Staying in is the new going out!

As the credit crunch continues to keep us tightening our purse strings ‘staying in’ is fast becoming the new ‘going out’ so with that in mind here are some of the latest DVD releases you could be settling down to watch tonight…


The Boat That Rocked – £11.99 free delivery and up to 6% cashback from

With a who’s who cast of comedy actors (Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, and Emma Thompson to name a few) this looks set to be a rib tickler, but will it deliver? ‘Radio Rock’ is a pirate station broadcast from a boat in the middle of the North Sea, and manned by an eclectic bunch of DJs, museos, and groupies. The fate of the station is in jeopardy, but its die hard fans come to the rescue. Directed by BAFTA, Emmy, and Oscar nominated English screenwriter Richard Curtis this should be another witty, entertaining, romp, but word on the street is that it’s not a patch on ‘Love Actually’ Hhmmmmm….see what you think….

The Damned Untied – £12.95 free delivery and 3% cashback from Zavvi

Despite not having a great interest in football myself I am definitely going to watch this film for Michael Sheen alone. He is a seamless actor and I’m pretty sure his portrayal of legendary football manager Brian Clough will be another slick performance. The film covers Clough’s most infamous period as a football manager during his time at Leeds UTD where his abrasive coaching style didn’t win him many friends. Sheen’s leading roll is backed up with a quality cast including Timothy Spall, and Jim Broadbent so if you are in the mood for drama I would add this to your shopping basket.

I Love You, Man – £12.99 free delivery and 4% cashback at HMV

At last Paul Rudd lands a leading roll after endlessly guffawing at him in ‘Anchor Man’, and ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin’ I’m glad to see him finally hogging the lime light. ‘I Love You, Man’ is the story of a burgeoning ‘bromance’ between ‘Peter’ and ‘Sydney’ with all the associated social awkwardness and insecurities of two straight men forming a close friendship. It’s a step away from the rom-com norm of ‘boy meets girl’ and as a result should make for a quirky movie. If you are looking for lighthearted, and amusing then I think this could be the film for you…

2 Responses to “Staying in is the new going out!”

  1. I saw i love you man and when paul rudd is playing the air guitar to his girlfriend saying ” im slapping da base man” in a jamaican accent! i laughed out loud! BRILLIANT!!!

  2. I quite fancy watching The Boat That Rocked. Looks like its an easy to watch, light hearted & fun film. And one that will suit male & female viewers so probably a good choice to avoid those arguments over what film to watch!

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