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Top Five Summer Films on DVD It’s a good idea to have a stock of emergency DVDs on standby this summer, just in case the weather disappoints and the kids are trapped indoors. Here are our top five recent releases that are sure to keep the whole family entertained! 5. Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn. Quite frankly this terrified us; is it a cartoon, is it live action? But the kids will enjoy the non-stop action and comedy from Steven Spielberg.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Everyone’s favourite bat-obsessed sociopath with daddy issues is back! Ever since Christopher Nolan’s gritty reimagining of Gotham City’s darkest hero in Batman Begins, audiences have been tearing off their finger nails in anticipation of sequels. 2008’s follow up The Dark Knight was a massive box office success, and we have similar hopes for this latest bat-outing. Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face’s crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane (Tom Hardy), overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN. Really? Again? But it’s only been a few years… Ok. Well it seems as if we’re in for another reincarnation of spidy; he of the sticky hands and secret geek persona. Quite frankly we’re just going with it,

despite Tobey Maguire being replaced with Brit kid Andrew Garfield. Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner.

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT. If there’s one thing guaranteed to make us laugh, its talking, wise-cracking, extinct animals. Let’s hope scientists soon perfect Jurassic Park-like DNA cloning so we can all have a chat to grumpy woolly mammoth. But in all seriousness, the money-making juggernaut that is the Ice Age series is back, and this time our heroes are set adrift. Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

4. The Smurfs. Everyone’s favourite blue characters are given a 21st century makeover (which means remade in CGI) and let loose in New York City. 3. Pirates Of The Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides. Stranger indeed. But the sight of warm, balmy beaches and Johnny Depps’ sweaty face is certain to pique the interest of even the most frustrated of children. 2. Hugo. A Martin Scorsese film you’ll be happy for your kids to watch. A wonderful adventure and story of discovery. 1. Harry Potter Complete Box Set. This has to be the winner! All eight magical films in one box at last. Even if the rain pours down all summer, this is bound to keep the kids happy. Say Expelliarmus to boredom and Avada Kadavra to the rain.

Patricia Hodge

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Your Local Link Magazine July 2012