What’s Out This Week – 14th May

Music

Buy Garbage - Not Your Kind of People (Deluxe Edition) (Music CD)
The long awaited return of Brit pop/rockers Garbage. Seven years since their last studio release, but with something to please both new and old fans alike.

Garbage – Not Your Kind of People

Buy Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix (Deluxe Edition) (Music CD)
The third studio outing from comedy/rock duo Jack Black & Kyle Gass. Rize of the Fenix promises a return to their humble roots, being recorded for just $600 (much like Nirvana’s first album Bleach, or the Beatles first album, Help)

Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix

Movies

Buy Sherlock Holmes - A Game Of Shadows
Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law returns as his friend and colleague, Dr. Watson. The second outing of the new franchise avoids the troublesome sequel trap and delivers a film experience equal to if not greater than the first.

Sherlock Holmes – A Game Of Shadows

Buy Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)]
Triple play version including DVD, Blu-ray & a Digital Copy that can be used on most Computers, Laptops and Mobile Devices.

Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows – Triple Play

Buy Underworld - Awakening for only £5.09
Underworld: Awakening is the fourth instalment in the Underworld series. Returning to the world 12 years on from the previous outing and things have changed a lot. The most successful movie in the series to date and for a very good reason.

Underworld – Awakening

Buy Underworld - Awakening (3D Blu-ray) for only £6.49
Experience the film with outstanding 3D visuals. Re-live that cinema experience at home.

Underworld – Awakening (3D Blu-ray)

Games

Buy Diablo III (PC/Mac DVD) for only £24.19
Diablo III is the definitive action role-playing game, and a true continuation of the Diablo series. Featuring the easy interface, fast-paced action and visceral gameplay that Diablo players have come to expect and enjoy. It will also include many new features that will take the Diablo action-RPG experience to the next level.

Diablo III

Buy Max Payne 3 (PC DVD) for only £12.99
Max Payne 3 continues the tale of former New York City detective, Max Payne. Still haunted by the memories of his traumatic past, Max begins a new life working private security protecting a wealthy industrialist and his family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. When gangs target the family under his protection, Max is forced to fight to save his clients and clear his name, in a bid to, once and for all, rid himself of the demons that have tortured him for far too long.

Max Payne 3 PC

Buy Max Payne 3 (PS3)
Max Payne 3 continues the tale of former New York City detective, Max Payne. Still haunted by the memories of his traumatic past, Max begins a new life working private security protecting a wealthy industrialist and his family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. When gangs target the family under his protection, Max is forced to fight to save his clients and clear his name, in a bid to, once and for all, rid himself of the demons that have tortured him for far too long.

Max Payne 3 PS3

Buy Max Payne 3 (Xbox 360)
Max Payne 3 continues the tale of former New York City detective, Max Payne. Still haunted by the memories of his traumatic past, Max begins a new life working private security protecting a wealthy industrialist and his family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. When gangs target the family under his protection, Max is forced to fight to save his clients and clear his name, in a bid to, once and for all, rid himself of the demons that have tortured him for far too long.

Max Payne 3 Xbox 360

It’s Back!!! Disney BOGOF

Disney BOGOF

Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday

Charles DickensToday marks (what would have been) Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday. To celebrate the great man and his collection of outstanding work we have discounted a massive selection of his written work and screen adaptations.

Here are some our favourites:

Buy Disney's A Christmas Carol (Blu-Ray + DVD) for only £7.99
Probably one of the most creative takes on a Dickens novel, Disney’s 2009 animated adaptation offers it’s own version of one of the authors most famous stories. Utilising the latest animation and 3D technology this movie is undeniably beautiful and haunting at the same time. With fine voice acting provided from Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman & Colin Firth, this is surely going to become a Christmas animation classic.

Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Buy Nicholas Nickleby for only £4.25
Nicholas Nickleby is renowned to be one of Dickens’ more complicated novels, whilst there have been many screen adaptations of this famous story our favourite has to be the 2002 version by Douglas McGrath. This tale of vengeance and human emotion is condensed, yet manages to stay true to the original novel. Featuring an all-star cast including Christopher Plummer & Jim Broadbent to name but a few.

Nicholas Nickleby

Buy Oliver! (1968) for only £3.99
Winner of 6 Academy Awards, this 1968 musical adaptation of Dickens’ Oliver Twist is a definite classic. Whether you are a fan of musicals or not and regardless of age most people will know at least one song from this movie. “Consider Yourself” & “You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two” being personal can’t-help-yourself sing-a-long favourites.

Oliver

View our full discounted range of Books and DVDs to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Charles Dickens here.

