From the animators of Shrek comes another grahical piece of eye candy for the kids.
How to Train Your Dragon is a tale about a young, accident-prone Viking who befriends a dragon. The problem is his village has been as war with the flying reptiles for centuries.
Hiccup manages to shoot a dragon down following another attack on his village. The next day he goes in search of it, only to find he's injured the creature's tail and it can't fly properly. Hiccup feels obliged to help the creature and the two secretly become friends.
Inevitably though like all films that have used this basic story before, his secret gets found out. Then it is a race against time to save the other villagers.
The film is nice in 3D but nothing special. If you opted for the 2D option you would not miss much. The story is a little bland, there are no clever plot twists or surprises along the way.
And Hiccup's voice seems to be monotone all the way through.
But with that aside the film is really good. The visuals, especially during flight scenes are beautiful and there's some good gags. Kids will definitely enjoy it.
Based on a children's book by Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon is an animated film about a young viking called Hiccup who befriends a dragon despite his tribe's long standing feud with the creatures.
Tim Burton's take on the children's classic, Alice in Wonderland does not disappoint.
Although seeing it in 3D is not quite as good as some other movies out just now and the plot is not as grown-up as originally portrayed it is still a good revamp of a story most of us only recall through Disney's earlier cartoon version.
If you did not like Disney's original cartoon film you will likely have reservations about this one. But rest assure they are ill-founded.
The story is simple enough for children to follow and the acting is good enough to keep the adults happy. Although the depth to characters is somewhat wanting.
Alice returns to Wonderland at the age of 19 and must confront the Red Queen who has taken over the land.
But Alice is convinced that she is only dreaming her experiences. She also believes her first adventures there when she was six years old was the stuff of dreams.
But it is not until the end of the film that it dawns on her that Wonderland is a real place. This is despite enough clues earlier on in the movie that would hit most other people like a brick. The audience will be forgiven for thinking that she is a little slow.
Director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp serve up their latest duo offering in this real life version of Alice in Wonderland.
Although the film borrows heavily from the original books by Lewis Carroll, typically of a Dinsey film the main plot is entirely the company's design.
Alice returns to Wonderland as a 17-year-old teenager. Since her absence the world has been taken over by the Red Queen. Now Alice must join forces with the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) and all the other crazy characters of her childhood to defeat the queen.
Alice in Wonderland is in cinemas from today.
Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin star in this light romantic comedy about love and divorce.
Meryl Streep plays divorcee Jane. Jane still gets on with her former husband but when the two have dinner, old flames reignite.
But things are not so straight forward as her ex-husband is now in a relationship with another woman.
It's Complicated is in cinemas now.
Jame Cameron can breathe a sigh of relief as his big budget intergalatic flick has won audiences the world over.
Many thought the multi-million pound movie would not live up to the initital hype generated by select preview groups who saw it last summer once released to a global audience.
But luckily for James Cameron it did.
Avatar tells the tale of former marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) who is given a second chance after he becomes disabled. Jake is asked to travel to the jungle-covered world on Pandora to carry-on where his twin brother left off before he died.
Through the use of mentally controlled, homegrown blue aliens Sam and his colleagues must infiltrate the native population of Pandora to win their hearts and minds. Unbeknown to the aliens, their village lies on top of a very rare metal which the army wants to sell for millions.
Sam is ordered to gain their trust and provide strategic information for his bosses so they can extract the metal by force if necessary. However, spending time with the natives allows him a new take on life.
With breath taking graphics and a deeply emotive storyline, Avatar is a movie that is difficult to falter besides the aliens sometimes looking cartoony around the eyes.
Not to be confused with the film adaption of the kid's cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender, director James Cameron's Christmas sci-fi is tipped to be one of the biggest movies in years with promises it will launch films into a new era of 3D cinema.
Sam Worthington plays Jake Sully, a soldier who is paralysed from the waist down. Samis offered the chance to regain his feet - but there is a catch. He must travel to the distant world of Pandora and infiltrate an alien society in the guise of his own mind-controlled alien to track down a rare, precious metal which his men want.
But as Sam gets closer to the natives will he change sides?
Avatar is out from the 16th of December.
As the name implies, the movie is set in the not too distant future. The film is based on a significant date in the Mayan calender that the world will end in 2012.
John Cusack must somehow survive the end of the world and save his children.
2012 is in cinemas now.
Teenage girls have been going crazy for the latest release in the Twilight series of films, adapted from the book series of the same name.
Twilight: New Moon returns to the romance of human Bella Swan and her boyfriend vampire Edward Cullen. But the two seperate and after a bad bout of depression Bella finds comfort in a new love interest Jacob Black. However, things get a little hairy when it turns our Jacob is a werewolf and Bella must choose between the two men.
Twilight: New Moon is in cinemas now.
Just when you thought the Disney Pixar shed would be running out of ideas for good films they go ahead and release this little gem.
A film not as hyped as some other previous titles, Up is nevertheless one of the better films to come out of the Pixar stable.
Seventy-eight-year-old Carl feels life has passed him by following the death of his wife. As a youngster he had always dreamed of travelling on an adventures but somehow never quite got round to it.
Following a row that gets out of hand with a construction site worker, it is decided Carl should be sent to a retirment home. However, the old zoo entertainer escapes by turning his home into a flying contraption with balloons.
It is then that he discovers Russell, a young scout he met a few days before clinging to his porch for dear life. Putting up with the ever inquisitive eight-year-old Carl continues his journey to the mystical Paradise Falls where he hopes to land his home and live out the rest of his days in peace.
But it is when they arrive and meet 'Kevin', a bizarre, blue coloured, over-sized ostrich-like bird that their adventure really takes off.
The CGI in Up is of noticable better quality than compared to some previous Pixar titles but without losing its cartoon magic. The tale is pacey with a slow introduction to the main characters and riddled with good one liners throughout (especially from the talking dogs).
Up is in cinemas now.