Monthly Archives: March 2012

My Chipmunk Is Bigger Than Yours…

Thinking of spending the Easter holidays on the beach, building sandcastles? Well, you probably won’t manage a creation quite as impressive as this one that appeared on Blackpool beach yesterday (29th). The sand art drawing of Alvin without  his chipmunks (commissioned to tie in with the DVD release of Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked on Monday 2nd April) is approx 165 ft in size. And kinda cute, too:

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! review

It’s the movie all your kids will be asking to go to over the school holidays, and it’s out today. Pop over to the main movies4kids site for my review of The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, and take a look at the trailer, below:


The Hunger Games review

Check out the main website for my Hunger Games review here:

And here’s a clip of the movie, out in cinemas today:



New Madagascar 3 Trailer!

Do you like to move it, move it? If so, you’ll probably want to check out the trailer below for Madagascar 3, coming to a cinema near you on October 19th! (yes, it’s a bit of a wait – especially as the US release is in June… oh, well…)

DVD Competition Winners!

The winners of the 2 recent Movies4Kids DVD competitions are listed below. DVDs will be in the post this week – congratulations!



Tuoyo Mechese-Ejegi, Brockley

Robert Ebner-Statt, North London

Dawn Dorman, Hertfordshire



Claire Hanscomb, Welwyn Garden City

Jenny Handisyde, E Sussex

Happy Mother’s Day: Meet the movies’ best mum…

It’s Mother’s Day in the UK, so I’ve been thinking about the Best Mum In The Movies. There are quite a few memorable mums – Mrs Bates in Psycho, Piper Laurie in Carrie, Demi Moore in Striptease, Julia Roberts in Erin Brokovich to name a few – who wouldn’t win best parenting awards, but when I think of kind, loving movie mums, they tend to be in weepies like Lorenzo’s Oil or Steel Magnolias and no one wants to be sad on Mother’s Day! So, after much thought, here’s my vote for the movies’ best mum. She’s tough but loving. She protects a child that isn’t her own, sacrifices herself for the greater good… and she says one of the best Mother lines in the history of movies…

“Get away from her, you bitch!”

Yes, she does leave her own daughter on earth to travel into space (though in flashbacks we see how devastated she is when she returns later than planned to find her daughter has grown old and died), but she does save the world from aliens and even throws herself into a fiery pit so the alien inside her doesn’t get out (and that’s true mummy love). Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley as the movies’ best mum. After all, who wouldn’t want a mum who could fire a gun and kick alien ass when needed?

Happy mother’s day!


John Carter reviewed today!

John Carter, the sci-fi blockbuster based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess Of Mars, is out in cinemas today and, of course, you can check out the review at movies4kids.

And here’s the trailer to whet your appetite…