The Super Mario Brothers movie (2023)

When struggling plummers Mario and his brother Luigi are suddenly transported (via a mysterious green tube) to a land mostly populated by mushroom people and somewhat violent turtles, they find themselves caught in the middle of a rampaging character named Bowser who will stop at nothing to claim the hand of the lovely Princess Peach.

1hr. 32min.

Puss in Boots: the Last Wish (2022)

When devil-may-care living Puss is suddenly told he is down to the last of his 9 lives, he decides to find a legendary star that has fallen to earth and obtain it’s one wish to give him more time. Along the way he runs into some old acquaintances and makes new friends and starts to reexamine his life in this often hilarious and touching tale.

1hr. 40min.

The Boss Baby 2; Family Business (2021)

Tim and Ted Templeton are all grown up now and Tim has a happy family, but he can’t help feel a little at a loss with the more materially successful Ted. The two have drifted apart over the years, so when Tims’ youngest (baby Tina) reveals herself to be a part of Baby Corp and needs Tim and Ted to work together again on a mission, Tim jumps at the chance. The two brothers must put aside their differences and heal old hurts in order to save the day.

1hr. 47min.

Minions: the Rise of Gru (2022)

The origins of Gru and his minions are further explored in this film set in the 1970s, where a preteen Gru has dreams of becoming a supervillain. It seems to him that his overly helpful minions are spoiling his chances, but in a sudden turn of events it’s soon apparent that the minions just might be the only ones that can save Gru.

With an all star cast and a soundtrack of memorable period songs, this hilarious installment in the Despicable Me franchise was well worth the wait.

1hr. 27min.

Wallace & Gromit; the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2006)

Inventor Wallace and his sidekick Gromit have invented an ingenious device in order to catch the rabbits that plague the gardens of their little village.  When a mysterious beast known as the Were-Rabbit appears in the town causing even more destructions the villagers want a stop put to it.  It all comes to a head the night of their annual vegetable competition, when its up to Gromit to save the vegetables AND the Were-Rabbit.

1hr. 25min.

Scaramouche (1952)

Set in the turbulent times leading to the French Revolution, Andre (Stewart Granger) isn’t very interested in politics or the current unrest.  It’s not until his firebrand friend Philippe (Richard Anderson) is taunted into a duel with a master swordsman Noel (Mel Ferrer) and easily killed, that Andre decides to not only take up Philippes’ political mantel but also train in swordsmanship so that he is able to one day challenge Noel and avenge his friend.

The climatic duel set in an opera house is one of the finest in cinematic history.

1hr. 55min.

The Hunter (1980)

Ralph ‘Papa’ Thorson (Steve McQueen) makes his living by tracking down bail jumpers and returning them for a bounty.  It’s sometimes funny sometimes dangerous work that he’s starting to think he’s getting too old for.  This sentiment is agreed on my his schoolteacher girlfriend Dotty (Kathryn Harrold) who’s pregnant with Ralphs’ child.  Impending fatherhood and threats over the phone by a psychopath that he put away years before, puts the pressure on as Ralph tries to get his life and priorities together.

Based on a true story, this was McQueens’ final film.

1hr. 37min.

Doctor Syn (1937)

The story is set in the late 18th century in a small fishing village that may or may not make its livelihood from goods smuggled in off the coast.  When soldiers arrive to find the smugglers, this sets in motion a number of plans by several people; one of which is the kindly vicar Doctor Syn (George Arliss), who mysteriously appeared in the village 20 years ago. Also featuring Margaret Lockwood and Roy Emerton.

1hr. 18min.

Luca (2021)

Set near a small Italian fishing village during the 1950s, the story follows young sea-creature Luca as he spends his time caring for his families’ school of goatfish and dreaming of a life above the water. Fortunately he befriends the daring and somewhat reckless Alberto who is more than willing to aid Luca in following his dreams. The two form a close bond as they explore the village and befriend the locals.  Unbeknownst to them Lucas parents are tracking them down, just as the two boys have entered a local race that if won will change their lives forever.

1hr. 35min.