The wait is over, and cinemas in the UK have now re-opened!
There are lots of films whose release has been delayed due to the pandemic, so there are lots of family films showing, just in time for the May Half Term holiday.
The follow up 2018’s Peter Rabbit, has finally made it to the big screen - the lovable rogue Peter is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation.
In Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (U), adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
With the voices of Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki. Margot Robbie and James Corden as Peter Rabbit.
It’s nostalgia time as animation meets live action in Tom & Jerry: The Movie (PG). Jerry, a small mouse, lives within the walls of a large, New England country home where he's befriended the long time owners, a loving elderly couple. Their unique, comedic friendship comes to an end after the elderly couple passes on and their house is put up for sale.
When a young family moves in, Jerry's determined to scare them away from taking over his home. The family quickly adopts a stray cat, later named Tom, to help rid them of their pest problem. In an epic battle for the house, Tom & Jerry soon discover their growing adoration for the family and must work together to protect them from an outside threat. Through their teamwork, they both learn the ultimate value of family and friendship.
With the voices of Michael Peña, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ken Jeong, Rob Delaney and Colin Jost.
When a bored Maya and Willi bust out of winter lockdown early, they are catapulted headfirst into a top secret mission! Entrusted with the care of a sacred seed, Maya and Willi team up with their old pal's Arnie and Barnie to deliver the seed to its new home atop the mysterious Bonsai Mountain.
When their "seed" hatches, Maya and Willi come face to face with their biggest responsibility yet -a smooshy, squishy little princess! This adventure is a LOT more than they bargained for as they take on bounty hunters, thugs and ruthless enemies.
Maya The Bee 3: The Golden Orb (U) has a voice cast lead by Coco Jack Gillies.
An all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. Cruella (12A), which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs.
She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets.
Starring Emma Stone, Emma Thompson and Mark Strong.
Another film aimed at slightly older kids, is Godzila Vs Kong (12A). In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.
Starring Eiza González, Brian Tyree Henry and Jessica Henwick.
In Dream Horse (PG), finally in cinemas on 4th June, Jan Vokes, a cleaner and bartender, recruits her initially reluctant husband Brian and local accountant Howard Davies to help her bring together a syndicate of local people to breed a foal - which they name Dream Alliance.
On the racetrack, he proves himself to be more than a match for the multi-million-pound racehorses he comes up against – a true working-class champion, taking on the establishment at their own game. But much more than this, Dream begins to alter the lives of everyone in the syndicate, not least Jan’s.
Starring Toni Collette, Damien Lewis and Owen Teale.
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!