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Five family films to see this school holidays

HerCanberra Team

The wind is crisp and the leaves are falling.

It’s an awesome time to explore colourful outdoor play options, but once little hands get too cold or you’re just yearning for a few hours in the warmth without having to lift a finger, it’s time for a trip to the movies.

Ready to sit back and relax? Here are five films that are sure to delight these autumn holidays.

The Boss Baby (G)

From the director of everyone’s favourite Dreamworks’ animation Madagascar, The Boss Baby is sure to have even the littlest ones rolling noisily in the aisles.

While it might be all laughs on the surface, The Boss Baby’s underlying message is all about change in families, and this might be the perfect film for a child who is expecting a new sibling sometime in the future – or perhaps thinks they’d prefer life without theirs.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (G)

One that’s sure to be a winner these holidays is Smurfs: The Lost Village, especially for the younger bubs in the audience.

Full of physical humour, the tale of Smurfette taking her buddies on a journey through the Forbidden Forest to uncover the biggest secret in Smurf history is a lighthearted musical. A good pick for younger kids or lovers of slapstick humour.

The Lego Batman Movie (PG)

If “Everything is awesooooooome, everything is cool when you’re part of a team!” was the song of your household in 2014, it’s time to do it all again.

Lego Batman (who, let’s be honest, was your favourite character of the Lego Movie) is back with his very own cinematic vehicle and set of challenges as the lonely Bruce Wayne struggles with the his nemesis the Joker and an unwelcome new partner (Lego Robin).

As the movie says, “Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman”, which your kids will definitely want to be after seeing this movie.

FOR THE OLDER KIDS

A Silent Voice (M)

Exclusive to Dendy, A Silent Voice is the perfect fit for older kids who are into anime or manga or love the films of Japanese Studio Ghibli like Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.  

The film centres around a deaf girl and her primary school bully when they meet many years later. A soulful meditation on bullying, friendship and redemption.

Colossal (M)

One for young video game fanatics and teenagers, Colossal tells the story of a woman who is able to control a giant monster from thousands of kilometres away. No, really.

Absurd and hilarious at times, parents will love the powerful performance by Anne Hathaway as she plays a train-wreck fumbling toward recovery and teens will love the sheer epic scale of the film.

Find session times and book tickets now on Dendy’s website. There will also be special vouchers given with every ticket over the long weekend with the chance to get discounted candy bar goods, discounted tickets and more.

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