This Week @ blockbuster.co.uk 02/04/2012
Also new this week is a fun family film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, out just in time for the Easter break and the perfect distraction for your charming little terrors. Beyond that, there’s arty sci fi drama Another Earth, plummy British romance The Deep Blue Sea and amusing guilty pleasure Breaking Wind. Plenty of choice then, and really they’re just the tip of an enormous entertainment iceberg that includes brand new blogs and videos, essential offers and some cracking new competitions as well.
Son of No One
Following their successful collaborations on award-winning drama A Guide to Recognising Your Saints and edgy urban thriller Fighting, Channing Tatum teams with writer/director Dito Montiel for a third time on this powerful suspense drama. Sporting a remarkable line-up of supporting talent, from Al Pacino and Ray Liotta to Juliette Binoche and Tracy Morgan, the movie tells the troubled tale of a second-generation cop who gets in over his head when he’s assigned to re-open a double homicide cold case in his Queens neighbourhood. Gritty and defiantly downbeat with several memorable performances, a driving pace and a strong visual style, Son of No One is seriously dramatic stuff. Rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online, exclusively from blockbuster.co.uk.
Family film of the week is this perfectly pleasing musical comedy, a desert island adventure ideal for young fans of the tuneful, wise-cracking, C.G. rodents. In this third, eventful adventure, the vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes turn a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become ‘chipwrecked’ on a remote island. As the ‘Munks and Chipettes struggle to find their way home, they discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems… Co-starring Jason Lee and David Cross, with a wealth of voice talent that includes Justin Long and Anna Faris, this one’s guaranteed to buy you some peace and quiet over the Easter holidays. Rent the Blu-ray and DVD right now, exclusively from your local Blockbuster store. Online subscribers can print off this voucher and rent it in store.
The night a duplicate Earth is discovered, a student (Britt Marling) drunk drives into a stranger’s (William Mapother) car, killing his son and pregnant wife. Four years later, her life and psyche in tatters, she attempts to make amends, while scientists and philosophers spout off in the background about alternate realities and such. Intriguing and authentically played with a grainy look and indie feel, this is not so much sci fi as science-philosophy. Steadfastly earnest and arty, this is a curious, captivating and thought-provoking drama. Rent the Blu-ray and DVD right now, exclusively from your local Blockbuster store. Online subscribers can print off this voucher and rent it in store.
A perfectly plummy period romance from respected British director Terence Davies, The Deep Blue Sea stars The Mummy’s Rachel Weisz and Avengers Assemble’s Tom Hiddleston. Hester (Weisz) leads a privileged life in Fifties’ London as the beautiful wife of a high court judge (Simon Russell Beale). To the shock of those around her, she walks out on her marriage to move in with a young ex-RAF pilot (Tom Hiddleston), with whom she has fallen passionately in love. Set in post-war Britain, this adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s classic play, The Deep Blue Sea is a study of forbidden love, suppressed desire and the fear of loneliness, yet is, at heart, a deeply moving love story. Buy or rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online from blockbuster.co.uk.
From Craig Moss, the director of The 40 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Super Bad About It, comes this knockabout satirical swipe at the Twilight Saga that finds brooding teen Stella torn between a vain (or should that be vein?) bloodsucker named Edward and a randy lycanthrope named Jacob. Nothing is sacred and no one is safe is this silly treat for Twilight fans and haters alike. Featuring iconic cult star Danny Trejo, Breaking Wind is available now to rent on DVD, in store and online from blockbuster.co.uk.