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The Paw Patrol have been teaching young children about kindness, heroism and friendship through television screens since 2013 and this summer sees their big screen debut alongside two more adult films; a Cold War thriller starring one of Britain's biggest acting stars and a satirical action comedy that examines the expanding world of video games and the concept of free will.
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This popular computer-generated animation series originating from Canada regularly tells stories about a group of search and rescue pups who keep the town of Adventure Bay safe and sound. Each pup, composed of various individual breeds, possessing unique skills and exciting high-tech gadgets, work alongside the young human Ryder to solve crimes. When their longtime nemesis, Mayor Humdinger, takes over the nearby Adventure City and implements ludicrous changes such as a dangerous firework display and a rollercoaster subway, the team head over to help the city's citizens. Primarily for younger audiences, Paw Patrol: The Movie is an instantly likeable addition to a franchise that aims to entertain and educate.
The more mature releases of the week arrive from opposite sides of the pond. The Courier is the almost unbelievable true story of Greville Wynn, molded into a cinematic thriller for modern audiences. During the 1960s, the world is awash with the fear and chaos caused by the Cold War and British businessman Wynn is recruited by British intelligence agency MI6 and asked to pose as the business partner of a Russian colonel. As the international situation worsens and the transport of Soviet missiles to Cuba becomes apparent, Wynne must use all his wits and acumen to extract vital information about these weapons whilst staying ahead of the game. This film is essential for anyone wanting to learn more details about the Cuban Missile Crisis and the people at the very heart of the action.
Free Guy, meanwhile, is an odd but strangely relatable tale of Guy, a video-game NPC (non-playable character) who, thanks to the efforts of two rogue programmers, suddenly comes to the realisation that his entire life has been a fictional computer world. Deciding to become the hero of his own story and working alongside his newfound allies, Guy is forced to go to mind-blowing lengths to stop Free City from being shut down by the developers. Undoubtedly action-packed but with a philosophical edge, Free Guy takes a look at the idea of free will, heroism and how modern technology is shaping our realities.
The true story of a British businessman-turned-spy who, in the 1960s, helped gather crucial Soviet intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Age group14+ years
A film list that celebrates the special bond between humans and their canine companions on the big screen.
No. of films15
We've selected a range of curriculum-linked resources to assist educators running summer school programmes that offer support to the Summer of Play campaign.
Reading time 6 mins
A film list that examines robots and other humanoid advances in technology as imagined for the cinema.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films20
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