Thursday April 30, 2009
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This fortnight has all been about one simple word for us - yes. Have we got some great movies for you? Yes. Has your local Network store got more entertainment choices than you could poke a hundred-ended stick at? Yes. Would we like a slice of cake? Yes, yes, yes! It's because Yes Man is about to hit our shelves, and it marks a return to wacky comedy form for Jim Carrey. Old rubber-face plays an average schmuck whose life is going nowhere until he learns to stop saying no, and start saying... well, you know. Suddenly he gets a better job; he reconnects with his neglected friends; and he hooks up with the always cute Zooey Deschanel. If you're a fan of vintage Carrey, you need to say yes to Yes Man.

A movie that the Oscar voters said yes to repeatedly is Slumdog Millionaire, which came out of nowhere to become one of the biggest hits of the year. This tale of a kid from the slums of Mumbai having a shot on the biggest quiz show in India, and how he got there, has deservedly entranced audiences across the globe. And if you saw the Oscars this year, you would have heard the name Slumdog Millionaire announced no less than eight times, so you know this film has got quality written all over it. Plus it's directed by one of our favourites, Danny (Trainspotting) Boyle. Even if all you know about Slumdog Millionaire is that Pussycat Dolls song, take a watch as it's one of the most uplifting films you'll ever see.

And now for something completely different: talking dogs. This fortnight also sees Beverly Hills Chihuahua hit our shelves, and this is great family fun. When the pampered Chihuahua Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore) gets lost in Mexico, she has to rely on her limited street smarts and trust other dogs if she's going to make it over the border back to California. Sure this won't tax anyone's brain, but viewers young and old are going to love these crazy canines.

But hey, if you can't say yes to any of these, take a trip over to your local Network store anyway as we've got something on our shelves that you're going love.

We'll see you in-store.

Slumdog Millionaire
Hailed as a modern masterpiece by fans and critics alike, this is the unforgettable story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. Just one question away from the jackpot on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire', Jamal is arrested on suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his innocence,
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Marley & Me
Marley is a yellow labrador adopted by John Grogan and his wife. Their idea was to give them a taste of parenthood, but the dog proved to be a hyperactive handful. He wreaks havoc, and gets even worse when the children begin to arrive, yet becomes an indispensable part of the family.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
A pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua finds herself accidentally lost in the mean streets of Mexico without a day. Now alone for the first time, she must rely on some unexpected new friends to lend her a paw and help her to find her inner strength on their incredible journey back home.
The Wrestler
Back in the late '80s, Randy The Ram Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona
The stunning city of Barcelona is the setting for the romantic adventures of two young American women, Vicky and Cristina. On a summer idyll in Spain, Vicky (Rebecca Hall), who is bright, sceptical and cautious, is doing graduate work in Catalan identity and Click here for more.
Seven Pounds
In Seven Pounds, Smith plays Tim/Ben Thomas, a man who is haunted by a secret: a few years ago, he caused a car crash that claimed the lives of seven people. Thomas seeks absolution by saving the lives of seven strangers

Also Showing

The Ramen Girl
Kickin It Old School
Ten Inch Hero
The Prince & Me 3
Coming Soon

Soul Men
The Spirit
Revolutionary Road
La Linea
The Lodger

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Yes Man (M)

Jim Carrey stars as Carl Allen, a guy whose life is going nowhere-the operative word being no-until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say yes to everything...and anything. Unleashing the power of yes begins to transform Carl's life in amazing and unexpected ways.
The Girl in the Park (M)

The Girl in the Park is a finely-plotted thriller explores the dark side of parenting and ageing. A withdrawn career woman has never recovered from losing her young daughter in a Central Park playground 16 years before. When she begins a dubious relationship with a pretty young drifter and takes her in, Weaver becomes obsessed by the belief that this could be her lost daughter.
August (M)

It is August 2001, a month before the 9/11 Terrorist attacks. Tom Sterling is an aggressive young dot-com entrepreneur working on Wall Street. With a silver tongue and a pocket full of sales pitches, Tom is fighting to keep his start-up company afloat, but time is running out. If Tom is going to hold it together, he may have to let everything go.
NCIS: Season 5 (MA15+)

Picking up where the previous year left off, this new batch of NCIS jumps right in with a continuation of Special Agent Jethro Gibbs and company's pursuit of notorious international arms dealer La Grenouille. Meanwhile, the NCIS crew is distracted by an array of other cases, most of them involving murder.
X Men Origins Wolverine (M)

From the big screen into your home comes Wolverine. However unlike most movie-based games, the violence isn't toned down for a wider audience; if anything, it's been ramped up. Now you can play as Wolverine like you always knew he could be - bad, brilliant and brutal. You'll take on some famous X-Men villains across a wide range of levels, and it's all action, all the time.

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