risked everything to save her.In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State.The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (Wright) owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell) and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken (McAvoy), a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal.Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son, John (Johnny Simmons). As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life.

  • Down In The Valley [2006] Down In The Valley | DVD | (05/03/2007) from £2.76  |  Saving you £3.23 (53.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Down in the Valley which stars Academy Award Nominee Edward Norton (Fight Club Primal Fear) and Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen) is a suspenseful crime story set at the edge of the San Fernando Valley; a seedy place of horse ranches and immigrant gangs where ten-lane freeways converge to create a cultural no man's land. A rebellious high school senior Tobe (Wood) and her anemic 11-year old brother Lonnie (Rory Culkin) struggle to escape their grim and hopeless existence and their overbearing father Wade (David Morse). Their hoped-for deliverance comes in the form of Harlan a charming yet mercurial man (Norton) who thinks he's a cowboy...

  • Simone Simone | DVD | (21/07/2003) from £3.79  |  Saving you £16.20 (81.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A showbiz satire with a science fiction feel, Simone is also a post-modern stab at the Frankenstein story. When a temperamental A-list star (Winona Ryder, in a canny cameo) walks off the set of his new movie because her contractually stipulated "longest trailer on the lot" isn't also the tallest, struggling director Viktor Taransky (Al Pacino) seems to be about to lose it all--wife and career. Enter a dying mad scientist who gives Viktor a computer program that can digitally create a perfect simulacrum of a human being. He uses it to create "S1m0ne" (Simulation One), an amalgamation from a huge databank of previous stars. According to the credits Simone is played by "herself" but this is actually a slightly digitised performance from model and newcomer Rachel Roberts. When Simone becomes a superstar, Viktor has to work hard to keep up the fiction of her existence. Gradually he comes to resent his creation's independent fame. Andrew Niccol, writer-director of Gattaca and writer of The Truman Show, is a rare film-maker who sees science fiction in terms of genuine extrapolation of the way technology could affect society. He is also blessed with a wicked satiric streak. With a surprisingly good farcical performance from Pacino and a distinctive, under-populated widescreen look, this is a good comedy with more than half a brain--which makes it a rare species in Hollywood today. --Kim Newman

  • Barefoot [DVD] Barefoot | DVD | (14/07/2014) from £3.65  |  Saving you £11.34 (75.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    The 'black sheep' son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding.

  • Across The Universe [Blu-ray] [2007] Across The Universe | Blu Ray | (11/02/2008) from £4.99  |  Saving you £20.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    All you need is love... A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960's amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest mind exploration and rock 'n roll the film moves from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The star-crossed lovers Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) along with a small group of friends and musicians are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements with Dr. Robert (Bono) and Mr. Kite (Eddie Izzard) as their guides. Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart forcing Jude and Lucy - against all odds - to find their own way back to each other.

  • The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman [Blu-ray] The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman | Blu Ray | (02/03/2015) from £4.19  |  Saving you £20.80 (83.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    While travelling abroad, Charlie Countryman (Shia LaBeouf) falls for Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood), a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in Nigel (Mads Mikkelsen), her violent, charismatic ex. As the darkness of Gabi's past increasingly envelops him, Charlie resolves to win her heart, or die trying.

  • Night Of The Living Dead [1968] Night Of The Living Dead | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £4.08  |  Saving you £1.91 (31.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Revenge knows no mercy. Seeing the world as an orchestra Kimberly manipulates those around her like the master conductor she believes herself to be. Convincing her two best friends to join her in a devastating campaign of character assassination against their befuddled teacher Mr Anderson Kimberly entangles the entire Bevery Hills community in her carefully woven web of seduction and deceit.

  • A Case Of You [DVD] A Case Of You | DVD | (02/06/2014) from £2.75  |  Saving you £13.24 (82.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A young writer tries to impress a girl he meets online with an embellished profile, but he finds himself in a real mess when she falls for him and he has to keep up the act.

  • Battle For Terra [DVD] [2007] Battle For Terra | DVD | (14/03/2011) from £3.00  |  Saving you £2.99 (49.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    When the peaceful inhabitants of the beautiful planet Terra come under attack from the last surviving members of humanity adrift in an aging spaceship the stage is set for an all-out war between the two species for control of the planet. But will an unlikely friendship between a rebellious young Terrian (voiced by Evan Rachel Wood) and an injured human pilot (Luke Wilson) somehow convince their leaders that war is not the answer?

  • Life Before Her Eyes [DVD] [2008] Life Before Her Eyes | DVD | (10/08/2009) from £4.35  |  Saving you £8.64 (66.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Imaginative impetuous and wild Diana (Evan Rachel Wood) can't wait for her adult life to begin. Whiling away the final days of high school Diana tests her limits with sex and drugs. But Diana's aura of invincibility is shattered when a senseless act of violence erupts at school forever changing the lives of Diana and her best friend. Fifteen years later a grown Diana (Uma Thurman) is still trying to come to terms with the traumatic events of that day and her grip on reality is starting to falter. Moving seamlessly through both stages of Diana's evolution The Life Before Her Eyes delves deep into the crossroads that we all face - where a simple decision can change the course of everything to come.

  • Running With Scissors [2006] Running With Scissors | DVD | (04/05/2009) from £4.22  |  Saving you £5.77 (57.80%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Running With Scissors is a hilariously offbeat comedy that chronicles a young man's survival under the most extraordinary of circumstances. When his mother gives him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist young Augusten Burroughs finds himself living with a doctor's bizarre family.

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