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THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2

The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2BELLA starts her new life as a vampire as she and Edward raise their daughter Renesmee. When a false allegation makes Renesmee the target of the Volturi, the Cullens journey around the globe to gather allies to act as witnesses in their defence.

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THE TWILIGHT SAGA: COMPLETE COLLECTION

The Twilight Saga The Complete CollectionTHE TWILIGHT SAGA: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION follows the epic story of Bella, Edward  and Jacob. Experience the passion, romance, and breath-taking action that have made The Twilight Saga a global phenomenon.

Twilight
The classic story of star-crossed lovers. Bella Swan meets the mysterious Edward Cullen a boy with a dark secret: he's a vampire. 
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Bella's loyalties are tested as she is drawn into the world of werewolves through her friendship with Jacob Black.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Bella is surrounded by danger as she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob. 
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -  Part 1 (Extended Edition) A marriage, honeymoon and a birth bring unforeseen and shocking developments for Bella, Edward and those they love. 
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Bella stands alongside Edward as a vampire, but danger is never far away as they face the wrath of the Volturi.

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SKYFALL

IN SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

EVEN though personally I still had not got my head around Daniel Craig as Bond, and with such an adrenaline-fuelled trailer, how could you just not be thoroughly excited for the next in the 007 series?!

OMFG. THE BEST BOND MOVIE EVER. THAT IS ALL.

OK so that's not quite true...that is not all by any stretch of the imagination. A full and in depth analysis had to be done after I had the privilege of seeing a pre-release screening. Click your way to our Skyfall review...

Skyfall Review

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MRS BROWN'S BOYS: SERIES THREE

Mrs Browns Boys Series 3

ALL six episodes from the third series of the Dublin-set sitcom depicting the life and times of Mrs Agnes Brown (played by writer/director Brendan O'Carroll) and her unruly brood. In this series, Cathy (Jennifer Gibney) lets slip that she's thinking about breast implants to please Professor Clowne (Mike Pyatt) and Agnes is eager not to spend another Valentine's Day on her own. The episodes comprise: 'Mammy's Spell', 'Mammy's Inflation', 'Mammy's Break', 'Mammy's Valentine', 'Mammy?' and 'Mammy Swings'. 

 

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ARGO

ArgoBASED on real events, the dramatic thriller ARGO chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played—information that was not declassified until many years after the event. 

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top “exfiltration” specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

AFTER the excellence of Company Men, Ben Affleck, it appears, can do no wrong. The once wooden actor who was painful to watch has now come of age and proving himself to be not just a talented actor, but rather excellent director too. It is a little odd to call this a period piece, but it is straight out of the 70s, and very authentically done too.

As the synopsis claims, Argo is definitely a dramatic thriller, and the suspense is palpable. Affleck has taken a fascinating subject matter and done it real justice, producing an engaging film, no matter the predictability of the ending. There is not truly enough time to understand the complexities of individual characters here other than Taylor and Mendez, but overall, a smartly made thriller that has that feel good factor of America saving the day yet again.

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BRAVE

BraveMERIDA is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

A most delightful little tale that kids will absolutely love, and even soppy mares like me will shed a tear of happiness at the end. This is a perfectly unadulterated simple magical story that anyone of any age will enjoy, voiced by immediately recognisable actors who just add to the fun.

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GAME OF THRONES: COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

Game Of Thrones Complete Season 2THE Battle continues in Westeros with feuding families and power hungry rulers. Five Kings vie for a single, all-powerful throne in the all-new season of Game of Thrones--an epic story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honour, conquest and triumph.

Season 2 plays out against the backdrop of a fast-approaching winter. In King's Landing, the coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and uncle Tyrion. But the Lannister hold on the Throne is under assault on many fronts. There's Robb Stark, son of the slain Lord of Winterfell, Ned Stark; Daenerys Targaryen, who looks to shore up her depleted power through three newborn dragons; Stannis Baratheon, eldest brother of the late King Robert; and Stannis' brother Renly, who has maintained his own claim since fleeing King's Landing. In the meantime, a new leader is rising among the wildlings North of the Wall, adding new perils for Jon Snow and the Night's Watch. With tensions and treaties, animosity and alliances, season 2 of Game of Thrones promises to be a thrilling journey through a riveting, unforgettable landscape.

MORE captivating genius from HBO. An absolute must buy for fans of Game Of Thrones.

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CINDERELLA

CinderellaA rags-to-riches tale comes true with the touch of a wand and Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! Poor Cinderella spends her days at the beck and call of her evil stepmother and stepsisters Drizella and Anastasia. Everything changes once her Fairy Godmother arrives. Just a dose of her magic turns this maiden's dreams into reality when a pumpkin-turned-coach carries her all the way to a royal ball ... and into the arms of Prince Charming. However, at the stroke of midnight Cinderella's ball gown returns to rags, leaving her no choice but to run away. The only thing left of her enchanted evening is a single glass slipper. With clue in hand, the love struck prince combs the land in search of his princess and his happily ever after!

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THE LION KING

The Lion King

 

EMBARK on an extraordinary coming-of-age adventure as Simba, a lion cub who cannot wait to be king, searches for his destiny in the great "Circle of Life." You will be thrilled by the breathtaking animation, unforgettable Academy Award®--winning music, and timeless story. The king of all animated films reigns on Disney Blu-ray 3D—Magic In A New Dimension!

 

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MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED

Madagascar 3: Europes Most WantedALEX the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a travelling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. 

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*Top 10 compiled from Official UK Charts Company