A Dr. Seuss classic, a party movie from the guy who brought us Old School and The Hangover, and a film that features a Robert De Niro performance for the ages fill out this weekend’s new movies.
Project X: Todd Phillips serves as producer of this found-footage party movie that immediately heads to the top of the class in that festive film genre. Three teens gather at a friend’s house to celebrate his seventeenth birthday. They invite the entire school, figuring a few might show up. Thousands appear to party through the night and the debaucherous adventure will blow your mind. We extol the virtues of this flick in our Project X review.
The Lorax: Danny DeVito voices the title character as the latest Dr. Seuss book heads to the big screen. The vocal cast is stellar, particularly Zac Efron, Ed Helms and, believe it or not, Taylor Swift. The Seuss book’s environmental message still stands tall, although the film falters at points as we describe in our The Lorax review.
Being Flynn: De Niro astounds with Paul Dano as a father and son who haven’t spoken for eighteen years. When Dano take a job at a local homeless shelter, one evening his father walks in out of the blue seeking a bed for the night. The film is astoundingly powerful and is another great work from director Paul Weitz. Check out our five-star Being Flynn review.