Movie Review: DUMBO

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Rating: PG Stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Alan Arkin, Roshan Seth, Sharon Rooney, Sandy Martin Writer: Ehren Kruger, based on the novel by Helen Aberson & Harold Pearl Director: Tim Burton Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: March 29, 2019 The new live-action DUMBO is an oddity. The title character, a baby elephant who flies thanks to his oversized ears, is an extraordinary CGI creation. If Dumbo’s eyes are too large for a normal elephant, they are still profoundly expressive. Though DUMBO relies heavily on visual effects, its uncanny valley problems are […]Read On »

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Interview: IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA star Glenn Howerton on Season 9

Glenn Howerton and Kaitlin Olson in IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADEPHIA - Season 8 | ©2012 FX/Joey L.

IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA debuted in 2005. Since then, the half-hour series about a group of eccentric associates written by, produced by and starring Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day – also starring Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito – has become a flagship comedy for FX – so much so that SUNNY’s ninth season is being used as part of launch week for FXX, the new network from parent company Fox. IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA‘s new season starts Wednesday, September 4. Howerton, who plays Dennis Reynolds, takes some time during and after a panel at the Television […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX

Dr. Seues' THE LORAX Blu-ray | ©2012 Universal Home Entertainment

Voices: Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Betty White, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate Writer: Screenplay by Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul, Based on the book by Dr. Seuss Director: Chris Renaud & Kyle Balda  Suggested Retail Price: $34.98 Translating Dr. Seuss’ wicked children’s books into live action or animation for that matter has not been an easy task. Perhaps the only time it’s been done correctly is the 1966 animated Christmas special of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The live action feature incarnation of the story failed, and even the recent CGI animated HORTON HEARS A WHO was […]Read On »

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DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX Highlights last week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

THE LORAX | (c) 2012 Universal Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX – Some of the adaptations of the DR. SEUSS children’s books have been pretty good (THE GRINCH) and pretty bad (THE CAT IN THE HAT), luckily THE LORAX is actually animated, which seems to always make things better. Here the basic plot elements […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX

Dr. Seuss' THE LORAX movie poster | ©2012 Universal

Rating: P G Voices: Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Betty White, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate Writer: Screenplay by Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul, Based on the book by Dr. Seuss Director: Chris Renaud & Kyle Balda  Distributor: Universal Studios Release Date: March 2, 2012 Dr. Seuss is not an easy thing to adapt to a full length feature, and there have been hits and misses over the years. THE GRINCH was a passable Seuss film, but Mike Myers as THE CAT IN THE HAT was kind of an unforgivable slight on the author’s original work. Now Universal […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX World Premiere

Taylor Swift at the World Premiere of DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment held the World Premiere of DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX on February 19th at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City. Dr. Seuss books are loved worldwide and most people are familiar with the many stories. In DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX, a 12-year old must discover the story of the Lorax, a grumpy, charming creature who fights to protect the world. Why? The Lorax has the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. Walking the bright orange carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Danny DeVito, […]Read On »

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Interview: Graham Yost talks about being JUSTIFIED for Season 3

Timothy Olyphant in JUSTIFIED - Season 3 - "When the Guns Come Out" | ©2012 FX/Prashant Gupta

JUSTIFIED, the widely-acclaimed series based on Elmore Leonard’s short story “Fire in the Hole,” is now in its third season on FX, Tuesdays at 10 PM. JUSTIFIED follows Timothy Olyphant’s character, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, who reluctantly accepted a transfer back to his birthplace of Harlan County, Kentucky. Over the seasons, Raylan has grown even angrier at his criminal/con man father Arlo (Raymond J. Barry), reconnected with his ex-wife Winona (Natalie Zea) – the two are now expecting a baby together – and developed a mistrustful but sometimes mutually beneficial association with former friend Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), who is […]Read On »

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Interview: SUCKER PUNCH star Carla Gugino on CALIFORNICATION

Carla Gugino in CALIFORNICATION - Season 4 |©2011 Showtime/Jordin Althaus

On Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION, now in its fourth season on Sunday nights, David Duchovny stars as writer Hank Moody, who has an on-again, off-again relationship with his wife (Natascha McElhone), a strained bond with his teenaged daughter (Madelein Martin) and a continual urge to perform the title activity. This year, actress Carla Gugino joined the cast as Abby Rhodes, who starts out representing Hank professionally and becomes involved with him personally. Gugino talks to us about playing Abby, as well as the long list of feature films she’s in that are coming out this year including this weekend’s SUCKER PUNCH. ASSIGNMENT […]Read On »

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