Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters - Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more - to celebrate his daughter Mavis' 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem - but his world could come crashing down when a human stumbles on the hotel for the first time and takes a shine to Mavis.
Paddington Bear finally reaches the silver screen courtesy of director and co-writer Paul King.
Arriving in London from his native Peru with a ‘Please Look After This Bear’ label around his neck, our bewildered ursine friend is fortunately taken in by kindly Mr and Mrs Brown (Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins).
Voiced by Ben Whishaw, and named after the railway station he arrived at, Paddington embarks on a series of bemused adventures as he searches for one of his Aunt Lucy’s (Imelda Staunton) friends and finds himself dodging a malicious taxidermist with an unnatural aversion to bears (Nicole Kidman).
This charming amalgam of CGI, animatronics and live action will delight fans old and new of the perennially popular children’s books by Michael Bond.
When nightmarish apparitions run amok in the Big Apple, the Ghostbusters (Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd) charge up their proton packs and send them back where they came from. Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis co-star in this much-loved comedy romp
Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell.
Voices: Kodi Smit-McPhee, John Goodman, Leslie Mann. USA 2012. 93 mins.
As a co-writer of CORALINE and the co-director of FLUSHED AWAY respectively, Chris Butler and Sam Fell had just the credentials to create arguably the most innovative 3D animation to date. Employing a unique hybrid of CGI and stop-motion technology, PARANORMAN tells of a town besieged by rudely awakened and rather irate zombies. The town’s only hope of salvation is Norman, a boy blessed with the ability to understand the zombies’ language (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee, in a role that could hardly be more different from his character in THE ROAD). As he battles with ghosts, witches and moronic adults as well as the living dead, Norman’s supernatural powers are entertainingly stretched to their limits, and the film’s breathtaking pace is further enhanced by stellar voicing from the likes of John Goodman, Elaine Stritch and Casey Affleck.
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.