WONDER PARK
Rating: About Ratings
Opens: 03/15/2019
Running Time: 85
Rated: PG
Cast: Brianna Denski, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Mila Kunis, John Oliver, Jennifer Garner and Matthew Broderick.
Crew: Director: Josh Appelbaum. Producers: Josh Appelbaum, Ashley Chaney, Aaron Dem, Alice Dewey Goldstone, Kendra Haaland, Lorien McKenna, Connie Nartonis Thompson, Andre Rosenblatt and Geoffrey Stott. Executive Producers: Don Hahn, Karen Rosenfelt and Brian Witten. Screenwriters: Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Robert Gordon. Cinematographer:
REVIEW: By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

Paramount Animation may have a bit of catching up to do with DreamWorks and Pixar/Disney, but their latest movie, “Wonder Park” sure feels like a big step in the right direction.

It’s 85 minutes of pure, dazzling, animated fun that little kids are sure to enjoy. There are furry animals, fast paced action and kid-friendly jokes that are funny. Imagine that.

Really there’s a lot to like about “Wonder Park.” It’s a whimsical story that centers around a little girl named June who is voiced by Sofia Mali (“American Romance”) as the younger version and Brianna Denski (TV’s “Momsters: When Moms Go Bad”) when she gets older.

June has a wild imagination. She’s often encouraged to put it to good use by her loving parents ( Jennifer Garner, “Love Simon” and “Peppermint”) and Matthew Broderick (TV’s “Better Things”).

June’s mother (Garner) reads to her at bedtime. Together they create this “Wonderland” theme park. It’s amazing and features all sorts of crazy, fun rides like a gigantic roller coaster. It also has some cute and adorable mascots that are based on a few of June’s stuffed toy animals.

There’s Peanut The Chimpanzee (Norbert Leo Butz, TV’s “The First”), Greta the wild boar (Mila Kunis, “A Bad Mom’s Christmas” and TV’s “Family Guy”), Steve the porcupine (John Oliver, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”), Kenan Thompson, (TV’s “SNL”) as Gus, the beaver and his brother Cooper (Ken Jeong, TV’s “The Kids Are Alright”).

Boomer (Ken Hudson Campbell, “Adolescence”) is a blue bear and a real gentle giant. He greets visitors to the park whenever he’s not dozing off. He’s a narcoleptic, but his intentions are good.

Well, June becomes so caught up in this amusement park that she wants to make it spring to life with her vivid imagination she does just that.

She starts by creating some out of this world rides and tests them throughout her neighborhood, much to the surprise of other parents who must deal with the after effects of her unsafe test runs.

When June’s mother becomes very ill and must go away to a hospital, she worries that her father won’t be able to take care of himself. He assures her he will be fine and even encourages June to attend a summer math retreat.

She reluctantly agrees to go but regrets her decision. So, she sneaks away to be with her dad.

When June makes her move through the campground and into a forest, she discover a Wonder Park in ruins much like the one she’s imagined all this time.

She’s determined to bring this park to life and bring happiness to everyone that walks through its gate. However, not everyone shares her love of “Wonder Park.”

Flying Chimpanzombies have other plans. This leaves June with little choice but to get in touch with every ounce of creativity she must help save “Wonder Park.”

Not only is “Wonder Park” a light, breezy, feel good movie, there are also positive messages for kids to embrace like the importance of family and what it means to have good friends.

It’s wonderful indeed.

Editor's Note: Be sure to catch my N2Entertainment.net movie talk segment on the Kitty O'Neal Show Fridays now at 6:20 p.m. on radio station KFBK 1530 AM and 93.1 FM.

Check Out This Trailer For "WONDER PARK"

Lana K. Wilson-Combs is a member of The Broadcast Film Critics’ Association (BFCA), The Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC), The Alliance Of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) and a Nominating Committee Voting Member for the NAACP Image Awards.
 

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<b>“The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings.”</b> Title: “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings.”
Year Released: 1977
Running Time: 110
Production Company: Universal Pictures
Director: John Badham
Director of Photography: Bill Butler
Screenwriter: William Brashler
Author: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

REVIEW: It must have been my recent chance meeting with former Dodger legend Dusty Baker that turned my attention to the Dodgers and baseball in particular. Then again, baseball season is right around the corner, so this review was just meant to me.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald <b>(March 12) </b> Title: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (March 12)
Year Released: 2018
Running Time: 134
Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: David Yates
Review By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

"FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD"

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” isn’t fantastic, but just pretty good which is rather surprising considering it’s the second installment in screenwriter J.K. Rowling’s imaginative Wizarding World.

