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Dolphin Tale Blu-Ray Review

16 December 2011 2:05 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

TheMoviePool got the chance to check out Dolphin Tale on Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack, in order to help you decide whether or not this is the right movie to pick up for your family this holiday season.

The Basics

Here’s the officiall synopsis:

"Dolphin Tale" is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle--a miracle that might not only »

- solidstudios@ymail.com (Jordan Maison)

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Interview: Director Charles Martin Smith Spins a ‘Dolphin Tale’

29 September 2011 10:59 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Charles Martin Smith has had a varied career as an actor and a director. He was one of the famous ensemble cast members of “American Graffiti,” directed by George Lucas, and broke out himself as a director in the mid-1980s. His latest work as a filmmaker was one of last week’s big box office hits, “Dolphin Tale.”

Dolphin Tale” is the based-on-truth story of Winter (who plays herself), a female dolphin who lost her tail as a result of a fisherman’s trap. In the film she is discovered by a young boy (Nathan Gamble), is nursed back to health by a marine institute headed by Dr. Clay (Harry Connick Jr.) and fitted for a prosthetic tale by Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman). The ensemble cast also includes Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson and Frances Sternhagen.

Charles Martin Smith, Director of ‘Dolphin Tale

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Alcon Co-Founder Andrew Kosove Disagrees with Morgan Freeman Tea Party Views

25 September 2011 6:35 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Morgan Freeman, Dolphin Tale Morgan Freeman Accuses Tea Party of Racism: Dolphin Tale Box Office Affected? As for Morgan Freeman's remarks affecting Dolphin Tale's box office results on opening weekend, Kosove wrote Deadline.com's Nikki Finke that he did "not believe it affected Dolphin Tale's gross by even one dollar!" Kosove then proceeded to distance himself from Freeman's remarks, stating that "I do not share Morgan’s view and do not believe this kind of harsh partianship [sic] by either end of politcal spectrum is helpful in these very difficult times." He then added that "as a person who has some libertarian viewpoints myself," he "strongly" believed in Freeman's "right to express whatever beliefs he has on any topic." He ended his comment with the usual "this is a free country." Of course, whatever actually happened behind closed doors at Alcon and Warner Bros. may have been something else altogether, »

- Zac Gille

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Chandler Adapting Ingrid Law's "Savvy"

24 September 2011 1:07 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Elizabeth Chandler ("A Little Princess") has been hired to pen the script for a film adaptation of Ingrid Law's 2008 young-adult fantasy book "Savvy" at Walden Media says Risky Biz Blog.

The story follows 12-year-old Mibs Beaumont who comes from a family that receive their own special power on their thirteenth birthday. When an accident puts her father in a coma two days before said birthday, Mibs takes off to help him and ends up on a wild adventure with her friends and siblings.

Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan will produce. Karen Janszen ("Dolphin Tale") previously worked on the script. »

- Garth Franklin

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Film Review: Feel Goodness of ‘Dolphin Tale’ Overcomes Clichés

24 September 2011 5:43 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the tradition of live-action Disney films of another era, “Dolphin Tale” wears its heart on its sleeve, while at the same time using the characters as two-dimensional window dressing around a based-on-truth story of humans and an animal bonding together to inspire a nation.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

The truth is real – a dolphin named Winter accidently loses her tail, and without it faces a handicap that could lead to her demise. Dolphin Tale creates a fiction around that fact and has a boy bond with the animal, leading the adults to help her regain momentum. The film’s strength lies in using the real dolphin to illustrate its own journey and what she represents to inspire humans who have lost their limbs. The weakness is trying to shoehorn a number of well-intentioned fictional roles around her, who don’t accentuate much about the truth, and follow character roadmaps that have been seen before. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Exclusive: Charles Martin Smith Talks Dolphin Tale

23 September 2011 11:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Dolphin Tale director Charles Martin Smith discuses working with the dolphin Winter, this diverse cast, shooting in 3D, and much more

There are many directors in Hollywood who are referred to as "actor's directors," because they know how to connect with and communicate with their actors better than other directors. Charles Martin Smith can be considered an "actor's director" because he actually is an actor, with a career spanning 40 years. As a director, Charles Martin Smith has quite the cast to work with in his new movie Dolphin Tale, which is based on the true story of a town trying to save the life of a wounded dolphin named Winter. Dolphin Tale hits theaters on September 23 and stars Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Harry Connick Jr., and Ashley Judd. I recently had the chance to speak with Charles Martin Smith about Dolphin Tale, and here's what he had to say below. »

- MovieWeb

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Dolphin Tale—movie review

23 September 2011 12:59 AM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

Not all family films are created equal. This one was inspired by the remarkable real-life story of a dolphin named Winter who washed ashore in Florida, had to have its tail amputated, and taught itself to swim even without the appendage. As it turns out, that wasn’t the end of Winter’s challenges. Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi have built a screenplay around that true story that draws on familiar Hollywood-movie tropes, but plays well just the same. A likable young actor named Nathan Gamble plays a lonely boy, being raised by single mom Ashley Judd, who helps rescue Winter and… »

