Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence. -IMDb
Peter Jackson and The Hobbit cast on ‘The Desolation Of Smaug’ —
Peter Jackson and his Hobbit cast tell us what they’re most excited about seeing in The Desolation Of Smaug (AKA The Hobbit: Part 2). Featuring Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Aidan Turner and more. -YT
A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world — and ours. -IMDb
‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ min-review by Steve Oatney —
Went with semi-low expectations, so I was not disappointed. Liked it, didn’t love it. Of course, it had great special-effects, but the characters were a bit flat, as was their dialogue and their individual story-arc journeys. I think kids will like it, regardless. I felt it was very much “in the vein” of the original Wizard of Oz, for which I must give director Sam Raimi kudos.
These were not my favorite roles for James Franco, Rachel Weisz, nor Mila Kunis, though I must admit that I liked seeing Zach Braff and Bruce Campbell in their small roles. Sadly, those two minuscule and empty roles were mostly wasted on the talents of Braff and Campbell. While children may enjoy Oz, I’d MUCH rather see a well-done, and dark toned, film adaptation of ‘Wicked,’ which may already be in the works…
The story of an elderly composer, Tom, who suffers from severe dementia. As he has had the disease for years and has regressed into childhood, he remembers practically nothing from his adult life. His music, friends, all his past including the memory of his daughter are a blur in his fragile mind. All he has left is the imagination of a ten year old boy. As he drifts away into coma, it seems impossible to get back what he has lost. Or is it? -IMDb