Oz the Great and Powerful

Widespread agreement that this is basically a family film, with PG ratings almost everywhere. There was a more adult thematic material than I was expecting, Marilyn the opening focus on Oscar’s womanizing and the subsequent consequences, but I suppose it’s nothing children need to be warned about. Look up ratings by agency.

The Movie Out Here

The Movie Out Here is a curious production. It’s a low-budget low-brow comedy, where beer is essential to the plot, yet everyone drinks responsibly. Filmed and set in British Columbia, it is only being distributed in Western Canada. No surprise to learn that it was made by the same company that makes commercials for the… Continue reading The Movie Out Here

Identity Thief

Once upon a time, road movies were all about breaking free of social constraints. There were cool cars, a sex scene or two, some crashes, and a nihilistic ending (that’ll teach you to rebel and be free). Then along came Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Midnight Run, essentially conservative road films about restoring social order.… Continue reading Identity Thief