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    Ideal Series 4 DVD
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    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Moz has been dealing drugs for over twenty years from his small bedsit in Manchester which he shares with his girlfriend, Nicki. But despite his chosen profession, Moz is a man of principles - he deals only in the best quality marijuana and nothing else. He is providing a crucial service to the local community, which pretty much extends as far as his closest friends: Kuldip, an Asian DJ and police constable who is also Moz's chief cannabis supplier; Jane, the childminder from hell; Brian, a camp scally who seems to have a new boyfriend every week and a man who always wears a cartoon mask, simply known as 'Cartoon Head'.

    Release Date 13/04/2012
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    It's amazing that Moneyball makes baseball statistics seem fascinating--but that's because it's not really a movie about numbers, and it's not really a movie about baseball, either. It's about what drives people to take risks--in this instance, Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt), general manager of the Oakland A's, who's just had his best players poached by teams that can afford to pay a lot more. Fed up with how money twists the game, he listens to Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), who persuades him that certain players are being undervalued for trivial reasons--that statistics reveal hidden strengths that could, when used in the right combinations, produce a winning season. Beane takes Brand's advice, then has to fight everyone else around him to follow it through. Moneyball skillfully takes the audience into Beane's psyche. Pitt is in excellent form; it's an understated but magnetic performance, the kind that rarely wins awards but should. Pitt has the physical presence of a former athlete and vividly expresses the mind of a man who's never achieved success but isn't ready to give up. Director Bennett Miller (Capote) shapes the supporting cast (Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, and others less recognisable but just as solid) as carefully as Beane shapes his team. Miller has a few flashy (and highly effective) moments of sound manipulation and editing, but Moneyball is carried by its superb performances. --Bret Fetzer

    Release Date 19/03/2012
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    Forty years after Sam Peckinpah's hugely controversial 1971 original, Rod Lurie adapted and directed a new version of Straw Dogs, with a very deliberate change of location and an updating of the social context. Instead of being set in Britain, the story now takes place in small-town Mississippi, where Hollywood screenwriter David Sumner (James Marsden) is moving with his wife Amy (Kate Bosworth). She grew up in Blackwater, which she aptly refers to as "backwater," but has since become a much-desired TV actress. In their isolated house, David will write while Amy's ex-beau (Alexander Skarsgård) repairs the adjacent barn with his redneck buddies. In drawing the unease between this effete, conflict-averse intellectual and the swaggering, flag-waving, God-fearing locals, Lurie (The Contender) seems to be aiming at the hostility between red state/blue state America in 2011. But the movie breaks down when it gets to the sadistic plot turns that lead to the savage finale, a siege in which David is pushed to his primal self. In the Peckinpah film, this was a hellish and ambiguous exorcism, but here the events just seem ugly, and the movie loses control of its perspective about halfway through. James Marsden is a game actor, but he can't be as convincing a bookworm as Dustin Hoffman was in the original film. Kate Bosworth's ambivalence is the most interesting thing at play here, as she suggests the marriage might have been less than perfect all along. That subtle discontent is more intriguing than the movie's lurid collapse into ultraviolence. --Robert Horton

    Release Date 12/03/2012
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    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. After police officer Mac McDonald (Michael Joiner) loses his son in an accident, years of bitterness and pain erode his love for his family and leave him angry with God... and everyone else. Can Mac and his new patrol partner, Sgt. Sam Wright Michael Higgenbottom), somehow join forces to help one another when it's impossible to look past their differences - especially the most obvious one? The Grace Card stars Michael Joiner, Michael Higgenbottom and Academy Award® winner, Louis Gossett Jr.

    Release Date 05/03/2012
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    Historical romp Anonymous takes an academic controversy (did the man named Shakespeare write the plays attributed to him?) and whips it into a lurid melodrama, crammed with political intrigue, heaving bosoms, flashing swordplay, conspiracies, forced marriage, incest, and more. Towards the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans, Enduring Love), seeks an outlet for his poetic drive: he tries to get the playwright Ben Jonson (Sebastian Armesto) to present his plays as Jonson's own. Jonson is reluctant to undercut his own work… but his friend, a vainglorious illiterate actor by the name of William Shakespeare (Rafe Spall), happily claims the glory when Oxford's plays prove hugely popular. But the real story of Anonymous isn't about authorship, it's about machinations to capture the throne of England when Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave) dies. Wily counselors vie with dashing secret heirs, royal dallying leads to shocking secrets, and supposedly the plays are inextricably caught up in it all--except that they're not, really, and so Anonymous, for all its clever plotting and lush production values, falls flat by the end. Still, it's an enjoyable confection up to then, and showcases some lovely (if woefully historically inaccurate--the mosh-pit moment is delightfully preposterous) presentations of bits of the plays. Also featuring David Thewlis (Naked) and Joely Richardson, daughter of Ms. Redgrave, playing the younger Elizabeth. --Bret Fetzer

