Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Results!

Thank you for your votes, comments, emails and tweets – now here are the results of the 2012 Movies4Kids Awards! 

(I have put my own personal choices in italics after the winners)

BEST TEEN MOVIE: The Inbetweeners tied with Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1

(I choose Fright Night)

 

BEST BLOCKBUSTER: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

(I agree, though I thought Tintin was pretty great, too)

 

BEST FAMILY MOVIE: The Muppets

(I’d choose Dolphin Tale)

 

BEST ANIMATED MOVIE: Puss In Boots

(Arthur Christmas)

 

BEST ACTOR: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)

(Andy Serkis for Tintin)

 

BEST ACTRESS: Felicity Jones (Albatross, Chalet Girl)

(yes!)

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NON-HUMAN: Joey the horse (War Horse)

(Winter the dolphin)

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE: Johnny Depp (Rango)

(yes!)

 

BEST CHILD PERFORMANCE: Theo Stevenson (Horrid Henry)

(Joel Courtney for Super 8)

Welcome To The 2012 Movies4Kids Awards!

On Sunday night all of Hollywood will be holding its breath as the Academy Awards are announced (you can catch the whole thing in the UK in the middle of the night on Sky Premiere), so to celebrate such a glittering night, I’m having my own awards here at Movies4Kids and even better, you get to vote!

I’ve read through all the reviews published on Movies4Kids between February 2011 and February 2012, and below are a selection of categories such as Best Teen Movie, Best Animated Movie and Best Performance By A Non-Human. There are nominations for each category, so take a look and then let me know who you think should win! You can comment below or let me know via Twitter (@movies4kids).

The winners will be announced next Tuesday, 28th February. So get voting…

 

BEST TEEN MOVIE

I Am Number Four

Chalet Girl

Submarine

Red Riding Hood

Prom

The Inbetweeners

Fright Night

Albatross

Footloose

Twilight: Breaking Dawn part 1

 

BEST BLOCKBUSTER

Thor

X-Men: First Class

Green Lantern

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows part 2

Captain America

Super 8

Adventures of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn

 

BEST FAMILY MOVIE

Horrid Henry

Mr Popper’s Penguins

The Smurfs

The Muppets

Johnny English Reborn

Dolphin Tale

Hugo

War Horse

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Journey 2: Mysterious Island

 

BEST ANIMATED MOVIE

Rango

Gnomeo And Juliet

Hop

Rio

Kung Fu Panda 2

Cars 2

Arrietty

Arthur Christmas

Happy Feet 2

Puss In Boots

 

BEST ACTOR

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)

Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

Jason Segel (The Muppets)

Craig Roberts (Submarine)

Andy Serkis (Tintin)

Michael Fassbender (X-Men First Class)

 

BEST ACTRESS

Felicity Jones (Albatross, Chalet Girl)

Jessica Brown Findlay (Albatross)

Amy Adams (The Muppets)

Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men First Class)

Hayley Atwell (Captain America)

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NON-HUMAN

Kermit (The Muppets)

Walter (The Muppets)

Winter the dolphin (Dolphin Tale)

Joey the horse (War Horse)

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE

Smurfette – voice by Katy Perry (The Smurfs)

Finn McMissile – voice by Michael Caine (Cars 2)

Rango – voice by Johnny Depp (Rango)

Gnomeo – voice by James McAvoy (Gnomeo And Juliet)

E.B – voice by Russell Brand (Hop)

Arthur – voice by James McAvoy (Arthur Christmas)

 

BEST CHILD PERFORMANCE

Asa Butterfield (Hugo)

Joel Courtney (Super 8)

Elle Fanning (Super 8)

Chloe Grace Moretz (Hugo)

Theo Stevenson (Horrid Henry)

Nathan Gamble (Dolphin Tale)


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Half Term Helper!

Not sure what movie to take the kids to over this half term week? Here’s my list of the movies out there in cinemas – in best to worst order:

1) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – mums, it has The Rock in it. And his manly chest. Kids, it’s fun, not scary, and a great adventure for the over-5s… Movies4Kids review: Journey 2

 

2) The Muppets – one for all ages but grown-ups will love it the most. Movies4Kids review: The Muppets

 

 

 

3) War Horse – if it’s still on at your local, this is a weepie the whole family can sob through. For over 8s, though, as younger kids may find some of the scenes too upsetting. Movies4Kids review: War Horse.

If it’s no longer on, Big Miracle (Drew Barrymore saving the whales) isn’t bad either. Movies4Kids review: Big Miracle

4) A Monster In Paris – not the best animated movie by any means, but cute enough. Very little ones may find the human-sized flea too frightening. Movies4Kids review: Monster In Paris

 

5) The Phantom Menace in 3D – The 3D is not worth the extra ticket price and the movie hasn’t improved over time. But if your child loves all things Star Wars, and hasn’t seen this on the big screen, it’s still impressive to look at even if the story (especially the tax stuff) is duller than Obi-Wan’s mud-brown robes… Movies4Kids review: Phantom Menace

 

Have a great half term… and don’t forget to enter the Movies4Kids Dolphin Tale DVD competition!

Win DOLPHIN TALE DVDs!

Win! Dolphin Tale DVDs!

©2012 Alcon Film Fund, LLC. All rights reserved.

To celebrate the release of “Dolphin Tale”, available on 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM Triple Play, DVD and Digital Download from 13th February, Movies4Kids is offering three lucky winners the chance to win a copy of “Dolphin Tale” on DVD!

Dive into the heartwarming, inspiring story of Winter the dolphin in “Dolphin Tale,” starring Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman, Alcon Entertainment’s “Dolphin Tale” is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate people who banded together to save her life. “Dolphin Tale” is an uplifting, fun adventure about the healing bonds of family, both human and animal.

A young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Losing her tail may cost Winter her life. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle—a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help thousands of people around the world.

The real Winter, who plays herself in Dolphin Tale,” today serves as a symbol of courage and hope to millions of people—especially those facing their own physical challenges—who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation.

Dolphin Tale arrives onto 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray Triple Play, DVD and Digital Download on 13th February 2012

For your chance of winning “Dolphin Tale” on DVD, answer this simple question:

In Dolphin Tale”, a dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail and triggering a remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation. What is the dolphin called?

Winter

Spring

Summer

There are two ways to enter.

1)   BY EMAIL

Email your answer to the above question, along with your name and address to: movies4kidsUK@gmail.com

2)   VIA TWITTER

Tweet the answer, plus ‘Dolphin Tale Competition at Movies4Kids.co.uk’ to @movies4kids

The closing date for the competition is 24th February 2012.

Terms and Conditions:

Competition is open to UK residents only. No cash alternative is available. Please allow up to 28 days prize delivery from competition close date.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace… in 3D

The Phantom Menace is out in cinemas today in 3D for the first time. Which gives me the perfect opportunity to direct you to my movies4kids review, and air my disappointment at George Lucas’s prequel one more time!

Check out the review here: Phantom Menace

And the trailer here:

 

 

Happy 80th Birthday John Williams