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2008-07-18 21:00:00

By Miranda C.R. White "Journey to the Center of the Earth" opened last weekend, and I have one word for it - unbelievable. Literally. Not only were there cartoon birds in the movie, but there were dinosaurs eating piranha out in the middle of the ocean that is supposedly in the middle of the earth and giant flytraps attempted to choke and eat the adventurers when they on their way to a boiling river. Talk about fantasy. The movie started off with Professor Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser)...

2008-07-18 09:00:47

By Chris Hicks Deseret News There's an interesting bit of product placement in the new updated cinematic version of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" -- the original 1864 novel by Jules Verne. If ever there was a movie that urges kids to read books, it's this one. In fact, the film's youngest hero (Josh Hutcherson) repeatedly laments that he never got around to "Journey to the Center of the Earth" when it was a summer-reading assignment. The movie spins off the premise that the...

2008-07-15 00:00:23

By Stephen Becker DALLAS -- 3-D is having a moment. Of course, it's had other moments, from the golden age of the early 1950s to one-off sensations such as 1983's "Jaws 3-D." But 2008 already has seen perhaps the world's biggest band release a concert film in 3-D ("U2 3D"), while another 3-D film opened at No. 1 ("Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour"). And in the next few weeks, two more such films will be hitting screens: "Journey to the Center of the Earth,"...

2008-07-12 09:00:31

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 12--The adventure is so rarely rousing, and the attempts at comedy so often flat, that a new film version of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" is likely to have children as well as adults asking that eternal question of a trip with too little entertainment: Are we there yet? Family films don't have to be stiff, but I frequently felt that this adaptation of Jules Verne's novel was made for primarily one reason: action scenes shot in 3-D, a...

2008-07-11 21:00:15

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 11--The adventure is so rarely rousing, and the attempts at comedy so often flat, that a new film version of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" is likely to have children as well as adults asking that eternal question of a trip with too little entertainment: Are we there yet? Family films don't have to be stiff, but I frequently felt that this adaptation of Jules Verne's novel was made for primarily one reason: action scenes shot in 3-D, a...

2008-07-11 15:00:31

NEC Corporation of America, RealD 3D, and Ballantyne of Omaha's Strong Digital Systems and Strong Technical Services units have recently teamed to provide the latest in digital 3D projection capability to multiple US theaters. This latest wave of upgrades to RealD digital 3D was driven by theater owners wanting to capitalize on the introduction of the July 11, 2008 release of Journey to the Center of the Earth from Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line Cinema and Walden Media. Journey will be the...

2008-07-11 15:00:31

By ROGER EBERT ** JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 92 minutes, PG (for intense adventure action and scary moments) Directed by Eric Brevig. Produced by Charlotte Huggins, Beau Flynn and Cary Granat. Written by Michael Weiss, Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin; inspired by the novel by Jules Verne. Photographed by Chuck Schuman. Edited by Paul Martin Smith, Steven Rosenblum and Dirk Westervelt. Music by Andrew Lockington. With Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Anita Briem. ***...

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2008-07-11 15:10:00

3-D is having a moment. Of course, it's had other moments, from the golden age of the early 1950s to one-off sensations such as 1983's Jaws 3-D. But 2008 has already seen perhaps the world's biggest band release a concert film in 3-D (U2 3D), while another 3-D film opened at No. 1 (Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour). And in the next few weeks, two more such films will be hitting screens: Journey to the Center of the Earth, which opens today, and the animated Fly Me...

2008-07-11 15:00:00

By Michael Janusonis Director Eric Brevig's updated version of the Jules Verne classic Journey to the Center of the Earth is an old-fashioned, rip- roaring, seat-of-the-pants action film that harkens back to the days of the Saturday matinee movies of the 1950s. Indeed, the last big-screen version of Verne's tale about explorers who get trapped underground in a mine cave-in in Iceland and try to find their way out was released in 1959 with the unlikely starring combination of James Mason...

2008-07-11 12:00:38

By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 11--(B-) As a movie, Journey to the Center of the Earth isn't much more than a feel-good adventure emphasizing the importance of family, an encyclopedic knowledge of geology and chemistry and loads of good old-fashioned luck. But as a visit to cinema's third dimension, it's a thrill ride not to be missed. One of the first entries in what promises to be a spate of 3-D movies to be released over the next few years, Journey is at once a throwback...