Rowlings and director David Yates (“Harry Potter” series) go to great lengths to hash out their action-packed story. With so many moving pieces at play, the movie really does wear you down.

“Fantastic Beasts” opens with revolutionist Gellert Grindelwald (a creepy looking Johnny Depp, “Murder on the Orient Express”) breaking out of a London prison. He’s ready to wreak havoc on everything he can now that he’s fled to Paris.

Who can stop this ego-maniac?
His evil and vindictive mind believes that wizards are superior and humans inferior.

The Wizardry masters turn to Grindelwald’s old chum, Albus Dumbledore (a mild-mannered Jude Law, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”) to do the dirty work and reign in Grindelwald, but he doesn’t want any part of it. He believes Newt Scamander (Edie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”) might be up to the task.

The mission is to find Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller, “Justice League”), who is searching for his real mother in Paris. Newt’s travels have him running into his friend Tina (Katherine Waterston, “Logan Lucky”) and her sister Queenie’s fiancé, Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler, TV’s “The Walking Dead”).

Newt also joins with his former love interest Leta Lestrange (Zoë Kravitz, TV’s “Big Little Lies”) who is now engaged to his brother Theseus (Callum Turner, “Assassin’s Creed”).
Despite all the characters and subplots, “Fantastic Beasts” just doesn’t feel as magical or inspiring as the first movie.

While I’ve never embraced the adage that you can have too much of a good thing, strangely, with “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” that seems to be the case.
(Recommended).

Creed II <b> (March 5)</b> Title: Creed II (March 5)
Year Released: 2018
Running Time: 130
Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Review By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

“CREED II”

As long as Ryan Coogler, Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan are attached in some capacity to any upcoming “Creed” movies, Warner Bros. Pictures will have a successful franchise on its hands.

While Coogler wasn’t in the director’s chair this time around for “Creed II,”--those duties were passed to Steven Caple Jr. (“The Land” and TV’s “Grown-ish”)--but Coogler’s screenwriting and executive producer credits and his imprint is apparent throughout the film.

Since the first movie, Life has been pretty good for Adonis Creed Johnson (Jordan), son of the late boxing champ Apollo Creed. He’s holding on to the WBC heavyweight crown and his musician girlfriend, Bianca (Thompson).

His adopted mom Mary Anne Creed (a terrific Phylicia Rashad, TV’s “Empire”) is proud of the man that Adonis has become. The relationship with his best friend and mentor, Rocky Balboa (a fabulous Stallone) is great too.

Still, something is missing in Adonis’s life. Despite all the accolades to prove his worth, Adonis doesn’t feel like he’s the best boxer in the world.

When Adonis crosses paths with an egotistical boxing promoter named Buddy Marcelle (A terrific Russell Hornsby, “The Hate U Give” and TV’s “Proven Innocent”) and he offers him a chance to fight the gargantuan Russian boxer Viktor Drago (Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu), well, Adonis just can’t say no.

Viktor has ties to Adonis’s past. Viktor’s father, Ivan Drago (a very good Dolph Lundgren, upcoming “Aquaman”) is the boxer who killed Apollo Creed while in the ring. (“Rocky IV”).

Rocky doesn’t need any more memories of that horrific day seeing that Apollo Creed died in his arms. That’s why he begs Adonis to let this fight go because Ivan Drago broke things in him that “ain’t never been fixed.” Rocky swears he can’t possibly train Adonis and put either of them through such an ordeal.

When Adonis informs his mom that taking the fight would have meant as much to his father as it does to him, she angrily tells him not to pretend that this has anything to do with his father.

Bianca isn’t crazy about the idea either, but she understands that Adonis is a fighter. It’s in his blood. Her biggest concern now that she’s pregnant is whether Adonis will be around or healthy enough to raise their child.
Adonis decides to take the fight and initially recruits Tony "Little Duke" Evers, (the ever talented Wood Harris, TV’s “The New Edition Story”).

Tony is the son of Apollo Creed’s trainer. The first fight between Adonis and Viktor doesn’t go well at all for Adonis.

He really needs Rocky Balboa to train him for a rematch and to shake those demons telling him that he’ll never live up to his dad’s legacy.

Reluctantly, Rocky agrees to train Adonis.

Rocky puts Adonis through the test with extensive running and weightlifting routines. But boy, when he’s finished with him, Adonis is one chiseled specimen.

The fight sequences in “Creed II” are remarkably choreographed and pack plenty of punch, but the real heart of this movie comes from the more intimate and smaller moments between the characters, notably Stallone, Thompson and Jordan.
(Highly Recommended).

