What is FILMCLUB?
Our FILMCLUB aims to make a wide range of films available to young people, which challenge, unite, educate, amaze and inspire. Your child will have the opportunity to explore the wonderful world of film and use the FILMCLUB website www.filmclub.org to search for the films they want to watch, submit reviews and enter exciting competitions!
Where and when does FILMCLUB meet?
The films will be shown in the hall between 3:10 and 5:00 (depending on the film duration) on the first Thursday of each Half-Term. The films will be advertised in advance of the screening. An entrance fee of £1.00 will be charged to cover cost of refreshments.
Teachers supervising the running of FILMCLUB will show films that are suitable for your children’s age, however from time to time we may show a higher certification that your child’s age group, that we deem suitable and appropriate. For example a PG rating. Film classifications are explained below. For more details, visit the www.bbfc.co.uk
U – Suitable for audiences aged four years and over. U films should be set within a positive moral framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror.
‘PG’ Parental Guidance – General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children
12A – Suitable for 12 years and over. Responsibility for allowing under-12s to view lies with the accompanying or supervising adult.
‘15’ – Suitable only for 15 years and over
How does my child join? By completing consent form or see Mr Tipton.
Once they have joined FILMCLUB your child can choose which films to watch but to be involved please read, complete and sign the consent form below and return to Mr Tipton.
The next film is
8th June 2017 - Moana
Moana is a courageous teenager who seeks to follow in the footsteps of her ancestors by traversing the dangerous Oceanic seas. Accompanied by a demi-god named Maui who she meets along the way, Moana sets sail for a fabled island to help save her people. On their journey, the two encounter mythological monsters and spirits which they must overcome, with Moana also searching for her own identity. Disney’s latest animation is a film full of adventure and music which also emphases the folklore of Oceanic cultures.
27th April 2017 - Trolls
Based on the popular dolls of the same name, Trolls is a colourful, energetic and musical adventure. Princess Poppy – the head of the Troll village – is permanently happy, as are the other trolls, all except Branch. However, when the troll-eating monsters known as the Bergens kidnap their friends, Princess Poppy and Branch set out on a dangerous mission to save them, leaving the Troll world behind. Filled with catchy pop songs old and new, including original compositions from Justin Timberlake, this is an entertaining frenzy of emotions packed full of visual humour.
2nd March 2017 - The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling’s beloved story of a young boy raised in the Indian jungle by wolves gets a visually lavish live-action adaptation. Despite friendships with loyal bear Baloo and Bagheera the panther, the jungle remains a dangerous place for Mowgli, full of nasty predators. Under threat from vicious man-eating tiger Shere Khan and sinister serpent Baa, Mowgli is forced on an epic but dangerous journey of self-discovery. With an all-encompassing and immersive environment to play with, combining live-action with CGI, the film mixes spectacle with heart and a sincere message around destruction of the environment. Fans of the animated version’s classic tunes will also be relieved to hear they receive another outing.
5th January 2017 - The BFG
10-year-old Sophie is lying awake in a London orphanage one night while everyone else is quietly dreaming. As she looks out of the window, she is shocked to see a 24-foot giant who picks her up and whisks her away to his home in Giant Country. Once she is there, Sophie discovers that the Big Friendly Giant is not so scary. However there are even bigger foes out there who want nothing more than to eat her up. As their friendship develops, the two lonely characters realise that they need to get rid of the other giants forever, so hatch a devious plan. This enchanting, visually sumptuous adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic ignites the imagination, containing heartfelt lessons about learning to stand up for yourself and other human beans.
9th June 2016 - The Good Dinosaur
25th February 2016 - Cinderella
There have been lots of adaptations of Charles Perrault’s fairy tale told on film already. Often very funny and full of warmth, this colourful live-action version is traditional, yet magical, helped immensely by fabulous costumes and spectacular sets that will enchant audiences all over again. In this version, Cinderella continues to exude kindness and courage to all creatures, in spite of facing a great tragedy as a young girl. Meanwhile her stepmother is given a slightly more complicated backstory than we are used to.
