Kids & teens

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue – A Review

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue – A Review

Feel-good tunes, colourful characters and slick graphics ensure Planes 2 is certainly worth a watch. Balancing jokes aimed at adults as well as the kids, this is fun for the whole family. Planes 2 is set in the skies above the world of Disney’s Cars. If you have seen Planes (1) then you’ll be...

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Swallows and Amazons – 40th Anniversary Blu Ray

Swallows and Amazons – 40th Anniversary Blu Ray

Swallows and Amazons is rather jolly from the outset. It follows the four Walker children on their summer holidays in a remarkably sunny Lake District. "Just look at the scenery!" one of them exclaims while looking out of the train window. "Wow! It's not raining," I thought. The kids may be aged from six to 14,...

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – Review

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – Review

Following on from the classic tale The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Signature Entertainment have brought to life a feature-length musical animated adventure that gets off to a shaky start, but ultimately won this reviewer over. Want to know what happened after Dorothy Gale returned to Kansas? You'll find out in...

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Frozen – Review

Frozen – Review

Having grown up during the Disney Renaissance – the period between 1989 and 1999 when animated Disney Classics dominated – I'll admit to still watching and anticipating new releases. From the makers of Tangled (which underwhelmed me a bit, if I'm honest), Frozen is back on form, a watered down adaptation of...

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Saving Santa – Review

Saving Santa – Review

If cheery singing elves and a talking reindeer can’t get you in the Christmas spirit, then nothing will. Saving Santa combines cheesy songs with a simple storyline, all wrapped up with Christmas cheer making for a truly festive family film. Bernard (voiced by Martin Freeman) is a round-stomached,...

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Dear Dracula – Review

Dear Dracula – Review

There is quite the fascination with taming classic monsters on screen these days. Gone are the days we would cower behind the sofa from Christopher Lee's Count Dracula. Children's entertainment is turning the most famous bloodsucker in the world into a character we can understand; Dracula is becoming someone...

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Once Upon A Song – Review

Once Upon A Song – Review

Once Upon A Song has everything a typical chick flick needs - it has plenty of catchy songs, a great dance routine and most importantly, a hot guy to gawp over. Between the saccharine-rich,  yet catchy,  songs, the witty script actually makes you laugh out loud. This sickly-sweet musical will leave you feeling...

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Enid Blyton’s Famous Five – DVD Review

Enid Blyton’s Famous Five – DVD Review

Not ones for staying out of trouble, the Famous Five are made up of siblings Julian, Dick and Anne, their tomboy cousin George and her dog Timmy. The quintet are reunited every holiday, when the siblings visit their aunt Fanny and Uncle Quentin in the seaside village of Kirrin. Popular children's author...

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The Hunger Games – Review

The Hunger Games – Review

The science fiction genre of late has been filled with attempts that barely exceed our expectations. Luckily The Hunger Games, with its clever commentary on reality TV and the desensitization of violence, might just be the film we've been waiting for. Directed by Gary Ross, fans and new audiences can expect an...

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Arthur Christmas – Review

Arthur Christmas – Review

Ninja elves, a Santa spaceship and a crazy old man riding in a wheelie bin that's being dragged along by a retired reindeer, may not be what you are expecting in a typical Christmas comedy, but this is what makes Arthur Christmas so unique and funny. Arthur Christmas is a fun and festive film, perfect...

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