Tag: Sam Raimi

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. ...
Spider-Man 3 swings, baby!

Spider-Man 3 swings, baby!

Movies
This summer's movie season promises to be good enough to lure me to the theaters at least a few times more than I typically go in a year. Between the next Harry Potter movie, the final installment in the Bourne trilogy, and even the upcoming Halloween remake, I'm set for the year. But up first is perhaps the biggest of them all - Spider-Man 3. I'll get right to the point - there is a reason this movie made an estimated $148 million in its first weekend. It builds on the strengths of the first two, and has the powerful climactic impact George Lucas wishes Revenge of the Sith would've had. Even at a beefy 140 minutes, SM3 never seems drawn out or bloated. I've read some reviews that complained about the overly long and extended ending, but those are obviously written by half-wits. A...