By Dina Ginzburg
If all this hot weather is too much for you to handle, why not stay indoors where it’s air-conditioned and catch some cool movies and shows that will be playing all weekend long. Keep on reading for a list of things you don’t want to miss!
Friday, May 25
THE NEVERENDING STORY
(Also on Saturday, May 26 at 1:00pm)
Where? Teletoon Retro at 7:00pm)
This fantasy movie from the '80s remains a cult favourite to this very day. It tells the story of Bastian, a boy who picks up a book that he just can’t stop reading. The book is about the mystical land of Fantasia that is being destroyed by a force called The Nothing, and it’s up to Atreyu, a warrior of Bastian’s age, to stop it.
Saturday, May 26
(Also on Sunday, May 27at 9:00am)
Where? Teletoon at 5:00pm
Set as a detective case, the movie retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood, only this time it starts from the end of the tale and everyone’s a suspect.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
(Also on Sunday, May 27)
Where? Teletoon at 7:00pm
We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Don’t miss this enchanting musical starring Dorothy, her dog Toto and the motley crew that she rounds up in search of the Wizard of Oz, hoping that he can send her back home to Kansas using a spell or two.
Sunday, May 27
LIFE IN A BUBBLE Marathon
Where? Family Channel at 12:00pm
This marathon features episodes of favourite Family Channel shows that have bubbly themes. THE SUITE LIFE ON DECK, REALLY ME, SHAKE IT UP and PHINEAS AND FERB are all part of the lineup so get ready for some soapy, bubble-filled fun!
SHE-RA: PRINCESS OF POWER
Where? Teletoon Retro at 1:00pm
A princess who turns into a magical super hero that fights evil to save her planet? That sounds like a major dose of girl power. Catch six back-to-back episodes of this vintage cartoon.
THE ADVENTURES OF SHARK BOY AND LAVA GIRL
Where? YTV at 4:00pm
The first time you saw this movie, you probably watched it because it was by the director that made SPY KIDS. This time around, feel free to watch it to see how little Taylor Lautner used to be. Watch any of the TWILIGHT movies afterwards for an instant “they grow up so fast” moment.
PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF
Where? YTV at 6:00pm
Percy has been accused of stealing Zeus’s master lightning bolt, but Percy is just a 17 year old kid from New York who never knew that Greek gods were real to begin with. Adventures ensue as Percy tries to find out who the real lightning thief is and why he’s being framed.