    Release Date 05/03/2012
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    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes and their partners willingly stand up to the worst the world can offer, yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, they quickly discover that their children are beginning to drift further away from them. When tragedy hits home, these men are left with a newfound urgency to renew their faith and reach out to their own children. Will they be able to find a way to serve and protect those who are most dear to them?

    Release Date 27/02/2012
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    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. From acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) comes a quirky, coming-of-age love story between a young man (Henry Hopper) who has given up on life and a beautiful, charming young girl (Mia Wasikowska) who possesses a deep-felt love of life and the natural world. When these two outsiders chance to meet at a funeral, they find an unexpected common ground in their unique experiences of the world.

    Release Date 13/02/2012
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    One Day DVD
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    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Twenty years. Two people... Directed by Lone Scherfig (director of An Education, Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture), the motion picture One Day is adapted for the screen by David Nicholls from his beloved bestselling novel One Day. After one day together - July 15th, 1988, their university graduation - Emma Morley (Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess, The Way Back, 21) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself. Actors Anne Hathaway, Patricia Clarkson, Jim Sturgess, Romola Garai, Georgia King, Jodie Whittaker, Rafe Spall & Sarah Jane O'Neill Director Lone Scherfig Certificate 12 years and over Year 2011 Screen Widescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1) Subtitles English for the hearing impaired ; Spanish Closed Captions Yes Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.

    Release Date 06/02/2012
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    At a time when mainstream comedy has been overtaken by rambling, pleasingly sloppy Judd Apatow-type improv-fests, director Will Gluck has been quietly doing his part to remind folks that sticking to the script and having a destination in mind can be fun, too. Much like his earlier Easy A, Friends with Benefits is a clever, just-this-side-of-painfully-hip relationship comedy that knows when to linger over a punch line and when not to break stride. A few minor speed bumps aside (filmmakers: can we can it with the musical montages, already?), it goes down extremely easy. The story in a nutshell: frustrated by the lack of viable dating options in their vicinity, two platonic friends (Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake) decide to embark on a casual, no-strings-attached physical relationship. However, as a briefly glimpsed clip from Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice foreshadows, things don't stay simple for very long. As opposed to the standard PG-13 rom com, things get surprisingly raunchy here, but organically so, with the slight snafus and briefly major embarrassments that should ring true to most relationship veterans. As in Easy A, Gluck has assembled a fantastically game supporting cast, including Woody Harrelson, Jenna Elfman, and especially the great Richard Jenkins and Patricia Clarkson as two vastly different parental figures, but it's really the two leads' show. Whether arguing the virtues of the band Kriss Kross or engaging in activities unprintable on an all-ages website, Timberlake and Kunis display the snappy back-and-forth of a classic cinematic coupling. When they're cooking, you don't want to be anywhere else. --Andrew Wright

    Release Date 06/02/2012
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    Citizen James DVD
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    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Carry On star Sid James stars as Citizen James in the hilarious 1960s TV comedy series. Sid James as Sid and Bill Kerr as Bill, are joined by Liz Fraser as Liz, Sid's long-suffering fiancée, and a supporting cast that includes Sydney Tafler, John Bluthal, Patricia Hayes, Bob Todd, Frank Thornton, Irene Handl, Lance Percival, Derek Nimmo and film star Cecil Parker. In Series One, written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton (Hancock, Steptoe & Son), Sid James is the hard-working layabout, gambler and con artist, hanging out in Charlie's Nosh Bar and on the Soho streets, occasionally stopping off at Liz's drinking club to borrow money to pay off his gambling debts and cons gone wrong. In Series Two and Three written by Sid Green and Dick Hills (Morecambe & Wise), Sid is now accompanied by Sydney Tafler in the new role of Sid's mate Charlie, as they take on teenagers, watch dogs, trial by jury and a very crusty loaf. These are the only known surviving episodes and comprise the complete Series One, along with two episodes each from Series Two and Three.

