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Swallows and Amazons

It’s the kind of summer adventure every kid dreams of. Their own private island where they are the masters; danger looming at every corner and they must heroically save the day and defend their turf. Swallows and Amazons is a s...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Secret Life Of Pets

On the fast track to becoming as lovable as Minions, The Secret Life of Pets is one of those triple-threat movies that hits you with the cuteness factor, grips you with a solid story and keeps you hanging on for more laughs. Tr...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book sees Disney’s continued march, re; cash-in, of turning all its classic animations into live action adaptations. With the likes of Alice In Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella already released to solid box offi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pixels

Pixels feels like a missed opportunity. And a big one at that. Classic ’80s video games (somehow) manifest themselves in our three dimensional world and come down from outer space to challenge the people of Earth/America ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Inside Out

It’s important to call Inside Out by it’s full title; Pixar’s Inside Out. Because rarely, if ever, has their been a brand name in film that is so synonymous with quality. Some could argue Marvel but they’re still new to the gam...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jurassic World

If you’d asked the multiplex hoards a few years back whether they’d like the ol’ Raptor-pack back for some gallivanting round Isla Nublar, you’d bet they’d have burst into side-splitting laughter. ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Moomins on the Riviera

It probably says something about the mindset of Finland’s filmgoers that a movie about three unemployed men setting out to find a digital TV terminal in Lapland (Lapland Odyssey) was more successful than Harry Potter And The De...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Home

Home has it all. Humour, charm, and heartfelt sentiment. Yet there’s something oddly missing in this polished buddy comedy. The Boov are well-meaning aliens who invade Earth in an attempt to hide from their mortal enemy, the Go...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

In the sea, out of the sea, up in space (or at least it seems like space, Mr Bubbles the talking Dolphin will have to confirm once he removes the nautical clan from his mouth) The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is a chaot...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Shaun the Sheep The Movie

Shaun the Sheep, like Wallace & Gromit, exists in a rose-tinted neverwhere, free from iPads, iPhones and – one suspects – indoor toilets and central heating. It’s a world where kids still wear short trousers and...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Into The Woods

Rob Marshall’s big screen treatment of Stephen Sondheim’s lavish, long musical, Into The Woods, brings a sterling cast into fairytale terrain; where the stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel and Red Riding Hood merge in an uplifting,...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Cowabunga dudes! And just like that it’s the 90’s again only (arguably) better and minus the Saturday morning PJs. With a reckless attitude towards keeping their identity secret, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles find themselves...
 
 
 
 
 
 

What We Did On Our Holiday

Anyone who’s seen an episode of Outnumbered will be well prepared for What We Did On Our Holiday. Creators Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin have taken the show’s formula – a hopelessly disorganised family with three amusingly sharp...
 
 
 
 
 
 

How To Train Your Dragon 2

For any sequel, measuring up to the success of the first is always tricky but writer/director Dean DeBlois may just have a winning formula on his hands with How to Train Your Dragon 2. Set five years after the original movie Hi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chef

Perhaps a touch indulgent, definitely sentimental, Chef brings you the story of Carl Casper on his tornado of decline from promising leading cook to destitute internet joke; all the time ignoring his young son, adorably played ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Muppets Most Wanted

Kermit and company return for a bizarre, frantic and pretty fun sequel to 2011’s The Muppets film, with this spring’s Muppets Most Wanted. Arriving literally seconds after the original’s musical finale, we join the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is an update on Peabody’s Improbable History, a segment on the animated Rocky & Bullwinkle Show from the 1950s and 60s created by Jay Ward.  Not much has been done with the characters since t...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frozen

If Disney’s Frozen has a single problem, it’s under/mis-marketing.  Most of the posters and trailers, focusing on the more “buddy movie” moments and on comic relief snowman Olaf (Josh Gad), will give com...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

The wrath of the young adult franchise continues with Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, the second and clearly not last instalment in Fox’s big screen treatment of Rick Riordan’s demi god series. Those that have not seen its pred...