A bumper crop of movies for the summer, including the much anticipated follow-ups to How To Train Your Dragon and Planes, as well as lots for fans of superheroes as well as an emotional adaption of the John Green's smash hit teen novel, The Fault in Our Stars.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang return and are challenging each other to dragon races. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the centre of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. With the voices of Jay Baruchel, Kristen Wiig, America Ferrera.
The Nut Job (U) Surly, a mischievous squirrel, plans a heist to get into his town’s biggest nut shop in order to help his pals in the park gather food to survive the winter. Together with his sidekick, Buddy, he will assemble a ragtag crew to help him get inside – and take them on a fun-filled adventure they’ll never forget. With the voices of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson and Katherine Heigl.
Step Up 5: All In (PG) All-stars from previous instalments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. Starring Alyson Stoner, Briana Evigan and Ryan Guzman.
The House Of Magic (U) Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. With the voices of Cinda Adams, Edward Asner and George Babbi.
Pudsey The Dog: The Movie (U) Cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey is quite happy being a lone ranger, until he meets siblings Molly, George and Tommy. After losing their father, their mother moves the family to the sleepy village of Chuffington and Pudsey tags along, to the dismay of their landlord, Mr Thorne. As Pudsey starts to settle in he stumbles across Thorne's evil plan and he determines to save them and the whole village. Starring Olivia Colman, Izzy Meikle-Small, Jessica Hynes, John Sessions and the voice of David Walliams.
Planes 2: Fire & Rescue (PG) When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial fire fighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. With the voices of Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris and Stacy Keach.
The Fault In Our Stars (12A) Based on the popular book by John Green. Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe.
Earth To Echo (PG) Tuck, Munch and Alex ‘s neighbourhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. They set off to trace the messages to their source and discover a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever. Starring Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig and Ella Wahlestedt.
Hercules (12A) Both man and myth, Hercules leads a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. A tormented soul from birth, Hercules has the strength of a God but feels the suffering of a human. Unimaginable villains will test the mythical power of Hercules in Director Brett Ratner’s gritty take on one of the most epic action heroes of the ages. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt.
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (12A) A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Starring Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Andy Serkis.
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (12A) The Dinobots make their spectacular entrance as mankind faces total annihilation in the fourth explosive 'Transformers' movie. Inventor Cade Yeager uncovers a beat-up old truck that turns out to be none other than Optimus Prime. Arrogant government agent Harold Attinger promptly arrives with a large military force demanding to know the whereabouts of the reactivated Autobot. Meanwhile, scientist Joshua isolates the unstable metal from which the Transformers are made. This film features the astonishing Dinobots, led by Grimlock, who transforms into an extraordinary mechanical Tyrannosaurus Rex! Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci and Sophia Myles.
Godzilla (Cert 12A) An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins.
Maleficent (Cert PG) Maleficent is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic ‘Sleeping Beauty’. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land.
Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthful betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Starring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning and Sam Riley.