    Release Date 06/02/2012
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    Tyrannosaur DVD
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    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. A powerful and affecting award-winning drama from feature writer / director Paddy Considine (Dead Man's Shoes), TYRANNOSAUR follows the story of two lonely, damaged people brought together by circumstance. Joseph (Peter Mullan) is an unemployed widower, drinker, and a man crippled by his own volatile temperament and furious anger. Hannah (Olivia Colman) is a Christian worker at a charity shop, a respectable woman who appears wholesome and happy. When the pair are brought together, Hannah appears as Joseph's potential saviour, someone who can temper his fury and offer him warmth, kindness and acceptance. As their story develops Hannah's own secrets are revealed - her relationship with husband James (Eddie Marsan) is violent and abusive - and as events spiral out of control, Joseph becomes her source of succour and comfort. Special Features Audio Commentary with Director Paddy Considine Dog Altogether Short Deleted Scenes Stills Gallery Trailer Booklet Actors Olivia Colman, Peter Mullan, Eddie Marsan, Ned Dennehy, Sally Carman, Robin Butler, Paul Conway & Lee Rufford Director Paddy Considine Certificate 18 years and over Year 2011 Languages English Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.

    Release Date 06/02/2012
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    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. The Karate Kid (Dir. John G. Avildsen, 1984): Daniel (Ralph Macchio) arrives in Los Angeles from the East Coast and faces the difficult task of making new friends. However, he becomes the object of bullying by the Cobras, a menacing gang of karate students, when he strikes up a relationship with Ali (Elisabeth Shue), the Cobra leader's ex-girlfriend. Eager to fight back and impress his new girlfriend, but afraid to confront the dangerous gang, Daniel asks his handyman Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), whom he learns is a master of the martial arts, to teach him karate. Miyagi teaches Daniel that karate is a mastery over the self - mind and body - and that fighting is always the last answer to a problem. Under Miyagi's guidance, Daniel develops not only physical skills but also the faith and self-confidence to compete despite tremendous odds as he encounters the fight of his life in the exciting finale to this entertaining film. The Karate Kid 2 (Dir. John G. Avildsen): Karate student Daniel Larusso (Macchio) accompanies his wise and whimsical teacher Mr. Miyagi (Morita), to his ancestral home in Okinawa. For the boy, it's a journey to an exotic new world, offering new clues to his mentor's secret past. For Miyagi, it's an opportunity to see his father one last time and to rekindle a romance with his childhood sweetheart (Nobu McCarthy). But Miyagi's return also re-ignites a bitter feud with long-time enemy Sato (Danny Kamekona) - a feud that involves young Daniel in a brilliant collision of cultures and combat. Now, far away from the tournaments, the cheering crowds and the safety of home, Daniel will face his greatest challenge ever when the teacher becomes student, and the price of honour is life itself. The Karate Kid 3 (Dir. John G. Avildsen, 1989): When Daniel (Macchio) decides not to compete in the upcoming karate championship, he becomes the target vicious Cobra Kai student Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan), who is determined to win the title back. Standing firm, Daniel's mentor and trainer Mr. Miyagi (Morita) instructs him to ignore Mike's threats - and stay away from the tournament. But when Mike's relentless abuse escalates into blackmail, Daniel finds himself forced into competition - and at serious odds with Miyagi, the one person he cherishes most. Desperate, Daniel turns to another karate instructor, Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith), whose violent combat techniques are directly opposed to Miyagi's wise instruction. But when Daniel realises that Terry and Mike are allied with Mr Miyagi's old nemesis Kreese (Martin Kove) in an elaborate set-up for revenge, he also knows he has alienated the only person who can help him. The Next Karate Kid (Dir. Christopher Cain, 1994): Noriyuki "Pat" Morita and Oscar-winner, Hilary Swank, co-star in The Next Karate Kid, the story of a rebellious teenager, Julie, who blossoms with a little help from her friends - in this case the wise Mr. Miyagi and a trio of Buddhist monks! The action kicks into overdrive when Julie is pitted against a posse of paramilitary students who rule her high school. And while their leader teaches them to fight to kill, Julie and Miyagi teach them the secret of fighting to live.

