"Actor: Steve Zahn"

  • Roadkill [Blu-ray] [2001]Roadkill | Blu Ray | (07/10/2013) from £14.83   |  Saving you £-1.84 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Director John Dahl has made more ingenious thrillers than Roadkill, but few with quite its sense of terrible consequences arising from a minor prank. On a road trip, jailbird Fuller (Steve Zahn) persuades his younger, student brother Lewis (Paul Walker) to pretend to be a girl on a CB radio; they set a pushy trucker up with a date with an obnoxious guest at the motel where they stay for the night. The results are far from funny--the guest ends up dead and they find themselves being chased for a while by a large sinister truck. And then, when they have picked up Veena (Leelee Sobieski), the girl with whom Lewis is in love, it all gets worse, much worse. Dahl has picked up on one of the most sinister aspects of hostage situations, which is that quite minor concessions in negotiation can often be more meaningful than they seem. If the film has a weakness it is that the irresponsibility of the two young men is eminently plausible and not especially sympathetic, and the trucker, rather like the faceless driver in Steven Spielberg's Duel, is never more than a monstrous force of nature. Along the way, though, Roadkill delivers an appropriate number of thrills and sudden reversals, which all makes for an exciting journey into terror. On the DVD: Roadkill on disc has commentaries by the director, by the writers and by stars Steve Zahn and Leelee Sobieski; it also has a fascinating wealth of alternate endings including one in which the whole third act of the movie goes in a radically different direction. It has a widescreen anamorphic visual ratio 2.35:1 and vibrant Dolby 5.1 sound that pumps up the tension in some crucial scenes. --Roz Kaveney

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (with Free Book) [DVD]Diary of a Wimpy Kid (with Free Book) | DVD | (07/02/2011) from £4.89   |  Saving you £15.10 (308.79%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Meet the kid who made 'wimpy' cool, in a family comedy based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, the first in a series that has thus far sold 24 million copies.

  • Sahara [Blu-ray] [2005]Sahara | Blu Ray | (08/09/2008) from £14.83   |  Saving you £5.16 (34.79%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Matthew McConaughey goes looking for some long lost treasure in this adaptation of Clive Cussler's book.

  • Rescue Dawn [2007]Rescue Dawn | DVD | (07/04/2008) from £7.28   |  Saving you £15.70 (365.97%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

  • Treme - Season 2 [DVD]Treme - Season 2 | DVD | (28/05/2012) from £12.72   |  Saving you £30.26 (311.00%)   |  RRP £39.99

    You won't find many television series whose defining event occurred before the first episode of the first season. Then again, there aren't many, if any, series like HBO's Treme. Created by writer-producers David Simon (of The Wire) and Eric Overmyer, this show has as its driving force, its raison d'être, Katrina, the hurricane that decimated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005. The debut season began a couple of months after the storm passed through, leaving misery and chaos in its wake; the first of 11 episodes in this, the second season, starts about a year after that. Most of the action still centers around NOLA, where the locals are continuing to pick up the pieces and get on with their lives in a city now plagued with violence and disorder. Some of those who left are returning, but some may be gone for good (several scenes throughout the season take place in New York City). Some are trying to rebuild their homes (which means the endless wait for federal funds continues); others, hewing to a mantra that "no disaster should go to waste," include venal businessmen looking to capitalize on the city's pain by rebuilding New Orleans "properly." And as one character puts it, "Everybody is out of their minds." As before, there are numerous characters and story lines to keep track of. Trombonist Antoine Batiste (Wendell Pierce) takes a job teaching music to schoolkids while also putting together a hot new band, the Soul Apostles. His former wife, bar owner LaDonna (Khandi Alexander), spends much of the season suffering from the effects of a brutal assault. Chef Janette Desautel (Kim Dickens) now lives and plies her trade in Manhattan, while her former boyfriend, DJ and aspiring rapper-music exec Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn), has taken up with up-and-coming fiddler Annie Tee (Lucia Micarelli). Activist lawyer Toni Bernette (Oscar winner Melissa Leo) tries to get to the bottom of a killing that may have involved police misconduct, while daughter Sofia (India Ennenga) struggles to adapt to life without her dad, who died in the previous season. Part of the show's appeal is the fact that these folks and the others whose story lines we follow are not superheroes or world-beaters; they're just people dealing with life's daily, if not exactly ordinary, vicissitudes. But as before, it's the music that remains the show's soul and constant heartbeat, whether it's provided by regulars like Antoine, Annie, and trumpeter Delmond Lambreaux (Rob Brown), who's trying to simultaneously update and honor the traditional New Orleans sound, or guest artists including John Hiatt and Shawn Colvin. You might tune in for the writing and acting (both excellent), but in the end, it's the sounds of Treme that will keep you coming back. --Sam Graham

