Childrens

Wolfwalkers – Undoubtedly one of the best animated movies of the year

Wolfwalkers premieres on Apple TV+ December 11th, 2020 The year is 1650, the place Kilkenny, Ireland, where Oliver Cromwell’s puritanical subjugation of the Irish is well underway. With villages controlled through the iron-like grip of the English, slowly growing into towns; eating the once ancient woodland around them. It is here where we meet Bill (Sean Bean) a robust, northern …

The Witches are coming this Halloween

Warner Bros. will make Robert Zemeckis’s reimagined “Roald Dahl’s The Witches” available to rent on Premium Video On Demand (PVOD) in the UK from 26th October, just in time for Halloween. The film will be available to watch instantly for a 48-hour rental from participating digital retailers. Reimagining the beloved Roald Dahl story for a modern audience, Robert Zemeckis’s visually …

Max Winslow arrives in cinemas for half term

Munro Films will be releasing spooky family sci-fi Max Winslow And The House of Secrets (cert 12A) on October 23rd in time for school UK school half term. The film was released in Scotland on Friday to coincide with earlier half terms and will have showings from this Friday at Showcase Nottingham, Showcase Leicester and Savoy Nottingham. Starring Sydne Mikelle …

Kids Mix (Autumn 2020) ParaNorman / Casper / Alpha / Labyrinth

Every quarter we bring you four top picks for younger viewers. Kids Mix Autumn 2020 features ParaNorman (PG), Alpha (PG), Casper (PG) and Labyrinth (U). ParaNorman (2012) Let me start this review by proclaiming my love for stop motion animation and its ability to pull you into new worlds with divine characters. From Isle of Dogs to My Life As …

DC FanDome now a massive two-part global event

DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes on Saturday 22nd August DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on Saturday 12th September This just in: DC FanDome — the first-of-its-kind virtual experience for DC superfans globally — became too massive to contain in the four dimensions of only a single day on Earth-Prime! With DC realising that not even The Flash could get through the entire …

Pinocchio – A fantastical and magical return to the Collodi classic

This review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Vertigo Releasing In 1883 Italian writer Carlo Collodi published The Adventures of Pinocchio; a magical wooden puppet desperate to become a real boy. The rural poverty of Tuscany and emerging industrialisation of Italy sitting at the heart of a story embedded in social change. Since that first publication, …

Muppets Now: Kermit and company stream their way back into hearts

It’s hard to believe that Kermit and co have lacked a dedicated TV presence ever since the first and only series of The Muppets on ABC back in 2015. I loved the mockumentary series, but alas its never found a dedicated audience, skirting between kids and adult comedy in a slightly confused manner. But, thankfully the good folk at Disney …

Kids Mix Summer 2020 – Think Like a Dog / Teen Titans / Onward / Horrible Histories

Every quarter we bring you four top picks for younger viewers. Kids Mix Summer 2020 features Think Like a Dog (PG), Teen Titans Go! to the Movies (PG), Onward (U) and Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans (PG) Think Like a Dog (2020) Director: Gil Junger Cast: Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Gabriel Bateman, Minghao Hou, Kunal Nayyar  Any dog owner who loves their furry …

Artemis Fowl – A young criminal mastermind lost in action

It has taken nearly 20 years for Eoin Colfer’s young criminal mastermind ‘Artemis Fowl’ to make it to our screens. His arrival suffering numerous production problems, ranging from fall of the Weinstein empire to Disney’s acquisition of Fox. Therefore the announcement that Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation was heading to straight to Disney + was not a surprise. Especially after the critical …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Waiting for Anya

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel, first published in 1990. Director Ben Cookson navigates the tightrope of bringing holocaust drama to children’s orientated filmmaking. While embracing the challenge of filming entirely on location. With the French mountain village at the centre of Morpurgo’s book, providing an important backdrop to the narrative. Creating a film that excels in both visual style and …