    Release Date 30/01/2012
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    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. High stakes gambling takes on a sinister new meaning in this third chapter of the terrifying Hostel series. While attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas, four friends are enticed by two sexy escorts to join them at a private party way off the Strip. Once there, they are horrified to find themselves the subjects of a perverse game of torture, where members of the Elite Hunting Club are hosting the most sadistic show in town.

    Release Date 23/01/2012
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    It's significant that Jumping the Broom and Tyler Perry's African-American family romp Madea's Big Happy Family came to occupy entertainment and cultural space at the same time. They're both addressed to similar themes of class and some specific matters of comic or deeply serious family dysfunction through an underlying core of spiritual messaging. Jumping the Broom manages a more polished and broadly entertaining view as it follows the princess-and-commoner wedding weekend of Jason and Sabrina on her wealthy family's fantastical Martha's Vineyard estate. Jason comes from blue-collar Brooklyn, but has made it big on Wall Street and is a perfect catch as far as Sabrina is concerned, particularly since she's made a vow to God to stop giving away her "cookies" after a series of demoralising hook-ups. After just five months Jason and Sabrina become engaged, and rushed arrangements supervised by Sabrina's imperious mom (a steely Angela Bassett) are being made on the Vineyard. Jason's working-class family crew is wrangled by his mom (Loretta Devine, who also plays a mom in the Madea movie), a hot-tempered matriarch who won't 'llow no foolishness from anybody, especially her son and his snooty in-laws-to-be. There's so much raucous head-butting activity and interaction among all the friends, cousins, uncles, sisters, spouses, chefs, maids, wedding planners and guests that the movie almost loses its way. Everyone has a back story and business that involve everything from romantic encounters and family dynamics to ethnic stereotypes and profound, secret shames. Fortunately all the elements come around and the busy bickering recedes into resolution as the wedding comes off with plenty of spiritual uplift. The very large cast (all those crazy stories!) is also very good in fulfilling roles that are distinctive and well drawn. In addition to Bassett and Devine, Mike Epps, Tasha Smith, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Gary Dourdan, Romeo and Julie Bowen as the clueless white planner create an ensemble that deftly entertains against some classy backdrops and lots of laughs. Mega-church pastor and popular self-help author T.D. Jakes is one of the movie's producers, and he has a small but effective role that serves to define the spiritual and moralistic backbone of the movie. Like Tyler Perry's message, it's nothing but traditionalism and common sense, and in Jumping the Broom it's no impediment to the overall charm. --Ted Fry

    Release Date 23/01/2012
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    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play.    Struggling with a tragic past, Paul Thompson (Joseph Fiennes, Shakespeare in Love) decides to fulfill a lifelong dream and swim the length of the Hudson River. Joined by travel companion Jeff (Justin Kirk, TV's Weeds) and Liz (Elizabeth Reaser, the Twilight series), Paul embarks on an emotional journey that will test the limits of friendship and explore the right to decide one's own fate. Michelle Trachtenberg and Mary Tyler Moore co-star in this provocative tale of loss and desire.   Actors Joseph Fiennes, Samantha Sherman, Pell James, Justin Kirk, Elizabeth Reaser, Amy Hargreaves, Martin Shakar, Seth Kanor, Mary Tyler Moore & Constance Barron Director Peter Callahan Certificate 15 years and over Year 2009 Screen 1.78:1 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1) Additional Languages French ; Italian ; Spanish Subtitles English ; English for the hearing impaired ; Arabic ; Danish ; Dutch ; Finnish ; French ; Hindi ; Italian ; Norwegian ; Spanish ; Swedish Closed Captions Yes Duration 1 hour and 34 minutes (approx)