7th January 2016 - Inside Out
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
5th November 2015 - Hotel Transylvania
Having an over-protective parent is one thing, but can you imagine if your dad also happened to be Dracula, the notorious vampire? Welcome to Mavis's world - namely the Hotel Transylvania, which her father created as a sanctuary for ordinary, decent monsters and ghouls, safe from that most ghastly of creatures: the human being. At the tender age of 118, Mavis begins to get itchy feet and longs to see the outside world, much to Dracula's distress. To make things even more complicated, a dippy human turns up at the hotel and falls in love with her.
16th April 2015 - Paddington - Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, PADDINGTON follows the comic misadventures of a polite young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realise that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck (‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’) and offer him a temporary haven. But little do the Browns realise just how much comic mayhem one young bear will bring to their family life, and when this rarest of bears catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn’t long before his home – and very existence – is under threat ...
26th February 2015 - Rio 2 - In this colourful sequel, Blu, Jewel and their kids leave their blissful domestic life in vibrant Rio De Janeiro for an exciting adventure to the Amazon rainforest. Once there, they encounter a host of new born-to-be-wild characters, including Jewel’s long-lost father, who is not too impressed with Blu’s housebound upbringing. As Blu tries to fit in, illegal loggers arrive and threaten to destroy the bird’s habitat, while the dastardly Nigel is in hot pursuit of the macaws with his own special plan of revenge. Full of energy and great musical numbers, this is as much a celebration of Brazil as it is a timely lesson in adapting to new environments and protecting endangered species and ecosystems.
8th January 2015 - Maleficent - With her pointed headdress and imposing staff the wicked fairy Maleficent is one of Disney’s most iconic and sinister villains. This modern retelling takes the animated classic, Sleeping Beauty, as a starting point to tell the story of how a once-good fairy became the Mistress of All Evil. The tale of Maleficent’s betrayal, the loss of her wings and her curse on Princess Aurora adds a darker tone to the story so expect dramatic battles and incredible new creatures alongside the familiar fairy tale fantasy.
6th November 2014 - The Lego Movie - The computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
5th June 2014 - Frozen - Elsa and Anna are two young princesses of the mountainous kingdom of Arendelle. They were once very close, until an accident caused by Elsa's ice-making powers pushed them apart. Now soon to become Queen, Elsa's worry over her powers has built so much that an emotional outburst causes her to cast the whole kingdom into eternal winter. With the help of gung-ho mountain man Kristoff and friendly snowman Olaf, Princess Anna must find her sister and save Arendelle. Inspired by the 19th-century fairytale The Snow Queen by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, Frozen is a fun-filled snowy adventure that puts an inventive twist on the fairytale tradition while carrying the original tales message of the power of love over evil.
1st May 2014 - Turbo - An ambitious garden snail chases a big dream in this amusing animated comedy. Obsessed with speed, underdog Turbo is desperate to compete in the world's most famous race, the Indy 500. Unfortunately, his ultra-slow pace makes this an impossible wish; until, one day, a freak accident leaves the mollusk with the super-swiftness he craves. Now as fast as a bullet, Turbo gets to prove his new talent when he and his brother, Chet, are captured by a snail-racing human who sets him on an amazing adventure. With attractive visuals and a great voice cast, this heart-warming celebration of family, friendship and being yourself is simply plotted but lots of fun ' especially for younger club members.
6th March 2014 - The Croods - Prehistoric life is tough for Eep Crood. She is desperate to get out and explore her surroundings, but her ultra-strict father is only concerned with survival and keeps his family in the safety of the cave. 'Never not be afraid!' he tells Eep. However, when their home disappears, the Croods have no choice but to embrace their environment. They find some things to be afraid of (nasty creatures with sharp teeth) but also discover a breathtaking world of natural beauty, plus a cave boy, Guy, who predicts the world will end. Can they find a new place to call home?
9th January 2014 - Monsters University - When we last saw Mike and Sulley, in 2001, they were at Monsters Incorporated, working on new ways to collect energy, to replace the old method (making children scream). Jump forward to 2013 and they are just as funny but a little bit . . . younger. Monsters University takes us back to the monsters' roaring student days, as Mike and Sulley's friendship is tested by the rules of the college campus (Mike isn't allowed to hang around with Sulley's popular, scary friends). This long-awaited prequel leads us beyond downtown Monstropolis and lets us see more of the monster world.
7th November 2013 - Wreck it Ralph - Disney dazzles with this inventive computer-animated comedy that imagines what would happen if arcade game characters could come to life and go game-hopping after dark. A frantic, rainbow-coloured confection packed with clever and hilarious in-jokes, it sees massive-fisted villain Ralph decide to change his reputation as a brainless destroyer by escaping into other games in his arcade and becoming a hero instead. But while this noble mission lets him explore visually amazing new worlds, it also has terrible repercussions, accidentally unleashing a powerful digital enemy that threatens the entire video game universe. Of course, it's up to Ralph and some unlikely allies to save the day, in a feast of fun and excitement that will delight viewers of all ages.
6th June 2013 - Brave - From the makers of Toy Story and Finding Nemo, Disney Pixar brings you the magical, mythical world of the Scottish Highlands. Rebellious Princess Merida doesn’t see why she needs to get married, but her mother insists it is her destiny. As the Scottish clans gather to offer up their best men to compete for Merida’s hand in marriage she decides to take her fate into her own hands. With the help of a strange witch she unleashes a spell to change her mother’s mind but instead stirs up an ancient, beastly legend. Bringing the beauty of the Scottish Highlands to life and telling the cautionary tale of being careful what you wish for, this is fairytale animation at its best.
18th April 2013 - Madagascar 3
The Madagascar crew returns for an energetic and visually more ambitious second sequel. Increasingly homesick for their beloved New York City zoo, lion Alex, zebra Marty, giraffe Melman and hippo Gloria inadvertently end up going wild across Europe, as they do everything they can to get back to America. Hot on their tails is a hilariously relentless animal control officer, who wants them wiped out ' and even intends to hang Alex's head on her crowded trophy wall. So to evade capture, the pals join a down-on-its-luck travelling circus that they set about reinventing in their own inimitable style. With plenty of laughs, enjoyable new characters and some great animation, this is a colourful and really fun-packed adventure.
10th January 2013 - How to Train Your Dragon
In the world Hiccup grows up in, things are fairly simple. Vikings fear and hate dragons, and so they have to learn how to fight them. Hiccup is a little different, though, and he befriends a young dragon instead, which has the big advantage of meaning they can go flying together. Of course, there are plenty of other Vikings who think this is complete madness. This 3D computer animated adventure is sweet and funny - and has a couple of thrilling battle scenes for action fans.
1st November 2012 - Gnomeo and Juliet.
Review by Krystian Woznicki
My favourite characters are the frog because she had a good personality and was extremely funny and a bit nosey and Gnomeo, who is a gentleman as a garden gnome and takes pride in his skills and his garden.
The film is about Gnomeo and Juliet, a blue team and a red team. The blue team does not like the red team and the red team does not like the blue team. In the beginning Mrs Montague and Mr Capulet are two elderly neighbours who despise each other. When they leave the garden objects come to lifein bothe of their gardens but there is one person who wants to get a beautiful flower which is on top of an old brown shed. That flower means Juliet will get the trust of her father. But at the next garden Mrs Blueberry's husband has buried a flower inside the toilet to give back memories.
I would recommend this film because it was a good film, a funny film too, I could watch it again because it was so good and interesting about love of two people in love but they were garden gnomes.
Make sure you have joined the FILMCLUB and you return your permission slip to Mr Tipton if you want to watch this film.