Our latest round-up of home video offerings takes a look at the new release of Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful, and new Blu-Rays for classics Medium Cool, National Lampoon's Vacation, Safety Last!, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, and... Airheads.
Oz the Great and Powerful isn’t a particularly great movie overall, but it’s never terribly unwatchable or even all that uninteresting or lacking in entertainment value. It’s the curious case of a film that just has a lot of missteps along the way that add up to an unsatisfactory whole. It's a whishy-washy, sanitized blockbuster that fails to be truly magical.
We sit down with actor, writer, and director Zach Braff to talk about his dual role in Sam Raimi's hotly anticipated Oz the Great and Powerful and working with Raimi on making another tale in one of cinema’s most iconic locations, the multimedia based nature of his performance as a talking and flying primate with a jaunty hat, his memories of the original Oz, and why there hasn’t really been a follow up yet to Garden State just yet.