    Release Date 09/01/2012
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    It all comes down to chemistry. And the two main stars of Just Go with It, Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, thankfully, have chemistry to spare. Both actors have plenty of sheer likability and honest ease, as well as sparks in just the right places, which helps propel Just Go with It to its satisfying (if a bit predictable) conclusion. (Hollywood execs: Consider an update of Moonlighting starring these two.) If the premise, loosely based on the Goldie Hawn film Cactus Flower, stretches reality, the capability of the whole cast makes Just Go with It an enjoyable ride. Sandler plays Danny, a surgeon who falls for a much-younger bombshell, Palmer (swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker, a surprisingly natural actress). But when Palmer finds the fake wedding band that commitment-phobe Danny has used for his no-strings-attached previous relationships, the web of fibs begins. Danny asks his assistant, Katherine (Aniston), to pretend to be his soon-to-be-ex-wife, and Aniston plays it to the hilt. But soon Danny's wobbly house of cards includes Katherine's children--and, in the ultimate romantic-comedy trope, a group trip to Hawaii to work things out. The cast really is stellar, including very small supporting roles by Nicole Kidman and singer Dave Matthews, as an insufferable couple disliked intensely by Katherine. (Of course they end up in Hawaii with the gang, too.) Minka Kelly, Kevin Nealon, and Rachel Dratch also make memorable cameos. But it's Sandler and Aniston, along with the snappy direction by Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy), who make Just Go with It one of the more romantic--and funny--romantic comedies in recent memory. Our advice: Sit back, and just go with it. --A.T. Hurley

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    Adon: Living Plastic Along Came a Prop Guy Decker's Got Gas Dolph-Not The One From Rocky IV Kevin Nealon: The Plastic Man What's A Dugan? Look Who Else Is In The Movie The Not So Perfect Couple Decker's First Role Laughter is Contagious Commentary with Adam Sandler, Nick Swarsdon and The Filmmakers Commentary with Director Dennis Dugan Sneaky Kiki & Bart the Water Fart The Perfect Couple: Jen and Adam Shooting Hawaii Grand Wailea Promo Plus - BD Live

    Release Date 09/01/2012
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    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Nadya is a very special 14-year-old girl. With amazing psychic powers and trained as an assassin, she is recruited by the Russian army during World War II to become a member of First Squad, a special fighting unit specialising in combating paranormal forces. When she is the last member left standing in a brutal attack, she is returned to the unit for a special project--to bring her comrades back from the dead to fight Von Wolff, a 700-year-old spirit brought back to life to help the Nazis take over the world. First Squad is a compelling and action-packed animated film filled with drama and suspense, containing stunning, atmospheric visuals from Studio 4°C, the acclaimed animation studio behind The Animatrix and Halo: Legends.

    Release Date 26/12/2011
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    As Legend of the Millennium Dragon begins, Jun Tendo, a normal-seeming middle school student, finds himself transported 1000 years into the past, to the Heian period, where a ferocious war is being waged between the Nobles and the Oni. As a descendant of the Magatama clan, Jun "the Young Saviour" can unseal the mighty dragon Orochi--and decide the conflict. The Oni are an ecologically minded people who fight in masks that give them the appearance of the oni, or demons, in traditional Japanese stories and art. The Nobles seeking to destroy them are led by Gen'un, a powerful and power-hungry monk. Everything rests on Jun's decision. Legend of the Millennium Dragon boasts handsome backgrounds and flamboyant special effects that suggest monsters, fire, water and lava. But it lacks a coherent story. Characters appear and disappear before the viewer has a chance to get to know them or care about what happens to them. Even Jun remains underdeveloped and far less interesting than his counterparts in numerous other anime films and series--as does Mizuha, his romantic interest. The results are like watching a play through thick glass: its intriguing qualities feel distant and lack any sense of immediacy. --Charles Solomon

    Release Date 26/12/2011
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    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon. Actors  Warren Christie, Ryan Robbins, Ali Liebert, Andrew Airlie & Lloyd Owen Director  Gonzalo López-Gallego Certificate  15 years and over Year  2011 Languages  English Subtitles  English Duration  1 hour and 26 minutes (approx)

    Release Date 26/12/2011
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    As happens with many creative people, director Robert Rodriguez became very interested in making things for kids when he started having children of his own. Thanks to his blessed events we were blessed with the delightfully zany entertainment of Spy Kids in 2001, about a brother and sister who join their parents in the family business of being international superspies. Rodriguez spruced up his tall tale with lots of colour, pizzazz, and bold, broad strokes of family-friendly intrigue, plus all the outlandish gadgets that befit an inventive mind and technologically inspired spirit like the one that made him such a dynamic filmmaker to begin with. It didn't hurt that he had Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino on board as the spy parents, along with two wonderfully talented child stars (Alexa Vega and Darryl Sabara) as their pint-size secret agent progeny. After two sequels and 10 years, Rodriguez's reinvigorated resurrection of the franchise relies on a new family with oblique ties to the original (only Vega and Sabara return, as full-grown, full-fledged spies) and does a suitably energetic job of making zippy fun for the fourth-grade crowd. Others are certainly welcome to enjoy the excitement, so long as they have a special affinity for fart, poop, and vomit jokes mixed with bold, pop-art production design, kid-approved techno gadgets, and special effects that play up the slapstick nature of the original Spy Kids ethos. Jessica Alba is the spy mum this time, a job she's kept hidden from her TV journalist husband (Joel McHale) and step-kids Rebecca and Cecil Wilson (Rowan Blanchard and Mason Cook).

