Family Movies For October Half Term 2018

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As autumn approaches, there is always a fantastic bunch of new movie releases coming up for the October half term holiday, so here is our look ahead to all the movies coming up in the next few weeks leading up to the October Half Term holidays.

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The House With A Clock In Its Walls

After losing his parents, Lewis Barnavelt is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan. He discovers his uncle is a warlock, and enters a world of magic and sorcery.

In The House With A Clock In Its Walls (12A), released on 21st September, Lewis learns of Isaac Izard, an evil wizard who wanted to cause the Apocalypse so that he could see what happened afterwards. To do this, he constructed a magical clock with black magic, as long as it exists it will keep ticking, counting down to doomsday. Isaac died before he could finish the clock having hid the clock in his house, where Uncle Jonathan now lives. Now Lewis and Jonathan must find the clock before it's too late, and before Isaac's wife, Selena, gets to it.

Based on The House With A Clock In Its Walls by John Bellairs, the film stars Cate Blanchett, Jack Black and Owen Vaccaro.

Johnny English Strikes Again

There will be fun for all the family as the bumbling secret agent returns in Johnny English Strikes Again (PG) which is released on 5th October. When a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the secret service’s last hope. Called out of retirement, English dives head first into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker.

As a man with few skills and analogue methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.

Rowan Atkinson is once again Johnny English with sidekick Bough played by Ben Miller.

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Released on 12th October this is an animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast. Smallfoot (PG) turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn't exist-a human.

News of this "smallfoot" throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

With the voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden, LeBron James and Danny DeVito.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (TBA) is the second film to be based on the Goosebumps books by R. L. Stine and is the sequel to 2016’s Goosebumps which starred Jack Black.

On Halloween night, two boys discover an old R. L. Stine manuscript in an abandoned house, unknowingly freeing ¬†Slappy the Dummy, the living ventriloquist dummy from Stine’s Night of the Living Dummy books, who plans to cause an apocalypse with his monster friends. As Slappy begins to gather his allies, it's up to the boys to prevent the destruction of the world.

Released on 19th October the film stars Ben O'Brien, Caleel Harris, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ken Jeong.

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