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  • Pretty Woman [1990] Pretty Woman | DVD | (02/07/2001) from £4.75  |  Saving you £10.38 (64.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Like a pumpkin that transforms into a carriage, some very shrewd casting (and the charisma of Julia Roberts, in particular) morphed this story of a Hollywood whore into a Disneyfied Cinderella story--and a mainstream megahit. This is the movie that made Roberts a star, her charms helping tremendously to carry viewers over the rough spots in the script (which was originally to be a cynical tale about prostitution called 3000--after the amount of money Richard Gere's character pays the prostitute to stay with him for the week). Gere is the silver-haired Wall Street knight who sweeps streetwalker Roberts into a fantasy world of room service at the Regent Beverly Wiltshire Hotel and fashion boutique shopping on Rodeo Drive. The supporting cast is also appealing, including Laura San Giacomo as Roberts's hooker pal, Hector Elizondo as the hotel manager, Jason Alexander, Ralph Bellamy and Hank Azaria. --Jim Emerson, Amazon.com On the DVD: With a beautiful bubble effect offering a touch of fantasy to the special features menu, the viewer might expect a disc packed with lavish offerings. Unfortunately the extras are a little more spartan than the menu would have us believe, consisting of a theatrical trailer and a cringe-worthy pop video of "Wild Women Do", complete with a bouncing camera and "arty" black-and-white shots. The worst of these features comes in the form of the "production trailer", a useless addition which attempts to briefly summarise the film's underlying themes with inter-cut comments from the actors and directors on the original trailer (already featured in its pure form on the disc) and which offers little additional information of any merit. The disc does, however, come into its own when Gary Marshall takes the helm for the director's commentary: he has an entertaining and amusing narrative style, which is upbeat and direct like his film, and his comments really bring to life the fairy-tale narrative. Add to this a widescreen 1.85:1 presentation, which will make you feel as if Richard Gere has just swept you off your feet. --Nikki Disney

  • High Fidelity [2000] High Fidelity | DVD | (07/05/2001) from £4.29  |  Saving you £13.70 (76.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Transplanted from England to the not-so-mean streets of Chicago, the screen adaptation of Nick Hornby's cult-classic novel High Fidelity emerges unscathed from its Americanisation, idiosyncrasies intact, thanks to John Cusack's inimitable charm and a nimble, nifty screenplay (co-written by Cusack). Early-thirtysomething Rob Gordon (Cusack) is a slacker who owns a vintage record shop, a massive collection of LPs, and innumerable top-five lists in his head. At the opening of the film, Rob recounts directly to the audience his all-time top-five breakups-- which doesn't include his recent falling out with his girlfriend Laura (Iben Hjejle), who has just moved out of their apartment. Thunderstruck and obsessed with Laura's desertion (but loath to admit it), Rob begins a quest to confront the women who instigated the aforementioned top-five breakups to find out just what he did wrong. Low on plot and high on self-discovery, High Fidelity takes a good 30 minutes or so to find its groove (not unlike Cusack's Grosse Pointe Blank), but once it does, it settles into it comfortably and builds a surprisingly touching momentum. Rob is basically a grown-up version of Cusack's character in Say Anything (who was told "Don't be a guy--be a man!"), and if you like Cusack's brand of smart-alecky romanticism, you'll automatically be won over (if you can handle Cusack's almost non-stop talking to the camera). Still, it's hard not to be moved by Rob's plight. At the beginning of the film he and his coworkers at the record store (played hilariously by Jack Black and Todd Louiso) seem like overgrown boys in their secret clubhouse; by the end, they've grown up considerably, with a clear-eyed view of life. Ably directed by Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons), High Fidelity features a notable supporting cast of the women in Rob's life, including the striking, Danish-born Hjejle, Lisa Bonet as a sultry singer/songwriter, and the triumphant triumvirate of Lili Taylor, Joelle Carter, and Catherine Zeta Jones as Rob's ex-girlfriends. With brief cameos by Tim Robbins as Laura's new, New Age boyfriend and Bruce Springsteen as himself. --Mark Englehart, Amazon.com

  • The Hangover Part II [DVD] [2011] The Hangover Part II | DVD | (05/12/2011) from £2.39  |  Saving you £17.60 (88.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The Hangover Part II is director Todd Phillips' follow-up to 2009's smash hit The Hangover. In The Hangover Part II Phil (Bradley Cooper) Stu (Ed Helms) Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe subdued pre-wedding brunch. However things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.

