Monthly Archives: May 2016

Ice Age: Collision Course fun!

Ice Age Collision Course Teaser Quad


The new Ice Age movie, Collision Course, comes to UK cinemas on 15th July, but in the meantime we have some fun activity sheets from the movie to keep the kids amused over the school holidays next week!

Click on the pages below for printable versions, and scroll down for the trailer…














Nine Lives – new trailer



Kevin Spacey is the businessman who finds himself trapped inside the body of the family cat in the comedy Nine Lives, which opens in UK cinemas on August 5th. Check out the trailer – we can’t wait!


New Finding Dory trailer



Our favourite character from Finding Nemo, forgetful fish Dory (as voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) gets her own movie this summer, and here’s the latest trailer.


Finding Dory opens in the UK on July 29, and also features the voices of Albert Brooks, returning as Marlin, and Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy as Dory’s mum and dad.


Just keep swimming…


Sing – new trailer

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The creators of Despicable Me and Minions have a new movie out in January 2o17 called Sing – and we have the brand new trailer.


Matthew McConaughey, Reece Witherspoon, Seth McFarlane, Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton are among those providing the voices in this animated tale about animals entering a singing competition, organised by koala Buster Moon (McConaughey), who is trying to save his failing theatre.




Beauty And The Beast: first look



Following on from the success of Cinderella and The Jungle Book, Disney is releasing a live action retelling of Beauty And The Beast next year, starring Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as The Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere the candelabra and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the clock.


The movie opens in the UK on March 17th 2017, and here is the first trailer:


Movie of the week – Sing Street



Our pick of the week, Sing Street, opens in UK cinemas today, and to celebrate, some of the cast went busking in London and we have a clip:


For more information about the movie, click HERE for the movies4kids review, and we have a clip from the movie below, too:


The Best – and Worst – Movies based on Video Games


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Warcraft: The Beginning – in cinemas May 30


There are two movies based on video games in cinemas already this month – Ratchet & Clank and The Angry Birds Movie – with the highly anticipated Warcraft: The Beginning to follow on May 30.


And there’s more to come – Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, opens in December, and in 2017 look out for movies based on Uncharted and Sly Cooper. There are also Minecraft and Sonic The Hedgehog movies in development, while games producer Nintendo has announced they are looking to partner with movie studios to turn some of their games into films.


None of the makers of these movies seem to be put off by the fact that, historically, most films based on video games are pretty awful (yes, we mean you, Super Mario Bros). Below, we take a look at some of the best and worst of the family friendly games movies (we’ve omitted the 18 certificate movies based on games like Resident Evil, Doom, Silent Hill, Hitman and Max Payne) you can catch up with while you are counting down the days to the release of Warcraft: The Beginning…(check below for a new clip from the movie, too).





Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Angelina Jolie is Lara Croft, complete with plummy accent in this Indiana Jones-lite adventure. Look out for 007 himself, Daniel Craig, as her hunky rival.




The Angry Birds Movie

Only Red is really angry, but the rest of the birds get reasonably steamed up when green piggies arrive on their island in this fun animation.




Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Visually stunning, this 2001 sci-fi adventure was one of the first to feature photo-realistic digital characters. The plot’s pretty okay, too.




Prince Of Persia

Yes, Jake Gyllenhaal is horrendously miscast as the Persian warrior running around with the Dagger of Time, but the effects are impressive and has some really fun bits, too.




Ratchet & Clank

A wombat-looking creature and a defective robot may have to save the galaxy in this animated adventure based on the platform game.








Super Mario Bros

So bad it is almost legendary, this live action 1993 movie has Bob Hoskins as plumber Mario and John Leguizamo as Luigi rescuing the Princess from evil King Koopa (Dennis Hopper).




Street Fighter

The street fighting game was translated to the screen in 1994 with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kylie Minogue. Yes, really.




Mortal Kombat

Christopher Lambert starred in this 1995 action fantasy about martial artists competing in a tournament that will decide the fate of the world if we can all stay awake long enough.



Wing Commander

We like Freddie Prinze Jr, but how on earth thought he could lead a sci-fi movie about a group of pilots trying to stop the destruction of the universe?






Warcraft: The Beginning

The Lord Of The Rings-like trailer has already got us excited for this tale of orcs, battles and bravery from Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones.