A modern-day spin on the classic Cinderella story, What a Girl Wants follows rebellious teenager Daphne Reynolds (played by a pre-troubled Amanda Bynes) as she leaves her New York apartment in search of her well-to-do British father (Colin Firth at self-deprecating best).
Rowan Atkinson reprises his beloved role as a bumbling, mumbling buffoon for a feature-length film. Mr. Bean causes chaos in France after winning a holiday in the south coast; hijinks ensue, resulting in Bean somehow making his way to the Cannes Film Festival.
Three mischievous and irritatingly squeaky-voiced chipmunks invade the home of a struggling songwriter. While they at first reach the dizzying heights of superstardom, they soon fall foul of of a fierce record label boss. Some of their numbers are surprisingly catchy, in spite of the helium-inspired vocals.
The CGI canine-caper saw a more modern take on the classic Scooby-Doo adventures. A clash of egos saw Mystery Inc. to turn its back on solving crimes, with the five former pals go separate ways. But the gangs are forced to reunite after a series of strange goings-on at Spooky Island.
When a family moves to the crumbling and run-down Spiderwick Estate, twins Jared and Simon, alongside big sister Mallory find themselves exploring a new world inhabited by sprites, fairies and goblins. Very young children may be frightened by some of the film’s more intense chase scenes, but kids who love a scare will be gripped.
George Clooney is quite literally fantastic as Mr. Fox, who decides that his chicken-stealing ways are over and that he must grow up for the sake of his wife and kids. But when three local farmers set out to try and catch him, Mr. Fox resorts to his wily ways…
The re-imagining of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves sees Julia Roberts as the vindictive queen seeking out Lily Collins’ Snow White. It’s bright and sometimes gaudy, but it’s a fairly solid take of a story we all know and love.