Monthly Archives: March 2017

New Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer!

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After making his debut as Spidey in Captain America: Civil War last year, Tom Holland gets his own Spider-Man movie this summer, playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man as a young man, returning home after his adventures with the Avengers. Marisa Tomei costars as Aunt May alongside Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Iron Man, and Michael Keaton as new foe the Vulture. The movie opens in the UK and US on July 7th, and here’s the latest trailer:

 

First trailer for Ferdinand!

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Animated adventure Ferdinand is due in UK cinemas on December 17th (December 15th in the US), and we have the first trailer for you. Inspired by the Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson book The Story Of Ferdinand, the movie tells the story of a Spanish bull who is captured and taken away from his home. Determined to get back to his family, he embarks on an adventure with some new friends. John Cena, Kate McKinnon, David Tennant and Sally Phillips are among the voice cast. Here’s the trailer, and we also have some of the characters Ferdinand gets to know, below:

 

 

 

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Debut trailer for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie!

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Hold onto your pants! Dreamworks Animation have released the first trailer for their animated adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s  hugely popular Captain Underpants books. Jordan Peele, Nick Kroll, Ed Helms and Kevin Hart are among those providing the voices for the comedy about two boys who create a new comic book hero who solves crimes in his underpants – and then hypnotise their school principal into thinking he is the real Captain Underpants.

 

The movie opens in the UK on July 28 and in the US on June 2.

 

New Molly Monster trailer

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There is a new animated movie for the youngest members of the audience coming to UK cinemas on April 21st. Molly Monster is aimed at pre-schoolers and tells the tale of Molly, a monster who learns about the true meaning of family when she sets out on a journey to be reunited with her parents, who are waiting for her new brother or sister to be hatched on Egg Island.

Here’s the trailer:

 

 

New Justice League trailer and poster

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Justice League will be coming to cinemas in November this year, and we now have the first full trailer featuring Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and their fellow crime fighters Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller):

 

 

Justice League opens in the UK and US on November 17.

8 Perfect Movies For Mother’s Day

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It’s Mother’s Day in the UK on March 26th, and to celebrate I have picked 8 gorgeous movies – all of which have a 5-star rating at Movies4Kids – to sit down and watch with mum. They are movies that both kids and grown-ups love, movies to laugh at, sing along with, or go through a whole box of tissues while watching… (click on each movie title to go to the Movies4Kids review)

 

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the Movies4Kids Mother’s Day mini movie at the end, too:

 

Edward Scissorhands

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Dianne Wiest is the mother we all wish we could be, who takes in young Edward (Johnny Depp, back when he was still cute) in this unusual, beautiful fairy tale from director Tim Burton.

 

 

 

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Unknown-1.jpegThere are so many Pixar movies that could brighten up anyone’s day (including, of course, the Toy Story and Finding Nemo movies) but this one is extra lovely, especially during the absolutely heartbreaking sequence that tells the story of grumpy old man Carl’s life with his wife Ellie.

 

 

 

The Princess Bride

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One of my favourite movies of all time, this witty, hilarious and terrifically performed romantic adventure is a timeless fairytale of good versus evil. Mandy Patinkin, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Wallace Shawn and Chris Sarandon are all unmissable.

 

 

 

 

Beauty And The Beast

main.jpgThere are lots of classic Disney animated movies that are five star films (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Dumbo, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs and Bambi among them) but with the live action adaptation currently in cinemas, I pick 1991’s pretty Beauty And The Beast as the perfect Mothering Sunday nostalgia trip.

 

 

 

Frozen

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Little girls all love this movie, but there are quite a few grown up ones who adore it too. And bet you didn’t know Mum sings ‘Let It Go’ while she is doing the vacuuming, did you?

 

 

 

 

Grease

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Say Anything

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Any mum who has seen this movie hopes their son to turn out like Lloyd (John Cusack), the protective, sincere, funny and adorable centre of this teen romance. Cusack has never been better, and there is lovely support from John Mahoney and Lili Taylor, too.

 

 

 

Big

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Tom Hanks was never more adorable than as Josh, the 12-year-old boy who wishes at a fairground to be big and wakes the next morning in the body of a grown man. New York is at its most magical in this funny, heart-warming family tale.

 

 

 

 

 

New Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul trailer

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The latest Diary Of A Wimpy Kid movie, based on the book The Long Haul, comes to UK cinemas on 20th May (19th May in US). It’s the fourth movie based on the books by Jeff Kinney, but fans will notice a little change – The Long Haul has an entirely new cast, partly because Zachary Gordon (who played Greg in the first three movies) is now 19 years old.

It’s the third Wimpy Kid movie directed by David Bowers, so expect the same mix of fun and school boy angst as Greg and his brother Roderick convince their parents (now played by Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott) to go on a road trip to their grandmother’s 90th birthday – although they secretly plan on attending a video game convention instead.

 

Here’s the trailer: