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“Oz: The Great and Powerful” featurette introduces the witches

It doesn’t reveal which of them will end up being the Wicked Witch of the West, though.

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“Oz: The Great and Powerful” poster reveals a Wicked Witch

But which actress portrays this witch? We still aren’t sure.

Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy

“The Bourne Legacy” trailer gives us a surprising amount of Jason Bourne

We also get a taste of Rachel Weisz and Oscar Isaac’s characters.

“Hey old man, you home tonight?”: Seven cinematic atheists. (photo)

“Hey old man, you home tonight?”: Seven cinematic atheists.

Friday sees the release of Alejandro Amenabar’s “Agora” (alliteration!), which stars Rachel Weisz as a philosopher/scientist and courageous atheist suffering at the hands of rabid Christians in fifth-century Alexandria. The Catholic Church, predictably, is not pleased: “Your film is going to awaken hatred against Christians in today’s society,” wrote Antonio Alonso Marcos, president of the […]

The Thin Line Between Lovely and Crazy (photo)

The Thin Line Between Lovely and Crazy

If you’re expecting Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus,” about how new South African president Nelson Mandela (played by Morgan Freeman) used the country’s rugby team as a way to bring the nation together, to be preachy and obvious, the film’s first and last scenes will fulfill your worst fears. Everything in between, however, comes smarter and more […]

Family Values (photo)

Family Values

A chamber piece resolutely devoid of flash and glitter, “Summer Hours” isn’t a film one would have anticipated from the director of such disparate provocations as “Irma Vep,” “Clean,” Demonlover” and “Boarding Gate.” Then again, Olivier Assayas’ new release is subtly provocative in its own right. Its willingness to lay out ideas about art and […]

Trailering: “Somers Town,” “The Brothers Bloom.”

There’s a trailer up for Shane Meadows’ sublimely small-scale “Somers Town” here. Here‘s my review of the film from Tribeca — for my money, it’s even better than Meadows’ last, “This is England,” taking up again with that film’s lead and great discovery, Thomas Turgoose. No U.S. distribution in sight, alas. And here’s a trailer […]