Tag: James Franco

Trailer Trash — Oz: The Great and Powerful Looks Ridiculously Awesome

Trailer Trash — Oz: The Great and Powerful Looks Ridiculously Awesome

Movies
I never believed that we needed to have another Wizard of Oz film adaptation. The Judy Garland film is still one of the best movies ever made, and there certainly is no shortage of books to explore L. Frank Baum's wonderful world even further. But after seeing the first trailer for Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful, I'm ready to rock. I really hope I'm not wrong on this, but I think this is going to be completely awesome. I'm so glad Sam Raimi is directing this, and I'm totally intrigued with James Franco as Oz/Oscar Diggs. While Robert Downey, Jr. would have done an excellent job, Franco conveys that sense of wry detachment that I think the character needs. Then there's the triple casting win of Mila Kunis, Rachel Weiz, and Michelle Williams as the three witches of Oz. ...
Trailer Trash — 13 Assassins, Thor, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Trailer Trash — 13 Assassins, Thor, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Movies
I don’t have time to go to the movies much any more. So instead I’m going to just review some new and upcoming films based solely on their trailers. Because let’s face it, most movies only have about two or three minutes’ worth of good material anyway. 13 Assassins (Jûsan-nin no shikaku) I don't care if I have to bring my reading glasses, this looks cool. I can't help but think that this is a just a Samurai version of 300 (this...is... Kyoto!!!) but that's cool. Lots of yelling, swordplay, and explosions. What's not to love? Thor OK, is there a movie that Natalie Portman isn't in this year? Thor was probably my favorite comic book character growing up -- I followed him with slavish devotion both in his solo series and as part of the Avengers -- so there's already some bu