Coming-of-age sex thriller sci-fi comedy horror [insert genres here ad infinitum] Kaboom is a chronic mess, taking the seeds of two or three respectable films and frantically ramming them together until ninety minutes of contrived teenagery garbage squirt out the middle and leave a stain on your cardy. Avoid.
A welcome return from director Joe Dante, The Hole is another fine contribution to the ‘family horror’ genre that helped make his name. Providing both laughs and scares, it credits its child viewers with an ability that too many kids films lack; the intelligence to be treated like adults. Bringing the darkness, but keeping things light, it will entertain both youngsters and grown-ups alike. And it all comes with the added benefit of 3D. So, go on – have a little fun and face your biggest fears.