Category Archives: Family

SOUL (2020): New Trailer From Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, John Ratzenberger…

Soul (2020), Disney Pixar
Soul (2020), Disney Pixar

Soul is the latest animated adventure from Disney Pixar starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey and John Ratzenberger.

From directors  Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, Foxx plays Joe Gardner, a musician who has lost his passion for music. Joe is transported out of his body and must find his way back, with the help of an infant soul learning about herself…

Before reading the synopsis, I watched the trailer and by the end all that came out of my mouth was ‘Huh?

Now, after paying closer attention to the clues, Joe is very likely in between life and death. It looks like this will be another clever and especially moving Pixar movie and I’m definitely OK with that.

Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, and Ahmir-Khalib Thompson also star

Soul Release Dates: June 19th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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A REINDEER’S JOURNEY (2018): New Trailer For Donald Sutherland Narrated Reindeer Documentary…

A Reindeer's Journey (2018)
A Reindeer’s Journey (2018)

A real tale set in the heart of the grandiose landscapes of Lapland, A Reindeer’s Journey (Une odyssée en Laponie), is an adventure / family movie / documentary all about the survival of a small wild reindeer named Aïlo.

Narrated by Donald Sutherland, director Guillaume Maidatchevsky’s film focuses on the challenges faced by the young, frail and vulnerable Aïlo throughout his first year in Lapland…

At birth, a reindeer only has five minutes to stand up, five more to learn how to walk and five more to learn how to run and swim.’

The above quote has me wanting to see the footage of Aïlo doing all the above. And it helps that he’s cute.

Additional key cast includes Aldebert, Prinssi…

A Reindeer’s Journey Release Dates: November 15th, 2019 (US)…

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DOLITTLE (2020): New Trailer From Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard…

Dolittle (2020), Robert Downey Jr, Universal Pictures
Dolittle (2020), Robert Downey Jr, Universal Pictures

New Fantasy / comedy Dolittle stars Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Michael Sheen and Marion Cotillard in a retelling of the Doctor little story.

A Stephen Gaghan directed tale about a physician who discovers that he can talk to animals and based on a character created by Hugh Lofting…

The animals and Downey Jr’s talents are why I’m interested – and naturally, I’ll of course be comparing this to the 1998 version starring Eddie Murphy.

Antonio Banderas, Kumail Nanjiani, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Jessie Buckley, Selena Gomez, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, and John Cena also star.

Dolittle Release Dates: January 17th, 2020 (US); February 7th, 2020 (UK)…

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JUNGLE CRUISE (2020): New Trailer From Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Jack Whitehall…

Jungle Cruise (2020), Emily Blunt,Dwayne Johnson, Walt Disney Studios
Jungle Cruise (2020), Emily Blunt,Dwayne Johnson, Walt Disney Studios

Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jesse Plemons and Jack Whitehall are the stars of Jungle cruise, a new fantasy / adventure based on Disneyland’s theme park ride.

A ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travellers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals, reptiles, and with a supernatural element…

Looks like quite a fun cross between, Tarzan, and Jumanji. Also, just yesterday I was thinking, ‘I haven’t seen Emily Blunt in a while…’ And now, here she is.

Paul Giamatti, Edgar Ramírez, Veronica Falcón, Andy Nyman, Raphael Alejandro, Mark Ashworth and Quim Gutiérrez also star.

Jungle Cruise Release Dates: July 24th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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THE ELEPHANT QUEEN (2020): New Trailer For Chiwetel Ejiofor Narrated Documentary About An Elephant Family…

The Elephant Queen (2020), Apple TV+
The Elephant Queen (2020), Apple TV+

Directed by  Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone, Chiwetel Ejiofor narrates new documentary The Elephant Queen.

Set in the African Savannah, at the centre of this story of love, loss, family and coming home is elephant mother Athena. Athena must do everything in her power to protect her herd when they’re forced to leave their waterhole…

My love for elephants and their gentle nature is the reason I simply have to see this one.

The Elephant Queen Release Dates

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THE SECRET GARDEN (2019): New Trailer From Colin Firth, Maeve Dermody, Julie Walters, Dixie Egerickx…

The Secret Garden (2020), Colin Firth, Studio Canal
The Secret Garden (2020), Colin Firth, Studio Canal

The Secret Garden is a movie version of  novelist Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book of the same name.

Starring Colin Firth, Maeve Dermody, Julie Walters and Dixie Egerickx, it’s a Marc Munden directed story about a young orphan girl who discovers a magical garden hidden at her uncle’s house…

I vaguely remember reading The Secret Garden at school, but I somehow only recall the basics. I.e. ‘There was a girl. There was a secret garden.

I’ll watch this to be reminded, but also definitely to enjoy the visulas of the beautiful flowers and greenery.

Jemma Powell, Amir Wilson, Sonia Goswami, Jackson Kai, Edan Hayhurst, Lee Starkey, Tommy Surridge, Chloe Stannage, Isis Davis, Abdul Hakim Joy and Anne Lacey also star.

The Secret Garden Release Dates: April 17th, 2020 (UK)…

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NOELLE (2019): New Trailer From Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Billy Eichner, Shirley MacLaine…

Noelle (2019), Anna Kendrick, Disney+, Walt Disney Studios
Noelle (2019), Anna Kendrick, Disney+, Walt Disney Studios

In new family / fantasy Christmas movie Noelle, Santa Claus retires but his son (Bill Hader) gets cold feet about taking over. It therefore falls to his daughter Noelle (Anna Kendrick) to take over the family business.

From writer / director Marc Lawrence; additional key cast members include Shirley McLaine, Billy Eichner, Julie Hagerty…

Watching this trailer just transported me to a place where I’m dressed in elf pyjamas and have a warm cup of coco in my hands.

I’m ready for all the Christmassy goodness plus that special Kendrick humour.

Alison Araya, Lina Renna, Chelah Horsdal, Alvina August, Michael Gross, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lee Shorten and Diana Maria Riva also star.

Noelle Release Dates: November 12th, 2019 (US & UK…), Disney+ / Internet…

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LADY AND THE TRAMP (2019): New Trailer Starring Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Sam Elliott, Kiersey Clemons…

Lady And The Tramp (2019), Disney+, Walt Disney Studio
Lady And The Tramp (2019), Disney+, Walt Disney Studio

The time has come for Disney’s 1955 classic Lady And The Tramp to get the live-action treatment.

The Charlie Bean directed remake of a romantic tale about a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog, and a streetwise downtown Mutt stars Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Sam Elliott, Kiersey Clemons…

When I think of Lady And The Tramp, I simply picture the iconic spaghetti scene. And since that’s almost the full extent of my knowledge of this story, I look forward watching it play out.

Are you excited about this remake? Maybe it’s your favourite. Share you thoughts in the comments below.

Yvette Nicole Brown, Janelle Monáe, Thomas Mann, Benedict Wong, Arturo Castro, Adrian Martinez, Jason Burkey, Parvesh Cheena and Michael Tourek also star.

Lady And The Tramp Release Dates: November 12th, 2019 US & UK), Disney+ / Internet…

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