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March 7, 2013

Movie preview: “Oz: The Great and Powerful”

Rated: PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language

Running time: 2 hr 11 min

Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff

Plot: Shady illusionist Oscar Diggs enchants curious audiences at a Kansas circus. When he is inexplicably transported to the wondrous world of Oz, he encounters three witches who pose him an awesome challenge: root out a ruinous force of evil that threatens to destroy the entire kingdom, and become the great leader that the population has been waiting for. Should Oscar succeed in summoning the necessary sorcery and creativity to deliver the land from darkness, he will forever be known as the Wizard of Oz.

 

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