Monthly Archives: February 2017

RIP Bill Paxton

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Very sad news today – actor Bill Paxton has died, aged 61. While he is best known for roles in “grown-up” movies, from Aliens (“Game over, man. Game over!”) and the superb vampire movie Near Dark to memorable performances in Tombstone, Apollo 13, Titanic and Twister, Bill also appeared in a few kids’ films. He was Dinky Winks in two of the Spy Kids films and Jeff Tracy in the live action Thunderbirds movie, but the role that is our favourite has to be his lead performance in the adorable Mighty Joe Young.

 

New Kong: Skull Island clips!

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Can’t wait for Kong: Skull Island to open on March 9th? We’ve got three new clips from the King Kong origin story that stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C Reilly to keep you going until the movie is in cinemas…

 

 

 

Fun with The Boss Baby…

 

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DreamWorks Animation is releasing The Boss Baby animated comedy on April 1st, and we’ve got some fun activity sheets for you to print off for kids to enjoy, ready for the movie’s release. Just click on the small images below for printable versions, and also check out the movie’s trailer featuring Alec Baldwin as the voice of the baby who disrupts the life of seven year old Tim…

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The Han Solo Star Wars story begins…

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It’s official – the as-yet-untitled, young Han Solo movie has begun production at Pinewood Studios in England.

 

Set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, the movie will follow the adventures of young Han and his hirsute pal Chewbacca, and stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, along with Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are the co-directors for the movie, which is scheduled for release in May 2018…

 

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Which Great Wall warrior are you?

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Action packed adventure The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, is in cinemas from today (Friday 17th February).

 

The film tells the story of an elite force of warriors making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure, as it is attacked from a swarm of seemingly unstoppable monsters. Click here for the movies4kids review.

 

To celebrate the release of The Great Wall, get to know the film’s characters with our warrior quiz….

 

What is your choice of warrior weapon?

A – Bow and Arrow

B – A Protective Shield

C – A Sharp Spear

 

Which colour would you pick for your armour?

A – Heroic Red

B – Bold Brass

C – Brave Blue

 

Which mythical creature would you most like to defend your country against?

A – A White Serpent

B – A Shenlong Dragon

C – A Deadly Taotie

 

In a battle, who would you save first?

A – Your Best Friend

B – Yourself

C – Your Country

 

 

Mostly As – William Garn

 

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Although you do not fight for one particular flag, you know the importance of trust and team work.

 

 

 

Mostly Bs – Pero Tovar

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You will do anything to protect your brothers, but when push comes to shove you will do what’s necessary to save yourself.

 

 

 

Mostly Cs – Commander Lin Mei

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You are a fiercely strong leader with a team of dedicated followers who you will lead to victory.

 

Watch the warriors in action, as The Great Wall arrives in UK cinemas today.

New Kong: Skull Island images

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We’re counting the days until the release of Kong: Skull Island (it opens on March 9th) and now some images from the film have been revealed, we’re looking forward to the movie even more. The movie re-imagines the King Kong story, sending a team of explorers to an uncharted island in the Pacific that turns out to be the home of the legendary Kong. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C Reilly star.

 

Check out the new images, and the trailer, below:

 

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day… from Boss Baby

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Animated comedy The Boss Baby, featuring the voice of Alec Baldwin (yeah!) as the suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying little cutie, opens in the UK on April 1st. Check out his Valentine’s message below, and – as you’d expect from a smart, 21st century baby, he also has a vlog and you can see the first two instalments here, too.