I’m not going to go on and on about how much I love The Wizard of Oz. All right thinking people love the 1939 classic. After the huge Broadway success of Wicked there was bound to be a modern film version that returns us to this wonderful land. At one point there were several different studio versions of the Wizard of Oz (prequels, sequels, alternative takes) in production. First out of the gate is Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful. While the name implies grandeur and delight, the movie fails to deliver.
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Ralph is the destructive bad guy in an 8-bit arcade game that’s celebrating its 30th Anniversary. The problem is that he’s not happy with his role. Wreck-It Ralph is the story of his search for something better – and possibly the best video game movie ever. The DVD release is lacking in extras (there are none), but the film is worthy of repeated viewing.
Disney’s surprise critical hit, Wreck It Ralph comes home to Blu-ray and DVD in multiple formats including Blu-ray 3D. We take a look at the Blu-ray 3D combo pack.
Sprinkle some pixie dust on your Blu-ray player. The 1953 Disney Classic, Peter Pan, finally flies to High Def (ok this sentence doesn’t quite work, but I’m sticking with it.) As a movie, Peter Pan is a bit too old fashioned for my taste, but it is a timeless story for a reason. It’s themes of loyalty; faith and the idea of eternal youth all wrapped up in the trappings of a swashbuckling fantasy works for a lot of people.
I know this may shock you but Tim Burton is weird! A strange, strange, man and his latest Animated film Frankenweenie is just another example of his disturbidness (is that a word? No? I’m going with it). His latest animated film is a black and white affair that is a retailing of the Frankenstein story with a Burton kid-friendly take.
Earlier today, I reviewed NBC’s entry in the new Fairytale wars Grimm. Now it’s time for me to look at ABC’s far superior concept Once Upon A Time. Both Grimm and Once Upon A Time are Crime Procedurals set in the world of Fairytales. While Grimm’s conceit is the fables are all “figurative” the folks over at ABC took a more literal approach.