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Movies are a great way to enhance your student’s learning experience.

At Film.Ca Cinemas we are proud to assist you in achieving your curriculum goals. Movies can be an amazing way to help encourage and promote critical thinking; plus they’re FUN!

We have put together this page to allow you the opportunity to utilize movies as part of your lesson planning. Please use them in whatever way works for you.

And, We’ll See YOU at the Movies!

Simple Lessons, Assignments and Worksheets:

Movie Poster Project (with rubric)

Movie Adaptation – DVD Cover (with rubric)

Movie vs. Book – Critical Thinking

Movie vs. Book – Conclusion

Film Critic Worksheet

UPCOMING MOVIES

Movies listed by proposed release date.

Please note that release dates may change. Additionally, movie schedules are made on a week-to-week basis, and Film.Ca cannot guarantee all movies listed below will be available at release date.

Wonder

Wonder available on a limited availability; contact us for more information!
Based On: “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio
Grades: 4-12
Plot:
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Lesson ExtrasWonder Teacher Guide

Peter Rabbit

Release Date: February 9, 2018
Based On: “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter
Grades: K-3
Plot:
Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

Early Man

Release Date: February 16, 2018
Curriculum Tie-In: Claymation / Stopmotion
Grades: all ages
Plot:
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

A Wrinkle In Time 

Release Date: March 9, 2018
Based On: “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle
Grades: 5-9
Plot:
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Love, Simon

Release Date: March 16, 2018
Based On: “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens” by Becky Albertalli
Plot:
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for Simon it’s complicated: no-one knows he’s gay and he doesn’t know who the anonymous classmate is that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, scary and life-changing.

Sherlock Gnomes

Release Date: March 23, 2018
Based On: Sherlock Holmes, the character
Grades: K+
Plot:
Gnomeo and Juliet recruit detective Sherlock Gnomes and his sidekick, Gnome Watson to help investigate the mysterious disappearance of the other garden gnomes.

Ready Player One

Release Date: March 30, 2018
Based On: “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline
Grades: 9+
Plot:
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

The Darkest Minds

Release Date: September 14, 2018
Based On: “The Darkest Minds” by Alexandra Bracken
Grades: 9+
Plot:
After a disease kills 98% of America’s children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.

First Man

Release Date: October 12, 2018
Based On: “First Man” by James R Hansen
Plot:
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969

Goosebumps 2

Release Date: October 12, 2018
Based On: Goosebumps Series, by R.L. Stine
Grades: 5+

Mowgli

Release Date: October 19, 2018
Based On: “Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling
Grades: 3+
Plot:
A human child raised by wolves, must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.

Mary Queen of Scots

Release Date: November 2, 2018
Based On: “My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots” by John Guy
Curriculum Tie In: History, Biography
Plot:
Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Mulan

Release Date: November 2, 2018
Based On: Hua Mulan, a legendary Chinese warrior from the “Ballad of Mulan”
Plot:
A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney’s ‘Mulan’.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Release Date: November 2, 2018
Based On: “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffman
Plot:
A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

The Grinch

Release Date: November 9, 2018
Based On: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Suess
Grades: All
Plot:
A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Release Date: November 16, 2018
Based On: the Harry Potter universe, screenplay written by J.K. Rowling
Plot:
The powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) has escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.

 

Stay Tuned for these titles:

Magic Tree House

Release Date: undetermined (not yet in production)
Based On: Magic Tree House stories by Mary Pope Osborne
Grades: 1-4

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We believe education is important; that’s why we waive the rental fee for our school groups AND work to accommodate earlier showtimes that fit within the regular school day!

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