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Sheryl Wall

The Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: Movie Review

IN THE August 6 ISSUE

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The Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the third movie in the series which is based on the Wimpy Kid books written by Jeff Kinney. This movie is based on two of his books, The Last Straw and Dog Days.

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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is the third movie about a lion named Alex (Ben Stiller) and his friends who in the previous movies broke out of the zoo and went to Africa. It starts out with Alex having a bad dream about all of them becoming old in Africa, which spurs him on to get back home to New York City to the Central Park Zoo which he finds himself homesick for.

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Pirates! Band of Misfits: Movie Review

IN THE May 21 ISSUE

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Pirates! Band of Misfits stars Hugh Grant as the voice of Pirate Captain, who leads a band of misfit pirates. They go to sign up for the Pirate of the Year awards with the hopes that this year will finally be his year, but he can’t compete with the other pirates in the competition and gets discouraged until he meets Charles Darwin (David Tennant).

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Pet Theft

IN THE March 30 ISSUE

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It is easy to think, ‘Oh, that will never happen to me and my pet.’ But when we look at the facts we should be concerned and taking actions to prevent pet theft. According to AKC’s Lisa Peterson on Fox News, dog theft in 2011 increased by 49%. Dogs are taken from owners’ locked cars, fenced back yards, and homes to name just a few places. If we look around, we see adds in the newspaper and posters posted all over our towns about lost dogs. How can we just ignore these facts that surround us?

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The Lorax: Movie Review

IN THE March 5 ISSUE

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The Lorax is based on Dr Seuss’ book also entitled The Lorax written in 1971. Ted, a young boy from the town of Thneedsville where everything is artificial, even the trees and the grass, likes a girl named Audrey. Audrey dreams of someday having a real tree so Ted sets out to find one. His Grandma tells Ted about a man named Once-ler who lives outside of the town. Once-ler tells him what happened to the trees and how it was all his fault because he cut down the trees to make an invention called Thneeds.

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Do you like to travel with your dog but have a hard time finding pet friendly places to stay? It can be a lot of fun taking our pets with us if we just knew where to go. The Dog Lover’s Companion to California is a great resource for dog friendly hotels, parks, beaches and more. This book is in sections of counties and they list what each county has to offer for pets and their owners. A map is also included for each section. I also like the humor and the wit of the writer’s personality that shows up throughout the pages.

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Big Miracle: Movie Review

IN THE February 13 ISSUE

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Big Miracle is inspired by a true story about a family of Grey whales that are trapped in the Arctic Circle in Alaska. A small time newsman Adam Carlson played by John Krasinski, who was Jim in the popular TV series The Office, has been in Alaska for four years. He is ready to move on but then he discovers the family of Grey whales that are trapped in the ice. Once his story hits the news everyone starts coming to Alaska to help save the whales.

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We Bought a Zoo: Movie Review

IN THE January 2 ISSUE

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We Bought A Zoo is based on a true story. It stars Matt Damon who plays Benjamin Mee, a widowed dad trying to get his family back after the loss of his wife. He wants to have a fresh start and ends up buying a struggling zoo. If no one bought it, many animals would have to be destroyed and the zoo would never re open.

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Teeth and our Pets

IN THE December 31 ISSUE

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I used to be an owner who didn’t brush my pet’s teeth, but my first cat had to have all his teeth removed to save his life. His teeth were causing him health concerns where there was no other option. I never want to experience that again and I now realize the importance of teeth and our pet’s health.

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Chipwrecked is the third Chipmunks movie. In this movie, Dave takes the Chipmunks and Chipettes on a family cruise and as is typical for Alvin he finds trouble wherever he goes because he always wants to have fun and doesn’t like following the rules

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Arthur Christmas: Movie Review

IN THE November 28 ISSUE

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Arthur Christmas is about how Santa’s son Arthur and his Grandpa set out to deliver a missed present to a little girl in England before Christmas dawn. Santa’s operation has become very high tech with the latest Santa Claus, with the elves doing most of the deliveries and Santa’s son Steve running the operation. Christmas had become more about the success and less about the spirit of the holiday.

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Happy Feet Two: Movie Review

IN THE November 21 ISSUE

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Happy Feet Two is the sequel to the original Happy Feet movie. It is about the emperor penguins Julia and Mumble who have become a family. Their son Erik is unsure about dancing so he and his friends run away.

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Puss in Boots: Movie Review

IN THE November 7 ISSUE

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Puss in Boots is a computer-animated movie that tells the cat’s story before the Shrek movies occurred. Just like in the Shrek movies, Puss is voiced by actor Antonio Banderas. The movie shares about how he was in an orphanage as a kitten and became best friends with Humpty Dumpty who was obsessed with finding magic beans.

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A Peek Into Life with an Irish Setter

IN THE October 15 ISSUE

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Irish Setters are one of the most beautiful dogs that I know of, but it is more than just their beauty that makes them such amazing dogs. They are full of energy and are extremely affectionate. Being a family dog is also part of their characteristic. However, they are not the breed for everyone, for these dogs do demand a lot of attention and training. Without enough daily exercise, they can wreak havoc to the household. However, if you have the time to invest Irish Setters are incredible dogs.

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