Weekend movies give voyage into the world of 3D animation

By: Steve Mathie
Staff Writer

This weekend DreamWorks Animation gives you three different ways to see Monsters vs. Aliens. You can see it on the regular screen, in 3D, or you can even see it in IMAX 3D. This is DreamWorks’ first ever film that is done totally in 3D format, incorporating the latest state-of-the-art technologies to make the picture that more compelling to viewers.

While there are a few movies available in 3D when you go to your local theater now, Monsters vs. Aliens is unique in that it's actually produced in 3D as opposed to converting into 3D at the end.

Reese Witherspoon and her children attended the premiere for the film this past week, and she added that the two kids picked out her outfit and jewelry. It wasn’t the only fun experience the Academy Award winner had, as she and other voices like Kiefer Sutherland and Seth Rogen were given sparkling 3D glasses.

If you plan on going to see the film yourself, you might be wondering “where do I get 3D glasses”? Most venues will have the glasses available after you buy your tickets and walk into the theater.

Also In Theaters Soon…………

12 Rounds(March 27)

John Cena is Det. Danny Fisher, a police officer trying to slow down a criminal who is pulling off heists in Louisiana. Unique filming locations in Louisiana were used to add to the authenticity of the film, which is directed by Renny Harlin.

Also in the film are Aidan Gillen (Shanghai Knights) and Ashley Scott (Artificial Intelligence: AI). Cena is trying to establish himself as an actor after being a successful professional wrestler in the WWE.

The Haunting in Connecticut (March 27)

If you moved into a new home, only to find out later that it was formerly a funeral parlor and had a hidden cemetery in the backyard, you may want to see it right away. This was the story for a family who moved into a Connecticut home in the 1980s.

Lionsgate releases Friday, The Haunting in Connecticut, directed by Peter Cornwell and starring Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner, Martin Donovan, Amanda Crew and Elias Koteas. The family begins to experience extreme variations in temperatures and erratic supernatural behavior. The film is based on a true story.

Fast & Furious (April 3)

Vin Diesel is back as Dominic Toretto in Fast & Furious. It’s been a couple years since director Justin Lin did Tokyo Drift, and now Diesel and Paul Walker are teaming up in the fourth the high-octane series.

Joining them again are Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez. The cast and crew filmed on location in Los Angeles and did some filming at studios in Sylmar and Culver City. The production crew put an emphasis on the continuity of filming locations from the first installments.

Keep your eyes open for the same garage you saw years ago at the Toretto house, and although you will see what you think is the same garage from the first film, it is actually a product of recreation due to the homeowners tearing it down. The house itself is the same.

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