Africa United is an uplifting and critically acclaimed film about a bunch of kids in Africa who will do just about anything to play in the World Cup. It would put a smile on even Christian Bale’s face… and we have 3 DVDs to give away! Competition ends 10 March 2011
Legend of the Guardians is a CGI fantasy kids film featuring a war between owl empires. Starring Australians, directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and based on a novel, this is a quirky cinematic treat worth paying the IMAX ticket price for. Did we mention it features owls?
The heat is on to be the best gosh darn villain the world has ever seen. And when your competition is out nicking the Egyptian pyramids and other great wonders of the world, you know you’ve got to up your game. So Gru sorts himself out with the ultimate secret weapon in his grand master scheme; three orphan girls. And before you get the wrong idea, he doesn’t put them through an intensive training course and turn them into child soldiers, rather, he uses the power of cookie selling to get the ball a-rolling.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a magical car with more sass than KITT and more aplomb than Herbie – it’s the best magical car by far. This heartwarmingly anarchic musical is now available to buy as a Blu-Ray DVD combo set – ideal to bring colour and vitality to a wet Sunday afternoon.
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.
What happens if you’re a minor league hockey player who’s had his dreams dashed one too many times? Julie Andrews will turn you into a tooth fairy, that’s what. For two weeks, Dwayne “Tooth Fairy” (sorry, “The Rock”) Johnson has to turn good guy and teach positivity sprinkled with fairy dust to a troubled family. This lightweight comedy is strictly for the kids, but you know what? Don’t be a hater, yo. The kids are alright.
Cute and cuddly woodland creatures including squirrels, deer, mice and groundhogs are revolting. Revolting against the real estate developers, who are encroaching on their territory, razing acres of lush, natural habitat to make way for ecologically-unsound housing estates. In Roger Kumble’s family-orientated comedy, Mother Nature fights back tooth and claw (and hoof and feather) against the pesky human invaders. And Brendan Fraser is in it. For some reason.