    The secret doesn't last long, of course, and the two kids, along with her bubbly one-year-old daughter (who supplies most of the poop and vomit), join in the fight against the malevolent Tick Tock and his mysterious boss Time Keeper. These wacky villains can manipulate time and plan on creating some sort of apocalyptic meltdown based on their uniquely nasty ability. That's about the best description one can give; the plot is extremely convoluted, but it's pretty much superfluous anyway. The point of the show is to watch in delighted glee as the kids play with all the cool toys, the good grownups triumph, and the director makes juvenile poetry using slapdash digital effects and nonstop, gentle potty humour to amuse his core audience of enchanted children. Jeremy Piven has fun playing multiple roles and Ricky Gervais practically steals the movie (for the adults, at least) with his riffing banter giving voice to a robot dog in service of the spying Wilson family. Though it's a far cry from the original wit and offhand originality of his first Spy Kids adventure, this fourth installment is ample proof that Rodriguez is keeping up with what kids want in throwaway entertainment and has the technical skill to make the visuals pop off the screen to fill in any gaps of logic or boredom. --Ted Fry

    Release Date 12/12/2011
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    Once in a blue moon, one gets a glimpse of what's truly important in life--and it's not always what one might expect. In the hidden land of the Smurfs, the perpetually happy blue creatures are preparing for the Blue Moon festival. They have no clue that the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) is about to follow one of them into their secret world in an attempt to capture their happy essence--a substance guaranteed to render his magic all-powerful. In a striking parallel to Enchanted, a vortex suddenly opens up and sucks Papa, Grouchy, Smurfette, Brainy, Gutsy and Clumsy Smurf into the middle of New York City, with Gargamel following close behind. Shocked expectant parents Patrick and Grace Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays) end up with an apartment full of the little blue beings. They eventually befriend the Smurfs and agree to help them outsmart Gargamel and find their way back home. What ensues is a danger-filled, comical adventure that takes the Smurfs from Central Park to Patrick's place of employment and even FAO Schwarz. Just when it looks like their plan to return home will fail, and that they've destroyed Patrick's career in the process, things really heat up and everyone learns a lesson about what's really important in life and about believing in oneself. The film does a good job melding live action and animation, and there's plenty of humour involved for both kids and adults. Most kids will laugh their way through the film, but there are some situations of peril that the very youngest or easily frightened might find rather intense. Harris and Mays do a good job interacting with their new blue friends, but it's too bad these talented actors weren't given a bit more depth of character to work with. Azaria is quite an effective villain and Frank Welker's cat Azrael is hysterical. Other notable voice talent includes Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, Alan Cumming as Gutsy, Katy Perry as Smurfette, Fred Armisen as Brainy, George Lopez as Grouchy and Anton Yelchin as Clumsy. The Smurfs is funny enough family entertainment, but given its star-studded cast, it had the potential to be even better. (Ages 7 and older) --Tami Horiuchi

    Release Date 05/12/2011
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    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2
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    Prepare for the Final Battle!

    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts.

    In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort.

    It all ends here.

     

     

     

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    Aberforth Dumbledore Deathly Hallows Costume Changes Harry Returns to Hogwarts The Hogwarts Shield Room of Requirement Set The Fiery Escape Final Farewells from Cast and Crew When Harry Left Hogwarts The Goblins of Gringotts The Women of Harry Potter Deleted Scenes Neville's Stand Molly Takes Down Bellatrix Pottermore Preview Warner Bros. Studio Tour London  

      Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Tom Felton, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Bonnie Wright, Jason Isaacs, Brendan Gleeson & Miranda Richardson

