In Search of the Castaways (1962)

Hayley Mills stars as determined Mary Grant, whos fathers’ ship was lost at sea some two years ago. Maurice Chevalier also stars as a french professor who finds a note in a bottle, supposedly written by Captain Grant. This note sets in motion a search that spans the globe. Nothing will stop Mary; not earthquakes, flashfloods or a despicable villain played to perfection by George Sanders.

1hr. 38min.

Prince Valiant (1954)

Valiant is the son of a viking king and queen who have been driven into exile by a traitor. So, Valiant decides to become a knight for King Arthur in order to be able to take back his father’s throne. He finds another villain in Camelot in the person of the mysterious Black Knight. It isnt long before he realizes the culprit is someone from inside the palace, who has a long range plan.  It also isnt long before Valiant has another complication; his falling in love with a beautiful princess (Janet Leigh). Robert Wagner stars as the title character in this exciting adventure film.

1hr. 40min.

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Based on the novel by Jules Verne, this fascinating film takes you around the globe with Philious Fogg (David Niven) a 19th century gentleman who believes that he can circle the globe in the then unheard of amount of time of just eighty days.  Gigantic bets are made all around the world as to whether he’ll make it or not.  His loyal and clever servant Passepartout (Cantinflas) helps him in and out of many scrapes.  Including the rescueing of a young widowed princess (Shirley Maclaine).

Actually filmed all over the world and an amazing amount of cameos from famous stars, are some of the highlights of this captivating film.

3hrs. 2min.

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

One of Irwin Allens’ (of disaster film fame) first films, this story follows a futuristic sub as it races across the world towards the Mariana Trench, where it must set off a rocket that will save the world from being burned to a crisp by an unexplainable ring of fire encircling the earth. Walter Pidgeon stars as the leader of this intrepid group. Co-starring are Peter Lorre and Barbara Eden as the few that believe the plan will work.

1hr. 45min.

The Land Before Time (1988)

In this classic story, LittleFoot is suddenly separated from his grandparents by an earthquake that also mortally wounds his mother. His only chance of reuniting with them is to follow his mother’s instructions to get to the almost mythical Great Valley. Along the way he befriends other young lost dinosaurs that join him on his journey, that is alternatingly poignant, frightening and humorous.

Featuring the classic If We Hold on Together sung by Diana Ross.

1hr. 9min.

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

This is the classic Jules Verne tale of a group of people who penetrate the core of the earth.  When Professor Lindenbrough (James Mason) finds a 300 year old message from another professor who, in his time, claimed the center of the earth could be reached, it’s only a moment before Lindenbrough is off. Soon though his quest for science quickly becomes one of survival. With him is young Alec (Pat Boone), Carla (Arhlene Dahl) and Hans (former athlete David Thayer).

With groundbreaking special effects this film brings to life the wonders and possibilities that could be “right under our feet”.

2hr. 10min.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

A few years after the events of the first film, we pick up with the main characters as their lives have progressed. Duke and Max’s family has grown as Katie has gotten married and had a son, Liam. Max is so fiercely protective of Liam that he developes some nervous ticks. As that is getting sorted out, Snowball and Gidgit have some adventures of their own in this wildly entertaining sequel that is just as imaginative and hilarious as the first movie.

1hr. 26min.

How to Train Your Dragon; The Hidden Kingdom (2019)

Viking Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon Toothless have grown a lot together and their mission to save other dragons has made their home a haven for hundreds of them. Unfortunately it has also become a target for other mercenaries, as well as one that has his own agenda.  Hiccup realizes that it’s time for them to leave and find somewhere safe for the dragons. It soon becomes apparent that the solution might not be as simple as they thought, in this final chapter in the saga.

1hr. 44min.

Captain America; the first Avenger (2011)

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is always trying to stand up for people who can’t defend themselves, but plagued with chronic bad health he is unable to persue his dream of joining the army and fighting the Nazis in WWII.  When he is approached by a mysterious scientist (Stanely Tucci) who holds the key to a marvelous strength serum, Steve is willing to take a chance.

With his newfound physical appearance and strength he is able to be the hero he always wanted to be and already was.

2hrs. 4min.