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Dr. Seuss Is A Bit Of A Snooze

March 13th, 2012   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is already a certified hit, earning revenue of $121.1 million dollars in only two weeks of release and maintaining the top spot on the weekend box office charts since its debut. But be warned, this is strictly a kiddie affair. The Lorax suffers from generic characters, slow pacing and a thin story about a boy who goes on a mission to save the environment from the evil Once-Ler, whose factory cut down all of the Truffula trees years ago. The star roster of voice actors do an adequate job, including Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, The Office star Ed Helms and Danny DeVito, whose unmistakable voice is heard in all the Lorax trailers and commercials. Adults in the audience may wonder why they’re sitting through this so-so film, but children will get a kick out of all the rated-PG humor so for a families, The Lorax is a safe bet.

By Nicholas Tirado


Journey 2 Offers Laughs and Thrills in Eye-Popping 3D

February 25th, 2012   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

This season, the most exciting family adventure is at the movies. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is the sequel to 2008’s Journey to the Center of the Earth but you don’t have to have seen the first movie to get sucked into the thrills and suspense that Journey 2 has to offer. Starring Josh Hutcherson from The Hunger Games, the movie follows his character as he goes on an expedition to find a lost island with the help of his stepfather, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a pretty girl, High School Musical’s Vanessa Hudgens, and her helicopter-pilot father, Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member and well-known character actor Luis Guzman—who is pictured to the right with Hutcherson wearing Cristian Rivera Foundation wristbands at a 2011 concert supporting the foundation. Luis Guzman is so funny in this movie. He offers lots of comic relief to go along with the romance, the adventure and the great 3D special effects. You’ll feel like you’re on the island with them and you’ll be rooting for the characters from the beginning. It’s a nice story about bonding with friends and family, and not giving up on you dreams. We highly recommend it.

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Michelle Loeb