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I'm glad they didn't return him back to Kansas like they did with Dorothy in the original. I'm also glad they didn't do a fast forward and show a house falling and killing Evanora, but I would have liked to have seen some reference to ruby slippers. I can also imagine how much more awesome the finale would have been had I seen it in 3D.
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On this St. Patrick's Day Sunday, I took the family to see Oz The Great And Powerful. This was my son's first time at a feature-length movie and he did great. My kids and especially my wife are big, big fans of The Wizard of Oz so they were really... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2013 at Unvarnished Reviews
I don't always like Tarantino movies. I loved Pulp Fiction, enjoyed Inglorious Basterds but hated Kill Bill (both volumes). Django Unchained looked good and had a great cast so I figured I'd give it a try. I was not disappointed. Set in the 1800s, Christoph Waltz plays Dr. King Schultz a dentist turned bounty hunter and although his portrayal wasn't all that different than his character in Inglorious Basterds, it was very good. Jamie Foxx plays the titular character Django, a slave who at first was simply supposed to help point out some nasty characters, collect some bounty and earn his freedom, but he proved rather good at killing so he and Schultz became partners. Along the way, Schultz learns that Django and his wife were separated when they were sold off as slaves. Schultz decides to help Django get his wife back which leads them to Calvin Candie, played by DiCaprio, owner of the Candy-land plantation. Samuel L. Jackson expertly plays Stephen, Calvin's man Friday. The dialogue from Schultz was excellent and very entertaining. I don't t think the movie would have been quite so much fun without his eloquent nature. After seeing and loving The Avengers last summer, I was truly impressed when Samuel L. Jackson appeared as the cantankerous white-haired old man, Stephen. Nothing at all like his portrayal of Nick Fury. In my opinion, Samuel L. Jackson stole the show, or as you put it, every scene he was in. I do question all of the foul language. I didn't mind it, I just wondered if they really used it back then or if it was just Tarantino being colorful. Was the movie violent? Hell yeah. Over the top? Certainly. Did it detract from the movie? Not in the least. I'm I concerned that this level of violence may give some loon ideas in the real world? That's ridiculous. Would I see it again? Definitely.
Good review. As a fan of the books I have steered clear of this movie. I'm not so afraid that Cruise will be a bad Jack Reacher, I just don't want the vision of Cruise in my head when I read the next novel.
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Now that I finally have a Blu-Ray player, I decided to check out a Blu-Ray DVD from the library. All I found that I was somewhat interested in was Moneyball. However, my wife took a look and spotted American Reunion. We have seen the first three movies in this series... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at Unvarnished Reviews
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On Black Friday my wife Laura and I took our 7-year-old daughter Hannah to see Disney's Wreck-It Ralph. I must say I was very pleased with the movie, as were both my wife and daughter. The actors providing the voices to the lead characters were spot on. John C Reilly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at Unvarnished Reviews
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