14th October: Out This Week in Cinemas

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Each week we look at the cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

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We’ve got lots of great family films out this week, all with the thumbs up from our Filmclub experts!

Footloose

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Cert: (PG)

Running Time: 113mins

Year produced: 2011

Director: Craig Brewer

Cast: Kelly Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid

In this energetic and loyal re-make of the classic 1987 musical, college boy Ren McCormack gets an almighty shock when he moves from Boston to the quiet Southern American town of Bomont. He discovers a community where public dancing has become an illegal offence. An exceptional dancer who lives to move, Ren decides to rebel against the strict rule put in place after a party-fueled accident killed five local teenagers. Standing in his way is the unyielding Reverend Moore, whose disgust at the sudden protests is doubled when his daughter Ariel starts dancing to Ren’s beat.  This a fun reboot that intertwines the much-loved original soundtrack with electrifying modern choreography. Most importantly, it retains the most important aspect of its predecessor – a toe-tapping feel-good factor.

Like this? Then also try these great films: Fame (2009, PG), Singin’ In The Rain (1952, U), High School Musical (2006, U)

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Each week we look at the cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

Missed a previous week? Then click here for more releases.

Click here for more film news, interviews and updates.

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Real Steel

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Cert: (12A)

Runtime: 126mins

Year Produced: 2011

Director: Shawn Levy

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Dakota Goyo

It’s the future and robots have taken over the world of boxing. One time champion Charlie (played by Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman) has been pushed out of the game by these 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel machines and is now a struggling promoter. Near rock bottom he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to build up a discarded Robot and win the championship. But can a machine learn Charlie’s winning techniques? Against the odds and a lot of steel action, Charlie and Max fight for one last chance at a comeback.

Interview! Check out FILMCLUB member Michael and Ben’s interview with Real Steel star Dakota Goyo, who plays Max

Like this? Then also try these great films: Robotropolis (2011, PG), AI: Artificial Intelligence (2001, 12), Rocky (1976, U), Robots (2005, U), Metropolis (1927, U)

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Each week we look at the cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

Missed a previous week? Then click here for more releases.

Click here for more film news, interviews and updates.

Here’s the next…

Dolphin Tale

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Cert: (U)

Running Time: 113mins

Year Produced: 2011

Director: Charles Martin Smith

Cast: Harry Connick Jr; Ashley Judd; Nathan Gamble; Kris Kristofferson; Cozi Zuehlsdorff; Morgan Freeman

Human compassion and persistence are celebrated in this uplifting story about a boy and his fishy friend. Based on real events, it’s a thoughtful family drama in which a lonely, young outcast called Sawyer develops a powerful bond with Winter, an injured dolphin. The brave, and, naturally, totally cute, bottlenose lost her tail in a crab trap, and is now struggling to survive without it at a marine hospital. But dedicated Sawyer’s got a radical idea that could offer Winter the miracle she needs: approaching a specialist doctor to give the critter a prosthetic replacement. So begins an amazing journey to recovery that provides inspiration and hope for people all around the world.

Fascinating Fact:

Winter the dolphin plays herself, except in a couple of scenes where keeping her safe necessitated the use of CGI and animatronics. This required gradually acclimatizing her to filming equipment, and turning anything she had to do on camera into a game.

Like this? Then also try these great films: Free Willy (1993, U); Storm Boy (1976, PG); Whale Rider (2002, PG); Flipper (1996, PG); The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007, PG); Soul Surfer (2011, PG)

Click here to return to the Fun Kids FILMCLUB section for more news, reviews and interviews!

Each week we look at the cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

Missed a previous week? Then click here for more releases.

Click here for more film news, interviews and updates.

Here’s the next…

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

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Cert: (12A)

Runtime: 87mins

Year Produced: 2011

Director: Morgan Spurlock

Cast: Morgan Spurlock

Sell, sell, sell – our world is overrun with companies advertising their products through billboards, adverts, TV and even in film with over $3 billion spent on product placement!  Morgan Spurlock – America’s controversial documentary filmmaker who made Super Size Me – turns his camera on advertising to cheekily see if he can break the mould and make a documentary completely financed by brands and product placement. But knowing his style will the advertising giants and brand gurus stump up the cash? Watch the filmmaker uncover the marketing process and meet the highs and lows of film financing. A fascinating watch!

Interview! Check out FILMCLUB member Charlotte’s interview with Morgan Spurlock to find out a little bit more about this film!

Like this? Then also try these great films: Super Size Me (2004, 12), Manufacturing Consent (1992, 12), The Truman Show (1998, PG)

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The Three Musketeers

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Cert: (12)

Duration: 110 mins

Year Produced: 2011

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Logan Lerman, Orlando Bloom, Christoph Waltz, Ray Stevenson, Matthew Macfadyen, Luke Evans

It’s 17th century France and traitorous rogue Cardinal Richelieu is using his influence over the hapless King Louis XIII to start a war against England. Three warriors – assisted by youngster D’Artagnan – are dispatched by the Queen to stop the Cardinal’s bid for power. A string of equally nasty foes soon appear to test the sword-swiping heroes to their very limit. In a parallel to Pirates of the Caribbean, this swashbuckling feast of action has relentless, big-budget action including flying boats, martial arts fighting and 3D effects which make this an eye-catching, chaotic and truly bonkers update of the original.

Interview! Check out FILMCLUB members Rebecca and Laura’s interviews with the cast of The Three Musketeers including Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich and more!

Like this? Then also try these great films:  Sherlock Holmes (2009, 12A), Pirates of the Caribbean (2003, 12), The Three Musketeers (1973, U), Robin Hood (2010, 12) The Prestige (2006, 12)

Like this? Then also try these great films: Super Size Me (2004, 12), Manufacturing Consent (1992, 12), The Truman Show (1998, PG)

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