Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch in this animated adaptation of Dr Seuss’ beloved holiday classic.
The Grinch is a cynical grump who plots to ruin Christmas after his neighbours in Whoville decide to make their festivities three times bigger than the year before. But his nefarious plan to pose as Santa and steal the holiday gets tangled up in the good-natured schemes of a cheery young girl and her friends.
Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, this is a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.
Dir: Danny DeVito With: Mara Wilson, Pam Ferris, Danny DeVito
The grouchy no-hoper Wormwoods are parents to a very sweet girl, Matilda, who also happens to be a genius. Ignored at home and left to her own devices, she soon digests the entire contents of the local library before being sent to Crunchem Hall, a nightmarish school headed by the sadistic Miss Trunchbull. It’s here that her abilities come to the fore, her brain power and telekinetic powers attracting the attention of sweet and warm-natured rose amongst thorns Miss Honey.
Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen
Voices: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc. USA 1940. 88 mins.
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.
Brooklyn teen Miles Morales thinks there’s only one Spider-Man. But when a nefarious kingpin opens a portal into a parallel dimension, Miles discovers his world is just a small slice of the Spider-Verse, and he’s just one of many who can wear the mask.
Developed by The Lego Movie masterminds Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wanted the film to feel like ‘walking inside a comic book’, Into The Spider-Verse is the freshest Spider-Man story yet, and delivers a dynamic blend of humour, action and gorgeous, groundbreaking animation.
In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes' Cold War fable, a giant alien robot crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.