Sing!

TARON EGERTON is Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies, in the event film “Sing,” from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures.

If you’ve been one to enjoy watching the voice, dance, and talent competitions that have aired on TV for a number of years, you’ll love this animation film that is gone completely animal! And you’ll not only enjoy the story, but the film features 65 hit songs and some popular stars such as Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Tori Kelly. Continue reading

Moana

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped—and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. Continue reading

Queen of Katwe

1_blogHave you ever played chess before? If you know the rules of the game, you would especially enjoy watching a movie about it! Queen of Katwe is based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi. Phiona becomes a famous chess player in not only Uganda, where she is from, but also in the world. Her impressive story is in theaters now!

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The Wild Life

090916_2Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe written in 1719. It is one of the most widely published books in history. The story is of Robinson Crusoe who spent thirty years living on an isolated island. It was based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island. That’s why a lot of people believed that the story was non-fiction and a travelogue of true incidents. Robinson Crusoe is very long book to read but very interesting! The Wild Life is a fun twist on this famous book!

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Kubo

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An amazing Japanese fantasy movie is coming out August 19th! Kubo and the Two Strings is an American 3D stop-motion action adventure film. Continue reading

Pete’s Dragon

150816_1Believing in the existence of fairies, magic—and dragons has always been a fascinating topic for youth. Pete’s Dragon is a story of a boy and a green dragon. This movie is a remake of the 1977 film of the same name by Disney. If you are interested, watch both movies and see the difference in the story and special effects as compared to almost 40 years ago! Continue reading

The Secret Life of Pets

080816_1Do you have any pets? When you aren’t home, do you know what they are doing with their time? If you’re curious, then head to the cinema and watch The Secret Life of Pets. With this film having the same producers as Minions, there is a new Minions film to enjoy before the movie. So you can watch two fun animations at the same time!

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The BFG

bfg_1The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Ronald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic The BFG to life. Directed by Spielberg, The BFG tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Continue reading

Finding Dory

doryFinding Dory is the sequel to Finding Nemo that came out in 2003, 13 years ago! Yes, it’s been a while. Finding Nemo won best animated feature and it was the first Pixar movie to win the award. Even though Dory was already designed for Finding Nemo, filmmakers had to bring her design into current technology in order to use it. They wanted to keep enough of the specific shapes and expressions that the fans would recognize as Dory, so the artists put images from the first movie side by side with the new images they were creating, to ensure they got it right! See more fun facts below!

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Against the Wild 2

Against the Wild 2Movie Review by Jana, Age 13

Against the Wild 2 – Survive the Serengeti, is a great family movie featuring beautiful scenes of Africa’s wildlife and dry landscape. Filled with suspense, family love and a bit of humor, this is the perfect weekend movie. It stars the young talent of Ella Ballentine and Jeri Ryan, of Star Trek. My favorite part of the movie was when the lions came to attack Emma and Ryan, and Ryan was brave and kept them away with the flame torches.

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