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Virgin Movies has a choice of over 500 movies available, with new films every week, most on the same day they're released on DVD (often before), and sometimes on the same day they hit cinemas. See more at virginmedia.com/movies

Marvel have revealed the new poster for the summer release of Ant-Man, showing the teeny, tiny hero dodging some equally teeny, tiny bullets.

Virgin Movies: Best of May 2015

29 May 2015, 10:52am

We're in the merry, merry month of May and things have just got better with the amazing line up available now on Virgin Movies, just check out our selection below! Click through to watch online or select 'On Demand' then 'Movies' on your Virgin Media TV.

Introducing: Lake Bell

27 May 2015, 3:00pm

Lake Bell may have a bigger presence in the US where she's a talented actress, writer and director, but she’s still an up-and-coming star over here in the UK.  She's about to star opposite our own national treasure Simon Pegg in British rom-com Man Up, so to celebrate Lake Bell’s talents (both in front and behind the camera), here are a few fast facts to introduce you:

Review: San Andreas

24 May 2015, 8:01pm

It's an obvious joke, but Dwayne Johnson's new disaster movie San Andreas does indeed have its faults. In fact, it's riddled with plot holes the size of tectonic plate shifts. San Andreas might be the dumbest disaster movie ever made, and for a genre that usually only operates with critical faculties in the 'off' position, that's saying something. Put simply: the earth will not move for you.

He played one of the most iconic characters in movie history in four movies across seven years, and he returns to screens this week in thriller Survivor - but how much do we really know about Pierce Brendan 'James Bond' Brosnan? Irish? Correct. Smooth? Definitely. People Magazine's Sexiest Man of 2001? Without a doubt. Here are 10 things you didn't know about Pierce Brosnan.

When Mel Gibson showed his face at the world premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road last week, it was a stark reminder of how little we see of him these days. His personal reputation in tatters after a series of high-profile breakdowns and bust-ups – culminating in several secret audio recordings of Gibson generating so much rage he could power a hot air balloon – Mel is now forced to stand aside and watch his movie legacy be slowly rewritten. With Tom Hardy now playing the lead role of Max Rockatansky in the hard-driving, explosion-filled thriller, Gibson is still recovering after crashing and burning in a very different way. With Mad Mel's own fury road at a crossroads, will Hollywood ever find a place for him?

Virgin Movies: Best Of April 2015

29 April 2015, 4:29pm

Spring has finally arrived and a whole heap of amazing films have sprung onto Virgin Movies this April - just check out our picks below!  Click through to watch them online or select 'On Demand' then 'Movies' on your Virgin Media TV.

A lone teenage girl clings to the shadows in the corners of the old abandoned warehouse, as her supernatural stalker scours the grounds for signs of life, the bloodied blade of his machete scraping along the floor. Her promiscuous friends lie slain at her feet. Her breathing gets heavier, as do the footsteps around the corner... The helpless young victim closes her eyes and accepts her fate... but thanks to the GPS-locator in her cellphone and the four-dozen WhatsApp messages she sent members of her family via her powerful 4G connection over the last 30 minutes, the police arrive with plenty of time to rescue her and save the day. What the hell, man? This movie ended after only 15 minutes!

Review: Avengers: Age Of Ultron

21 April 2015, 8:53pm

The adventures of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are now well into double figures, meaning new additions aren't greeted with quite the same fanfare they used to be. Even though this second Avengers instalment is by some way the biggest and most spectacular movie Marvel have made to date, it's hard to argue that it has the novelty and wow factor of its predecessor. By now, we are all well acquainted with the likes of Iron Man (five movies including cameos), Captain America (four movies) and Nick Fury (five movies plus TV show Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.), as well as their fighting skills, their sense of humour and their turn-ons/offs. So while Age Of Ultron is undoubtedly a blockbuster par excellence, bursting with impeccably directed action, wit and spectacle, it is lacking the flying-by-the-seat-of-its-pants satisfaction that made Avengers Assemble such a joy. That movie was the mad and crazy experiment which worked against all odds; Ultron is another successful application of the now tried-and-tested formula.

Kevin James: rise of the pratfaller

13 April 2015, 8:16pm

25. That's how many times Kevin James falls over in Paul Blart: Mall Cop – that's an average of one pratfall every 3.5 minutes, a special kind of clumsiness usually reserved only for those with chronic inner-ear infections. But America's most unbalanced individal was clearly onto something – Paul Blart tumbled his way to a record-breaking $146m box office take in January 2009 (the first movie ever to do so with that release slot) and star Kevin James segued – pun very much intentional, thank you – that commercial success into what has so far been a lasting career. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 stumbles into cinemas this week, so it's time to take a closer look at how Kevin James pratfalled his way to stardom.

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