Review: Oz The Great and Powerful

Wizard of Oz prequel

THE SETUP: Years before a Kansas girl named Dorothy clicked her ruby slippers, a carny/con-man/magician (James Franco) with delusions of grandeur gets “blown” to a magical world of witches, emerald cities and flying monkeys. Will he prove to be a great man, or fail to even be a good one? THE THOUGHTS: Stories that are dripping […]

DVD Release Rundown: TED, Bourne and Nolan’s First

Mark Wahlberg Mila Kunas and a talking teddy bear

Today’s home releases cover a few movies you might be interested: one of the biggest comedies of the year, an attempt to keep a kickstart an action franchise and the continuing struggles of prehistoric cartoons. Now, to be honest, I haven’t seen the last one, which is the latest in the Ice Age series, so […]

Review: The Lovely Bones

Peter Jackson after death film

A good movie is not created by beautiful visuals and decent acting.  It also must include a fully realized script and emotional connections with its audience, both of which The Lovely Bones sorely lacks. Peter “Hobbit whore” Jackson has tried to cram a novel into a celluloid emotional journey of loss, fate and acceptance and […]