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Sneak Peek of The Dark Tower

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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:

 

Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter!

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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.

 

Jurassic World sequel – title and poster revealed

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The sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World won’t be in cinemas until June next year, but the adventure – featuring the return of cast members Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard plus (hurrah!) Jeff Goldblum reprising his role of Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park – has a title at last. It’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and you can check out the poster above.

 

And remember, you can find reviews of all the previous Jurassic Park movies (and how scary they are for kids!) at http://www.movies4kids.co.uk.

 

 

IntoFilm’s 50 Films For Kids – do you agree?

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IntoFilm, the UK education charity that seeks to put film at the heart of children’s learning, has today released a list of the 50 films every child should see before the age of 11. The list was compiled bearing in mind the impact each movie would have on a child’s intellectual, educational and emotional development, and suitability for family viewing, nostalgia and entertainment was also taken into consideration.

 

Here’s their list – what do you think? (You can also view it on the InfoFilm website at http://www.intofilm.org/msm)

One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)

The Adventures Of Tin Tin

Annie (1982)

The BFG (2016)

Babe

Beauty And The Beast (1991)

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Coraline

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

Dumbo

ET The Extra Terrestrial

Fantastic Mr Fox

Free Willy 

Frozen

The Gruffalo

Home

Hook

Hotel Transylvania

How To Train Your Dragon

The Iron Giant

Jumanji

The Jungle Book (1967)

Kubo And The Two Strings

The LEGO Movie

The Lion King

A Little Princess

The Lorax

Mary Poppins

Matilda

Nanny McPhee

The Never Ending Story

Night At The Museum

Oliver!

Paddington

The Princess Bride

The Secret Garden

Secret Life Of Pets

Shaun The Sheep The Movie

Shrek

Space Jam

Spirited Away

Star Wars A New Hope

Swallows And Amazons (2016)

Toy Story

Trolls

Up

Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

The Witches

Zootopia

 

 

It’s an interesting list, and of course, any list like this is subjective and they are bound to have missed a few favourites. So while Movies4Kids is quite surprised to see the inclusion of forgettable (and in some instances, not very good) movies like Annie, Spielberg’s The BFG, Home, Hook, The Never Ending Story, Secret Life Of Pets and Space Jam, it’s great to see older classic movies like Up, Spirited Away, The Iron Giant and The Princess Bride make the list.

 

Click on each movie in the 50 list above to go to Movies4Kids’ own review, and below are just some of our suggestions of films that should/could have been included on the list of films every kid should see before they are 11… (all are U or PG certificates unless noted).

 

 

Back To The Future

The BFG 1989

Bambi

Big (this is a 12 certificate)

The Diary Of Anne Frank

A Far Off Place

Finding Nemo

The Goonies (this is a 12 certificate)

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone

Hunt For The Wilderpeople (this is a 12 certificate)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Monsters Inc

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

The Railway Children

School Of Rock

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

 

 

Happy viewing, and remember we’ve got more than 1000 more recommendations at http://www.movies4kids.co.uk!

 

Meet ‘Bad Ape’ from War For The Planet Of The Apes

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It’s just a few weeks until the latest Planet Of The Apes movie, War For The Planet Of The Apes, roars into cinemas, and next week you’ll be able to find reviews of all the previous Planet Of The Apes movies – including the originals from the 1960s and 1970s – reviewed at http://www.movies4kids.co.uk, in readiness for the new release.

 

In the meantime, check out this clip from the new movie in which ape Caesar and his Simian brothers discover a new ape, who has escaped from a zoo. (Please note, the clip has some intense scenes so it’s not suitable for young children).

 

War For The Planet Of The Apes opens in cinemas on July 11.

 

 

New Ferdinand trailer!

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Inspired by the book by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, the animated comedy adventure Ferdinand will be coming to UK cinemas on 16th December (and 15th December in the US). It’s the story of a Spanish bull named – you guessed it – Ferdinand, who is mistaken for a dangerous beast and taken away from his home. Determined to return to his family, he sets off on an adventure of a lifetime. The movie features the voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, David Tennant and Sally Phillips, and the new trailer is below:

 

Meet Gene and Hi-5 from The Emoji Movie

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The Emoji Movie opens in UK cinemas on August 4th (and July 28th in the US), and in the meantime we have two new clips from the movie, introducing us to two of the main characters – Gene (voiced by TJ Miller) and Hi-5 (voiced by James Corden).

 

Meet Gene:

 

Meet Hi-5:

 

Don’t forget to visit http://www.movies4kids.co.uk for all the latest cinema and digital releases.