Ben Is Back <b> (March 5)</b> Title: Ben Is Back (March 5)
Year Released: 2018
Running Time: 103
Production Company: Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate
Director: Peter Hedges
Review By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

“BEN IS BACK”

In “Ben is Back,” from director Peter Hedges (“The Good Dinosaur”), Lucas Hedges (“Lady Bird” and “Manchester by the Sea”)—his son--plays Ben Burns, a troubled 19-year old trying to shake free of opioid addiction.

Ben got hooked on painkillers after a nasty skateboarding accident. He’s been at a rehab center for several months now and has stayed clean.

Although he still has some time left to serve, Ben decides to leave the facility without permission and head home for the holidays. It’s Christmas and Ben misses his family and that big, comfy house in upstate New York.

However, not everyone is eager to see him. When his mother Holly (a splendid Julia Roberts, “Wonder”) pulls in their driveway with her daughter Ivy (Kathryn Newton, TV’s “Big Little Lies”), they’re stunned to see that Ben is back and waiting for them.

At least Holly is happy to see him. Ivy, well, not so much. She has bad memories of all the hurt and pain that Ben put the family through during his dark days. Ivy wants Ben to leave immediately. Holly is willing to give him a chance to stay for a night or two.

Holly’s husband Neal Beeby (Courtney B. Vance) who is Ivy and Ben’s stepfather, doesn’t want Ben anywhere near the house and especially around his two young kids, Lacey (Mia Fowler, TV’s “Blindspot” and “Pose”) and Liam (Jakari Fraser, TV’s “The Bobby Brown Story”). Besides, Neal says if Ben were a black kid he'd “probably be in prison rather than a halfway house.”
After some heated exchanges, Neal and Holly agree for Ben to stay for a couple of days, but there are strict rules he must follow. The biggest being Holly goes with him everywhere and watches everything he does, including using the bathroom.

Ben reluctantly agrees to the terms. Ivy believes it’s just a matter of hours before Ben will relapse. And wouldn’t you know it. He does. Big time.

Ben gets caught up in a series of stupid and unfortunate events which becomes an absolute nightmare for the family to deal with.

“Ben is Back” is a gripping and timely cautionary tale about the effects of opioid addiction and the great lengths that many families—from all walks of life—are often subjected to while trying to help loved ones suffering from this growing epidemic.
(Recommended).

Instant Family <b> (March 5)</b> Title: Instant Family (March 5)
Year Released: 2018
Running Time: 119
Production Company: Paramount Pictures
Director: Sean Anders
Review By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

“INSTANT FAMILY”

I’ve always been impressed by the movie roles Mark Wahlberg chooses.
“Instant Family” is another one that catches you off guard.

It’s a feel-good family flick with ample, heart-felt emotion and humor. Sean Anders of “Daddy’s Home Two” and “Horrible Bosses 2” fame directed and co-wrote the film which was inspired by Anders and his wife’s own adoption story.

In the film, Walhberg and Rose Byrne (“Insidious: The Last Key”) play a married couple who have made a pretty decent living flipping houses. Yet, they realize now that they’re 40-years-old, something is missing in their lives. Well, they’ve been so busy with their careers they kind of overlooked having kids.

While that train has left the station for Ellie (Byrne), Pete (Wahlberg) worries he’ll be the old dad at the school PTA meetings. So, they discuss and look into adopting a kid. Maybe a cute, little 5-year-old would be just the ticket to make everything in their lives complete.

When they go online to check out the adoption process, they’re heartbroken by the number of kids and teens looking for parents to love them.

They decide to take the plunge and become certified foster parents. When they visit the adoption agency, they’re introduced to the program directors, Sharon (a funny Tig Notaro, “Dog Days”) and Karen (a sassy and funny Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water” and upcoming, “Madam C.J. Walker”).

Pete and Ellie are placed among a diverse group of couples who are looking to adopt for various and hilarious reasons like single parent October (IIiza Shlesinger, “Girlboss”).

October wants a big, strapping black kid with athletic prowess with hopes he’ll be a pro football player. Relax. It’s not racist, but rather one of the funnier running gags in the movie.

When Sharon and Karen start talking about the real ins and outs of adoption, it really opens Ellie’s and Pete’s eyes and has them wondering if this is really for them. After more in-depth meetings, the directors tell Ellie and Mark that they should consider adopting three siblings.

One kid would be a big enough challenge, but three of them.
Ellie and Pete attend a family fair and meet the three kids that Sharon and Karen suggest. It doesn’t look good.

