Saturday, February 25, 2012

New In Theaters - March 2, 2012

Starring (voices): Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift
Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, & Betty White
Directed by Chris Renaud & Kyle Balda for distribution by Universal

The Plot: A 12-year old boy learns the story of mysterious “The Lorax” while attempting to track down a gift for the girl of his dreams.

The Final Word: Opening in the same general window as “Horton Hears A Who” did back in 2008, this 3D CGI animated adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss novel looks to find the same type of success. Starring Danny DeVito as the Lorax and teen idols Zac Efron and Taylor Swift in the leads roles, Universal Studios should find themselves pulling off the hat trick with partner Illumination Entertainment. The pair previous succeeded with “Despicable Me” and “Hop.”

Starring: Kirby Bliss Blanton, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Oliver Cooper.
Alexis Knapp, Thomas Mann & Miles Teller
Directed by Nima Nourizadeh for distribution by Warner Brothers

The Plot: Three teenagers decide to throw the party of all parties to make a name for themselves before they graduate high school, but soon come to regret the decision when it begins to spiral out of control.

The Final Word: The biggest name associated with this film is ironically the one that will be the most overlooked. “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips steps into producer mode for this new movie fronted by a cast you’ve probably never heard of before. Warner Brothers will be looking to capitalize on Phillips name and presence, despite him not being the person at the helm. Instead he leaves the directing to feature film newcomer Nima Nourizadeh, who until this point was best known for commercial work.