This Summer Beat the Heat Wave with 'Kiddies Express'


Kiddies Express

 Jerome K. Jerome in his witty wisdom had remarked long ago remarked, ” Doing nothing is no fun when you have nothing to do.” With the summer vacations knocking on the doors and the sultry sun laughing a cruel laugh, the entire vacation seems to be in a jeopardy. Our little friends are worried about how to spend so much free time, away from the clutches of the holiday home- work and the constant reminders of their parents’ to revise the already much learnt lessons. How long can you go on playing clash of clans, and kill virtual enemies on your computer screens. It is time to make some friends, to learn new things, to wander off to places and see the marvels of the world. And all of this from the comforts of your home. Now is the time, spread your wings and fly along– with &pictures.

    Before you press the panic button and wonder, how can the idiot box be anything other than idiotic? I mean, seriously, is there anything to learn from the same ” SAAS- BAHU” sagas, where people die at will and it is easier to get a plastic surgery than get a decent education. Well, concerned parents and bored young hearts, hold on to your judgemental horses.  &pictures  brings to you a treat like never before. A movie per day, to keep boredom away. Here’s launching Kiddies Express’, an assortment of  all time children classics,  from the 1980′s blockbuster Jumanji to the more recent Kung Fu Panda, from the exotic locales of Madagascar, to the inspiring tale from Korea, Mr. Go, we have it all. And if the ultimate aim of entertainment is to instruct and delight, well you need not look askance or search for your remote to switch and swash. These movies are high on the entertainment quotient, but also carry within them something deeper and poignant. Lessons on friendship, on courage, on never giving up, on the desire for success and the will to survive– everything that we need to go ahead in life, remains encapsulated within these so called ” children’s fillms.” To call them ” children’s films” is to restrict their appeal. They have it in them to lure adults into sitting transfixed and marvel at what unfolds on the screen. Below are the list of the movies and a minimal plotline. The treasure lies out there. Tune in to enrich yourself.

Kung Fu Panda

 

In the Valley of Peace, Po the Panda, finds himself chosen as the Dragon Warrior despite the fact that he is obese and a complete novice at martial arts. The movie is directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne and stars the voices of veteran Hollywood talent like Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong, and Jackie Chan.

Madagascar

The film teaches us to rejoice everything that life throws our way just as like Kurt Vonnegut said, “Enjoy the little things in life cause one day you’ll look back and realise that they were the big things!”

Stuart Little 2

With subtle humor, loveable characters, a great script by Bruce Joel Rubin (Academy Award-winner, “Ghost”), Stuart Little 2 is one of the best family films of the summer.

This visually impressive film provides wholesome entertainment for kids with Stuart enlightening us with some serious friendship goals like determination, trust, respect, and acceptance.

Jumanji

 

Based on a gorgeous picture book story of the same name by Chris Van Allsberg, Jumanji takes us through a beautiful magical adventure and makes it into a thrilling ride that defies everything.  The excellent combination of adventure and comedy are the big attractions.

Mr. Go

 

A crisp narrative and some truly amazing technical expertise combine to make Mr Go one of the best family films with big laughs, big emotion and even bigger thrills. Its engaging plot offers a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all ages.

Catch the ‘Kiddies Express’ from Monday, 9th May to Friday, 13th May daily at 12 noon only on &pictures!


About Sayan Aich Bhowmik

Currently employed as a lecturer in English at South Calcutta Girls' College. When not under the burden of the Teaching and Checking Scripts, he can be found writing poetry and is a published poet. A self confessed movie buff, he swears by Biriyani and Chelsea Football Club.