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Saturday, March 9, 2013

In Theaters: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL and DEAD MAN DOWN

Oz the Great and Powerful and Dead Man Down

New movies opening today, March 9, 2013, in theaters:

  • OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG)
  • DEAD MAN DOWN (R)

Read more after the jump.


OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL



Official Synopsis

Disney’s fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful", directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry — Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

Film Details

oz the great and powerful final poster
  • Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff

  • Director: Sam Raimi

  • Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

  • Running Time: 130 min.

  • Rating: PG, for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 60% (106 fresh, 71 rotten, score: 5.9/10).
  • Metacritic: 44 out of 100 (10 positive, 20 mixed, 9 negative).




DEAD MAN DOWN


Noomi Rapace and Colin Farrell Star in Dead Man Down

Official Synopsis

Following the cinematic phenomenon “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” acclaimed filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev and brooding beauty Noomi Rapace reunite for another thrilling tale of vengeance. Colin Farrell joins the prestigious team as brave enforcer Victor, right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City. He seeks to avenge the death of his wife and daughter caused by his boss. When his employer is threatened by a mysterious killer, Victor also becomes detective. Victor is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a victim turned avenger whose intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis. From producer Neal Moritz (The Fast and the Furious franchise, I Am Legend) and Joel Wyman (Fringe, Keen Eddie) comes a triumphant action thriller, a powerful portrait of the relationship between two people caught in the crosshairs of revenge.

Film Details

Dead Man Down Movie Poster
  • Starring: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper, Isabelle Huppert

  • Director: Niels Arden Oplev

  • Genre: Thriller, Crime, Action, Drama

  • Running Time: 110 min.

  • Rating: R, for violence, language throughout and a scene of sexuality


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 39% (21 fresh, 33 rotten, score: 5.1/10).
  • Metacritic: 42 out of 100 (2 positive, 9 mixed, 6 negative).