Posts tagged Oz the Great and Powerful
Coming home on 3D Blu-Ray and DVD on 1st July 2013 is Oz The Great and Powerful. Based on the books of Frank L Baum author of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ and directed by Sam Raimi ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ is certainly one of this years brightest fantasy adventures, for all of the family.
The story may lack the brains, heart and courage of the 1939 ‘The Wizard of Oz’, but it is still an enjoyable adventure none the less. Featuring James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a small-time magician who is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) he is reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz, and must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late.
James Franco is best known for being a jack of all trades. The California native is an award-winning actor and filmmaker, a college professor as well as an avid student, a prolific academic and mathematician, a serious painter and Huffington Post blogger, a published author and poet; the list goes on and on.
Franco dropped out of college to pursue his acting career, eventually landing one of the lead roles in the short-lived television series Freaks and Geeks, starring alongside future stars Jason Segel and Seth Rogen. Since then, Franco has grown into an accomplished professional. His intense dedication and seemingly unstoppable drive has pushed him further and further with every new project he undertakes. In honour of the UK release of his latest movie, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, here is a look back of some of the most memorable roles of his film career yet.
James Dean (2001) – James Dean