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Sunday, December 04, 2016

4 Family Friendly Movies To Watch This December 2016

I really like Common Sense Media's Movie Reviews because they are really useful for parents who wish to check out whether a certain movie is child friendly. They will first list out the age group for the movie and give ratings on the educational value, positive messages, positive role models, violence and scariness, language and other inappropriate stuff.

Below you will find the official trailers of some of the movies currently playing in cinemas. Do hop over to the common sense media links before each video trailer to find out the suitability of the movies for your kids.

1. Moana 

Moana is an animated Disney adventure about a teenager who navigates the seas on a mission. She meets the demi-God Maui and they go on an action packed adventure amidst great music and a kaleidoscope of ocean views.

What parents need to know about this movie.

Released on 1 December 2016, Moana is rated P13 and is 113 minutes long

2. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

This is a prequel to the Harry Potter movies. That means it is about the back-story or events that come before the Harry Potter movie series. Set in 1926 (about 70 years before Harry Potter studies his textbooks at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry), the story follows the adventures of Newt Scamander, the author of the Hogwarts textbook. Expect witches, wizards and lots of magical creatures in this prequel.

What parents need to know about this movie.

Released on 17 November 2016, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is rated P13 and is 135 minutes long.

3. Marvel Comic's Dr Strange

Dr Strange is not your average superhero. He is a brilliant but arrogant surgeon who trains with a mystic known as the Ancient One after his career was destroyed to become a powerful sorcerer who defends the world against evil.

Is Dr Strange suitable for kids?

Released since 27 October 2016, Dr Strange is rated P13 and runs for 115 minutes

4. Upin & Ipin Jeng Jeng Jeng (BM)

We all know Upin & Ipin. In this movie adaptation, they interact with a real world girl, Balqis. Balqis is a 10 year old orphan girl who can communicate with the animated characters Upin & Ipin. She gets Upin & Ipin to help her find struggling rocker Awie to help raise funds and save her orphanage from being taken over by a heartless businessman.

Read Star 2's review on Upin & Ipin Jeng Jeng Jeng here.

Released on 24 November 2016, the movie is rated U and runs for 98 minutes.


5. Sing

The world's greatest singing competition is here. Sing is like a cross between glee, zootopia and American Idol. Sing is an animated comedy about a koala named Buster Moon who tries to save his theatre by running the world's greatest singing competition. Looking forward to the Sing Sountracks.

To be released on 8 December 2016, this movie has a running time of 108 minutes. Since it will be released overseas on 21 December, you will probably have to catch it before you can read the full review for Sing.

6. Star Wars Rogue One

Remember the recent Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope? Rogue One precedes that. All this going back and forth can sometimes be a little bit confusing but when you're a fan of any series, you're a fan and you don't mind watching them in any order. In this part, a group of unlikely heroes unite on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction that can destroy entire worlds.

No review at this time of writing, here's a preview of Star Wars Rogue One instead.

To be released on 15 December 2016, this movie is rated P13 and has a running time of 134 minutes

7. Ballerina

Ballerina is an animated musical fantasy adventure about a poor orphaned girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina. She runs away to Paris and pretends to be a spoiled rich girl to train at the Paris Opera. This is the story about her training and the challenges she has to go through to make her dreams a reality.

To be released on 15 December 2016 and running for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, Ballerina is rated 7.9/10 at IMDB

You may also like to read:
4 Places To Bring Your Kids Skating In The Klang Valley
12 Klang Valley Malls To Bring Your Kids This Christmas 2016

Other interesting links:
School Holiday Programmes December 2016

Network with Malaysian parents
Malaysia Primary and Secondary School Parents On Facebook


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