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Is ‘Oz’ Really So Wonderful? We’ll Tell You!

Posted By Bill Newcott On March 8, 2013 @ 10:21 am In Entertainment | Comments Disabled

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James Franco and Mila Kunis in Oz the Great and Powerful


We’re inching closer to the big spring movie season, and the first entry comes this weekend: Oz the Great and Powerful, a prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, which became an annual viewing experience in the homes of many a boomer during their growing up years.

We’ve got a review of the new movie¬†here [2]¬†and you can see clips from it on my new YouTube Movies for Grownups Show [3]:

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The weekend’s sleeper selection is Emperor [5], starring Tommy Lee Jones as General Douglas MacArthur during the first days of the Allied occupation of Japan. You can see clips from it tonight at 8 p.m. on my new Movies for Grownups Presents show on RLTV (find a station here) [6]. I’ll also preview new movies on DVD and Video on Demand-and then I’ll introduce a screening of my favorite Fred Astaire movie, Royal Wedding [7]. It’s the one where Fred dances with a hat stand … and goes traipsing across the ceiling!

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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[2] here: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/movies-for-grownups/info-03-2013/a-new-adventure-down-the-yellow-brick-road.html

[3] YouTube Movies for Grownups Show: http://www.youtube.com/user/Moviesforgrownups

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[5] Emperor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Is8hvLPHk

[6] Movies for Grownups Presents show on RLTV (find a station here): http://www.rl.tv/shows/movies-for-grownups/

[7] Fred Astaire movie, Royal Wedding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOlKVltwhm4

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