War For The Planet Of The Apes is in cinemas really, really soon (July 11th in the UK and three days later in the US) and while we count the days, Twentieth Century Fox have released a terrific new clip that shows the motion capture transforming actor Andy Serkis into ape Caesar.
The third of the 21st century Planet Of The Apes movies, War For The Planet Of The Apes follows Caesar’s story as he and his fellow apes rise up against man in an epic battle.
Don’t forget to visit http://www.movies4kids.co.uk for a review of the new movie, alongside reviews of all the previous Planet Of The Apes movies, from the 1968 classic to the present day.
Jumanji – a follow up to the 1995 Robin Williams movie, this isn’t a remake – is to be released in cinemas in December this year. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan, the adventure movie boasts a new twist on the original story. This time, a group of four teenagers discover an old video game and decide to play it (uh-oh) and find themselves sucked into the game, appearing in the bodies of the game’s avatars.
Here’s the trailer, and you can read a review of the original Jumanji movie at Movies4Kids here.
Get ready for super-cuteness – there is a new My Little Pony movie coming to cinemas this autumn. Released on October 20th in the UK, the movie boasts some very impressive actors providing the voices including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Pena, Taye Diggs and Zoe Saldana.
A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and so the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Applejack and Rarity – embark on an adventure to save their Equestria home.
Here’s the trailer:
Movies4Kids is very sad to hear that Michael Bond, the creator of adorable Paddington Bear, has died at the age of 91.
The first book to feature the marmalade-loving bear, A Bear Called Paddington (see the clip of Hugh Bonneville reading the story, below), was published in 1958. Michael Bond got the idea for the character after staring at a teddy bear on his bookshelf, as he told The Independent on the 50th anniversary of Paddington back in 2008. “I bought a small toy bear on Christmas Eve 1956. I saw it left on the shelf in a London store and felt sorry for it. I took it home as a present for my wife Brenda and named it Paddington as we were living near Paddington Station at the time. I wrote some stories about the bear… and after 10 days I found that I had a book on my hands.”
In the years since then, Michael wrote more than 20 Paddington books, and there have been three TV series – the classic 1975 series narrated by Michael Hordern, a Hanna-Barbera series in 1989 and 1997’s The Adventures Of Paddington Bear and, of course, the adorable 2014 movie Paddington (Paddington 2 will be released in November this year).
Here are some Paddington moments to celebrate Michael Bond and his wonderful creation:
The Emoji Movie opens in UK cinemas on August 4th and in the US on July 28th, and tells the story of an Emoji named Gene (voiced by TJ Miller), the only one of his kind who has multiple expressions. Wanting to become ‘normal’ like everyone else, he enlists the help of his friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and code breaker Jail Break (Anna Faris) in the animated adventure.
Here’s the new trailer:
The Dark Tower – based on the Stephen King fantasy series of novels – is one of the most eagerly awaited movies of the year. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, it’s the story of another world in which the last gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Elba) is locked in an eternal battle with the Man In Black (McConaughey). Deschain is determined to protect the Dark Tower, the one thing that holds the universe together. The movie opens on August 18th in the UK and August 4th in the US, and here’s an early look at the adventure to come:
Yes, it is really 20 years since talented author JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, was first published in the UK. Since then, there have been six more books in the series, eight movies, The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter US theme parks, the UK studio tour (https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk), the two-part West End play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, spin-off books and movies (including Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them) and merchandise from games to wands. JK Rowling created a truly magical universe for adults and children alike, and we wish her many more literary successes, and many happy returns on this special anniversary.
Check out the trailers for each movie below and click on the movie title to go straight to the Movies4Kids review.
Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part One
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part Two
For more on JK Rowling’s Harry Potter universe, visit the website http://www.pottermore.com.