Just in time for the Easter holidays, and with younger families in mind, Tom & Jerry: The Movie - out this week on VOD - recalls Peter Hewitt’s 2004 reinvention of the Garfield comics. That and the likes of Roger Rabbit and Space Jam. Not that it holds a candle to the latter two.

A stable of both film and television since 1940, Tom and Jerry’s cat and mouse squabbling have entertained the world, young and old, for decades. Tim Story’s new film is far from the duo’s first foray in feature length adventures - it’s not even the first to be called: Tom & Jerry: The Movie - but it does mark an unprecedented shift to live action. Here, while Tom, Jerry and all other animals appear in computer-generated 2D animational form, human performances offer a backdrop. Chloë Grace Moretz plays Kayla Forester, a wedding planner who hires Tom to rid the hotel in which she works of Jerry. There’s Michael Peña, as Kayla’s devious boss, Rob Delaney, as his, and Ken Jeong, as the hotel’s resident chef.

There’s plenty packed into Tom & Jerry that should easily entertain lockdown weary tots for the duration of the film’s hundred minute run time. A fun chase through New York’s Central Park opens the film and later a hotel lobby and baseball game will fall fowl of the long time frenemies latest brawls. Whether it’s enough for lockdown weary parents remains to be seen,

In spite of cinema closures the world over, Tom & Jerry has opened well. Critics have smelt a rat but audience feedback suggests that the mouse - and cat - will soon return for more.

Also out this week, and available on Sky Cinema, Six Minutes to Midnight pits Eddie Izzard and Judi Dench as the English teacher and headmistress respectively at a school plagued by the recent disappearance of the former’s predecessor.

A 1939 setting lends the film dictatorial overtones, while the truth behind the tale heightens viewer intrigue. A passion project for Izzard, Six Minutes to Midnight is based on real contemporary events at an English finishing school on the South East Coast at the precipice of war. That the school was packed out with the daughters of prominent Nazis only adds to the tension.

It’s not great but Izzard and Dench are always worth your time.