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Easter 2014: Family films to see this Easter

By Nottingham Post  |  Posted: April 11, 2014

By Hayley Spencer

  • Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais make hilarious additions to the Muppets cast

  • Kids and parents will love Mr Peabody and Sherman's time-travelling adventures

  • Darren Aronofsky's Noah is an epic adventure story

  • Khumba tries to earn his stripes in this family-friendly animal animation

  • There's no rest for Spider-Man as he encounters a new enemy in this second movie instalment

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There’s bound to be a rainy day or two this Easter and what better way to save your brood from boredom than a trip to the cinema? Here’s our top picks of what to watch.

Muppets Most Wanted

Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang are back with a crime caper of international proportions. The Muppets take their show on the road but mayhem ensues thanks to a criminal genius who’s a dead ringer for Kermit. With Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais starring, it’s guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.

(U certificate, out now)

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Mr Peabody and Sherman

From the director of Stuart Little, Mr Peabody and Sherman is the hilarious tale of a genius named Mr Peabody (who also happens to be a dog) his adopted son, Sherman, and a time travel machine called the WABAC. When Sherman takes a friend inside the WABAC, Mr Peabody must follow before the pair’s antics destroy the space-time continuum.

(U certificate, showing at Vue cinemas)

Noah

Biblical tale Noah comes to the big screen courtesy of Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky. With an all-star cast including Emma Watson, Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly it's an epic adventure story.

(12A certificate, out now)

Khumba

Born with only half his stripes, Khumba is rejected by his fellow zebras. On a mission to prove his worth to his doubters he encounters a crafty leopard with an evil plan. Fighting to overcome it and save the day, he befriends a wacky wildebeest and an outspoken ostrich.

(U certificate, out 11 April)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Just when things seem to be going smoothly for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and his girlfriend, Gwen (Emma Stone), new enemy Electro (Jamie Foxx) appears on the scene, pushing him to his physical and mental limits.

(12A Certificate, out 16 April)

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