  • Happy Texas [1999]Happy Texas | DVD | (05/08/2002) from £6.73   |  Saving you £8.26 (55.10%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Two escaped convicts (Zahn, Northam) steal a Winnebago motorhome owned by two gay men who are headed to Happy, TX to choreograph a beauty pageant for little girls.

  • Rescue Dawn [Blu-ray] [2007]Rescue Dawn | Blu Ray | (06/10/2008) from £9.79   |  Saving you £13.19 (193.97%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

  • Lean On Pete [Blu-ray]Lean On Pete | Blu Ray | (09/07/2018) from £12.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh comes a deeply moving story told through the unique prism of one boy s connection to a very special racehorse. 15-year-old Charley (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon, with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an ageing quarter horse named Lean On Pete. The horse s gruff owner Del (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father s absence until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend s life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn t seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home. Featuring an award-winning performance by Plummer, Lean on Pete is a compassionate and heartrending look at the desire for love, family and acceptance.

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3: Dog Days [Blu-ray]Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3: Dog Days | Blu Ray | (18/02/2013) from £6.14   |  Saving you £18.85 (75.40%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Everybody's favorite wimp, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), is back for three times the fun in the latest film based on the super-popular book series! When Greg's dad (Steve Zahn) threatens to send him to military school if he doesn't stay out of trouble, Greg finds all-new ways to land himself in the doghouse! For starters, Greg's in over his head when he pretends to work at the swanky country club where Rowley's family has a membership. Things don't go much better on a father-son camping trip with the Wilderness Explorers, and then there's the Heffley's new dog, Sweetie, who fetches even more trouble for Greg in this hilarious family film!

  • National Security [2003]National Security | DVD | (22/09/2003) from £6.54   |  Saving you £-0.55 (-9.20%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Although it's enjoyable as a brainless diversion, National Security is one of those forgettable entertainments that denies its own considerable potential. It's a police action comedy in the mould of Beverly Hills Cop, tailored to the buddy-flick formula and laced with racial tensions of the post-Rodney King era. It's set in Los Angeles, where dedicated cop Hank (Steve Zahn) does jail time for allegedly beating Earl (Martin Lawrence), whose only real assailant was an overzealous bumblebee. As fate and lazy screenwriting would have it, the two adversaries reunite as security guards, teaming up to crack a team of violent smugglers led by bleached-blond Eric Roberts (further proof that this movie's got nothing new to offer). Routine stunts distract from the comedy's mostly untapped resource: Lawrence pointedly riffs on racial profiling, and his prolific ad-libs play well against Zahn's by-the-book straight man. If their partnership had been allowed to develop more believably, National Security might have been more than a blip on the box-office radar. --Jeff Shannon

  • Management (Blu-ray) [2008]Management (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (28/09/2009) from £8.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (57.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    "Management" chronicles the chance meeting of Mike Cranshaw (Zahn) and Sue Claussen (Aniston) when she checks into the roadside motel owned by Mike's parents in Arizona.

  • Management [DVD] [2008]Management | DVD | (28/09/2009) from £5.91   |  Saving you £13.07 (447.60%)   |  RRP £15.99

    "Management" chronicles the chance meeting of Mike Cranshaw (Zahn) and Sue Claussen (Aniston) when she checks into the roadside motel owned by Mike's parents in Arizona.

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (DVD + Digital Copy)Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (DVD + Digital Copy) | DVD | (19/09/2011) from £6.13   |  Saving you £9.86 (61.70%)   |  RRP £15.99

    In this sequel to 2010's surprise hit, Greg Heffley, the kid who made 'wimpy' cool is back in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney.

