Family Movies For Summer 2018

The Incredibles 2 Poster on release summer 2018

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As the summer holidays approach, here are the movies that will be in the cinema during the school summer break. We’ve got lots to look forward to, including the return of some favourites from a few (or a lot of) years ago – The Incredibles and Maya the Bee as well as Hotel Transylvania – plus more adventures from Marvel and the long awaited return to the big screen of the ever-popular Thomas the Tank Engine.

Get your popcorn at the ready and let the movie begin!

The Incredibles 2

In the much-anticipated Incredibles 2 (PG), Helen is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of 'normal' life at home with Violet, Dash  and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don't shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone  by their side.

With return of the vocal talents of Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson and Samuel L. Jackson.

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

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In Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (PG), it seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies-everyone but the Teen Titans, that is. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream.

But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously super villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, the team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing - putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line.

With the voices of Will Arnett, Kristen Bell, Greg Cipes and Scott Menville

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games

In Maya the Bee: The Honey Games (U) an overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of thriving hive Buzztropolis, she is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the iconic Honey Games. The stakes couldn't be higher; if Maya loses, her hive on Poppy Meadow will be depleted of all its honey.

Maya must call on her friendship with a cohort of clumsy, loveable and trustworthy bugs to go on an epic journey. They realise it takes more than a plucky attitude to be a champion and they must listen to friends and foes alike to guide them to victory.

With the voices of  Coco Jack Gillies, Benson Jack Anthony and Richard Roxburgh.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp

This summer’s big Marvel movie is Ant-Man and the Wasp (12A).  In the aftermath of 'Captain America: Civil War,' Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father.

As he struggles to re-balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Stars Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña and Paul Rudd.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

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If you are wondering why Hotel Transylvania 3 (U) is on release in the summer rather than waiting for Halloween check out the subtitle - Summer Vacation. Our favourite monster family embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel.

It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

Star voices include Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez.


Sarah’s grandmother has given her a “small beast”. Unsure what to expect, she discovers that the beast in question is a small, not terribly well-behaved pug called Patrick (PG).

She’s not keen to take him on at first, and she isn’t allowed pets in her flat – a problem she shares with her neighbour, who’s hiding a spaniel in hers. As cute as Patrick is, he’s quite a naughty dog, but he might just be exactly what Sarah needs in her life.

Filled with lots of great talent including Ed Skrein, Gemma Jones, Jennifer Saunders, Cherie Lunghi, Emilia Jones and Tom Bennett.

Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie

Train fans will be chuffed to hear that Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie (U) is on release this summer.

When a mischievous little racing car called Ace passes through Sodor on his way around the world, Thomas is inspired to embark on his own ambitious trip. Travelling full steam ahead across five continents, Thomas discovers magnificent new sights and experiences exciting places and cultures. Along the way, he makes friends with an inspiring and fun Kenyan engine called Nia.

With so much for Thomas to learn about the world, will Nia be successful in teaching him a lesson about the true meaning of friendship? Featuring a world of wonder, curiosity and amazing animal friends, join Thomas on an epic adventure, fulfilling his dream of seeing the world!

Family Movies Still Showing

Lots of the Family Movies Released May and June 2018 may still be showing in your local cinema, including Sherlock Gnomes, A Wizard's Tale, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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!

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