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2008-07-11 12:00:38

By Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 11--What I like so much about "Journey to the Center of the Earth" isn't the 3-D, although I can't tell you how much the 3-D glasses and the process itself have improved since the days when people watched movies like "House of Wax" (most people's favorite 3-D junk), "Bwana Devil" and "Phantom of the Rue Morgue" (my personal favorite -- for the scare that comes when the dead body stuffed up the chimney suddenly descends into living room view)....

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By Jeff Vice Deseret News JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH -- ** -- Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem; rated PG (violence) In many respects, "Journey to the Center of the Earth" resembles one of those image-projection-and-rollercoaster-action rides you'll find at amusement parks around the United States. Unfortunately, that not only includes the film's special-effects sequences but also its plot, which is a little too sketchy and threadbare for its own good. And as a...

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2008-07-11 09:00:00

There are two ways to see Journey to the Center of the Earth: In plain old two dimensions and, in theaters equipped with the proper projectors, in 3-D format. The second option is definitely the way to go. A brisk, undemanding adventure aimed squarely at the family market, Journey is completely passable in 2-D. But viewing it through 3-D glasses not only quadruples the movie's entertainment value, it also explains why characters are constantly thrusting things at the camera. First-time...

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By Robert Philpot, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 11--Watching a scripted 3-D movie can be a little bit like listening to someone who's telling a story but stops every couple of minutes to say, "Wanna see my next trick?" In Journey to the Center of the Earth, the 3-D tricks come flying at you quickly: Ewwww, it looks like Brendan Fraser just spit water on us! Cool, Seth Meyers did something with a tape measure that's really pointless, but it looked great in 3-D! Duck, there's an ugly...

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By Nick Chordas, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 11--Journey to the Center of the Earth is reportedly the first live-action, feature-length film shot in digital 3-D. Unfortunately, being the answer to a trivia question doesn't necessarily translate into a memorable moviegoing experience. Journey, in fact, isn't really a movie at all. Based loosely on the novel by Jules Verne, the 92-minute action romp plays more like a showcase for the burgeoning technology than an organized...

2008-07-11 06:00:30

By Claudia Puig Journey to the Center of the Earth is not so much a movie as an amusement park ride. As a ride, it's a reasonably exciting way to pass the time. A perilous sea voyage on a dinosaur's jawbone while dodging flying fish is fun, as is a harrowing spin on a mining cart inside a spooky cavern. But as a movie, it's flat and predictable, though the visuals are often striking. Based, of course, on Jules Verne's literary classic, the movie starts out well enough while the...

2008-07-11 03:00:23

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 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...

2008-07-10 21:00:20

By ADAM GRAHAM "Journey to the Center of the Earth - 3D" (PG) H H H 3D is an old-fashioned gimmick that's been freshened by new advances in technology. As a storytelling device, it doesn't add much to the narrative, but-hey, look! That dinosaur looks like it's popping off the screen! Cool! "Journey to the Center of the Earth" has enough of those "Whoa, check it out!" moments to make it a summertime smash for the whole family. It's an old-fashioned adventure film that's been freshened by...

2008-07-10 21:00:20

By Colin Covert REVIEW Journey to the Center of the Earth (in 3-D) HHH Rating: PG (intense adventure action and some scary moments) Director: Eric Brevig Cast: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Anita Briem Theaters: Marquee Cinemas, Park Place Stadium Cinemas "Journey to the Center of the Earth" would be a forgettable summer kiddie action movie except for the novel visual effects that make it a sight to see. "Journey" is the first fiction feature shot with new-generation digital 3-D...

2008-07-10 18:00:29

"Journey to the Center of the Earth" is cinematic sci-fi proof that the Earth's core is made of cheese. Who knew? Mercifully, it's old-fashioned family-friendly B-movie cheese, served up in this Brendan Fraser/Jules Verne action epic for kids. Seek out this "Journey" in a theater showing it in 3-D. You'll want the T-Rex, with his snapping teeth, the bioluminescent birds and the gigantic Venus flytraps. This is 3-D the way it used to be - playful, but not really a technology that can lift a...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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