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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Boardmasters has always been a festival like no other and this year was one that even managed to top previous years. Thats right. I have been to many festivals in my time, several even this year and I am sure in the UK alone there are several hundred each year, but Boardmasters has always topped the list in my eyes and no doubt it has been the same for others.
The location of Newquay combined with the month of August, brings an optimised combination for success. Throughout the weekend we saw sunny skies, warm humid weather and little rain which could have easily ruined the festival experience like some of you may have witnessed at Download. The festival was broken down into two sites, easily accessible by shuttle bus. Watergate Bay where all the music and entertainment happened and Fistral Beach, where all the sports went down. »
- Guy Hurst
Adapting a children's book, especially one as beloved (and brief) as Dr. Seuss' gentle eco-fable "The Lorax," is an unenviable task. There's a sliver of narrative that must be expanded, padded, and teased out, while an attempt must be made to maintain all of the things that people love about Dr. Seuss (nee Theodor Geisel) and his books – the sing-songy rhythm, the loop-de-loop design work, the easy surrealism. In short: it's kind of a bitch. Or a snitch. Or a sliver-de-glitch. But the good folks at Illumination Entertainment (who made a surprise hit out of the decidedly under-the-radar "Despicable Me") have done a respectable job bringing "The Lorax" to the screen. It's just a shame that the fidelity to the source material, on both narrative and design levels, seems to have taken the steam out of something that could have been truly special.
"The Lorax" begins in an altogether »
- Drew Taylor
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