Looking for something to entice your sense, tickle your fancy? Than allow me to show you some of our latest wares and trinkets; from teenage angst to murder in the woods, with a dash of an iconic blue hedgehog, we have lots to choose from.
First up is Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 – Rodrick Rules, the sequel to the film that made “wimpy” cool. Just when Greg starts to get a grip on the craziness that is school, he realises that there are even bigger challenges to face – his own family. More kid friendly viewing is available with the rerelease of The Lion King, a personal favourite of mine from the Disney canon. For anyone who somehow missed the story, Simba the lion cub is the future king until his Uncle usurps the crown. With toe hopping tunes you can’t resist to sing along to (not to mention the coolest Meerkat before that advert) this is a film you can’t afford to miss.
If cutsie, family friendly viewing isn’t your thing then how about Tucker and Dale vs. Evil – a genre defying take on the horror slasher movies of old. Tucker and Dale are just two guys trying to enjoy a nice holiday away from it all, fishing and drinking at a log cabin in the woods. Until that is a bunch of college kids turn up and start dying in hideous ways. To make matters worse they’re convinced the two beer swilling friends are behind it all. Part gore fest and part comedy of errors, it stars Tyler Labine (Reaper) and Alan Tudyk (Serenity), and is a definite must for fans of the horror genre.
Remember Emilio Estevez? Well he’s back and gracing our screens in The Way, which he also wrote and directed. With Martin Sheen in the main role, it follows Tom as he travels to the Pyrenees to collect the earthly remains of his son, killed in a storm as he attempted a trek through the Camino de Santiago. Instead of heading home Tom decides to finish the journey his son started and in the process makes new friends and discoveries about himself. Moving and beautiful in equal measure. Another meaningful experience can be found in Life in a Day, a documentary aiming to show what thousands of people did on one single day. Using footage from over 80,000 submissions, director Kevin McDonald and Executive Producer Ridley Scott captured real life moments from all around the globe, to show what it’s like to be alive on earth on July 24th 2010.
Maybe you’re after some TV viewing to while away the hours. And hours. If so then for the sci-fi fans there’s V – Series 2, where the struggle of humanity against the Vs continues unabated, even though most of the planet aren’t aware of what’s at stake. The Fifth Column must fight against all the odds and unexpected allies may be their only hope. Then there’s the final, ever, series of Smallville, Smallville – The Complete Season 10, where Clark must finally come into his powers and reclaim his birthright (not to mention wearing his underwear on the outside of his trousers and getting a nifty red cape). Finally, some excellent British fayre can be found in Miranda – Series 2, which sees our eponymous heroine (played by the delightful Miranda Hart) make a mess of most of life’s experiences that she tries her hand at.
Want to take the action into your own hands? Then how about reliving an old classic with GoldenEye: Reloaded? Taking the original game from the N64 version, they updated the graphics and voila! One golden oldie made shiny and new. Or maybe you were more of a Sega player (I know I was) in which case there’s Sonic Generations, which lets you play it old skool in 2D or go all 21st Century with your hedgehog in 3D. A long running series also returns in PES 2012: Pro Evolution Soccer. It may not be called Winning Eleven anymore but it still has the great gameplay of old. Or perhaps you have some friends coming round and want to find a suitable way to embarrass them… I mean have fun with them, then you can’t go far wrong with Kinect – Dance Central 2. Hokey Cokey your way to prove your dancing prowess!
Alexa Muir, Merchandising Manager