August 7, 2012
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: The Lorax and Marley
We've got another sparse week on home video, but it's at least bolstered by one outstanding documentary of a cultural icon. Beyond that, we've got a whopping three book adaptations and a historical epic actioner, so click through for the full list!
March 12, 2012
Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Lorax Holds on to Top Spot
This weekend, Hollywood studios suffered failures of every kind with their new releases. The pricey actioner John Carter debuted in second place putting it far from where it needed to be to recover its enormous costs, the horror entry Silent House scored the lowest audience grade of the year, and Eddie Murphy's latest comedy A Thousand Words earned the worst reviews of 2012 from film critics. Instead, moviegoers once again made the animated comedy The Lorax the most popular film in North America and the overall box office continued to beat out last year's levels, although by a narrow margin.
March 5, 2012
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Lorax Scores Best Seuss Debut Ever with $70M+
Universal had cash registers ringing from coast to coast as its 3D animated smash The Lorax blasted past expectations to score the biggest opening of the year by far. The low-budget party film Project X, 2012's umpteenth overperformer, opened in second place with an impressive haul of its own. The one-two punch sent the North American box office soaring 26% ahead of the same weekend from last year continuing a boom year which has seen long lines at multiplexes.
March 1, 2012
Critics Consensus: The Lorax is Good, But Not Tree-mendous
Now that Oscar season is officially behind us, it might be a good time to take in some less demanding (and prestigious) fare at the multiplex. This week brings an animated eco-parable "The Lorax," with voice work from Zac Efron and Taylor Swift) and a wild party ("Project X," starring Thomas Mann and Oliver Cooper). Delightful as Dr. Seuss? books are, they aren?t all that long, so it can?t be easy to adapt them to the big screen. The critics say The Lorax sometimes feels padded with action and musical numbers, but on the whole, it?s bright and colorful, and it delivers a solid message about protecting the planet.
March 1, 2012
Total Recall: Danny DeVito's Best Movies
Danny DeVito has been in a pair of long-running sitcoms, produced and directed some major hit movies, and turned in notable cameos in some of the most critically adored films of all time (including One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Terms of Endearment) -- and all those achievements don't even include most of his filmography, which expands this week to include his turn as the grumpy title character in The Lorax. Clearly, it's high time that we paid him tribute, and that's exactly why we decided to (ahem) DeVote this list to the irascible, irrepressible Mr. DeVito. It's time for Total Recall!