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Dolphin Tale Review

22 September 2011 8:01 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Sometimes you need a break from blood-sucking creatures of the night and bone-crunching martial artists. On the gentle, more humane side of life, Dolphin Tale strikes a good balance, appealing to young people without pandering and keeping their parents engaged without insulting them. It dramatizes the real-life story of a dolphin that loses her tail fin and the efforts by humans to help her. So, yes, this is a tale about a tail. Directed by Charles Martin Smith (Cotton Candy) without fuss or fancy, from a original screenplay by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi, Dolphin Tale introduces the titular creature by way of 11-year-old Sawyer (Nathan Gamble), a quiet, withdrawn boy who is forced to attend summer school after failing most of his classes. He »

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Dolphin Tale movie clips

19 September 2011 6:09 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

New clips from Warner Bros. Pictures' Dolphin Tale, starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick J.r. Charles Martin Smith-directed family drama scripted by Karen Janszen and Naom Dromi, opens on September 23rd. We invite you to check out a bunch of new clips from the film which also includes Kris Kristofferson, Ray McKinnon, Nathan Gamble and Rus Blackwell. The story follows a friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap and looks like a wonderful trip for the whole family to enjoy. Charles Martin Smith also directed Air Bud as well as the adventure comedy Stone of Destiny, starring Charlie Cox and Kate Mara. »

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Dolphin Tale movie clips

19 September 2011 6:09 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

New clips from Warner Bros. Pictures' Dolphin Tale, starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick J.r. Charles Martin Smith-directed family drama scripted by Karen Janszen and Naom Dromi, opens on September 23rd. We invite you to check out a bunch of new clips from the film which also includes Kris Kristofferson, Ray McKinnon, Nathan Gamble and Rus Blackwell. The story follows a friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap and looks like a wonderful trip for the whole family to enjoy. Charles Martin Smith also directed Air Bud as well as the adventure comedy Stone of Destiny, starring Charlie Cox and Kate Mara. »

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Contest: Win Big in Our Dolphin Tale Giveaway!

12 September 2011 11:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nothing says Fall like a trip to the beach. Maybe. If you live in Florida or Southern California. Even if you have to wait until next summer to enjoy some of our excellent prizes, that shouldn't stop you from entering our exciting Dolphin Tale contest! This inspirational and heartwarming true-life drama stars Winter the Dolphin, who has lived to tell her own tale about how she was given a prosthetic tail by a community that rallied around to save her life. To show our support of this obvious Oscar contender, we are giving away some cool ocean-inspired prizes that should inspire you to take a day off. We have a beach towel, a beach bag, a beach ball, and a very swass Swiss Army knife. We also have an awesome plush Winter the Dolphin that comes with its own detachable tale (why didn't we get something like this when Soul Surfer came out? »

- MovieWeb

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Win Passes To Dolphin Tale Screening In St. Louis

8 September 2011 12:54 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From Flipper to Day Of The Dolphin, filmgoers have been fascinated with our friends of the deep blue sea. In honor of these marine mammals, Wamg has passes for Warner Bros. Pictures new family adventure Dolphin Tale.

The screening is on Saturday, September 17 at 10 am at Ronnies. Each pass is good for a family (4-pack).

This film has been rated PG for mild thematic elements.

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be In The St. Louis Area The Day Of The Screening.

2. Fill Out Your Name And E-mail Address Below. Real First Name Required.

3. Tell us your favorite “water mammal film” and why.

Winners Will Be Chosen Through A Random Drawing Of Qualifying Contestants. No Purchase Necessary. Passes Will Not Be Substituted Or Exchanged.

Anyone Caught Reprinting Tickets For Distribution Will Be Banned From Our Contests! Duplicate Tickets Will Not Be Accepted!

Dolphin Tale

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- Movie Geeks

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Tmp's Fall 2011 Movie Guide: September

7 September 2011 7:56 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Well, I'm done being sentimental for the week.  Summer 2011 was awesome, but you know what's better?  Fall 2011.  Almost Fifty films are releasing this fall, and most of them look to be very, very promising.  This is the time of the year when the excellent Oscar bait hits the screen, in addition to numerous action films attempting to capture the box office glory of Avatar or Titanic. Basically, there's something for everyone this fall.  Whether you're a hardcore movie buff or just an occasional movie watcher, Fall 2011 is a fine time to be a filmgoer!  Hell, even the usual dump month of September looks pretty damn awesome!  So without further ado, here's Tmp's Fall 2011 Movie Guide for September!

Apollo 18

Release: August 26 (Wide)

Genre: Sci-Fi Horror

Rated: PG-13

Synopsis: A covered up mission to the moon that occurred in the 1970's is revealed in this sci-fi horror.

