Next week, Jim Carrey will finally ascend to the apex of his career when the unrivalled cinematic event of the year, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, will be released. It’s bound to be full of fun, dancing and penguins, especially penguins. However, penguins have had far more of a cinematic impact than you might think, as this handy top 5 will attest to.
With this summer set for forty days and forty nights of rain, us BFFers are gettin’ outta here! Or not. Because let’s face it, where would you be without our continual filmic drivel to keep you entertained during these darkened days? No, instead we’re humouring ourselves with a virtual trip that will take us to sun-soaked exotic places without leaving the comforts of our rather comfy office. So get your flight socks on and your mozzie spray out, ‘cos we’re going round the world in eight holiday-based films!
Frances McDormand signs up to play an animal control officer
An action packed yet rather fluffy CGI-romp from Dreamworks. Aliens are attacking, and the only ones who can beat them are monsters imprisoned by the government. For the wee ones, the in-jokes, great graphics and cameo appearances will be enough to satisfy, but if you’re looking for something with a bit more heart, we’d recommend the meatier offerings from Disney/Pixar.