Each week we look at the cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.
First up is one recommended by the experts at our friends, the film education charity FILMCLUB…
Cowboys & Aliens
Running Time: 118 mins
Year Produced: 2011
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell
If you’re anything like we are at FILMCLUB, then you’ll often lay awake at night wondering just who would win in a fight between a town full of cowboys and an alien invasion fleet.
Well wonder no more, because Cowboys & Aliens mashes two classic genres together in order to answer that age-old question!
A nameless bandit (Daniel Craig) wakes up in the desert with a strange, glowing gauntlet on his wrist and no recollection of how he got there. Recognising him as a wanted criminal, the locals, led by Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford), arrest him, but it soon becomes clear that this outlaw and his bracelet maybe the only ones capable of saving the Old West from a very new menace…
Like this? Then also try these great films: Back To The Future Part III, Once Upon A Time In The West, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Steamboy, Blazing Saddles
Another action packed film – once again this is a FILMCLUB Pick of the Week!
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D
Duration 89 mins
Year Produced: 2011
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Jeremy Piven, Antonio Banderas, Alan Cumming, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Crook
Twins Rebecca and Cecil (Rowan Blanchard and Mason Crook) hate their new stepmother (Jessica Alba), but she suddenly seems a lot more interesting when they discover that she is, in fact, an international super spy!
Rebecca and Cecil will have to become secret agents themselves if they are to help her save the world from “the Timekeeper,” a mysterious crook intent on stealing time itself. There are gormless goons, gadget gloves, and even a talking robot dog in this sequel that also introduces a new generation of spy kids to the franchise.
To cap it all off, Spy Kids 4 is presented in “Aroma-Scope” in some cinemas, meaning that, thanks to a scratch ‘n’ sniff, card you can smell the action onscreen!
Like this? Then also try these great films: The Bourne Identity, Stormbreaker, Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers, The Incredibles, Spy Kids