  • Treme - Season 1 (HBO) [Blu-ray] [2010][Region Free]Treme - Season 1 (HBO) | Blu Ray | (30/05/2011) from £13.79   |  Saving you £36.20 (262.51%)   |  RRP £49.99

    As Treme opens, a group of New Orleans residents are celebrating their first "second-line parade" since Hurricane Katrina blew through the city and across the Gulf Coast just three months earlier. Folks are strutting and dancing, a brass band is blowing a joyful noise--it's a celebration of "NOLA's" resilience and proud spirit ("Won't bow--don't know how," as they say). But there's darkness just below this shiny surface, and anyone familiar with The Wire, cocreator-writer David Simon's last show, won't be a bit surprised to find that he and fellow Treme writer-producer Eric Overmyer aren't shy about going there. The New Orleans we see is a city barely starting to recover from what one character calls "a man-made catastrophe… of epic proportions and decades in the making." Many people's homes are gone, and insurance payments are a rumor. Other locals haven't come back, and still others are simply missing. The people have been betrayed by their own government, and New Orleans's reputation for corruption is hardly helped by the fact that the police force is in such disarray that the line between cop and criminal is sometimes so fine as to be nonexistent. Bad, but not all bad. NOLA still has its cuisine, its communities, and best of all its music, which permeates every chapter, from the Rebirth Brass Band's "I Feel Like Funkin' It Up" in episode 1 to Allen Toussaint and "Cha Dooky-Doo" in episode 10. There's Dixieland and zydeco, natch, but also hip-hop and rock; there are NOLA stalwarts like Dr. John, Ernie K-Doe, Lee Dorsey, and the Meters (as well as appearances by Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, and others), but plenty of younger, lesser knowns, too. Whether we hear it in the street, in a club or a recording studio, at home, or anywhere, music is the lifeblood of the city and this series, and it's handled brilliantly. Treme has a lot of characters and their stories to keep up with. There's trombonist Antoine Batiste (Wendell Pierce), a wonderful player but kind of a dog, especially to his current baby mama and his ex-wife, LaDonna (Khandi Alexander), a bar owner who's desperately searching for her missing brother. There's Creighton Bernette (John Goodman), a writer preoccupied with telling the world what's really going on in the city, and his wife Toni (Melissa Leo), a lawyer and thorn in the side of the authorities. There's Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn), a well-meaning but annoyingly clueless radio DJ, his occasional girlfriend Janette (Kim Dickens), who's struggling to keep her restaurant open, and Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters), who returns from Houston, finds his house in ruins, and sets about rebuilding it. You might not like all of them. Not all get through the series unscathed, or even alive. But that's part of the deal. The show feels authentic: dialogue (natural, plain, and profane), story lines, locations, camera work, the utter lack of gloss and glamour--this is no Chamber of Commerce travelogue. It's not a documentary either, but there are moments when it's just down and dirty enough to pass for one. --Sam Graham

  • You've Got Mail / Addicted To Love [1998]You've Got Mail / Addicted To Love | DVD | (21/03/2006) from £9.01   |  Saving you £1.98 (18.00%)   |  RRP £10.99

    You've Got Mail: A modern to modem romance in which a superstore book chain magnate (Hanks) and a cozy children's bookshop owner (Ryan) are anonymous e-mail cyberpals who fall head-over-laptops in love unaware they are combative business rivals! (Dir. Nora Ephron 1998 Cert. PG) Addicted To Love: What would you do if that special someone dumped you? After seeing the delightful 'Addicted to Love' the better question is what wouldn't you do? Meg Ryan and Matthew Brode

  • Shattered Glass [2004]Shattered Glass | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £6.73   |  Saving you £9.26 (57.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Hayden Christensen - aka Anakin Skywalker - stars in the true story of American journalist Stephen Glass, whose meteoric success in the 90s belied a remarkable talent for deception.

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid [DVD]Diary of a Wimpy Kid | DVD | (04/06/2012) from £4.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Meet the kid who made 'wimpy' cool, in a family comedy based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, the first in a series that has thus far sold 24 million copies.

  • Hamlet [2000]Hamlet | DVD | (03/02/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Ethan Hawke stars as a brooding New York filmmaker in this updated take on the classic Shakespeare play.

