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What’s on Store this month

What’s on Store this month

  

Looking for something new and fresh to watch? We’ve got you covered. Buy or rent the latest film and TV releases on the Virgin Media Store

By Rebecca Tanqueray, Feature Writer

Staying in is the new going out. Take it from us. We love a night on the town as much as the next person, but why tackle the noise and the night bus when you can snuggle on the sofa in your PJs and watch the best movies and TV around? This month on the Virgin Media Store, we’ve got a fantastic selection of newly released blockbuster movies and gripping TV series you can rent or buy.

 

It’s been a huge hit this winter – the biggest romcom for years, in fact – so get nice and cosy for Anyone But You, starring Glen Powell and Syndey Sweeney as sparring pretend-partners with a mutual disdain that surely won’t lead to more… will it? Then there’s the brilliant The Holdovers, up for Best Picture at the Oscars. Directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways), it’s a not-to-be-missed bittersweet beauty.

 

For poignancy of a different kind, there’s One Life – the extraordinary true-life tale of Nicholas Winton, who helped rescue more than 600 children from the Nazis. With the incredible Anthony Hopkins playing the title role, it’s sure to be a future classic.

 

If you’re after something for the whole family, look no further than Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom, an action adventure like no other, while The Color Purple – an inspiring celebration of sisterhood from producer Oprah Winfrey  is a must-watch. 

 

With the Virgin Media Store, you can buy and keep or rent this month’s hottest releases. Don’t forget with Premium Release titles, you can now buy or rent selected films at the same time they’re in cinemas – here’s how you do that.

 

Here’s what is on offer on the Virgin Media Store this month.

 

Anyone But You

Available to buy now or rent from Monday 11 March. Cert 15

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, this slick and sexy romcom is hugely entertaining. After a fantastic first-date turns sour, romance seems very much off the cards for finance bro Ben (Glen Powell, Top Gun: Maverick) and law student Bea (Sydney Sweeney, Euphoria). But then they’re unexpectedly reunited at a wedding in Australia and, to avoid the attentions of Bea’s ex-fiancé, end up pretending to be a couple. But could there be more to their fake relationship than meets the eye? 

 

The Holdovers

Premium release. Available to buy or rent now. Cert 15

You shouldn’t always listen to awards chatter, unless that chatter is about the brilliance of The Holdovers, another wonderful film from the director of The Descendants and Sideways, Alexander Payne. Here he reunites with Sideways star Paul Giamatti, who plays a cranky history teacher forced to remain at his remote prep school campus with a troubled student who has nowhere to go over Christmas. Deeply touching, it’s a film that feels like it belongs to a bygone age of cinema. Storytelling at its very best.

 

The Color Purple

Premium release. Available to buy or rent from Monday 26 February. Cert 12

Director Blitz Bazawule, producers Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones – there’s a catalogue of enormous talent behind this bold new take on the beloved classic. And it shows. With a heart-wrenching story, musical numbers from the hit stage show and an incredible cast, this is a must-watch movie. Starring Fantasia Barrino (The Butler) as Celie, Taraji P Henson (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button) as Shug Avery, and Danielle Brooks (Peacemaker) as Sofia.

 

Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom

Premium release. Available to buy or rent now. Cert 12

The 15th film in the DC Extended Universe, this action-packed sequel to Aquaman ticks all the boxes. There’s our eponymous alpha superhero, played by Jason Momoa (Game Of Thrones). There’s the arch supervillain Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, The Matrix Resurrections) who’s dead set on revenge. There’s the ever-present threat of universal annihilation. There’s also, of course, the star-studded cast (Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Randall Park), bags of humour and shedloads of spandex. Unmissable!

 

One Life

Premium release. Available to buy or rent now. Cert 12

The “British Schindler”, Nicholas Winton, was virtually unknown until his amazing humanitarian achievements came to light on BBC TV programme That’s Life! in 1988. Here, he was reunited with dozens of the more than 600 predominantly Jewish children he helped rescue from the Nazis in the 1930s. This spellbinding biopic tells his powerful story. Johnny Flynn (The Dig) is compelling as the stammering and modest younger Winton, while double Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins (The Father) brings his characteristic complexity and depth to the older man. Big hitters Helena Bonham Carter and Jonathan Pryce also star. A fantastic tribute to a remarkable man.

 

True Detective: Night Country

Available to buy now. Cert 18

Our ideal binge watch has to be a thrilling crime drama that keeps you guessing right to the end, and the award-winning True Detective series is firmly in that category. With storylines that hook you, shifting timelines and a succession of all-star cast ensembles, each season is more gripping than the last – and we think Night Country is the most complex and compelling mystery so far. Eight scientists have disappeared from a research station in snowy Alaska, and detectives Liz Danvers (Hollywood grande dame Jodie Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (professional boxer turned actor Kali Reis) are sent in to investigate. Think Nordic noir with a metaphysical twist.

 

Night Swim

Premium release. Available to buy or rent now. Cert 15

Brave this splashy, supernatural horror thriller and you may never dive blithely into a swimming pool again… Retired baseball player Ray Waller (Wyatt Russell, The Woman In The Window) has moved into a new home with his wife Eve (Kerry Condon, The Banshees Of Inisherin) and two children. He has high hopes that swimming in the backyard pool will do them all good, but is he right? Very much not. This pool is baaaad. When its power is unleashed, the family are dragged into the depths of terror. Watch it if you dare.

 

Julia

Season 2 available to buy from Friday 23 February. Cert 15. Season 1 available now

Happy Valley star Sarah Lancashire has conquered the US with her role in this acclaimed comedy drama, in which she plays TV cooking pioneer Julia Child. After season 1 followed her journey as she overcame the doubters to rule the airwaves, this new second season takes her to France as she reunites with her co-author Simca Beck (Isabella Rossellini) to rediscover her love of the country’s cuisine. It’s both a fascinating character study and a celebration of the early days of television when anything seemed possible, co-starring two former Frasier collaborators in David Hyde Pierce and Bebe Neuwirth – but it’s undoubtedly Lancashire who owns the show.

 

 

Register on Virgin Media Store to buy the latest movies and TV shows

Sign up now at virginmediastore.com and choose from hundreds of films and TV Box Sets and start watching instantly.

 

All Virgin Media customers armed with a TiVo® box or a V6 box powered by TiVo® can go to On Demand > Movies > Store. If you have Virgin TV 360 box or Stream from Virgin Media, go to Box Sets & Movies > STORE.

 

You can access online and watch on your registered iOS and Android devices with the Virgin Media Store app.

 

You can also rent the latest films

If you watch TV on a TiVo® box or Virgin TV V6 box powered by TiVo®, go to On Demand > Movies > Store. If you have a Virgin TV 360 box or Stream from Virgin Media, go to Box Sets & Movies > STORE.

 

Search for a title, or browse by category such as Out This Week or Most Popular. 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.

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Anyone But You © 2023 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Kimmel Distribution, LLC and TSG Entertainment II LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The Holdovers © 2023 Miramax Distribution Services, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The Color Purple © 2024 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom © & ™ DC © 2024 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

One Life © 2024 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

True Detective: Night Country © 2024 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Night Swim © 2024 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS. All Rights Reserved.

Julia © 2024 MMXXIII Lions Gate Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.