Get the popcorn ready and prepare for the perfect night in…
Black Friday is coming, so allow the Virgin Media Store to bring the big blockbuster hits to you at small prices. From the comfort of your couch, bed, bath (hey, you might have one of those wall TVs – we’re jealous), or wherever you like really, you can catch up on some absolutely stellar films (or re-watch them, over and over again).
It doesn’t get much better than that! Let us introduce you to your plans for Friday night, Saturday night, Sunday night, the whole of next week…
Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) stars (and sings) as the flamboyant and inimitable Elton John in this fabulous and occasionally surreal account of the singer-songwriter’s headline-grabbing life in the 1970s.
Rocketman features the hits that shot Elton John to superstardom and boasts a glittering cast, including Bodyguard’s Richard Madden and Jurassic World’s Bryce Dallas Howard. The singer’s well-documented addiction issues are in full view here, while his fraught romantic life makes this quite the roller coaster ride.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Set in 1992, the film opens with the X-Men setting out to save the NASA space shuttle Endeavour. No longer seen as a threat by humankind and being deployed by Professor X as Earth’s suited-up and superheroic saviours, this bunch of mutant misfits have come a long way in nearly 20 years of the franchise.
When Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) is hit by a cosmic force, she inadvertently becomes one of the most powerful mutants ever. It soon all goes to her head and the X-Men must deflate her ego, and fast – the world depends on it. Discover more about X-Men: Dark Phoenix here.
The film tells us how Farrokh Bulsara moved to England with his family from Zanzibar in the 1960s and united with guitarist Brian May (Gwilym Lee), drummer Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) and bassist John Deacon (Joe Mazzello) to form the all-conquering Queen. Farrokh, of course, became the fabulous Freddie Mercury (played by the Oscar-winning Rami Malek).
Bohemian Rhapsody charts the band’s meteoric rise, as well as Freddie’s internal struggles, including his exploration of his sexual identity. Fans new and old will relish this big-screen retelling.
The Greatest Showman
This musical tells the story of PT Barnum (Hugh Jackman), a plucky young dreamer who gathers extraordinary people to create a uniquely entertaining circus show. He’s always wanted success so he could create a better life for his wife (Michelle Williams) and daughters, but he loses sight of the prize as he focuses on the fortune and glory that his show brings.
Jackman really believed in The Greatest Showman, willing the film into existence despite Hollywood’s indifference over a number of years – and once you’ve seen it you’ll know why. The magic awaits you!
Venom is a character from the Spider-Man universe, but Venom the film exists in a different world to that of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Investigative journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy, The Revenant) breaks into the Life Foundation, a research facility that has recovered symbiotic lifeforms from space. That’s where Eddie’s body merges with the alien Venom, giving him superhuman strength and power, coupled with an insatiable hunger.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Why have one Spidey when you could have five? Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse reimagines everyone’s friendly neighbourhood superhero in this comical and conceptual award-winning adventure. When Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales is bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, he develops superpowers… but he’s not the only Spider-Man on the block. Sling your web this way for more Spidey fun.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
In this third and final chapter of the much-loved animated series, dragon whisperer Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) reunites with his dragon, Toothless the Night Fury. When Hiccup learns that Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, the pair must seek out “The Hidden World” – a secret dragon utopia – before a tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
People can’t get enough of ABBA’s cracking storytelling tunes, so it’s no wonder someone realised it might be time for another Mamma Mia! film. Set on the same fictional Greek island, Here We Go Again features many original cast members (including Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried) singing and dancing their way through more numbers from the Swedish songsters. Oh, and did we mention that Meryl Streep’s mum is played by none other than Cher?
When a mysterious, superpowered being named Vers (Brie Larson) crash lands on Earth in the midst of a galactic war between the Kree (last seen in the original Guardians Of The Galaxy film) and the shape-shifting Skrulls, she weirdly has some recognition of our little green and blue planet. But why? And who is Carol Danvers?
She teams up with a youthful, pre-eye patch Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) to find the answers she has been seeking for so long – and in the process, becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. Find out more about this Marvel-ous superhero here.
If you think a car doesn’t need an origin story, think again! Besides, Bumblebee is no ordinary car – he’s an Autobot. The year is 1987 and Bumblebee has fled his worn-torn planet, seeking refuge in a junkyard in California, where Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) discovers him. Seen here as a yellow VW Beetle, not the Chevrolet Camaro we’ve come to expect, Bumblebee is the star in this prequel to Michael Bay’s five Transformers films.
But wait, there’s more!
HBO have been cranking out telly that looks as good as the very best of the box office, and they have the buckling awards cabinet to prove it. The Virgin Media Store has the very best of them, including this year’s Emmy winners Succession (seasons 1 & 2) and Barry (season 1 & 2), plus previous recipients including True Detective (seasons 1-3) and Veep (seasons 1-7), as well as breakout hit Euphoria (season 1). Find all these amazing HBO titles and more, available to buy in the HBO Black Friday sale on the Virgin Media Store.
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