The Lorax Reviews, Interviews & More

'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' Is Getting The Animated 3D Treatment

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Every year during Christmastime  there are two versions of How The Grinch Stole Christmas that play on televisions around the world. First there's the charming short animated movie made by Chuck Jones in the late sixties, and then there's that other movie that nobody really likes to accept as part of the cannon, aka the 2000 live-action movie The...

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for August 7 - 13

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This week brings one of the Spring’s hit movies, and one of last year’s sneakily successful TV shows along side some classic catalog titles from Disney and one of Mel Brook’s last good films. Not a bad week for DVD and Blu-ray. Check it out…

Box Office Roundup: 'The Hunger Games' is a Record Setter

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Jennifer Lawrence and Stanley Tucci in The Hunger Games
Let's give this opening weekend for The Hunger Games some context. It made $155 Million, which is the highest opening for a non-sequel ever, it had the biggest day of a non-sequel ever, and is the third highest opening weekend of all time. It's three million and change away from The Dark Knight, which was one of the most hyped openings ever....

Box Office Roundup: 21 Jump Street Takes the Crown

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Though most of its competition was slightly older, 21 Jump Street outperformed expectations this weekend and opened to $35 Million. For those hoping for good news when it comes to John Carter, alas, that ship has sailed. It was a big weekend for Channing Tatum, but also the quiet before The Hunger...

Box Office Roundup: John Carter Eats It

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Though it's definitely the box office story of the week, John Carter flopping isn't that big a deal - unless it leads to massive firings. This train was coming into the station slowly, and  from the first trailer and poster there were questions if the studio ever figured out how to sell the picture. The answer is that they didn't. Alas. And so The...

Box Office Predictions: John Carter Is Doomed

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For some people there is glee when a movie fails, but I'm reminded of something Justin Bartha said to me about Gigli. People work just as hard on movies that bomb as movies that succeed, and almost everyone is just doing their jobs. And no one ever sets out to make a bad movie. The makers of John Carter went in with good faith, and thought...

Box Office Roundup: The Lorax is King

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In another round of bad news for John Carter, The Lorax opened to $70 Million this weekend,meaning that Andrew Stanton's sci-fi opus is going to have to perform big if it hopes to open to number one next weekend. Project X, done on the relative cheap, also had a great opening if the film was as cheap as the...

Box Office Predictions: The Lorax is Hard to Beat

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Weekends like these make you feel bad for people who assemble theater marquees. Sure, they have X's, but outside of Exorcism and X-Men movies, it doesn't get much use. But this weekend you not only have The Lorax, but Project X as well.  Perhaps they'll use a K if need be. The first week of March has become a big...

Trailer for The Lorax

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The Lorax is the fourth film and second animated film based on Dr. Seuss's children's books. The problem - and it's been a problem in all the films - is how to turn a book that runs less than fifty pages with little text into a feature length narrative. For this film, which stars Danny Devito, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, that means turning the story into an adventure...

Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito and Zac Efron to Voice The Lorax

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It seems eventually Hollywood will churn out every Dr. Seuss book into a movie, and the latest of the Dr. Seuss classics to hit film form is The Lorax. Added to the cast are Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift and Zac Efron, along with Ed Helms, Rob Riggle and Betty White. Universal will be releasing the picture and the animation will be done by Illumination Entertainment, who...