As the summer holidays approach, you may be trying to think of lots of things to do in the summer. If you and your kids are movie fans you will all be looking forward to the latest selection of family DVD, Blu-ray and download releases.
As usual there there are lots of DVDs due for release, including the brand new animated version of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and the rebooted version of Tomb Raider.
So let's gather on the sofa and watch some great new movies!
July 16th sees the DVD release of Spanish made animation Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas, (U) the story of Tad Jones, an awkward explorer and archaeology student.
When Tad travels to Las Vegas to see his friend Sara's latest discovery - a papyrus that proves the existence of King Midas – he learns that his secret was a necklace which turned everything he touched into gold. But the happy encounter between Tad and Sara is disrupted when the evil Jack Rackham steals the papyrus and kidnaps Sara, forcing her to find the necklace so that he can keep this source of infinite wealth for himself.
Also out on DVD on 16th July is Tomb Raider(12A), a reboot of the original Tomb Raider films which starred Angelina Jolie. Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen.
Leaving everything she knows behind, Lara goes in search of her dad's last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn't be higher for Lara. Against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit she must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown.
Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Very, very loosely based on Beatrix Potter’s ever-popular Peter Rabbit book, Peter now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.
With the voices of James Corden, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Daisy Ridley and Sia.
The follow-up to 2013's cinematic epic of monsters and mechs, Pacific Rim Uprising (12A) is the story of Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, who reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.
Out on DVD on 30th July it stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and Charlie Day.
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!