Sunday, March 31, 2013

Oz - The Great and Powerful (2013)

Rated: PG - Runtime: 130 min
tesg's Rating: Two stars (out of four)

The opening credits are beautiful.  The black-and-white scenes show great promise.  Then the color scenes in Oz begin, and the movie goes to crap.  The CGI initially is awful and the dialogue falls flat.  I like how they ended it, but everything leading up led to moments of me wanting to walk out.

If they remake the original movie, I hope they play Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" when the bad witch, played here as a masterful conniving warrior, is killed by a falling house.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Rated: R - Runtime: 122 min
tesg's Rating: Three and one half stars (out of four)

I don't know if it was the fact that this is one of the angriest "romantic comedies" that made it so great, but it probably helped.