Thursday October 30, 2008
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Hey Insiders,

We've been living life with a song in our hearts and many more in our heads, and it's all down to a certain foursome from the Nordic land of Sweden that are more popular than Volvo, Ikea and Swedish meatballs with lingonberry jam combined.

Yes, we've gone a little bit ABBA mad thanks to the release of Mamma Mia! on DVD, and the combination of the irresistibly catchy songs, the totally irresistible Greek scenery, and the amazing cast make this a musical that will appeal to almost everyone. With actors like Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan and the surely-about-to-make-it-huge Amanda Seyfried all belting out ABBA songs like Dancing Queen, SOS, I Have a Dream and of course, Mamma Mia; a good time is only the press of a play button away.

But it's not all Swedish pop this month; we've also got action a-plenty with cinema's most enduring action hero: Indiana Jones. In the very long titled Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Harrison Ford proves that not only is age just a number, but that he seems to be completely immune to time. It must have been all that lightspeed travelling he did as Han Solo. Full of the barn-storming, derring-do action that the series is famous for, Crystal Skull makes for a worthy fourth addition to the series.

What's that? There's another action hero in the making? Well, the Zohan isn't your normal action hero, and nor is he your normal hairdresser or Mossad agent either. Adam Sandler is his usual unsubtle self in You Don't Mess with the Zohan, in which he plays a (you guessed it) Mossad agent turned hairdresser, and as you'd expect it's full of laughs. In fact, this might be the best Sandler comedy we've seen in quite a while.

And like we say every fortnight, that's just the start of the entertainment. Take a look around this page, there are more great things to watch than you could drive a SAAB into. Oh, it looks like we're back into the Swedish swing of things again, so make sure you get into your local Network store faster than a serve from Bjorn Borg.

See you in-store.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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On his way out of town, Indiana meets rebellious young Mutt (Shia LaBeouf), who carries both a grudge and a proposition for the adventurous archaeologist: If he'll help Mutt on a mission with deeply personal stakes, Indy could very well make one of the most spectacular archaeological finds in history - the Crystal Skull of Akator, a legendary object of fascination, superstition and fear. But as Indy and Mutt set out for the most remote corners of Peru - a land of anchient tombs, forgotten exploreres and a rumoured city of gold - they quickly realise they are not alone in their search. The Soviet agents are also hot on the trail of the Crystal Skull.
You Don't Mess With The Zohan
05/11/08
Comedy superstar Adam Sandler is back - and funnier than ever - as The Zohan, the finest counterterrorist agent the Israeli army has. That is, until he fakes his death and travels to Manhattan to live his dream...as a hairdresser. Now this skilled fighting machine who used to clip bad guys is out to prove he can make the cut as a top stylist. All goes silky smooth until his cover is blown when he's recognized by a Palestinian cab driver (Rob Schneider). Now, The Zohan must fight to live a peaceful new life in New York in this razor-sharp action-packed comedy from Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel, Judd Apatow and Dennis Dugan.
Felon
05/11/08
Val Kilmer (Batman Forever, Conspiracy), Stephen Dorff (Black Water Transit, World Trade Center), Harold Perrineau, Jr. (The Matrix Revolutions, TV's "Lost") and Sam Shepard (The Accidental Husband, Stealth) star in the high-action and edge-of-your-seat prison film, Felon, the story of a family man who is convicted of murder for killing an intruder who enters his home, threatening the lives of his wife and son. As he struggles to survive the violent penal system which includes a maximum-security state prison in which a corrupt lieutenant tries to maintain power and order, even if it means crossing the line. Also starring Anne Archer (End Game, Man of the House).
Get Smart
13/11/08
Maxwell Smart is on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS. When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency Control is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreamt of working in the field alongside stalwart superstar Agent 23. Smart is partnered instead with the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99. Given little field experience and even less time, Smart -armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm - must thwart the doomsday plans of KAOS head Siegfried.
Hancock
19/11/08
Hollywood megastar, and Academy Award Nominee Will Smith (Pursuit of Happyness) stars as tortured superhero John Hancock - who crash-lands in Brooklyn. Once there, he tries to revitalize himself by romancing an alluring housewife - Academy Award Winning actress Charlize Theron. Chaos, adventure and comedy ensues. Co-starring Jason Bateman (TV's Arrested Development) and directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Welcome To The Jungle).
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
26/11/08
Iit has been only 12 months since their last voyage into Narnia, the four children are aghast to realise that 1,300 years have passed in the wondrous alternate universe. The Golden Age of Narnia has come to an end, and now the malevolent King Miraz rules over the land without mercy or compassion. Miraz is determined to ensure that the power stays in his bloodline, even if that means killing his nephew Prince Caspian so that Miraz's own son will be next in line for the throne. Fortunately, Prince Caspian has the Narnians on his side, and with a little help from the kings, the queens, and some loyal old friends, he may be able to ensure that peace and prosperity are restored on the once-beautiful realm of Narnia.

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Mamma Mia!(PG)
06/11/08


From the smash hit stage show comes this larger than life musical epic. Bringing you an all-star cast, the songs of ABBA and extravaganza of dancing and laughter, Mamma Mia! The Movie is the feel good film of the year. Bride to be Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is on a quest to find her father before her big day. There is just one problem she's just not sure who he is. After secretly reading her mother Donna's (Meryl Streep) old diaries, she discovers he is one of three past loves. Knowing her mother would not approve, she invites them all. Sophie desperately tries to keep their presence hidden but it's not long before the secret is out and the fun begins.
The Band's Visit (M)
05/11/08


Once, not long ago, a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. They came to play at an initiation ceremony but, due to bureaucracy, bad luck, or for whatever reason, they were left stranded at the airport. They tried to manage on their own, only to find themselves in a desolate, almost forgotten, small Israeli town, somewhere in the heart of the desert. A lost band in a lost town. Not many people remember this. It wasn't that important...
Chaos Theory (PG)
05/11/08


Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Reynolds (Definitely Maybe, Just Friends, Van Wilder) headlines this lighthearted comedy about one man who finds order in chaos. Frank Allen (Reynolds), celebrated author of the best seller 'The Five Minute Efficiency Trainer', has perfected the art of living. With his foolproof system of timetables and index cards, Frank doesn't believe in spontaneity. That is until a series of mishaps turn his meticulously ordered life upside down. As his life completely unravels, a shattering revelation forces Frank to look fate squarely in the eye and live entirely "in the moment", defying the conventions that defined him.
Lost Season 4 (M)
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More than three months after their fateful crash, the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 learn the only thing more dangerous than the Island might be the people who have come to save them from it. Every twist and turn, and all the secrets and clues of the boldest show on network television come together in one place, taking fans deeper than ever into the mysteries at its heart. Shocking revelations and subtle clues about The Oceanic 6, The Others, the Black Rock, the Dharma Initiative and much more make Season Four a must own for any fan!
Fallout 3 (MA15+)
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The original two Fallout games were traditional style role-playing games set in a cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic world. Fallout 3 keeps the role playing elements but is a much more action orientated title, making it more accessible for the average gamer. Dark, and definitely not for younger gamers, Fallout 3 sees you back in the nuclear war stricken world, as you investigate your father's disappearance. But your quest won't be as straight forward as you hope, as there are many unforeseen dangers. Fallout 3 promises to be one of the biggest gaming experiences of the year, don't miss out on this one.

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