Is the great and powerful glow emanating from a yellow brick road the ultimate scene stealer? Or is the view getting better from the top of a beanstalk, where giants of the movie-manufactured kind reside? As Hollywood executives (and heartfelt writers) ask these questions, “Oz the Great and Powerful” continues to prove nothing beats a fabled road filled with mythical creatures where the man behind the iron curtain has emerged to do great and powerful box-office business. “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” struggles to be heard above “The Call” for quality female films as the “Spring Breakers” care only about fun in the sun. Following in their sunny path, a host of films open this weekend intent on eclipsing that money-making ball of light. Will they be worth the price of “Admission?”
For the hopeless romantics, “Love and “Honor” requests the loving honor of your presence at your local multiplex. “The Croods” prepare to take you on a prehistoric road trip to modern times, promising to produce honorable box office results. Can their archaic, animated ways lead all the way to #1? Just for fun, let’s throw a bit of politics and peril into the entertainment mix, where “Olympus has Fallen” but, fear not, wrestles to rise above the impressive competition.
How will the new guys compete with old-timer Oz?
From seaside days to starry nights, may your weekend rise to the entertaining occasion…