Movie Review: Oz The Great and Powerful

STARRING: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff, Joey King, Bill Cobbs, Tony Cox, Abigail Spencer, Bruce Campbell WRITTEN BY: Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire DIRECTED BY: Sam Raimi A long time ago, in a galaxy far far… in Kansas, there lived a man named Oscar (James Franco) who was a hack magician that dreamed of being greater than he currently was. Then, in came a tornado that sweeps him away, leaving behind his assistant (Zach Braff), and two girls he might like to sleep with (Abigail Spencer/Michelle Williams) only to find himself in the magical land … Continue reading Movie Review: Oz The Great and Powerful

TV Critics Choice Awards

The Critics Choice awards have announced their nominees for this past season. I’m pretty happy across the board with these: Best Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory, Louie, The Middle, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Veep Best Actor In A Comedy: Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Louie CK (Louie), Jake Johnson (New Girl), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) Best Actress In A Comedy: Laura Dern (Enlightened), Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Lena Dunham (Girls), Sutton Foster (Bunheads), Julia Louise Dreyfuss (Veep), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) Best Supporting Actor In a Comedy: … Continue reading TV Critics Choice Awards


This is just a quick review of a show I checked out recently, Rectify. It’s the first effort at a scripted series from The Sundance Channel (which is owned by AMC). Rectify stars Aden Young as Daniel Holden, a man recently released from prison after 19 years on death row, after DNA testing exonerates him. His sister Amantha (Abigail Spener) was always a strong supporter of her brother’s innocence. His mom Janet (J. Smith-Cameron) is glad to have her son back. Since then, she’s married Ted Sr. (Bruce McKinnon), and inherited his son Ted Jr. (Clayne Crawford) and his wife … Continue reading Rectify