Summer Explosion Yes. That's right, folks. Summer is here again, and along with it, comes the all important question, 'Hey! What are we gonna watch?'. Well, fear not, fellow film fans, for I have a selection of newly released DVD's that'll brighten up your summer, regardless of age. So sit back, take a deep breath, and get a load of these releases hitting a screen near you.

Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks: Summer Of Sport (Season One / Volume One)
Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks: Summer Of Sport (Season One / Volume One)

Season 1 of the show consists of 52 episodes with volume 1 containing 14 of them. Over the coming months three more volumes in season 1 will follow, including 'Back to School' and 'Who Ghosts There', with every episode in the series containing a brand new Chipmunks song.

Alvin and his pal's will take us on a roller coaster ride of music, laughter, fun, and adventure, accompanied by the sassy Chipettes -- Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor. The series recounts the trials and tribulations of a single parent, David Seville, trying to raise six hyper-active Chipmunks. Like most parents, Dave's patience will be pushed to the limit, forcing him to end most sentences in “ALVINNN!!!”.

Release Date: the 13th of June, 2016 / Running Time: 299 minutes / Genre: Animation / Special Features: TBA / Distributed by Studio Canal.

When they were 12-years old, Mark, Pru, Danny and Slade were out together in the woods. After a while Mark’s five-year-old brother Jesse started to bother them, and so they told him to get lost. But alas, Jesse ran away instead and was never seen again. Twenty years later, Danny -- now a detective -- learns that Jesse's DNA has been found at a murder scene. Is Jesse alive? The four friends must reunite to discover the shocking truth.

Starring Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey), O. T. Fagbenle (The Interceptor), Sarah Solemani (The Bad Education Movie), Lee Ingleby (Detective George Gently), Geraldine James (Utopia) and written by international best-selling crime author Harlan Coben (Tell No One).

Release Date: the 4th of July, 2016 / Running Time: 440 minutes / Genre: Drama / Special Features: No / Distributed by Studio Canal.

London Has FallenLondon Has Fallen

Another year, another city, and another threat to President Benjamin Asher’s life. Now it all begins when a terrifying plot comes to light during a State Visit to London, where the Secret Service muscle and all-round tough guy, Mike Banning, must once again do whatever it takes to rescue his beloved POTUS and the free world. On foreign turf and with seemingly no-one he can rely on (save for a feisty MI6 agent), the odds are stacked against Banning, with even President Asher forced to step up and help save the day.

Following an outstanding performance at the box office, Gerard Butler (Machine Gun Preacher), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Angela Bassett (TV’s American Horror Story) and Morgan Freeman (Momentum) bring London Has Fallen home this summer -- an explosive, fun-filled adrenaline ride and the perfect antidote to whatever the weather throws at you!

Release Date: the 11th of July, 2016 / Running Time: 99 minutes / Genre: Action / Special Features: Yes / Distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Paw Patrol: Meet Everest!
Paw Patrol: Meet Everest!

This spirited pre-school adventure series returns as a winter storm causes trouble all over Adventure Bay. Nonetheless, Ryder, Rubble, and Everest are ready to tackle the new snow filled quests. Will they get there in time to clear all of the snow and ice? Will a stranded baby deer make it back to its family? You can count on Everest, Ryder and the pup patrol pack for more high-flying adventures!

Also, please keep your eyes peeled this summer for the Morrison’s Kids Entertainment event which will run from the 25th of July to the 14th of August. Trust me, both this film and this event will be the perfect summer gift for any little boy or girl.

Release Date: the 18th of July, 2016 / Running Time: 96 minutes / Genre: Adventure / Special Features: Yes / Distributed by Nickelodeon.

After rescuing his son from a fundamentalist religious sect who believe his power is the key to their salvation, Roy (Michael Shannon), his son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), and their bodyguard, Lucas (Joel Edgerton), run for their lives, fearing that the cult will use the boy's abilities to threaten mankind’s very existence.

Working closely with the cult, the FBI are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery, especially Paul Sevier (Paul Sparks), the National Security Agent leading the Federal pursuit. With the trio's fate hanging in the balance, Roy will stop at nothing to keep his son from harm and uncover the truth behind his unbelievable power.

Release Date: the 8th of August, 2016 / Running Time: 111 minutes / Genre: Sci-Fi Drama / Special Features: Yes / Distributed by Entertainment One.

Asterix: The Mansions Of Gods
Asterix: The Mansions Of Gods

The year is 50 BC, and Gual is entirely occupied by the Roman army. Well, not entirety occupied, one small village still holds out against the invaders. So exasperated by the situation, Julius Caesar (voiced by Jim Broadbent) decides to change tactics. Since his armies are unable to prevail through force alone, Roman civilization itself will charm the barbaric Gauls into submission. And to do this, he has a luxurious housing complex built near the village for Roman families, called ‘The Mansions of the Gods’. 

Will our Gaulish friends resist the lure of easy money and Roman comforts? Or alternatively, will their village become a simple tourist attraction? No. Not if Asterix and Obelix have anything to say about it.

Release Date: the 19th of August, 2016 / Running Time: 82 minutes / Genre: Animation / Special Features: TBA / Distributed by Kaleidoscope Entertainment.

Based on the legendary gaming franchise, Ratchet & Clank the movie follows Ratchet, a foolhardy Lombax and the last of his kind, who grows up all alone, desperate to make something of himself. Upon meeting Clank, a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn, the pair decide to band together and lead the quest to stop the evil alien, Chairman Drek, who has designs on using a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets and taking over the galaxy.

With the fate of the universe on their shoulders, this unlikely pair embark on a whirlwind adventure through outer-space, where they learn about heroism, courage, and the importance of having a good friend by your side.

Release Date: the 19th of August, 2016 / Running Time: 94 minutes / Genre: Animation / Special Features: Yes / Distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.


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