Tuesday, December 18, 2018     Volume: 19, Issue: 41
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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
CREED II
GREEN BOOK
HEARST CASTLE: BUILDING THE DREAM
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
MORTAL ENGINES
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
THE GRINCH
WIDOWS

THE GRINCH

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THE GRINCH


Where is it playing?: Movies Lompoc, Parks Plaza

What's it rated?: PG

What's it worth?: $Matinee

User Rating: 0.00 (0 Votes)

     Co-directors Yarrow Cheney (The Secret Life of Pets) and Scott Mosier helm this animated adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss story, narrated by Pharrell Williams, about a grumpy curmudgeon, the Grinch (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), who plans to ruin Whoville’s Christmas. Along the way, the Grinch encounters various inhabitants of the town including Cindy-Lou Who (Cameron Seely), her mother Donna Who (Rashida Jones), and Mr. Bricklebaum (Kenan Thompson).
     Compared to both adaptations that came before it, this year’s Grinch doesn’t set the bar any higher. For me, few things in this world will ever top Jim Carrey’s Grinch sitting alone in his cave, eating broken glass. (“Am I just eating because I’m bored?”) But this one is still enjoyable enough in my opinion, and I think that will ring true for children and families especially. I definitely laughed more than I thought I would, even without the glass eating. (86 min.)
—Caleb Wiseblood




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