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Coming Soon: Big Deal at the Movies!

Don't miss Patch Night at the Movies March 15

If you love going to the movies and saving money, you don't want to miss this big event on Thursday, March 15 in East Brunswick. Patch and Mega Movies are teaming up to give local families a great deal on a fun night.

Movie-goers who sign up for a Patch newsletter at the theater will receive a $4.50 discount off the admission price to three movies: "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," "Act of Valor" and "A Thousand Words." The discount applies to shows that start between 6 and 7 p.m. Participants can also can qualify for prizes, including movie tickets, refreshments and Patch T-shirts.

Mega Movies is located in the , 755 Route 18 in East Brunswick. The telephone number is 732-651-MEGA (6342)

"The Lorax" features Taylor Swift

"The Lorax" is the hit animated adaptation of Seuss' 1971 environmentally- themed tale. It's about a boy named Ted (voiced by Zac Efron) who lives in the town of Thneed-ville where there's no nature, the tress of made of plastic, and residents need to buy air from Mr. O'Hare in order to breathe.

Ted has a crush on Aubrey (Taylor Swift), who dreams of seeing a real tree. So, Ted ventures beyond Thneed-ville's steel barriers to meet the Once-ler (Ed Helms), who shares the story of how Thneed-ville was once a wondrous forest, filled with Truffula trees.

Many years ago, the Once-ler made his fortune by using the tops of the Truffula trees to make "Thneeds." By cutting down that first tree, he summoned the Lorax (Danny Devito) who speaks for the trees, and tries to protect the forest. The Once-ler agrees to make his Thneeds by taking the soft tuft of the Truffula trees without chopping them down, but he soon finds it easier (and more profitable) to cut down the trees, decimating the forest and setting the stage for Mr. O'Hare's vision of Thneed-ville.

The movie is directed by Chris Renaud (who directed "Despicable Me") and Kyle Balda from a screenplay by Ken Daurio (who also adapted Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who"). It also features original music by John Powell. "The Lorax" is rated PG for "brief and mild language" and runs 86 minutes.

Eddie Murphy Stars in "One Thousand Words"

"One Thousand Words," is Eddie Murphy's newest start turn. He plays Jack McCall, a slick Hollywood literary agent who gets what he wants, usually by lying. 

When Jack lies to a New-Age master named Dr. Singa (Cliff Curtis) by promising to publish his book, the guru magically places a tree in Jack's yard. For every work Jack utters, the tree loses a leaf and when it runs out of leaves, the guru tells him, he will die.

This leads to Jack trying to maintain his career and his relationship with Caroline (Kerry Washington) while saying as few words as possible. "One Thousand Words" is rated PG-13 for sexual situations including dialogue, language and some drug-related humor and has a running time of 91 minutes.

Real Heroes Star in "Act of Valor"

"Act of Valor" features real, active U.S. Navy SEALs in a fictionalized version of an actual SEALs operation. The mission involves a mission to rescue a CIA operative, which leads to the SEALs uncovering a plot that threatens the world's security.

The movie is Rated R for strong violence, including some torture, and for language. It has a running time of 110 minutes.

Related Topics: Act of ValorArtsLoraxMoviesNight LifeOne Thousand Words, and Patch Night at the Movies

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