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The Boss Baby (2017)

Posted by Gui on April 7, 2017

Review 97min Genre:       Animation, Comedy, Family Director:    Tom McGrath Cast:         Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow…and more Writers:     Michael McCullers and Marla Frazee -Synopsis- Seven-year-old Tim’s idyllic life with his parents is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of a bossy baby brother who commands the attention of the household—but there’s more than meets the […]

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 8, 2017

Review 103min Genre:      Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Comic-book, Family Director:   Chris McKay Cast:        Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis…and more Writers:    Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers… more -Synopsis- Basking in his glory of the saviour of Gotham City, ‘Bruce Wayne’ is faced with his greatest challenge yet… change. Now saddled with new responsibilities and facing […]

Sing (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 26, 2017

Review 108min Genre:     Animation, Comedy, Family Directors: Christophe Lourdelet and Garth Jennings Cast:       Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane Writer:    Garth Jennings -Synopsis- With his failing family theatre threatening to go under, an enterprising Koala hatches a scheme to host a huge singing competition for the city’s animal residents. But things quickly get out of […]

Moana (2016)

Posted by Gui on December 2, 2016

Review 103min Genre:      Family, Animation, Adventure Director:   Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker… and more Cast:        Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison…more Writers:    Jared Bush, Ron Clements, Don Hall… and more -Synopsis- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho star in Disney’s animated Polynesian adventure following the exploits of a bold precocious teenager and […]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Posted by Gui on November 19, 2016

Review 133min Genre:     Family, Adventure, Fantasy Director:  David Yates Cast:       Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell…and more Writer:    J.K. Rowling -Synopsis- Inspired by her 2001 book of the same name, J.K. Rowling  turns screenwriter in this spinoff/prequel to the iconic ‘Harry Potter’ books & films; following the fortunes of “magizoologist” and former Hogwarts student “Newt […]

The Red Turtle (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 5, 2016

80min Country:   Belgium, France, Japan Genre:      Animation, Family, Fantasy, Mystery Director:   Michael Dudok de Wit Writers:    Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran  -Synopsis- Stranded on a deserted island and struggling to survive; a desperate castaway develops a rivalry with a mysterious giant red turtle, but this unlikely adversary may prove to be the key to […]

Swallows and Amazons (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 21, 2016

97min Genre:      Family, Adventure, Mystery Director:   Philippa Lowthorpe Cast:        Dane Hughes, Kelly Macdonald, Rafe Spall…and more Writers:    Andrea Gibb and Arthur Ransome -Synopsis- In wartime Britain, four young siblings turn a rural English vacation into a “pirate” adventure on the local lake island; but their fantasy meets a dose of reality when they’re caught up […]

Pete’s Dragon (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 13, 2016

Review 102min Genre:      Family, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy Director:   David Lowery Cast:        Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford…more Writers:    David Lowery, Toby Halbrooks, Malcolm Marmorstein…more -Synopsis- Disney’s 21st century re-imagining of its own classic family film recounting the story of “Pete”; a young orphan boy who’s thrown back into civilisation after living wild in a […]

Finding Dory (2016)

Posted by Gui on July 30, 2016

Review 97min Genre:       Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family Directors:   Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane Cast:         Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill…and more Writers:     Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane, Victoria Strouse…more -Synopsis- One year after helping “Marlin” find his son “Nemo” and with her capricious memory jogged; our favourite forgetful blue tang embarks on her own ocean-spanning adventure to […]

When Marnie Was There (2014)

Posted by Gui on July 29, 2016

Review 103min Genre:      Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery Director:   Hiromasa Yonebayashi Cast:        Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Susumu Terajima…and more Writers:    Joan G. Robinson, Keiko Niwa, Masashi Ando… and more -Synopsis- A demure, socially anxious and emotionally detached teenage girl is sent on a Japanese countryside stay with relatives by her adoptive mother; only to be drawn […]

The BFG (2016)

Posted by Gui on July 23, 2016

Review 117min Genre:      Family, Adventure, Fantasy Director:   Steven Spielberg Cast:        Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton…and more Writers:    Melissa Mathison and Roald Dahl… and more -Synopsis- An English orphan girl forms an unlikely bond with a friendly outcast giant who refuses to eat people like the rest of his kind, together they embark on a […]

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Posted by Gui on June 23, 2016

Review 91min Genre:       Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family Directors:   Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney Cast:         Louis C.K., Jenny Slate, Kevin Hart…and more Writers:     Ken Daurio, Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul… and more -Synopsis- In a film about what your pets get up to when you’re not around; a newly mismatched pair of city dogs are thrown into […]

Mother’s Day (2016)