The 84th Academy Awards

2012 Oscars

Last week saw the announcement of the nominations for The 84th Academy Awards – or as most people know them, The Oscars.

Due to take place on the 26th of February, the nominations for this year’s event featured no real major surprises. The highly critically acclaimed films Hugo and The Artist, as expected, picked up the majority of the nominations. If you were looking for a shock, then it could be argued that the movie Drive starring Ryan Gosling deserved some recognition and that for the first time in long while a Disney/Pixar animation has not featured in the shortlist, but other than these everything was predominately as expected.

Here at base.com the mention of the Oscars always get’s the office reminiscing about previous Academy Award winning films. With so many great films in the last 83 years we have compiled a list of all our favourite winners that we recommend you see at least once. Check them out here

 

Disney – Buy One Get One Free

It’s back again! Our fantastic Disney movie buy one get one free has returned. Choose any 2 of your favourite Disney Films on DVD or Blu-ray & get the cheapest for free.

Disney BOGOF

With so many great titles to pick from it got me thinking ‘What is my favourite Disney film of all time?’ – This is an almost impossible question to answer and I’m pretty certain my favourite would change on a daily basis. But when pushed I think I would have to say Toy Story, closely followed by Cars and Finding Nemo. The only thing I can be certain about is that Monsters Inc. will never be my response, can’t stand that film, but I guess one bad film out of so many classics isn’t bad, so I won’t hold it against them.

Which Disney films do you love? Could you pick a favourite? Or is there that one (or more) film(s) you just can’t stand?

Let us know on Twitter. Tag your post with #DisneyLoveHate

Upcoming & New Releases

Looking for a new Game, Album or DVD this week? Here is your weekly round up of all the top new entertainment titles.

Games:

 

Buy F1 2011 (PS3) for only £6.59
New Releases
Buy F1 2011 (XBox 360) for only £5.19
New Releases
Buy F1 2011 (PC)
New Releases
Buy Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360) for only £10.39
New Releases
Buy Supremacy MMA (PS3) for only £8.49
New Releases
Buy Supremacy MMA (XBox 360) for only £8.49
New Releases
Buy RailWorks 3 - Train Simulator 2012 (PC)
New Releases

DVD & Blu-ray:

 

Buy Thor
New Releases
Buy Thor - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
New Releases
Buy Thor - Super Play (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
New Releases
Buy House - Season 7 for only £9.49
New Releases
Buy House - Season 7 (Blu-ray) for only £15.09
New Releases
Buy The Big Bang Theory - Season 4 for only £8.59
New Releases
Buy The Big Bang Theory - Season 1-4 Complete
New Releases

Music:

 

Buy James Morrison - The Awakening (Music CD) for only £5.29
New Releases
Buy Blink 182 - Neighborhoods (Music CD) for only £5.99
New Releases
Buy Nirvana - Nevermind (20th Anniversary Remaster: Deluxe Edition) (Music CD) for only £13.89
New Releases
Buy Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon (2 CD Experience Version) (Music CD) for only £9.49

Freebie Friday! Tron Messenger Bag Competition

Tron BagNext Monday (18/4/2011) is the release of Tron: Legacy on Blu-ray & DVD! To celebrate this we have 10 Tron Messenger Bags to Give Away to 10 Lucky Winners!

 

 

The winners are:

1. @bennygillham
2. @obscuremetaphor
3. @bibibobka
4. @Mooncheese78
5. @MATTYB00SH
6. @msedeanhead
7. @BananaDumplings
8. @ritamistry
9. @dazfd
10. @grugyme

The Return of the 90′s

This month has seen the announcement for the return of the Bill & Ted Film Series and TV Show Red Dwarf. Keanu Reeves himself broke the Bill & Ted news, confirming that writing of the script was in progress. Red Dwarf has been confirmed to hit TV screens in November, with the majority of the original cast to return. Both enjoyed the majority of their success in the 1990′s and have achieved a cult status associated with the decade. This got myself (and most of the office) reminiscing about all the great and not so great moments and trends from the 90′s, it wasn’t long before we realised that a lot of things from the decade are making a come-back soon or have already within the last few years.

So what else is there to look forward to help continue this 90′s revival….

Games:

Duke Nukem- Duke Nukem Forever: “The alien hordes are back and only Duke can save the world, again”. The greatly anticipated and delayed games series returns this year, with outings on the PS3, XBox 360 and PC. Expect outrageous story-lines and over the top weaponry, this will be a hit.

 

Mortal Kombat- Mortal Kombat: The Arcade Fighting sensation, released in 1992, returns on PS3 & XBox 360 in what is being billed as ‘a return to the series’ roots’. More brutal than ever, perhaps not every-one’s cup of tea but hard to ignore for any serious gamer.