  • Ali G - Indahouse - The Movie [2002] Ali G - Indahouse - The Movie | DVD | (02/08/2010) from £3.30  |  Saving you £6.69 (67.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    By the marginal-or-miss standards of British TV spin-offs, Ali G in da House is well above adequate, even though it drags out every smart line or decent routine until they lie dead on the screen just begging for a laugh track. The film pulls back a bit from the absolute obnoxiousness of the Ali G TV skits, which makes Sacha Baron Cohen's character bearable at feature length, but also significantly less funny. Here it is finally confirmed that Ali is a weedy white kid called Alistair who pretends to be Jamaican, rather than a weedy white comedian doing a Jamaican character. Believe it or not, there's actually a plot, with a scheming Chancellor of the Exchequer (Charles Dance) recruiting Ali as a parliamentary candidate for Staines in a devious attempt to unseat Prime Minister Michael Gambon. Yet this framework is really an excuse for the sketch-like bits, such as a Los Angeles ghetto movie fantasy, Ali G addressing a meeting of lesbian feminists ("I've seen a lot of your videos"), and Charles Dance forced to read a budget speech in Ali G speak. Oddly, the film makes early-1990s jokes about Tories rather than going after New Labour, but any political satire here comes in second to knob-polishing jokes and sometimes-hilarious patter. Luckless inhabitants of the M4 corridor will nod ruefully at the final gag, in which Ali G persuades the PM not to devastate Staines and nods agreement as Gambon reassures him, "it's all right, we'll destroy Slough instead". --Kim Newman

  • Black Cat, White Cat [1998] Black Cat, White Cat | DVD | (22/05/2006) from £6.95  |  Saving you £13.04 (65.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This colourful frantic and farcical comedy of Gypsy life centres around two octagenarian friends and feuding rivals Grga and Zarije. One is boss of the garbage dumps the other heads of the cement factories but both have problems with their kin. Zarije's good-for-nothing son Matko plans a train heist that will finally bring him respect and wealth but is forced to ask help from Grga. He loses it all in a double-cross by his partner the manic coke-snorting ""businessman-patriot

  • Drop Dead Gorgeous [1999] Drop Dead Gorgeous | DVD | (16/07/2007) from £4.19  |  Saving you £1.80 (30.10%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Ellen Barkin who plays the trailer-trash beer-swilling mother of Amber (Kirsten Dunst) and the homicidally ambitious mother (Kirstie Alley) of spoilt rich bitch Becky (Denise Richards) will stop at nothing to ensure their daughters win the Mount Rose teen beauty pageant. Underneath the fresh-faced all-American faade of Mount Rose's contest to find the best brightest and most beautiful lie two roads to greatness: high hopes and homicide. In this game there can only be one survivor and it's all out war. A wickedly funny black comedy set in small-town America where you win anyway you can or you die trying!

  • Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind [2004] Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £2.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (81.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Screenwriters rarely develop a distinctive voice that can be recognized from movie to movie, but the ornate imagination of Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) has made him a unique and much-needed cinematic presence. In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a guy decides to have the memories of his ex-girlfriend erased after she's had him erased from her own memory--but midway through the procedure, he changes his mind and struggles to hang on to their experiences together. In other hands, the premise of memory-erasing would become a trashy science-fiction thriller; Kaufman, along with director Michel Gondry, spins this idea into a funny, sad, structurally complex, and simply enthralling love story that juggles morality, identity, and heartbreak with confident skill. The entire cast--Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson, and more--give superb performances, carefully pitched so that cleverness never trumps feeling. A great movie. --Bret Fetzer

  • Magic Mike [DVD] Magic Mike | DVD | (26/11/2012) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Ladies! Get ready for the most fun you can have with a DVD player! Channing Tatum (Step Up) sizzles as the irresistible Magic Mike - the shining star act in 'Xquisite' - a steamy men's dance show. Along with his mentor, Dallas (Matthew McConaughey, Tropic Thunder), Mike takes young dancer 'Kid' (Alex Pettyfer, I am Number Four) under his wing to school him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women and making easy money! From director Steven Soderburg (Ocean's Eleven) Magic Mike is a hedonistic thrill-ride jam-packed with stunning moves, shimmering six-packs and the kind of relentless entertainment guaranteed to satisfy!

  • Bad Neighbours [DVD] Bad Neighbours | DVD | (08/09/2014) from £2.89  |  Saving you £17.10 (85.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Seth Rogen Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast of Bad Neighbours a comedy about a young couple who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Let the battle for the street begin!

