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'Oz': Neither Great Nor Powerful.

There are three reasons to see this prequel to the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz: the trio of witches played by Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. But James Franco, who stars as the wizard-in-the-making, disappoints — and the film as a whole is a bit snoozy.


A 'Titans' Remake, Clashing With Everything In Sight.

Clash of the Titans stars Avatar's Sam Worthington as Perseus and Ralph Fiennes as the malevolent god of the underworld, Hades. Critic David Edelstein says the new 3-D Clash — a remake of the 1981 epic original — "is not a train wreck: a train wreck would be more entertaining."


Wim Wender Returns to Germany for His New Film.

Film director Wim Wender. His films include "The American Friend," "Alice in the Cities" "Kings of the Road," and "Paris, Texas." Though his subject matter seems mundane, - a cross-country trip by two men in a van, a day in the life of a disgruntled soccer goalie - Wender shapes his stories into something much more deliberate and affecting. Wender's new film, set in his native Germany, is titled "Wings of Desire."


Beetle Juice Manages to Be Imaginative and Boring.

Film critic Stephen Schiff reviews "Beetle Juice," the supernatural comedy about a couple that moves into a Victorian home hoping to remodel it only to find it's inhabited by ghosts who abhor their chic urban tastes. It stars Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara and Alec Baldwin.

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