 

Music:

Blur- Blur: If one word could sum up the 90′s musically it would be – ‘Britpop’. Along with Oasis, Blur were the undisputed (let the arguments begin again) Kings of the genre. Whilst there is no concrete information it is very strongly rumoured that Blur will release a full studio album this year, the first time all 4 original members have recorded together in over a decade!

Blink 182- Blink 182: No date for their new album either but some strong words from band members. Tom DeLonge – the record will “absolutely” be out in time for the U.K. tour this summer and that Blink “will not tour if there is no record”. Travis Barker – “I think we’ll turn in our album in June or July, honestly… It’s coming close, to the point where these are completed songs and they’re not going to change.

Film/TV:

Rock Chips- Rock & Chips: Whilst it’s common place for films to get a prequel, it is slightly rarer for TV shows. Rock & Chips began airing last year, it portrays the childhood of one Derek ‘Del-Boy’ Trotter before he became the lovable wheeler-dealer we grew to love in the show Only Fools and Horses. 2 episodes have already aired to much acclaim and a third is due on the 24th April.

Scream- Scream 4: Back in 1996 we were all taught how to survive if you ever wound up in a horror movie. Two sequels closely followed with great box office success. The Trilogy poked fun at the linear and predictable story-lines that many previous slasher films had followed. This weekend sees the U.K. release of the franchise’s 4th film, whether there is still any innovation to been found in the series remains to be seen, but something tells me it will be worth a watch.

 

So is the 1990′s revival well and truly on? I hope so, bring back Wayne’s World, Will Smith’s rap career and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles too!

Comment below and tell us what you want to see return from this glorious decade.

 

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Films For a Romantic Night In

Sweet love it’s Valentine’s day again very soon and February 14th 2011 falls on the most un-romantic night of the week, Monday. Well, forget about trying to book a restaurant, it’s probably too late by now anyway, and save yourself from paying the inflated Valentine’s Day prices for a set course lunch surrounded by strangers. Get the right film in and make a night of it. Here’s our top 10 romantic films for Valentine’s Day.

Buy Love Actually
We are starting with the best. The British romantic classic that reminds us how good it is to be loved and how much we are willing to do when we know we are in love with someone. This film works for your girlfriend or your wife.

She’s seen it before, guaranteed, but she’ll love watching it again on Valentine’s day and being remnided of Hugh Grant’s prime minister with a crush on his secretary, Colin Firth who can;t find the words to tell his housemaid what he really feels about her, and Keira Knightley who can’t understand why her new husband’s best man is so cold with her.

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Romantic Movies

Buy Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind for only £3.09
Your deep love for each other deserves a love story with depth. This one works for both him and her with the romance of love that just cannot be erased for her and the sci-fi twist of a future world with treatments that can alter the mind for him.

Joel’s (Jim Carrey) heart has been broken as his girl has left him, and it’s too much for him to bear. His only hope is to erase all memory of Clementine (Kate Winslet), the girl that he cannot be without, but, the link between the two of them is too strong and not even altering their minds seems to be able to dim the love that Joel feels for his Clementine.

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Romantic Movies

Buy Pride And Prejudice (Special Edition) for only £5.99
Colin Firth has long been a star but witrh his recent BAFTA success and Oscar Nomination for his portrayal of the The King in The King’s Speech, he’s Britain’s hottest ticket, and we remember him when he was a young man, climbing out of that fountain, with his drenched shirt clinging to his body and his eyes smoldering.

We remember it and the woman in your life will remember it to. She’ll also love being reminded of a man with all the right intentions and the resolve to make sure that the right thing is done, no matter what.

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Romantic Movies

Buy Titanic for only £3.89
What tale of star crossed lovers could compete with Romeo & Juliet? Titanic makes a good effort with young Jack Dawson (Leonardo Di Caprio), an artist and drifter from the lower classes, happening upon Rose, the upper class fiance of a steel tycoon, as she is contemplating suicide by jumping from the ship. Rose’s relationship with Jack defies her status and has only just begun when it is brought to an end by the sinking of the ship.

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Romantic Movies

Buy Dirty Dancing (20th Anniversary Collectors Edition) for only £8.39
Never underestimate the power of Dirty Dancing! Every woman I have spoken to can always make time to watch this movie again (and probably again), and it never fails to get every one of them in the mood for love.

You don’t even have to dance and sing along. Patrick Swayze’s portrayal of Johnny is more than enough to set the scene and the mood for any Valentine’s Day night in.

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Romantic Movies

Buy 50 First Dates for only £5.49
When a man who is afraid of commitment discovers in one night that he has met the girl he can spend the rest of his life with, he is shattered to find the next day that she has short-term memory loss and that by the next day she can’t remember him at all.

