The 1910 silent version of “The Wizard of Oz”
Not gonna lie, this looks exciting and maybe even hard to watch.
Prepare yourself for a ZomRomCom… yep, a zombie romantic comedy! This week’s second “Nicholas Hoult Can Do No Wrong” entry stars Hoult as a zombie who thinks, lurches, and sort of grunts his way into a relationship that might change his afterlife and that of the other undead.
Jeremy Renner seems to have leaped into a number of blockbuster roles rather early in his career - Mission, Impossible, The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy. But, as with many before him, he’s bound to have a dud or two in his resume despite the other high profile gigs he gets (see also: Halle Berry in Catwoman, Natalie Portman in Your Highness, and many, many others)
If I didn’t already love Nicholas Hoult’s movies, this one seems like it would do the trick. Jack the Giant Slayer takes the fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk to another level. Visually, this looks amazing especially the scene with fiery trees being hurled over the fortress walls.
The Wizard of Oz has been a favorite of many children for generations. It’s much more accessible these days since it plays every few months on cable. It’s spawned a number of spinoff books, the Broadway smashes Wicked & The Wiz (which I’m finally getting to see this summer), and even a dark and twisty sequel from the 80s (though it terrified me and maybe still does a little). Sam Raimi’s got one of two upcoming movies about the “Merry Old Land of Oz” a prequel that tells the tale of how the wizard arrived and the witches became good and wicked.
Having read through the basic plot of the book on which this film is based has me pretty excited. It’s essentially a series of six stories that span hundreds of years, but they are each connected to one another by some form of storytelling or letter. To further connect the segments, actors will each play multiple characters of various ages, ethnicities, and genders.
Release Date: October 26