There’s a flippant fifteen-year-old named Lizzy (Isabela Moner, “Sicario: Day of the Soldado”). She has two younger siblings, Juan (Gustavo Quiroz, “Peppermint”) who is timid and quiet and Lita (Julianna Gamiz ,TV’s “Jane the Virgin”), a pint-sized mischief maker.

These kids have had a hard knock life ever since they were taken away from their drug addicted mother Carla (Joselin Reyes, TV’s “MacGyver”).

Much of the laughs in “Instant Family” come as Pete and Ellie try to be the perfect parents and the kids almost immediately rebel against them. When they can’t initially connect Ellie and Pete even consider returning them to the adoption agency.

There are other memorable moments too. They come courtesy of Julie Hagerty (TV’s “Grace and Frankie”). She plays a klutsy grandma. Joan Cusack (TV’s “The Stinky & Dirty Show”) stars as the loopy next door neighbor and Margo Martindale (TV’s “Sneaky Pete”) is Pete’s loud, yet loving mother.

Things change for Ellie and Pete when a family crisis unfolds. It unites all them and helps everyone understand the importance of family—blended or otherwise—and unconditional love.
(Recommended).
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DUMBO AT IMAX By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs:

”DUMBO: THE IMAX 2D EXPERIENCE” OPENS AT THE ESQUIRE IMAX THEATRE ON MARCH 28

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo: The IMAX 2D Experience” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight.

“Dumbo: The IMAX 2D Experience” opens at the Esquire IMAX Theatre on March 28 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the theatre box office and online at www.imax.com/sacramento.

“ABOUT DUMBO: THE IMAX 2D EXPERIENCE”

Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus.

But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.

Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

The IMAX release of “Dumbo: The IMAX 2D Experience” will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of the IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with the Esquire IMAX Theatre’s six story high and 80 feet wide screen, customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie. The Esquire IMAX Theatre is located at 1211 K Street in downtown Sacramento, CA.

For information on tickets and showtimes, please call 916-443-IMAX (4629) or visit the website at www.imax.com/sacramento.


fox searchlight shorts By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs:

FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES TO RELEASE SHORT FILMS ON SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS

Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Chairmen Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced on March 18 the launch of “Searchlight Shorts” – a collection of short films now available on Fox Searchlight’s YouTube channel and “Searchlight Shorts” Facebook page.

Fox Searchlight plans to release a new short on its YouTube channel once a month and fans are encouraged to subscribe to the channel to access the films as soon as they’re available. Fans can also join the Searchlight Shorts Facebook group as a destination for new digital content with the opportunity discuss and explore the creative process.

“We’re excited to be expanding our presence in the short film world, and building lasting relationships with these talented filmmakers,” said Utley and Gilula. “By featuring these films on our social media channels we’re able to introduce audiences around the world to these unique stories by truly innovative artists who represent the future of our industry.”

The first film to be released on the Fox Searchlight social media channels is the recent Best Live Action Short Oscar winner “Skin.”

Other short films to be featured include: “Feathers” and “Birdie,” which were acquired in late 2018; “Lavender,” which made its premiere at Sundance earlier this year; and the recently acquired “Sew Torn.”

In “Skin,” a young boy has an innocent encounter with an African American man at a supermarket and his parents react to the exchange with racial violence. The two families find themselves in a clash with shocking consequences. The film is directed by Guy Nattiv, co-written by Nattiv and Sharon Maymon, and stars Danielle Macdonald, Jonathan Tucker, Jackson Robert Scott, Lonnie Chavis and Ashley Thomas. The film is produced by Jaime Ray Newman, Andrew Carlberg, Tim Harms and Guy Nattiv, and executive produced by Matt Luber, Stephen Mao, Joanna Plafsky, Celine Rattray, Jessica Sherman, Peter Sobiloff and Trudie Styler.

“Feathers” centers around Elizier, an emotionally-dejected new enrollee at The Edward R. Mill School for Lost Boys, who must overcome memories of a tragic past and the present hazing by his peers in order to tackle larger issues dominating his young life. The film is written and directed by A.V. Rockwell and stars Kyngston Alvarez, Nicoye Banks and Shavez Frost. The film is produced by Marttise Hill, Julius Pryor and Marvin Scott, and executive produced by A.V. Rockwell and Rhea Scott.

“Birdie” is a drama following a woman walking alone in a train station, who finds herself part of a sinister game after returning the smallest of gestures to a young man. The film is written and directed by Shelly Lauman and stars Maeve Dermody and Sam Parsonson. The film is produced by Lizzie Cater, and executive produced by Bethany Bruce and Jessica Mitchell.