He quickly figures out that he will just have to woo the girl he loves all over again, every single day.

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Romantic Movies

Buy Affair To Remember, An (Wide Screen)
If you’ve ever been in love, or ever hope to be in love, here’s a story you’ll love with all your heart. Cary Grant and Cathleen Nesbitt meet and fall in love on a cruise ship, but they already have partners. They decide to change their lives and make a plan to meet at the top of the Empire State Building in 6 months time.

This is movie that they cry to in “Sleepless In Seattle” just before they arrange their own meeting at the top of the Empire State Building.

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Romantic Movies

Buy Sleepless in Seattle (1993) for only £4.59
And after An Affair To Remember, we have to include Sleepless in Seattle. He lives on a houseboat! You can’t get much cuter. Our recently widowed hero is doing his best to get on with lifge after losing the love of his life. Bringing up his son on his own, he hasn’t put any effort into finding anyone else, so, his son decides to do it for him.

This also introduces Meg Ryan to our list of Valentine’s Day’s best. We could easily make a whole top 10 list of the best known romantic films that only included Meg Ryan. You’ll see her crop up again later in this list.

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Romantic Movies

Buy When Harry Met Sally for only £4.09
Love is all about a good first impression, isn’t it? Are you saying that you didn’t get the same thunderbolt that everyone else got when they first laid eyes on the partners? I thought that love at first sight was the norm for all of us and it was only in the movies that a relationship that starts off badly is able to grow into true love.

Meg Ryan makes another entry in our list of the best Romantic Valentine’s Films

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Romantic Movies

Buy Ghost
The most romamntic film of the 90s! Yes it is! If you can think of a more romantic film than Ghost in 1990-anything let me know in the comments. It’s another entry on our list for Patrick Swayze too! Set in our favourite part of the world, TriBeCa in New York, this young couple are separated when he is killed by a mugger. In the afterlife, he gets a chance to protect her and to help understand why he was killed.

Break out the wine, chocolates and handkerchiefs for this one, and, have same plasticine hidden behind the sofa for when the potters wheel scene comes on.

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Romantic Movies

And a few titles that didn’t quite make the tyop 10 list this time but are worthy mentions: Casablanca, P.S. I Love You, French Kiss, You’ve Got Mail and Like water for Chocolate.

Have we missed your favourite romantic film?

Let us know in the comments below.

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Ricky Gervais Kicks Up A Storm at The Golden Globes

British actors and films picked up a few awards at the Golden Globes yesterday, but, British comedian, Ricky Gervais, who compered the show for the second (and undoubtedly last) time, took all the press.

While the photographers were lining up outside the “after parties” for shots of the great and the glorious celebs and the journalists were preparing questions for the celebrity winners and losers from the awards show, Ricky Gervais was ensuring that all their snaps and soundbites would be relegated to page two of any press for the 2011 Golden Globes. Gervais is a satirist and Hollywood found out that he seems to be a satirist that doesn’t care. Put one of these on a live show and there are always going to be issues.

Perhaps best summing up Gervais’s styl for the evening was his gag aimed directly at Hollywood’s biggest hitters on their lacklustre movie, The Tourist.

It was a big year for 3-D movies… seems like everything this year was three-dimensional. Except the characters in The Tourist… it must be good, because it’s nominated. So shut up.

A triple-whammy that hits two of the biggest Hollywood stars, a megaflop of a movie and the unusual nominating practices of the Hollywood Foreign Press.

As for the awards, our favourite Glee took a shed-load, so, someone somewhere got something right.

As for the British contingent, COLIN FIRTH won best actor in a drama for The King’s Speech, and CHRISTIAN BALE was best supporting actor for The Fighter. NATALIE PORTMAN won best actress in a drama for Black Swan.

Golden Globes 2011

If you don’t know why we love Glee so much, get yourself up to date by catching up on Series 1 on DVD.
Buy Glee - Series 1 - Complete for only £10.39

Golden Globes 2011

If you already love Glee, listen to the music and you can be as good as Rachel, not!

Buy Various Artists - Glee (The Music - Best Of Season One) (Music CD)
Golden Globes 2011
Buy Various Artists - Glee (The Music - Season One Vol. 1) (Music CD) for only £5.59
Golden Globes 2011
Buy Various Artists - Glee (The Music - Season One Vol. 2) (Music CD) for only £5.59
Golden Globes 2011
Buy Glee - The Music Volume 3 - Showstoppers (Music CD) for only £5.59
Golden Globes 2011
Buy Various Artists - Glee (The Music Vol.4/Season Two) (Music CD) for only £5.29

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