Easter comes late in March this year and to give you plenty of things to see over the holiday period, here is a guide to the best cinema listings for families in the coming weeks.
Oz The Great and Powerful 3D – 8th March
Cinema audiences across the country will be returning to the fantastic Land of Oz this year with Oz The Great
and Powerful in 3D. James Franco stars as Oz, a small-time magician with dubious ethics who unexpectedly arrives in a magical land and ends up embroiled in a struggle between good and evil that could split the land in two. This is an amazing treat for the whole family and also stars Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – 15th March
Pairing up comedic double act Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey is a sure-fire way to ensure big laughs in the cinema. In this upcoming romp, Carrell plays talented magician Burt Wonderstone whose career is on the ropes after a falling out with his partner Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi). With a slick new street magician (Carrey) stealing the spotlight, Burt must convince Anton to reunite for one amazing comeback show. This will be a lot of fun for the family this Easter but with a PG-13 rating, it may not be suitable for very young children.
The Croods – 22nd March
Created by Dreamworks, the company behind Shrek and the Madagascar films, you are assured of great family entertainment with The Croods. Following a prehistoric family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when their homeland is destroyed by an earthquake. Travelling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures and amazing new friends. Children will love this bright and entertaining feature while parents will love the easy-going humour.
Jack the Giant Slayer – 22nd March
Forget what you know about the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk – Bryan Singer’s take on the traditional fairytale includes far more action and adventure than the book ever did. The film tells the story of an ancient war between humans and a race of giants which is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds. Rated PG-13, this film might be a bit too scary for very little ones, but older children and adults will love it.
Finding Nemo – 29th March
Another chance to see one of the greatest animated films in history at the cinema, Finding Nemo will be re-released in UK theatres this Easter. Following the story of Marlin the clownfish (Albert Brooks) as he tries to find his lost son Nemo, this is a wonderfully enchanting tale that will please the whole family. Children will love the bright animation and colourful characters, while parents will enjoy the subtle humour and entertaining storyline.
This article was written by Kathryn Thompson, a freelance writer and mom to three young daughters. Kathryn enjoys checking out the Rewardit store to see what she can spend her hard earned rewards on! and regularly enters the fun sweepstakes, competitions and entries for the chance to earn some exciting prizes.