  • Bridget Jones's Diary [2001] Bridget Jones's Diary | DVD | (20/12/2004) from £2.39  |  Saving you £15.60 (86.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    In the screen adaptation of 'Bridget Jones Diary' Helen Fielding's international best-selling phenomenon documentary filmmaker Sharon Maguire has managed a rare feat: a film as captivating as the novel! Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) is a pretty and neurotic thirtysomething ""singleton"" (in her vernacular) who vows to take control of her life after being humiliated by handsome standoffish barrister Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) at her parents' New Year's party. Determined to lose we

  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping [DVD] [2016] Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping | DVD | (26/12/2016) from £3.00  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    A musical comedy mockumentary from the comedy trio The Lonely Island. When it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure, a former boy band member does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status.

  • Kevin And Perry Go Large [2000] Kevin And Perry Go Large | DVD | (23/06/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Kevin and Perry Go Large follows our two hormonally challenged lads on their quest to lose their virginity and become the world's top DJ mixmasters. It's the summer holidays and Kevin (Harry Enfield) and Perry (Kathy Burke) know there is only one place where the DJ reigns supreme and girls are gagging for it - Ibiza! Armed with a suitcase full of condoms and some wicked gear the boys head for the promised land of sun sea and big shags. On arrival the boys spy the girls of their dreams - Candice and Gemma - as well as their idol - superstar DJ genius Eye Ball Paul (Rhys Ifans). Will this be the best summer ever? Will the boys get their new track 'Big Girl' played in the clubs? Will they finally get to do it?

  • Eagle Vs. Shark [2007] Eagle Vs. Shark | DVD | (21/01/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £14.00 (77.80%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Eagle Vs. Shark is a comedy that chronicles the quirky romance of two awkward misfits Lily (Loren Horsley) a shy fast-food restaurant cashier and her crush Jarrod (Jemaine Clement) an electronic store clerk. On the day Lily gets fired from her job at Meaty Boy she musters up the courage to attend Jarrod's annual ""come as your favorite animal"" costume party. The dressy affair sparks the beginnings of a romance as well as a small journey for the pair to Jarrod's quiet hometown in which Jarrod plans to seek revenge on an old nemesis and where Lily unwittingly finds herself stranded amongst Jarrod's family of eccentrics.

  • Me, Myself and Irene [2000] Me, Myself and Irene | DVD | (18/06/2001) from £2.70  |  Saving you £16.50 (82.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In Me, Myself & Irene, Jim Carrey plays Charlie Baileygates, a cop for the finest police force in the world (Rhode Island's). In denial about his wife's affair, he's a nice guy who goes around trying to do the right thing but is taken advantage of every step of the way. Instead of confronting people, he takes the abuse, balls it up and hides it in the pit of his stomach. His psyche can only take so much, though and soon his alter-ego Hank pops out to do every libidinous thing Charlie would never do. It's a great premise for a Jim Carrey film. Unfortunately, it's not a great Jim Carrey film. Famous for the lowbrow, shock comedies like Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin and There's Something About Mary, here the Farrelly brothers get lost in a series of lazy gags and an even lazier plot about some evil golf development and the woman, Irene (Renée Zellweger), who needs to be protected because she knows something about it. Some of the jokes hit (there's a bathroom scene that's 10 times funnier than the hair-gel gag in There's Something About Mary), but many more miss. There are some great concepts (his three sons are hip-hop geniuses) that don't go anywhere (they swear a lot). It's like the movie itself has a split personality--funny ideas trapped in a less-than-funny film. --Andy Spletzer, Amazon.com

  • Little Miss Sunshine Little Miss Sunshine | DVD | (22/01/2007) from £2.49  |  Saving you £14.30 (79.50%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Little Miss Sunshine is an American family road comedy that shatters the mold. Brazenly satirical and yet deeply human the film introduces audiences to one of the most endearingly fractured families in recent cinema history: the Hoovers whose trip to a pre-pubescent beauty pageant results not only in comic mayhem but in death transformation and a moving look at the surprising rewards of being losers in a winning-crazed culture. A runaway hit at the Sundance Film Festival where it played to standing ovations the film strikes a nerve with everyone who's ever been awestruck by how their muddled families seem to make it after all.

  • Dirty Grandpa - Uncut Version: Longer & Dirtier [Blu-ray] [2016] Dirty Grandpa - Uncut Version: Longer & Dirtier | Blu Ray | (23/05/2016) from £6.99  |  Saving you £16.50 (66.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss's uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, dirty grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had. This outlandish comedy also stars Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough, Adam Pally, and Dermot Mulroney.

