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…
Duration: 96 mins
Year Produced: 2010
Director: Phil Traill
Cast: Felicity Jones, Bill Nighy, Ed Westwick, Brooke Shields, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Egerton
Teenager Kim used to be a skateboarding champion but, since her mother’s death, she has had to take on extra responsibilities within her family. When she’s offered a catering job at a prestigious ski resort in the Alps, she realizes it’s her chance to escape her humdrum life. What follows is a clash of cultures as Kim finds herself rubbing shoulders with the rich and privileged. Kim also develops a crush on her boss Jonny, and is presented with a chance to reconnect with her childhood (and potentially win some prize money) when she discovers snowboarding.
Like this? Then also try these great films: Downhill Racer (1969, PG), Cool Runnings (1993, PG)
A completely different type of film, but this one also gets the FILMCLUB stamp of approval!
Duration: 114 mins
Year Produced: 2011
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Helmsworth, Tom Hiddleston
Based on the Marvel comic book, this slick, visually spectacular superhero epic sees powerful warrior Thor – a figure from Norse myth – cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard just before taking over from his wise, ageing father Odin. He’s sent to live on Earth among humans until he can overcome his arrogance and impetuosity – flaws which had led him to reignite an ancient war. In the dusty New Mexico town he’s expelled to Thor encounters romance with super-smart astrophysicist Jane Foster, and must learn what it takes to be a hero when dark forces from Asgard invade Earth.