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June 14 DVDs
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  • MAN OF STEEL

    Henry Cavill (The Tudors, The Immortals) takes on the Superman in this IMAX/3D adventure.

 
  • 1. OZ THE GREAT AND THE POWERFUL:

    This prequel to The Wizard of Oz takes us back to Kansas in the days before the tornado dropped Dorothy into the intriguing land of Oz. We meet Oscar (James Franco), a small-time magician and ne’er-do-well whose constant scheming has him run out of town … in a balloon … which gets caught in a tornado, and guess where it lands? It’s in the land of Oz that he meets up with three witches, all of which play an important role in what follows. Franco’s performance didn’t do it for me, but the overall concept was certainly interesting, making this worth a look. Directed by Sam Raimi. Rated PG.

  • 2. HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS:

    There’s a lot of girl-power in this update to the Hansel & Gretel tale – what ever happened to them after they dumped the wicked witch into the over? All the answers are here as the brother-and-sister pair are now all grown up, and they continue to work to rid the world of bad creatures, witched, trolls, and the like. The Blood Moon is coming, and that promises the biggest trouble of all. Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, the Bourne Legacy) is Hansel, Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans) is his bounty-hunter sister. Great fun even though it looks like it wouldn’t be. Rated 14A (“R” in the U.S.).

  • 3. SNITCH:

    A very different role for Dwayne Johnson who plays this based-on-real-events husband and father … and trucking company owner – whose son has been jailed for his part in a drug deal. The premise, which is very real, has law enforcement offering a get-out-of-jail-free- card to those who rat out others in drug cases. Johnson’s character goes undercover for the DEA to get the goods on others so his son can be freed. No big heroics here, no big fights, one minor chase scene in a truck … just a good, solid story. Susan Sarandon also stars. Rated 14A.

  • OZ THE GREAT AND THE POWERFUL:

    Setting aside James Franco’s performance, this one has some charm. Because Warner Bros. owns the rights to the original, you’ll note that there is no yellow-brick-road – it has to be called by another name – and the witches look different to avoid copyright issues.

THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939):

Why not treat yourself and either rent or by the Blu-Ray, or download the HD edition and watch this classic without commercials.

  • THE INTERNSHIP

    Usual hijinks with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn working for Google … some funny scenes!

  • THE PURGE

    Scary sci-fi thriller that is worth seeing … but wait for the DVD/Download.

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