  • Friends With Kids [DVD] Friends With Kids | DVD | (12/11/2012) from £3.99  |  Saving you £14.00 (77.80%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids), Megan Fox (Transformers), Adam Scott (Leap Year), Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein), and Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan) star in Friends With Kids, a daring ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of thirty-something friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. Jason (Scott) and Julie (Westfeldt), the last two singles in the group, observe the effect that kids have had on their friends' relationships and wonder if there's a better way. Eventually they decide to have a kid together - but date other people. There are big laughs and unexpected emotional truths as this unconventional 'experiment' leads everyone in the group to question the nature of friendship, family and, finally, true love. Special Features: Audio Commentary with Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm and William Rexer Making Friends with Kids Ad-libs and Bloopers: Fun with Actors, Fun with Kids MJ Rocks at Video Games (with Optional Audio Commentary) Deleted Scenes (with Optional Audio Commentary) Scene 42: Anatomy of a Gag (with Optional Audio Commentary)

  • Sex and the City: The Movie [2008] Sex and the City: The Movie | DVD | (22/09/2008) from £2.94  |  Saving you £19.60 (85.30%)  |  RRP £22.99

    As light and frothy as the Vivienne Westwood wedding gown that's an unofficial fifth star, the film version of Sex and the City is both captivatingly stylish and sweetly sentimental. Viewers who loved hanging with Carrie Bradshaw and her three pals during the series' TV run will feel as though no time has passed. Except that it has: Carrie and Big are poised to make a Big Commitment; Miranda and Steve are facing the breakup of their wonderful family; Charlotte and Harry have added to their brood; and Samantha (are we sitting down?) has been devoted to hunky Smith for five full years. Still, in all that time, the women's style, conviviality, and appetite for bons mots have only grown. When practical attorney Miranda learns that Carrie is considering moving in with Big (in possibly the coolest apartment in Manhattan), she can't help but frown in that but-you-might-lose-everything way. Carrie's retort: "For once, can't you feel what I want you to feel--jealous?!" The cast is spot-on, as always. Sarah Jessica Parker is effortless as the angst-ridden yet practical, stylish yet vulnerable Carrie. Kim Cattrall is deliciously decadent as Samantha, but she's wiser now and knows herself and her needs for a real relationship. Kristin Davis, as Charlotte, has quietly become the most gorgeous among the beauties, her sleek presence both winsome and sophisticated. And Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) shows nuance as a woman torn between betrayal and grudging hope. Supporting roles include Candice Bergen as the Vogue editor who anoints Carrie "The Last Single Girl in New York," and Jennifer Hudson, as a starry-eyed, ambitious romantic who represents the new generation of SATC women. Through it all, New York is a benevolent cocoon that envelopes and nurtures the women and their friendships and careers. No matter that none of them appears to have any semblance of "real" family; as long as they have each other, and Manhattan, all will be right with their world. --A.T. Hurley

  • Zombieland [DVD] Zombieland | DVD | (15/03/2010) from £3.00  |  Saving you £16.99 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99


  • The Life Aquatic The Life Aquatic | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £3.99  |  Saving you £14.02 (61.00%)  |  RRP £22.99

    In The Life Aquatic, director Wes Anderson takes his familiar stable of actors on a field trip to a fantasy aquarium, complete with stop-motion, candy-striped crabs and rainbow seahorses. And though Anderson does expand his horizons in terms of retro-special effects and a whimsical use of color, fans will otherwise find themselves in well-charted waters. As The Life Aquatic opens, Zissou (Bill Murray), a self-involved, Jacques Cousteau-like filmmaker, has just released a documentary depicting the death of his best friend Esteban, who was eaten by some sort of sea creature--possibly a jaguar shark. Zissou’s troubles also include his waning popularity with the public, and a nemesis (Jeff Goldblum) who hogs up all the grant money. Hope arrives in the form of Ned Plimpton (Owen Wilson), an amiable Kentuckian who may be Zissou’s son. Despite his lack of enthusiasm for fatherhood, Zissou welcomes Ned--and Ned in turn saves Zissou’s new documentary (in which he seeks revenge on the jaguar shark) in more ways than one. One of Wes Anderson’s greatest achievements as a director to date has been launching the autumnal melancholy phase of Bill Murray’s career, starting with Rushmore in 1998, and Murray delivers a similarly comedic yet low-key performance here. Unfortunately, Zissou is one of the few characters in this ensemble to achieve multi-dimensionality. Even co-star Wilson doesn’t get to develop Ned much beyond Noble Southerner, and he ends up seeming more like a prop for illustrating Zissou’s emotional development rather than his own man. The Life Aquatic probably won’t be remembered as a great film, but it is still one that no Anderson (or Murray) fan can afford to miss.--Leah Weathersby, Amazon.com

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