“Lavender” follows the story of a young gay man as he develops a complicated relationship with an older married couple. It is a tender, poignant look at an unconventional relationship as it blossoms and ultimately unravels. The film is written and directed by Matthew Puccini and stars Michael Urie, Michael Hsu Rosen and Ken Barnett. The film is produced by Casey Bader, Corey Deckler and Tyler Rabinowitz, and executive produced by Sam Abbas, Jason Michael Berman and Natalé Olsen.

“Sew Torn” is a tale of a seamstress, her thread, and a deal gone bad. The film is written and directed by Freddy Macdonald and stars Dagna Litzenberger-Vinet, Cor Boersma, and Thomas Douglas. It’s produced by Fred Macdonald, and executive produced by Peter Spears.

ABOUT FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES:

Fox Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and its films are distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Fox. Fox Searchlight Pictures is a unit of Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Editor’s Note: Information used in these reports obtained from IMAX Theater and Fox Searchlight Pictures publicity.


SUPERPOWER DOGS IMAX By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs:

NEW IMAX DOCUMENTARY “SUPERPOWER DOGS” OPENS MARCH 15

The latest IMAX documentary from IMAX Entertainment, Cosmic Picture and presenting sponsor Mars Petcare, “Superpower Dogs,” will open in IMAX 3D at The Esquire IMAX Theatre in Sacramento on March 15.

From the filmmakers behind the acclaimed documentaries “Jerusalem” and “Journey to Mecca,” “Superpower Dogs” takes audiences on an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most amazing dogs.

The film is narrated by Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Gifted”).

Tickets are on sale at the theatre box office and online at www.imax.com/sacramento.

“Superpower Dogs” follows six real-life working dogs from around the world as well as their human partners as they brave earthquakes and avalanches, protect endangered species such as rhinos and elephants and transform the lives of people with special needs.

Audiences will discover the amazing abilities of different breeds and the astonishing science behind their superpowers. We’ll never look at our best friends the same way again.

Meet the stars of Superpower Dogshere:

“Halo”--Is a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America.

“Henry”-- Is an avalanche rescue expert saving lives in the mountains of British Columbia.

“Reef”-- Is a Newfoundland lifeguard in the Italian Coast Guard.

“Ricochet”-- Is a surf and therapy legend in California who heals people with special needs.

“Tipper and Tony”-- Are Bloodhound brothers leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa.

"I am really happy to be part of Superpower Dogs," said Chris Evans. "I am a proud dog owner and completely understand the connection that humans have with these remarkable animals. I love the way this film highlights incredible working dogs who utilize their real-life superpowers to help and protect people."

“Superpower Dog”s was a joy from start to finish, said Daniel Ferguson, Writer/Director. “The real-life heroism of these animals and the bond they share with their human partners is such a moving, epic story that lends itself perfectly to the IMAX format. We hope audiences come away with a deeper appreciation for our best friends.”

Mars Petcare, one of the world’s leading pet care companies, is proud to be the exclusive presenting sponsor of “Superpower Dogs,” as the film aligns with the company’s purpose of “A Better World For Pets” by spotlighting the amazing true stories of dogs with extraordinary abilities who save lives and make the world a better place.

As the presenting sponsor, several Mars Petcare brands will be actively supporting the film, including: the Pedigree and Eukanuba dog food brands, Banfield Pet Hospital, Whistle GPS Pet Tracker and Wisodom Panel Canine DNA Test. Through its sponsorship, Mars Petcare is providing museums and theaters with a variety of educational materials on the science of dogs, importance of responsible pet ownership and how to help end pet homelessness from its various programs and brands, such as Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, Banfield Pet Hospital and Better Cities For Pets.

“Superpower Dogs” was filmed using IMAX cameras and mixed in immersive IMAX 12.0 channel sound. With the clearest picture on the largest screens and immersive, heart-pounding audio, The IMAX Experience will put audiences in the heart of the action and highlight the profound connection people have with dogs.

“Superpower Dogs” is a family-friendly film and has a run time of 45 minutes. For more information, please visit www.superpowerdogs.com and follow @SuperpowerDogs.

Fans of “Superpower Dogs,” can also check out the books inspired by the film: “Superpower Dogs” (Photographic picture book) and “Superpower Dogs: Halo: Disaster Response Dog” (non-fiction middle-grade novel).

The Esquire IMAX Theatre is located at 1211 K Street in downtown Sacramento, CA. For information on tickets and showtimes, please call 916-443-IMAX (4629) or visit the website at www.imax.com/sacramento.

Editor’s Note: Information used in this report obtained from IMAX publicity.