Christmas is over - so here are the family movies coming up in the next few weeks as we look ahead to February Half Term.
Out now! All the family movies out on DVD, Blu-ray and to Download for January and February 2020 including Downton Abbey, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Abominable and Farmageddon.
24th January sees the release of The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG) based on the book by Charles Dickens and brought to the screen as a comedy drama by Armando Ianucci, who gave us The Death of Stalin and The Thick of It – but don’t worry, this one is a PG!
It stars Dev Patel along with Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw and Peter Capaldi as Mr. Micawber
Saturday 25th January sees a one-off event cinema presentation of Paw Patrol: Ready, Race Rescue! (TBA) It’s the Adventure Bay 500! The pups have built an awesome race track and are ready to be the pit crew for their race hero, The Whoosh!
But when the legendary racer is unable to drive in the race, he calls on his biggest fan-pup Marshall to take the wheel. Get ready to race and rescue!
Check local listings to see if your local cinema is taking part in the event.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (TBA) is a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Mister Rogers was the star of the long running US TV Series Mister Roger’s Neighbourhood, a half-hour educational children's television series with a powerfully affecting message about acceptance and understanding.
Out on 31st January, it stars Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys.
Eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (U), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria's England, hides himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.
But when the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.
Based of the much loved book by Dr Seuss, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland and Jessie Buckley. The movie opens here in the UK on 7th February.
Vladimir, a highly skilled but disobedient secret agent, is watching over some top-secret material: the Radiuzite – which unfortunately is stolen.
Compelled to team up with Hector, a rookie agent, whose only wish is to play video games and watch soap operas, this unusual team rush into a crazy investigation inside an even crazier hospital. There, they'll have to find the stolen Radiuzite and discover the truth about a climate threat which endangers species on the brink of extinction.
Spycies (TBA) is a Chinese animation is released on 14th February and features the voices of Karen Strassman, Monsieur Poulpe and Davy Mourier.
14th February also sees the release of the live-action adventure comedy Sonic the Hedgehog (TBA) based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centres on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog.
The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound - human - best friend Tom Wachowski. Sonic and his friends team up to beat the evil Dr. Eggman.
It stars Jim Carrey, James Marsden and Ben Schwartz.
All the family movies out on DVD, Blu-ray and to Download for January and February 2020 including Downton Abbey, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Abominable and Farmageddon.
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!