Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG, 4.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $4.99 to own in SD OR in HD)
In the walled city of Thneed-Ville, where everything is artificial and even the air is a commodity, a boy named Ted hopes to win the heart of his dream girl, Audrey. When he learns of her wish to see a real tree, Ted seeks out the Once-ler, a ruined old businessman outside of town in a stark wasteland.
Upon hearing of how the hermit gave into his greed for profits and devastated the land over the protests of the Lorax, Ted is inspired to undo the disaster.
However, the greedy Mayor of Thneed-Ville, Aloysius O’Hare, has made his fortune exploiting the environmental collapse and is determined to stop the boy from undermining his business. - Written by Kenneth Chisholm
March of the Penguins (G, 4.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $4.99 to own in SD OR in HD)
The cycle of life the Emperor’s penguins is [shown] in this wonderful documentary.
Every autumn, these animals leave the safety of the ocean and march along twenty days to a place called “Oamack”. Once there, they select their mates, they procreate, protect and feed their offspring and after months they return to the sea.
Later, their progeny go to the ocean, where they stay for four years, and when they reach their adult life, they follow the same pattern of their parents. - Written by Claudio Carvalho
The Librarian: Quest For The Spear (not rated, 4.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $1.99 to rent in SD / $2.99 in HD, $3.99 to own in SD / $4.99 in HD)
One Amazon reviewer says:
“Noah Wyle is charming as Flynn, a professional student turned reluctant hero when he finds himself named The Librarian, and is charged with guarding a number of priceless artifacts he previously thought were only the stuff of myth. Flynn’s race to recover the stolen section of the Spear of Destiny and prevent the Brotherhood of the Serpent from finding the remaining sections is Indiana-Jones-esque action and adventure at its light-hearted best.”
“Jane Curtin and Bob Newhart display their usual dry wit, with Newhart’s scene with the bad guys near the end of the movie alone worth watching the movie for. Olympia Dukakis plays Flynn’s mother, who wishes her boy would just find a good woman and settle down.”
“This is entertaining fare, a nice mix of action, adventure, brain teases and yes, a bit of romance. It isn’t a big-budget Raiders of the Lost Ark production, but for a made-for-TV movie it does a fine job, and holds up on repeat viewing.”
After retrieving the Crystal Skull in Utah, Flynn Carsen receives a map in the mail with the secret location of King Solomon’s Mines. When the scroll is stolen, Judson explains the power of the Key of Solomon’s book and assigns Flynn to retrieve the map.
The map is useless without the legend piece to decipher it, which is located in Volubilis near the Roman ruins in Morocco. Flynn heads to Casablanca to the ruins where he is chased by a group of mercenaries leaded by General Samir.
They too want to find the location of King Solomon’s mines. Flynn teams-up with Professor Emily Davenport working in the dig and they escape from General Samir and his men.
While traveling to Gedi, they save the local Jomo from death and the trio faces a dangerous journey through the wild Africa. - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
After retrieving the philosopher’s stone at an auction but losing his girlfriend, The Librarian Flynn Carsen has a breakdown.
Charlene and Judson ask him to spend some time on vacation. Flynn travels to New Orleans and he has a crush on a French singer (Simone Renoir). However he discloses that she is the guardian of a key to access the Judas Chalice that is capable [of resurrecting] vampires.
Meanwhile the former Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Kubichek is seeking the chalice to revive Vlad the vampire with the support of Professor Lazlo. Also to raise an army of undead to bring Russia back to the top of the world.
When Simone reveals that she is a vampire, Flynn question whether she is not using him to reach the chalice and increase her power. - Written by Claudio Carvalho