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Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

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The idea of this movie always intrigued me.  Seemed like a good idea but the more I saw of the ads the more the movie itself seemed…meh.  Unfortunately, my suspicions were accurate.

First let me say that Oz is gorgeous.  The sets, costumes, and most of the visual effects are a treat.  There are a lot of great ideas here, some clever thoughts on how the Wizard came to be.  And I have to admit the final resolution was satisfying.  But getting there was a slow painful trip. Read more

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I Can’t Wait: Gorgeous Photos from Agora

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I didn’t know whether to put this post under I Can’t Wait! or Casting Notes since I don’t really know a lot about this movie.  It’s directed by Alejandro Amenabar who directed the Open Your Eyes, The Others, and The Sea Inside and it stars Rachel Weisz.  A slave starts following new religion Christianity while falling in love with his master, a famous atheist.  These are stunning.  They appear to be lit so that they look like Alma-Tadema paintings.

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I Can’t Wait: It’s Summer!!!! Part 1

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I wanted to post this a week ago so I could kick off the summer.  I know summer is supposed to start Memorial Day weekend or, if you’re a stickler, June 21st, but I’m talking about the summer according to Hollywood.  This may not be quite as big a movie summer as last year but there’s still some great stuff on the way.  For this post, let’s just take a look at May. Read more

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