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Film Club

Fairview Virtual Film Club


Week Commencing Friday 3rd July


Pete's Dragon

BBC2, Saturday 4th July, 2.15pm


Previous Films:


Week 11

Puss in Boots (Review winner: Mimi)


Week 10

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (Review winner: Alex)


Week 9

Boxtrolls (Review winners: Izzy & Victoria)


Week 8

'Harry and the Hendersons' (Review winner: Tommy)


Week 7

'Night at the Museum 2' (Review winner: Alex)


Week 6

'Over the Hedge' (Review winner: Fearne)

'Minions' (Review Winner: Tommy)


Week 5

'Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore' (Review winner: Fearne)

'Akeelah and the Bee' (Review winner: Pepper)


Week 4

'Animals United' (Review winner: Isaac)

'Back to the Future' (Review winner:Mimi)


Week 3

'The Lego Batman Movie' (Review winner: Henry)

'Pan' (Review winner: Sophie)


Week 2

'Nanny McPhee' (Review winner: Alex)


Week 1

'Madagascar: Escape to Africa' (Review winner: Fearne)

'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' (Review winner: Imogen)


Online Film Review Winners

Well done to the following children. Each will receive a prize of a DVD when we return to school. I have left the online links, incase anyone would like to watch these films (both 30 mins long) after reading the reviews.


The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge)

Fearne (Year 2):


The Music Box


Alex (Year 3):

This short film is about two men, Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy and one day they were delivering a piano. The way they delivered it was funny and you knew that something silly was going to happen at every turn e.g. the piano kept rolling down a huge hill hurting them or crashing to the ground so they had to start again. It reminds me of the cartoon Mr Bean as he is always doing something silly. I liked that it was in black and white and it reminds us about our past and how television has changed. My favourite moment was when Laurel and Hardy trashed the house of the person they were delivering to and the ceiling collapsed when they were trying to plug the piano in using the lightbulb. After watching this, it made me want to watch other Laurel and Hardy films to see what other trouble they get into.


Tommy (Year 6)

This film is about two men Laurel and Hardy. They had to deliver a piano which is usually an easy job how ever when they realise that the house there deliver to is up a giant set of stairs it becomes a lot more difficult. For instance when a woman with a stroller needs to get past they end up dropping the piano down the stairs they then proceed to chase after it but it was too late when they got to the end the woman proceeded to laugh at them hardy then kicked the woman which later comes back to bite them. I really enjoyed this film this is because it was rather funny and it made me giggle a lot. I thought it was good for the time of when it was made. One last point there were a lot more moments in that film i'd like to say about, however that would be spoiling it.

News from Film Club....


Film Club will be continuing even though we are not at school, as I will be running a....

Virtual Film Club


  • Each Friday (from Friday 27th March) I will be selecting a film that will be showing on TV during the following week. Film Club members can then watch this (we'll be watching together as a 'virtual' audience) and post their review on the Into Film website. There will be separate films for YR / KS1 and KS2.
  • YR / KS1 children should upload their reviews / responses to the email address below. KS2 children should register with Into Film and upload reviews to the Fairview part of the site. Existing Film Club members will be used to doing this!


  • I will choose a review of the week following each film (deadlines for reviews will be given), announcing these on this page, and giving out certificates when we return to school.
  • I will also upload some thoughts about what to include in your review. You could watch with others at home and have a discussion following the film - just like we do at school - to help with your review. For Film Club members, I will also print stickers for your diaries so that when we return you can get these up to date. Enjoy the films!

Mr Halls :-)



Film Club runs after school on alternate weeks for children in Years 4-6. We watch a range of films and discuss these. Children are the encouraged to upload a written review to the Film Club website. On this page we will feature reviews as well as other film information. 


Film Club Dates


Dates to be updated on our return to school. 

Films we have watched this year....


Term 2

  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • The Kid Who Would Be King (Into Film Festival)
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • Mr Popper's Penguins


Term 3

  • Wonder Park
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • The Borrowers


Term 4

  • Paper Planes​​​​​​​


Previously we have watched.....

Review of the Week

Congratulations to Mimi (Year 6) for her review of Puss in Boots



This film is based on some well known fairy stories and it's main character is Puss in Boots, from the Shrek movies. His life is hectic because he is always fighting evil characters in his quest to find the legendary Magic Beans. On an outing to find the magic beans, Puss comes across a black cat called Kitty Softpaws and because of her gets caught by Jack and Jill! Puss escapes by the tip of his whiskers and is annoyed with Kitty. So after escaping he follows her and ends up at the Glitter Box, where he is reunited with his old friend Humpty (Dumpty). We then go to a flash back of Puss's childhood and we discover that Humpty and Puss were the best of friends in an orphanage. Their friendship revolves around Humptys obsession in finding the magic beans, until the day Puss betrays him. With the friendship freshly renewed, the trio go on a new mission to find the magic beans. This is when the true adventure begins and the characters show their true colours.


My most favourite part was when Kitty Softpaws said "Of course we're taking it, it's a gold pooping duck!". This film was good but didn't get exciting until the very end. This film would be great for all ages and a cat lovers! I hope you enjoy the film.


Click here to watch a trailer of this film: