Director: Nicolas Roeg.
Cast: Angelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Jane Horrocks, Rowan Atkinson and Brenda Blethyn. UK 1990. English. 87 minutes.
Cult filmmaker Nicolas Roeg conjures a creepy cinema classic from Road Dahl's famous story. When Luke's parents die, his grandmother Helga looks after him. Staying in a seaside hotel, Luke overhears the Grand High Witch plan to turn all the children of England into mice.
Director: Travis Knight.
Voices: Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey. USA 2016. 102 mins.
Art Parkinson (Game Of Thrones’ Rickon Stark) voices the titular feisty one-eyed Japanese pre-teen. Kubo is sent on a mission to recover his dead samurai father’s magic armour, which will ward off all known evil spirits. In this ominous quest, which involves discovering his own hitherto unknown gifts, he is aided by a shaggy, pink-faced monkey (Theron, engagingly mordant) and a former warrior cum giant beetle (McConaughey). Their beautifully rendered adventures as they face off against the vengeful Moon King (Fiennes) provide enough gasps and goshes to keep us on the edge of our seats right until the final credits. All praise for this goes to debut director Travis Knight, boss of stop-motion innovators Laika, who were responsible for previous family-friendly hits ParaNorman and Coraline.
Storks deliver babies...or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company"s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop -- in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks" true mission in the world.