Posted by Gui on June 8, 2016

Review 118min Genre:       Comedy, Drama, Romance Director:    Garry Marshall Cast:         Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Julia Roberts…and more Writers:     Anya Kochoff, Matthew Walker, Tom Hines… and more -Synopsis- Director and master of the romantic “dramedy” Garry Marshall brings us his heart-warming tribute to motherhood, with the help of an ensemble cast, in this tale of […]

The Daughter (2016)

Posted by Gui on May 27, 2016

Review 95min Genre:       Drama Director:    Simon Stone Cast:         Geoffrey Rush, Odessa Young, Miranda Otto…and more Writers:     Henrik Ibsen and Simon Stone -Synopsis- The tranquil lives of an Australian small town group of people are thrown into turmoil when someone’s long anticipated return home dredges up dark family secrets, and a truth which tears unsuspecting families […]

The Jungle Book (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 17, 2016

Review 106min Genre:      Family, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy Director:   Jon Favreau Cast:        Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Idris Elba…and more Writers:    Justin Marks & Rudyard Kipling -Synopsis- Disney’s CGI-heavy 21st century version of Rudyard Kipling’s iconic story, following the fortunes of an orphan who’s raised in the jungle by his talking animal friends in this epic fable […]

Zootropolis (aka Zootopia) (2016) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on March 23, 2016

Review 108min Genre:        Family, Adventure, Animation, Mystery Directors:    Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush Cast:          Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba…and more Writers:      Jared Bush, Phil Johnston, Rich Moore… and more -Synopsis- In a world were humans never existed and animals walk, talk and live like modern day people; a young determined bunny struggles to […]

Goosebumps (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on February 5, 2016

Review 103min Genre:      Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy Director:   Rob Letterman Cast:        Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush…and more Writers:    Darren Lemke, Scott Alexander, R.L. Stine… and more -Synopsis- After a horror author’s characters come to life and escape their books, he must team up with his daughter and their new teenage neighbour to stop these […]

The Good Dinosaur (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on November 27, 2015

Review 100min Genre:      Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western Director:   Peter Sohn Cast:        Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Elliott…and more Writers:    Peter Sohn, Erik Benson , Meg LeFauve … and more -Synopsis- In an alternate pre-history where the Dinosaurs survived and live like early humans who consider savage cave-people to be primitive critters, a timid young […]

Indie Spotlight- A Dozen Summers

Posted by Gui on August 13, 2015

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration. A Dozen Summers (2015) (English Language) 82min (UK) Genre:     Comedy, Drama, Family Director:  Kenton Hall Cast:       Scarlet Hall, Hero Hall, Kenton Hall…and more Writer:    […]

Inside Out (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on July 24, 2015

Review 94min Genre:     Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family Directors: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen Cast:       Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Richard Kind…and more Writer :   Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen, Meg LeFauve… and more From the great minds at Disney/Pixar comes an animated comedy about all of our humble minds and the little voices in our heads, […]

Minions (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on June 27, 2015

Review 91min Genre:       Family, Animation, Comedy Directors:   Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin Cast:         Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm…and more Writer :     Brian Lynch In a spin-off prequel to the hugely successful ‘Despicable Me’ films, the Minions seek a new evil master to follow after accidentally destroying their overlords throughout history, a quest which […]

Tomorrowland (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on May 23, 2015

Review 130min Genre:    Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Family Director: Brad Bird Cast:      Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie…and more Writers : Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird & Jeff Jensen A talented and tenacious teenage girl discovers a mysterious pin that gives her a glimpse of a utopia built by the good and the great of science […]

Home (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on March 14, 2015

Review 94min Genre:    Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family Director: Tim Johnson Cast:      Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin…and more Writers:  Matt Ember, Tom J. Astle , Adam Rex When a cuddly nomadic race of Aliens named the ‘Boov’ decide to settle the Earth and “re-locate” all humans to Australia, a young precocious girl named ‘Tip’ is […]

12 Films to Watch in 2015 (January to June)

Posted by Gui on December 11, 2014

Following a great and varied year of film in 2014, we break down 12 of the must-see films released in the UK and worldwide in the first half of 2015.   January   Foxcatcher Image Source: Annapurna Pictures Genre: Drama, Fact-Based UK Release: 9th of January 2015 Having been the hit of film festivals and […]

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2014 GR) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on June 19, 2014

112min Genre:    Family-Fun, Adventure, Drama Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Cast:      Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis…and more Writer:   Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant , Reif Larsen A precocious 10 year old boy-scientist escapes his dysfunctional family in rural Montana and takes an adventure across the USA to accept an award at the Smithsonian Institute for […]

The Lego Movie (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on March 14, 2014

100min Genre:      Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy Director:   Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Cast:        Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman Writers:    Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller You might not think that a movie about a popular children’s toy franchise would be full of satirical humour and social commentary but The Lego Movie […]