Category Archives: Family

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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MULAN (2020): New Trailer Starring Yifei Liu, Jet Li, Donnie Yen…

Mulan (2020), Yifei Liu, Walt Disney Studios
Mulan (2020), Yifei Liu, Walt Disney Studios

Starring Jet Li, Yifei Liu and Donnie Yen, the teaser trailer for the live-action version of Disney’s Mulan has landed.

Directed by Niki Caro, Mulan is the story of a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father…

This beautiful trailer has made me realise just how close 2020 actually is. I now can’t wait for the stunning visuals and the beautiful story of a courageous, underestimated female. No surprise then that I suddenly have the urge to start re-watching Disney’s Brave (2012).

I know that in the animated version, our powerful warrior definitely cuts off her beautiful hair – but I’m kind not mad that we didn’t see that here ( at least not for now) because her tresses are just so beautiful.

Li Gong, Jason Scott Lee, Rosalind Chao, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Tzi Ma, Ron Yuan and Yoson An also star.

Mulan Release Dates: March 27th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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MALEFICENT – MISTRESS OF EVIL (2019): New Trailer From Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning, Ed Skrein…

Maleficent - Mistress Of Evil (2019), Angelina Jolie, Walt Disney Studios
Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil (2019), Angelina Jolie, Walt Disney Studios

The trailer for the long awaited sequel I’d almost forgotten about, Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil just landed.

Starring Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein and Elle Fanning; director Joachim Rønning’s movie will further explore the complex relationship between Maleficent and Aurora, as they face new threats to the magical land of the Moors…

I’m certainly happy to see Jolie on the big screen again. And as my favourite evil queen of all things.

Cant wait for the visuals and to watch the dynamic between Maleficent and Pfeiffer’s Queen Ingrith.

Juno Temple, Kae Alexander, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harris Dickinson, Teresa Mahoney, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Sam Riley aslo star.

Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil Release Dates: October 18th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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THE LION KING (2019): New Official Trailer Starring James Earl Jones, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Beyoncé…

The Lion King (2019), Walt Disney Studios

Voiced by James Earl Jones, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen and Beyoncé , to name just a few, the official trailer for the CGI / live-action version of The Lion King is here…

I’m happy to see that any previous concerns about how believable I’d find the CGI is more or less gone.

On a separate note, is it me or is the bass in James Earl Jones’s voice a little less pronounced than in the animated movie? Especially from 00:30 into the above trailer.

Shahadi Wright Joseph, Florence Kasumba, John Oliver and John Kani also star.

The Lion King Release Dates: July 19th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY (2019): New Trailer From Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Oscar Isaac, Allison Janney…

The Addams Family (2019), MGM
The Addams Family (2019), MGM

Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz , Oscar Isaac and Allison Janney are the stars of the remake of the story of a peculiar, ghoulish family, Addams Family .

Directed by  Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, the story is based on the much loved characters created by Charles Addams…

I’m definitely not mad that this remake exists. However, I can’t help but feel disappointed because this is animated rather than a live action version. I’d just have loved seeing the real Charlize Theron dressed up as Morticia Addams. I’d simply have absolutely loved it!

Seeing the strangeness of the Addams family has reminded me of the almost equally strange main family in the Hotel Transylvania movies.

Nick Kroll, Aimee Garcia, Finn Wolfhard, Scott Underwood, Bette Midler and Elsie Fisher also star.

The Addams Family Release Dates: October 11th, 2019 (US); October 25th, 2019 (UK)…

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MY SPY (2019): New Trailer From Dave Bautista, Ken Jeong, Chloe Coleman, KRISTEN SCHAAL…

My Spy (2019), Chloe Coleman, Dave Bautista, STX Entertainment
My Spy (2019), Chloe Coleman, Dave Bautista, STX Entertainment

In Peter Segal directed family movie My Spy, Dave Bautista is JJ, a hardened CIA operative sent to surveil the family of a precocious 9 year-old name Sophie. In no time at all, JJ finds himself at the mercy of Sophie’s disarming charm and wit.

Other key cast members include Chloe Colman, Ken Jeong, Kristen Schaal…

I’m quite sure that My Spy will be the first movie I see with Bautista as the lead. It’s a little bit the story but really, it’s mostly the onscreen chemistry between Bautista and young Coleman that has me most curious.

On a side note, Dwayne Johnson definitely did cross my mind as this trailer played and I’m sure you know why; wink, wink.

Michelle McLeod, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Nicola Correia-Damude, Laura Cilevitz, Sima Fisher, Ali Hassan and Marcus Cornwall also star.

My Spy Release Dates: August 23rd, 2019 (US); August 30th, 2019 (UK)…

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