Pete’s Dragon is new to order

5th December, 2016

New on DVD this week is Disney's live-action remake of their own 1977 animation, Pete's Dragon, in which a young boy finds himself stranded in a forest for years, with only a huge green dragon for company.

Also released is Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism, a film adaptation of Georgia Byng's popular book series, DC Comics' Suicide Squad, which sees the most dangerous supervillains transformed into a ragtag team of anti-heroes, and animated sequel Ice Age: Collision Course.

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Pete's DragonPete's Dragon PG (7+) 

Duration: 103mins
Year: 2016
Director(s)David Lowery
CastRobert RedfordWes BentleyKarl UrbanCraig Hall, Bryce Dallas HowardOakes FegleyEsmée Myers

Pete and his parents are driving along one day – reading a story called Elliot Gets Lost – when suddenly the car crashes. Pete spends the next six years of his life in a North American forest – relying on his mother’s lingering words reminding him to be brave – with a newfound companion: a big green dragon who he names Elliot. Fiercely protective of each other, the two must evade capture from a mercenary hunter or risk being separated forever. This live-action remake of the 1977 children’s classic is an emotional and adventurous tale of loss, independence and the bonds of friendship.

Below, Bryce Dallas Howard talks about independent and authentic filmmaking, using film to tackle weighty themes, and being brave with your career.

Related FilmsThe Water Horse: Legend Of The DeepBridge To TerabithiaHow To Train Your DragonThe Jungle Book

Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of HypnotismMolly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism U (7+)

Duration: 96mins
Year: 2015
Director(s)Christopher N. Rowley
CastRaffey CassidyEmily WatsonSadie FrostDominic MonaghanAnne-Marie Duff

Life in Hardwick House is tough for Molly Moon and her friend Rocky, living under the watchful eye of orphanage director Miss Adderstone, who makes it her mission to uphold Hardwick’s slogan ‘Chin Up, Work Hard, Be Useful’. Banned from TV or even the simple pleasure of singing, Molly and Rocky retreat to the library, where they discover a mysterious book that promises to reveal the art of hypnotism. When Rocky is suddenly adopted, Molly is dismayed to lose her only friend and heads off to London, book in hand, to try and bring him back. Arriving in the big city, the thrill of using her newfound hypnotic powers takes hold, leading Molly to take her life in a dramatic new direction.

Related FilmsHarry Potter and The Philosopher's StoneMatildaWilly Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryThe Secret of Moonacre

Ice Age: Collision CourseIce Age: Collision Course U (5+)

Duration: 94mins
Year: 2016
Director(s): Mike ThurmeierGalen T. Chu
Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Simon Pegg, Nick Offerman

Scrat’s long-lasting pursuit of the elusive acorn propels him into outer space where he inadvertently sets off a chain reaction, resulting in several asteroids heading for a collision course with planet Earth. Quickly realising that asteroids have previously caused extinctions across species in the past, Buck and the rest of The Herd set out to find a way to stop it. Together they head towards the crash site of previous asteroids, arriving at a community named Geotopia, where they must convince the other animals of the impending danger facing them all.

Related Films: Night at the Museum, Night at the Museum, The Jungle Book, A Beautiful Planet

Suicide SquadSuicide Squad 15 (14+)

Duration: 123mins
Year: 2016
Director(s): David Ayer
Cast: Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney

Following the death of the world’s premier superhero, the population is facing a mysterious, seemingly formidable new threat, and nobody really knows what to do. But Intelligence Officer Amanda Waller has a plan. A top-secret team of the planet’s most dangerous, deranged and incarcerated villains will be assembled and supplied with the most powerful arsenal of weapons at the government’s disposal. In exchange for their clemency, they must team up to defeat the enigmatic new enemy. What could possibly go wrong? Bringing together a rogues gallery of some of the DC Universe’s most legendary characters this violent, willfully anarchic blockbuster aims to inject a burst of energy and rebellion to the ever expanding comic book world.

Related Films: War of the Worlds, The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, Fury

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