Cast: Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen, »

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Warner Bros. Pictures 2011 Fall/Winter Preview Includes First Look At Tom Hanks’ Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

10 August 2011 4:36 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Gwyneth Paltrow as Beth Emhoff in Warner Bros. Pictures’ thriller “Contagion,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Claudette Barius

Warner Bros. Pictures has sent us a preview, along with new photos, of their 2011 Fall / Holiday movies – along with a first look at some new images. Most noticable among the list are award season potentials Contagion from Steven SoderberghClint Eastwood’s J. EdgarGuy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, and Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

Matt Damon as Mitch Emhoff in Warner Bros. Pictures’ thriller “Contagion,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Claudette Barius

Contagion

In theaters and IMAX on September 9

(Warner Bros. Pictures/Participant Media/Imagenation Abu Dhabi)

Jude Law as Alan Krumwlede in Warner Bros. Pictures’ thriller “Contagion,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Claudette Barius

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writer: Scott Z. Burns

Producers: Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Gregory Jacobs

Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll, »

- Michelle McCue

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First Official Images from Contagion and New Year’S Eve; New Images from Dolphin Tale

10 August 2011 11:44 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

As part of their Fall/Holiday Preview, Warner Bros. has released the first official images from Steven Soderbergh's Contagion and the rom-com anthology New Year's Eve.  They've also released new images from the family film Dolphin Tale.  The images don't hold any grand surprises. The Contagion images show that a virus is probably going down. The New Year's Eve image shows Lea Michele and Jon Bon Jovi making sweet, sweet music together. The Dolphin Tale images show dolphins. You can check out the images after the jump.  Contagion opens September 9th.  Dolphin Tale opens in 3D on September 23rd.  New Year's Eve opens December 9th.  Click here for the first image from A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and click here for the first image from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Contagion Director: Steven Soderbergh Writer: Scott Z. Burns Producers: Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Gregory Jacobs Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Dolphin Tale Featurette Released

7 June 2011 6:39 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The featurette for the film “Dolphin Tale” has been released. The film is an inspiring story about the friendship of a boy and a dolphin whose tale was destroyed in a crab trap. The story, which features the injured dolphin receiving a prosthetic tail, is based on a real-life event. The film stars Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Ray McKinnon, Nathan Gamble, Austin Stowell, and Marc Macauley. The dolphin, named Winter, plays herself in the film. The film, directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi, was filmed on location in Florida, including Winter’s home, the Clearwater »

- monique

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Dolphin Tale new poster and images! Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson & Harry Connick Jr. star

26 May 2011 11:34 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See a new poster for Dolphin Tale, starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson & Harry Connick Jr. Charles Martin Smith directs from the writing by Karen Janszen and Naomi Drom. The Warner Bros. Pictures family film opens on September 23rd via and tells of a friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Visit the official site for Dolphin Tale and join the Upcoming-Movies.com movie group to keep up to date with more additions including trailers, clips, images and posters. »

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Dolphin Tale new poster and images! Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson & Harry Connick Jr. star

26 May 2011 11:34 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See a new poster for Dolphin Tale, starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson & Harry Connick Jr. Charles Martin Smith directs from the writing by Karen Janszen and Naomi Drom. The Warner Bros. Pictures family film opens on September 23rd via and tells of a friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Visit the official site for Dolphin Tale and join the Upcoming-Movies.com movie group to keep up to date with more additions including trailers, clips, images and posters. »

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Dolphin Tale new poster and images! Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson & Harry Connick Jr. star

26 May 2011 11:34 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See a new poster for Dolphin Tale, starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson & Harry Connick Jr. Charles Martin Smith directs from the writing by Karen Janszen and Naomi Drom. The Warner Bros. Pictures family film opens on September 23rd via and tells of a friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Visit the official site for Dolphin Tale and join the Upcoming-Movies.com movie group to keep up to date with more additions including trailers, clips, images and posters. »

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Trailer: Morgan Freeman In Dolphin Tale

12 April 2011 5:02 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

No-one knows exactly when Morgan Freeman became sufficiently self-parodic no one outside of Chris Nolan wished to cast him in worthwhile films anymore. Freeman’s laconic voiceover in the ultimate “slow-burner” classic The Shawshank Redemption had been an iconic cinematic trope for years; subject to satire and good natured parody for some time, however, if one had to pinpoint a moment when Freeman spectacularly misjudged his own brand it was in voicing the narration of March of the Penguins.

In the lamentably sentimental National Geographic documentary, Freeman mounted his own oeuvre without irony in an attempt to attribute human characteristics to the behaviour of penguin colonies. This particular stroke of mawkishness silliness became a financial hit, especially after the American right attempted to embrace this faux-naturalism as a crude truism of orthodox biblical morality. The previously good natured parodies took on a steelier edge, underlying the manipulative quality of Freeman’s languid tones. »

- Ben Szwediuk

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