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Various Artists - Miss Congeniality 1 & 2 - 2-Disc Limited Edition (DVD): Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt,... Various Artists - Miss Congeniality 1 & 2 - 2-Disc Limited Edition (DVD)
Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, … 1
R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A double-helping of Sandra Bullock comedies. In 'Miss Congeniality' (2000), when the Miss United States beauty pageant receives a threat from a notorious criminal, hardnosed FBI agent Gracie Hart (Bullock) is assigned to go undercover as a contestant in the competition and track him down. Gracie is none too happy about this, and when top expert Victor Melling (Michael Caine) arrives to help transform her from a tomboy into a convincingly elegant Miss New Jersey, she proves to be a most difficult student. Nevertheless, after Gracie enters the pageant, she soon forms a strong bond with her fellow contestants, and begins to worry for their safety as the killer continues to elude arrest. In the sequel, 'Miss Congeniality 2' (2005), things haven't been going so well for Gracie lately. Reeling from a broken romance and frustrated to find her newfound fame is jeopardizing the undercover work she loves, Gracie reluctantly agrees to serve the Bureau in the only way possible: coifed and styled for the talk show circuit as 'the face of the FBI'. Though resistant at first, she soon warms to the attention and it's not long before she's getting into her new role a little too much. Her new partner Sam Fuller (Regina King), a tough, ambitious agent who is clearly not her biggest fan, is the first to point out that the pampered Bureau star is turning into FBI Barbie. But when Gracie's best friend, pageant winner Cheryl Frazier (Heather Burns), and emcee Stan Fields (William Shatner), are kidnapped in Las Vegas, Gracie's crime-fighting instincts kick back in. Not wanting to risk losing their greatest PR asset, the FBI top brass forbid her to get involved and charge Sam with keeping her in line. But when it comes to breaking a difficult case and helping her friends, there's nothing Gracie won't do.

Prayers for Bobby (DVD): Sigourney Weaver, Ryan Kelley, Henry Czerny, Austin Nichols, Carly Schroeder, Daniel Butler Prayers for Bobby (DVD)
Sigourney Weaver, Ryan Kelley, Henry Czerny, Austin Nichols, Carly Schroeder, … 3
R99 Discovery Miles 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sigourney Weaver stars in this made-for-TV drama as a mother trying to come to terms with her son's sexuality. Mary Griffith is a Christian who is devoted to following her church's rigid interpretation of the Bible. When Mary learns that her son Bobby (Ryan Kelley) is gay she refuses to accept his homosexuality and believes that through psychiatry and religion he can be 'cured'. At first Bobby goes along with his mother's plan but he soon becomes deeply depressed and eventually commits suicide. In the aftermath of his death, Mary begins to question her faith. Will she finally be able to accept her son for who he was?

Blood Lyrics - Poems (Paperback): Katie Ford Blood Lyrics - Poems (Paperback)
Katie Ford
R327 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R20 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Katie Ford's is a finely-wrought lyrical beauty, a poetry of detail and care, but she has set it within an epic arc." --"Poetry
""I lie still, play dead, am delivered decree:
our daughter weighs seven hundred dimes,
paperclips, teaspoons of sugar,
this child of grams
for which the good nurse
laid out her studies
as a coin purse
into which our tiny wealth clinked,
our daughter spilling almost
to the floor.
"--from "Of a Child Early Born"
In Katie Ford's third collection, she sets her music into lyrics wrung from the world's dangers. "Blood Lyrics" is a mother's song, one seared with the knowledge that her country wages long, aching wars in which not all lives are equal. There is beauty imparted, too, but it arrives at a cost: "Don't say it's the beautiful / I praise," Ford writes. "I praise the human, / gutted and rising."

To Live For/Deep in My Heart (DVD): Nancy Travis, Scott Bairstow, Jamie Renee Smith, James Karen, Holland Taylor, Alessandra... To Live For/Deep in My Heart (DVD)
Nancy Travis, Scott Bairstow, Jamie Renee Smith, James Karen, Holland Taylor, … 1
R99 Discovery Miles 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Double-bill of made-for-TV family dramas. In 'To Live For' (1999) after discovering she has cancer, Susan Allen (Nancy Travis) decides to spend what time she has left living life to the fullest with her ten-year-old daughter Carson (Jamie Renee Smith). She also has to make the agonising decision where to 'place' Carson after her death. Into this situation comes the irresistible stranger Michael Blake (Scott Bairstow), and, despite her initial reluctance, Susan finds out that it's never too late to fall in love. 'Deep in My Heart' (1999) follows an adopted woman's search for her roots. After being placed for adoption as a child, Barbara Ann Williams (Gloria Reuben) decides to trace her biological mother when she is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. As she struggles to unravel the trail of her life, she discovers that her birth mother Gerry Cummins (Anne Bancroft), a white woman, was raped by a black man in the early 1960s.

If You Have to Go - Poems (Paperback): Katie Ford If You Have to Go - Poems (Paperback)
Katie Ford
R320 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R22 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Deposition (Paperback): Katie Ford Deposition (Paperback)
Katie Ford
R291 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R18 (6%) Out of stock

Poet Katie Ford's debut collection confronts God in a language as shifting and ecstatic as divine encounter
This comes out of folklore.
Invented because tenderness at times
must be written in. There was a woman.
There was a cross. But in fact
they have hung him too high
to be touched.
--from "A Woman Wipes the Face of Jesus"

Colosseum - Poems (Paperback): Katie Ford Colosseum - Poems (Paperback)
Katie Ford
R306 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R20 (7%) Out of stock

The visceral new work by Katie Ford, whose poems "possess the veiled brilliance of stained glass windows seen at night" ("The New York Times Book Review")
If you respect the dead
and recall where they died
by this time tomorrow
there will be nowhere to walk.
--"Earth" With gravity and resplendence, "Colosseum" confronts ruin in the ancient world and in the living moment, from historical accounts and from firsthand experience. Displaced from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Katie Ford returns this powerful report attesting to the storm's ferocity and its aftershock. Ford examines other catastrophes--those biblical, obscured by time, and those that play out daily, irrefutably, in the media. "Colosseum" is an essential, moving book in its insistence that our fates are intertwined and that devastation does not discriminate.

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