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March 5th, 2012, 11:31 AM
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I started out with this great, long list of books into movies and was so disappointed to find out many of them had pushed off their release dates!

But nonetheless, there are still great movies coming out this month! Which ones are you planning on going to see????

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Cast: Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate, Nasim Pedrad
Directors: Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda
Rating: PG
Release Date: March 2
Based on: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the much anticipated feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, a 3D-CG adaptation of the classic tale of a forest guardian who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for a real Truffula Tree, the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To get it, he must find the story of the Lorax, the acerbic yet charming character who fights to protect his world.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, and Amr Waked
Director: Lasse Hallström
Rating: PG13
Release Date: March 9
Based on: the novel, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, by Paul Torday

A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a 'good will' story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.

John Carter
Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, and Willem Dafoe
Director: Andrew Stanton
Rating: PG13
Release Date: March 9
Based on: the novel John Carter of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

John Carter is a Civil War veteran, but having fought for Virginia and the Confederacy, he tries to make his fortune mining the wilds of the Arizona desert. While being chased by Apaches, he has a out-of-body experience that takes him to Mars. Because of the lesser gravity on Mars, he has superhuman strength. He first meets the green, insect-like warrior Martians and earns their respect as a mighty warrior given his unnatural strength, especially with his smaller size. Later, he learns that there are other human-like Martians after the green Martians attack scouting red Martians and take their princess prisoner. John Carter falls in love with the princess, Dejah Thoris, and so plots their escape from the green Martians to return her to her people. However, because of civil war between the red Martians, the escape plot fails. John Carter is then forced enlist the help of the green Martians who he escaped from against the faction of the red Martians holding Dejah Thoris against her will. Further complicating the rescue is the damage done to the red Martian's life support system that gives Mars enough oxygen to keep it inhabitable by its people. If the movie is anything like the book, this is going to be action-packed roller coaster ride from start to finish.

Hunger Games
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth
Director: Gary Ross
Rating: PG13
Release Date: March 23
Based on: the novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.

Mirror Mirror
Cast: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, and Armie Hammer
Director: Tarsem Singh
Rating: PG
Release Date: March 30
Loosely based on the Snow White tale by the Brothers Grimm

Visionary director Tarsem Singh (Immortals) rewrites fairy tale history as a wicked enchantress (Roberts) schemes and scrambles for control of a spirited orphans (Collins) throne and the attention of a charming prince (Hammer). When Snow Whites beauty wins the heart of the prince that she desperately pursues, the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a ravening man-eating beast hungrily awaits.

Rescued by a band of diminutive highway robbers, Snow White grows into an indomitable young woman determined to take back her realm from the treacherous Queen. With the support of her subjects, she roars into action in an epic battle that blends spectacle, magic and contemporary humor in Singh's signature, jaw-dropping visual style.

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March 5th, 2012, 12:28 PM
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we want to see the lorax, mirror mirro and most diffenstly the hunger games (yeeee)

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March 6th, 2012, 11:41 AM
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The kids really want to see The Lorax. So do I. It looks good.

I think it's interesting that two different Snow Whites are coming out this year, the Julia Roberts' version and the Charlize Theron/Kristen Stewart version. Yet they both seem very different.

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March 8th, 2012, 07:04 PM
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I am SO excited for The Hunger Games! Can't wait!

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