    Director David Yates

    Certificate 12 years and over

    Year 2011

    Screen 2.40:1

    Languages</li

    Release Date 02/12/2011
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    Picture talking animals giving mating advice to a zookeeper who's an absolute loser with women, add a hefty dose of slapstick humour, and you've pretty much summed up Zookeeper. Griffin is a disaster with the ladies, as was proved by his failed marriage proposal to the self-absorbed Stephanie several years ago, but he's really good with animals. The animals have listened to Griffin pine over Stephanie for years, so when they overhear Stephanie saying that perhaps her rejection of Griffin was too hasty, they take action. They decide to help Griffin rekindle the relationship and become the alpha male that Stephanie wants him to be. The animals are masters at mating, but their plan to show Griffin how to act quickly breaks down and they inadvertently begin talking out loud to him. After his initial shock, Griffin starts to take the animals' advice seriously--from how to walk and roar to the extreme of marking his territory. Surprisingly, the animals' advice really works and Griffin is about to get everything he's ever dreamed of--or is he? There's plenty of star power in this film--from Kevin James as Griffin, to the voice talents of Sylvester Stallone as Joe the lion and Cher as his lioness, Adam Sandler as Donald the monkey, and Nick Nolte as Bernie the gorilla--but somehow they're all somewhat underwhelming. This film has more than its share of cheap laughs, often at the expense of some part of Griffin's body, and some viewers will find that just right for a night's entertainment. Those looking for a moral to the story will discover that it's wise to be careful what you wish for and that what you think you want may not be anything like what you really need. Zookeeper isn't a great film destined for repeated watchings, but it's not meant to be--it's a comedy that will make you laugh a bit today and forget it the second you leave the theatre. (Ages 10 and older) --Tami Horiuchi

    Release Date 21/11/2011
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    Community hits an ingenious balance: it's both a top-notch sitcom about a gaggle of misfits at a community college and a satire on the very nature of sitcoms. Jeff (Joel McHale of The Soup), a fast-talking suspended lawyer seeking an authentic undergraduate degree, forms a Spanish study group for the sole purpose of wooing Britta (Gillian Jacobs, Choke), a former political activist trying to move into mainstream life--but to his dismay a handful of other students show up as well. As happens in sitcoms, they turn into an alternate family, including Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), a Christian housewife; Abed (Danny Pudi), a business/film student with Asperger's Syndrome; Troy (Donald Glover), a former high school football star; Annie (Alison Brie, Mad Men), an overachieving ex-drug addict; and a former moist-towelette magnate (Chevy Chase, Saturday Night Live, Foul Play).

    Community's plots occasionally revolve around classes--most often abusive assignments from their volatile Spanish teacher, Señor Chang (Ken Jeong, The Hangover)--but more often the show veers into daffy social territory, such as female bathroom etiquette, excessive political correctness, sexually transmitted disease prevention, the true meaning of Christmas, bullies, and teacher-student affairs. The characters are delightful, the dialogue swift and clever, and the stories skillfully orchestrated. But the secret pleasure of Community is its sneaky commentary on sitcom mechanics, from the whole concept of an alternate family to the manipulative nature of will-they-won't-they sexual tension to any number of subtle but affectionate digs. The show's pop-culture awareness extends even further in two of the best episodes, one that turns a craving for chicken fingers into a GoodFellas-esque Mafia tale and another about a paintball competition that escalates into a quasi-apocalyptic action thriller. Fans of Arrested Development will enjoy the rich, layered humour and fans of How I Met Your Mother will take similar pleasure in the clever stories, but Community should appeal to anyone seeking smart, high-energy comedy. --Bret Fetzer

    Release Date 14/11/2011
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    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. When Peter Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer), two young attorneys with a no-holds-barred courtroom style, are hired by Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell), life at his buttoned-down law firm will never be the same. Working with their equally oddball staff--researcher Pindar Singh (Kumail Nanjiani) and paralegal Carmen Phillips (Dana Davis)--Franklin and Bash shake things up at the firm with their audacious tactics and immediately find an enemy in its star lawyer, Infeld's nephew Damien Karp (Reed Diamond). While the sexual tension between Jared and senior partner Hanna Linden (Garcelle Beauvais) boils over as Peter is breaking up with his longtime girlfriend, prosecutor Janie Ross (Claire Coffee), they continue fighting for the underdogs and ne'er-do-wells as they learn to swim with the sharks in the world of high-stakes corporate law.

    Release Date 14/11/2011
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