Tarzan was brought up by a group of apes in the jungles of Africa after his parents died following a plane crash. He learns to hunt and to kill for his survival, living a relatively peaceful life until his world is turned upside down by his distant relative, Clayton, who is the ruthless CEO of Greystoke Energies and plans to invade Tarzan's home in search of an extra-terrestrial object that hit earth 70 million years ago. His interest in the object is that it contains energy so powerful, that one small piece could power a large portion of the country for months on end. His life is disrupted further by the arrival of the beautiful and sympathetic Jane Porter, who plans to do everything within her power to prevent harm coming to Tarzan at the hands of Clayton's army.
'Tarzan' is set to enchant children yet again as it is brought to screen in stunning CG. Based on the 1912 novel 'Tarzan of the Apes' by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Reinhard Klooss ('Animals United', 'Impy's Wonderland') directs this epic adventure with writers Jessica Postigo ('The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones') and Yoni Brenner ('Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs'). It will be released in the UK on May 2nd 2014.
Duncan is a 14-year-old boy struggling to fit in anywhere and dealing with all the problems that most teenagers are forced to deal with at some stage. His mother Pam has a new boyfriend, Trent, who happens to be a jerk with a keen interest in humiliating Duncan at every opportunity. As the summer nears, the family embark on a vacation at Trent's beach house where he meets their new neighbour's daughter Susanna who, far from seeing him as a socially awkward and embarrassing individual, warms to Duncan immediately. He also meets the unprofessional and extroverted manager of the Water Wizz water park, Owen, who offers him a job and some excitement on his otherwise uninteresting vacation and subsequently helps him grow in confidence and self-belief.
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With a snappy sense of childish curiosity and lavishly skilled animation, Tim Burton makes one of his most endearing and enjoyably offbeat movies in years. It's actually a remake of a half-hour short he shot in 1984, fleshed out with terrific side characters and a much grander plot. But it's also been painstakingly made with detailed stop-motion animation that's both artistic and witty.
Set in what looks like the suburb from Edward Scissorhands, it's about lonely teen Victor Frankenstein (voiced by Tahan), whose best friend is his dog Sparky. When Sparky dies suddenly, Victor gets an idea from his science professor (Landau) to reanimate him. And it works! Victor hides this from his parents (O'Hara and Short) and the nice girl (Ryder) next door, but chatterbox classmate Edgar (Shaffer) blabs to some other kids in school, who decide they need to make their own science projects a lot more interesting. Suddenly the whole town is under siege by undead pets.
The film looks like a classic monster movie, shot in black and white with deep shadows and expressive faces, plus a hilariously entertaining attention to detail that will make you want to see the film over and over again. It's also packed with gags about the genre, including the names of characters, sudden sight gags (like the Bride of Frankenstein hair of the zapped poodle next door), and more witty references such as Gremlin-like sea-monkeys and a Godzilla-like reanimated tortoise (named, of course, Shelley). There's even an old Christopher Lee Dracula film showing on the TV. But the best thing about this film is the way it never relies on us getting the jokes: Burton has created his own classic too.
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Greg Heffley is back in the third movie instalment of the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' franchise. This time he looks forward to an excellent summer break with his best friend Rowley. However, his vacation is set to be spoiled when his father is determined to use the time to bond with his teenage son. Greg decides to avoid the situation by lying that he has a job at a country club, but it looks like a disastrous break is still on the cards with a series of humiliating catastrophes including failed attempts at impressing girls at a very crowded poolside, slightly too terrifying rollercoaster rides and a calamitous camping expedition.
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Victor Frankenstein is a young fanatic of science and loves making home movies with his pet bull terrier and best friend, Sparky. On discovering that his dog has died, he is devastated and will do anything to bring him back. His mother tries to offer comfort, telling Victor that Sparky will always be in his heart, but nothing she says makes him feel any better; that is, until, she says, 'If we could bring him back, we would' which triggers an idea in Victor's head - even more so after a science class at school shows how you can use electricity to stimulate muscle movement in deceased animals. He takes a trip to the cemetery and sets up a makeshift laboratory in which he attempts to rouse Sparky using various pieces of scientific equipment. When there is no movement from the dog, Victor is disappointed but, suddenly, Sparky starts moving and leaps off the table to his owner's utter delight. Victor has to hide him away in the attic of his house to avoid suspicion from his parents. However, Sparky escapes into the streets terrifying the neighbours and revealing secrets to the world that are probably best left undiscovered.
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The Three Stooges is a comic caper, following the lives of three men who were left on the doorstep of an orphanage when they were babies. This updated version of the 1930s vaudeville act of the same name sees the familiar characters of Larry, Moe and Curly try to save their childhood orphanage from closure. In the process, they become embroiled in a bizarre murder plot, as well as finding themselves somehow starring in a phenomenally successful reality TV show.
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Ever since Greg's mum bought him a journal, he's documented his journey through life and the torment that usually comes from being a geeky pre-teen. As has always been the case, Greg and his brother Rodrick aren't getting along, with his cooler older brother taking advantage of every possible opportunity to show Greg up. From melting a chocolate bar on the back of his trousers to causing mayhem in church the boys are in serious trouble with their mum and dad.
Robert Capron and Devon Bostick - Robert Capron, Devon Bostick and Zack Gordon New York City, USA - Stars of 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules' visit Planet Hollywood Times Square Wednesday 16th March 2011
Robert Capron and Devon Bostick - Author Jeff Kinney, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick and Zack Gordon New York City, USA - Stars of 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules' visit Planet Hollywood Times Square Wednesday 16th March 2011
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