Films

Review: The Highway Rat DVD

The Highway Rat DVD.

As I mentioned recently, my two-year-old daughter is completely obsessed with The Highway Rat at the moment. The animated version – which was on BBC1 over Christmas – has really captured her imagination. Indeed, she regularly recounts favourite moments in the same intonation as the voice talent! She was very happy, then, when a review …

Review: The LEGO Ninjago Movie

A still from The LEGO Ninjago Movie.

We’ve been looking forward to The LEGO Ninjago Movie since we saw the first trailer. Dylan and Xander absolutely love the TV series and I’ve enjoyed numerous episodes as a result. Our luck was most definitely in when we were invited to a special event to celebrate the launch including an early screening. Last week, …

Win 50 must-see movies for kids!

A lightbox with some DVDs and popcorn.

We love watching films as a family. Most weekends we sit down together in front of a suitable movie. Of course, there are varying degrees of success but, for the most part, we see them in their entirety without sibling arguments or one of the kids wandering off. I especially enjoy sharing titles that I loved as …

Happy 30th, Disney Store!

Two boys dressed as Hulk and Captain America with props from the Disney Store.

Did you know that the Disney Store is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year? I can remember it opening quite clearly, so am feeling old now! To celebrate three successful decades, the store is working with 30 bloggers including yours truly. The idea is to recreate some Disney magic using items from the much-loved store. …

The farce awakens

A man wearing a Star Wars hat and pretending to look pleased about it. The farce awakens.

A long time ago in a studio far, far away, a film was made about the forces of good and evil doing battle in space. It was quite successful and two more films followed. Followed years later by a second trilogy. And several more years later, another one. As you can probably tell from my …