Archive for April, 2008

Juno – out now

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

This Academy Award winning teen comedy drama blindsided people when it appeared, apparently from out of nowhere last year, winning over US audiences with its unconventional handling of teenage pregnancy, sharp comic dialogue, and gentle-yet-deliberate pacing.

The titular heroine, 16 year old high school attendee Juno MacGuff, discovers she is pregnant by her longtime friend, boy-next-door type Paulie, and initially intends to have an abortion. After deciding against, she then begins making arrangements for a closed adoption.

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I Am Legend – out now

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Will Smith, a sci-fi legend himself, stars in the latest version of Richard Matheson’s classic chiller I Am Legend. He plays the last human survivor in a post-apocalyptic New York City.

After the pretty average reviews, we at DVD Rental didn’t have high expectations of this film, but have to say, we were pleasantly surprised when we got out copy through the post.

For those who have not read the book, nor seen The Omega Man (the 1971 version starring Charlton Heston) the plot follows Robert Neville, who has only his dog Sam for company (and a few shop window mannequins he’s made friends with) and his struggle to both discover the cure for a virus that has spread throughout the world, and see through each day in the streets of an empty New York.
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Heroes Season 1 Boxset

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

With the second season of the hit sci-fi serial Heroes due to touch down on BBC2 anytime soon, everything Heroes-related has been flying off the shelves like hotcakes of late.

According to our sources, the Season 1 box set has been one of the most requested items on customers wish lists, as subscribers have been keen to take advantage of the fact that multi-disc box sets (sensibly) only count as one order, and those on unlimited plans can keep hold of an order for as long as they want. (more…)

Compare DVD Rental Relaunches

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Like all Hollywood stars, we at Compare DVD Rental have undergone a bit of a makeover in order to be at the top of our game – literally.

As well opting for the new fitness programme which sees the site boasting an snappy new design and all-new features (in-depth information pages that are actually informative, search filtering options, this blog) Compare DVD Rental has expanded to include video game libraries in customer searches, so if you’re looking for the best combined DVD/game rental deals out there, then look no further. (more…)