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Film Review - The Grinch (1018)

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The last time the Grinch was featured in a big screen endeavor, it was back in 2000, and while the box office numbers were big, the satisfaction level was low. Ron Howard tried to do wonders with Jim Carrey as the green, furry, Christmas-hating curmudgeon, merging the book by Dr. Seuss and its first adaptation, 1966 television special, into a big-budget noise machine that came up short in the holiday spirit department. Now Universal is trying again with another sure thing: Illumination Entertainment, producers of the “Despicable Me” franchise, who are tasked with reviving the Grinch’s multiplex profile with “The Grinch,” which also attempts to find a place between literary and small screen worlds. Helping the cause is a return to animation, with directors Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney giving their take on a classic tale of soulful thaw proper visual fluidity and Christmas spirit, returning color and buoyancy to Whoville.  Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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