I'd heard that it lingered in some parts and that the matching of James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams were off-the-charts wrong and that the whole story's alignment with its predecessor was a total failure but I admit, I was totally wrong.
This movie will be a classic; one our children, our children's children, and even their children will enjoy and talk about for years to come. The movie is a prequel at its best, laying out for us everything we would need to know to understand L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
James Franco, the Energizer bunny of actors, plays Oscar Diggs, a small-time magician in a second-rate traveling circus first seen doing his show to a small crowd in the black-and-white Kansas of the early 20th Century.
It is of course true that in politics the perception of power translates into the reality of power. The problem is that once it becomes clear that you're all hat and no cattle, the myth of power rapidly collapses into a pile of dust. That is exactly what is happening to the NRA.
With 2012 marking the 90th birthday of Judy Garland, there's a special way to celebrate, at West Hollywood's French Market Showroom with acclaimed tribute artist Peter Mac as a triumphant 1960s-era Judy Garland.