HOL­I­DAY HE­ROES TO THE RESCUE

Has school-hol­i­day cabin fever set in? Here are five flicks you can plonk the kids in front of while you en­joy the peace and a choc-top

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THE BOSS BABY (G)

When a mum and dad bring home a new baby, their son Tim no­tices a few strange things about him. His name is Boss Baby, he wears a suit, car­ries a briefcase, prefers sushi and espresso shots over breast milk and baby for­mula and, per­haps strangest of all, he can speak flu­ently and sounds like a mid­dle-aged busi­ness­man. The typ­i­cal sib­ling rivalry en­sues but when Tim re­alises Boss Baby is ac­tu­ally an un­der­cover spy who has been sent to en­sure the con­tin­u­a­tion of ba­bies ev­ery­where, they team up.

SMURFS: THE LOST VIL­LAGE (G)

Best friends Smur­fette, Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty are alerted to the fact that they might not be the only Smurfs in ex­is­tence and that the myth­i­cal Lost Vil­lage might not be so myth­i­cal. They use a spe­cial map that guides them through the For­bid­den For­est, an enchanted won­der­land that’s filled with mag­i­cal crea­tures. Their ad­ven­ture leads them on a course to dis­cover the big­gest se­cret in Smurf his­tory as they race against time and the evil wizard Gargamel to find the mys­te­ri­ous vil­lage.

THE LEGO BAT­MAN MOVIE (PG)

Bat­man is not the hum­ble hero we’re used to in this Lego ver­sion. He’s still just as awe­some, but he makes sure ev­ery­one also knows how awe­some he is. There are big changes brew­ing in Gotham, but if Bat­man wants to save the city from the Joker’s hos­tile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vig­i­lante thing, try to work with oth­ers and learn to lighten up. When Al­fred re­minds Bat­man he adopted a child some time ago, some­thing Bat­man had to­tally for­got­ten, he finds an un­likely side­kick.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (PG)

Af­ter her fa­ther is im­pris­oned by a ter­ri­fy­ing beast, Belle goes to find him and sac­ri­fices her­self to save her fa­ther, be­com­ing The Beast’s pris­oner. Lit­tle does she know, he is ac­tu­ally a prince who was cursed by an en­chantress, a curse that can only be lifted if he finds true love. The Beast’s em­ploy­ees, who were also cursed with be­com­ing house­hold items, see their op­por­tu­nity for the spell to be lifted and do what they can to in­spire true love. You’ll love sing­ing along to the clas­sic sound­track.

PEPPA PIG: MY FIRST MOVIE EX­PE­RI­ENCE (G)

Join Peppa on her first Aus­tralian hol­i­day as she vis­its her friend Kylie Kan­ga­roo and fam­ily. On this ex­clu­sive four­part ad­ven­ture see Peppa visit the out­back for a bar­be­cue, learn to surf, throw a boomerang and see the Great Bar­rier Reef in a sub­ma­rine. Watch out for spe­cial new ap­pear­ances from Mr Wal­laby, a platy­pus and a koala.

Join the blue crew on a new Smurfs ad­ven­ture.

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