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  • Akeelah And The Bee [2006] Akeelah And The Bee | DVD | (17/09/2007) from £5.69  |  Saving you £7.30 (56.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    An inspirational drama Akeelah and the Bee is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Palmer) a precocious eleven-year old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother (Bassett) Akeelah enters various spelling contest for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Fishburne) her principal Mr. Welch (Armstrong) and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah's aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and in turn united her neighborhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl.

  • Timeline [2003] Timeline | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.64  |  Saving you £12.35 (61.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Just enough of Michael Crichton's novel survives in Timeline to make it a passable popcorn thriller. It's likely that Crichton fans will lament the shallowness of director Richard Donner's film, and its gee-whiz style of acting lays waste to any scientific credibility that Crichton's scenario might have retained. Still, the Crichton formula is a sturdy one, following the model of Westworld and Jurassic Park by involving a small band of adventurers in a fantastical realm of danger and death. In this case, a group of archaeologists and combat experts (led by Paul Walker and Frances O'Connor) use a "3-D fax machine" (so much for technobabble) to time-travel back to France in 1357, in hope of retrieving Walker's father (Billy Connolly) and returning safely to the present. No such luck. Fending for themselves against marauding hordes of medieval French warriors at war with the invading British, these semi-intrepid travellers find their body count rising, and the deadline for their return home is rapidly approaching. All well and good, so far, and the castles-and-crossbows action reaches a fever pitch, but it's obvious that Donner is too lazy to make the much better film that this could and should have been. Despite its enjoyable highlights, Timeline is perfunctory entertainment. --Jeff Shannon

  • Definitive Edition - X-Men [2000] Definitive Edition - X-Men | DVD | (05/03/2007) from £3.37  |  Saving you £6.44 (49.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Cyclops unleashes bolts of energy from his eyes. Storm can manipulate the weather at will. Rogue absorbs the life force of anyone she touches. But under the tutelage of Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) these and other outcasts learn to harness their powers for the good of mankind. Now they must protect those who fear them as the nefarious Magneto (Ian McKellen) who believes humans and mutants can never co-exist unveils his sinister plan for the future...

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