He speaks for the trees

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THIS week’s film preview if you’re all now quite ready, is Dr Seuss’ The Lorax at the Showcase in Bargeddie.

(Enough with the rhyming - ed).

Out now, this is the fourth adaptation of the work of Dr Seuss and the second to be computer-animated after Horton Hears a Who!

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.

The Times & Speaker has two pairs of tickets to the Showcase at Barrbridge Leisure Centre to give away to see any film of your choice.

For your chance to win unscramble this movie star’s name:

Send your entry including your name, address and telephone number to Cinema Contest (30) at Motherwell Times Series, 29 Hope Street, Motherwell, ML1 1BT, to reach us by Wednesday, August 1.