  • Action And Ammo CollectionAction And Ammo Collection | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £10.89   |  Saving you £9.10 (45.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Titles Comprise: Rescue Dawn: Christian Bale and Steve Zahn star in Rescue Dawn an action drama by Werner Herzog based on the director's acclaimed 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly. The film recounts the true story of German-born Dieter Dengler who dreams of being a pilot and eventually makes his way to the United States where he joins the military during the Vietnam War era. Shot down and captured in Vietnam Dieter along with a handfull of other captives decide to hatch an escape plan before it's too late... Behind Enemy Lines: On a reconnaissance flight over eastern Europe disillusioned naval pilot Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) and his partner Stackhouse (Gabriel Macht) photograph a scene they were not meant to see. When their plane is shot down and Stackhouse is quickly captured and executed Burnett must struggle to survive in unfamiliar hostile territory with a cold-blooded assassin and hundreds of enemy troops on his heels. Meanwhile on an American battleship in the Adriatic Sea Burnett's commanding officer Admiral Reigart (Gene Hackman) attempts to negotiate his soldier's return amidst tense political and military maneuvers. Soon Burnett discovers exactly why he's being hunted making his situation and Reigert's actions even more perilous... Tigerland: Roland Bozz after being conscripted into the US army joins a platoon of other young soldiers preparing to fight in Vietnam. He has no interest in fighting for his country and tries to get sent home as a trouble maker but his superiors mistake his defiance as intelligence and he soon gets a chance to try his hand at leadership... Windtalkers: In 1942 several hundred Navajo Americans were recruited as Marines and trained to use their language as code. Marine Joe Enders (Nicolas Cage) is assigned to protect Ben Yahzee (Adam Beach) - a Navajo code talker the Marines' new secret weapon. Enders' orders are to protect his code talker but if Yahzee should fall into enemy hands he's to protect the code at all costs. Against the backdrop of the horrific Battle of Saipan when capture is imminent Enders is forced to make a decision: if he can't protect his fellow Marine can he bring himself to kill him to protect the code?

  • Treme - Season 2 [Blu-ray][Region Free]Treme - Season 2 | Blu Ray | (30/04/2012) from £18.85   |  Saving you £31.14 (165.20%)   |  RRP £49.99

    You won't find many television series whose defining event occurred before the first episode of the first season. Then again, there aren't many, if any, series like HBO's Treme. Created by writer-producers David Simon (of The Wire) and Eric Overmyer, this show has as its driving force, its raison d'être, Katrina, the hurricane that decimated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005. The debut season began a couple of months after the storm passed through, leaving misery and chaos in its wake; the first of 11 episodes in this, the second season, starts about a year after that. Most of the action still centers around NOLA, where the locals are continuing to pick up the pieces and get on with their lives in a city now plagued with violence and disorder. Some of those who left are returning, but some may be gone for good (several scenes throughout the season take place in New York City). Some are trying to rebuild their homes (which means the endless wait for federal funds continues); others, hewing to a mantra that "no disaster should go to waste," include venal businessmen looking to capitalize on the city's pain by rebuilding New Orleans "properly." And as one character puts it, "Everybody is out of their minds." As before, there are numerous characters and story lines to keep track of. Trombonist Antoine Batiste (Wendell Pierce) takes a job teaching music to schoolkids while also putting together a hot new band, the Soul Apostles. His former wife, bar owner LaDonna (Khandi Alexander), spends much of the season suffering from the effects of a brutal assault. Chef Janette Desautel (Kim Dickens) now lives and plies her trade in Manhattan, while her former boyfriend, DJ and aspiring rapper-music exec Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn), has taken up with up-and-coming fiddler Annie Tee (Lucia Micarelli). Activist lawyer Toni Bernette (Oscar winner Melissa Leo) tries to get to the bottom of a killing that may have involved police misconduct, while daughter Sofia (India Ennenga) struggles to adapt to life without her dad, who died in the previous season. Part of the show's appeal is the fact that these folks and the others whose story lines we follow are not superheroes or world-beaters; they're just people dealing with life's daily, if not exactly ordinary, vicissitudes. But as before, it's the music that remains the show's soul and constant heartbeat, whether it's provided by regulars like Antoine, Annie, and trumpeter Delmond Lambreaux (Rob Brown), who's trying to simultaneously update and honor the traditional New Orleans sound, or guest artists including John Hiatt and Shawn Colvin. You might tune in for the writing and acting (both excellent), but in the end, it's the sounds of Treme that will keep you coming back. --Sam Graham

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