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James Franco (left) appears as the wizard next to the character Finley, voiced by Zach Braff, in a scene from "Oz the Great and Powerful."
“Oz the Great and Powerful”
When shady circus magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is hurled away from Kansas into the wonderful Land of Oz, he thinks that fame and fortune are his for the taking. However, three witches — Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) — remain unconvinced that Oscar is the great wizard that the inhabitants of Oz need and expect.
The buzz: It suffers from some inconsistency and a deflated sense of wonder, but “Oz the Great and Powerful” still packs enough visual dazzle and clever wit to entertain.
Length: 127 min.
Times: 3D: 1:20 p.m., 2:25 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7 p.m.
Digital cinema: 11:25 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 6:10 p.m.