Looking for some ace entertainment? The Virgin Media Store is packed with plenty of brilliant new films and shows to rent or buy this month
By Ross Campbell, Writer
This June, we’ve got a delightfully mixed bag of movies and series coming to the Virgin Media Store. Blink and you’ll miss Sonic zooming his way back to Green Hills for another super-speedy showdown in Sonic The Hedgehog 2. Magic menagerie manager Newt Scamander is teaming up with the future headmaster of Hogwarts in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore. And Nicholas Cage is Nick Cage in The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, promising pure meta entertainment.
All this and more awaits. Here is the latest pick of what’s available to buy or rent on the Virgin Media Store…
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Available to buy now and rent from Monday 27 June. Cert PG
Following a successful cinematic debut, the Blue Blur (voiced by Parks & Recreation’s Ben Schwatz) is back for another adventure in Green Hills. In the sequel, the evil Dr Eggman (Jim Carrey) has found a way back to Earth following his exile, and he’s got company in the form of Knuckles (Idris Elba).
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Available to buy and rent now in On Demand > Movies > Premium Rentals. Cert PG
Downton Abbey: A New Era is the second feature-length instalment of the award-winning period drama, starring the irrefutable talents of Dame Maggie Smith. The film follows the Crawley family as they travel to the South of France to check out a villa the Dowager Countess (Smith) has inherited from the Marquis de Montmirail.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore
Available to buy and rent now in On Demand > Movies > Premium Rentals. Cert 12A
Return to Hogwarts in the latest instalment of the Wizarding World series! A young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) has entrusted Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) with gathering a legion of witches and wizards to support his fight against the mighty Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen).
The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent
Available to buy and rent now in On Demand > Movies > Premium Rentals. Cert 15
There isn’t really anyone else who could have made a film like this… In TUWOMT, Nicolas Cage stars as Hollywood A-lister Nick Cage. Desperate for some income, he agrees to attend a superfan’s birthday party in exchange for a cool $1 million. But the mood quickly changes when he’s intercepted by the CIA.
The Nan Movie
Available to buy and rent now. Cert 15
Catherine Tate’s potty-mouthed pensioner has her very own cinematic adventure in The Nan Movie. Grandson Jamie (Mathew Horne, Gavin And Stacey) has offered to drive his granny to visit her dying sister – but Nan is more interested in the prospect of a road trip.
Available to buy now
This true-crime mini-series stars Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Toni Collette (About A Boy). Firth plays Michael Peterson, an American novelist convicted of murdering his wife, who was found dead at the foot of the stairs in their family home.
The Sex Lives Of College Girls
Available to buy now
This US dramedy from Mindy Kaling (creator of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever and a writer and star of the US version of The Office) follows four 18-year-old roommates in their first year of university. Free from the shackles of their respective family homes, the girls are exploring all the usual opportunities offered by college life – as well as the hardships that often come with them.
Series 2 available to buy now
Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) and Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) are Yorkshire’s power couple of the 1830s – but their unconventional love affair has the locals’ feathers well and truly ruffled. Series 2 relies on the coded journal entries of the IRL Lister, who will stop at nothing to have the life she deserves.
Haven’t signed up to the Virgin Media Store?
It’s the place where you can buy the latest and greatest movies and TV Box Sets, yours to watch again and again, at home or on the go. Sign up now at virginmediastore.com, and go to On Demand > Movies to choose from hundreds of films and TV Box Sets and start watching instantly.
You can also rent the latest films
If you have a TiVo® box or Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®, go to On Demand > Movies. If you have Virgin TV 360 box, go to Box Sets & Movies > STORE.
Search for a title, or browse by category such as Out This Week, Best Sellers or Collections. Once you’ve found the movie you want to rent, select Watch now to start watching instantly. Then, sit back and enjoy! You’ll have up to 48 hours to finish watching your film.
Virgin Media Store: Separate terms and conditions apply to the Virgin Media Store service. Purchases must be made on the website or set top box. Virgin TV subscription and our latest Virgin TV V6 box required to buy and watch via set top box – Store is not available on other boxes. Compatible device & browser required. Max 5 registered devices. Max 2 devices can stream content simultaneously. Stream and download in UK only.
Virgin Movies On Demand: Virgin Movies On Demand movies are pay by title. Once rented, content available for 48 hours.
Image credits: Sonic The Hedgehog 2 © 2022 Paramount Pictures and Sega of America, Inc.
Downton Abbey: A New Era © 2022 Focus Features LLC. All rights reserved.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore © 2022 Warner Bros. Ent. All rights reserved. Wizarding World™ publishing rights © J.K. Rowling. WIZARDING WORLD and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent © 2022 Lions Gate Films Inc. All rights reserved.
The Nan Movie © 2022 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
The Staircase © 2022 Home Box Office Inc. All rights reserved.
The Sex Lives Of College Girls ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
Gentleman Jack © 2022 Lookout Point Limited.