This week’s best movies for kids!

Monday 10 November 2014

New in Cinema

Interstellar (12A)


In the near future, life on Earth is in trouble. Suffocating dust storms and failing crops have left humans facing extinction, with the population struggling to feed themselves. When a mission to distant galaxies arises, ex-NASA pilot Cooper puts himself forward for the job, but he is faced with a difficult choice between his family and the chance to seek a new home for mankind.

This film explores complex ideas around time, space and memory, set against grand imaginative landscapes, (none of which were filmed against green screen!) making for an emotional, and powerful, science fiction epic.

If you like this, why not try these other great films with similar themes?

2001: A Space Odyssey (U, 1968), Gravity (12A, 2012), For All Mankind (E, 1989)


The Possibilities Are Endless (12A)

The documentary is about Scottish songwriter Edwyn Collins, who suffered a stroke so severe that it effectively deleted everything in his mind. Poetic and ultimately uplifting, the film is narrated by Edwyn and his wife Grace, who helped pull him back to life after he lost his ability to speak, and could only say several things: “yes” and “no”, “Grace Maxwell”, and “The Possibilities are Endless”.

His journey of recuperation, as he engages with the world again and experiences everything new again, celebrates how our lives are shaped by love, music and language.

If you like this, why not try these other great films with similar themes?

Million Dollar Baby (12, 2004), The Sea Inside (PG, 2004), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (12, 2007)

New on DVD


The Fault In Our Stars (12A)

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who fall in love under extraordinary circumstances, and although they meet at a cancer support group, neither of them dwells on their problems. Through charm, determination and endless self-confidence Gus works hard to win over Hazel, bringing her out of her shell and persuading her to enjoy as many experiences as possible.

This is a film that is going to get you grabbing the tissues, but might also make you look at life a little bit differently.

If you like this, why not try these other great films with similar themes?

My Sisters Keeper (12, 2009), The Descendants (12, 2012), Now is Good (12, 2007)

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