|Zathura (Cert PG). From the author and makers of Jumanji, this is another tale of children for whom a simple board game turns into a real life adventure, this time sending them into space. Stars Tim Robbins, Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard and Kristen Stewart.
Play the game at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com
|Chicken Little (Cert U). What you all really wanted to know was what happened to our hero after that infamous ‘sky falling in’ incident? (Didn’t Foxy Loxy eat the lot of them?) Well, this new Disney movie tells what happened next time a piece of sky falls in on him. Featuring the voices of Patrick Stewart, Joan Cusack, Garry Marshall and Steve Zahn.
Dodge those acorns at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com
|The Shaggy Dog (Cert PG) ‘The Shaggy Dog’ was a 1959 B&W movie from Disney about a boy who kept turning into a sheepdog. In 1976 a follow up, ‘The Shaggy D.A.’ followed the trials of that original boy, all grown up and working as a lawyer – while still turning into a dog from time to time! This movie is an update of ‘The Shaggy D.A.’, but called ‘The Shaggy Dog’. Got That? OK! Stars Tim Allen as the Lawyer accidentally infected with a serum that changes him into a dog. Also stars Kristin Davis.
Deliver your verdict at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com
|The Pink Panther (PG) This remake of the classic Peter Sellers film stars Steve Martin as the hapless Clouseau along with Beyonce Knowles and Kevin Kline. As ever he is searching for that priceless diamond ‘The Pink Panther’ using his own rather limited ability as a detective.
Get in the pink at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com
|Greyfriars Bobby (Cert PG) Starring Ardal O’Hanlon, Gina McKee, Greg Wise and Sean Pertwee, this is a new film version of the book by Eleanor Atkinson. Telling the true story of Bobby the dog whose love for his master was so great that sat on his master’s grave for 14 years after his death, it was originally filmed in 1960. It was one of those films that used to get shown on the last day of term when I was at school, from several hired reels of film while one poor teacher worked out how to get everything set up.
Woof! at Amazon.co.uk.
About eParenting: eParenting was started by Jacqui O'Brien in 2004. At the time her kids were 1 and 4 and kept her nice and busy. Now they are teenagers and still keeping her pretty busy!