The hollywood adaptation of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring James Bond himself, Daniel Craig. In case you dont know already, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures’ three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon.
£9.99 appears to be the cheapest pre-order price for this DVD which due to be release on 23/04/2012
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Its been an emotional end to the Julian Fellowes penned drama inspired by the greatest peacetime maritime disaster in history. The ITV Drama, Titanic, was spread of 4 weeks, telling the tale of the sinking of the iconic cruise-liner exactly 100 years ago, as witnessed from the different viewpoints each episode. For me there was an element of repeition that I found frustrating, and it was difficult to truly care about many of the characters, but the final episode was worth the wait – although I am not clear whether the characters in the series where actually on the Titanic when it sank or whether they are all a product of Julian Fellowes imagination. Regardless, seeing the SS Titanic sink beneath the waves is effective and does serve to drive home the scale of the loss experience on that fateful voyage.
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I have to admit that this one passed me by, but looking at the accolades it has received I’m not entirely sure how. The Black Pond seems to be a prime example of British film making at its best; a darkly comic tale of an ordinary family who are accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table. Starring Chris Langham (The Thick of it) and Simon Amstell (Never Mind the Buzzcocks), this film received an ‘outstanding debut’ BAFTA nomination. Due for release this week you can pick it up for only £6.50 at Amazon right now.
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The Adele Juggernaut keeps on rolling, even after a controversial appearance on this years Brit Awards. Hugely popular, if you like that sort of thing – and it seems a lot of people do. The Album ’21′ topped the charts around the world selling more than 20 million copies in the process. Until recently she was keeping quiet on the identity of the man who inspired the album, but a friend has blown the whistle revealing it to be photographer Alex Sturrock (Who now?)
Anyway, enough gossip – to coincide with this revelation a DVD entitled Adele Someone Like Me is being released later this month and you can pre-order it from Amazon for the rather cheap price of £3.99
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This has just been broadcast on channel 5 and was such hit that it immediately stormed to the top of Amazon’s bestsellers in DVD. Which is some good news for a Musical that has actually been running since 1988, but as of today it has been beaten by the Lion King as the highest grossing musical on Broadway – no mean feat when you consider that Phantom has had a good 10 year head start on the Lion King.
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Criminal Minds is the wildly popular police procedural drama from the US. Regular strong viweing figures and a relatively small budget means this show is a shoe-in when it comes around to renewal time, in fact on March 14 CBS announced that it had in fact been renewed for an 8th season, with season 7 still airing on the TV. If you are into tense, clever police drama, with fully rounded characters and more than a few surprises then this show comes highly recommended. Season 6 is the newest boxset available, but season 7 will no doubt be along shortly.
Amazon are currently selling this set for £15.99 with the next best price being £26.99 – so a decent offer, all things considered.
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Series 4 of Being Human is something of a transition from the previous serious. With Mitchell gone and the action transferred to an old hotel in a sleepy seaside town a new vampire, a werewolf and a ghost, are doing their best to live normal human lives. But lurking in every corner of society, there are vampires preparing to rid the world of humanity. The Old Ones are on their way – and it’s up to our heroes, Annie and her two new housemates Tom and Hal, to fight to prevent them taking over. Not only are there vampires to keep at bay, there’s also a wicked ghost on the loose, someone’s trying to expose the existence of werewolves – and Annie has a new baby to look after.
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I believe I am right in saying that this is the latest series of Primeval to date. Previously only aired on Watch, having being originally born on ITV. ITV havent screened it yet, and to be honest probably never will since anyone who wants to see watch this series of Primeval will no doubt have already done so.
Back at full strength, with Abby, Connor, Lester, Jess and Matt on board – the ARC team must race against time once again in its fight to save the public from the terrifying creatures appearing through the anomalies. The members encounter vicious burrowing creatures, enormous underwater predators, a raptor on the rampage in Victorian London; a Tyrannosaurus Rex prowling the streets and a mass of ferocious future-beetles laying siege to the ARC Headquarters.
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The very notion of Cowboys and Aliens made me Squee like a big girl when I heard about this one last year. Still does to be honest, although in practise the execution of the premise was a little flawed, I still found this to be an entertaining sci-fi / cowboy mashup, the likes of which hasnt really be seen since the short-lived Joss Whedon series Firefly. It takes a while to get going however and at first plays out as a cowboy film before switching the the scifi action but if you have a couple of hours to kill then there are much worse ways to spend your time than this.
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The planet of the Apes got a delightfully ludicrous origin story last year which basically blames the entire fall of humanity on a single genetically engineered ape. Hugely entertaining however and a box-office hit which naturally means that this prequel is getting a sequel – which presumably means Planet of the Apes is being remade. Again.
Regardless if you like a bit of global Ape domination then click the linky below.
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