Looking for some great movies to keep the kids entertained at home or in the car over the Summer holidays?
Here are the latest family movie DVDs due for release in the lead up to Summer 2017 - out on Blu-ray, DVD and to download.
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Beauty and the Beast (PG) is sure to be the must-see DVD of the summer. Based on Disney’s 1991 animated movie, is a live-action re-telling of the story, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. Belle is a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson and Ian McKellen
Beauty and the Beast is out on 17th July 2017
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The LEGO Batman Movie (U) is the follow up to The LEGO® Movie - which was as popular with adults as it was kids. Here, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover,
In The LEGO Batman Movie, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. With the voices of Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes and Zach Galifianakis.
The LEGO Batman Movie is already available as a digital download only. The movie will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on 19th June.
Hidden Figures (U) is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world.
The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner.
Hidden Figures is out on DVD on 3rd July.
The Boss Baby (PG) is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.
Tim is jealous of his fast-talking, briefcase-carrying baby brother named the "Boss Baby" He goes on a mission to win back the affection of his parents, he finds out about a secret plot by Puppy Co.'s CEO Francis E. Francis which revolves around his baby brother and threatens to destabilize the balance of love in the world. With the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow.
The Boss Baby will be released on DVD on 31st July
Smurfs: The Lost Village (U) In the latest film for Smurf fans, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.
Embarking on a roller-coaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history! With the voices of Demi Lovato, Joe Manganiello, Mandy Patinkin and Bill Hader.
Smurfs: The Lost Village is reales on DVD on 7th August 2017
Kong: Skull Island (12A) A prequel to King Kong, this film is a set in 1971 when a secretive organization known as Monarch finds an island that is identified as the origin for a new species.
The resulting expedition to the island reveals that a giant ape named Kong is at the centre of a battle for dominion over the island, against the Skullcrawlers who are responsible for wiping out the rest of his kind. As the expedition crew makes plans to fight for survival against Kong and the other monsters on the island, some of them begin to see that Kong is worth saving.
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson and Toby Kebbell.
Kong: Skull Island is out on DVD and Blu-ray on 24th July 2017
Power Rangers (12A) follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove - and the world - is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.
Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers. Starring Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks and Naomi Scott.
Power Rangers is released on DVD on 31st July 2017
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About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.